Sunday 3 March 2019

Results - 9 & 10 Years Premiership

9 Years Premiership
1st Cadence Woelms Walton Studio
2nd Matilda Gold Walton Studio
3rd Molly Van Der Weegen Walton Studio
4th Keira Chapple Halloran Academy
5th Luca Bella  Solomons Walton Studio
6th Chloe OBrien FGMA
7th Adela Chrostowski FGMA
8th Amelia Smith Higgins
10 Years Premiership
1st Penelope Armbruster Walton Studio
2nd Niamh McDonagh Halloran Academy
3rd Cara Mirco FGMA
4th Poppy Stirrat McBrearty Academy
5th Ellexis Hanley Halloran Academy

Last section for the day about to start...

Here are some photos from earlier :) . And we are running early!!!

Results - 6 Years Premiership

6 Years Premiership
1st Maisie Brown Higgins
2nd Ruby Masters Higgins
3rd Eili Considine Sheard Academy
4th Molly LeMaire Penrith Gaels Maher
5th Scarlett Horne Higgins
6th Evelyn Bickerstaff Spreagadh na Rince
7th Isla Behrens Walton Studio

Results - 7 & 8 Years Premiership

7 Years Premiership
1st Sheena King Halloran Academy
2nd Ailie McDonagh Halloran Academy
3rd Rose Montgomery Higgins
4th Olivia Hogben Sydney Academy
5th Isabel Li Rince Le Nor
8 Years Premiership
1st Indigo  Hawkins Halloran Academy
2nd Piper Hough Halloran Academy
3rd Keira  O'Dwyer Dwyer Whelan Studio
4th Aoibhe Carty Dwyer Whelan Studio
=5th Eabha Morrissey Sheard Academy
=5th Clodagh Canning Penrith Gaels Maher
7th Claire Turner Reilly Studio

Technology update

ChaosCentral is experimenting with a Canon EOS M50 ( to explore its capabilities when using the EF lenses used on the DSLRs we usually use.  Key learnings so far:

  • using the larger EF lenses with a tiny camera body feels very strange;
  • using face-detect for the presentation shots makes focusing more simple, but causes "image in the frame" centering problems as we adapt to having the focus point move around rather than being fixed;
  • EVF v OVF increases visual lag, minimal but noticeable;
  • AI Servo tracking with multi-shot and face detection works extremely well once a target face is acquired, works less well when multiple faces are in a group or moving in and out of a group, it tries to select the "best" face rather than the one the photographer may want;
  • image quality is excellent at f2.8, 1/400, ISO 100 up to ISO 1600;
  • with all the detection/focus-tracking options set on, battery life is not good, probably 300 shots, that means one battery per section!
There is no intention of using the M50 for action shots, but it does an exceptional job for presentation shots when used with EF lenses.  More details as the experimentation continues...

Welcome to Sunday at the AIDA Graded & St Patrick's Day Premiership

A beautiful sunny day greets us as we enjoy the dancing from the younger age groups.

In breaking fashion news, ChaosCentral and Gerry Ellerby both arrived in the same outfit - one of will have to leave the Ball!!!

Saturday 2 March 2019

Results - 13 & 14 Years Premiership

13 Years Premiership
1st Trinity Woelms Walton Studio
2nd Rachel French Halloran Academy
3rd Mia Thomas Halloran Academy
=4th Roisin Carey Dwyer Whelan Studio
=4th Francesca Kyral Walton Studio
6th Hannah Dale Creer McGahan Lees
7th Jade Dacey Sydney Academy
14 Years Premiership
1st Imogen Ryan McBrearty Academy
2nd Danah Pham Halloran Academy
3rd Brooke Mackenzie Cox Academy
4th Brianna  Ross Spreagadh na Rince
5th Anna Burke Reilly Studio
6th Amoretta Rourke Spreagadh na Rince

The day's final age group and its watchers...

Results, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 & Over Premierships

15 Years Premiership
1st Ailie Russell McBrearty Academy
2nd Connie Sutton Walton Studio
3rd Aidee Doyle Reilly Studio
4th Ellie Stoubidis FGMA
5th Olivia  Maljevac  Dwyer Whelan Studio
6th Grace Stevens Cox Academy
16 Years Premiership
1st Roisin Hayes FGMA
2nd Mikayla White Halloran Academy
17 Years Premiership
1st Will Limbrey Brosnan Academy
2nd Elliot Sutton Walton Studio
3rd Molly Kingham-Convey Walton Studio
4th Rachel Vella Penrith Gaels Maher
5th Madeline Osbon McBrearty Academy
18 Years Premiership
1st Roisin Bolwell FGMA
2nd Roisin McHale Cox Academy
3rd Rachel White Halloran Academy
4th Brendan Tracey Carroll Studio
5th Ysabel Hardge Penrith Gaels Maher
19 Years Premiership
1st Luke Chaumont Walton Studio
2nd Annie Devine Brosnan Academy
3rd Georgia Butler Creer McGahan Lees
4th Sarah  Neasy Claddagh Academy
20 Years & OverPremiership
1st Sarah Robinson McBrearty Academy
2nd Tamara Flynn Penrith Gaels Maher
3rd Emily  Harmon Dwyer Whelan Studio
4th Jordan Walter Halloran Academy
5th Kyra Webb FGMA
6th Bernadette Neasy Claddagh Academy

Feis faces...

Results - 11 & 12 Years Premierships

11 Years Open Premiership
1st Ciara Kingham-Convey Walton Studio
2nd Brianna Woelms Walton Studio
3rd Pheonix Cooper FGMA
4th Gabrielle  Rothfield Sydney Academy
5th Olra Turner Reilly Studio
6th Isaaq Rao McBrearty Academy
7th Heidi Chapple Halloran Academy
8th Milla Costin Higgins
9th Yarra  Jackson McBrearty Academy
12 Years Open Premiership
1st Mia Robinson Halloran Academy
2nd Ella Kennedy McBrearty Academy
3rd Alannah Lock Higgins
4th Eimear  Lucey Dwyer Whelan Studio
5th Emily Guerrera McBrearty Academy
6th Jenna  Murphy McBrearty Academy
7th Sophie Salvo Halloran Academy

Premierships well on their way...

Marshalling scenes...

Playing with new technology...Canon EOS M50 with the Canon EF 70-200 f2.8 IS MkII lens attached...not a bad mix of technology and the M50 seems to take nice snaps :)

Dancing schedule for the weekend

We have vendors too!

Welcome to the 2019 AIDA NSW Graded Competition & St Patrick's Day Premiership

A new dancing year has landed and ChaosCentral is, once again, trialling new technology to bring you the best possible experience...or something like that :)

The NSW dancing year starts with this competition and we are at the Blacktown RSL, a venue known for plentiful parking, a great dancing stage and copious food and drinks.  Although the autumn sky is cloudy and threatening outside, it will still reach a mild 30C...perhaps.

And on to the competition details...

Our adjudicator is Bernadette Weeks ADCRG, and music is by e/i Device...