Merrifield’s talented dancers and actors have been busy. Grade 5 student Hlonela Mrwetyana performed (acting, dancing & modelling) at The International ARTS Talent Showcase on 31 October in Johannesburg and received callbacks on all her three categories. She was invited to perform at the IMTA Convention in New York in July next year.
 
Grade 9 student Paige Collins did six graded dancing exams in October and November. Her marks are as follows: Grade 6 RAD ballet exam – Distinction 82%; Interfound Foundation RAD ballet exam – Distinction 80%; SABOD Silver Star tap exam – Distinction over 90%; SABOD Level 8 hip hop exam – Distinction over 90%; SABOD Level 9 hip hop exam – Distinction over 90%; and Dancecor Grade 8 modern exam – Distinction 100%. She was also awarded 4 trophies: Senior Graded Ballet Dancer; Senior Modern Dancer; The Most Dedicated Dancer and Overall Senior Performer.