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Medal Test Results - December 2011









25 Medal Tests Danced

24 Honours, 1 Highly Commended

Whangarei’s Mary Evans scored an impressive 95 percent for Quickstep, 94 percent for Waltz and 94 percent for Foxtrot in her 3 dance Advanced Bronze Ballroom test during Ballroom and Latin American medal tests conducted in December for InStep Dance Studio pupils by Federal Association of Dance Teachers Examiner Maurice Taylor, of Auckland.

Equal highest mark went to Ruakaka teenager Sarah Buckland with 95 percent for Quickstep, 94 percent for Waltz in her Elementary Silver Ballroom test.

Out of a total of 25 tests danced in Elementary and Advanced Bronze, and Silver levels, 24 honours passes were awarded.

The Whangarei dance studio, run by Chris and Anne Leitch, has an enviable record – 98.2 percent of the 685 medal tests danced over the last 5 years have passed with either an honours or highly commended pass.

The adjudicator, Mr Maurice Taylor is a former world top 10 professional competitor, and Fellow and Examiner of the Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing.

Mr Taylor said he was very impressed with the high standard of dancing and this showed the quality of training the candidates had received.

The results are below:-

 Elementary Bronze Ballroom

 Adult -       Honours - Catalina Gomez Bonifanti

 Senior -     Honours - Jill  Martin                                                          

 Elementary Bronze Latin American

Adult -       Honours - Catalina Gomez Bonifanti, Dwayne Collecutt 

Senior -     Honours - Jill  Martin                                                                  

Elementary Bronze New Vogue

Senior -     Honours - Silke Magens-Groot

Advanced Bronze Ballroom

Adult -       Honours – Lillian Fielding, Lucy Wojcik, Catalina Gomez Bonifanti, Dwayne Collecutt

Senior -     Honours - Mary Evans                                        

Advanced Bronze Latin American

Adult -       Honours - Lillian Fielding, Felicity  Green, Lucy Wojcik

                    Highly Commended - Catalina Gomez Bonifanti

Senior -     Honours - Mary Evans, Muriel Chittenden                        

Elementary Silver Ballroom

Adult -       Honours - Sarah Buckland, Avalon Andrews

Senior -     Honours - Brendon O'Sullivan, Audrey O'Callaghan

Elementary Silver New Vogue

Adult -       Honours - Christine Taylor

Advanced Silver Ballroom

Senior -     Honours - Ann-Marie Petty

Advanced Silver New Vogue

Senior -     Honours - Diane McKearney

Advanced Silver Bar Ballroom

Adult -        Honours - Lee Cocurullo