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Medal Test Results - December 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 Medal Tests Danced

29 Honours Passes; 2 Highly Commended Passes

From left - Brian Sears, Gloria Bruni, Dorothy Gatland, Shaun Bingley, Mary Evans, Julian deBeer, Jason De Lorm, Megan De Lorm, Felicity Green

Pupils from Whangarei’s InStep Dance Studio were examined by Federal Association of Dance Teachers Examiner Maurice Taylor, of Auckland, in the latest round of Ballroom Medal Test exams held in December. He awarded 29 honours passes and 2 highly commended passes.

With each dance being judged out of a possible 100 marks, the top placing went to Leanne Vuletich in her Advanced Gold Ballroom exam. She gained an impressive 95 for Waltz, 94 for Tango, 96 for Foxtrot and 96 for Quickstep.

Second highest mark went to Mary Evans with 94 for Waltz, 93 for Tango, 95 for Foxtrot and 95 for Quickstep in her Gold Bar Ballroom exam which was a public performance.

Mr Taylor was the youngest ever examiner appointed in Australasia and is a former world top 10 professional competitor and Fellow and Examiner of the Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing.

Mr Taylor said the standard of dancing seemed to get better each year with some of the higher level medals at a top standard. This showed the quality of training the candidates had received.

The results are below:-

Gold Bar Ballroom

Senior -           Honours - Mary Evans

Advanced Gold  Ballroom

Adult -             Honours - Leanne Vuletich

Elementary Gold Ballroom

Senior -           Honours - Diane McKearney

Elementary Gold New Vogue

Senior -           Honours - Mary Evans

Silver Bar Latin American

Adult -             Honours - Alison Ru

Elementary Silver Ballroom

Junior -           Honours - Ariana Saunt

Adult -             Honours - Tyler Payne

Elementary Silver New Vogue

Senior -           Honours - Julian deBeer, Bella Thompson

Senior -           Highly Commended - John Fell

Bronze Bar Ballroom

Adult -             Honours - Shaun Bingley, Megan deLorm, Jason DeLorm

Bronze Bar Latin American

Adult -             Honours - Shaun Bingley, Megan deLorm

Adult -             Highly Commended - Jason deLorm

Bronze Bar New Vogue

Senior -           Honours - John Fell

Advanced Bronze Ballroom

Senior -           Honours - Gloria Bruni

Advanced Bronze Latin American

Junior -          Honours - Ariana Saunt

Adult -            Honours - Tyler Payne

Advanced Bronze New Vogue

Adult -            Honours - Felicity Green 

Elementary Bronze Ballroom

Adult -            Honours - Emily Williams

Senior -          Honours - John Fell, Dorothy Gatland, Lynda Martin, Brian Sears

Elementary Bronze Latin American

Adult -            Honours - Emily Williams

Senior -          Honours - Dorothy Gatland, Lynda Martin, Brian Sears

Elementary Bronze New Vogue

Adult -            Honours - Felicity Green