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Medal Test Results - July 2016









21 Medal Tests Danced

20 Honours Passes; 1 Highly Commended Pass


          Mary Evans Dancing Samba                                            From Left - Mary Evans, Jason De Lorm, Megan De Lorm, Shaun Bingley

                                                                                                   Lynda Langridge, Mike Jones, Kathy Wallace, Sheryl Bradley, Gloria Bruni.

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 July. He awarded 20 honours passes and 1 highly commended pass.

With each dance being judged out of a possible 100 marks, the top placing went to Mary Evans in her Gold Bar Latin American exam which was a public performance. She gained an impressive 96 for Rumba, 97 for Samba, 97 for Cha Cha Cha and 97 for Jive. She also gained the third highest marks dancing her Advanced Gold New Vogue exam.

Second highest mark went to Dave Eskildsen in his Silver Bar Modern Ballroom Sequence (New Vogue Style) exam with 95 for Barclay Blues, 95 for Tracey Leigh Waltz, 95 for La Bomba and 96 for Gypsy Tap.

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 Latin American

Senior -           Honours - Mary Evans

Advanced Gold  New Vogue

Senior -           Honours - Mary Evans

Elementary Gold New Vogue

Senior -           Honours - Ann-Marie Petty

Silver Bar Latin American

Adult -             Honours - Tracy Tobin

Silver Bar New Vogue

Senior -           Honours - Dave Eskildsen, Leanne Vuletich

Elementary Silver Ballroom

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

Senior -           Honours - Gloria Bruni

Elementary Silver Latin American

Adult -             Honours - Shaun Bingley, Megan deLorm

Adult -             Highly Commended - Jason DeLorm

Advanced Bronze Ballroom

Adult -             Honours - Sheryl Bradley

Advanced Bronze New Vogue

Adult -            Honours - Mike Jones, Kathy Wallace

Elementary Bronze Ballroom

Adult -            Honours - Sheryl Bradley

Senior -          Honours - Lynda Langridge

Elementary Bronze Latin American

Adult -            Honours - Sheryl Bradley

Elementary Bronze New Vogue

Adult -            Honours - Kathy Wallace