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Medal Test Results - June 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 Medal Tests Danced

31 Honours passes

Pupils from Whangarei’s  InStep Dance Studio were all awarded honours passes by Federal Association of Dance Teachers Examiner Maurice Taylor, of Auckland, in the latest round of Ballroom Medal Test Exams, held at the end of June.

With each dance being judged out of a possible 100 marks, the top placing went to Virginia Stanaway in her advanced Gold Latin American exam. She gained an impressive 96 for Rumba, 95 for Samba, 94 for Cha Cha Cha and 93 for Jive.

Second highest mark went to Sara Liao with 95 for Cha Cha Cha and 96 for Jive in her Elementary Bronze Latin American test exam.

Ngapoko Ashford took third spot in her Advanced Bronze Latin American test with 90 for Rumba, 94 for Cha Cha Cha, and 96 for Jive.

Mr Taylor is considered the country's top examiner 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 and it was rare for him to award honours passes to all dancers. This showed the quality of training the candidates had received.

The results are below:-

Elementary Gold Latin American

Adult -             Honours - Virginia Stanaway 

Elementary Gold Ballroom

Senior -           Honours - Mary Evans

Elementary Gold Latin American

Senior -           Honours - Mary Evans

Silver Bar Ballroom

Adult -             Honours – Felicity Green 

Silver Bar Latin American

Adult -             Honours – Kathy Wallace 

Silver Bar New Vogue

Adult -             Honours – Sally Jesen 

Advanced Silver Latin American

Adult -             Honours – Tracey Tobin

Advanced Silver New Vogue

Senior -           Honours – Muriel Chittenden

Elementary Silver Ballroom

Adult -              Honours – Adele Croucher

Elementary Silver Latin American

Adult -              Honours - Adele Croucher

Elementary Silver New Vogue

Adult -              Honours – Leanne Vuletich

Senior -           Honours - Mary Evans

Advanced Bronze Ballroom

Adult -             Honours -  Jason deLorm,  Alison Ru, Sara Liao

Senior -           Honours – Ngapoko Ashford

Advanced Bronze Latin American

Adult -             Honours - Alison Ru, Sara Liao

Senior -           Honours – Ngapoko Ashford

Advanced Bronze New Vogue

Senior -           Honours – Anne-Marie Petty

Elementary Bronze Ballroom

Junior -           Honours – Tania Wilson

Adult -             Honours -  Tyler Payne, Sara Liao

Senior -           Honours – Alison Lazenby, Gina-Maria Weigel

Elementary Bronze Latin American

Junior -           Honours – Tania Wilson

Adult -             Honours -  Tyler Payne, Sara Liao

Senior -           Honours – Alison Lazenby, Gina-Maria Weigel

Elementary Bronze New Vogue

Senior -           Honours – Anne-Marie Petty