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Medal Test Results - May 2017









12 Medal Tests Danced

11 Honours Passes; 1 Highly Commended Pass


          Leanne Vuletich Dancing Waltz                                            From Left - John Fell, Mary Evans, Shaun Bingley, Megan De Lorm, Brian Sears

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 and Latin American Medal Test exams held in May. He awarded 11 honours passes and 1 highly commended pass.

With each dance being judged out of a possible 100 marks, the top placing went to Leanne Vuletich in her Gold Bar Ballroom  exam which was a public performance. She gained an impressive 98 for Waltz, 98 for Foxtrot, 95 for Tango and 97 for Quickstep.

Second highest mark went to Mary Evans in her Gold Star Ballroom exam which was a public performance. She gained an 92 for Waltz, 95 for Foxtrot, 91 for Tango, 92 for Quickstep and 95 for Viennese Waltz. She also gained the third highest marks dancing her Gold Bar Modern Ballroom Sequence (New Vogue Style) exam.

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 Star Ballroom

Senior -           Honours - Mary Evans

Gold Bar Ballroom

Adult -             Honours - Leanne Vuletich

Gold Bar New Vogue

Senior -           Honours - Mary Evans

Advanced Silver New Vogue

Senior -            Honours - John Fell

Elementary Silver New Vogue

Senior -           Highly Commended - Danny Dyer

Elementary Silver Latin American

Adult -             Honours - Ariana Saunt

Advanced Bronze Ballroom

Adult -             Honours - Brian Sears

Advanced Bronze New Vogue

Adult -             Honours - Brian Sears

Elementary Bronze New Vogue

Adult -             Honours - Shaun Bingley, Megan deLorm, Brian Sears

Elementary Bronze Latin American

Senior -           Honours - Patricia Clarke