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Medal Test Results

 74% of 995 Tests Awarded  Honours; 25% Awarded Highly Commended

May 2017

12 Medal Tests Danced

11 Honours

1 Highly Commended

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July 2016

21 Medal Tests Danced

20 Honours

1 Highly Commended

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December 2015

31 Medal Tests Danced

29 Honours

2 Highly Commended

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June 2015

28 Medal Tests Danced

23 Honours

5 Highly Commended

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December 2014

22 Medal Tests Danced

22 Honours

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June 2014

31 Medal Tests Danced

31 Honours

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December 2013

39 Medal Tests Danced

38 Honours

1 Highly Commended

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June 2013

35 Medal Tests Danced

25 Honours

10 Highly Commended

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December 2012

49 Medal Tests Danced

37 Honours

12 Highly Commended

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June 2012

42 Medal Tests Danced

25 Honours

17 Highly Commended

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December 2011

25 Medal Tests Danced

24 Honours

1 Highly Commended

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September 2011

47 Medal Tests Danced

44 Honours

1 Highly Commended

2 Commended

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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.

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20 honours passes and 1 highly commended pass were awarded by Federal Association of Dance Teachers Examiner Maurice Taylor, of Auckland, in the latest round of Ballroom Medal Test exams held in July.

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 in 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.

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The top placing in December's Medal Tests 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.

Federal Association of Dance Teachers Examiner Maurice 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.

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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 June.

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

Second highest mark went to Mary Evans with 93 for Rumba, 93 for Samba, 94 for Cha Cha and 95 for Jive in her advanced Gold Latin American exam. She gained third spot 93, 92, 91, 94 for the 4 dances of her Silver Bar New Vogue Sequence exam.

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Federal Association of Dance Teachers Examiner Maurice Taylor of Auckland awarded the top placing to Virginia Stanaway in her advanced Gold Ballroom exam. She gained an impressive 95 for Waltz, 95 for Tango, 96 for Foxtrot and 96 for Quickstep in dance medal exams held at in December.

Second highest mark went to Mary Evans with 94 for Waltz, 94 for Tango, 95 for Foxtrot and 96 for Quickstep in her advanced Gold Ballroom exam. She gained third spot 95, 95, 93, for the 3 dances of her Advanced Silver New Vogue Sequence exam.

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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.

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Whangarei dancer Mary Evans scored an impressive honours pass for all three of her dancing medal tests 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. Her marks were 96 for Jive, 95 for Cha Cha Cha, 93 for Samba, and 94 for Rumba in her Silver Bar Latin American test.

 For the three dances in her Advanced Bronze New Vogue test she was awarded 96, 95, 94, and her Silver Bar Ballroom test gained her marks of 95 for Quickstep, 94 for Foxtrot, 94 for Waltz, and 90 for Tango.

Running a close second were Misty Pearce and Virginia Stanaway. Virginia was awarded 95 for Jive and 95 for Rumba in her Elementary Gold Latin American test, and Misty 95 for Rumba, 95 for Cha Cha Cha, and 95 for Jive in her Advanced Bronze Latin American test.

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An impressive 97 out of a possible 100 marks for Jive gave Ngapoko Ashford top place and an honours pass in her Elementary Bronze Latin American test. For her second dance, the Cha Cha Cha, she gained 95 marks.  Ngapoko also gained an honours pass, and fourth highest marks, for her Elementary Bronze Ballroom test with 96 for Foxtrot and 94 for Waltz.

Second highest mark went to Mary Evans with 96 for Waltz, 96 for Tango, and 95 for Quickstep in her Advanced Silver Ballroom test.

A close third was Amy Clements with 95 for Rumba, 95 for Cha Cha Cha and 96 for Jive in her Advanced Bronze Latin American test.

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Whangarei dancer Lee Cocurullo scored an impressive honours pass for all four dances in her Silver Bar Latin American test during Ballroom and Latin American medal tests conducted on December 8th for InStep Dance Studio pupils by Federal Association of Dance Teachers Examiner Maurice Taylor, of Auckland. Her marks were 95 for Jive, 94 for Cha Cha Cha, 94 for Samba, and 93 for Rumba.

Second highest mark went to Renee Kalkoff with 94 for Jive and 92 for Cha Cha in her Elementary Bronze Latin American test.

Third highest mark went jointly to Mary Evans with 93 for Merrilyn and 93 for Gypsy Tap and Amy Clements with 93 for Rumba and 93 for Jive in their Elementary Bronze tests.

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Whangarei teenager Ezra Holiday scored an impressive 96 percent for both dances in his two dance Elementary Bronze Latin American test during Ballroom and Latin American medal tests conducted in June for InStep Dance Studio pupils by Federal Association of Dance Teachers Examiner Maurice Taylor, of Auckland. In his Ballroom two dance test he gained 93 for Foxtrot and 94 for Waltz.

Second highest mark went to Mary Evans with 94 for Waltz and 95 for Quickstep in her Elementary Silver Ballroom test.

This was closely followed by Linda Worthington of Russell with 94 for both Waltz and Quickstep in her Elementary Gold Ballroom test.

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Whangarei’s Mary Evans scored an impressive 95 percent for Quickstep, 94 percent for Waltz 94 for Foxtrot 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.

 

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Whangarei teenager Avalon Andrews scored an impressive 96 percent for Waltz in her 3 dance Advanced Bronze Ballroom test judged by Federal Association of Dance Teachers Examiner Maurice Taylor, of Auckland. In her other two dances she gained 95 for Foxtrot and 94 for Quickstep.

Equal highest mark went to Lillian Fielding with 96 for Jive and 95 for Cha Cha in her Elementary Bronze Latin American test.

The second highest mark of 95 was also shared by four other dancers. Mary Evans in her Elementary Bronze Latin American test (Cha Cha 95, Jive 95), Mike Jones in his Elementary Silver Ballroom test (Quickstep 95, Waltz 94), Paul Hauraki in his Elementary Bronze Ballroom test (Waltz 95, Foxtrot 92), and Diane McKearney in her Advanced Bronze New Vogue test.