Medal Programme

UCan2 dancers are entered for the New Zealand Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing (NZFATD) medals. Leisure and Elementary Medallion Tests are prepared in the 'social level' classes (ie. Adult Improvers and Intermediate and Kids & Teens Beginner, Improvers and Intermediate levels).

These Medal Tests can be either style specific, or mixed styles. From there, you can move on to Advanced Medals.

The Medal Programme prepares students for Advanced Medals and is for those who have completed a minimum of Intermediate level and would like to continue to learn at a more technical level.

Advanced Medals commence at Bronze, through to Gold, then Gold Bars (4), Gold Star, Bars to Gold Star (4), finally arriving at the pinnacle which is the Oscar. It's a long journey - worth every minute! All Advanced Medals are style-specific, so you go from Bronze to Oscar in each style - Ballroom, Latin American, New Vogue, Classical Sequence.

It takes two terms to prepare for each of these Advanced Medals, so you need to join the class at the beginning of Term 1 or Term 3. The Medal Tests are at the end of Term 2 and Term 4.

  • Bronze / Silver Medal Class: prepare for Advanced Bronze Medals, Bronze Bars and Silver Medals in Ballroom & Latin American.
  • Gold Medal Class: prepare for Advanced Silver Bars, Gold Medals and Gold Bars in Ballroom and Latin American. Participation in holiday and mini workshops is strongly recommended where possible.
  • Gold Star and above: it is necessary to have a regular private lesson to ensure you reach the required level for these medals.

Training Dates for 2021

Our Kids & Teens classes, Medal Programme, and Training Squad sessions all run according to school term dates:-

  • Term 1: 1st Feb - 18th Apr (10 weeks)
  • Term Break: 2-weeks
  • Term 2: 3rd May - 11th Jul (10 weeks)
  • Term Break: 2-weeks
  • Term 3: 26th Jul - 3rd Oct (10 weeks)
  • Term Break: No break
  • Term 4: 4th Oct - 12th Dec (10 weeks)

Medal Class Costs: Please refer to the Adult Medal Class or Kids & Teens Medal Class pages for time, venue, and costs.