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Private Instruction

Medal Programs

4. MEDAL PROGRAMS -
In American and/or International Style
40 - 60 LESSON HOURS PER MEDAL

The Medal Programs are designed for students who would like to measure their progress in a more formal way. Medal examinations can be taken in any level from Bronze 1 through Full Gold in the following styles:
* American Smooth * American Rhythm * International Standard * International Latin

If you would like to take your dancing skills to a higher level of proficiency so you look GOOD, and feel GOOD on the dance floor in any situation, consider taking a Medal Class.
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"What is a Medal Program?"
The Medal Program is an excellent way to set specific goals and focus your dance education. It is a "structured curriculum" based on a nationally recognized syllabus that will help you become the type of dancer that can dance in any setting around the world with confidence and a recognized level of ballroom dance expertise.

Lessons are structured to meet a progressive series of goals. You will be amazed at how your dancing, your poise, your self- confidence and self-discipline in dancing will improve through this process. Experts in the dance industry agree that a structured Medal Program is the best way for students to accelerate their learning process beyond regular group classes and to become extraordinarily good ballroom dancers.

"What Happens when I enroll in a Medal Program?"
The Medal Program Classes are either a 6 month or a 9 month program depending on the level of the class. The course content is intensive detailed technical training for total body movement (not just patterns) based on a standard of excellence revered world wide as Quality Ballroom Dancing. The direct benefits to you are a tremendous increase in your social dance confidence, improvement in your posture and balance, exercise without deliberately focusing on exercise, development of lead or follow skills, coordination, timing and rhythm awareness, and a new awareness of your natural body mechanics that are normally taken for granted that are key in becoming a better dancer. These are just a few of the direct benefits.

As a benchmark for your progress, StaverDanceSport schedules Medal Exams twice a year. Your Instructor will teach you how to dance with the same technique that is recognized for excellence in dance competitions and the same nationally recognized dance figures. Your instructor will also prepare a choreographed routine for you to dance either with your instructor or with your dance partner.

A National Examiner will come to the studio to watch you dance that routine. The Examiner will grade your dancing and give you and your teacher a written critique. Upon successful completion of the Medal Exam, you will receive a formal Certificate of Achievement from DVIDA - and recognition that you have achieved a National Standard of Excellence for your level of accomplishment.

You can invite your friends and family to watch you dance, to cheer your on, and give you moral support during Medal Exams. Upon completion of the Exam, StaverDanceSport hosts a traditional Medal Ball in "honor" of the students for their accomplishment in a National Standard of Excellence. The Medal Ball is an elegant formal affair that is a wonderful and fabulous way to be recognized and share your success with family and friends.

MEDAL PROGRAMS – Usually offered as a Private Lesson Program are now also being offered as group classes at StaverDanceSport.
The Medal Programs are designed for students who would like to measure their progress in a more formal way. Medal examinations can be taken in any level from Bronze 1 through "Full Gold" in the following styles:
*American Smooth * American Rhythm
* International Standard * International Latin
You and your teacher, or You and your dance partner, will prepare to dance before a National Examiner, who will grade your dancing progress. You will receive a national "Certificate of Achievement" upon successful completion of each level of examination.

Congratulations to students of the Fox Trot Medal Classes, the Waltz Medal classes, the Bolero Medal class, and the Private Lesson Students studying a Medal Program.

Fall and Spring Term Medal Exams.
A Medal Ball will be held in honor of all the students who test during the school year, and students of the Ballroom Dance Instructors College in May. It is always a "A Fabulous Formal Affair", one of our biggest events of the year!

DVIDA Medal Exams are generally held in late Fall and late Spring at StaverDanceSport. Medal Exams for candidates of the Medal Program are conducted by Diane Jarmolow, a DVIDA National Examiner. Medal Exam dates for this school year will be announced at a later time.

You and your teacher, or You and your dance partner, will prepare to dance before a National Examiner, who will grade your dancing progress. You will receive a national ?Certificate of Achievement? upon successful completion of each level of examination.

"What is a Medal Program?"

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The Medal Program is an excellent way to set specific goals and focus your dance education. It is a "structured curriculum" based on a nationally recognized syllabus that will help you become the type of dancer that can dance in any setting with confidence and a recognized level of ballroom dance expertise.

Lessons are structured to meet a progressive series of goals. You will be amazed at how your dancing, your poise, your self confidence and self discipline in dancing will improve through this process. Experts in the dance industry agree that a structured Medal Program is the best way for students to accelerate their learning process and to become extraordinarily good ballroom dancers.

"What Happens when I enroll in a Medal Program?"

StaverDanceSport schedules Medal Exams twice a year. Your Instructor will teach you how to dance with the same technique that is recognized for excellence in dance competitions and the same nationally recognized dance figures. Your instructor will also prepare a choreographed routine for you to dance either with your instructor or with your dance partner.
A National Examiner will come to the studio to watch you dance that routine. The Examiner will grade your dancing and give you and your teacher a written critique. Upon successful completion of the Medal Exam, you will receive a formal Certificate of Achievement from DVIDA - and recognition that you have achieved a national standard of excellence for your level of accomplishment.

You can invite your friends and family to watch you dance, to cheer your on, and give you moral support during Medal Exams. Upon completion of the Exam, StaverDanceSport hosts a traditional Medal Ball in "honor" of the students for their accomplishment in a national standard of excellence. The Medal Ball is an elegant formal affair that is a wonderful and fabulous way to be recognized and share your success with family and friends.