Grading Awards

☆ Gradings for Progression

A graded pass is required for progressing up levels in Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba. Salsa Latina is a leader in the industry in Street style Latin dances styles in NZ. We are the first in New Zealand to apply 'Group gradings' to progress students to higher levels. Gradings ensures better quality of dancers and its better for everyone in so many ways, including; Ensuring dancers are at the right level, Find weaknesses & strengths for improvement & ensuring the higher levels keep a higher standard. Since 2020 this has had a major positive impact on the classes and there has been a real shift in quality while challenging dancers & increase enjoyment for everyone. We hope that other dance schools follow the lead and take on the same approach to increase the standard throughout New Zealand. ....see more information on gradings here >

☆ Grading Results

Congratulations to all students that have challenged themselves with a Grading so they can gain entrance to higher levels. No matter your level, there are always many things to improve your dance level, the exciting part is there is always growth. This is your dance journey and we want you to be at the level that suits you best for maximum growth. A mix of Practice, Online Classes, Private Lessons, Group Classes, & Social dancing is the key for the best development. A certificate will be sent after you get your results and any special award or platinum grade if you did attain this will be added to this pdf certificate which you may print. We don't list all the results to a grading however we do list special awards below from newest to oldest below. If Special Award results appear from your grading below you will have been sent an email for your results,  If you didn't get an email with your results please contact us.  

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☆ Special Awards

Special awards are given out out to usually 1 person in each grading who show excellence in one or many areas. These are not necessarily based on level but many factors, so to celebrate those that achieved these in our group gradings we have listed them below:

Special Award Types

- Highest / High Grade Award - Given out to those that show a very high grade & highest grade in class
- Lead Awards - Given to the best dancer lead(s) of the night.

- Follow Awards - Given to the follow dancer lead(s) of the night.

- Most Improved Award - Given to those that show outstanding improvement and we notice!

- Sabor Award - Translated from Spanish meaning  "flavour" Given to those that show awesome flavour of that dance style.

 - X-factor Award - Rarely Given out to those that have a special x-factor

- Most Spirited & Enthusiasm Award - Rarely Given to those that are positive & show enjoyment & extra love for dancing, learning process.

- Body Movement Award - Rarely Given out to those that show amazing body movement that reflects that dance style.

☆☆☆ Wall of Fame ☆☆☆

 

☆☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading  from 30 June 2022

- Tony Perring - Most Improved
- Angelique Fittock - Follow Award

- Tom Shao - Lead Award

- Juan David Villalba - Sabor Award

- Molly Wilkin - Equal Highest Grade Award

- Kate Oorschot - Equal Highest Grade Award

- Samantha Whyte - Best Enthusiasm Award

☆☆☆ Special Kizomba Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Kizomba 101 Grading  from 13 June 2022

- Colin Carmichael - Most Improved Award

- Rachel Holmes - Follow Award

- Daniil Timin - Lead Award

☆☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading  from 31 May 2022

- Barbara Hibell - Most Improved
- Yun Lung - Follow Award

- Christian C - Lead Award

- Corné Dankers - Highest Grade

 

☆☆☆ Special Bachata Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Bachata 101 Grading  from 18 May 2022

- Tim Moir - Most Improved Award

- Denise Altamiranda - Follow Award

- Becky Miller - High Grade Award

☆☆☆ Special Salsa  Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading  from 05 May 2022

- Gregory Hamalian - Lead Award
- Lana Mason - Most Improved Award

- Denise Altamiranda - Follow Award

- Joel Walker - High Grade Award

 

☆☆ Special Kizomba Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Kizomba 101 Grading from 18 Apr 2022

- Avery Kelso - Most Improved Award

- Samuel Miller - High Grade Award

☆☆☆ Special Salsa  Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading  from 05 April 2022

- Christina Perring  - Highest Grade Award

- Tuseka - Follow Award

- Zia Loo - Lead Award

- Jack Owles - X-factor Award

- Zac Bensemann - Sabor Award

- Peter Beyere - Most Improved Award

☆☆ Special Bachata Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Bachata101 Grading  from 23 March 2022

- Jana Perring  - Highest Grade Award

- Christina Perring  - Follow Award

- Marco Rodriguez  - Most Improved Award

☆☆☆ Special Salsa  Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading  from 10 March 2022

- Jana Perring  - Highest Grade Award

- Mahalia Pilgrim - Follow Award

- Ruben Da Silva - Lead Award

- Tanesha Simeon - Sabor Award

- Harshani Perera - Most Improved Award

☆☆ Special Kizomba Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Kizomba 101 Grading from 21 Feb 2022

- Grace Luo - Most Improved Award

- Apolline Bethenod - Follow Award

- Chris Wong - Lead Award

☆☆ Special Salsa  Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading  from 08 Feb 2022

- Andrew Gardner   - Most Improved

- Emma Price - Follow Award

- Kershawn Luague - Sabor Award

☆☆ Special Bachata Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Bachata 101 Grading  from 26 Jan 2022

- Bee Baugh - Follow Award
- Jack Whitaker - Lead Award

- Edward Robinson  - Most Improved

☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa101 Grading  from 13 Jan 2022

- Meena Kumari - Follow Award
- Philip Allen - Lead Award

☆☆ Special Kizomba Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Kizomba 101 Grading from 13 Dec 2021

- Grace Sparks - Follow Award
- Philip Allen - Lead Award

☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆
From Salsa 101 Grading from 30 Nov 2021

- Jill leigh - Sabor Award (Favour)

- Davida - Most Spirited Award

- Megan Woods - Most Improved Award

- Tash Dunn - Follow Award
- Mikey Bucher - Lead Award

☆☆ Special Bachata Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Bachata101 Grading  from 17 Nov 2021

- William Johnston  - Sabor Award

- Celeste Johnston  - Sabor Award

- Nathan Marshall - Most Improved Award

- Josh Stones - Best Lead Award 

- Tash Dunn - Sabor Award

☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading from 04 Nov 2021

- Hope Steer - Most Improved Award

- Jeremy White - Best Lead Award

- Maraka Saunders - Best Follow Award

- Evan McRobb - Sabor Award

☆☆ Special Kizomba Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Kizomba 101 Grading from 18 Oct 2021

- Farhad Afsharchi - Most Improved Award

- Evan Mcrobb - Best Lead Award

- Chris Richards - Best Follow Award

☆☆ Special Bachata Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Bachata 101 Grading  from 22 Sept 2021

- Arlo Pizzey - Most Improved Award

- Grace Sparks - Best Follow Award

- Milan Mendez  - Best Lead Award

☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading from 05 Oct 2021

- Wayne Savage  - Sabor Award

- Katie Baldwin - Most Improved Award

- James Docherty  - Best Lead Award

- Taegan Payne - Best Follow Award

☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading from 12 Aug 2021

- Dimuthu Yapa Kulatunge - High Grade Award

- Alice Sparks   - Sabor Award

- Modesty Wijnhout  - Most Improved Award

- Max Stott   - Best Lead Award

- Cassie Stylianou - Best Follow Award

☆☆ Special Kizomba Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Kizomba 101 Grading from 26 Jul 2021

- Micheal Hubbard- Most Improved Award

- Raquel Cristina do Nascimento Cabral - Best Follow Award

- Anna Stack - Best Lead Award

☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading from 13 July 2021

- Dylan Xu  - Most Improved Award

- Martin Peat  - Best Lead Award

- Hannah Storey  - Best Follow Award

- Jenny Francis - High Grade Award

☆☆ Special Bachata Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Bachata 101 Grading  from 30  June 2021

- Jenny Francis - Best Follow Award

- James Marsh - Best Lead Award

- Zoe Protos - High Grade Award

☆☆ Special Salsa Improver Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa Improver 101 Grading from 17 June 2021

- Betiana Caceres  - Most Improved Award

- Grace Sparks  - Best Follow Award

- Kevin Placid   - Best Lead Award

- Laura Sahng  - High Grade Award

☆☆ Special Kizomba Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Kizomba 101 Grading from 31 May 2021

- Alina Solomkina - Best Follow Award

- Andy Batdsley - Best Lead Award

- Emiliano Rinaldo Veronesi - Most Improved Award

☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 201 Grading from 25 May 2021

- Astrid Müller  - Most Improved Award

- Jessica Gough  - High Grade Award

- Hemi Inia - Best Lead Award

- Grace Ju - Best Follow Award

☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading from 18 May 2021

- Devanshi  - Most Improved Award

- Thomas Reid - Best Lead Award

- Ashleigh McKenzie - Best Follow Award

- Sofia camejo - Follow Award

☆☆ Special Bachata Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Bachata 101 Grading  from 05  May 2021

- Chris Albers - Best Lead Award

- Corinne Teramura - Best Follow Award

- Daniel Villalba Ayala - High Grade Award

☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading from 22 Apr 2021

- Peter Dickie - Most Improved Award

- Milán Mendez - Best Lead Award

- Estela Sangkop - Best Follow Award

- Gabrielle Jones - Sabor Award

- Kinomi Maruyama - Highest Grade Award 

☆☆ Special Kizomba Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Kizomba 101 Grading from 05 Apr 2021

- Eric Zhu  - Most Improved Award

- Jeremy Hobbs - Best Lead Award

- Naomi Fahy - Best Follow Award

- Prim Sadindum - X-Factor Award

- Amy Marie - High Grade Award

☆☆ Special Salsa Improver Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa Improver 201 Grading from 30 Mar 2021

- Bridget Trevena - Most Improved Award

- Jessica Pelayo  - Best Follow Award

- Malcolm Gough  - Best Lead Award

☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading from 23 Mar 2021

- Bryony Steven - Highest Grade Award 

- Holly Mundy  - Most Improved Award

- Tayla Malyon - Follow Award

- Amy Marie  - Follow Award

- Raquel Cristina do Nascimento Cabral - Sabor Award

- Simon Broekman - X-factor Award

- Victor Wang - Lead Award

☆☆ Special Bachata Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Bachata 101 Grading  from 10  Mar 2021

- Jessica pelayo - Lead Award

- Kinomi Maruyama - Highest Grade Award 

- Margie Cox - Sabor Award

- Amy Marie - Follow Award

- Cain Mischewski - Lead Award

- Malcolm Gough - Lead Award

- Michael hubbard - Most Improved Award 

- Naomi fahy  - X-Factor Award

☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading from 25 Feb 2021

Jacqueline Dickie  - Most Improved Award

Heather Kennedy  - Sabor Award

Rosemarie North - Best Follow Award

Duncan Mckee   - Best Lead Award

☆☆ Special Kizomba Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Kizomba 101 Grading from 08 Feb 2021

- Malcolm Gough - Highest Grade Award

- Michael Lord - Sabor Award

- Milan Mendez - Best Lead Award

- Amy Marie - Best Follow Award

André Pinkert - Most Improved Award

☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading from mid Jan 2021

- Malcolm Gough - Higest Grade Award

- Lucia Mcewan - Sabor Award

- Jess Carruthers - Best Follow Award

- Hemi Inia - Best Lead Award

- Amy Doyle - Most Improved Award

☆☆ Special Bachata Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Bachata 101 Grading  from Jan 2021

- Rena Hubbard - Best Body Movement Award

- Ferhat Cakal - Best Lead Award

- Eric Zhu - Most Improved Award

- Adeline Makker - Best Follow Award

- Lawry Pledge - Sabor Award

☆☆ Special Salsa Beginner Awards ☆☆☆

From Salsa 101 Grading from November 2020

- Kirsty Kemp - Best Follow Award

- Daryn Hobbs - Best Lead Award

- Duttatrey Nath - Most Improved Award