The Medallist Program Examination is strongly recommended for each student, as it is a structured approach to measure the progress of each student. It consists of six levels in each discipline of Modern Ballroom and Latin American Dance namely: Bronze, Bronze Bar, Silver, Silver Bar, Gold and Open Seal.
The Medallist Program Examination is a formal certification to determine the students’ mastery of dance technique skills previously learned before going to the next level. Students develop technical and artistic skills as they prepare for their examinations. It motivate candidates and build self-confidence by providing carefully staged goals.
Medallist Program Examinations are conducted by the United Kingdom Alliance once or twice a year in the Philippines as organized by the Philippine Dance Teachers Association. Representatives from the UKA travel to the Philippines to conduct Medals Examinations in four or sometimes, five times a year.
Studio 116 is the only dance school conducting Medallist Program Examinations for the past seven years. The Medallist Program of Studio 116 has been very successful and students have consistently acquired the top three highest scores. Apart from providing excellent dance training, the program also aims to promote Ballroom dancing as an art, and as a way for each individual to develop his or her creative skillset.
1. Bronze Level - Beginner 1 Level
You will dance two dances of your choice in one category, e.g. Waltz and Tango or Chacha and Rumba. You will dance the bronze syllabus steps.
2. Bronze Bar - Beginner 2 Level
You will dance three dances of your choice in one category, e.g. Waltz, Tango and Quickstep or Chachacha, Rumba and Jive. You will dance the bronze syllabus steps.
3. Silver Level – Intermmediate 1 Level
You will dance three dances of your choice in one category, e.g. Waltz, Tango and Quickstep or Chachacha, Rumba and Jive. You will dance the silver syllabus steps.
4. Silver Bar - Intermediate 2 Level
You will dance four dances of your choice in one category, e. g. Waltz, Tango, Quickstep and Foxtrot or Chachacha, Rumba, Jive and Samba. You will dance the silver syllabus steps.
5. Gold - Advanced Level
You will dance four dances of your choice in one category, e.g. Waltz, Tango, Quickstep and Foxtrot or Chachacha, Rumba, Jive and Samba. You will dance the gold syllabus steps.
6. Gold Seal - Competitive Level
You will dance three dances of your choice in open choreography.
The Medallist Program is not only intended for aspiring dance competitors, but also for everyone who aspires to be a champion in his or her own right, regardless if he or she has minimal to no dance background. Studio 116 dares you to take your skills to the next level with the Medallist Program!
The Studio 116 Medallist Program is an effective and enjoyable way to learn the ten International Ballroom Dances. The program consists of learning the syllabus steps of International Modern Ballroom and Latin American Dance as prescribed by the Technique Books of the Imperial Society of Dance (ISTD) and the United Kingdom Alliance (UKA).
Experts in the industry agree that a structured Medallist Program is the best way for students to become extraordinary dancers.
It is also designed to prepare potential dancesports competitors, to participate in National and International Dancesports competition.