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2015 USISTD Exam and Medals Program Success
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Written by Wayne Crowder   
Apr 14, 2015 at 05:11 AM , Last Updated ( May 13, 2015 at 06:28 AM )

Licentiate Latin success for Brian Wells (L to R) examiner Lori Woods-Gay, Brian L. Wells and partner Aubree Marchione

Song Kim's medal session 4/26/15 in LA, CA, Sherry Novak Examiner

JR Hipsky Licentiate Ballroom exam April 2015 - Shown JR Hipsky, Lori Woods-Gay, Christine Hipsky

Miriam Ellis, Darlene Bienias, Mandy Ball - March 2015 Professional Associate Latin

Miriam Ellis, James Hardesty, Mandy Ball - March 2015 Professional Associate Latin

Medal Tests:Megan O'Neill, Miriam Ellis, Quanita, Cynthia Aguilar, Bob Sellers

Quanita with her Medals students - Cynthia Aguilar, Bob Sellers, Quanita, Megan O'Neill

Mandy and Jim with their Medals students - Gus Reeves, Miriam Ellis, Lynn Unruh, Mandy Ball, Jim Hardesty

In Memoriam: Julius Kaiser
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Written by Lori Woods Gay   
Mar 22, 2008 at 11:49 AM , Last Updated ( Mar 17, 2015 at 08:30 PM )

In memory of Julius Kaiser

Julius Kaiser

By: Lori Woods-Gay


We are all saddened by the loss of Julius Kaiser earlier this year. He was one of only three Honorary National Committee Members of the USISTD and a lifetime Member of the ISTD.


The Harvard Ballroom Dance Team will be holding a memorial for Julius
Kaiser, the team's beloved founding coach, during the Harvard
Invitational Hanlon-Ford Gala at 9:00pm on Saturday, April 11th at the
Boston Hynes Convention Center.  Alumni will share their memories of
Julius and his unique and generous contributions to the Harvard
Ballroom Dance Team and the greater ballroom community.  The memorial
will end with the first ever annual Julius Kaiser Award, given to a
competitor with great team spirit and who brings people together, just
as Julius spent his life doing.  After the memorial will be the finals
rounds of the Open Amateur Championship events and a show by Morten
Lowe and Roselina Doneva.

Memorial for Julius Kaiser
Boston Hynes Convention Center
Ballroom 302-308
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA

For more information, contact:

Mariko E. Cantley
Professional Ballroom Dancer
Member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
Coaching, Performances, Workshops

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USISTD Standard Symposium
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Written by Lori Woods-Gay Examiner   
Jul 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Johnny Tang, June Lee, Stephanie Wang, Mark Lichtenberger, Matthew Harkins, Na Zhang, Ken Richards, Mary Botta, Tom Lucas, Susan Rollins, Val Hodgeman, Mary Pinizzotto, Vivian Beiswenger and single day attendees were not present for the photo. Seated in front Lori Woods-Gay with Bruno (the dog) who attended the entire event and was very well behaved.


The Symposium was a five day event, six hours per day, held in conjunction with the “Independence Day Ball Dance Camp” over the July 4th holiday at the Hilton Washington DC/ Rockville MD.  


During the course, a different dance was taught each day, covering most of the figures in the Bronze and Silver Syllabus and pointing out technical details of each step pattern including tips on what to study and how to present for an ISTD professional exam. 



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Jul 15, 2010 at 08:54 PM , Last Updated ( Feb 17, 2011 at 02:56 PM )

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