Exams at the Dance Pavilion in Ypsilani, Michigan

Melisa Munger and Lori Woods-Gay (examiner) at the Dance Pavilion in Ypsilanti, MI

“Congratulations to Melissa Munger for passing Waltz (in the modular system) in Am. Ballroom, Leah Drobot for passing Int. Latin at the Associate Level and Karen Keizer, Louis Tamres, Chad Brown, and John Perna (3 of 5 dances) for passing their exams at the Associate level in Am. Rhythm. You’ve all worked hard to achieve this goal and I could not be happier to see you succeed.” said Trainer and Organizer Isabela Jaworska.

Melisa Munger and Lori Woods-Gay (examiner) at the Dance Pavilion in Ypsilanti, MI


Izabela Jaworska (trainer), Lori Woods-Gay (examiner), Leah Drobot at the Dance Pavilion in Ypsilanti, MI
John Perna and Lori Woods-Gay (examiner) at the Dance Pavilion in Ypsilanti, MI
Karen Keizer, Lori Woods-Gay (examiner), Louise Tamres, and Izabela Jaworska (trainer) at the Dance Pavilion in Ypsilanti, MI
Chad Brown and Lori Woods-Gay (examiner) at the Dance Pavilion in Ypsilanti, MI



“March 9th, we had the third day of successful professional exams and amateur tests. Congratulations to all participants: Oksana and Alina Balayeva, Ted Ferenczy, Bob and Britta Keener, David Morris, Victoria McIntyre, Jim and Debbie Rogers, Kara Kozma, Darren and Jennifer Ciuk, Maria Mendoza, Teresa Morrisay and Carol Allen for the great preparation and presentation of all your dances before the examiner from USISTD, Lori Woods-Gay. Of course, this success would not be possible without the support of their teachers or partners: David McVicker, Chad Brown and John Perna. Well done and well danced everyone! ” – Izabela Jaworska

Izabela Jaworska (trainer), Oksana and Alina Balayeva, Ted Ferenczy, Bob and Britta Keener, David Morris, Victoria McIntyre, Lori Woods-Gay (examiner), David McVicker (teacher), Jim and Debbie Rogers, Kara Kozma, Darren and John Perna (partner) 
Darren and Jennifer Ciuk, David McVicker (teacher), Maria Mendoza, Teresa Morrisay, Lori Woods-Gay (examiner), Carol Allen, Chad Brown (teacher), Izabela Jaworska (trainer)



Stefan and Christiane Lenz with Lori Woods-Gay (examiner)

Ms. Jaworska says; “March 10th was the fourth and final day of 13 professional exams for teachers and 35 medal tests for students. Thank you Lori Woods-Gay, USISTD examiner, for this true 30-hour “marathon” and for conducting them in the most professional way. You always evaluate candidates in a very fair way and ensure that all candidates and students feel at ease. You get the best out of them, for which they are very grateful! 

Many thanks to today’s candidates: Yudana Zhao for passing American Rhythm at the Associate Level and her husband, Jim Creighton, for passing his first two dances, Rumba and Bolero, also in American Rhythm style. Congratulations to Jaana Lillemagi, from Chicago, IL, for completing her last two dances, Foxtrot and Tango, in International Ballroom at the Associate level. I am happy for your success! Finally, I congratulate two candidates from Dayton, OH, Vitaliy Kozhev and Sarah Andrews, for completing American Ballroom at the Associate level. I am very happy and proud of your achievement. It takes countless hours of constant focus and preparation to achieve what you have just achieved.Until the next training, my friends!”

Vitaliy Kozhev and Sarah Andrews with Lori Woods-Gay (examiner)


Yudana Zhao, Lori Woods-Gay (examiner), Jim Creighton and Izabela Jaworska (trainer)


Jaana Lillemagi, Lori Woods-Gay (examiner) and Izabela Jaworska (trainer)




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