Today the girls got their certificates and medals for their "Medal Test" held on 19 August. The certificates say "Congratulates Rachel / Ruth Buckland for your very successful medal test performance held on 19 August 2012". Both girls got gold and lovely comments. The examiner was again an external examiner but the girls said she was very friendly. The feedback for Ruth was: "Good plies, nice position of arms in 5th, very good springs and good pointes. Lovely use of arms in the centre, you had very good rhythm and excellent turnout and knowledge, a very good sense of dance and a very good style developing."
The feedback for Rachel was: "Every Exercise was Excellent!! Excellent knowledge of the work, good timing, lovely lyrical feeling very elegant style through the test. Very good dance. Shows lots of talent and natural ability for ballet."
Well done girls. You did so well.