Julia Small and her partner, Sam Canter from Falcon recently won a First in Junior Gold Latin in a recent ZADSA (Zimbabwe Amateur Dance Sport Association) competition. These competitions are held twice a term. Julia and Sam have been dancing together for nearly two years. In December, they will compete in the Zimbabwe Nationals in Harare and the SA Nationals in Durban.
Couples start at Beginner level and progress upwards as points are earned. The order of progression is as follows: Pre-bronze, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Pre-Champ, Championship. (Gold is currently the highest status earned by any Bulawayo couples)
At gold level the Ballroom dances are Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Tango and Quickstep. The Latin dances are Samba, Rhumba, Cha Cha Cha and Jive.