Move With Me Dance Studio proudly presents our


Grading Day & Soiree 2020

A fantastic opportunity for Ballroom Dancers to show off their best dance moves, receive critical feedback of their skills, capped off with a celebration of our wonderful dance community.

Where: Woodcroft Neighbourhood Centre

When: November 8th (Sunday), 2020

Time: Doors open at 10.15am

Soiree will commence at 6pm

Dress Code: Cocktail/Smart Casual


Day: $15

Night: $35

Combo: $40

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Meet Your Judges for MWM's Grading Day & Soiree 2020


Adelina Abushaeva

Move With Me Dance Studio's very own senior instructor and all round dance goddess. 

Adelina has an extensive history of dance; both competing and teaching. Her dance training began at a young age in Uzbekistan with a primary focus on Latin & Ballroom Styles. She was a finalist of Latin American and Ballroom International Championships in Uzbekistan, Russia and Kazakhstan.


After moving to Australia in 2006 Adelina has continued to pursue her dance career by achieving Adult A grade level with the DanceSport and now competing at the Professional level. She has also successfully competed at the Australian Salsa Championships in Professional and Pro-Am Divisions.

Rommel Olson

Rommel has spent 21 years as a Dance Teacher throughout the Philippines and Australia. He has participated in World DanceSport Federation as a Professional Competitor since 2012. Rommel has also been a Celebrity Instructor at Philippines TV Channel 5 "Shall We Dance: Star Challenge" (Dancing With the Stars alike) between 2008 – 2011.


Following this appearance, Rommel also participated as a Celebrity Instructor at Philippines TV Channel 5 "Celebrity Dance Battle" (Dancing With the Stars alike) between 2012 – 2014.


Lauren Choukri

With over 30 years of experience as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, teacher trainer & adjudicator, Lauren is the proud owner of Dance Soul Sydney.


With credits such as teaching & choreographing for Dancing with the Stars - Australia, training National American Style Smooth & Rhythm Amateur Dance champions, winning choreographic awards, numerous television appearances and performing in & producing stage shows internationally, she is equally passionate about sharing her dance knowledge with students of all ages and abilities.

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Woodcroft Neighbourhood Centre

Built in 2019, this multi million dollar venue boasts stunning architectural design, 250m2 of spring timber floors, and parkland views from its lakeside location. With ample parking, wheelchair access and air conditioning, this brand new event space is the perfect venue for our Grading Day & Soiree.

Who Should Enter The Event?

It is recommended that any students who attend group classes regularly participate in this event, for not only the experience, but to challenge themselves and meet other dancers in the community. All levels of dancers are welcome, from Beginner to Advanced levels. You are not competing against other students, and steps will be at the difficulty appropriate to your entry level, so please don’t be nervous about giving it a try! It is also recommended to enter if you are new to the studio, and would like to take part in a fun event to meet other dancers.

What Is Dance Grading?

This event is designed as a valuable opportunity for students to receive feedback on their dancing from qualified judges and dance professionals, to help develop their dancing further. This event is also a fantastic opportunity to experience the glamour of a competitive ballroom competition, and gain confidence in their dancing, without the pressure of competition. Students who enter can enjoy the opportunity to dance in front of friends and family, dress up, and feel part of the Move With Me student community.

What Happens In The Grading Event?

Students will enter the dance floor with their instructor, and dance for approximately 90 seconds. To ensure the feedback is given on their dance skills, the heat will be a lead and follow style, rather than a choreographed routine. Three judges will be assessing the student, and marking down comments which will give the student valuable feedback on what they are doing well, and what areas they could focus on to ensure continual improvement. This feedback is a wonderful opportunity to find out what goals you can set for yourself in future to become a more well-rounded dancer, particularly in preparation for the annual student showcase and student competitions, in the coming months.

What Kind Of Feedback Will I Receieve?

You will receive a certificate of participation on the day. After the conclusion of the event, a printout of detailed feedback on your dancing will be provided to you. Your feedback can be read privately, to protect your privacy, and your instructors will be more than happy to help you implement the judges’ feedback in your future lessons. Feedback could include general feedback about timing, topline, posture, rhythm, presentation, and floorcraft, however judges will also aim to give specific feedback with examples where possible.

What Is The Dress Code?

Students may choose from: Smart Casual - Black or coloured dress, skirt or dress pants. Full Competition Wear - Ballgowns and suits.

Fees & Charges

Give us a call on 8872 1223 or email us at

Can I Just Watch?

Absolutely! Spectator tickets will be on sale for the daytime event, as well as tickets to the evening soiree! Day Ticket: $15 Soiree Ticket: $35 Combo Ticket: $40