Not missing a beat

You may have seen ballroom dancer Jaxon Putland (Year 9) featured in the Winter 2017 edition of Meliora Sequamur. Recently, ‘Jacko’ and his dance partner Nicky competed in the Malaysian International Championships. The pair made it into the Under 21s final and won! They then competed in the open event (dancing against older and more experienced dancers) and made the final (one of only seven couples), finally placing 5th.

During his week in Singapore, Jaxon attended lectures at the University of Singapore by past world champions, and an intense dance camp (involving six hours of dancing each day).

As if that wasn’t enough, last Sunday, Jaxon and Nicky embarked upon a full day of dancing, competing in many rounds on their way to winning the Singapore Open Championships Under 21s open title. Congratulations to this dynamic duo, who will compete at Hisense Arena in early December for the title of Under 21s Australian Dancesports Champions. In the meantime, Jaxon is fitting in a few exams at School…