Nelson ballroom dancers excell in Australia

Hot on the heels of their success at the New Zealand Open Ballroom Dancing Championships in Auckland, Nelson dancers Nathan Tonk, 14, and Ysobella Spiteri, 12, have won the Australian Level 1 Latin American Championship title at the Australian Open Ballroom Championships.

They were also fifth in the level two Ballroom and New Vogue Finals, dancing in Melbourne against a strong Australian field.

Ysobella's brother, Dino Spiteri, with his dance partner, Mel Ishisuka, from Christchurch, added to his recent success in Auckland by winning the Junior Level 3 Australian Latin American Championship and was sixth on the Open Latin American Championship.

They were the only couple from New Zealand to reach the final.

The Nelson Mail