The Victorian Rock'n'Roll
Dance Association Inc.
Registered No: A0023069L
PO Box 2106 Rowville Vic 3178
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Rob only discovered the pleasure of Rock'n'Roll dancing just a few months before the demise of Just Rock.
He credits Kevin & Carol Ross of the Fourmost Dance Company for stimulating his interest in the more technical aspects of this form of dancing.
Once retired after a notable career in Local Government, supporting community arts, sport and leisure activities, Rob felt obliged to get involved with the VRRDA.
He is also a Forum Moderator on www.vicrock.com.au.
Along with his wife Margie, Rob loves the raunchiness of Melbourne's pub scene and prefers dancing to Roots Rock, Rockabilly and R&B.
2015/16 VRRDA COMMITTEE
VRRDA Committee Member & Head Judge
Fiona learned Rock'n'Roll at the Colac club in 1994 after returning to Colac from Melbourne with her two children. She and Malcolm first competed at the VRRDA competition in Colac in 1995. (Still regarded by many as the best State Finals yet with over 800 people in attendance). This made a big impression on them and they were hooked.
Fiona works as a lending assistant at a mortgage broking firm and enjoys walking, reading, cooking and is a member of the Geelong Football Club.
She and Malcolm have made many enduring friendships through Rock ‘n’ Roll both at their local club and through travelling around to competitions. They are teachers at the Colac R’n’R Club and get great satisfaction from seeing their students enjoying themselves and improving their dancing.
VRRDA Committee Member
Marj and Brian first started dancing at Just Rock. "After a while we thought we would have a change and started dancing with Carol & Kevin of Fourmost Dance Co.
It was with Fourmost that we started to dance competitivley throughout Victoria & Interstate with success in both.
We both have a passion for this style of dance and we have made lots of lifelong friends through our dancing."
Marj thought that she would like to give something back to the Rock'n'Roll scene and decided to nominate for the VRRDA committee.
Marj and Brian are now the principals of BeBop Dancers dance school.
VRRDA Vice President
Don is a business executive who, over the last few years, has developed a passion for competitive Rock'n'Roll dancing.
He and Cheryl have been adding to their tally of successes at a range of dance events.
Their passion has taken them throughout Australia and to international events such as the New Zealand Rock'n'Roll championships, Swing & Lindy championships in LA and they even danced with the locals in Canada.
Don and Cheryl have made many friends and enjoyed what Rock'n'Roll has given them over the last few years, and as such, Don joined the VRRDA with the philosophy of "wanting to give something back" to a dance style that has given both of them so much.
David started to learn Rock & Roll in 2002 through the inspiration of his partner Annette Niven, who at that time was a member of the Fourmost Dance Company.
It was under the watchful eyes of both Kevin and Carol Ross, the teachers at Fourmost, that David found a lasting desire to learn the art of dance.
David openly admits that through the friendships shown to him from others within the dance group, and from dancers around the Melbourne area and Interstate, he has formed lifelong friendships.
Both he and Annette have competed locally and Interstate, with much success over their dancing journey, and can still be seen today in and around the competition scene.
David's first love in sport would have to be that of following his beloved Manchester United which he has done since 1973. He is a big fan within the AFL of Hawthorn FC and is a keen fisherman in his leisure time, given the opportunity.
Annette loves all forms of dance and it has been her main hobby throughout her life. She started dancing at an early age; learning ballet and tap when young. She took up ballroom dancing in her mid-twenties and went on to complete Gold Medal exams in Ballroom and Latin American.
She began learning Rock'n'Roll dancing in 2001 at Fourmost. Rock'n'Roll is now her way of keeping fit while having fun and making lots of new friends.
With her partner David, she has competed in VRRDA State Championships since 2002, with impressive results. They have regularly competed in the SE Australian Championships and at both Wintersun & the Adelaide Championships, consistently bringing home more trophies.
VRRDA Committee Member
Andrew has been dancing Rock‘n’Roll for over 15 years; in the Latrobe Valley and East Gippsland. He first started at age seven and instantly fell in love with everything to do with Rock‘n’Roll dancing and the culture.
Once Andrew turned 18 (and met the age requirements) he joined the Committee of Lakeside Rockers and served there for four years.
More recently he started up his own DJ business called ACDJ. He has completed a cadetship of Teaching with S’coolhouse Rock & Swing and has also served as the President of the Latrobe Rockers, Gippsland.
Andrew remains enthusiastic about dancing but his focus has shifted in the last few years to teaching and promoting, particularly with younger people. He also has a great passion for competitive dancing and has competed in many comps throughout Victoria. Andrew was the winner of the Victorian State Adult Title in 2011 and has placed highly in many of the competitions that he has entered.