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Andrew Camp  President  

Andrew has been dancing Rock‘n’Roll for over 20 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.

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Annette Niven  Secretary

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, now fiance, 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.

David Gilfillan  Treasurer

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.

Dave Tarrant    Vice President

Dave fell in love with Rock’n’Roll during his first lesson in 2005, and Lindy Hop followed later that same year. Dave completed a 12 months intensive teaching cadetship under Wendy and Greg Gilbert, and has been teaching Rock’n’Roll and Lindy Hop at S’CoolHouse Rock and Swing Echuca since 2008.   He has conducted dance workshops throughout Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania.  Dave and partner Jo Duncan have been place getters at the VRRDA State Titles in both individual and teams events, and place getters in the Melbourne Open Championships. Dave, known as ‘Dancin’ Dave’, DJ’s his own radio show; the ‘JumpSwing Breakaway’ on the local radio station EMFM 104.7 He also manages Dancin’ Man Promotions.