Bonnie and Tristen
Bonnie and Tristen are uni students who started teaching on Sunday nights in March 2019. They have been dancing together for several years and learnt to dance as their parents were involved in rock n roll in Warrnambool. They are keen to share their love of dancing with the younger generation. They both have working with children checks and teaching experience with young students.
Classes finished on 1st Dec 2019.
Adrian has been teaching rock n roll, swing, jive,
westcoast, salsa, line dances, cha cha and ballroom styles, for well over 30 years at many
venues around Melbourne.
Adrian has a Degree in Physical Education,
specialising in Dance, Human Movement, Biomechanics and Care &
Prevention of Sports Injuries. He has won Victorian & Pan Pacific
titles in Rock 'n' Roll and Doubles Rock 'n' Roll and has been dancing
all his life.
Adrian introduced swing dancing to Melbourne in 1995 when he orgainised the first swing dance workshop in Victoria. Many of the rock n roll dance teachers currently teaching in Melbourne started off with Adrian when he taught them how to teach. He enjoys seeing the joy people gain from mastering new
moves on the dance floor and is always happy to see the smiles on peoples faces when they master a dance move.
Over the past 30 years Adrian has taught thousands of people to dance, in many different styles, given many new teachers a start, employed many people, run thousands of social dances, as well as being a DJ, run a recording studio and a talent agency. He is excited to be able to give new students the joy of dancing.
In 2017 Adrian was inducted into the Victorian Rock and Roll Dance Association (VRRDA) Hall of Fame for his considerable contribution to the Rock and Roll dance scene over many years. See below for details.
Contact details; Adrian ph: 0452211860
Adrian retired from teaching at the end of 2017 then started teaching again early 2019 at Eddies Bandroom on Sunday nights.
My passion for dance started as a child when I was introduced to the classical dance of ballet. This started a lifelong interest and love for dance. After a long break I became involved in clogging (a form of line dancing with tap shoes). Some 10 years ago I became involved in a new genre - Rock and Roll. My involvement in Rock and Roll introduced me to a new style of dance which was both challenging and unique. It required me to not only dance but also learn how to follow the leads of various dance partners. In addition, I began learning lindy hop which I love! From these novice beginnings I graduated to teaching all aspects of Rock and Roll dancing. I pride myself on having patience when teaching new beginners how to dance rock n roll. It is my belief that if beginners are given solid grounding in footwork and technique, they will be able to master and enjoy any form of dance.
I have competed in dance completions in both singles and triple’s and have achieved success in this area.
Come and join me in my passion for Rock N Roll, you won’t regret it!
Wendy teaches rock n roll classes at West Coburg Bowls on Tuesday nights.
Classes suspended from late 2018 due to change in Wendy's work commitments.