Dancers rock ‘n’ roll their way to victory

Published date11 August 2022
Publication titleSouthland Express
Held at the James Hargest College gym in Invercargill, the annual competition has been running since the club opened in 1985

Club president Karl Herman said rock ‘n’ roll dancing could be quite addictive.

Many of the club’s members had started when they were young, after being introduced to it by a family member or friend.

It was a very family-oriented activity, which allowed people of all ages to get involved.

Many of the more senior dancers enjoyed the social aspect of the club, while the junior members tended to focus on the competitions, Herman said.

‘‘We have the largest junior club in New Zealand.’’

He thought the Invercargill club was well represented across a wide range of age groups from its 180 members. The competitions in particular were well supported and attracted about 200 spectators.

‘‘It’s the only time in the year anyone from Invercargill can see some good-quality rock ‘n’ roll dancing.

‘‘And it’s the only chance they will get to see some of New Zealand’s top dancers performing.’’

The club has a dancing pair, Ellexa Robins and Josh McNaughton, who have been...

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