Dancers had a rocking good time

22:49, Feb 21 2013
Rock 'n' Roll dancers
Invercargill Rock 'n' Roll Club dancers, from left, Sally Bodle, 13, Joe Robins, 15, Amber Grantham, 11, and Connor Ross, 11, were among those who achieved success at the South Island Invitational Rock 'n' Roll competitions in Dunedin.

The Invercargill Rock 'n' Roll Club has proved it means business after dominating the South Island Invitational Rock 'n' Roll competitions at the weekend.

Invercargill Rock 'n' Roll Club president Karl Herman said the club had a huge success at the competition in Dunedin on Saturday, winning 18 first placings, 10 seconds and seven thirds.

The club, which had entered the competition every year since 2008, had this year sent its biggest group, with dancers ranging in age from seven to late 50s.

The group showed the rest of the South Island clubs they meant business, he said.

Two of the rock 'n' roll triples, Sally Bodle, 13, and Joe Robins, 15, won the junior-senior triples best dressed and triples dancing sections. Joe, who started rock 'n' roll dancing at age 9, said success came from good coaches, a lot of practice and dedication.

The junior nationals will be held in Christchurch next month.


The Southland Times