Rebecca Wagner and her cousin Joel Brian have plenty to dance about, after placing third in the Victorian Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Association state titles.MONIQUE FREER May 22, 2013 4:13am
Rebecca Wagner and her cousin Joel Brian have plenty to dance about, after having placed third in the Victorian Rock â€˜nâ€™ Roll Dance Association state titles.
Rebecca Wagner and her cousin Joel Brian have plenty to dance about, after placing third in the Victorian Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Association state titles.
Held in Greensborough on Saturday, May 11, the competition had 22 sections and saw competitors descend on the local hall from across Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, NSW and New Zealand.
The cousins, who have been dancing together for eight years, also placed first in the Young Adults No Lifts and second in the Adult Advanced sections.
Ms Wagner said she began rock ‘n’ roll dancing in Year 7, thanks to the influence of her parents.
‘‘Our parents started and we just sort of tagged along,’’ she said. ‘‘In the end it was us dragging them along.’’
This year marks the fourth year they have competed in the state titles, having won the youth category in 2010 and placed third and fourth respectively in the 2011 and 2012 adult categories.
The fantastic results are particularly noteworthy given the couple had hardly practised before the competition.
‘‘This year, we only practised three times,’’ Ms Wagner said. ‘‘We didn’t have a lot of time this year.’’
With Mr Brian in Bendigo for university, the couple struggled to meet up for practice, but found they could prepare over the phone.
‘‘We can do a lot of training over the phone,’’ Ms Wagner said. ‘‘We don’t actually have a set routine.’’
The cousins now have their sights firmly set on the Melbourne Open, where they placed second last year by a narrow margin.
‘‘This year we’re trying to win that,’’ Ms Wagner said. ‘‘It’s just a bit of fun, I like competing.’’
Neighbourhood Watch Week will start with a sizzle — a sausage sizzle to be precise — at Sevens Creek Dve in Kialla.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
It was clear blue skies last Tuesday for the official launch of the Gargarro (pronounced Ga-gar-ro) Botanic Gardens in Girgarre.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
KATH Bubb has been recognised for 50 years of service with the Ballendella Red Cross.
IT EXPERTISE in Kyabram has received recognition after Advance Computing won a Microsoft Australia Partner Award in the excellence in regional area customer category.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
McIvor Creek – in and around Heathcote – has gone over its banks with all our recent rain, flooding streets and causing closures and detours.
Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.