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Read on for backgrounds to the hosts which are DanceSport Victoria and Latrobe City Council. Further on, you can find out more about the organisers. We are in experienced as Anna Longmore and Meagen Alderton are DanceSport Victoria board members and former DanceSport champions themselves!
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DanceSport Victoria and Latrobe City Council have proudly joined forces to make this event possible.
DanceSport Victoria is your organisation, your voice and your support for DanceSport here in Victoria.
We aspire towards a unified and harmonious industry, where we can all work together to enhance what truly is one of the best activities in which you can be involved, DanceSport. We continually work closely with the Victoria Government and Sport & Recreation Victoria to provide sporting and education opportunities, career paths, sport development options, for all members of DanceSport from competitors, coaches, officials and organisations.
Training and Education
As part of our commitment to Sport and Recreation Victoria, DanceSport Victoria is continues to explore ways of improving education and training opportunities for its members. Should individuals or organisations organise training days, lectures, workshops, etc DanceSport Victoria wishes to work with these people and provide promotional as well as financial assistance. DanceSport Victoria has in place a subsidy policy for its member who attend such events.
Rural and Regional Support
DanceSport Victoria is committed to supporting those competitors who live outside the metropolitan area of Melbourne who are actively involved in DanceSport. In 2011, DanceSport Victoria introduced a Regional DanceSport Development Program, whereby we provide financial assistance grant (up to $250) to those eligible competitive couples who travel to and from Melbourne for lessons and competitors.
DanceSport Victoria is an open and inclusive organisation that aspires to provide the best possible service to its members. The opportunities for competitors are on the increase with the strengthening of the relationship between DanceSport Victoria, Sport and Recreation Victoria and the Victorian Government. We look forward to the future of dancesport in Victoria and excited by the opportunities we can provide. Feel free to speak with any of our board members and/or the Executive Officer, regarding any of above information as well as other projects that are currently in development.
DanceSport Victoria is strongly committed to you, the supporters and participants of DanceSport here in Victoria.
The Council is committed to providing first-class services, which is reflected in the City’s vision statement, its values and its approach to citizen services. The Council has developed an organisational culture that is built on the philosophy of continuous improvement and the provision of quality services.
Latrobe City has determined its priorities and has a clear direction for a sustainable and prosperous future, which will be achieved by working in partnership with its citizens, other levels of government, business and commercial interests.
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The Latrobe DanceSport is the result of the coming together of dancesport experts, Anna Longmore and Meagen Alderton.
In partnership with the Latrobe City Council, they are hoping that this will inspire more dancesport enthusiasts to follow their dream of becoming Australia’s next dancesport champion. Otherwise, everyone is welcome to experience the fun and enjoyment dancesport has to offer.
Anna began dancing in 1991 in her hometown of Wagga Wagga, NSW. Starting in the junior category in the lowest grade possible, Anna and her partner, Matthew Rooke, became one of Australia’s most successful couples. They were the undefeated Australian Closed Champions, winning the title an unprecedented seven times from 2001 to 2007. They also won the Australian Open Championship in 2001, 2002 and 2003. These achievements have seen them represent Australia at six IDSF World Standard Championships.
In 2006, Anna became the first DanceSport competitor ever to be inducted into the Wagga Wagga Sporting Hall of Fame for her achievements in the sport.
Turning Professional in 2008, Anna won the Professional Australian Championships in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, and represented Australia at three Professional World Championships. In 2011 and 2012, Anna represented Australia in the Invitational Teams Match at the British Championships in Blackpool. This was the first time an Australian couple had been included in this event.
Involved in DanceSport for over 22 years, Meagen has only recently retired from international competition. As a competitor, Meagen achieved many goals both personally and professionally. She originally danced all three styles, Ballroom, Latin and New Vogue, becoming Australian New Vogue Champion, Australian Ten Dance Champion, and World Ten Dance Amateur and Professional finalist. She represented Australia many times at the World Championships held in Europe, Asia, America and Canada.
More recently Meagen specialised in Latin American. She and her partner, Nathan Meyers, became the Australian Professional Latin Champions and Professional Rising Star finalists in the world’s largest competitions, including the British Championships at Blackpool, the UK Open and International Championships.
Meagen is now a highly respected and sought after coach and adjudicator, and is Coaches’ Representative with DanceSport Victoria. She travels Australia-wide, teaching many of our leading couples and presenting lectures, ensuring her vast knowledge is passed on to current and future DanceSport competitors.
The Latrobe City DanceSport Classic caters for both the Recreational and Amateur Competitors.
We hope that through this website, you will find all the information you need to make your experience at the Latrobe City Dancesport Classic an enjoyable and, more importantly, a fun experience.