I am Alina, mum of 2 beautiful girls and owner of the Storehouse Cafe and Abracadabra. I am overly excited as well as nervous to be taking part in this! I pushed my husband Shail into Dancing for Life Education in 2019 as there was no spot for a female dancer. To take dance lessons, learn to dance or even just get a groove has been a childhood dream that never came true as I never had the courage to just do it nor the time to commit to it. Bring it on!
I look forward to the atmosphere, getting to know some amazing people, the challenge of being pushed out of my comfort zone and to raising money for Life Education Trust while doing it!
Hi I’m Brendon Reynolds, Born and bred in Taupo I have always called this place we live in “Paradise” Cycling has been my passion for many years and coincidentally I’m the co-owner of MyRide Taupo (formerly Huka Cycles).
Why am I doing this? One too many beers with a mate? Maybe… chase another adventure even though it scares the hell out of me? Absolutely … The cause is real and if we achieve the Trust’s goals then me looking like a clown on the dance floor makes it all very worthwhile.
Teachers: Robin & Faye Moore
Faye and Robin Moore live in Kinloch and moved to the Taupō area four years ago to be closer to family. They teach Rock’n’Roll and have been dancing 50’s/60’s dance for over 30 years.
They didn't start R’n’R dancing until they were in their 40’s when this type of dance was very strong throughout NZ.
They have attended the NZ National Championships held at Labour weekend for the past 30 years as competitive dancers. When held in Christchurch they also organised the event with Robin taking the MC role for a number of events too! They have been dance instructors for much of the time they have been involved.
Faye and Robin say “Both our children were involved with dance when they were young and still dance today, now in their 40’s. Our son runs his own dance studio in Wellington with his dance partner.”
They are both looking forward to Dancing for Life Education in partnership with Tall Poppy Real Estate and are enjoying teaching their two couples - “Lots of laughs and fun already.”