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Rockhampton couple twirls to the top of ballroom dance realm

Rockhampton ballroom dancers Amy and Justin Sharrock performing. Photographer Fook Seung Lee
Rockhampton ballroom dancers Amy and Justin Sharrock performing. Photographer Fook Seung Lee Fook Seung Lee

ROCKHAMPTON ballroom dancers Amy and Justin Sharrock have more spring in their step than most.

The husband-and-wife duo has danced their way to the top of the world, representing Australia and becoming international champions.

Already this year they have won four places in competitions across Australia.

The only thing stopping them from reaching their next overseas competition is the funds.

Amy and Justin plan to compete in two of the largest ballroom dancing competitions in the world, at Singapore at the end of this year and in the UK in 2014.

So the couple, who train up to 20 hours weekly at Manderson's Dance Centre, will put their passion to good use and hold an evening showcasing their talent on the dance floor.

Last time the couple were in Singapore it was for their honeymoon, but that didn't stop them from a spot of competitive ballroom dancing - where they won the adult open Latin and show dance.

Justin encourages all married couples to dance together.

"Practising teaches you how to move in sync with one another," Justin said.

DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA

What: Dancing by Justin and Amy Sharrock along with a social dance, light supper, raffle and dancer auction

When: August 17 at 6.30pm

Where: Rockhampton State High School Hall

Topics:  dancing rockhampton state high school



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