A Passion to Teach Line Dancing
Hello, my name is Robert Young aka the "Croc" in the line dance community.
When I first started Line Dancing, we were isolated in Central Ontario with just our community and a small surrounding area. Today with all the advances in media, we can hear and watch new dances that are being taught all around the world.
I started line dancing in 1985 at Loretto Inn and like most of us, in no time at all I was hooked. In 1992, I started teaching and have had classes in Orangeville Shelburne, Hillsburg, Erin, Grand Valley, Dundalk and Brampton.
In 1996 Hope and I became partners and we are currently teaching in Bolton, and Loretto Tavern. Our Monday night Beginner Class has been a huge success and we are very proud of all the Line Dancers who have sprung from our effort to support the new dancer.
We have never forgot our humble beginnings, and our greatest love is for new beginners. As a result, we promote stress free classes, encouragement, and patience.
Over the years I have organized several events. I founded CDIA (Canadian Dance Instructors Association), the Bonanza at Terry Miller Rec. Centre in Brampton which was later called the Triple "C".
The highlight of our career was the wonderful four and half years of dance at Innis Lake where 450-600 line dancers would attend the third Friday of each month to dance with the "Croc".