Local champs dance to nationals

David and Irena Brooks performing the waltz at the Tasmanian Dancesport Championships.
David and Irena Brooks performing the waltz at the Tasmanian Dancesport Championships. SUBMITTED

COFFS HARBOUR’S very own Australian ballroom dancing champions have continued their good form as they foxtrot their way to another tilt at the national titles.

David and Irena Brooks danced their way to three podium finishes at the Tasmanian Dancesport Championships in Launceston.

The couple took out first place in the Masters Two Open New Vogue, second place in the Standard Open, second in the Masters One Open New Vogue and fourth in the Masters One Open Standard, performing dances such as the waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, foxtrot and quickstep.

“This is the first time we have competed in Tasmania and I was pleasantly surprised at the way all of Launceston got behind the event,” David said.

“It was very professionally presented and very well attended.”

Irena said: “It was great to do so well in this event as some of Australia’s best dancers were competing.

“Doing well in these events gives us a good indication on the standard we are performing at and what we need to do to stay on top.”

So far this year David and Irena have had wins at the Queensland Dancesport Championships in Queensland,

National Capital Dancesport Championships at the Australian Institute Of Sport and now the Tasmanian Dancesport Championships.

“We have several more major events that we will attend over the next few months but if the good results keep coming, then that will place us in an excellent position to retain our Australian Championship Title for a fourth year in a row at the Australian Dancesport Championships to be held in December,” David said.

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