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Winners for 2016-2017
Australian
Line Dancer
of the Year:
Pauline Greenwood
Runner Ups:
Joshua Talbot
Linda Burgess
Robyn Groot

Australian
Beginner/Improver
dance:
Lonely Girl - Maddison Glover
Runner Ups:
Dance With Me - Linda Burgess
Frankie Fever - Maddison Glover
Love Junk – Chris Watson & Simon Ward

Australian
Intermediate/
Advanced dance:
Bring Down the House - Linda Burgess
Runner Ups:
Be That Song – Mark Simpkin
Twists & Turns - Maddison Glover
Why Baby Why - Maddison Glover

International
Dance:
Ain't Misbehavin' - Mundy, Thompson-Szymaski &  Glass
Runner Ups:
About Feelings - Ria Vos
Lay Low – Darren Bailey
Take me to The River - Roy Verdonk & Jonas Dahlgren
 
 
Australian
Choreographer:
Maddison Glover
Runner Ups:
Kevin & Maria Smith
Linda Burgess
Stephen Paterson

International
Choreographer:
Guyton Mundy
Runner Ups:
Niels Poulsen
Rachael McEnaney-White
Ria Vos

Australian 
Teacher:
Kate Simpkin
Runner Ups:
Maddison Glover
Maria Smith
Stephen Paterson

Australian
Line Dance
Website:
Aussie Dance Sheets/Line Dance Sydney
Runner Ups:
Kate Simpkin - Nuline Sydney
Kickin' Country
Westlakes Line Dancers

Grounds for Line Dancer of the year finalists
Pauline Greenwood
 * Volunteers on the VLDA & Ball Committees.
 * Sponsors line dance events including: Mayworth, SSLDC, VLDA Ball, United We Dance.
 * Organises a line dance team for Relay for Life each year.
 * Raised about $50,000 for charity through dance events in the past year including:
 ** All proceedes from classes donated to charities.
 ** Raised $6500 for Kids at the All 4 Kids Fundraiser.
 ** Raised $2000 to for the Bendigo Bank Community Grants.
 ** Donated $2500 to a local dance and theatre company.
 ** Donated $17,000 to Relay for Life as Part of the United We Dance social held annually.
 ** Donated $11,000 to Relay For Life from regular socials.
 * Supports as many line dance events as possible.
 * Does free demonstrations for community groups.
Robyn Groot
 * Teaches for free at the U3A for over 55's every week.
 * Fundraises for charities, having raised over $70,000 in the last few years.
 * Member of the NSW Ball committee.
 * Attends Relay for Life (Cancer Council) every year since 2001 & has raised over $97,000.
 * Encourages & teaches disabled students, including one who is blind.
 * Stands in for other local instructors at need.
 * Runs 3 workshops a year locally plus others nationally.
 * Regular columist for Jan Wyllie's 'The Aussie Linedance Mag'.
Linda Burgess
 * Has represented Australia internationally in line dancing.
 * Supports Fundraiser Events for local & national charities & donates time & services.
 * Promotes Australian Line Dancing on a local, national and international level.
 * Does Demonstrations, workshops & classes, choreographer, coach, competitor & judge.
Joshua Talbot
 * Member of the NSW BALL committee
 * Attended numerous club & interstate fundraising events.
 * Raised $3700 for Ronald McDonald House & $180 for the Leukaemia Foundation.
 * Steps in for other local instructors, running their classes.


Please Read! These Awards are sponsored by Australian Line Dancer. Voting is from April to April in the following year (voting closes early April) and results are announced (and the awards presented) at the Australian Country Dance Festival ('Mayworth'), Tamworth.

You can vote in as many of the categories as you like once every month. Instructors are encouraged to collect votes from their classes & socials and submit them monthly (class voting form - right click & save). See below for rules. The more people & classes that vote, the more truly representative the results. These awards are not for technical merit, but are popularity based awards (the most votes wins). It's not necessarily the best dance that wins.

Note that for the purposes of these awards "Australian" refers to someone currently living in Australia.


Please Read the Voting Rules

Voting (Please fill in as many fields as you wish and then click "submit", once per month. Alternatively email the votes to "roots-boots@hotmail.com"). Since voting is only open to current Australian line dancers, votes will only be accepted if they include at least one of the Australian dance categories).


 
Voting
 rules:

Use the online form above or email your votes (you don't have to vote in every category) to David Powell. Internet votes will be combined with votes posted & collected by committee members to determine the winners in each category. Voting is open to Australian residents who are currently line dancing (please don't ask your non-dancing friends & family to vote). Non-dancers are not allowed to vote! Multiple votes from the same IP address need to be verified - if it is a class voting, use the voting form. Multiple votes from the same IP address in a calendar month will only be accepted after verification.
In order to encourage more individual votes and votes from smaller classes and reduce the bias from large groups, class votes will be capped on a monthly basis (individual votes are counted as is). This means instructors with large classes will not swamp the votes.
You may vote once every month until voting closes. When voting for a dance please include the choreographer's name since there may be more than one dance with the same name. You need to include your name when voting. Anonymous votes are not counted.
The awards committee reserves the right to alter a voter's category where necessary (eg: a foreign dance is voted in an Australian category).
Any dance that has one or more non-Australian choreographers belongs in the International Dance section.

    
  
The Line Dancer of the Year Award is a nomination award. It is intended to recognise those who have contributed to promoting line dancing beyond the interests of their own club, have done charity work etc. It is not meant to recognise your favourite instructor. When nominating, include as much detail as you can. The Awards Committee combine all nominations for each person nominated and the finalists are then voted upon by the members of Australian Line Dancer (sponsors of the awards). This award is for the person who has done the most for line dancing in the year, both nationally & internationally (rather than just locally or in a single club). The award is open to all resident Australians involved in line dancing, be they instructors, choreographers, dancers, 'helpers', website operators etc.
Note that most teachers teach classes, run socials, many choreograph dances, do workshops & run tours and of course are loved by their students. We are looking for nominations based on something extra such as volunteer & charity work (specific details please!), evidence of promoting line dancing beyond the interests of the teacher's own club, networking, promoting line dancing in the media, especially on the national or international level. We are looking for the nomination with the "X-factor".




Please note that nominations for "The Australian Line Dancer of the Year" award are collated to obtain the finalists. Members of "Australian Line Dancer" (which sponsor these awards) then vote on the winner from amongst the finalists (voters are not provided the names of the nominees, just the grounds for nomination, so as to avoid favouritism). Except in case of a possible tie, the Awards committee does not vote.

Winners for 2015-2016
Australian
Line Dancer
of the Year:
Donna & Rhys Pearce
Runner Ups:
Kate Smith & Stacey Robinson
Kim Pemberton
Chris Watson
Pauline Greenwood
Maria Smith
Australian
Beginner/Improver
dance:
Love Sweet Love - Anne Herd
Runner Ups:
Heidi - Jan Wyllie
Thinkin' Country - Simon Ward
Trouble with the Treble - Maddison Glover
Turn The Beat Up - Maddison Glover

Australian
Intermediate/
Advanced dance:
Twists & Turns - Maddison Glover
Runner Ups:
Andante Andante - Stephen Patterson
Baby I'm Amazed - Maddison Glover
Marvin Gaye - Josh Talbot
Tuesday Blues - Simon Ward

International
Dance:
Ticket to the Blues - Niels Poulsen
Runner Ups:
Darlin' Hold My Hand - Neville Fitgerald & Julie Harris
Fireball - Kate Sala
Heavenly Cha - Dee Musk
The Bomp - Kim Ray

 
 
Australian
Choreographer:
Simon Ward
Runner Ups:
Josh Talbot
Maddison Glover
Mark Simpkin
Stephen Patterson

International
Choreographer:
Rachael McEnaney
Runner Ups:
Darren Bailey
Dee Musk
Niels Poulsen
Ria Vos

Australian 
Teacher:
Tom Glover
Runner Ups:
Brett Jenkins
Chris Watson
Maddison Glover
Michelle Fong
Stephen Patterson

Australian
Line Dance
Website:
Aussie Step Sheets / Line Dance Sydney
Runner Ups:
Australian Line Dancer
Dancin' Lines
Mayworth
Southern Cross


Winners
for 2014-2015
Australian
Line Dancer
of the Year:
Maddison Glover
Runner Ups:
Donna & Rhys Pearce
Jan Wyllie
Janene Lawson
Jenny Smith

Pauline Greenwood
Australian
Beginner/Improver
dance:
Trouble With The Treble - Maddison Glover
Runner Ups:
Blue Finger Jive - Carl Sullivan
Heartaches and Honky Tonks - Bill Larson
Over The Rainbow Swing - Gordon Elliott
Popcorn - Tim Gauci

Australian
Intermediate/
Advanced dance:
Geronimo - Brett Jenkins & Joshua Talbot
Runner Ups:
Free - Travis Taylor & Adrian Lefebour
Priscilla - Maddison Glover
Teenage Dreemin' - Maddison Glover
You Ruin Me - Michael Vera Lobos

International
Dance:
No Man's Land - Ria Vos
Runner Ups:
Alcazar - Robbie McGowan Hickie & Karl-Harry Winson
Raggle Taggle Gypsy O - Maggie Gallagher
Tick Tock Two - Rachael McEnaney
Walkin' On Air - Amy Glass & Simon Ward

 
 
Australian
Choreographer:
Anne Herd
Runner Ups:
Brett Jenkins
Joshua Talbot
Maddison Glover
Simon Ward

International
Choreographer:
Rachael McEnaney
Runner Ups:
Dee Musk
Karl Harry Winson
Niels Poulsen
Ria Vos

Australian 
Teacher:
Chris Watson
Runner Ups:
Brett Jenkins
Chris Herbing
Michelle Fong
Sandy Kerrigan

Australian
Line Dance
Website:
Aussie Dance Sheets/Line Dance Sydney
Runner Ups:
Kickin' Country Line Dancers (K&M Smith)
Lassoo Line Dance (Sandy Kerrigan)
Line Dance Stephen Patterson
Victorian Line Dance Association


Winners for 2013-2014
Australian
Line Dancer
of the Year:
Chris Watson
Runner Ups:
Alison Johnstone
Brett Jenkins
Maddison Glover
Maria Smith
Pauline Greenwood
Robyn Groot
Stacey Robinson
Australian
Beginner/Improver
dance:
Rocket To The Sun - Maddison Glover
Runner Ups:
Alive - Noel Bradey
Baby Don't Rush - Tim Gauci
Boogie Shoes - Tim Gauci
Loch Lomond - Barbara Hile
Australian
Intermediate/
Advanced dance:
Cry - Travis Taylor
Runner Ups:
Big Country Sky - Rosalie Mackay
Blurred Lines - Linda Wolf
Counting Stars - Michael Vera Lobos
Heavens Questions - Tom & Maddison Glover
International
Dance:
Wagon Wheel Rock - Yvonne Anderson
Runner Ups:
Blurred Lines - Rachael McEnaney
Gleefully There - Rachael McEnaney
No Mans Land - Ria Vos
Turn Away - David  Ian Blakely & Paul Linda James
 
 
Australian
Choreographer:
Simon Ward
Runner Ups:
Michael Vera Lobos
Stephen Patterson
Tim Gauci
Travis Taylor
International
Choreographer:
Ria Vos
Runner Ups:
Dee Musk
Joey warren
Rachael McEnaney
Robbie McGowan Hickie
Australian 
Teacher:
Gordon Elliott
Runner Ups:
Brett Jenkins
Chris Herbing
Michael Vera Lobos
Stephen Patterson
Australian
Line Dance
Website:
Aussie Dance Sheet/Line Dance Sydney
Runner Ups:
Lasso Line Dancing (Sandy Kerrigan)
Runaround Sioux
Victoirian Line Dance Association
Westlakes Line Dancers
(Robyn Groot)

Special Award for Services to Line Dancing: Victorian Line Dance Association

Winners for 2012

Australian
Line Dancer
of the Year:
Maria Smith
Runner Ups:
Keith Davies
Liz Collett
Robyn Groot
Sandy Kerrigan
Australian
Beginner/Improver
dance:
Happy Dance - Jan Wyllie
Runner Ups:
16 Tons - Michael Vera Lobos
Aiko Shaiko - Jan Wyllie
Heart of the World - Noel Bradey
Shine On - Jan Wyllie

Australian
Intermediate/
Advanced dance:
Beautiful In My Eyes - Simon Ward
Runner Ups:
A Thousand Years - Bill Larson
A Thousand Years - Michael Vera Lobos
Bang Bang - Simon Ward & Rachel McEnaney
Dreamers - Tom Glover
International
Dance:
Domino - Rachel McEnaney
Runner Ups:
Half Past Nothin' - Fitzgerald & Harris
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Dee Musk
La Luna - Peter Metelnick & Alison Biggs
Rock paper scissors - Maggie Gallagher
 
 
Australian
Choreographer:
Simon Ward
Runner Ups:
Jan Wyllie
Michael Vera Lobos
Sandy Kerrigan
Tom Glover

International
Choreographer:
Rachael McEnaney
Runner Ups:
Debbie McLaughlin
Maggie Gallagher
Ria Vos
Robbie McGowan Hickie
Australian 
Teacher:
Noel Bradey
Runner Ups:
Alison Johnstone
Brett Jenkins
Gordon Elliott
Michael Vera Lobos

Australian
Line Dance
Website:
Aussie Dance Sheet/Line Dance Sydney
Runner Ups:
Dare 2 Dance Tamworth (Chris Watson)
Lassoo Line Dancing (Sandy Kerrigan)
Red Hot & Country (Kelvin Dale & Kathryn Sloan)
Westlake Line Dancers (Robyn Groot)


Winners for 2011
Australian
Line Dancer
of the Year:
Chris Watson
Runner Ups:
Maria Smith
Robyn Groote
Sandy Kerrigan, Tom Glover

Australian
Beginner/Improver
dance:
Beethoven Boogie - Gordon Elliott
Runner Ups:
Dance in The Rain - Keith Davies
Love Really Hurts - Gordon Elliott
Love Sick You - Chris Watson

Australian
Intermediate/
Advanced dance:
Man of My Word - Mitchell & Hughes
Runner Ups:
A Perfect Day - Simon Ward
Dreamers - Tom Glover
Satisfied - Linda Burgess
International
Dance:
Alabama Slammin - Rachael McEnaney
Runner Ups:
All Of Me - Maggie Gallagher
Burlesque - Norm Gifford
I'm No Good Rachael McEnaney
 
 
Australian
Choreographer:
Simon Ward
Runner Ups:
Linda Burgess
Lu Olsen
Sandy Kerrigan

International
Choreographer:
Rachael McEnaney
Runner Ups:
Jo & John Kinser
Kim Ray
Maggie Gallagher

Australian 
Teacher:
Liz Collett &
Tom Glover (tie)
Runner Ups:
Chris Herbing
Sandy Kerrigan

Australian
Line Dance
Website:
Aussie Dance Sheets/Line Dance Sydney
Runner Ups:
Australian Line Dancer
Bootscooting Devils
Lassoo


Winners for 2010
Australian
Line Dancer
of the Year:
Alison Johnstone
Runner Ups:
Darren Mitchell
Kevin & Maria Smith
Robyn Groot, Tom Glover
Australian
Beginner/Improver
dance:
If I Knew Then - Tom Glover
Runner Ups:
Flip Flops - Darren Mitchell
Notting Hill - Sandy Kerrigan
Peppy Toe - Jan Wyllie
Australian
Intermediate/
Advanced dance:
Mr Whoever You Are - S. Paterson
Runner Ups:
Alejandro - Sandy Kerrigan
Spellbound - Chris Watson
Those less Fortunate - Olsen & Langton
International
Dance:
Rah Rah Oh la la - Jo & John Kinser
Runner Ups:
Chica Boom Boom - Vicki Morris
Cry Me Out - Malene Jakobsen
Rhyme or Reason - Rachel McEnaney
 
 
Australian
Choreographer:
Sandy Kerrigan
Runner Ups:
Gordon Elliott
Lu Olsen
Travis Taylor
International
Choreographer:
Jo & John Kinser
Runner Ups:
Luke Watson
Rachel McEnaney
Robbie McGowan Hickie
Australian 
Teacher:
Kate Simpkin
Runner Ups:
Chris Watson, Chris Herbing
Gordon Elliott
Sandy Kerrigan

Australian
Line Dance
Website:
Aussie Dance Sheets/Line Dance Sydney
Runner Ups:
Lassoo - Sandy Kerrigan
Northern Riders
Westlakes


Winners for 2009
Australian
Beginner/Improver
dance:
Nothin’ Without You - Anne Herd
Runner Ups:
Me & God - Sandy Kerrigan
ack in Waltz Style - Gordon Elliott
Love Crime - Gordon Elliott
Australian
Intermediate/
Advanced dance:
Poker Face - Sandy Kerrigan
Runner Ups:
Let’s Swing - Terry Hogan
Cowgirls Don’t Cry - Bill Larson
The Climb - Karen Jennings
International
Dance:
Go Mamma Go - K. Sala & R. Hickie
Runner Ups:
Galway Girls - Chris Hodson
La Secret - Robbie McGowan Hickie
Jesse James - Rachel McEaney
 
 
Australian
Line
Dance
Personality:
Chris Watson
Runner Ups:
Stephen Paterson
Kate Simpkin
Gordon Elliott
Australian
Choreographer:
Travis Taylor
Runner Ups:
Gordon Elliott
Sandy Kerrigan
Tom Glover
International
Choreographer:
Robbie McGowan Hickie
Runner Ups:
Maggie Gallagher
Kate Sala
Peter Metelnick

Australian
Line Dance
Website:
Bootscootin' Western Sydney
Runner Ups:
Westlakes
Dancin’ Down Under
Dare 2 Dance
Northern Riders


Winners for 2008
Australian
Beginner/Improver
dance:
Dance Our Way - Peter & Liz Heath
Runner Ups:
Two Steppin' Blue - Tracie Lee
Rio - Carol McKee
Australian
Intermediate/
Advanced dance:
Everlasting Love - Jennifer Huges
Runner Ups:
God Must be Busy - Tim Gauci
Winner at Losing Game - Taylor & Simpkin
International
Dance:
Out of The Blue - Luke Watson
Runner Ups:
Firecracker - Robert Lindsay
My Veronica - Metelnick & Biggs
 
 
Australian
Line
Dance
Personality:
Chris Watson
Runner Ups:
Stephen Paterson
Gordon Elliot
Australian
Choreographer:
Mark Simpkin
Runner Ups:
Tim Gauci
Sandy Kerrigan
International
Choreographer:
Luke Watson
Runner Ups:
Maggie Gallagher
Robbie McGowan Hickie

Australian
Line Dance
Website:
Bootscootin' Western Sydney
Runner Ups:
Dancin’ Down Under
Southern Cross


Winners for 2007
Australian
Beginner/Improver
dance:
It Hurt's - Gordon Elliott
Runner Ups:
An Irish Waltz - Jan Wyllie
Dancing In the Tub - Sandy Kerrigan
Australian
Intermediate/
Advanced dance:
Champagne on Ice - M. Vera-Lobos
Runner Ups:
Someone 2 Love - Tim Gauci
If Only - Tracie Lee
Cowboy Up! - Tim Gauci
International
Dance:
Don't Feel Like Dancing - Patricia Stott
Runner Ups:
A Gigolo - Robbie McGowan Hickie
Get Your Feet Down - M.Chandonnet
Cherry Poppin - Fitzgerald & Harris
 
 
Australian
Line
Dance
Personality:
Tracie Lee
Runner Ups:
Stephen Paterson
Chris Watson
Australian
Choreographer:
Tim Gauci
Runner Ups:
Sandy Kerrigan
Tracie Lee
Mark Simpkin
International
Choreographer:
Robbie McGowan Hickie
Runner Ups:
Maggie Gallagher
Neville Fitzgerald

Australian
Line Dance
Website:
Bootscootin' Western Sydney
Runner Ups:
Dance Fever (Tracie Lee)
Dancin Down Under
Northern Riders

Winners for 2006
Australian Beginner/Improver dance:
I Gotta Brand New Girlfriend - Tim Gauci
Australian Intermediate/Advanced dance: Hoe Down - Jessica Lamb & Adrian Lefebour
International Dance:
Come Tomorrow - Michele Perron
Australian Line Dance Website:
Bootscootin' Western Sydney
Australian Choreographer: Mark Simpkin
International Choreographer: Michele Perron
Australian Linedance Personality: Gordon Elliott
Winners for 2005
Australian Beginner/Improver dance:
Walk On - Chris Watson & Brett Jenkins
Australian Intermediate/Advanced dance: Birmingham - Karen Jennings
International Dance:
Ready to Fly - Robbie McGowan Hickie
Australian Line Dance Website:
Runaround Sioux
Australian Choreographer: Chris Watson
International Choreographer: Rachael McEnaney
Australian Linedance Personality: Gordon Elliott

Winners for 2004
Australian Beginner/Improver LinedDance:
Jump In - Chris Watson
Aust. Intermediate/Advanced Line Dance: Sway - Carl Sullivan
International Line Dance of the Year:
Slow Burn - Robinson & Hunyadi
Australian Line Dance Website of the Year:
Bootscootin' Western Sydney

Winners for 2002 & 2003

2003
2002
Australian Dance of the Year:
One Heart - Chris Watson Someone Like You - Michael Vera-Lobos
International Dance of the Year:
Shakatak - Kate Sala
Evergreen - Karen Hunn
Australian Website of the Year:
Dancin' Downunder
Dancin' Downunder


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