Bob has been in the Latin, Ballroom, Jive dance scene since the late 1980’s. He has bronze level in all Latin, Ballroom dances, including Jive and has competed in the Latin division in Montreal.
He branched off to include Salsa, Bachata, Argentine Tango and Country 2 step and is working on Silver level dances, under the instruction his dance instructor, Jan from “Jan Fregonese’s Professional School of Dance”and has also participated in “The Northern Latin Congress Bob and partner have volunteered at various summer events and provided dance entertainment to the clients and staff at various senior’s homes and healthcare facilities.
He has volunteered for the Easter Seals “Dancing with The Stars” as a professional Coach / Instructor for the past 9 years. This will be his 10th year participating in this event.
Retiring from Mines Engineering at Vale after 35.5 years he continued as a full time “Worker Advocate” for the United Steelworkers (7 years) finally retiring in April 2016. He followed his true passion advocating for persons with injuries, illness and disabilities. He has a true understanding of the challenges children with physical disabilities and their families face.
He is looking forward to participation in this event raising funds for children with physical disabilities while also enjoying the sport of dance.