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About Us

Studio Profile

Nathan Major – Principal
Nathan has been dancing since 1996 and turned professional in 2002. Nathan is a qualified instructor (Licentiate - Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll Dancesport Council) in a variety of styles, including aerials (lift-work). Nathan competed successfully at State and National level competition and now regularly adjudicates at National events. However, he is most proud of the competition efforts and achievements of the students he has helped coach. Nathan looks forward to many further years of dancing with past, present, and future students of every description. 

Nathan is committed to the future of Swing, Rockabilly, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Blues and continues to develop his skills, qualifications, and passion so that he may continue to promote and inspire better dancing, helping more dancers Take the Next Step.

Australian Rock 'n' Roll Dance Council - Qualified Instructor (Licentiate Freestyle)

Judge: Melbourne Grande National Dance Championship (2004)

Judge: QLD Rock 'n' Roll & Swing Dance Championships (2005-2017)*

Judge: NSW Rock ‘n’ Roll & Swing Dance Championships (2008-2017)*

Chairman of Adjudicators: NSW Rock ‘n Roll & Swing Dance Championships (2011)

Judge: SA Rock ‘n Roll & Swing Dance Championships (2012-2013)

Judge: Cooly Rocks On! Swing, RnR, &/Rockabilly Dance Championships (2014-2017)*

Multiple State & City of Perth Champion (1999-2001) - Rock 'n' Roll, Jive, Lindy-Hop, Continental Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly

Crown Casino International Dance Championships (2000) - 1st Place: Jive, Continental Rock 'n' Roll, Lindy-Hop
*Intermittent years, as travel allowed!


Helen Mason – Professional (WA Manager)
Helen is a qualified instructor in Rock ‘n’ Roll (Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll Dancesport Council) and is a degree-qualified adult educator.

Helen has been dancing for over 15 years and sees dance as the ultimate lifelong learning experience with a never-ending repertoire of skills to be learned and put into practice. Consequently, she gets great joy out of both her own learning and that of others.


Our Goals

Cool Cats Rock ‘n’ Roll is dedicated to helping dancers of all proficiency levels Take the Next Step in their dance journey - and understand that this will be something different for every dancer. Whether it is achieving confidence in the first figures learned, having more fun on the dance floor, or serious examination of dance mechanisms and technique, we want to help people achieve the most out of their dancing!

We aim to keep 'retro' dance styles vibrant. We  push ourselves to provide the very best for every dancer and to give back the most we can into the greater community. We believe in ongoing training, development, and evaluation for teachers and assistants to improve their skills, knowledge, and qualifications. This involves consideration to both dance and non-dance aspects of teaching so that students will continue to receive the best from their instructors.

Dedicated

Cool Cats is committed to the long term development and promotion of 'retro' (Rockabilly, Swing, Rock 'n' Roll, Blues) dance styles. We teach in a manner that facilitates social activity and interaction, while imparting the necessary skills and knowledge for good dancing. Importantly, we maintain a distinction between related dance styles so that each may be separately appreciated and remain true to form.

Cool Cats actively participates in the broader community, by involvement in associated events and festivals, support of regional dance clubs and events, and through judging and promotion of dance competitions across Australia. In this regard, we support and aspire to the aims of the ARRDC.

Supportive 
Cool Cats offers a variety of Lesson Formats 
to ensure that students of all skill levels and experience may continue to develop as dancers. For some this may include training for demonstration and competition, others may pursue a greater understanding and refinement of dance technique, while others may find it rewarding to engage with new dancers as a class assistant or, ultimately, in a teaching role. We want you to get the most out of your dancing!

Generous

Cool Cats is determined to provide quality dance instruction to the largest number of people possible. Aside from workshops and a variety of lessons, this includes working hard on our continuing project to develop detailed lesson notes, course routines, and videos. It is our goal that students may readily access relevant information and guidance for the dancing they've already explored in class and have avenues to develop further. 


Class Assistants

Our cadre of friendly faces...
At Cool Cats we provide the opportunity for more experienced students to assist in class. For some this may represent a training pathway to ultimately become teachers themselves, while for others it's a just way of helping out. Cool Cats understand that every dancer started as a beginner once! Some of our class assistants that have helped over the years are featured below - thanks guys!

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