Rosie Multari has been teaching line dancing in New Jersey since 1993. She actually was a line dance choreographer first, creating dance workout videos for TV Fitness star Denise Austin & the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. Rosie’s well-known Beginner line dances are To the Moon, Tap & Go, Bally’s Mambo, Stealing the Best, Jersey Girls Cha, We Have to Dance, Marry You, Hold On To, This Life & Gloria AB!
Rosie has a varied educational background which all led to where she is now: a BFA in Theatre Arts from Brooklyn College followed by becoming a Gerontologist 20 years later, as well as running a successful fitness business, Rosie’s Robics, for over 35 years. Rosie has 5 national fitness certifications including Zumba and is a recognized expert in Senior Health & Fitness.
She has taught training workshops and Master classes throughout the US, Canada and Europe. In 2008 she joined Scooter Lee & Joanne Brady to bring the Dancing for the Dream program to Singapore & Malaysia, in 2010 she taught at the WOW event in Shanghai, China and 2015 at Mayworth Comp in Tamworth Australia!
Before retiring in ‘05 to be Granny/Nanny to her twin granddaughters, Rosie taught 22 weekly classes exclusively to active adults (55+) in NJ. Now she has 5 weekly classes, keeps busy with her growing family, is a rotating instructor for the Jersey Girls & conducts workshops for beginners and improvers at line dance events around the country. Since ‘03 Rosie’s was Dance Coordinator for TGB events and in 2011 became Co-Director of the Tim Gillis Dance weekends. After Tim retired in 2014, Rosie became the Event Director of New York State of Line aka NYSOL, an all-inclusive Line Dance Workshop Weekend in the Catskill Mountains.
Rosie also created GRACE, a training program for instructors of Active Adults. Rosie is available for these training workshops as well as teaching dance lessons for all levels, from Ultra Beginner to Advanced.
Rosie is a “people person” and when you meet her you’ll know why she enjoys life!
To reach Rosie, call 732-267-2891, or find her on Facebook!
John discovered country dancing in 1993 while visiting Nashville for a work-related trade show. He started taking lessons and dancing socially at the Grizzly Rose Saloon in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
By 1995, John was instructing freestyle couples, pattern partner, and line dances three nights a week to hundreds of eager students. He introduced west coast swing and cha cha to the area, as well as line dances from (then) up-and-coming choreographers .
In 1998, John decided to become a full-time traveling instructor. Since then, he has toured the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan; with additional appearances in Canada, Ireland, Finland, Holland, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Austria.
John was recognized as Instructor of the Year at the North American Open Dance Championships in October 2001. He has been nominated for seven UCWDC Star Awards, including Favorite Personality, Favorite Line Dance Choreographer, and Favorite Line Dance Instructor (which he won in 2004 and 2008).
John has also received seven Dancer’s Choice Awards for Male Instructor, Male Choreographer, Male Personality, and Show Stopper. In 2008, he was inducted into the Linedancer Magazine Hall of Fame.