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Ratpack Dance Academy

Ratpack Dance Academy

The Director of Ratpack Dance Academy Rob has been dancing and competing since 2000 and teaching for over 15 years. Throughout this time, he continues to be a strong supporter of the Rock 'n' Roll community and has been involved in organizing and participating in dance demonstrations, including co-ordinating demonstrations for the ARRC for 5 years.

Rob has had the pleasure of being involved in demonstrations for such events as: The opening of the Special Olympics, Sydney Masters Games, Paradise Church Xmas Show, Clipsal 500, Adelaide 36ers and many other festivals and events.


Rob achieved his Teacher of Dancing Accreditation with The Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing (Australia) Pty Ltd in 2013. His training and dance experience include Ballroom, Salsa, Tap, Ballet, Jazz Ballet and more prominently Rock 'n' Roll and Swing Jive. He even spent time training with the Zig Zag Circus to enhance his acrobatic skills and knowledge.

Ratpack Dance Academy welcomes all ages and levels. It’s a relaxed, fun and friendly environment where you can learn at your own pace. You just need comfortable clothing, closed in shoes and a willingness to learn and have fun!

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Classes We Offer

Embrace Your Love of Dance

Rock 'n' Roll

Get Up And Move

Swing Jive
Lindy Hop

Feel the Music

Private  Lessons

Out To Impress

Dance Shoes

The importance of a good shoes when dancing

Dancing is a great way to keep fit and healthy, mind, body and soul, but to be able to keep dancing we need to look after one of our best assets, our feet!

When we protect our feet we also protect our ankles, knees, hips and back as there is a lot of movement and pressure on all of these areas when we dance.

Bleyer and Trambas shoes are recommended by Rob as he trusts these to support those needs.

Contact Rob for all inquiries regarding the below Rock 'n' Roll and Swing shoes currently available for purchase.

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Bleyer Shoes

The Footwear Choice of Champions
BLEYER shoes were founded by a German shoe company in 1954 where they began manufacturing gymnastic shoes. They commenced crafting shoes for swing dancing in the 1960s and are now known for their production of many types of sport shoes. BLEYER shoes have a Polyurethane sole which cushions the foot and is ideal for spinning due to its spin spot. The upper is made of leather enabling it to shape to your feet. When first purchased these shoes can feel slightly tight and are best molded for a superior fit and feel. Rob will guide you on how to do this.

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Trambas Shoes

Trambas shoes have been established since 1983. Bringing you the finest quality crafted shoes from international craftsmen.

Trambas shoes come in three different types of Soles - Resin, Leather and Lindy Sole
Each shoe is made from the highest quality products and the attention to detail is first class. 

Trambas shoes are made right here in sunny Queensland, Australia.

Come join in the fun!

Group Classes

Thursdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Salisbury RSL

19 Park Terrace

Salisbury SA 5108

Private Lessons available upon request

Woodville South

Available for functions, demonstrations and workshops


Rob - 0407 790 698


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Get in Touch

19 Park Terrace, Salisbury SA 5108, Australia

0407 790 698

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