Rosie 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: Stealing the Best, To the Moon, Tap & Go, Bally's Mambo, Jersey Girls Cha, Marry You,This Life, Hold On To, Gloria, Got a Hole in My Pocket & Love You For It!
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 40 years. Rosie has 5 national fitness certifications 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 & in 2015 at the Australian Country Dance Festival in Tamworth!
Before retiring in '05 to be Granny/Nanny to her twin granddaughters, Rosie taught 22 weekly classes exclusively to active adults in NJ. Now she has 2 weekly classes, keeps busy with her growing family, is a rotating instructor @ the Jersey Girls & Guys, and she conducts workshops for beginners and improvers at line dance events around the country. Rosie is the Coordinator for the Beginner Program at both the Line Dance Marathon & Big Bang Classic and works regularly with Scooter Lee and her Dancing for the Dream Team!
Since '03 Rosie had been Dance Coordinator for TGB events and in 2011 became Co-Director of the Tim Gillis Dance weekends. Tim retired in 2014 so Rosie debuted her event in November 2015, the New York State of Line Dance Workshop Weekend. http://www.newyorkstateofline.com NYSOL sells out every year with over 400 dancers!
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!