Rhett and Emma Salmon will perform at the Tyalgum Dance Spectacular in October.
Rhett and Emma Salmon will perform at the Tyalgum Dance Spectacular in October.

Dance champions light up stage

TWEED Heads ballroom dance teachers Rhett and Emma Salmon met through dance.

Last year they married in the village that keeps drawing them back to perform.

They will return to Tyalgum next month for the annual Dance Spectacular.

In August, the couple took out the top title at the 2015 World Dance Council Professional Championships in the professional ballroom category, for the second year in a row.

 

"It's a really enjoyable night and we've always had good fun," Mr Salmon said.

"We always enjoy that competition and we won it last year as well so we were hoping to do the same this year."

Against some tough competition, he said it was great to have such a strong result once again.

"We competed in the highest division so we're really happy to do well in it," he said.

After the gruelling championships, the Tyalgum Dance Spectacular will be a welcome change for the couple - without the competitive edge.

"It's quite good fun because you get to enjoy it a little bit more and take the seriousness out of it," Mr Salmon said.

The spectacular, presented by former Dancing with the Stars judge Mark Wilson, will also feature undefeated Australian New Vogue champions Jarrod and Jayne Dawson and Latin American dancers Justin and Amy Sharrock.

Heartsaflame Productions spokesman Solar Chapel said the event, now in its fourth year, attracted enthusiasts from across the Northern Rivers and south-east Queensland.

The dances will be complemented by operatic soprano Petah Chapman.



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