About Us

 

 

Maidstone Roller Dance Club was formed in 1969 and is one of the largest Artistic Roller Dance clubs in England.

 

Our club is known for its friendly atmosphere with a cross section of members of all ages and skills from beginners to those competing at the highest levels in the domestic arena and for Team GB in the European and World Championships.

 

Our governing body is FARS, the Federation of Artistic Roller Skating. The objective of the Federation is the promotion and control of Artistic Roller Skating. They organise and set the standards that all clubs across the country work to and are responsible for skating tests, training days, competitions and championships in this country, and in supporting the British competitors in international skating circuit.

 

The club is run by volunteers who are made up of a committee and a small group of highly dedicated and experienced coaches and trainers.  All our team undergo Child Protection training and are DBS checked where required. Every session is covered by at least one qualified first aider and the club is fully insured through a specialist sports insurance policy.

 

Our Coaching Team

 

 Our Head Coach, Rachel Yildiz is a gold level skater with experience in many disciplines including free and figures, whilst specialising in Dance & Freedance she has competed across Europe and the USA for the British Team and has been coaching at the club since she retired from competitive solo dance in 2004.

 

 Ann Odhams was part of the GB Precision Team competing in 4 World Championships, the GB Solo Dance Team and has competed in Europe.  Ann has completed her Basic Skills coaching course and is now training to be a FARS qualified judge.  Ann also runs our Saturday club session and enjoys choreographing many of the routines.

 

 Vicky Kemp is the newest addition to the coaching team. She started skating at 3 and started competing at 5.  She was in the top 10 nationally from 1998 to 2008. She represented GB from 2000 until 2011. She was British Free Skating Champion in 2004 and she won the double in 2006 making her junior free skating and solo dance British champion

 

Committee

 

Chairman    Richard Osborn

Secretary    Frances  Sheldrake

Treasurer    Andy Sullivan

Skating Technical Officer Dani Hayon

Fundraising   Claire Bray

Committee Member  Matthew Young

Committee Member  Nikki Fermor

Committee Member  Karen Martin

Child Protection Officer  Sarah Inge

 

Non Committee Roles

 

Competions - Ann Odhams

Hall & Venues - Talie Hayon

Celebrating 50 years of roller dance in 2019

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