and the STARS DOWN UNDER Water-Ski and Stunt Show Team
with Robert Dance and the Order of Australia Medal
Mr Robert Dance is so good at what he does, that he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to water-skiing.
Robert initially got into water skiing at quite a young age when he first learnt to ski with his Dad down at Dromana beach (on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula). Soon after he got to see the famous water-skiers at the first Moomba Shows, eventually becoming the Director of Melbourne’s Moomba Festival.
Robert is a past president and director of the Victorian Water Ski Association, his many accomplishments include 50 years as a Ski Show Director at Melbourne’s Moomba Festival (1960 – 2010), Water-ski Co-ordinator at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and since 2011, Robert has been the Director of his famous Stars Down Under Water Ski and Stunt Show.
Now Robert has an OAM for his service to Water-skiing in Australia. Robert says “that’s where doing what you love can take you”
Robert’s wife ‘Jan’ owns this fabulous GILFLITE Integra (pictured below) which they use to train and perform with their ‘Stars Down Under’
GILFLITE Integra – purpose built, high performance, tournament ski boat – by GILFLITE Boats Australia
Robert Dance OAM
GILFLITE – purpose built – high performance – tournament ski boats – Australia ….. it’s a life-style choice
GILFLITE the Rolls Royce of Ski Boats