Marinus de Roo l Studio Principal and Co-Owner l De Hall Dance Studio


Members Details
Marinus de Roo
Studio Principal and Co-Owner
De Hall Dance StudioRob Davies
BNI Morningstar in the BNI Campbelltown Region

Tell us about your business:

My wonderfull partner (Marlene Hallewell) and myself have been in business in the Campbelltown area since 1980. We run a Ballroom Dance studio, and teach people to dance for all occassions, this includes Bridal couples, social dancers, competitive couples, medalists,and also train upcoming Professionals for their degrees.

We have several classes available, these include classes for Children, Teenagers, and Adults, there is no age limit, we also offer Private dance tuition Styles that we teach are LATIN AMERICAN, these are Cha Cha Cha: Samba: Rumba: Jive: Paso Doble: Salsa: STANDARD: Waltz: Tango: Slow Foxtrot: Quickstep: Viennese Waltz: Argentine Tango: AUSTRALIAN NEW VOGUE SEQUENCE DANCING: There are a large variety of these some of these are Swing Waltz: Lucille Waltz:La Bomba: Charmaine: Carousel:

We are both very involved in the Dance society and are recommended Examiners: Adjudicators: Mentors: and Coaches: We are also involved in committees, holding positions such as Chairperson: Directors Liaison officers etc.

The location of our business is unit 3/ 7 to 9 Mill road Campbelltown NSW (Mill rd runs of Blaxland rd) just behing the Paul Wakeling car sales yard.

Our business hours depend on when people need our service, this means that we that we are flexable and will try to accomodate the consumers needs.

What are your top 3 networking tips?

1: Always attend your Chapters meetings.

2: Insure that you do Dance cards with your co members and find out what their needs are and let them know more about yourself to gain each others confidence.

3:Be sure to comment on the ten minute presentations that your members do, and show them that you appreciate their Professionalism and standards of their career, that they have worked hard for to achieve. Encouraging each other and giving confidence in what we all do best.

What can’t you live without?

My Business partner, and the Love for Dancing.

How Did Your Find Out About BNI & Why Did You Join?

I was encouraged to come along to a meeting by my chiropractor (Nicholas Borg). I joined to see if this would be a good way to expand and help grow our business, by exposing ourselves more through other businessess.

How Long Have You Been a Member For?

I have recently rejoined for my second year.

What Position/s On The Leadership Team Have You Held? 

Visitor Host

What value & benefit have you or your business gained by being a BNI Member?

I personally have made some new freinds and along with that, hopefully have gained their trust in being able to reccomend their freinds and family to come along and learn to Dance.
There are many benifits, all you need to do, is listen to your members needs and get information, that could somehow assist you with ideas.

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told Your When You First Joined BNI? 
Nothing realy: I beleive that when you join anything the best way to learn, is the old fassioned way LLL: look Listen and learn and then ask questions.

Do You Have a BNI Story to share?

Just this week we had a celebration for one of our members that decided to retire not just from BNI, but from work.

A group of us took him out to lunch, had a couple of drinks and had conversations that went everywhere.

The main topic was regarding his Holiday. I think that we were all envious of him. The greatest thing that can happen to anyone is to be able to one day retire and have a long and happy life, we all hope that Greg Christian has one, as he was an inspiration at our meetings, and as well showed that he has a good sence of humour. The Morningstar Chapter wishes him a happy and long retirement.

Your Dream Referral Is…

My dream referral is that one day we get so many customers, that the income will allow both my partner and myself to retire, and do the venture and enjoy what Greg Christian is about to do.

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  1. Thanks for the great read Marinus and I hope that one day your dream referral comes true

  2. Please note that the address for my business has changed as per the information within the above.
    We are now located and run our Dance Classes for the Glen Alpine Community Centre, which is located as follows.
    Corner Englorie Park Drive 139 Heritage Way Glen Alpine near the Glen Alpine shopping centre, and tennis courts.
    Marinus de Roo.

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