Jon & Joc...
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jon Osborne. A long-time friend, coach and mentor to many dancers in Queensland. Jon sadly passed away recently after having a severe heart attack at his home on Thursday September 20. He was in hospital only a few days before passing away. He was very passionate about dancing and passed that passion on to all those he trained.
Jon was also deeply involved in the administration side of DanceSport. He was a committee member on the Qld branch of the Australian Dancing Board for many years, followed by working on the Dancesport Qld committee. Jon was the President of the Queensland Associated Dance Studios (QADS) for many years and was instrumental in having this society accredited by Dancesport Australia (DSA). He was a member of the DSA Accreditation Commission and worked with Bob Courts behind the scenes on accreditation matters. Jon has coached many dancers for their coaching/adjudicating qualifications and knew the technique books back to front. He was also an examiner for DSA, QADS. & ADS and was a deep source of knowledge for anyone who asked for his help.
Jon was a life member of both the QADS and ADS which was given in appreciation of his work for dancing. He also received a life time achievement award from the QADS for his outstanding contribution to the dancing industry over many years.
He will be sadly missed by those who knew him and were inspired by him.