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REELY George

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Wonderful husband, fantastic dancer. Loving wife Janet.

Published 12th May, 2020
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  • REELY (George):

    Our deepest condolences to Mrs (Janet) Reely and family. Farewell to the man who touched our lives when he employed us as dance teachers at Arthur Murray. Life in the Murray St, Perth studio was like being on the stage of "Dance Fever". There was laughter, sometimes tears from sore feet, and always a touch of melodrama!

    George could be a hard taskmaster, but we became better dancers for it as we twirled around the floor for hours on end, dancing together, teaching students and fostering life long friendships. His passion for dance fired a love in all of us and he taught us that social dancing was a form of communication between two people."Do it again!" was his mantra. He wanted the best from all of us. Dancing with George was an unforgettable experience as he led us in the Fox Trot, Jive, Tango, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Bolero - and even the Hustle! We developed a lifetime skill through him.

    George was a colourful character right down to his wardrobe and his love of Chivas Regal which he sipped as he watched us teach in the evenings. Compliments were not forthcoming but when you saw that special smile you knew he was proud - like a father figure in so many ways. He brought us into a world where dance and chivalry were synonymous. He believed that everybody could learn to dance and his knowledge of social ballroom and latin dance was unparalleled. We were rewarded by the smiles of our students in all their personal achievements. George Reely was a respected enigma in the dance world. Many of us went on to pursue our passions and dreams in various dance careers. We will remember his smile and jovial eagerness, enthusiasm and so much more.

    RIP Mr (George) Reely in infinite gratitude.

    Pina Della Posta, Louise Brightman, Ashley Greenwood, Simon Fryda,

    Marlon De Kauwe and Jemma Shirley

    Saturday, 16 May 2020 Submitted online by Pina Della Posta
  • REELY GEORGE Fantastic dancer, great boss, great friend.

    Natalie (and Albert).

    REELY (George):

    Uncle George, keep cool. Did you remember to take your fingers with you? Faith, Andrew, Stephanie, Jonelle, Timothy, Hillary.

    Wednesday, 13 May 2020 Published in The West Australian

    To Janet, Family and Friends. From Miss Starkey, Mr Grant, Mr Reakes and all the 1977 onwards students at Victoria Park and City Studio that became AM Rent A Crowd. Many memories of good times dancing at both studios. Will never forget them. We came to learn how to social dance but learnt a lot more than dancing.

    So George, smile and keep dancing in the ballroom of Heaven!!

    Friday, 15 May 2020 Published in The West Australian