About Caro Stoll
Caro Stoll was born in London, England. Her parents were fashion designers and specialised in ladies clothing in the East end of London. From the age of 3 she attended ballet classes and performed in many stage productions.
At the age of 16, Caro left High School to further her education in Recreational Management for two years. She was then employed by council run sports centres for five years, and then transferred to the private sectors. She specialised in swimming instruction, massage and the running of children activity holidays.
From the age of 21, Caro began travelling the world extensively. She mainly visited the USA and Canada where she worked as a councellor/sports director on childrens sports/arts camps.
On three seperate ocassions, Caro also worked for three months on a Kibbutz in Israel. Being Jewish herself, whilst working, Caro studied the Hebrew language, however, studied extremely poorly (not a natural) !!.
In 1993 Caro travelled around Australia on a one year working visa, ending up picking pears in Shepparton for a couple of months. She enjoyed her time in Australia so much that in 1994 she became a permanent resident and a citizen in 2003.
In September she went into partnership with Vic Murphy, having formed the club Bootscoot'n Basics, Melbourne. Prior to this partnership, Caro states that she "Could never have imagined dancing to country music due to her being such a Disco Queen", but look at her now !
Caro and Vic were also responsible for the producing of the original 'Heart of Country News' magazine, which was distributed in Victoria and inter-state, but is no longer in print. They brought out two commercial line dance videos directly aimed at the Beginner/Intermediate dancer and five clogging videos called 'Bootscoot Down Under'.
Bootscoot'n Basics was well known on the line dance circuit, and have been innovators in the competition arena for many years. Caro had competed at Tamworth, Bairnsdale, Wentworth, Adelaide, Tooleybuc, Finley and local competitions, winning many awards. In Tamworth, her name and handprints are in 'The Hall Of Fame'.
In 1997 Caro and Vic ran their own Victorian Line Dance Competition called 'The Golden Buckle'. In June 2000 (Queens Birthday Weekend), established another line dance competition with Lynne and Mel from Steppin' All Over called 'The Big One'.
In 1994 Bootscoot'n Basics was formed as a partnership, however, the past 16 years Caro has successfully operated the business. In 1997 she received accreditation with 'The National Teachers Association' (USA).
In July 2000, Caro won the Steppin' All Over 'Bootscooter of the Year' award. In September, she performed in the show 'The Man From Snowy River' at the Rod Laver Arena.
From 2002 to 2006 Caro became a host as an instructor for the Bootscoot'n Travel Club, taking groups of line dancers from all over Australia, to places like Western Australia, New Zealand, Darwin, Tasmania and Cruising the South Pacific. Caro and her partner, Jodie, have been organising their own small group holidays for the past 4 years. These trips are organised between teaching at her own line dancing classes, which are held four days a week, ranging from Beginners to Intermediate standard.
2016 Caro won the award for the biggest contribution to line dancing and inducted into the Southern State Line Dancing Championships (SSLDC) "Hall of Fame'.
Throughout the year Caro runs socials, participates in charity events, (e.g World's Greatest Shave), performs regular demonstrations at schools, age care facilities, town fairs and festivals, (e.g Oktoberfest).
Caro really enjoys giving line dance instruction for private functions, may it be birthdays, hens and bucks parties, engagements, weddings and major corporate events. If anybody needs an instructor for a private function to get a group up dancing and having fun, don't hesitate to call her.
Caro couldn't imagine her life without line dancing, she loves her work and gets real pleasure from seeing so many people of different levels and abilities coming together to learn, interact, socialise and have fun.
She would like to thank everyone for all their support and friendship over the years and hopes to catch up soon on the dancefloor.