|2006 DWTS Winners|
"With my Dancing With The Stars experience, the best thing for me was my dance partner Aaron Gilmore. I couldn't have wished for a better dance teacher and partner.
What made the experience so rewarding for me is that Aaron is a wonderful teacher who has a lot of patience, and he has the ability to make learning the dances 'fun'.
Lastly Aaron has a special rapport with people of all ages and that I believe is a real gift that he shares with those that who come into contact with him.
I thoroughly recommend anyone who is thinking of learning to dance to take this journey with Aaron Gilmore."
- Lorraine Downes, Winner With Aaron Gilmore, 'Dancing With The Stars' 2006
"Aaron's expertise is obvious. In a short space of time he is able to infect others with his enthusiasm for dancing and motivate them to participate and experience success. His sense of humour and his ability to relate warmly to all age groups are clearly demonstrated.
When Aaron visited our school he entertained parents, staff and children to a spectacular afternoon which involved teaching a simple dance routine to a group of children. The steps were taught in an enjoyable manner and the children were delighted to present the sequence to the audience. I hope that Aaron will be a regular visitor to our school."
- Carole Wright, Junior School Head, The Cathedral Grammar School, Christchurch
"I have known Aaron Gilmore for approximately ten years. During that time Aaron has worked for the New Zealand Federation of Bodybuilders as a Compere and MC.
Aaron has on a number of occasions assisted me as master of ceremonies when I have held my client functions and charity auction. For the last two years Aaron has been the auctioneer at these events, last year we raised just over $5,700.00 for the Canterbury branch of the Child Cancer Foundation.
Aaron's great sense of humour and quick thinking definitely puts him a league of his own, Aaron has a wide range of life experiences to draw on and use during his performances.
Aaron always acts in a very professional manner and keep a very good flow to the proceedings. It's great to see a man with such drive and determination willing to assist and promote health and fitness at both levels.
I have no hesitation in recommending Aaron for any future events or functions, I would also like to wish Aaron all the best for the future."
- Jean Scott, South Island Personal Trainer of the Year, 2006
"I contacted Aaron earlier this year after a recommendation from a friend. Before taking dance lessons I felt a little out of place and unsure of myself whenever dancing with my partner. However, within a short time Aaron was able to give me confidence and a sound understanding of the basics of many dancing styles. He is an excellent communicator and teacher and I'd highly recommend him to couples and individuals."
- Chris Tacon, Christchurch
"A great guy, very relaxed and patient with children and puts 100% into everything he does. A caring person, Aaron is a pleasure to work with."
- Bob Knighton, Children's Cancer Foundation