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NEWSLETTER

FOOTLOOSE ROCKERS

OCTOBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

Hi guys

A huge welcome to all our new students who have just joined us!  If you are receiving this newsletter for the first time, it’s because you signed up for it when you started our dance classes.  It is sent out once a month, and it will keep you informed of what’s happening at Footloose Rockers.  We have a few things coming up in October, including our Rock n Roll social dance on 13th, and a Barefoot bowls day on Sunday 21st, so hopefully we’ll see you there!  Everyone is always welcome at our events!

We are almost at the end of the year and Christmas is just around the corner (don’t shoot me – I’m only the messenger….haha!)   How quickly has this year flown by!   Our huge Christmas Party is coming up on 1st December  – over half of our allocated tickets have already been sold, so don’t leave it too late to get your tickets!  All details can be found further on.

We have started ROCK N ROLL classes back at Port Kembla Collegians Club, and class numbers have been good so far.  This means we are back to teaching Rock n Roll two nights per week – so for those of you who like to do a second class to revise the moves taught on Monday nights, come along on Thursdays to Pt Kembla.  This is also great news for those people who can’t make it on Monday nights.  So come along and make sure we can keep Rock n Roll classes going in Pt Kembla. 

We’d like to congratulate Rick Mackaway and Jessica Brisbane on the recent announcement of their Engagement!  Most of you would know Rick – he’s been a part of the Footloose family since he was 14 and quite often teaches for us when we are away, and also sings at our Christmas parties.  Rick & Jess met at our studio!  We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness. 

Just a reminder to please take your empty glasses to a common table at the back of the room (or the bar at the Frat) when leaving our lessons, and push your chairs in.  We have an agreement with the clubs we teach in that we will leave the rooms neat and tidy.  Also don’t bring your own drinks with you, and try and buy at least one drink over the bar at the clubs – it doesn’t have to be alcohol, it can be a bottle of water or soft drink.  We are finding it more and more difficult to find appropriate venues for our classes, so we like to try and keep the clubs happy by putting money over the bar or in their restaurants.  If you haven’t eaten at our new club – Albion Park Bowls, then you need to try it – the food is really great and very reasonable prices! 

Now read on for all that’s happening at Footloose!

GENERAL NEWS

IMPORTANT:   As we will be away teaching on the CRUISE N GROOVE music cruise, there will be NO CLASSES FOR ONE WEEK FROM 6TH TO 13TH NOVEMBER.

The very last social dance at Pt Kembla Leagues is on SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER, and the band is the FULL THROTTLE ROCKERS so come along for a big night!

We will be holding a BAREFOOT LAWN BOWLS day at Albion Park Bowling club on Sunday 21st OCTOBER – everyone welcome.  More details under What’s On. 

To find about our events, check out the What’s On section.  Now read on for all that’s happening at Footloose!

CLASS INFORMATION

ROCK N ROLL CLASSES

We have started Rock n Roll lessons back at Port Kembla Collegians on Thursdays, and class numbers were great in the first week back!   

The current 5 week Rock n Roll course runs from 1st October to 1st November, then there will be NO CLASSES at any venue from 6TH NOV to 13TH NOVEMBER as we will be away teaching on a music cruise (Cruise n Groove). 

The next Rock n roll course will run for 6 weeks to coincide with the last week before Christmas.   As this will be a 6 WEEK COURSE, the prices for these courses are:

Beginners:   $30/person for the 6 week course or $12/person/week

Beg 2/Int:      $60/person for the 6 week course or $12/person/week

Commencement dates are:

MONDAY 5th NOVEMBER – The Fraternity Club (Fairy Meadow), and

THURSDAY 15th NOVEMBER – Pt Kembla Collegians Leagues Club

Class times are:  6.30 – Beginners 1;  7.30 – Beginners 2A;  8.30 – Intermediate F

SWING LINDY HOP DANCE CLASSES

A new 5 week course starts at ALBION PARK BOWLING CLUB on Wednesday 10th October with Beginners at 7pm and Intermediate C at 8pm.  The cost of classes for this course is $12/person/week or $50 FOR THE FIVE WEEK COURSE for either Beginners or Intermediate.

IMPORTANT:   There will be NO SWING LINDY CLASSES ON WEDNESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER, so this means there will be one lesson in the course that we will be away.  This will still be a five week course, and following are the dates:

Wednesday 10th Oct – normal classes – Week 1

Wednesday 17th Oct – normal classes – Week 2

Wednesday 24th Oct – normal classes – Week 3

Wednesday 31st Oct – normal classes – Week 4

Wednesday 7th Nov – NO LESSONS

Wednesday 14th Nov – normal classes – Week 5

The last 5 week course for the year will commence on Wednesday 21st NOVEMBER. 

WHAT’S ON!!

BAREFOOT LAWN BOWLS DAY

We are having a Barefoot Bowls day out at Albion Park Bowls Club on Sunday 21st October!  The cost is just $10, and it will start at 1pm and go until approximately 3pm.  You don’t have to have played lawn bowls before as we will have a coach there to tell us how to play it!   This will be a fun day where you can get to meet your fellow students!  Meet in the lounge area of the club at 12.45pm.  Please put your names down on the desk at classes with your $10 payment.    

FOOTLOOSE CHRISTMAS PARTY

Tickets are on sale now for our Christmas party which is our biggest and best event of the year!  This year it’s on Saturday 1st December at the Fraternity Club, and the band is the fantastic MIDNIGHT DRIFTERS.  Tickets are $55 and include a 2 course dinner.  The theme this year is WILD WEST HOEDOWN, so get out your check shirts, Stetson hats, Annie Oakley outfits, Cowboy or Indian outfits and come along and join us for a great fun night!  You can pay off your tickets by leaving a $10 deposit on them.  Tables are for 10 people, so why not get a table together and give us your list of names and we’ll reserve a table for you.  If you don’t have others to sit with, we’ll seat you with others from your class.

For those of you who have left deposits on your tickets, they MUST BE PAID FOR IN FULL BY 21st NOVEMBER.  Also, don’t forget to let us know who you’d like to sit with or if you have an special dietary requirements for your meal.  Please note there will be NO TICKET SALES on the night. 

RAFFLE FOR FARMERS

Two of our students – Loirell & Peter O’Neill are organising a giant raffle for Aussie farmers and we are hoping you’ll buy tickets in it!   There are heaps of prizes including a sewing machine, toasters, kettles, frypan, handbags, socket set and so much more!   Tickets will be sold over the next two months at classes and our dance on 13th Oct and it will be drawn at our Christmas Party on 1st December.  All money raised will be shared between the towns of Nyngan and Longreach.  Tickets are $3 each or 2 for $5.    

CHROMEFEST – 50’S FESTIVAL

Chromefest is a great Rock n Roll, Rockabilly and Swing festival that is held at THE ENTRANCE on the Central Coast of NSW.  The dates this year are 26th – 28th October.  A large group of us attend every year.  There are fantastic bands, dance nights, hot rods and custom cars on display and heaps of retro market stalls.  The main attractions and bands are held in the park right at the beach at The Entrance, and the local clubs all have bands and dance nights on.  If you can’t make it for the whole weekend, it’s worth a drive up to the Entrance on the Sunday, which is the main day.  The link for their web site is:  http://chromefest.org/index.html

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Saturday 13 October – Footloose Dance – Full Throttle Rockers;  Pt Kembla Collegians;  $10; 7.45pm

Friday 19 October – Westside Rockers dance – with Rocatac;  Master Builders Club;  $10; 8pm

Sunday 21 Oct – Barefoot Bowls day with Footloose;  $10;  Albion Pk Bowls Club; 1pm

Saturday 27 October – Bulli Workers – Dwayne Elix & The Engineers; FREE;  7.30pm

26 – 28 Oct – Chromefest at The Entrance (various events)

12 & 15 Nov – NEW ROCK N ROLL COURSES START

21 Nov – NEW SWING LINDY HOP COURSE STARTS

Saturday 1 Dec – Footloose Xmas Party – Fraternity Club;  $55;  MIDNIGHT DRIFTERS;  Ticketed event


LEARN TO DANCE DVD’S!

Don’t forget we have our Rock n Roll and Rockabilly moves on DVD! 

Set of 5 Learn to Rock n Roll DVD’s – $160 for the set of 5

Set of 4 Learn to Rockabilly DVD’s –$130 for the set of 4

All moves are taught the same way as they would be in classes, so these are great for practicing at home!  It’s just like having a private lesson in your own home, and you can go over and over each move until you master it. DVD’s can be purchased at classes or on our web page at www.footlooserockers.com.au

GROUP ROCK N ROLL HOLIDAYS

LAS VEGAS, MIAMI, CARIBBEAN CRUISE, HAWAII – 2019

Still thinking of joining us on our holiday in April 2019?  We already have 36 booked!  Don’t leave it too late to make up your mind.  I have people asking “when do I need to book by”.  There’s no real answer to that because once the flights or the cruise are booked out, then it will be too late.   So book now so you don’t miss out!

The holiday consists of 3 nights in Miami, a 10 night Eastern Caribbean cruise, then a week in Las Vegas for the Viva Las Vegas Rock n Roll festival and the option of stopping in Hawaii on the way home!   Ask for a flyer at the desk at classes, or we can email it to you. 

If you have any queries or would like to book call Rachael or Darryl at the Rock n Roll Travel Club on 1800 654 899.   We’d love you to join us on what promises to be a fantastic holiday!  Everyone is welcome to join us on our holidays!  The idea is for a group of people with like-minded interests traveling together and enjoying other fun-loving people’s company! 

 NEXT 5 WEEK COURSE TIMETABLE

  COURSE STARTS VENUE TIME STYLE
MON:

5 NOV

Fraternity Club

6.30 – 7.30

Beginners 1 Rock n Roll

     

7.30 – 8.25

Beginners 2A Rock n Roll

     

8.30 – 9.30

Intermediate F Rock n Roll

THURS

15TH NOV

Pt Kembla Collegians

6.30 – 7.30

Beginners 1 Rock n Roll

     

7.30 – 8.25

Beginners 2A Rock n Roll

     

8.30 – 9.30

Intermediate F Rock n Roll

WED

21 NOV

Albion Pk Bowls

7.00 – 8.00

BEGINNERS SWING LINDY

     

8.00 – 9.00

Intermediate D Swing Lindy

 

ADULT CLASS PRICES (kids under 16 half price)

 

WEEKLY PRICE

COURSE PRICE

BEGINNERS ROCK N ROLL

$12.00

$30/6 week course

ROCK N ROLL – BEG 2 & INT(one night/week)

$12.00

$60/6 week course

SWING LINDY HOP – Beginners

$12.00

$25/5 week course

SWING LINDY HOP – Intermediate

$12.00

$50/5 week course


That’s it for this month!

Sue & Geoff Routh

Footloose Rockers Dance Studio

Ph:  0410 483 560

Web:  www.footlooserockers.com.au

Email:  footlooserocks@optusnet.com.au