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NEWSLETTER

FOOTLOOSE ROCKERS
APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER

Hi guys!

Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter, and a warm welcome to all our new students who have started lessons with us.   We have lots coming up, so have a read of our monthly newsletter which will keep you informed of what’s happening at Footloose.

Our first social dance of the year will be held on Saturday 21st April, and the band is the Blue Rays.  See further on under the heading of “SOCIAL DANCES” for all the dates and full details.

We have a group going on a Sydney Rock n Roll Harbour cruise on Saturday 28th April, and the band is The Blue Rays.    We’re also going to a charity Dinner Dance at the HARS Aviation Museum in Albion Park!  All details can be found under the heading of “WHAT’S ON”.

Details for our Dinner Dance on 14th July have now been released – see details under “WHATS ON”.

We’ll be placing an order for our studio shirts soon, so you can find all details under the CLOTHING heading.

If you are interested in Line Dancing classes in the Illawarra, the Illawarra Country Bootscooters are starting a new 6 week course that will teach you all the basics and the terminology of line dancing. This is a one-off course for BEGINNERS, so if you are keen, get along to their hall at 6 Rushton Drive Kanahooka starting this Saturday 7th April 12.30 – 2pm. I cannot recommend these guys highly enough! Quite a few of us from Footloose attend their  regular classes and love them!

Now read on for all the details!

LESSON INFORMATION

NO LESSONS ANZAC DAY

Please note there will be no lessons on WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL as it is Anzac Day.  Normal lessons will be held on Monday 23rd April, so anyone who normally attends Dapto Leagues is encouraged to attend lessons at the Fraternity Club on the 23rd.

ROCK N ROLL CLASSES

We are starting a new five week course next week, so if you know of anyone wanting to start, please pass on the details.  Flyers are available on the desk at classes.  We appreciate the effort you put into bringing along new students so that we can keep our classes alive in the Illawarra!

We are starting a new Intermediate H course with lots of different moves in it – so for those of you who want something new, come along to the class!

A new 5 week course is starting as follows:

MONDAY 9 APRIL – The Fraternity Club (Fairy Meadow), and

WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL – Dapto Leagues

 Class times are:

6.30 – 7.30pm – Beginners 1

7.30 – 8.30pm – Beginners 2A

8.30 – 9.30pm – Intermediate H

ROCKABILLY CLASSES

Our next Rockabilly course starts at Port Kembla Collegians club on Thursday 12 APRIL, and the timetable is:

 7pm – 8pm:       BEGINNERS ROCKABILLY

8pm – 9pm:       INTERMEDIATE A ROCKABILLY

 Everyone is welcome to learn this great laid-back style – why not give it a try!  

FOOTLOOSE SOCIAL DANCES

Our first social dance for the year is on at Port Kembla Collegians Leagues on SATURDAY 21ST APRIL, and the band is the fabulous BLUE RAYS!

Cost is $10 for adults, and this goes to pay for the band, as the club doesn’t pay for it.  EVERYONE WELCOME – bring your family & friends!  The night starts at 7.45pm and goes until 11.30pm.  These nights are great for practicing your moves and getting to know your fellow students in a casual atmosphere.  There’s a huge dance floor and we always have a fun night.   Get there at 7.45 to learn a NEW LINE DANCE! 

Following are the dates for our social dances for the year and also our dinner dance and Christmas party, so put them in your diary now:

Saturday 21st April – Band is THE BLUE RAYS; $10; Pt Kembla Collegians;  7.45pm

Saturday 2nd June – Band is NO BRAKES;  $10;  Pt Kembla Collegians;  7.45pm

Saturday 14th July – Dinner Dance – Fraternity Club, Band is RAVE ON!  Tickets $55

Saturday 4th August – Band is ON THE PROWL;  $10;  Pt Kembla Collegians; 7.45pm

Saturday 1st Sept –  JOHNNY & THE EASYRIDERS;  $10;  Pt Kembla Collegians; 7.45

Saturday 13th Oct – FULL THROTTLE ROCKERS;  $10;  Pt Kembla Collegians;  7.45

Saturday 1st Dec – CHRISTMAS PARTY at the Frat Club, featuring MIDNIGHT DRIFTERS!!!

 WHAT’S ON

FOOTLOOSE DINNER DANCE

On Saturday 14TH JULY, we will be having a Mid-year dinner dance!   It will be held at the Fraternity Club in Fairy Meadow and the band is the fabulous Rock n Roll band RAVE ON.  Tickets are $55 and include a 2 course seated dinner, dancing to a fabulous Rock n Roll band, lucky door prizes and so much more!  Tickets will be on sale Monday 9th April and are available from the desk at classes or email us at footlooserocks@optusnet.com.au for other payment methods.   You can leave a deposit of $10 and pay your tickets off.   The theme is GLITZ & GLAMOUR – so either dress up to the nines or just come in your best outfit! 

Tables are for 10 people – so get your friends together and make up a table and give us a list of who will be on it so we make sure you sit together.  If you don’t have others to sit with, we’ll put you on a table with others from your class.

SYDNEY HARBOUR ROCK N ROLL CRUISE

We are going on a Sydney Harbour Cruise with the fabulous BLUE RAYS BAND.  We’ve had these guys at our dances in the past and they are really great.  The date is Saturday 28th April and the cost is $45.  It goes for 4 hours from 7pm – 11pm.  Note the price doesn’t include any food or drinks.  There’s a blackboard menu and a bar on board (no food or drinks can be taken on board).  Please put your name down on the list at the desk at classes, along with your payment.    Everyone welcome to join us!!

SWING INTO WINGS DINNER DANCE

33 of us are going to the Swing Into Wings Charity Dinner being held on Saturday May 5th from 6pm at HARS Aviation Museum at the airport in Albion Park, and you are welcome to join us.  This will be a great night – it is held in the museum’s hangar in amongst the historic planes!  Tickets are $100 and includes  A delicious 3 course dinneR;  25 world class aviators each hosting a Table;  Auction and raffle prizes;  dancing to the Rusty Katz.

All proceeds go to aid local Rotary Club charities.  If you’d like to join us, please put your names on the list on the desk at classes, along with your payment.  Please note bookings close on 29th April unless sold out prior.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Friday 6th April:  MESCALERO is playing at Warilla Bowls;  free

Saturday 7th April:  ROCK BACK THE CLOCK;  Corrimal RSL;  $25

Saturday 21st April:  Footloose dance – band is THE BLUE RAYS – Pt Kembla Collegians 8pm;  $10

Friday 20th April:  Westside Rockers dance – band is ROCATAC;  Master Builders Club; $10

Wednesday 25th April:  NO LESSONS at Dapto Leagues (Anzac Day)

Saturday 28th April:   Sydney Harbour Cruise – $45; THE BLUE RAYS;

Saturday 5th May:  HARS Aviation Museum dinner dance;  $100;  must book by 29.4.18

Fri 25th May:  Jump Jive & Shout at Bomaderry RSL with NO BRAKES;  $12.50 7.30pm

 GIG GUIDE

If you would like info on what bands are playing where, Janine posts a great weekly gig guide on the Footloose Rockers Facebook page every Thursday, or alternatively her own page is called Dancing the Gong.  Janine does a great job – thanks Janine!

CLOTHING

SHIRT ORDER

We are placing an order for our shirts and tops with the Footloose logo, so if you want to purchase one, please order them at the desk at classes or email us before 4th MAY!  Please note you must order them as we don’t carry stock of them.   Everyone is welcome to get a shirt!  There are quite a few advantages of having a studio shirt – the main one being that you don’t have to think about what to wear to classes each night! 

It would be appreciated if you could pay for the shirts when you order them.  The available styles are:

Black/Aqua sleeved Polo’s in both Ladies or Men’s styles – $35.00

Ladies sleeveless polo’s:  Colours:   Black or Aqua;   $35.00

Button up sleeved shirt:  Colours:  Black/Royal Blue;  Black/Hot Pink;  Black/Purple – $65.00

Sizes available: Men’s sizes are S to 5XL;  Ladies sizes 8 to 20.  The above prices include the small Footloose logo embroidered on the left chest.

REMEMBER – PLACE YOUR ORDER BEFORE 4th MAY!

GROUP ROCK N ROLL HOLIDAYS

VIVA LAS VEGAS – 2019

WE NOW HAVE 38 PEOPLE BOOKED ON OUR group holiday to the Viva Las Vegas Rock n Roll & Rockabilly festival in APRIL 2019!  You also have the option of doing a 10 night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Sapphire Princess with a few days in South Beach Miami,  and also stopping in Hawaii on the way back!  There are various options available.

Flyers can be found on the desk at classes, or if you’d like one emailed to you, please email us at footlooserocks@optusnet.com.au

You can also extend or make changes to your holiday –  just let the friendly staff at the Travel Club know what you’d like to do and they’ll book it for you and tailor the holiday to suit you! 

The web site for the Viva Las Vegas Rock n Roll & Rockabilly festival is:  www.vivalasvegas.net  The details on this site are for the 2018 festival, so the artists will be different in 2019, but it will give you an idea of what it’s about!  There are over 100 bands and DJ’s from around the world, 800 cars on display, pool parties, dance lessons, over 120 retro market stalls, pin up competitions and so much more. 

If you have any queries or would like to book call Rachael, Sharron 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 – you don’t have to be part of Footloose – in fact your friends, non-dancing family members etc are all welcome.  People from all over Australia travel with us on our holidays.  The idea of these holidays is for a group of people with like-minded interests traveling together and enjoying other fun-loving people’s company! 

PLEASE NOTE:   the cruise is not a “Rock n Roll” cruise as such – it is a normal cruise, and we teach dance lessons just to the people who book through the Rock n Roll Travel Club and also dance to the ship’s resident bands who usually play some Rock n Roll songs.    

 CRUISE N GROOVE 2018

We will be teaching on this fabulous cruise in November 2018!  This cruise is a private charter for a week on the Radiance of the Seas with ports including Noumea and Mare (New Caledonia).  These cruises are amazing and are put on by a company called Choose Your Cruise.  We’ve taught on 7 of these cruises for this company and always have a ball.  Cruise n Groove features awesome Elvis Tribute Artists including Shawn Klush, Justin Shandor, Dean Z, Bill Cherry & Jake Rowley from the USA, tribute artists doing Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison!  There are over 30 artists on board including rock n roll dance bands and our own Midnight Drifters.     Brochures can be found on the desk at classes or check out their web page at:  http://cruisengroove.com.au/2018/ .  Bookings can be made by calling their office on 1300 247 371.  Please let us know if you book as the company doesn’t give us that information.  That way we can try and book tables for dinner.

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 –$130.00 for the set of 4

 Our Rock n Roll DVD’s consist of 5 DVD’s with 16 moves on each one, and our set of four Rockabilly DVD’s have 12 moves on each DVD!  DVD’s can also be purchased individually for $40 each.

 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.   Every move is taught from different angles showing the leads, hand holds, steps, along with close-ups of footwork for both the man and lady.  All moves are marked in chapters to make it easier for you to find individual moves.  DVD’s can be purchased at classes or on our web page at www.footlooserockers.com.au

2018 COURSE TIMETABLE

 

COURSE STARTS

VENUE

TIME

STYLE

MON:

9 APRIL

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 H Rock n Roll

WED:

10 APRIL

Dapto Leagues

6.30 – 7.30

Beginners 1 Rock n Roll

     

7.30 – 8.25

Beginners 2A Rock n Roll

     

8.30 – 9.30

Intermediate H Rock n Roll

THURS

12 APRIL

 Pt Kembla Leagues

 7.00 – 8.00

 Beginners Rockabilly

     

 8.00 – 9.00

 Intermediate A Rockabilly

 

ADULT CLASS PRICES (kids under 16 half price)

 

WEEKLY PRICE

COURSE PRICE

ROCK N ROLL – (one night/week) or ROCKABILLY

$12.00

$50.00/5 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:  footloose@hotkey.net.au