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NEWSLETTER

FOOTLOOSE ROCKERS
AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER

Hi guys!

Welcome to all our new students who have just joined our classes!   Our new Beginners Swing class was terrific with 34 starting!   Beginners Cha Cha was also really popular with 33 joining in the first class.    

We had big changes to our classes in July due to Dapto Leagues renovating their auditorium.  It was a mixed bag – class numbers dropped off at Pt Kembla Leagues for Rock n Roll because people either already have things to do on Tuesday nights or didn’t want to travel to Pt Kembla!  Well we can tell you that there’s plenty of room on the dance floor there so head there for small group lessons – it’s almost like a private lesson!  

IMPORTANT – NO LESSONS WED 8 AUG: We have just been advised that we cannot use Dapto Leagues Club for our Swing lessons on WEDNESDAY 8TH AUGUST.     Unfortunately we are unable to organise an alternative venue, so there will be NO LESSONS on this night.  However, we will extend this course so that you will still be able to complete the five weeks – so it just means missing next week then continuing the following 3 weeks.  So dates for the next three weeks lessons are:  15th, 22nd and 29th August.

Can we please ask that you take your glasses with you when you leave our lessons please.  We have an arrangement with all the clubs we teach in that we will leave the rooms neat and tidy.  So please take your glasses to a table near the exit or put them on the bar at the Frat.   Thanks for your understanding.

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

GENERAL INFO

Cruise n Groove is currently on sale!  We are teaching on this cruise and we have 26 people going!    Prices start from $1,250 per person inside Twin Share – that’s half price!   This is only on sale until 12th August, so act quickly!  Full details can be found further on on the heading Group Holidays.

Our next social dance at Pt Kembla Leagues is on SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER, and the band is the fabulous JOHNNY & THE EASYRIDERS!   All details can be found under SOCIAL DANCES.

Our Dinner dance which was held on 14th July was a fantastic night!  The band was amazing and everyone commented on how great they were.  The food and atmosphere was also fabulous.  Thanks to everyone who dressed in our theme of Glitz & Glamour – you all looked amazing!  Our next big event is our Christmas dance which will be on Saturday 1st December at the Fraternity Club.  Tickets will go on sale in September.

Last month we filmed a series of Learn to Swing Lindy Hop DVD’s which should be on sale in September, and now this month we’ll be filming four new Intermediate/Advanced Rock n Roll DVD’s – but these won’t be available until late September/early October.  So stay tuned for their release!

For all those golf fanatics that don’t work on a Friday afternoon – Geoff and a couple of the guys play golf at Kembla Grange.  Anyone interested talk to Geoff and he’ll let you know details. 

CLASS INFORMATION

ROCK N ROLL CLASSES

THE NEXT 5 WEEK BEGINNERS 1 COURSE is JUST $25/5 weeks – that’s $5 per lesson!   This offer is valid for the next BEGINNERS 1 course commencing on the following date, so make sure you let all your friends and family know about this fabulous offer!     $25 payment must be made on the first night of the course.  The next 5 week Rock n roll course starts:

MONDAY 27 AUGUST – The Fraternity Club (Fairy Meadow)

Beginners 1 class times are 6.30 – 7.30pm.  We also start a new course in Beginners 2a at 7.30pm and Intermediate D at 8.30pm (charges for Beg 2 and Intermediate are $12/person/week or $50/5 week course). 

SWING LINDY HOP DANCE CLASSES

Our Swing Lindy Hop classes proved to be hugely popular with over 30 new beginners starting, so we will be starting another new course at ALBION PARK BOWLING CLUB, on Wednesday 5th September.  

Swing Lindy hop is a dance that originated in the 1930’s to 1940’s and is danced to swing music from that era, and also music from today’s artists like Michael Buble and Robbie Williams.  It consists of a triple step basic, and also includes fabulous moves like The Charleston and Suzy Que’s!    

The timetable is: 

7pm – 8pm:              Beginners Swing Lindy Hop

8pm – 9pm:              Intermediate B Swing Lindy

Please note you should have completed our Beginners course before going up into the Intermediate level.  See the full timetable further on.

CHA CHA DANCE COURSE

Our beginners Cha Cha course also proved to be popular so we will be continuing with another course – LEVEL 2 Cha Cha . 

The new 5 week Level 2 Cha Cha course will start on THURSDAY 30 AUGUST at 7pm.  It will be held at Pt Kembla Collegians Club.  Cost is $12/person/week or $50 for the course.

ROCKABILLY CLASSES

The next Intermediate Rockabilly course will start at 8pm at Pt Kembla Collegians Club on 30 AUGUST.    

Flyers with class details are available on the desk at classes so please take them home or to work and let your friends and family know about our classes!  We appreciate the effort you put into bringing along new students so that we can keep our classes alive in the Illawarra!

FOOTLOOSE SOCIAL DANCES

Come along to our next social dance which is on at Port Kembla Collegians Leagues SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER, and the band is JOHNNY & THE EASYRIDERS!  These guys play a fabulous range of Rock n Roll music, so don’t miss this one.   Time is 7.45pm and cost is $10 at the door (which goes to pay for the band).    There are lucky door and Monte Carlo prizes.   These dances are great for practicing your dance moves in a fun, happy and safe environment – so make sure you come along for a great night!  The club is now charging us to hire the hall for our dances, so we now need 115 people to cover costs – so we need your support to make sure our dances continue to go ahead.

Following are the dates for our social dances for the rest of the year:

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!!!

CLOTHING

JACKETS

We have received our new grey baseball style jackets and they look great!  We’ll be placing another order for them on 17th August, so if you’d like to order one, see Sue at classes.    They are a baseball style, in a Dark Grey Marl with light Grey Marl Sleeves and are $100, have the large Footloose logo on the back and a small one on the front chest, and also have your name on them.  They are available in a range of sizes from kids up to adults 5XL.  NOTE:  THEY MUST BE PAID FOR WHEN YOU ORDER THEM! 

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 17 Aug!  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 Pink;   $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 17 AUGUST!

SHOE BAGS

We will also be placing another order for our shoe bags, so please let us know if you’d like one.  They are big enough to carry your shoes, hand towel, fan etc and have the Footloose Logo on them.  They are black and cost is $25 each

WHAT’S ON!!

DANCE DEMO

We have been asked to dance at a car show in Kiama on Sunday 9th September.  It will be held at Black Beach (in the park where the markets are held), and we’ll be dancing around midday.  Please note we’ll be dancing on grass, so wear appropriate shoes – like leather soles so that you can move freely on the grass.  There are usually over 200 hot rods and custom cars on display and its always a nice day!    Everyone welcome to join us – please wear either Footloose shirts or Rock n Roll dresses (any colour).

LOST IN THE 50’S MUSEUM

There’s a fabulous retro museum on the Central Coast of NSW, and they will be closing down in October this year.  It’s called Lost in the 50s and it has a huge museum of over 70 classic cars and 10,000 memorabilia items!   You’ll also find lots of other retro things, like a fully set up 1950’s Milk Bar, and so much more!   There are only a few more open days before it closes its doors.  They will be auctioning off all their items in October.  The remaining open dates are 19 August and 23 September.  Entry is $20 and its at 42 Stenhouse Drive, Cameron Park.  Entry fee is $20.  All details can be found on their web site:  www.lostinthe50s.com.au

ROCK N ROLL, SWING & ROCKABILLY DANCE COMPETITION

A major dance competition – the NSW State Titles is on Saturday 11th August at Parramatta RSL.  Geoff and I will be there as MC and adjudicator, so if you want to check some awesome dancing out, this is the place to do it.   Doors open 9am and the competition goes from 10am – 5pm.  

FESTIVALS

TATHRA BEACHSIDE:  This is a relatively new festival which is held at the Tathra Beachside Van Park over the weekend of 3 – 10th Sept and is put on by none other than Frankie J Holden as he and his wife who own the van park!  Its called the ROCKABILLY RETRO RALLY.   There will be bands including Frankie, car shows and stalls, and you can stay in the van park (minimum 3 night stay).  For further details search Tathra Beachside on Facebook. 

CHROMEFESTChromefest 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.   The link for their web site is:  www.chromefest.org

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sat 4th Aug:        Footloose Dance – ON THE PROWL;  Pt Kembla Collies Club;  $10;  7.45pm

Fri 3rd Aug:        MESCALERO – Warilla Bowls;  Free;  8pm

Fri 17th Aug:     Westside Rockers dance – Master Builders;  THE ROCKHOPPERS;  $10;  8pm

Sat 1st Sept:       Footloose Dance – JOHNNY & THE EASYRIDERS;  Pt Kembla Collies;  $10; 

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/CARIBBEAN CRUISE/HAWAII – 2019

We are hosting a group holiday to the Viva Las Vegas Rock n Roll & Rockabilly festival in APRIL 2019 and we can confirm that we are staying at the ORLEANS HOTEL, which is where the festival is held!  This will be the third time we’ve been to this festival and it is awesome – it’s one of the biggest of its kind in the world, and features over 100 Rock n Roll & Rockabilly bands from around the world.  If you are thinking of coming, you need to book quickly as there are only a handful of rooms left.    We are also doing a Caribbean cruise and spending 3 nights in Miami.  Some of us are also stopping in Hawaii on the way back.  There are various options available.  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! 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.   We’ve taught on 7 of these cruises for this company and always have a ball.  There are over 30 artists on board including local rock n roll dance bands and top overseas artists.     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 so we can try and book tables to sit together for dinner.

CRUISE N GROOVE 2018

Cruise n Groove is currently on sale!   Prices start from $1,250 per person inside Twin Share – that’s half price!   This is only on sale until 12th August, so act quickly!

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.

 COURSE TIMETABLE

 

 

COURSE STARTS

VENUE

TIME

STYLE

MON:

27 AUG

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 D Rock n Roll

TUES:

28 AUG

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 D Rock n Roll

WED

5 SEPT

Dapto Leagues

7.00 – 8.00

BEGINNERS SWING LINDY

 

 

 

8.00 – 9.00

Intermediate B Swing Lindy

THURS

30 AUG

Pt Kembla Collegians

7.00 – 8.00

LEVEL 2 CHA CHA

 

 

 

8.00 – 9.00

Intermediate B Rockabilly

ADULT CLASS PRICES (kids under 16 half price)

 

WEEKLY PRICE

COURSE PRICE

BEGINNERS ROCK N ROLL

$12.00

$25/5 week course

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

$12.00

$50/5 week course

ROCKABILLY – Intermediate

$12.00

$50/5 week course

CHA CHA – Beginners

$12.00

$50/5 week course

SWING LINDY HOP – Beginners

$12.00

$50/5 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