Hi everyone!

Welcome to the March edition of our newsletter.  We have just completed the first course for the year and it has been great, with good numbers in all classes.  We have 45 new students in our Beginners Rock n Roll classes alone – and everyone seems to be enjoying their class!   A huge welcome to all of you.  This newsletter is printed monthly and will keep you informed of what’s happening at Footloose.

We finally have approval from Pt Kembla Collegians Club to hold our dances there again this year.  Unfortunately because it is so late in the year and the club has limited dates available, our first dance will be held on Saturday 21st April.  See further on under the heading of “SOCIAL DANCES” for all the dates and full details.

We have a few social outings planned and everyone is welcome to join us!  We’re getting a group together to go on a Sydney Rock n Roll Harbour cruise on Saturday 28th April!  The band is The Blue Rays.    We’re also going to a charity Dinner Dance at the HARS Aviation Museum!  All details can be found under the heading of “WHAT’S ON”.

Around 75% of all our new students indicate they heard about our dance classes from their friends or family, so we’d like to thank everyone for spreading the word about our lessons.  If you know of anyone who is bored or lonely or just wants to get out and do something different, why not tell them about our classes – e.g. your neighbours, work colleagues, family and friends.  We also have Loyalty cards – they work just like a coffee club card – for every new student you bring, you get a click on your card.  When you get 8 clicks, you get your next 5 week dance course for FREE (that’s $60 worth!!)  So start talking to your friends and family now and bring them along with you!  Pick up your loyalty card from the desk at classes. 

HOLD THESE DATES – Put them in your diary now!! 

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 RAVE ON.  Tickets and full details will be available soon.

THE FOOTLOOSE XMAS PARTY will be held on Saturday 1st December at the Fraternity Club and the band is the ever popular MIDNIGHT DRIFTERS!! Keep the date free – our Christmas parties are the best night of the year!

 Now read on for all the details!



A new 5 week course is starting on the following dates:

MONDAY 5TH MARCH – The Fraternity Club (Fairy Meadow), and


Class times are:

6.30 – 7.30pm – Beginners 1

7.30 – 8.30pm – Beginners 2B

8.30 – 9.30pm – Intermediate G


Our Learn to Rockabilly classes are proving to be very popular, and our next course starts at Port Kembla Leagues club on Thursday 8th March.  Timetable is:

 7pm – 8pm:       BEGINNERS ROCKABILLY


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


Well, it has been a long wait, but we have finally got approval to have our social dances at Port Kembla Collegians Leagues this year.  Following are the dates for our social dances 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! 

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!!!



Don’t miss this one day Rock n Roll and Rockabilly Festival!  The annual Rock and Vintage Roll Festival is on Sunday 4th March 2018 at Ryans Hotel in Thirroul.  Time is 10am – 6pm.  The timetable for the bands is:

 11am – 1pm:   THE BONNEVILLIANS

2pm – 4pm:      NO BRAKES


There will also be retro market stalls, classic cars on display, rock n roll dancing, best dressed competitions, pinup hair and makeup stall!!  $5 entry. 


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, and payment MUST BE MADE BY 15th MARCH.    Everyone welcome to join us!!


A group 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 is 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

  • 4  Incredible Auction prizes

  • Stacks of great high value Raffle prizes

  • Dancing to the popular Rusty Katz

  • Your chance to meet John Travolta in person when he flies his 707 into Albion Park .

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.


Sunday 4th March:  The Rock n Vintage Roll Festival – at Ryans Hotel in Thirroul;  bands are NO BRAKES, THE BONNEVILLIANS AND VOODOO RHYTHM SHAKERS;  $5

Friday 16th March:   Westside Rockers dance;  Master Builders Club;  $10 at the door; band is MATCHBOX

Sunday 18th March:   The ASTON MARTINI’S are on at the Oaks Hotel in Albion Park Rail; free;  these guys are awesome – don’t miss this one!  

Saturday 31st March:  DWAYNE ELIX & THE ENGINEERS – Bulli Workers;  7.30; free

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

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


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!



The annual Rock and Vintage Roll Festival is on Sunday 4th March 2018 at Ryans Hotel in Thirroul.  There will be live bands, retro market stalls, classic cars on display, rock n roll dancing, best dressed competitions, pinup hair and makeup, and face painting!!  $5 entry.  All day music and dancing to No Brakes…The Bonnevillains, and The Voodoo Rhythm Shakers!   Always a great day!


Held in Kurri Kurri every year, this is a great little festival with lots of fabulous bands and entertainment.  Includes heaps of stalls, huge car display and lots more.  Dates are 23 – 25 March 2018.  We have organised a group to go to the Prom Dinner Dance which is held in the main auditorium at Kurri Tafe on Saturday 24th March from 7 to 11pm.  The band is Mr James Band and DJ Vinnie.  Tickets are $70 each and includes dinner and dancing.  I have 6 tickets left if anyone wants to come.  Please let me know asap.    Web site is:


LAS VEGAS – 2019

Our next group holiday is a trip 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 a few options as follows: 
OPTION 1:  One week for the Festival in Las Vegas (17 – 24th April 2019); Cost is approx. $3,799/person (includes flights, accommodation, tickets to the festival and transfers).
OPTION 2:   Three weeks which includes one week for the Festival (as above), the 10 night cruise in an Oceanview cabin and 3 nights in Miami (4 – 24th April 2019);  approx. $7,899/person
OPTION 3:  Add a stopover in Hawaii on the way home.  Cost is approx. $850/person for 3 nights (including flight).  
Flyers can be found on the desk at classes, or if you’d like one emailed to you, please email us at

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!  Over 20 people have already booked, so this will be one fabulous holiday.

The web site for the Viva Las Vegas Rock n Roll & Rockabilly festival is:  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.    


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: .  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.


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









Fraternity Club

6.30 – 7.30

Beginners 1 Rock n Roll


7.30 – 8.25

Beginners 2B Rock n Roll


8.30 – 9.30

Intermediate G Rock n Roll



Dapto Leagues

6.30 – 7.30

Beginners 1 Rock n Roll


7.30 – 8.25

Beginners 2B Rock n Roll


8.30 – 9.30

Intermediate G Rock n Roll



 Pt Kembla Leagues

 7.00 – 8.00

 Beginners Rockabilly


 8.00 – 9.00

 Intermediate C Rockabilly


ADULT CLASS PRICES (kids under 16 half price)




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


$50.00/5 week course

That’s it for this month!

Sue & Geoff Routh

Footloose Rockers Dance Studio

Ph:  0410 483 560