Hi guys!

Welcome to the September edition of our newsletter! It’s finally Spring, although you wouldn’t know it with the cold weather we are still having!  Hopefully it will start to warm up soon and you will feel like coming out of winter hibernation!

There’s a lot of information in this month’s newsletter, so make sure you have a read of it.  We email out over 1000 newsletters a month, and statistics show that only 31% of them are actually read! 


Unfortunately numbers at our social dance on Saturday 1st Sept were down with only 86 people attending. This meant we had to contribute $245 out of our pocket to pay the balance of the cost of the band, the auditorium hire and the lucky door prizes.  So we have decided that the next dance on 13th October will be our last monthly dance at Pt Kembla Leagues.  We have lost money on 3 of our dances this year, and because this is not viable any more, we will not be having monthly social dances in 2019.   

We apologise to those of you who come to our dances on a regular basis and we appreciate your support, but unfortunately without the support of a lot more people, these dances cannot continue.  However we will still continue to put on our mid-year dinner dance and our Christmas party.  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!

DANCE DEMO – we need people to dance at a demo!  We have a dance demo on at Black Beach in Kiama (where the markets are held) on SUNDAY 9TH SEPT and everyone is invited to come along and dance. it is just freestyle (no routines) so everyone is welcome!   We’ll be dancing on grass, so please wear shoes with a slippery sole.  The time is 12 noon.  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).

We will be holding a BAREFOOT LAWN BOWLS day at Albion Park Bowling club on Sunday 21st OCTOBER, so put it in your diary now.  More details under What’s On. 

Tickets are now on sale for our Christmas Party which is being held on Saturday 1st December.  See further on for full details. 

Please Note:  All classes on the public holiday MONDAY 1ST OCTOBER will go ahead as normal at the Fraternity Club, and a new 5 week course will start on this date.  We’ll also be starting Rock n Roll classes at Port Kembla Leagues on Thursday nights from 4th October.  (See further on for full timetable). 

Every year at our Xmas Party our students perform in dance routines, so we are now starting training for these performances.  There will be two Rock n Roll style routines this year so if you are interested in performing, training will be held at The Fraternity Club at 9.30pm on Monday nights and 9.30pm at Pt Kembla Collegians on Thursday nights.  Please see Geoff for more info.  You will need to organise your own partner. 

We have extended the date to order our Footloose shirts, so if you’d like to order one, see further on for sizes etc, and place your order by 21st Sept.

FRIENDLY REMINDER!  Please do not video our classes.  You are more than welcome to get someone to video yourselves doing the moves after the class, but not the actual teaching. 

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



We will be starting Rock n Roll lessons at Port Kembla Collegians on Thursdays from 4th October!  This means we will be back to teaching Rock n Roll two nights each week!

We are continuing our special price of $25 for the next 5 week Beginners 1 Rock n Roll course!   Make sure you let all your friends and family know about this fabulous offer!   The next 5 week Rock n roll course starts:

MONDAY 1 OCTOBER – The Fraternity Club (Fairy Meadow), and

THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER – Pt Kembla Collegians Leagues Club

6.30 – 7.30:  Beginners 1

7.30 – 8.30:  Beginners 2B

8.30 – 9.30:  Intermediate E


As advised in our previous news update, our Swing Lindy Hop classes are now being held at Albion Park Bowling Club (Taylor Rd, Albion Pk). 

We had huge numbers there for our first Swing course which started on 5th September – there were 33 Beginners and 18 Intermediate, which is fabulous!

A new 5 week course starts there 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.

This is a great venue, so please remember to support the club by buying at least one drink (bottled water or whatever your preference).  Please don’t ask for jugs of water.  If you would like to join the club it’s only $12 for 3 years, and the food in the bistro is delicious and reasonably priced!   The club will allow us to teach there as long as we continue to support it! 


Please note there will be no more Rockabilly or Cha Cha classes after we finish the current course.  We will be replacing these classes with Rock n Roll on Thursday nights at Pt Kembla Collegians, starting on 4th Oct.



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!

Please put your names down on the desk at classes with your $10 payment.  This is limited to 50 people and final numbers need to be in by 30th Sept.  


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, you’ll seat you with others from your class.


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.   Also, if you have any new items that you’d like to donate to the raffle, please see Sue at classes. 


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).


Saturday 8th Sept – Bulli Workers Club;  Backlash duo;  free

Sunday 9th Sept – Dance Demo at Black Beach, Kiama for Hot Rod Show;  12 noon

Friday 21st Sept – Westside Rockers Dance – with On The Prowl;  Master Builders Club;  $10

Sat 29th Sept – Bulli Workers;  Johnny & the Easyriders;  free 7.30pm

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

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

Saturday 1st Dec – Footloose Xmas Party:  Fraternity Club;  $55;  MIDNIGHT DRIFTERS



Unfortunately we have been unable to place our shirt order as we didn’t get the minimum number required to place the order, so we have extended the order date to 21st Sept.   So if you’d like to order one, please see the girls at the desk at classes!    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.



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


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



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! 




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 E Rock n Roll



Pt Kembla Collegians

6.30 – 7.30

Beginners 1 Rock n Roll


7.30 – 8.25

Beginners 2B Rock n Roll


8.30 – 9.30

Intermediate E Rock n Roll


10 OCT

Albion Pk Bowls

7.00 – 8.00



8.00 – 9.00

Intermediate C Swing Lindy


ADULT CLASS PRICES (kids under 16 half price)






$25/5 week course

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


$50/5 week course



$50/5 week course

SWING LINDY HOP – Intermediate


$50/5 week course

That’s it for this month!

Sue & Geoff Routh

Footloose Rockers Dance Studio

Ph:  0410 483 560