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NEWSLETTER

FOOTLOOSE ROCKERS

JANUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

Happy New Year everyone! 

We hope that you’ve had a fantastic holiday season celebrating with family and friends!  Although with all the devastation caused by the recent fires, it has been a difficult time for a lot of people.  We hope and pray like everyone else that we get rain soon and these destructive fires are put to rest.  The loss of life, homes, animals, businesses and treasured memories cannot be replaced and we pass on our sympathies to those caught up in this dreadful situation.

 

PUBLIC HOLIDAY MON 27TH JANUARY:    Please note that all lessons will be going ahead as normal on Monday 27th January at the Fraternity Club, even though it is a public holiday (same times as usual).

SPECIAL PACKAGE PRICE:  Do both Rock n Roll and Swing for just $85 for both styles for the next 5 week course!   See further on for full details.

CLASSES:  It’s back to normal classes and we are starting new 5 week ROCK N ROLL courses on Monday 13th January at the Fraternity Club and Wednesday 15th Jan at Albion Park Bowls, and a new SWING LINDY course on Thursday 16th Jan at Albion Pk Bowls.  See timetable further on for full details.

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 – for example, your neighbours, work colleagues, family and friends.  A lot of people are just waiting for an opportunity to meet new people and learn something new – and learning to dance is the perfect way to do it.  Around 80% of all our new students indicate they heard about Footloose from their friends or family, so we’d like to thank everyone for spreading the word!  

Did you know that we have Loyalty cards?  They work just like a coffee club card – so for every new beginner 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 a saving of $60!  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, and let us know who you brought along and we’ll click your card (1 person equals 1 click). 


DANCE EVENTS:  We have two big events planned for this year – so add the following dates to your calendar now so that you don’t double book: 

SATURDAY 13TH JUNE – Our annual DINNER DANCE – featuring the incredible MATCHBOX ROCK N ROLL BAND!    It will be held at the Fraternity Club;   tickets will go on sale in March! 

SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER – Footloose Rockers CHRISTMAS PARTY!    We had so much positive feedback about the fabulous JUKE BOX JIVE BAND from our 2019 party, so we have booked them again!   Please note this is the second Saturday in December – a week later than our normal date.   Once again, it will be held at the Fraternity Club. 


We’d like to wish each and every one of you a very happy, safe, healthy and a prosperous 2020, and we look forward to seeing you back at classes soon!   

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

Sue & Geoff

Following are the dates for the new courses and the price is just $25 for the 5 weeks for BEGINNERS 1 ROCK N ROLL classes and also for the BEGINNERS SWING LINDY CLASS – so please let your friends know about this great deal!   

ROCK N ROLL CLASSES

The new 5 week Rock n Roll courses commence on the following dates:

  • MONDAY 13 JANUARY 2020 – The Fraternity Club (Fairy Meadow), and

  • WEDNESDAY 15 JANUARY 2020 – Albion Park Bowling Club

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

SWING LINDY HOP CLASSES

The next 5 week Swing Lindy Hop course starts as follows:

  • THURSDAY 16 JANUARY 2020, at Albion Park Bowling Club

Class times:   6.30pm – Beginners;   7.30pm – Intermediate  

NEW YEAR SPECIAL!   PACKAGE DEAL PRICE 

For those of you who are wanting to do both Rock n Roll and Swing Lindy classes, we are offering a SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL to make it more economical for you.  It’s only $85 to do both styles – that’s a saving of $35 over the 5 weeks!  Please note this price is available for all levels, so for example, if you are in the Intermediate level in Swing and Beginners 2 in Rock n Roll, that’s fine!  This offer is valid for the courses week commencing 13 January 2020 

Rock n Roll (1 night per week) plus Swing Lindy                  $85.00 for both 5 week courses**
(**not to be used in conjunction with any other offers)

ROCK N ROLL SOCIAL DANCES

We will be starting our Sunday afternoon social dances with DJ Ray at Albion Park Bowling Club on Sunday 23rd February – time is 5pm to 8.30pm and they are FREE!  Everyone welcome!   The new extension of the dance floor will be completed by then, so we’ll have a much bigger floor to dance on!  

ROCK N ROLL FESTIVALS

 KATOOMBA LADY LUCK FESTIVAL

There’s a great Rockabilly/Swing/Rock n Roll festival held in Katoomba at the Carrington Hotel on 18th January, and it’s free.  It’s called the Lady Luck Festival, and it was created for the rockabilly and vintage enthusiasts, showcasing ‘customs and culture’ from the fabulous 1950’s.   By day, think fun, fashion, food and entertainment for the whole family with free admission to bands, market day, hot rod and vintage car show, swing dancing, and public dance lesson.  By night, frock up as the party begins with a ‘Dinner and Dance’ party with live bands, dance performances (ticketed event).   Here’s the link if you want to check it out:  https://www.thecarrington.com.au/whats-on-events/lady-luck-festival/

BATEMAN’S BAY ROCK N ROLL FESTIVAL

There’s a new Rock n Roll festival coming to Bateman’s Bay – its called CRANK IT UP and is being held on 28th and 29th Feb and 1st March 2020.  There are some fabulous bands booked to appear, including The Atomic HiTones (Melbourne), Ezra Lee Band (Victoria), Toni & the Rhythm Cats, Wes & the Sonic Aces and The Shack Shakers.  There’s a group of us going, and you can find all the details on their Facebook page – Crank It Up Batemans Bay.  Some of the events are ticketed and others are free.  There’ll be retro market stalls, pin-up competition, hot rods on display and much more!  Following are the ticketed events, so if you are going, booking details are on their Facebook page. 
** The Ezra Lee Show on Friday 28th Feb – $55 per ticket includes 2 course dinner
** The Atomic HiTones on Saturday 29th Feb – $20 per ticket (dance only).  Soldiers Club.

ROCK N VINTAGE ROLL FESTIVAL THIRROUL

This is a local Rock n Roll festival and its held at the Ryans Hotel in Thirroul.  It will start on Saturday night 7th of March 2020 and continues on Sunday 8th.  Bands include Rachael Brady & The Moonshine Special and Toni & the Rhythm Cats.   Sunday 8th of March will be a fun day of live music, the best rock n’ roll, rockabilly and vintage culture, market stalls, vintage cars, best-dressed competition etc.  More details to come in our Feb newsletter.

KURRI KURRI NOSTALGIA FESTIVAL

This is a great festival and there’s a large group of us that go every year!  The annual Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival will be held on the weekend of 27 – 29 March and it’s all about Rock n Roll, Classic Cars, Hot rods, Fashion, Music, Dancing and everything good about the 50’s and 60’s.  There’s a classic car and hot rod show, over 150 retro markets stalls and food vans, lots of free entertainment, rock n roll dance demonstrations, main stage performances, bands, best dressed competitions, side show alley and much more. Plus nightly events with lots of great Rock n Roll’ and Rockabilly dances at local venues.   All info can be found on their web site: http://www.kurrikurrinostalgiafestival.com.au/

CANBERRA DANCE

The Southside Rock n Roll club in Canberra are having their 30th Anniversary on the weekend of 1st to 3rd May 2020.  On the Saturday night the band is the fabulous Lincolns (from South Australia).  Keep the weekend free and there’ll be more details to come in our next newsletter.

Don’t leave it too late to book for our next big Rock n Roll group holiday!  Geoff & I host Rock n Roll holidays on behalf of the Rock n Roll Travel Club.   I keep getting asked ‘when do I have to book by?’  There’s no set date to book by, but obviously once the River Cruise cabins sell out, it’ll be too late!  The cheaper cabins are filling up fast, so don’t delay if you definitely want to come.
 
23 people have already booked!  It’s a 14 night River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest, and a four night stay in Sussex (England) for the Rockabilly Rave Rock n Roll Festival!  EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN US!   
 
We have a single lady who has booked and needs someone to share with, so if you are interested, contact me for details.  The price and details follow:  
 
The price is from $10,899 per person (depending on your River Cruise cabin preference).  DATES ARE 14 JUNE 2021 to 6 JULY 2021.   This price INCLUDES ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Flights from Australia to London, and return Budapest to Australia;

  • Rail trip from London to Amsterdam with Eurostar Rail;

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in London plus one night in Amsterdam, and INCLUDING day tours in both London and Amsterdam;

  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Sussex (England) for the Rockabilly Rave Rock n Roll Festival;

  • Entry for 4 days into the Rockabilly Rave festival in Sussex featuring over 30 of the world’s top bands;

  • Coach transfer from London to Sussex and return;

  • 14 night River Cruise with VIKING CRUISES in a River View Stateroom – departing Amsterdam and travelling through the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and Hungary

  • All meals on board the cruise;Wine, beer and soft drinks included at lunch & dinner!

  • 12 guided tours on the cruise, visiting 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

  • All port charges and gratuities on the cruise.

 
The Travel Club is now taking a deposit of $500 per person to secure your booking.   If you’d like to book or add on other destinations, just call  Rachael or Darryl at the Rock n Roll Travel Club on 1800 654 899 for a quote.  As always, everyone is welcome to join us on these holidays – even your non-dancing friends and relatives!
If you’d like a flyer sent to you, please let us know!  Here’s a map of the ports we’ll be going to:

Our latest set of LEARN TO ROCK N ROLL DVD’S has been released!   This set of four are Intermediate/Advanced level, and all moves are different from those taught on our previous Learn to Rock n Roll DVD’s.   The set of four DVD’s is $130 (save $30 when purchasing the set), or $40 each.  Email us at info@footlooserockers.com.au for details.      SPECIAL – FREE POSTAGE UNTIL 31ST JANUARY 2020 – but you need to order them direct from us as this offer is not available on our web page!  
 
Ask us about our discounts for purchasing multiple sets!  Following are all of our sets of Learn to Dance DVDs – there are now 17 DVDs in total!

New Set of 4 Intermediate/Advanced Rock n Roll DVDs – $130 set of four:

Learn Swing Lindy Hop – Beginners to Intermediate – $130 set of Four:

Set of 5 Learn to Rock n Roll – Beginners to Intermediate – $160 set of five:

Set of 4 Learn to Rockabilly DVDs – Beginners to Intermediate – $130 set of four:

 

Mon 13 Jan:               NEW 5 WEEK ROCK N ROLL COURSES START AT THE FRATERNITY CLUB
Wed 15 Jan:               NEW 5 WEEK ROCK N ROLL COURSES START AT ALBION PK BOWLS CLUB
Thurs 16 Jan:              NEW 5 WEEK SWING LINDY COURSES START AT ALBION PK BOWLS CLUB
Fri 17 Jan:                  WESTSIDE ROCKERS DANCE; Matchbox; $10; 8pm; Builders Club Wollongong
Sat 18 Jan:                 LADY LUCK FESTIVAL Katoomba
Sat 25 Jan:                 DWAYNE ELIX – Bulli Workers;  Free;  7.30pm
Sat 1 Feb:                   KLASSIC BLACK (Chris Anthony);  Bulli Workers;  Free;  7.30pm
Sat 8 Feb:                   BACKLASH;  Bulli Workers;  Free;  7.30pm
Sun 23 Feb:               FOOTLOOSE ROCK N ROLL SOCIAL with DJ Ray; Albion Pk Bowls; 5pm; Free
28 Feb – 1 Mar:          CRANK IT UP FESTIVAL – BATEMANS BAY
7 – 8 Mar:                   ROCK N VINTAGE ROLL FESTIVAL – Ryans Hotel Thirroul
Sun 22 Mar:               FOOTLOOSE ROCK N ROLL SOCIAL with DJ Ray; Albion Pk Bowls; 5pm; Free
27 – 29 Mar:               KURRI KURRI NOSTALGIA FESTIVAL

For a comprehensive weekly gig guide, check Janine’s Facebook page – Dancing the Gong!

SPECIAL FOR BEGINNERS 1 ROCK N ROLL or BEGINNERS SWING LINDY:  JUST $25 FOR THE 5 WEEK COURSE!

A new five week courses start on the following dates:

DAY

DATE

VENUE

DETAILS

Monday

13 Jan

Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow

6.30 Beginners 1 Rock n Roll
7.30 Beginners  2A Rock n Roll
8.30 Intermediate G Rock n Roll

Wed

15 Jan

Albion Park Bowls

6.30 Beginners 1 Rock n Roll
7.30 Beginners  2A Rock n Roll
8.30 Intermediate G Rock n Roll

Thursday

16 Jan

Albion Park Bowls

6.30 Beginners Swing Lindy
7.30 Intermediate Swing Lindy

ADULT CLASS PRICES (kids under 16 half price)

WEEKLY

PRICE

COURSE PRICE

ROCK N ROLL – Beginners 1; (one night/week)

$12.00

$25/5 week course

ROCK N ROLL (Beg 2, or Intermediate); (one night/week)

$12.00

$50/5 week course

SWING LINDY HOP – beginners

$12.00

$25/5 week course

SWING LINDY HOP Intermediate

$12.00

$50/5 week course

SPECIAL PACKAGE PRICE –
2 STYLES – FIVE WEEKS

N/A

$85/5 WEEK COURSE

NOTE:  No refunds or transfers on 5 week course prices

That’s it for this month!  Hope to see you on the dance floor soon!

Sue & Geoff Routh

Footloose Rockers Dance Studio

Ph:  0410 483 560

Web:  www.footlooserockers.com.au

Email:  info@footlooserockers.com.au

Facebook:  @FootlooseRockers