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FOOTLOOSE ROCKERS

APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER

Hi guys

Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter.  This will be a short newsletter this month as we will be away on our Rock n Roll holiday, but please have a read of it as there are some important announcements in it!

 For the new course starting 6th May, there are some big changes to our timetable.   We have a new venue for Rock n Roll at Dapto;  there will be no Rock n Roll classes at Port Kembla – we’ll be teaching a Beginners course in STEP ROCK there on Thursday nights, and then at 8pm we’ll be doing Triples, which is one lead and two follows!  Make sure you check out the timetable for all the details further on in this newsletter.

 While we are away, there will still be normal ROCK N ROLL classes at The Fraternity Club every Monday night, but there will be no classes at Port Kembla or Albion Park Bowls from 1st April to 1st May.  All classes will resume week commencing Monday 6th May.  

 NOTE!!  Rock n Roll classes will be held as normal on EASTER MONDAY 22ND APRIL

 REMINDER! – Our next Sunday afternoon social dance with DJ Ray is on SUNDAY 28TH APRIL at Albion Park Bowls Club from 5 to 8.30pm!

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

 CLASS INFORMATION

EXCITING NEWS!  NEW VENUE ROCK N ROLL CLASSES!

We have been able to secure a new venue for Rock n Roll classes in DAPTO!

The new venue is at the Serbian Community Hall, 20 Dale Street, Dapto (runs off Avondale Road).  It’s an enormous hall and has plenty of safe parking on the grounds.  A new 5 week Rock n Roll course will start there on TUESDAY 7TH MAY at the usual times (see complete timetable further on).

 The next 5 week Rock n Roll courses commence as follows:

  • MONDAY 6 MAY 2019 – The Fraternity Club (Fairy Meadow) and

  • TUESDAY 7 MAY 2019 – The Serbian Community Hall

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

 STEP ROCK MODERN JIVE CLASS

As the workshop we did in Step Rock in December was so successful, we are going to do a 5 week Beginners course starting soon.  Step Rock (or it is also called Modern Jive or Ceroc) is a partner dance done to slow modern songs and is a stepping style dance and is basically constant walking.  This is a great dance to do when modern music is played, and everyone loved it when we did the workshop.  The course starts as follows:

 THURSDAY 9 MAY – Port Kembla Collegians Club, Wentworth St, Pt Kembla;  Time is 7 to 8pm

TRIPLES CLASS

Triples is where one person leads and two people follow.  As we all know, there are quite often more ladies than men in the dance scene, so this is a great way to make sure everyone gets a chance to dance.   So come along and learn this great style.  The class will be held as follows:

 THURSDAY 9 MAY – Port Kembla Collegians Club, Wentworth St, Pt Kembla;  Time is 8pm – 9pm

 SWING LINDY HOP DANCE CLASSES

A new Swing course will commence at Albion Park Bowls Club on

  • Wednesday 8th MAY – Albion Park Bowls Club, Taylor Rd, Albion Park

 Times:   7.00pm – Beginners;       8pm – Intermediate; 

LEARN TO DANCE DVDS

NEW!!  LEARN SWING LINDY DVD’S – now available!

Our new set of four Learn Swing Lindy Hop Dance DVD’s are now available to purchase.  There are 12 moves plus three routines on each DVD.   There are four in the series – Beginners, Intermediate A, B and C.  The set of four is $130, or they can be purchased individually for $40 each.  

ROCK N ROLL & ROCKABILLY DVD’S

Our Rock n Roll and Rockabilly dance lessons are also available for sale on DVD.  Our Learn to Rock n Roll DVD’s are $40 each or the Set of 5 for $160 (save $40 by purchasing the set!)  The set includes Beginners 1, Beginners 2, Intermediate A, B & C.

Also available are our Learn to Rockabilly DVD’s. They are $40 each or the complete set of 4 is $130.00 (a saving of $30).  The set includes Beginners, Intermediate A, B & C.

Every move on all of our DVD’s is taught how we would teach it in our normal classes – showing the footwork, the hand holds etc from different camera angles.   They can be purchased on our web page at www.footlooserockers.com.au , or at classes or by emailing us at footlooserocks@optusnet.com.au or call Sue on 0410 483 560. 

WHAT’S ON!!

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL DANCES!

Our first Sunday afternoon social dance with DJ RAY MILES at Albion Park Bowling Club was a huge success with well over 100 people there!  They are on once a month, on the FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH.    DJ RAY will be playing all our favourite dance tunes including Rock n Roll, Line Dancing, Cha Cha, Swing, Rockabilly – in fact a huge mix of great songs!!

The next one will be on Sunday 28th APRIL and they are being held at ALBION PARK BOWLING CLUB, Taylor Road, Albion Park.    The time is 5 to 8.30pm

EVERYONE WELCOME – bring your family & friends!  These dances will be great for practicing your moves and getting to know your fellow students in a casual, friendly atmosphere, and there’s a great bistro!

We would ask everyone to support these dances as they are only being trialled for 4 months, so if we get the numbers, the club will be happy to continue putting them on throughout the year.  But we need good numbers for them to continue!

Please remember – DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS OR FOOD!   The club is paying for the DJ, so please support it by buying at least one drink (they sell bottled water!), and why not have dinner in the bistro there as well.   If everyone does the right thing, then the club will be happy to continue them. 

DATES ARE:   Sunday 28th April;  Sunday 26th May;  Sunday 23rd June

MID YEAR DINNER DANCE

Tickets are now on sale for our mid-year dinner dance on SATURDAY 27TH JULY at the Fraternity Club.   The band is the fabulous Rave On who played at last year’s dance.     Tickets are $55 and include a two course dinner, dancing and all the fun of our annual dances! 

If you’d like to pay your tickets off, you are more than welcome to leave a deposit of $10 and pay them off over the next couple of months. 

Get your table together now!   Give us a list of names who you’d like to sit with and we’ll reserve tables for you, otherwise we can seat you with students from your class.

FESTIVALS

GREASEFEST KUSTOM KULTURE FESTIVAL

Held in Brisbane on 2nd/3rd/4th  August, this festival has been running for quite a few years and features the best of our Rockabilly and Rock n Roll bands, and also some overseas artists.  The link for their web site is:  https://www.greazefest.com/    Its held in Redland Showground, Cleveland and features retro market stalls, car show, pin up competition and top Rockabilly bands including The Paladins (USA), and from Australia – The Detonators, Pat Capocci, The Flattrakkers, Hellcat III and more – a total of 19 bands plus DJ’s!  

ROCKWORTH – TAMWORTH ROCK N ROLL FESTIVAL

Held in Tamworth over the weekend of 24 – 26th May, this is the second year for this festival, and it features great rock n roll bands including Frankie J Holden & Wilbur Wilde, the Midnight Drifters and Dwayne Elix & the Engineers.  It also includes dance workshops, retro market stalls etc.  This festival is hosted by Rockabilly Rockers New England – search them on Facebook for more details.

COOLY ROCKS

This festival has been held for many years on the Gold Coast at Coolangatta, and is held over the long weekend in June (5 – 9th June).  It features free bands, car shows, market stalls etc.  Details can be found on their Facebook page @coolyrocksonfestival  or their web page:  https://www.coolyrockson.com/ 

CHROMEFEST: 

Chromefest 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 25TH – 27TH  October.  A large group of us attend every year.  There are fantastic bands, dance nights, hot rods and custom cars on display and heaps of retro market stalls.  The main attractions are held in the park right at the beach at The Entrance, and the local clubs all have bands and dance nights on.  The link for their web site is:  http://www.chromefest.org/  

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Fri 12th Apr:          The Rockhoppers;  Westside Rockers dance;  Master Builders; 8pm; $10

Sun 28th Apr:        DJ Ray – Footloose social dance – Albion Park Bowls; FREE;  5 to 8.30pm

CLASS TIMETABLE

WEEK COMMENCING 6th MAY 2019

 COURSE STARTS VENUE TIME STYLE
MON: 6 MAY Fraternity Club 6.30 – 7.30 Beginners 1 Rock n Roll
    7.30 – 8.30 Beginners 2B Rock n Roll
    8.30 – 9.30 Intermediate B Rock n Roll
TUES: 7 MAY Serbian Community Hall 6.30 – 7.30 Beginners 1 Rock n Roll
    20 Dale St, Dapto 7.30 – 8.30 Beginners 2B Rock n Roll
      8.30 – 9.30 Intermediate B Rock n Roll
WED 8 MAY Albion Pk Bowls Club 7.00 – 8.00 Beginners SWING LINDY
      8.00 – 9.00 Intermediate SWING LINDY
THURS 9 MAY Pt Kembla Collegians Club 7.00 – 8.00 Beginners STEP ROCK
      8.00 – 9.00 TRIPLES

ADULT CLASS PRICES (kids under 16 half price)

  WEEKLY PRICE COURSE PRICE
ROCK N ROLL (Beg, Beg 2, Int)

(one night per week)

$12.00 $50/5 week course
SWING LINDY HOP (Beg or Int) $12.00 $50/5 week course
STEP ROCK $12.00 $50/5 week course
TRIPLES $12.00 $50/5 week course

 

NOTE:  No refunds or transfers on 5 week course prices

That’s it for this month!  See you when we get back!

Sue & Geoff Routh

Footloose Rockers Dance Studio

Ph:  0410 483 560

Web:  www.footlooserockers.com.au

Email:  footlooserocks@optusnet.com.au

Facebook:  @FootlooseRockers