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NEWSLETTER

FOOTLOOSE ROCKERS

NOVEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Hi everyone! 

It’s almost the end of the year – can you believe how quickly this year has flown by!  Our last 5 week course for the year is well under way and the final night for regular classes is Thursday 28th November.  However, we are running a series of dance workshops over the December period for those of you who can’t get enough of your dancing or would like to learn something different – so check out the details further on. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Please note that all lessons on MONDAY 25TH NOVEMBER will be held at:

PORT KEMBLA COLLEGIANS CLUB, Wentworth St, Port Kembla

We apologise for any inconvenience – the Fraternity Club has a large function booked, so we are unable to use their auditorium.

 NEW ROCK N ROLL DVD’S

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, or $40 each.  You can purchase these at classes or email us at info@footlooserockers.com.au for ordering on line.   These will make the ideal Christmas present for that person who has everything!   Following are all of our sets of Learn to Dance DVDs: 

Set of 5 Learn to Rock n Roll – Beginners to Intermediate – $160.00

Set of 4 Learn to Rock n Roll – Intermediate / Advanced – $130.00

Set of 4 Learn Rockabilly – Beginners to Intermediate – $130.00

Set of 4 Learn Swing Lindy Hop – Beginners to Intermediate – $130.00 

ROCK N ROLL SOCIAL DANCE

We are extending the times for our last Rock n Roll social dance with DJ Ray at Albion Park Bowls Club – which is on the SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER!   

IMPORTANT:  The time for the dance on 24th November is 4pm to 9pm!!  So get there early and enjoy extra time dancing with your friends! 

All going well, the Club should have the floor extended by then, so fingers crossed!    Please put this in your diaries so you don’t forget!    This is the same afternoon as the Club’s giant toy raffle – so it will be a good one to attend, but we suggest you get there early to get a table.    So come along and you might even win the kids or grandkids their Christmas presents!   

CHRISTMAS PARTY

We’ve already sold over 200 tickets to our Christmas party, so don’t leave it too late to get yours, as it WILL SELL OUT!  All details further on. 

Please note that the night starts at 6.30, and DINNER WILL START BEING SERVED FROM 7PM – so please don’t be late!   If you have any special dietary requirements e.g. Gluten free, vegetarian etc, please make sure you let us know at least a week before the event. 

DANCE WORKSHOPS

As the current five week courses finish on 28th November, there will be a few weeks left until Christmas, so we will be running some workshops in different styles. 

Please note that as we can’t use some of our regular venues, they will be held in various locations, so please make sure you take note of the following: 

THE TIMES FOR ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE 7PM TO 9.15PM 

DAY

DATE

LOCATION

STYLE

Monday

2nd Dec

Port Kembla Collegians

CHA CHA 1

Wednesday

4th Dec

Albion Park Bowls

ROCK N ROLL ROUTINE NO. 1

Thursday

5th Dec

Albion Park Bowls

ROCK N ROLL ROUTINE NO. 2

Monday

9th Dec

Fraternity Club

CHA CHA 2

Wednesday

11th Dec

Albion Park Bowls

ROCK N ROLL ROUTINE NO. 3

Thursday

12th Dec

Albion Park Bowls

ROCK N ROLL ROUTINE NO. 4

Monday

16th Dec

Port Kembla Collegians

WALTZ/SLOW RHYTHM

In the Rock n Roll workshops, there will be a combination of some new moves put together with a few of our normal moves to make up four great routines!   All of the routines will be different, so it won’t matter if you can’t make one of them – you’ll just learn the routine for that night.  

With the Cha Cha workshops, the first one will cover some of the basic moves and for the second one, it is preferable to have done some basic Cha Cha before, but it’s not necessary to have completed the first workshop on 2nd Dec, so you can just come along on 9th Dec if it suits you.   

Each workshop will run for 2¼ hours (including a 10 minute break) where we teach you a series of moves and put them into a routine, giving you a variety of moves to do and fast-tracking your ability to dance these styles.   The cost of each workshop is $18/person for the two hours.   Dancers of all levels are welcome to do these workshops (you don’t have to be in Intermediate to do them)! 

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

GENERAL INFORMATION

THURSDAY NIGHT TIMETABLE

Please note that the timetable for Thursday nights for the remainder of this course (until 28th November) is:

6.30 – Beginners Swing

7.30 – Intermediate Swing

8.30 – Xmas party Dance Troupe Training – this will include practice for the Rock n Roll Routine, the Swing Routine and also the Fun Routine.  So if you are dancing in any of these dances, please try and get to this class.  

STALLS AT OUR XMAS PARTY!

DANCE SHOES

If you are in need of new dance shoes, Let’s Dance Shoes will be having a stall at our Christmas Party at the Fraternity Club on 7th December.  They have a huge variety of comfortable dance shoes and sold heaps at last year’s Christmas dance.  They are from the far north coast, so this will be your only opportunity to try their shoes on.   

MIZ SMITTEN KITTEN ACCESSORIES

Von makes a huge range of hair flowers, earrings, broches, hair scarves etc and she’s having a stall at our Xmas Party.  Von’s items are originals and she makes them all herself!  Bring your money with you, because you’ll love her accessories!   And she’ll have a huge variety of flowers for our Hawaiian themed night! 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Can’t make our regular classes due to work commitments, or just need to have some one-on-one time to help with your dancing?  Then why not book a private lesson with us!!!  We do lessons in all styles including Rock n Roll, Swing, Rockabilly, Waltz, Cha Cha etc!   Contact us to find out more details – call Sue on 0410 483 560 or email info@footlooserockers.com.au 

INSTAGRAM PAGE! 

As you all know by now, we have a Facebook page where we keep you up to date with what’s happening on a more regular basis.  But we’ve now added an Instagram account too!    

So to like our Facebook page search @FootlooseRockers, and our Instagram page is footlooserockers.  If you see a post from us, hit the LIKE button to make sure you see our future posts. 

  CLASS INFORMATION

Our last normal Rock n Roll classes for the year will finish on Wednesday 27th November, and Swing classes will finish on Thursday 28th November.  However, we are running a series of dance workshops during December, so check out the information above (under the heading of DANCE WORKSHOPS) for dates/locations. 

We’ll be having a break over the Christmas period, so the 5 week courses in 2020 start as follows: 

ROCK N ROLL CLASSES

Commencement dates for the new courses are:

  • MONDAY 13 JANUARY – The Fraternity Club, Bourke St, Fairy Meadow

  • WEDNESDAY 15 JANUARY – Albion Park Bowling Club (Taylor Rd)

SWING LINDY HOP DANCE CLASSES

A new Beginners and Intermediate Swing Lindy course is starting as follows:

  • THURSDAY 16 JANUARY – Albion Park Bowling Club

More details will be in the December newsletter.

WHAT’S ON!!

FOOTLOOSE CHRISTMAS PARTY

OVER 200 TICKETS SOLD AT THE TIME OF PRINTING THIS NEWSLETTER!   Our huge Christmas Dance Party is being held on SATURDAY 7TH DEC at the Fraternity Club in Fairy Meadow.  The band is the fabulous JUKE BOX JIVE!!!   Our Christmas parties are always the highlight of the year!   Tickets are $55 and include a two course seated dinner, performances by our Dance Troupe, lots of general dancing, lucky door prizes, best dressed prizes, Monte Carlo prizes, and so much more! 

The theme this year is HAWAIIAN TIKI LUAU – so dress up in your Hawaiian or floral dresses and shirts, hula skirts, tiki outfits – the sky’s the limit!  There’ll be prizes for BEST DRESSED! 

TICKET SALES MUST BE COMPLETED BY 22ND NOVEMBER!  So if you’ve left a deposit on your ticket, full payment must be made by 22nd Nov.     Our Christmas parties always sell out, so don’t leave it too late to book or you might miss out.  Tickets are available from classes or email us at info@footlooserockers.com.au for booking and payment details.   Everyone welcome! 

ROCK N ROLL DANCES with DJ RAY!

The last Footloose Rockers Rock n Roll dance with DJ Ray for the year is on Sunday 24 NOVEMBER!  These dances are held at ALBION PARK BOWLING CLUB, Taylor Road, Albion Park, and the time for this one is 4PM TO 9PM, and it’s FREE!!!   EVERYONE WELCOME – bring your family & friends!  Please support these dances to ensure the club continues to put them on for us! 

NoteThere will be no dances during December or January!  The first one in the new year will be on Sunday 23rd February and then continuing every 4th Sunday of the month.

ROCK N ROLL HOLIDAY

The next Rock n Roll holiday that we are hosting is 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 already have 16 booked, so this is going to be a fabulous holiday!   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 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!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sat 9 Nov:                  DANCE DEMO – Viva La Gong;  McCabe Park Wollongong;  1pm

Frid 15 Nov:               WESTSIDE ROCKERS DANCE;  Band is Rocatac;  Master Builders Club; $10;

Sun 17 Nov:               CRUISE ON PT HACKING – the Bonnevillians;  Pre-booked tickets only

Sat 23 Nov:                BULLI WORKERS – Midnight Drifters;  7.30;  Free

Sun 24 Nov:               FOOTLOOSE SOCIAL DANCE with DJ Ray;  Free!  Albion Park Bowls Club Special time of 4pm to 9pm

Mon 25 Nov:              All lessons transferred to Port Kembla Collegians Club

Fri 6 Dec:                   WARILLA BOWLS – Mescalero;  8pm;  free

Sat 7 Dec:                  FOOTLOOSE XMAS PARTY – ticketed event; $55;  Juke Box Jive;

Sat 14 Dec:                BULLI WORKERS – Backlash;  free;  7.30pm

Sat 14 Dec:                UNANDERRA HOTEL – Band is Jungle Kings;  free;  3pm

Fri 20 Dec:                 WESTSIDE ROCKERS DANCE; Dwayne Elix & the Engineers; $10;  Master Builders Club Wollongong

Sat 21 Dec:                BULLI WORKERS – Midnight Drifters;  7.30;  Free

Tues 31 Dec:             WESTSIDE ROCKERS DANCE; Band is the Rockhoppers;  $10 Venue is City Diggers Club Wollongong

Tues 31 Dec:             BULLI WORKERS – Dwayne Elix & the Engineers; free

 

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

CLASS TIMETABLE

A new five week course starts on the following dates:

DAY

DATE

VENUE

DETAILS

Monday

13 January

Fraternity Club Fairy Meadow

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

Thursday

16 Jan

Albion Park Bowls

6.30 Beginners Swing Lindy
7.30 Intermediate Swing Lindy

That’s it for this month! See you on the dance floor!

Sue & Geoff Routh

Footloose Rockers Dance Studio

Ph:  0410 483 560

Web:  www.footlooserockers.com.au

Email:  info@footlooserockers.com.au

Facebook:  @FootlooseRockers