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NEWSLETTER

FOOTLOOSE ROCKERS

JUNE 2021 NEWSLETTER

Hi Guys!
Welcome to the June edition of our newsletter!  We have quite a few outings coming up and also a new dance venue for Wollongong – so make sure you have a read of the following!  

NEW 5 WEEK COURSE DETAILS

We are starting a new 5 week course soon!  It starts at the Fraternity club on Monday 14th June –  even though this is a Public Holiday, all lessons will be going ahead as normal!   Following are the dates and venues:

MONDAY 14 JUNE – THE FRATERNITY CLUB, 11 Bourke St, Fairy Meadow, and

WEDNESDAY 16 JUNE – THE ALBION PARK BOWLING CLUB, Taylor Rd Albion Park

TIMETABLE FOR BOTH VENUES:

6.30 to 7.25pm – ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS LEVEL 1
7.30 to 8.25pm – LEVEL 2 BEGINNERS – Course 2A
8.30 to 9.25pm – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – Course E

COST: $12/person/class or $50/person for the 5 week course.    As things are getting back to normal, you can now do two nights per week – so you pay the normal price for your first night, then the second night in the same week at Albion Park Bowls Club is only $5/person. 

We’d appreciate it if you could let all your friends know about our new course, as not everyone is on our mailing list.  In particular if you know anyone wanting to start the new basic Beginners course please let them know about it!   Please help us to spread the word!

ALL LESSONS WILL BE GOING AHEAD AS NORMAL ON MONDAY 14TH JUNE

EVEN THOUGH IT’S A PUBLIC HOLIDAY!

NEW DANCE VENUE IN WOLLONGONG!

We had some great news recently – ROCK ON SUNDAYS is coming to Wollongong!  Trevor from Matchbox band has managed to secure the Sunken Lounge at the Fraternity Club in Fairy Meadow to put top Sydney Rock n Roll bands on once a month on a Sunday afternoon.  Time is 5pm to 8.30pm and the first one is on SUNDAY 27TH JUNE.   These will be privately run events by Trevor, and the cost is $10 per person which covers the cost of the band and the hire of the room.  We’re sure you’ll agree that this is a reasonable price to enjoy a great evening of dancing to fantastic bands.  Please try and support these gigs as there’s not much happening in the way of social dancing here in the Illawarra.  So far only 3 dates have been booked, so to ensure these continue, everyone needs to support them!   The bands and dates are as follows:

Sunday 27th June – band is MATCHBOX – 5pm to 8.30pm

Sunday 11th July – MR JAMES BAND – 5pm to 8.30pm
Sunday 29th August – band is MATCHBOX – 5pm to 8.30pm


LAST TICKETS TO OUR WINTER DANCE NIGHT!

There are not many tickets left for our winter dance which is on FRIDAY 18TH JUNE at the Fraternity Club in Fairy Meadow.   Tickets are $15 each pre-sale or $20 at the door (unless sold out prior).  The band is SWIFT KICK (Mark Bowden’s new band) and this will be the band’s launch!   Time is 7pm – 11.pm.    Email us at info@footlooserockers.com.au or reply to this email for details on how to purchase tickets.  

NOTE:  If you have a group of at least 8 to 10 people, we will reserve a table for you.  We have decided to do this as there are a lot of people coming from places like Sydney that can’t get there early to get tables.   If you’d like a table held, please reply to this email and let us know how many you have coming.    There will be plenty of tables/seats out on the night so there’s no problem with seating – the auditorium is huge!

  

FRANKIE J HOLDEN & WILBUR WILDE SHOW

On Thursday 1st July, we have a group going to a dinner show with the fabulous Frankie J Holden & Wilbur Wilde from the original Old ’55 band!  We currently have 24 going.   It’s on at Centro CBD in Stewart St Wollongong and is $80 a ticket and that includes a main meal.   If you would like to join us for this show, you need to let us know ASAP as the show is selling out.   We’ve seen these guys before and they put on a fabulous, energy-fueled show.  Message us for details.   

           
SWINGING 60’S DINNER SHOW

So far we have 34 going to see the Swinging 60’s show at the Centro CBD (in Wollongong)!  It’s on Friday 27th August, and it’s $66 a ticket and includes a main meal.  If you are interested in joining us, please add your name to the list on the desk at classes or message us.    Payment will be required by 16th July. We need numbers soon so that we can get them to hold tickets, as these shows always sell out.   The Swinging Sixties have been recreating the sounds, fun and excitement of groups such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Monkees and The Easybeats, as well as divas such as Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield and Lulu since the mid 1980’s!   Everyone welcome to join us!

DANCE NIGHTS


There are a number of clubs that are starting to put two man bands on again, and these gigs can be found on a page called Dancing the Gong.  Janine updates that page every Thursday for what’s coming up that weekend – so search “Dancing the Gong” on Facebook.   In the meantime, here’s a list of the Rock n Roll band dates that are coming up:

Friday 11th June – CITY DIGGERS WOLLONGONG;  Westside Rockers Dance;  band is DWAYNE ELIX & THE ENGINEERS;  $10 at the door;  8pm to 11.30pm

Friday 18th June – FRATERNITY CLUB FAIRY MEADOW;  band is SWIFT KICK;  Footloose Winter Dance;   Tickets $15 pre-purchased;  7 to 11pm;

Sunday 27th June – FRATERNITY CLUB FAIRY MEADOW;  band is MATCHBOX;  $10 at the door;  5pm to 8.30pm

Sunday 11th July – FRATERNITY CLUB FAIRY MEADOW;  band is MR JAMES;  $10 at the door;  5pm to 8.30pm

Friday 23rd July – CITY DIGGERS WOLLONGONG;  Westside Rockers Dance;  band is RAVE ON;  $10 at the door;  8pm to 11.30pm

Sunday 29th August – FRATERNITY CLUB FAIRY MEADOW;  band is MATCHBOX; $10 at the door;  5pm to 8.30pm

ROCK N ROLL/ROCKABILLY FESTIVALS

It’s fantastic to see that some Rock n Roll festivals are going ahead this year!   Here’s a couple that we think you’ll like.

CRANK IT UP FESTIVAL

This festival will be held at Batemans Bay over the weekend of 10th to 12th September.  There are Rock n Roll and Rockabilly bands, and its a tribute to everything rock n roll – great music, amazing cars, retro fashions, vintage vibes and lots of dancing.   Here’s the link to their Facebook page that will give you all the details:  https://www.facebook.com/Crank-it-Up-Batemans-Bay-106389790832628.   We’ll be going, and have booked for the Friday night dance with the Detonators and Saturday night dance with the Atomic Hi Tones (both great Victorian bands). 

CHROMEFEST

This festival has been running for many years and never disappoints!   It’s held at THE ENTRANCE on the Central Coast over the weekend of 23rd and 24th October. There are a heap of bands, a huge car show, pin up parade and much more.  Here’s the link to their Facebook page with all the details:  https://www.facebook.com/ChromeFest


FOOTLOOSE CHRISTMAS PARTY!!

The date has been confirmed for our Christmas Party – it’ll be held on SATURDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2021, so make sure you put it in your diary now so that you don’t double book!    The fabulous JUKE BOX JIVE DANCE BAND has been booked so you are guaranteed a fantastic night of dancing and entertainment!  It will be held at the Fraternity Club.  Tickets will go on sale early September.
 
That’s it for this month!  We hope to see you on the dance floor real soon!

Sue & Geoff Routh

Footloose Rockers Dance Studio
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