OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER
It’s great to see so many faces back at classes – the onset of Spring has brought a lot of people out of hibernation! Class numbers almost doubled in the course we started in September! If you missed the start of this course, a new course starts week commencing 28th October, and that will be the last full five week course before Christmas! Hasn’t this year flown – I’m sure the older you get, the quicker time flies by!
Please note that our OCTOBER Rock n Roll social dance with DJ Ray at Albion Park Bowls Club will be on the THIRD SUNDAY in October and NOT the fourth Sunday. It will be on SUNDAY 20TH OCTOBER! Please note this in your diaries so you don’t forget!
Tickets are selling fast for our Christmas party! Make sure you get yours soon so you don’t miss out – we’ve sold over 100 in the first two weeks! Full details can be found further on under the heading of What’s On.
When transferring payment for Christmas party tickets into our bank account, please ensure you add your surname as the reference. We’ve received a payment of $110 and have no idea who it is from – so if you made a payment on 29 September, please let us know who you are!
GLASSES: Can we please ask that when you are at classes, would you please take your empty glasses to a table near the main door of the auditorium (or the bar at the Frat Club) and also push your chairs in. Our arrangements with the clubs that we teach in is to leave the rooms neat and tidy. This will save a few of us cleaning up at the end of the night. Thanks for your help with this.
Now read on for all that’s happening at Footloose Rockers!!
PUBLIC HOLIDAY CLASSES
Please note that ALL ROCK N ROLL LESSONS will go ahead as normal on the Public Holiday – Monday 7th October at the normal class times, starting with Beginners at 6.30pm.
BEGINNERS SWING – $25/5 Week Course
We’re starting a new 5 week course in Beginners Swing Lindy, and it’s just $25 for the 5 week course! It starts at 7.30pm on THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER at ALBION PARK BOWLING CLUB Time is 7.30 to 8.30pm! Swing Lindy is the partner dance from the 1930s and ‘40s and you learn moves like the Charleston, Suzy Q’s etc. Come and join us to learn this fabulous style, and it will give you another style to do when you go out dancing!
BEGINNERS ROCK N ROLL – $25/5 week course
Once again, our next 5 week BEGINNERS 1 Rock n Roll course is just $25 per person for the whole 5 weeks – that’s just $5 a lesson! It starts week commencing 28 October. Please tell all your friends and family about this fantastic deal! See further on for dates and times.
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.
ROCK N ROLL and SWING XMAS ROUTINES
The Swing Lindy Routine and the Rock n Roll Christmas routines that we’ve been doing in classes are coming along nicely, however for the next course we will be going back to our normal Intermediate classes. For those of you wanting to keep practicing the routines to perform at the Xmas Party, we’ll be doing training sessions as follows:
ROCK N ROLL ROUTINE – Monday & Wed nights after Intermediate Rock n Roll classes.
SWING LINDY ROUTINE – Thursday nights after Swing class
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget we have a Facebook page where we keep you up to date with what’s happening on a more regular basis. So search the following: @FootlooseRockers and click the “Like” button – and if you see a post from us, hit the LIKE button to make sure you see our future posts. We are also now on Instagram under footlooserockers.
Following is all the class information for the next course – but a detailed timetable can be found further on in this newsletter. Note that the next course will be the last full five week course before Christmas!
Flyers with class details are available on the desk at classes so please take them home or to work and let your friends and family know about our classes, or if you would like one emailed to you, please let us know! We appreciate the effort you put into bringing along new students so that we can keep our classes alive in the Illawarra! Following are details for the upcoming course:
ROCK N ROLL CLASSES
Commencement dates for the new course are:
MONDAY 28 OCTOBER – The Fraternity Club, Bourke St, Fairy Meadow
WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER – Albion Park Bowling Club (Taylor Rd)
Class times are: 6.30 – Beginners 1; 7.30 – Beginners 2B; 8.30 – Intermediate
STEP ROCK / MODERN JIVE
Please note there will be NO BEGINNERS Modern Jive for the next course, but we will be continuing Intermediate Modern Jive on Thursday nights at 6.30pm as follows:
6.30pm THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER – Albion Park Bowling Club
SWING LINDY HOP DANCE CLASSES
A new Swing Lindy course is starting as follows:
THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER – Albion Park Bowling Club
7.30pm – Beginners; 8.30pm – Intermediate Swing
FOOTLOOSE CHRISTMAS PARTY
Tickets are now on sale for our huge Christmas Dance Party which is being held on SATURDAY 7TH DECEMBER at the Fraternity Club in Fairy Meadow. The band this year is the fabulous JUKE BOX JIVE!!! Our Christmas parties are always the highlight of the year, and we usually get around 230 to 250 people in attendance! 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 dresses and shirts, hula skirts, tiki outfits – the sky’s the limit. If you are wondering what to wear for something different, Google “Hawaiian Tiki Outfits” and a myriad of ideas will pop up!
We even let you pay your tickets off! Just leave a $10 deposit to secure your ticket. Our Christmas parties always sell out, so don’t leave it too late to book.
Why not get a table together – let us know who you’d like to sit with and we’ll reserve a table for you. If you don’t know other people, we’ll put you on a table with others from your class.
Tickets are available from classes or email us at email@example.com for booking and payment details. Everyone welcome!
FREE FOOTLOOSE DANCES with DJ RAY!
The next Footloose Rockers Rock n Roll dance with DJ Ray is on SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER. They are held at ALBION PARK BOWLING CLUB, Taylor Road, Albion Park, and the time is 5pm to 8.30pm, and they are FREE!!! EVERYONE WELCOME – bring your family & friends!
RAY plays all our favourite dance tunes including Rock n Roll, Line Dancing, Cha Cha, Swing, Step Rock and Rockabilly. Please support these dances to ensure the club continues to put them on for us!
FUTURE DATES: 20 October; 24 November.
Note: There 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.
SYDNEY ROCK N ROLL MARKETS
The next Sydney Rock n Roll Alternative Market is on Sunday 3rd NOVEMBER. These markets are held in and around the grounds of the Manning Bar at the Sydney University and are on from 10.30 am until 5pm. There’s a great dance floor in the Manning Bar and they have four top rockabilly bands. There are also heaps of retro market stalls and hot rods on display. Cost is $6 before 12 noon ($8 after 12). It’s worth a trip to Sydney for these markets that are held once every couple of months.
DANCE DEMO’S – VIVA LA GONG FESTIVAL
Please note a change of time for the demo at the Viva La Gong festival which is held at McCabe Park (Church Street Wollongong). It is on Saturday 9th November at 1.30pm – but please be there by 1.15 if you would like to dance. If you are available, please come along and join us! WHAT TO WEAR? Ladies, please wear colourful dresses or skirts and men should wear either Footloose shirts or rock n roll style shirts! Meet near the stage in McCabe Park around 1.15 pm.
ROCK N ROLL HOLIDAY
UPDATE!!! We are having an INFORMATION NIGHT on our European holiday on Friday 8th November in Wollongong, so if you would like to come along, please let us know prior to 1st November. A representative from Viking Cruises and also from the Rock n Roll Travel Club will be there to answer all your questions and give a presentation on what River Cruising is all about! Everyone is welcome, even if you are just curious!
Geoff and I host holidays on behalf of The Rock n Roll Travel Club, which is a subsidiary of The Travel Agent Caloundra (Qld). We’ve been hosting these Rock n Roll holidays since 2006 and we’ve had some absolutely wonderful holidays and met some fabulous people! So why not join us on our next adventure to Europe in 2021!
We are doing 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! The price and details have now been finalised!
The price is from $10,899 per person (depending on your River Cruise cabin preference). DATES ARE 14 JUNE 2021 to 6 JULY 2021. Have a look at all of these inclusions!!!
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
Fri 11 Oct: MESCALERO – Warilla Bowls; 8pm; free
Sat 12 Oct: MIDNIGHT DRIFTERS; Bulli Workers; Free; 7.30pm
Frid 18 Oct: WESTSIDE ROCKERS DANCE; Mr James Band; 8pm; $10; The Builders Club
Sun 20 Oct: FOOTLOOSE SOCIAL DANCE with DJ Ray; Free! Albion Park Bowls Club 5pm
Sat 2 Nov: LEMON SQUEEZIN DADDIES – Kiama Bowls 8pm; free
Sun 3 Nov: ROCK N ROLL MARKETS – Sydney University;
Tues 5 Nov: MELBOURNE CUP LUNCHEON; Penrith Paceway
Sat 9 Nov: DANCE DEMO – Viva La Gong; McCabe Park Wollongong; 1.15pm
ADULT CLASS PRICES (kids under 16 half price)
BEGINNERS ROCK N ROLL or SWING LINDY
$25/5 week course
ROCK N ROLL – Beg 2, or Intermediate; (1 night/week)
$50/5 week course
INTERMEDIATE SWING LINDY or MODERN JIVE
$50/5 week course