Hi everyone!

Welcome to the June edition of our newsletter, and a big warm welcome to all of our new students who have just joined us!   With the onset of Winter, now is a great time to come to our classes – you’ll get some exercise and catch up with friends!    It’s tempting to hibernate through Winter, but that’s not good for us – we still need to keep motivated and moving, and what better way than through dancing and seeing friends!

Our Beginners Rock n Roll course that we’ve just finished was one of the biggest we’ve seen in some time – we had 32 new Beginner students complete the course!   And the best part – they all loved our lessons!  We’d like to thank each and every one of you that brought their friends/family along and recommended our classes.

If you know of anyone wanting to learn, please let them know about our next 5 week Beginners course which is starting at 6.30pm on Monday 17th June at Illawarra Leagues Club in Wollongong.  Some people are just waiting for an opportunity to get out and meet new friends in a fun and safe environment while they are learning something new, but they don’t know about our classes!  So we hope you’ll help us to spread the word by inviting your work colleagues, family, friends or neighbours along to our classes.    Over the 31 years that we’ve been teaching, we’ve had so many people meet their life partner at our classes that we’ve lost count, and literally thousands of people have formed fantastic life-long friendships and now enjoy social dancing to keep fit and healthy.    The cost for our Beginners course is still just $40 for the 5 week course – that’s just $8 per lesson!   There are very few things these days that you can learn and enjoy for just $8 per lesson!

We also have Loyalty Cards to encourage you to bring new students along!  They act just like a coffee club card!   So for every new student you bring along, you get a click on your card and once you have 8 clicks, you’ll receive a 5-LESSON PASS VALUED AT $60!  Pick up a card at the desk at classes and start talking your friends into coming along to classes with you.  Just let us know who you brought on the first night they attend.


There are some changes to our classes for the next course which starts week commencing 17 June, so make sure you check the TIMETABLE out further on.   

From 18th June, there will be no lessons held on TUESDAY nights at Albion Park Bowls Club.  This means that lessons will only be held on Monday and Wednesday nights for the foreseeable future.

There will be No Lessons from 10 June to 13 June.   As Monday 10th is the King’s Birthday public holiday weekend and a lot of people go away during this time, there will be NO CLASSES on either the Monday and Wednesday.     We’ll be starting new 5 week courses in the week commencing Monday 17th June!

We now have 36 going to see a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute show at the Centro CBD in Wollongong and at the time of doing this newsletter, we only have 4 seats left.  So you need to act quickly if you want to join us.  See below for full details.

If you’d like to be kept more up to date with what’s happening at Footloose, please like our Facebook page, which is @FootlooseRockers.   We update that page every few days with everything that’s happening, so for example – if we are going out to a dance on the weekend, it won’t necessarily be in this newsletter as we might not have known about it at the time, but it will be on our Facebook page.   The more you like our posts, the more often they will come up in your feed.

We only have a few seats left on our tables for the Christmas in July dance which is on 13th July with the Midnight Drifters Rock n Roll band.   See further on for full details.

Now read on for all the details on what’s happening!


THERE WILL BE NO LESSONS ON TUESDAY NIGHTS at Albion Park Bowls Club from 18 June!   We have been advised by the Club that we will be unable to use their auditorium on Tuesday nights as they need to use it for their Darts club members for a competition.   Please note that this will not affect WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASSES, so they will go ahead as normal at Albion Park Bowls from 19th June.  

New 5 week courses start 17 and 19 June, and below are the details.   We’ve been asked to continue Intermediate Swing as everyone is still loving it!   So there’ll be 2 Swing classes each week Monday nights at 8.30 and Wednesday nights at 6.30;

NOTE the following changes to the timetable:

  • There’s a change to the times for INTERMEDIATE SWING classes on Monday and Wednesday nights

  • Beginners 1 Rock n Roll classes will only be held once a week at 6.30 to 7.30pm on MONDAY nights;

  • There will only be one Intermediate Rock n Roll class each week – Wednesday nights at 8.30pm;

  • There will be NO  CLASSES on TUESDAY NIGHTS.

Here’s a copy of the timetable for the next 5 week course:


We are continuing our special price of just $40 per person for the 5 week BEGINNERS 1 COURSE!   So if you know of anyone wanting to start, please let them know that we’re starting a new course on Monday 17 June at 6.30pm at Illawarra Leagues Club.  All other classes are $13/person per class or you can purchase a CLASS PASS.

**   10-LESSON Pass – $110, bringing the cost down to $11/lesson;
**    5-LESSON PASS – $60, bringing the cost down to $12/lesson;

PASSES are valid for a period of 12 months from date of purchase!  These passes are available to couples and singles.  Couples can both use the one pass.




Beginners 1


$40/5 week course

Level 2 or


$60 for a 5-lesson pass or
$110 for a 10-lesson pass



$60 for a 5-lesson pass or
$110 for a 10-lesson pass


We now have a group of 36 going to see the CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL tribute show which is on FRIDAY 28TH JUNE.  We only have 4 tickets left on our tables – so contact ASAP if you want to join us!  Tickets are $74 and includes a main meal.  Payment is due when you book with us please.   EVERYONE IS WELCOME, so come and join us for a fabulous night out.  The doors open at 6.30, dinner starts around 7.15 and the show is at 8pm.  If you’d like to come, please book with us asap as we only have a handful of tickets left!   Please let us know if you have any SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS, e.g. Gluten free, vegetarian etc.


Tickets are now on sale for a big dance event that is on SUNDAY 18 AUGUST at Illawarra Leagues Club, Church St, Wollongong!   If you would like to go, let us know and we’ll purchase tickets for you.
The time is 1 to 5pm and tickets are $20.   We’ll be going, so make sure you come along for a fabulous day of dancing, and also to support live bands in the Illawarra!  There are two fabulous bands – Johnny Law & the Pistol Packin’ Daddies (from WA) and AZ & The Cats.


UPDATE:  We only have a few seats left on our tables, as we now have 41 people going – so contact us soon to secure your ticket!
If you’d like to go to the WESTSIDE ROCKERS SOCIAL CLUB Christmas in July dance,  please act quickly as tickets are selling out!   The band is the Midnight Drifters Rock n Roll Band and it’s on 13th July.    Tickets are $60 each and include a 2 course dinner.  It’s at Wests Illawarra Club, Unanderra, and there’s a big dance floor.  If you’d like to join us, please put your name down on the desk at classes along with your $60 payment.



Our next Sunday Rock n Roll dance is on 23rd JUNE!   It’s FREE and  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!   These dances are held on the fourth Sunday of every month at Albion Park Bowling Club, and the band is ROCK N ROLL EXPRESS DUO.  Don’t forget, the new times are 4.30pm to 8pm!  

The band is great and a lot of fun – they play a great range of Rock n Roll, Swing, Rockabilly, Cha Cha, Waltz and Line dance songs!  These  dances are a great way to practice your dancing, and also get to know your fellow students in a fun, relaxed and safe environment.   Future dates:    28 JULY, 25 AUGUST, 22 SEPTEMBER and 27 OCTOBER!


Westside Rockers hold a Sunday social dance once every couple of months, and the next one is on this SUNDAY 9TH JUNE at Wests, Hargrave St, Unanderra and the band is 60’s MAGIC ROCK N ROLL BAND.  It’s held upstairs in the main auditorium from 1 to 5pm and cost is $10 at the door. 

Westside Rockers also hold a monthly dance at Illawarra Leagues Club, Church Street, Wollongong and the next one is on FRIDAY 21 JUNE and the band  is MR JAMES BAND!     Entry is $10, and time is 7.30pm to 11.00pm.  The following date is on FRIDAY 19 JULY – RAVE ON BAND

That’s it for this month!  Hope to see you at classes soon!

Sue & Geoff

Footloose Rockers Dance Studio
Ph:  0410 483 560
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