All dances have a live band plus DJ, 8pm-midnight and only $15 entry.
1st Friday and 4th Saturday of each month at Buckley Park Bowls Club, Essendon. BYO food.
3rd Friday of the month at the Whitehorse Club, Burwood East. BYO food.
appointment, for individuals, or groups. A great way to learn the
basics, or add some style and advanced moves. A great gift idea. Prices from $60 per hour. Bookings 0452211860
Adrian is available for your next party, event or corporate
function with a wide range of music, dance lessons, crowd boosting,
MC. Why not try a dance lesson as well as the DJ service and get
everyone mingling and having fun. Prices from $300.
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Muscle shrinkage and weakening is almost inevitable as we age, but dancing is one of the best exercises to help us stay young. Dancing improves aerobic capacity, balance and spacial awareness, while the need to remember steps exercises vital parts of the brain. It's also a great social activity, and a fun way to get out of the house and meet new people. Come and give it a go.
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I wish I'd learned to dance years ago! I'm loving the music and have met so many lovely people. Dancing is so much more fun than going to the gym for my exercise. Its social as well.
Now that I've learned a few dance moves my friends are impressed when I go and ask ladies I don't know for a dance. The ladies are also impressed :).
Dance Classes in Rock n Roll, Swing, Jive, Lindy Hop, Cha Cha, Blues, Rockabilly, and Line Dances. Lets dance!!
Why learn to dance?
Dancing is a great way to exercise, lose weight, get fit, meet new people, keep your brain active, and learn a new skill, all while having fun. It keeps you physically and mentally active, and as there are always new steps to learn, you are always challenging yourself.
No partner is required as all lessons are progressive. No bookings are required, no joining fee or membership, just pay as you go, have fun and learn to dance to great music. Classes for complete beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. See "dance classes" tab for details.
Social dances are held every weekend with live band and DJ. See "Social dances" tab for details.
*** Class News ***
DANCE PERFORMANCE on Thurs 20th and Fri 21st July @ Hawthorn Town Hall
Red Hot Rockers have been invited to
perform in an event at the Hawthorn Town Hall on Thurs 20th and Fri 21st July,
to be called the "Inaugural
Annual Dance Affair" put
on by the Boorondarra Council. There will also be a
rehearsal at the town hall on Wed 19th July.
The show is part theatre performance, part mass participation dance event. A great night of social dance featuring a whole range of local performers across many dance styles and ages, and also involves professional actors and a live band. Audience participation will also be encouraged. Comedy, some surprising twists, a supper, and social dancing after the show is included. The Hawthorn Town Hall is a stunning venue and this event will be attended by hundreds. This show is a celebration of not only who dances but why we dance.
A performance routine will be taught
for those interested in being part of this event, starting on Sunday 21st May
and running for 8
weeks at Chatham Primary School, 1 Banool Rd Surrey Hills, Sunday’s 3-5pm. Students are also learning parts of the routine in Tues and Wed classes.
Dates are: Sun 21st and 28th May,
4th, 18th, 25th June, 2nd, 9th & 16th July.
Suitable for intermediate and advanced dancers. You will dance the routine with a partner so ask around now to organise a partner, or we may be able to help find you one.
Limited to 20 couples only.
Performance is not compulsory. Learning the routine will challenge you as
The routine will also be performed at Buckley Park on Sat 22nd July and Fri 4th Aug, at CAV on Sat 13th Aug, and the Whitehorse on Fri 18th Aug.
more information on the event, visit the website https://www.inauguralannual.com
Tickets now on sale for the event from Boroondara Council website for $20. Hurry as the event is expected to sell out.
DATES FOR YOUR DANCE DIARY
Fri 30th June - Jump n Jive - Chatham Primary, 1 Banool St Surrey Hills
Fri 7th - Rockin' Daddys @ Buckley Park 111 Cooper St, Essendon
Sat 8th - Kustoms @ CAV 320 Wantirna Rd Wantirna
Fri 14th - Robyn & Rancheros @ Whitehorse 298 Burwood Hwy, East Burwood.
Fri 21st - Rousers @ Whitehorse 298 Burwood Hwy, East Burwood.
Sat 22nd - Rockin' Tones @ Buckley Park 111 Cooper St, Essendon
Sat 29th - Smokin' Wingtips @ Ringwood Bowls, 12 Loughnan Rd Ringwood
Bookings essential for all dances, please sms Adrian on 0452211860.
** Congratulations to Red Hot Rockers dance teacher Adrian Spadaro for his nomination for Victorian Rock n Roll Dance Association Hall of Fame for 2017. **
Adrian has made a considerable contribution to the Melbourne rock n roll scene over the past 25 plus years, firstly as a dance competitor, then as a dance teacher and dance promoter. Adrian and dance partner Chris Black were well known on the dance competition scene in the early 1990’s, and together built up one of the biggest rock n roll dance schools in Melbourne.
Adrian started teaching rock n roll in 1991, and has continued to teach each week in many areas around Melbourne, including Camberwell, Burwood, Coburg, Surrey Hills and Wantirna. Over that time he has taught thousands of people to dance, not only rock n roll, but also swing, jive, salsa, cha cha, westcoast and line dancing.
Many of the current rock n roll dance teachers started their teaching careers with Adrian. Adrian mentored them, encouraged them to teach and also employed them. Jon Hannon of Alley Catz, Debbie Krause of Swing Dance with Debbie, Pat Noakes of Swing Central, Rhonda Watts of Renegade Rockers, Dave Dooley, Wendy Gapper and Gavin Preston are all well-known teachers in the rock n roll scene due to Adrian’s encouragement.
In 1995 Adrian introduced swing dancing to Melbourne when he put on a swing workshop on 20th Aug with Rob Bloom, who was teaching lindy hop in Sydney. He then hosted Catrine Ljunggren, from Sweden's “The Rhythm Hot Shots” the following December, later followed by a workshop and dance with Silvia Sykes from California. Although Adrian is not generally known around town as being part of the Lindy Hop scene now, without his initial contribution the swing dancing world in Melbourne would have taken a much more difficult road to arriving where it is today.
Adrian has employed many people over the years to help run his social dances. Some, like Little Maria, Debbie and Angelo, have then gone on to run their own dances after learning the ropes with Adrian. Maria Battaglia started working for Adrian to help run social dances many years ago, then went on to run “Little Marias” dances for 13 years, and was also nominated for the VRRDA Hall of Fame.
Adrian has continued to run social dances all over Melbourne for many years, making sure dancers have somewhere to go and bands have somewhere to play.
A considerable contribution to rock n roll over many years and a deserving recipient.
Social Dances & Upcoming EventsSee Social Dances Tab for details.
Social dances, with a live band and DJ Adrian, are held in Melbourne every weekend. Come along and support the local live music industry, enjoy some great music, meet new people and dance the night away, all for the low price of $15 per person. All venues have large dance floors and are air-conditioned. See "Social Dances" and "Bands" tab above for details, or click link below, and come and join the fun. Bookings essential.
A 5 year study of 469 people aged 75, found that dancing was the only physical activity that lowered the risk of dementia.
Until I tried these dance classes I thought I had 2 left feet! Now I have the confidence to ask ladies to dance and I'm having a ball!
The dance classes are great fun and you get to meet everyone there as you change partners all the time. Learning to dance has been something fun to do. If I've had a bad day at work I get to the dance class, it puts a smile on my face, I start moving to the music and forget about everything else.
Now the kids are older, it's time for us to get out and do something fun together.