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|Posted by jocbloy on February 21, 2018 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
After a break for a year or so, Wendy has returned to teaching on Tuesday nights at West Coburg Bowls Club.
Wendy is well known on the rock and roll dance scene and has previously taught the Tuesday night class many times over the past few years. Come along and say hello, and join in the classes and learn some new moves.
Wendy and Vic will also be running the Sat night dance at Buckley Bowls from Feb 2018.
|Posted by jocbloy on January 29, 2018 at 11:35 PM||comments (0)|
After 30 years of teaching rock n roll, swing and cha cha, and running social dances, Adrian has decided to retire at the end of 2017.
Dances and dance classes will continue. Sunday nights will be run as a social night, with walk thru of line dances, progressives and partner dances during the night. Sundays will be hosted by Jocelyn and Charles.
Tuesday night rock n roll classes will be taught by Wendy who has taught the class many times over the past few years.
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|Posted by jocbloy on December 28, 2017 at 1:35 AM||comments (0)|
From late Nov 2017 the Wednesday night class at Forest Hill has a new dance teacher - Peter Middleton.
Many will know Peter from the advanced rock n roll and Boogie Woogie classes he taught at the Whitehorse in May - July 2016.
Peter is a young, energetic dancer who has won many dance competitions with dance partner Courtney. He has been teaching on Monday night with Slydog Rockers at Bentleigh Bowls Club for the past year, and has also taught in Emerald.
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|Posted by jocbloy on December 28, 2017 at 1:25 AM||comments (0)|
From Sun 21st Jan 2018 there will be a new dance "Social Sundays at Chatham", to be held at Chatham Primary School, 1 Banool Rd Surrey Hills.
This new social dance night will be hosted by Jocelyn & Charles, well known to many of the Red Hot Rockers.
Dance from 6 - 9pm, entry $10. BYO food and drinks.
Music will be from guest DJ's, with lots of progressives to keep everyone dancing as well as line dances....Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on September 26, 2017 at 1:05 AM||comments (0)|
DANCE PERFORMANCE on Thurs 20th and Fri 21st July @ Hawthorn Town Hall
Red Hot Rockers were invited to perform in an event at the Hawthorn Town Hall on Thurs 20th and Fri 21st July, called the "Inaugural Annual Dance Affair" put on by the Boorondarra Council.
28 students worked hard over 8 weeks to learn a routine to the Olly Murs song "Dance with me tonight". The event was a fabulous night with a sold out crowd on Friday night. The Red Hot Rockers were the opening dance group ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on May 9, 2017 at 7:15 AM||comments (1)|
EXCITING 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. Performers will be given free entry to the event, and also 2 complimentary tickets for the show for family/friends....Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on May 2, 2017 at 1:25 AM||comments (0)|
Rock n Roll dances return to the Whitehorse Club on Fri 19th May.
After a year at Ringwood Bowls the Red Hot Rockers are pleased to be going back to the home of rock n roll, the wonderful Whitehorse Club. The Whitehorse has the best dance floor in Melbourne, plenty of off street parking and is full of many wonderful memories from 15 plus years of hosting rock n roll dances. So come along and have a fantastic night dancing to the great sounds of the Kustoms ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on April 9, 2017 at 8:20 AM||comments (0)|
Treat dance floors with respect.
We all love our dance floors and the great dance venues who welcome us. Rock and rollers have a great reputation as fun loving and well behaved patrons so lets all work together to hold true to that reputation and remember to treat our dance venues with respect. Please try not to spill drinks on the floor and avoid carrying drinks across the dance floor. If you do spill a drink, please make sure you wipe it up. A spilt drink can cause a slippin...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on April 9, 2017 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
Sunday and Mondays classes at Chatham Primary, 1 Banool Rd Surrey Hills, will be adding an extra class to compliment and expand on the current rockabilly and westcoast classes with "Introduction to Dancing to Blues, and Styles Of Music with A Blues Feel".
Rock n rollers often struggle to dance to slower music, and music that changes tempo, so we are adding some classes to expand your dancing skills. Many Rockabilly bands also play some slower blues songs at their gigs so why not learn h...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on February 2, 2017 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
You're never too old to rock! Here is a great youtube clip of Karin and Erwin Schilling on Sunrise TV show from 2011. It's a great interview and includes lots of footage of them dancing, including at Red Hot Rockers Adrian's dance class at the Whitehorse (where they learnt to dance many years ago) and a brief interview with Adrian.
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|Posted by jocbloy on January 24, 2017 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
Cha Cha Caper
Fwd, bwd twice (basic cha cha)
New Yorker right
New Yorker left, touch hands
Lady full turn clockwise (progressive cha cha section)
New Yorker right
Bye (both turn away - pivot turn)
New Yorker right
Single alamana (lady turns)
Fwd/Bwd to both hands
Cross 4 times, 5th time lady full turn clockwise
Stop (right, left, right)
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|Posted by jocbloy on January 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
Rockabilly classes on Sunday afternoon / evening have been so popular that they will continue in Feb. Rockabilly is an easy form of dance to learn with no backstep. It is often called "pub rock". It can be danced to very fast music and has lots of spins.
5-9pm at Chatham Primary School, 1 Banool Rd Surrey Hills.
Air conditioned, plenty of off street parking in school grounds, BYO food and drinks.
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|Posted by jocbloy on January 6, 2017 at 12:40 AM||comments (0)|
Lots of dancing for everyone this weekend, and next week, with dances on Fri in Essendon, Sat in Wantirna plus workshops Sun-Wed.
Fri night dance at Buckley Park with Rockin Daddys, Sat night dance at CAV with the Fender Benders, Sunday westcoast workshop and social at Surrey hills, 5-9pm, then Cha Cha workshops at usual class times on Mon in Surrey Hills, Tues in Coburg and Wed in Forest Hill. No need to sit at home so come along and join in the fun.
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|Posted by jocbloy on January 4, 2017 at 6:40 AM||comments (0)|
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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on December 16, 2016 at 1:05 AM||comments (0)|
Over summer there should never be a day without somewhere to dance, so there will be extra events to keep you all moving.
Mon 2nd Jan - Social night with DJ Adrian at Cahtham Primary School. BYO food and drinks.
Sunday workshops at Chatham Primary School
5-8pm plus social, every Sunday from 1st Jan. Cost $15, BYO food and drinks, come and have a fun afternoon evening, learn some new dance moves and catch ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on December 16, 2016 at 1:00 AM||comments (0)|
*** Merry Christmas ***
Thank you for your support, for the joy and laughter you bring to my life. Seeing you smile makes my day.
Have a Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and healthy New Year.
|Posted by jocbloy on November 25, 2016 at 8:55 AM||comments (0)|
Apart from being fun, social and great for your memory, dancing also has lots of health benefits. This is copied from the Victorian Governement Better Health website.
Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:
- improved condition of your heart and lungs
- increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
- increased aerobi...
|Posted by jocbloy on November 24, 2016 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
Many Australian men don’t like to dance as they feel intimidated on the dance floor because they don’t know how to dance. Males who have taken the time to learn how to dance soon realize the benefits of being able to dance in a social setting and become confident in meeting new people. Apart from being a challenging fitness regime, dance classes also teach skills in co-ordination, how to knock down social barriers, how to express emotions and embrace a stranger respectfully in s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on November 7, 2016 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
At Monday nights salsa class the term Ambidancer was used. An ambidancer is a person who can dance as both a lead and a follow. Durring the beginners class there were more ladies (follows) than guys (leads) so durring the class Adrian had the 2 spare ladies dance as leads and follows. At each roatation the follow moved on, the leading lady moved to become the follow and the next lady moving around the cirlce then had a go at leading. This meant that all the ladies (fol...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joceb on October 17, 2016 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
The first salsa class on Mon 17th Oct at the lovely new venue at Chatham Primary School, Surrey Hills, was well attended and a lot of fun. Adrian spent time on learning the footwork for salsa and how to get the hips moving. We're all now great at counting 1,2,3,- 5,6,7 - :). Once the different footwork was mastered we then learnt 8 different moves and danced them to various speeds of music. Those familar with cha cha found it to be similar moves but with different foot...Read Full Post »