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Bush dancing special night Sunday 26th Aug 2018

Posted by jocbloy on August 24, 2018 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Sunday 26th August Special night of Bush Dancing

As a special one off experience we will have Jane from the Victorian Folk Music Club come along and teach us some fun bush dancing on Sunday 26th Aug from 6.30 - 8pm.

This will be a fun night that will be suitable for your non dancing friends as well so ask them along.

Australian Bush Dancing has its roots in the very early settlement of the colony, and was influenced by the styles and customs of the early settlers....

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Sundays at Chatahm

Posted by jocbloy on August 14, 2018 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)
Beginners swing class @ Chatham Sunday 19th Aug - one night only For something different we have a beginners swing / lindy hop class on Sunday 19th with guest teachers Sarah-Jane and Graham from Sylvester Dance Group, 6.30-7.30pm. Following the swing class we will have plenty of social dancing to swing and rock n roll music, plus some line dances and progressive dances to keep everyone on the floor. To give everyone a taste of different dance styles on Sunday nights, last week we tried... Read Full Post »

Social dances

Posted by jocbloy on May 6, 2018 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

From May 2018 the social dances are now run by other groups.

Please check vicrock.com.au for details of dances, venues and bands.

Dance teacher Wendy returns to Coburg

Posted by jocbloy on February 21, 2018 at 9:15 PM Comments 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.

Adrian retires

Posted by jocbloy on January 29, 2018 at 11:35 PM Comments 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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New dance teacher Peter Middleton

Posted by jocbloy on December 28, 2017 at 1:35 AM Comments 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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NEW Sunday night social dance

Posted by jocbloy on December 28, 2017 at 1:25 AM Comments 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.&#...

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Dance performance at Hawthorn Town Hall

Posted by jocbloy on September 26, 2017 at 1:05 AM Comments 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 ...

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Performance opportunity

Posted by jocbloy on May 9, 2017 at 7:15 AM Comments 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....

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Dances return to the Whitehorse Club

Posted by jocbloy on May 2, 2017 at 1:25 AM Comments 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 ...

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Treat dance floors with respect

Posted by jocbloy on April 9, 2017 at 8:20 AM Comments 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...

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Blues dancing

Posted by jocbloy on April 9, 2017 at 8:10 AM Comments 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...

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You're never too old to rock!!

Posted by jocbloy on February 2, 2017 at 9:15 PM Comments 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.

Enjoy.


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Cha Cha Capers routine

Posted by jocbloy on January 24, 2017 at 9:15 PM Comments 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)

Fwd/Bwd

New Yorker right

Bye (both turn away - pivot turn)

Fwd/Bwd

New Yorker right

Single alamana (lady turns)

Fwd/Bwd to both hands

Cross 4 times, 5th time lady full turn clockwise

Fwd/Bwd

Stop (right, left, right)

By...

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Rockabilly Workshops

Posted by jocbloy on January 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM Comments 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.

 

$15

 

 

5...

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Lots of dancing this week 6th - 11th Jan 2017

Posted by jocbloy on January 6, 2017 at 12:40 AM Comments 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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Adrian Spadaro nominated for VRRDA Hall of Fame

Posted by jocbloy on January 4, 2017 at 6:40 AM Comments 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&#...

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*** Summer Calendar ***

Posted by jocbloy on December 16, 2016 at 1:05 AM Comments 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 ...

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Merry Christmas

Posted by jocbloy on December 16, 2016 at 1:00 AM Comments 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.

Cheers, Adrian



Health Benefits of dancing

Posted by jocbloy on November 25, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments 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...
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