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Rock & Roll Dance Classes, Melbourne 

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Winter break

Posted by jocbloy on July 30, 2019 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Sunday night classes are taking a break for 5 weeks over winter so we can have a holiday.  They will resume on Sunday 8th of September.

We hope those students who are travelling, both overseas and in Australia, all have a wonderful time and we look forward to hearing all your travel adventures in September.


Jocelyn, Charles, Bonnie and Tristen

Beginners rock n roll for the younger generation

Posted by jocbloy on February 18, 2019 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We're excited to announce that we have found a great couple of young dancers who are going to teach beginners rock n roll to the younger generation. 

Bonnie and Tristen are uni students who have been dancing together for the past 7 years.  They both hold working with children checks and have experience in teaching and working with children.

Beginners rock n roll classes will be aimed at secondary and uni students and will be held on sunday afternoons at Chatham from 5.3...

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History of Red Hot Rockers

Posted by jocbloy on December 12, 2018 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Adrian Spadaro first started teaching rock n roll in 1991 with his dance partner Chris Black.  Adrian's Red Hot Rockers dance classes have been held at various locations around Melbourne ever since.  Adrian retired from teaching at the end of 2017 but Red Hot Rockers continued with Jocelyn Bloye and Charles Spiteri on Sunday nights, Wendy Gapper on Tues nights and Peter Middelton on Wed nights.

Christmas party Sunday 16th Dec

Posted by jocbloy on December 12, 2018 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A Christmas party for all Mitcham, Coburg and Surrey Hills students will be held on Sunday 16th Dec at Chatham Primary School, 1 Banool Rd Surrey Hills, 6.30-9pm.  $10.  Lots of social dancing, progressives, line dance and xmas raffle, plus party.  Please bring a small plate of party food to share.


We will also teach a fun partner dance to Sugar Sugar.

Wednesday Night classes finished

Posted by jocbloy on December 12, 2018 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Wed night class at Mitcham with Peter Middleton has finished at the end of 2018.

Thank you to all who came along and supported the class and to Peter for taking over when Adrian Spadaro retired.

Beginners swing class Sunday 19th Aug 2018

Posted by jocbloy on October 25, 2018 at 9:35 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 ni...

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Last Tuesday night class for 2018

Posted by jocbloy on October 25, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

l would like to advise that classes for the year will be finishing early. Our last class will be next Tuesday 30th October 2018.

Its been a great year and l've enjoyed teaching you all . Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

Many thanks, Wendy

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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