Red Hot Rockers 

Rock & Roll Dance Classes, Melbourne 

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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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

 

 

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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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*** 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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Lindy Chorus workshops Mon 15th & 22nd Aug

Posted by jocbloy on August 11, 2016 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Swing is turning 21 in Australia.

 

August 2016 is swing / Lindy Hop dancing's 21st birthday in Melbourne.

 

Adrian Spadaro, from Red Hot Rockers, organised the first swing / lindy hop workshop in Melbourne on 20th Aug 1995 when he put on a workshop with Rob Bloom from Sydney. To celebrate there will be a group performance of the Lindy Chorus on Sat 27th Aug at the Buckley Park Bowls Club, Essendon dance with Honkytonk Rockers.

 

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Welcome to Courtney and Peter

Posted by jocbloy on April 26, 2016 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Courtney and Peter join the teaching team at Red Hot Rockers in May.  Many rockers have enjoyed dancing with both Courtney and Peter at social dances around Melbourne.  Many are famiiar with their energetic dance style and enjoy watching them on the dance floor.  Courtney ran the Slydog Rockers dances in Bentleigh, with Peter as DJ, as well as some very popular rock n roll weekend bus trips.

Courtney and Peter have danced together for the last few years and have won the ...

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Boogie Woogie Bootcamp with Courtney and Peter Tues 3rd & 10th May

Posted by jocbloy on April 26, 2016 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 

An exciting challenge for experienced dancers! Courtney and Peter are running a special 2 week bootcamp at the Whitehorse Club to introduce Boogie Woogie, as danced at the World Rock n Roll Championships.

 

Tues 3rd and 10th of May, 7.30-9.30pm

 

Partners required (they may be able to find you one if needed).

 

For experienced dancers only - you must be able to transition from single step, to double step, ...

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Free Dance Teacher Training in April 2016

Posted by jocbloy on March 22, 2016 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

COMMUNITY DANCE SCHOOL NETWORK

FREE DANCE TEACHER TRAINING

 

We are establishing a Network of Community Dance Schools. Our aim is to create a network of teachers to promote dancing of all styles (Hip Hop and Beyonce classes, Zumba, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Modern Jive, Salsa and more), to under 30’s.

The profits of the Community Network will go into employing more people to teach dance and activity classes. Those of you with the aptitude and desire will ...

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Cha Cha workshops in March

Posted by jocbloy on March 14, 2016 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)


First time dancers at the westcoast classes

Posted by jocbloy on February 21, 2016 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Well done to the first time dancers who mastered the beginners westcoast routine on Sunday, and then stayed and tackled the intermediate/advanced class, then stayed for dinner and social dancing, and then also had a go at learning the switch and the cowboy cha cha, all in one night. Great to see them go home after 5 hours of fun with happy smiles and a great sense of satisfaction.

 

The experienced rock n roll dancers are all loving the westcoast classes and learning to adapt...

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Westcoast or west coast swing?

Posted by jocbloy on February 3, 2016 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

What is the difference between westcoast and west coast swing?

Westcoast being taught by Adrian has a straight count footwork, like the hustle, using rock and roll moves but with no backstep so it is very easy to learn and a perfect introduction to dancing for first timers.


"When I started teaching about 30 yrs ago this style was being taught as Westcoast Swing.  It is actually a Hustle variation.

The name was probably changed to make it a little more Moder...

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Triples workshop Sunday 22nd & 29th Nov

Posted by jocbloy on November 7, 2015 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (2)

TRIPLES WORKSHOP SUNDAY 22ND & 29TH NOV. 6-9PM CAMBERWELL $20 p.p

 

Have you ever considered learning how to dance triples (1 lead and 2 follows)? Its a fun challenge, especially for the lead to be controlling 2 partners at once, and a great way to challenge yourself. Workshop is not progressive. You must register as 1 lead and 2 follows. Suitable for intermediate and advanced dancers. 6-7pm basic triples, dinner break, 7.30-8.30pm more complex moves, then practice tim...

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Triples Wokshop planned for Camberwell

Posted by jocbloy on October 20, 2015 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

A Triples workshop is planned for Nov to be held on a Sunday at Camberwell Bowls Club if there is enough interest.  Adrian was the Victorian Triples champion in the 1990's and would like to pass on some of his winning moves.

Triples dancing is a challenge both for the lead to control 2 ladies at once, and also for the follows, as they only get a one handed lead.  It's also a lot of fun!  So if you would like to challenge yourself come along and give it a go.

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Time change for Sunday's at Camberwell

Posted by jocbloy on October 11, 2015 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Due to the warmer weather it has been suggested to change the time of the Sunday classes at Camberwell to 6-9pm.

 

 

If enough people can make it from 6-pm then the class will go ahead.  Suggested format is; 6-7pm lesson, 7-7.45pm dinner break and social, 7.45-8.45pm lesson plus more social dancing.  This is flexible so please let Adrian know what you would like to learn and what times would suit.

BYO dinner, or we can put in and order pizza.

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Cha Cha Workshop Sunday 4th Oct

Posted by jocbloy on September 30, 2015 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 

SUNDAY 4th Oct 4-7pm CHA CHA WORKSHOP.

 

2-3 pm Raw beginners rock & roll basic footwork

 

3-4 pm Beginners rock & roll

 

4-5 pm Progressive cha cha, with new variations.  The progressive cha is danced at every socail dance and is a great way to say hello to everyone at the dance.

5-7 pm Cooter cha cha, wrangler cha cha and cha cha stroll (maltese cha cha). Click on youtube demo below.

Adrian taught...

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Adrian's dances for Sept & Oct 2015

Posted by jocbloy on September 22, 2015 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Adrian's dances for Sept and Oct

 

 

 

What's rocking for Sept and October with Adrian's Red Hot Rockers.

 

Hope you can come along to some of the great dances we have planned and enjoy a fun night out with great music, big dance floors and terrific people.

 

Fri 25th Sept. Adrian's Rocking at the Whitehorse Club, 298 Burwood Hwy, Burwood with The Rousers and DJ Adrian. $17 including light supper.

 

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Waltz Workshop Sunday 20th Sept

Posted by jocbloy on September 16, 2015 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

SUNDAY 20th Sept at Camberwell Bowls. Waltz Workshop 4-7pm after the beginners classes.

 

 

2pm FREE RAW BEGINNERS ROCK & ROLL. Basic 6 beat footwork, Male & Female Loops. If you have friends who are struggling to learn, this is a great class for them.

 

 

 

3pm BEGINNER ROCK & ROLL A variety of Beginner 6 beat moves

 

 

4-7pm WALTZ WORKSHOP. ROCK 'n' ROL...

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Waltz Workshop Sunday 13th Sept

Posted by jocbloy on September 11, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 

SUNDAY 13th Sept at Camberwell Bowls. Waltz Workshop 4-7pm after the beginners classes.

 

2pm FREE RAW BEGINNERS ROCK & ROLL. Basic 6 beat footwork, Male & Female Loops. If you have friends who are struggling to learn, this is a great class for them.

 

 

3pm BEGINNER ROCK & ROLL  A variety of Beginner 6 beat moves

 

4-7pm WALTZ WORKSHOP. ROCK 'n' ROLL WALTZ, MIDNIGHT WALTZ, WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS & OT...

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Sundays at Camberwell

Posted by jocbloy on August 4, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (1)

A good turn up for Sunday 3rd Aug with plenty of new beginners enjoying their first go at dancing.  Several of the beginners managed to transition to the intermediate class and enjoyed the challenge of more complex moves.  The advanced class mastered some tandem charlestons and are looking forward to learning some more lindy moves.  Adrian explained how to dance the lindy moves as either a 6 beat or 8 beat.  After some social dancing and a bite to eat, everyone enjoyed the...

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Lindy Workshop 26th July

Posted by jocbloy on July 29, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Everyone enjoyed the challenge of learning the famous Frankie Manning Lindy Chorus routine on Sunday.  Many had never done swing before so enjoyed the challenge of learning 8 beat swing moves.  If there is enough interest Adrian will teach the routine in greater detail in the advanced classes at Camberwell.


Click on the link for the video of Adrian's demo of the routine, unfortunately the camera played up so I only got part of it.

https://youtu.be/2ZXP...

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