Red Hot Rockers 

Rock & Roll Dance Classes, Melbourne 

New venue from August

Posted by jocbloy on August 6, 2016 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

From Aug there will be no more dance classes at the Whitehorse Club.  Wednesday night classes will move to Forest Hill Hall, cnr Springvale & Canterbury Rd, Forest Hill.

Camberwell Classes returning soon

Posted by jocbloy on August 6, 2016 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Dance classes will be returning to Camberwell Bowls Club in September.  Details to be announced shortly.

Have you met any of the new dance teachers yet?

Posted by jocbloy on June 2, 2016 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you met any of the new dance teachers at the Whitehorse yet? Here's a bit of background about some of the salsa teachers. Come and meet them on a Monday or Wed night.  See the dance teachers page under the MORE tab at top of the page for more info and photos.



Nick Karakottas is a Melbourne based dance practitioner. His dance methods include Latin American dancing ( Salsa Cubana/Rueda, Merengue, Bachata), Greek dancing and Conte...

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Whitehorse Club unavailable from 6-16 June for uni exams

Posted by jocbloy on June 1, 2016 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)



Due to Deakin Uni exams, the Whitehorse Club will be unavilable for dance classes from Mon 6th to Thurs 16th June.


Wednesday night classes will be relocated to the Forest Hill Hall, corner of Canterbury and Springvale Rds, for Wed 8th and Wed 15th June.


Dance classes resume at the Whitehorse Club on Mon 20th June.



Red Hot promotional video

Posted by jocbloy on May 19, 2016 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to Peter Middleton for all his work on putting together a promotional video for the dance classes.  Check it out on youtube and please share it around.

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Lindy Chorus, swing 21st birthday in Australia

Posted by jocbloy on May 14, 2016 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

May is Frankie Manning Month and swing's 21st birthday in Australia.


Aug 2015 was the 20th Anniversary of Swing in Australia, so in Aug 2016 swing and Lindy Hop comes of age, turning 21 in Australia.


As May is Frankie Manning month, where swing dancers all over the world remember the father of swing, it’s an appropriate time to remember and pay tribute to the father of swing dancing. It’s also 2 years since the Fra...

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New classes, new teachers, new dance styles, new prices.

Posted by jocbloy on May 8, 2016 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Starting in May 2016 some exciting new dance teachers, new dance styles and new classes.

Come and meet the new Red Hot Rockers dance team : Adele, Adrian, Alison, Courtney, Elizabeth, Jess, Jeswin, Maryjane, Peter, Sherie, Spenta and Yvette.

New dance classes from May to be held on Mon - Thurs nights at the Whitehorse Club, with 2 rooms and 2 teachers, and lots of different dance styles. Something for everyone, suitable for all levels and ages, so come along and try something d...

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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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Foursome cha cha

Posted by jocbloy on April 8, 2016 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

A fun night on Thurs at the Whitehorse Club, all for free. The beginners cha cha class had a good crowd, and most managed the basic moves. The switch was a fun challenge that everyone mastered and are looking forward to dancing at the social dances. The foursome cha cha was also a fun dance to learn and everyone picked it up quickly, so we hope to see lots of people dancing it with their friends at the social dances. See the video below.


Come along on Thurs nights in April ...

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Private dance lessons

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

Private Lessons are available by appointment, for individuals, couples, or small groups. 

Private lessons are available at the Whitehorse Club, Burwood, on Mon - Thurs, daytime or evening.  A great way to learn the basics and also a great gift idea for your non dancing friends.  Beginners private lessons will shortly be available with several new teachers.

Bookings and further info 0452211860

Teachers wanted

Posted by jocbloy on April 1, 2016 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)



Starting Rate $20 /hr


Free Teacher Training In APRIL.


I am looking for people to help coach my beginners in private lessons.


Initial Payment will be $20 / hr. As you become more proficient your base rate will increase.


You can teach days or evenings at the Whitehorse Club, Mon - Thurs, whatever suits you.


For more Information – Call Adrian on 0452 211 860

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Welcome to Yvette

Posted by jocbloy on March 30, 2016 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to Yvette Cox who joins the teaching team in April teaching line dances and partnered dances on Monday nights.  Yvette has been dancing for many years and is well know to many at the Whitehorse Club.

Free Dance Teacher Training in April 2016

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




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)

Wednesday nights return to the Whitehorse in March

Posted by jocbloy on February 28, 2016 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

After a brief stint at the Forrest Hill Hall, the Wednesday night dance classes return to the Whitehorse Club, 298 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, on Wed 2nd March.

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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What is Westcoast?

Posted by jocbloy on February 8, 2016 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

What is Westcoast?


Westcoast is a very smooth and easy dance to learn, a type of modern jive / ceroc dance style that can be danced to most music from top 40 hits, to big band swing music, and everything in between, as well as rock n roll. Its a great dance to know when the music isn't right for rock n roll and once you learn it you can use all your rock n roll moves to dance westcoast. There is some confusion with this and West Coast Swing which is a lindy hop derivative...

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Westcoast dance class and party night Sundays at Camberwell.

Posted by jocbloy on January 26, 2016 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Westcoast dance class and party night Sunday 31st Jan, and every Sunday in Feb.


Come along and have a go at learning Westcoast, a very easy form of dance that uses all your rock n roll moves with a smooth footwork. Great style to know as you can dance it to most styles of music from blues, rock n roll, disco, top 40 etc. Great to dance to some different music.


Beginners 4-5pm, intermediate / advanced 5-6.30pm followed by dinner and dance party until ...

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Australia Day Weeked of dancing

Posted by jocbloy on January 21, 2016 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Big weekend of dances coming up with Sat 23rd Jan dance at the Whitehorse Club with Robyn & the Rancheros, then dance party and westcoast class on sunday night at Camberwell Bowls, followed by Australia Day Eve dance on Mon 25th at Buckley Park Bowls with Rockin' Daddys. Something to suit everyone so get those dancing shoes on and come along for some fun dancing to great music.


Camberwell Xmas party sunday 20th Dec

Posted by jocbloy on December 22, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A fun afternoon / evening was enjoyed at Camberwell Bowls Xmas party.  It was a very hot day which put off several people but those who turned up enjoyed a fun time dancing in airconditioned comfort, and then welcomed the cool change.  Everyone enjoyed the lovely food and having a chat, plus some fun social dancing after the line dance class.  Adrian also taught the "Greased lightening" line dance which was a heap of fun and everyone mastered at least some of the moves.

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