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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)

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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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All men should learn how to dance.

Posted by jocbloy on November 24, 2016 at 9:20 PM Comments 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...

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Ambidancer

Posted by jocbloy on November 7, 2016 at 10:45 PM Comments 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...

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Salsa classes

Posted by Joceb on October 17, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments 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...

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Cup Eve Mon 31st Oct with Honkytonk Rockers

Posted by jocbloy on October 11, 2016 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

*** CUP EVE AT THE WHITEHORSE CLUB ***

 

Come and have one last dance at the Whitehorse Club on Cup Eve with Adrian's final dance to be held at this venue. Band will be the fabulous Honkytonk Rockers and DJ Adrian.

 

Come along in your finest cup day outfits and enjoy Adrian's final dance at this great venue. Over the past 16 years this venue has been home to Adrian's dance classes and dances, as well as Little Maria's fortnightly dances. So many people have ...

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New Monday night class starts 17th Oct

Posted by jocbloy on October 11, 2016 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

New Salsa Dance Class

 

Want to get fit, meet people, learn a new skill and have fun? Then come and give salsa dancing a try. Salsa is easy to learn and can be danced to a wide range of music.

 

New classes starting on Monday 17th Oct at Chatham Primary School hall, Banool Rd, Surrey Hills.

 

Beginners 6.30-7.30pm

Social 7.30-8pm

Intermediate / advanced 8-9.30pm

 

$15

 

Bookings essential. SMS Adr...

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Ringwood Bowls Club

Posted by jocbloy on September 28, 2016 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

A great night was had by all at this great new venue with the Fender Benders keeping the dance floor full all night long.  Plenty of off street parking, a lovely modern, spacious club, which has a full wall of windows overlooking the bowling greens.  Entry is at the rear of the building, not from the bowling green.


The next dance is on Fri 21st Oct with the Kustoms, so come along and check out the venue and dance to this great band.

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New dance venue at Ringwood Bowls Club

Posted by jocbloy on September 14, 2016 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

After 16 years of rock n roll at the Whitehorse Club, dances and dance classes at this great venue have sadly come to an end. After a considerable price rise the venue is no longer affordable, so the dances will be moving to a new location.

 

Adrian's dance classes have already moved on Wed night to Forest Hill hall, and now the regular 3rd Fri of the month dance has found a new home at the Ringwood Bowls Club.

 

The first dance will be on Fri 23rd Sept with ...

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No dance at the CAV or Whitehorse in September

Posted by jocbloy on September 2, 2016 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Unfortunatley there are no dances at the CAV on the 10th of Sept or at the Whitehorse on the 16th of Sept, as the venues are unavailable.

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.

 

For those ...

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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

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.

 

 


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