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|Posted by jocbloy on August 11, 2016 at 2:10 AM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on August 6, 2016 at 3:35 AM||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.
|Posted by jocbloy on August 6, 2016 at 3:35 AM||comments (0)|
Dance classes will be returning to Camberwell Bowls Club in September. Details to be announced shortly.
|Posted by jocbloy on June 2, 2016 at 11:30 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on June 1, 2016 at 11:20 PM||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.
|Posted by jocbloy on May 19, 2016 at 6:05 AM||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.
|Posted by jocbloy on May 14, 2016 at 12:55 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on May 8, 2016 at 11:25 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on April 26, 2016 at 6:25 AM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on April 26, 2016 at 5:40 AM||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, ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on April 8, 2016 at 10:35 AM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on April 1, 2016 at 1:25 AM||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
|Posted by jocbloy on April 1, 2016 at 12:40 AM||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 860Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on March 30, 2016 at 1:20 AM||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.
|Posted by jocbloy on March 29, 2016 at 1:00 AM||comments (0)|
NEW MONDAY NIGHT CLASSES STARTING IN APRIL ***
FREE FOR APRIL
New Monday night classes starting in April at the Whitehorse Club.
MONDAY IS LADIES NIGHT ( Of course MEN are ALWAYS WELCOME in ALL the classes). A PROMISE OF NON STOP DANCING FOR LADIES, FUN AND DANCING FOR ALL - ALL NIGHT
7pm. Main Hall "LEARN TO LEAD" CLASS FOR LADIES
Bring a friend and get...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on March 22, 2016 at 1:25 AM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on March 14, 2016 at 10:55 PM||comments (0)|
Very impressed with the new supper items on offer at the Whitehorse Club at the dance on Fri 11th March. Entry to the dance included a supper ticket which was redeemable for a plate with a choice of pulled pork slider, mini hamburger, meatballs or cheesy rice balls. Extra items were available for purchase at $2 each, and all were delicious. The price of drinks had all been lowered with a glass of wine or spirits at only $5 and bottled water for $2. Not often the price of things goes down!. Ot...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jocbloy on February 28, 2016 at 8:05 AM||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.
|Posted by jocbloy on February 21, 2016 at 9:40 PM||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...Read Full Post »