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On The Rebound by Floyd Cramer

Posted by:    on:  25/11/2013   Category: rock-n-roll-dance-songs

Floyd Cramer played piano on Elvis' recording of Heartbreak Hotel and a stack of other Elvis recordings. As a session musician, he also played piano on a number of Roy Orbison's records, as well as tickling the ivories for Patsy Cline and other notable artists. (See Wikipedia)

Port Macquarie Panthers Rock'n'Roll Dance Club

Posted by: Gareth   on:  20/11/2013   Category: clubs-rock-n-roll

RNRDC_VS2Port Macquarie Panthers Rock and Roll Club is a dance and social Club located in Port Macquarie on the Mid-North coast of New South Wales. We are one of the largest dance clubs in the area with over 100 members. We are an Incorporated, not for profit, Association and are managed by a committee elected annually by our members (ABN 81 057 377 958).

The Pretzel - A Complex Move

Posted by: Gareth   on:  17/11/2013   Category: moves

You don’t need to be as skinny as a pretzel to perform this move, you just need very flexible arms. You might like to practice it to the Beatles song “Octopus’s Garden”, because you will feel like one of the said cephalopods by the time you’ve done it a few times.

McLaren Vale Rocks

Posted by: Gareth   on:  16/11/2013   Category: general

Teaching around eighty people how to dance Rock n Roll in forty-five minutes isn't the easiest task. But, to a committed dance teacher who really wants to see our wonderful activity preserved and gaining popularity, it's definitely worth the effort. On 9th November 2013, a 1950s Rock n Roll fundraiser was held in the Institute Hall at McLaren Vale, South Australia. The guests were mainly young people in their early twenties. Most had little dance experience, but  they fairly bubbled with energy and enthusiasm. A group of experienced dancers also attended. That was great, as they could show the learners how  the dance should really look.

Mack Brown Rox - Adelaide Band

Posted by: Gareth   on:  15/11/2013   Category: musicians-bands

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For full details, visit their website

Just Rock Brisbane (Club)

Posted by: Gareth   on:  15/11/2013   Category: clubs-rock-n-roll

jrb_logo-300x290In 2013 Just Rock Brisbane celebrated it’s 20th birthday.

Rat Pack Rock n Roll - SA Lessons

Posted by: Gareth   on:  11/11/2013   Category: clubs-rock-n-roll

Rat Pack Rock n Roll Rat Pack Rock and Roll runs out of Salisbury RSL, 19 Park Tce, Salisbury each Thursday night at 7 pm. They teach children under the age of 16 free of charge.

Albany Rock n Roll Club - WA

Posted by: Gareth   on:  09/11/2013   Category: clubs-rock-n-roll

Albany Rock n Roll ClubThe Albany Rock n Roll Club is a lively dance group of people who love to dance and listen to the beat of music from the 50’s , 60’s and beyond.

Hey Little Girl - Syndicate of Sound

Posted by: Gareth   on:  09/11/2013   Category: rock-n-roll-dance-songs

This isn't your usual type of song. It's one of those rarities in which the lyrics are all spoken instead of being sung.

Newcastle 50s Rock & Roll Club

Posted by: Gareth   on:  09/11/2013   Category: clubs-rock-n-roll

Newcastle 50s Rock & Roll ClubNewcastle 50s Rock & Roll Club is a social dance club that was formed in May 1995 by a handful of enthusiastic rock & rollers who wanted to keep 50's music alive in the Newcastle area. Every Tuesday we meet at Kahibah Sports Club, where the regular members teach the new beginners basic rock & roll steps, in a social club environment.

Pubjive Rock 'n' Roll - Perth Club

Posted by: Gareth   on:  05/11/2013   Category: clubs-rock-n-roll

pubjive1Pub Jive & Rock n Roll is a Social teaching class.  It enables you to learn in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.  Learning to dance, making new friends, getting out of your daily rut and getting that much needed exercise that is so beneficial in this day and age. AND NO YOU DO NOT NEED A PARTNER!!

Rockabilly Xmas event - Rockin' Devils - Tasmania

Posted by: Gareth   on:  05/11/2013   Category: events-previous

RDXMAS v2aRockabilly Xmas event - Rockin' Devils - Tasmania

Little Things by Bobby Golsboro

Posted by: Gareth   on:  04/11/2013   Category: rock-n-roll-dance-songs

When the dancers have worked up enough of a sweat that it's time to say "see you later, alligator" to Bill Halley and The Comets, you need 'filler' songs. Little Things is a great example.

The Rockin Devils - Tasmania club

Posted by: Gareth   on:  03/11/2013   Category: clubs-rock-n-roll

The Rockin DevilsIf you ever visit Tasmania (not a bad idea) and you're looking for some Rock n roll dance action (not a bad idea), look up The Rockin devils.

On The Spot Dancers

Posted by: Gareth   on:  02/11/2013   Category: advice-tips

Try to dance mainly on the spot instead of travelling across the dance floor. It's a great way to develop fine Rock n Roll dancing technique. To achieve it requires accuracy and compactness of movement along with economy of energy expenditure.  These are the very things that great dancing relies upon.

Walk, Don't Run by The Ventures

Posted by: Gareth   on:  01/11/2013   Category: rock-n-roll-dance-songs

If you can't dance to this tune, you should maybe consider a different hobby. Walk, Don't Run ought to be renamed Dance, Don't Sit!

Getback - Adelaide dance band

Posted by: Gareth   on:  01/11/2013   Category: musicians-bands

Getback - adelaide bandGetback are an authentic 1950' & 1960's Rock n Roll band dance based in Adelaide, South Australia. They play a wide selection of danceable songs and are very popular among Rock n Rollers in South Australia. The band are often featured at venues that cater for the 'dancing crowd'.

Holiday Road by Lindsey Buckingham

Posted by: Gareth   on:  01/11/2013   Category: rock-n-roll-dance-songs

Okay, we're here to Rock n Roll Dance, not to pack up the family wagon complete with dead auntie on the roof and head down the Holiday Road with the Griswalds. Lindsey Buckingham's hit song from National Lampoon's Vacation movie can certainly help us with that, but only if you're ready for a fast one!

Sunday Girl by Blondie

Posted by: Gareth   on:  30/10/2013   Category: rock-n-roll-dance-songs

Not a bad tune to rock to. Sunday Girl was recorded by Blondie in the late 1970s, so it has a more modern disco sound, yet the beat is unmistakably rock n roll. With a medium-fast tempo, it's a great boogie tune, though not one that's often chosen for rock n roll dance sets.

The Lincolns - Adelaide band

Posted by: Gareth   on:  30/10/2013   Category: musicians-bands

The LincolnsThe Lincolns have only been rocking Adelaide with their unique style of 50's Teddy Boy Rock n Roll since early 2011, but don't let that fool you. The band is full of seasoned musicians with a passion for rock n roll that goes well beyond the bands inception.

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