I missed the opening night of this new live rock & roll music and dance venue at the Ferntree Gully Bowling Club last month. Talking to various rockers and seeing their comments and pictures on Facebook, it appears this new venue is quite popular and is as good as, if not better than, the Sunday evening dance at Mitcham RSL which has since closed. Punters even seem to have accepted the $5... [Read More]
Courtney Hughson, who I understand is fairly new to the 1950's rock & roll dance scene but already a very accomplished dancer having won several dance competitions recently, hosted her second rock & roll dance at Bentleigh Bowling Club last night. I missed the first one and from all reports I 've heard, it was a sensational night of music by the Fender Benders and dancing. I didn't want... [Read More]
Submitted Apr 05, 2014 - 11:37 AM by Jitterbug -
Lyne and Lou have been involved in the 1950's music and dance scene for many years now. I may have first met them at Daisey's Hotel in Ringwood when they hosted a "rockabilly" dance gig for a period in time. Later, they formed their own "Topcats" dance school and then combined it with a monthly social dance which has moved last year to a new venue at Menzies Avenue in Nth Dandenong. Lyne and... [Read More]
Submitted Mar 23, 2014 - 1:35 PM by Jitterbug -
The 2014 Sapphire Coast Rock & Rodder's Dance Festival was held on the Labour Day weekend for the fifth year running in the NSW South Coast holiday seaside town of Merimbula. It was my first time attending the festival and enjoyed it very much. The festival combined 1950's style rock & roll bands, dancing, dance classes, merchandise and display of hotrods and Kustoms classics. Just like... [Read More]
Submitted Mar 11, 2014 - 8:16 AM by Jitterbug -
This was the first of this event at BRIGHT.
The previous 2 events were with a different organizer.
Its a big thing to take on.
The layout for the weekend's activity had a huge area near the town hall sectioned off for bands with everything else outside this area. This kept people away from the action while they checked the market stalls, ate, drank etc. This... [Read More]
Submitted Mar 06, 2014 - 3:32 PM by FIGJAM -
Hi all you rockers out there, haven’t been here for a while. I just had to do review of two awesome gigs I attended Frid & Sat 22/23, the dancing was a little subdued for me, as my chick is laid up, bit like and old ratrod, engine is ok and a good goer, it’s just the breather is a bit blocked up with dust and crap, so she's not running very well, Pneumonia eh.... [Read More]
Submitted Feb 23, 2014 - 10:33 PM by gjo267 -
Another good rockin' night at Flipside's rock 'n' roll dance at Wantirna's Hungarian Club. This time with Johnny Stingray & the Wanderers, a band that I have heard so much about from other rockers but didn't have the opportunity to see them perform until last night. Melbourne is well blessed with so many good 1950's style rock & roll bands and over the years I have enjoyed listening and... [Read More]
Submitted Feb 15, 2014 - 1:04 PM by Jitterbug -
Recently, I came across interesting news & videos that may perhaps encourage more trend setting in our dance scene. A "crossover" dance event called "Dig Tha Feet" has been running in Canada for a few years now which seeks to jointly promote swing music and lindy hop with rock & roll music and rockabilly jive & boogie woogie dancing. It is in some ways not dissimilar to the early days... [Read More]
Submitted Feb 07, 2014 - 9:27 AM by Jitterbug -
Freeze. Dandenong R.S.L. 44-50 Clow Street. Melways Ref. 90 F7. Algelo & Tony. Playing all your favorite songs, Rock'n'Roll and much more. 8:00pm-11:30pm. Good friendly atmosphere, Large dance... [Read More]
Good Friday is nearly here at the Berwick Leisure Centre on Manuka rd. 10am to 10pm, gates open at 9am. We do have a bar & lots of food vans but you are welcome to bring food if you want to. ... [Read More]
Submitted Apr 16, 2014 - 8:26 AM by Suzie -