Well, another weekend of competition, dancing, music AND great sunny weather in Tassie!
We headed down to Launceston for the Inaugural Tasmanian Rock and Roll Championships on the week-end hosted by SA Rock, with well known dancer and instructor Karen Abbott from Jitterbugz Dance Academy, the MC for the day and evening events.
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you Little Maria has passed away today surrounded by her beloved family. As many of you might know, Little Maria has been fighting an illness in the last several months but she has kept up her spirit despite the pain she must have endured. She was visited and comforted by many of her close friends in the last several weeks and I was one of those who... [Read More]
Submitted Nov 05, 2015 - 4:26 PM by Jitterbug -
What a wonderful night of 1950's style music and dancing to celebrate Jonathan and Zoe's Alleycatz 10th year as a rock 'n' roll dance school and in dance event promotion. As most of you would know, Jonathan and Zoe have been Victorian Rock 'n' Roll dance champions for a few years. Together they now run the biggest rock 'n' roll dance school in Melbourne, if not in Australia. That is in addition... [Read More]
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 - 3:00 PM by Jitterbug -
Another very enjoyable 1950's style music festival in Camperdown last weekend which is slowly but surely becoming one of the "must visit" events on the Australian live music events calendar. This year is my fifth trip to Camperdown and it just seems to be getting bigger and more popular each year. The trip to Camperdown now is also so much quicker and safer with the opening of new multi lanes... [Read More]
Submitted Oct 27, 2015 - 3:01 PM by Jitterbug -
At the end of 2013 one of Melbourne's favorite dances "Little Maria's" at the Whitehorse Club closed after more than 13 years of fortnightly dances. Little Maria decided that she no longer had the energy to start over at a new venue. Several people were approached to start up a new dance but as it’s a lot of work and a big financial risk, no one on the dance scene wanted the job. Finally a... [Read More]
Very exciting times of late in Melbourne's 1950's rock 'n' roll and rockabilly scene with the advent of a number of bands with lead female vocals. Many of us who have frequented our vibrant 1950's live music scene in Melbourne would be familiar with bands such as Honey B & the Stingers and the Flyin' Saucers which have been around for a few years.
Another roving report on live music and dance scene in Brisbane.
Saturday night was a huge rockabilly night at Just Rock Brisbane. Just Rock is the premier rockabilly dance club aimed at promoting rockabilly dancing and music in Brisbane. It holds a social dancing function about once every couple of months. On Saturday night, they had the Flattrackers from NSW playing at their... [Read More]
Where are all the junior rock and rollers? Have a look at this video from 1993 VRRDA dance competition where there were 3 heats, so I assume at least 15 couples competing. This year I think there were only 2 or 3 and from interstate? Where are they all?
As a community we need to do something about promoting rock and roll dancing to the younger generation or... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 30, 2015 - 11:47 AM by joceb -
The Detonators back at Daveys Hotel in Frankston on Sunday 29th November.We'll be on from 3-6pm. It's free, it's big,the beer is good, and the dance floor is massive. See you at the bar for a top day... [Read More]
Submitted Nov 27, 2015 - 9:11 AM by Dogsby Hocks -
Rockbottom James and Quadrajet will be blasting their bar room blues and early rock n roll this Saturday Night at The Oak Tree Tavern, 367 Forest Rd The Basin from 8-11pm its free. Featuring:... [Read More]
Submitted Nov 27, 2015 - 9:09 AM by Dogsby Hocks -