History of Rock n Roll Dancing in Melbourne

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Sylvester strut line dance

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Line Dances

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At every rock and roll dance several line dances, and partner dances, are done durring the band break.  Line dances allow everyone to get on the floor and have some fun.  There are many popular routines with new ones added, and old ones forgotten, so this is an attempt at listing many of them.  Please add to the list if there are any missing.


LINE DANCES


But stop / electric slide

Chilli cha cha

Cruising

Fireball

Hey senorita

Hit the road Jack

Jive bomber boogie

Maltese cha cha

Midnight waltz

Ms Jody's thang

Nutbush

Pennsylvania 65000

Red Hot salsa

Rockabilly stroll

Smokey places

Sophia

Stray cat strut

Strut (sylvester strut)

Tush push

Waltz across Texas

Wanderer

Watermelon crawl

Whiskey under the bridge


PARTNER DANCES


Best friends waltz

Bird on a wire

Blue rose / black coffee

Cha cha capers

Chcago swing

Cooter cha cha

Cowboy cha cha

El Paso

Hucklebuck

Hudson valley cha cha

Made in Japan

Progressive cha cha

Progressive jive

Progressive lindy

Rock n roll waltz

Sally Anne cha cha

San Antonio stroll

Schottische

Shortening bread / 16 steps

Switch

Wrangler cha cha


Pennsylvannia 65000

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A popular Rock'n'Roll line dance frequently seen at Classic Rock venues in Melbourne Australia in the mid to late 2000's. The sequence was developed by Les Maslin and the music is "Pennsylvania 65000" by Brian Setzer.


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Maltese cha cha

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Video of the Maltese cha cha line dance from the Jukebox Rockers annual rock n roll festival in Geelong, Jan 2019.


The line dance is a modified version of the "Stroll along cha cha" and was introduced to the rock n roll dance scene by Rhonda Watts from Renegade Rockers around 2016 after seeing it on a holiday to Malta.  It was one of the most popular line dances in 2016-2018 and was danced to the song "Last night"by Chris Anderson and DJ Robbie.


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Progressive cha cha at Little Maria's dance 2012

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A progressive cha cha is danced at every rock n roll dance.  It was first introduced by Andy Zammit in the 1990's. 

This clip is from Little Maria's dance at the Whitehorse Club in 2012.


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Fireball line dance at the final Flipside dance at the Hungarian Club, Dec 2018

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Fireball line dance.  This became popular in 2016 -17 and is danced to the song Fireball by Pitbull

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Early line dances

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These were the first line dances made popular in the rock n roll dance scene. 

The first line dance was In the Mood, introduced by Rob Bloom at the first swing workshop in 1995.  It was then taught by Adrian Spadaro, Andy Zammitt and others, and became popular at the social dances.


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In the mood

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Falling off a log

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Elvis legs

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Maltese cha cha

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Maltese cha cha line dance danced at Chatham Primary school dance 2017.  This line dance was introduced by Rhonda Watts from Renegade Rockers after she saw it in Malta.  Its a modified version of the Stroll Along Cha Cha line dance danced to Last Night.


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Chilli Cha Cha

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Chilli Cha Cha danced at Chatham sunday class in 2017.  Danced to the song Chilli Cha by Jessica Jay.


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