History of Rock n Roll Dancing in Melbourne

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Dance Schools / Clubs

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5,6,7,8.  Debbie and Alex, Hampton,  www.swingdance.com.au

Adrian's Red Hot Rockers (1991- 2017) 2018 onward, Red Hot Rockers . www.redhotrockers.webs.com

Alley Catz ; Jon & Zoe Hannon, Alisha Kreiger (2005-2010) classes in Lilydale, Glen Waverly, Sunshine, Epping. 2005- www.alleycatz.com.au 

Anna's Rock & Roll Rebels, ALtona

Be Bop.  Brian & Marj Coates, Kerry. Bayswater

Boulders Rock n Roll Club, Campbellfield

CJ Rockers, Mornington    www.cjrockers.com.au

Foremost Dance Company, Kevin & Carol Ross, Nikki & Barry Slater, Boronia Bayswater   www.fourmostdance.websyte.com.au

Flaming 50’s,Hoppers Crossing

Geelong Jukebox Rockers

Harros Hoppers

Hooked on Rock - Traralgon - Anne and Rein

Hop 2 it - Glenn and Rachel, Malvern & Dandenong

Hot Rod Rockers, Bacchus Marsh

Juke Box Rock

Just Rock, Colchester Rd, Kilsyth. Denis and Charlie Lancaster taught there.  1990's

Lakeside Rockers

Linda’s Rock n Roll.  Linda Smyth Ringwood  www.lindasrockandroll.com

Red Hot Rockers (1991 - 2017 known as Adrian's Red Hot Rockers)  1991 - 2017, 2019 - Adrian Spadaro : 2017-2018 , Peter Middleton, Wendy Gapper : 2018 - 2019 Charles Spiteri, Jocelyn Bloye : 2019 Bonnie McKenzie, Tristen Cockling.        www.redhotrockers.webs.com

Renegade Rockers, Rhonda Watts, Keilor, Melton, Sunbury

Rhode Island Rockers, Werribee.  Brian Mc Elhenny  www.rhodeislandrockers.com

Rock n Roll Rebels - Anna, Altona

Rock n Soul, Boronia

Rockin Suzies, Sue Dobson, Pakenham, Berwick

Rosebud Rockers

RTS Rhythm Club, Rosebud

Sebastians.  Moonee Ponds.  1987 onwards.  www.sebastians.com.au

Southside Rockers.  Glenis Boyd. Waltzing Matilda Hotel, Dandenong Workers, Frankston, Baxter

Swing Dance with Debbie.  Hampton, Mulgrave, Dandenong.  www.swingdance.com.au

Swing'n'Rock - Classes & Social Dancing with DJ Anthony and Roz Burton. Yarraville

Sylvesters Dance Group. Graham Heath & Sara-Jane Lenko, Stamford Hotel, Rowville  www.sylvesterdance.webs.com

Sylvester Swingers.  Graham Heath and Heather Siliveri. Sunshine

T-Bird Rockers, Altona

That’s Rock, Adam and Deanne, Montrose

Top Cats.  Lou Mingaars, Lynette Nash & Graham Heath. Mentone, Springvale, Dandenong, Mulgrave

Westcoast Rockers, Wandana Heights

Rock'n'Soul Dance School, Boronia

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From : Michael Davey

The group that taught RnR at Boronia was known as "Rock'nSoul".

Chief Instructor was Cheryl Hartnett, Graham Wood, Bruce Prest, Jenny (at times when not making petticoats), and three others whos name now evade my memory cells.  The group formed out of the then redundant Lilydale PWP, who had taught RnR at the Boronia Scout Hall. Anyone who wanted to attend was most welcome to learn. There were NO restrictions on who was able to attend. Basics were taught to ensure that everyone had the basic RnR rhythm, then other more advanced levels were taught, especially by Jamie Suppa and his then partner, who was the daughter of Jenni from Dances with Petticoats.

It most certainly was a very happy group to learn with.

Twice a year there was a party put on with free lessons and then the doors were locked and the males made to take the female role to experience what they put the ladies through. Hahahahahaaaaa! such fun watching leaders become followers.

At the same time, or close to it, that Jenny created "Dances with Petticoats,(1989) a group out of Lilydale PWP was formed that taught RnR at the Boronia Scout Hall for $4 a night. Bruce Prest, Sheryl, Dingo, and four others were the teachers. Up to 150 persons attended these lessons and went all over sunny Melbourne showing off this style of dance. Swing was attempting to get a leg in through Swing Patrol, and Rockers added this style into their routines