Formal Night

The formal night for this year will be on the 14th July.  Our anniversary falls on the 13th July so that is the closest Saturday night to the anniversary.

Come and enjoy a dress up night and remember ALL our nights are ONLY $6.00 for the night.

New Year Has come & gone…..

We did have a great night.  I enjoyed playing all the movie music and being able to enjoy all the research I did.  It is amazing how many songs we dance to from the movies  each week.  Incredible talented composers who amaze and spoil us with amazing music to enjoy.

Ian took some photos for us as I forgot my camera in the flurry of all the bits and bobs I had to take.  I hope there are some good ones for you to enjoy.

New Years’ Eve

Sunday night we will celebrate together  the end of 2017!  Theme for those who wish to have a bit of fun is Movies.  Either come as a movie star….. looking forward to at least one Clark Gable…. or come as a movie title….Ghostbusters would be fun!

We start at 8pm and finish around 1am to see in the new year.

Survey results

Survey of dance preferences.

Some weeks ago I requested that the Wednesday attendees of Rooty Hill Dance fill out a form listing all the dances that are played and taught at the club. The results of this survey are interesting and I thought I would share them with you.

The following list is in order of preference, with the Emmerdale most popular.

Alpha Waltz
Engagement Waltz
President’s Daughters’ Waltz
Barclay Blues
Killanyvale Waltz
New Vogue Waltz
Twilight Waltz
Modern Waltz
Lucille Waltz
Vanity Waltz
Red Rose Saunter
Tracie Leigh
Swing Waltz
Dorethea Waltz
Balmoral Blues
Argentine Stroll
Tango Terrific
Rainbow Rumba
Queen of Hearts Rumba
Mambo Magic
Chicago Swing
Spanish Tango
3 Step Medley
Georgella Blues
Gay Gordons
Pride of Erin Waltz
Rumba One
Mayfair Quickstep
La Bomba
Cassius Quickstep
Slow Foxtrot
Canadian 3step
Social Samba
Sally Ann Cha Cha
Serenade Waltz
Bailey Samba
Festival Jive
Bossa Nova Blues
Evening 3 step
Jacqueline Cha Cha
Sindy Swing
Brazilian Samba
Rio Swing
Katrina Samba
Gypsy Tap
Shadow Salsa
Honkey Tonk


In total 33 people returned the forms. Many of the lists were incomplete but as far as possible I have included everyone’s forms.

Thanks to all who completed the forms.

Christmas and New Year Dates

Hi Everyone,  Just to let you know about the dates etc for the coming Christmas season….

Last lesson night is 13/12/17 but there is dancing on the following Wednesday 20th December  – just no lesson.

Last Saturday night will be 23rd December for the Christmas dance – THEN New Years Eve is on again on 31st December.  Theme for that night is the Movies –  Come as a movie star or as a movie title or as anything associated with the movies.  We will be dancing to songs from the movies and hopefully the whole program will be movie music – some from long ago – some more recent!

Dancing then resumes after New Years Eve on Wednesday 3rd January and Saturday 6th January until next Christmas!!!

Looking forward to seeing you over the Christmas New Year period. If you are busy, I wish you a safe and happy time with your family over this important time.  I thank you for your attendance and patronage over the last year.

Excerpt from our waltz

We have almost finished the waltz for this year and I am hoping that many of you are feeling more comfortable with the freestyle Modern Waltz.  having a little routine can make it a lot easier.

Part of what we have in the routine is the whisk. wing and open telemark so here is a little slowed down video to remind you of the footwork, and styling for these few figures.