Dancing in the community, for fun and for the love of dance...

Every year the team at Let's Moove N Groove supports local community festivals by providing fun and vibrant dance demonstrations that help create a positive and friendly atmosphere that is enjoyed by all. We have a love for dance and music just like the crew at Vintage FM 87.6/87.8 and will be alongside them at the Luddenham and Penrith festivals and other festivals this year. We share the same love and passion for hits gone by from artists like Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Johnny O'Keefe, Bobby Darin and many more and with enthusiasm love to share the dream.

Read more: Community Days and Festivals 2014

Only 3 more sleeps till we flap at Leura Mall!

Charleston Challenge Downunder 2014 will be held once again in the beautiful and historic Blue Mountains located west of Sydney, NSW in Australia.
Save the date Saturday, 1st February 2014 and arrive at Leura Mall by 11am. If you would like to learn the routine you can do so online via Youtube or alternatively learn the Charleston routine for the world record attempt the morning of, prior to 11am. 

Visit the website www.charlestonchallengedownunder.com.au 

 

Read more: Charleston Challenge Downunder 2014

Before we begin this article, let's define the two keywords Friend and Impress:

Definitions:

Friend - 

1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
2. A person known well to another and regarded with liking, affection, and loyalty; an intimate.
3. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
4. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
5. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement.

Read more: How to impress friends and family

Boz Scaggs, "The Memphis And His Hits Tour’ will hit Australia in April 2014
and he’ll be bringing Australian icon Russell Morris along for the ride...

Read more: Boz Scaggs Australian Tour 2014

Granville To Rydalmere - 'the end of another era'

Change of location

That's right folks, Granville RSL in the past was home to Ballroom Dance Schools, Ballroom Dance Competitions, Rock 'n' Roll and Swing and Line Dancing Dance Schools and competitions and other styles of dance including many kids dance schools, we also believe that some of the greatest dance workshops were held their including Frankie Manning when he visited Australia. The great auditorium consisted of a massive performance stage, dress rooms and a huge ballroom parquetry dance floor. Only your memories will keep alive what this room once was as the future will now bring forward a new beginning for the room and the club with major renovations scheduled and planned to commence in the 2nd half of this year.

So, that leaves Let's Moove N Groove, our Tuesday night dance students and the Tuesday night dance classes to be thankful for the opportunity of being at Granville RSL on such a beautiful floor, in a grand room to an exciting transition to Rydalmere Bowling Club commencing Tuesday, 30th July 2013. We are very thankful and appreciate Rydalmere Bowling Club for welcoming our group on Tuesday nights and we hope that everyone who knows the club will support our dance school at this venue which was the hub of social rock 'n' roll dancing in the 80s, 90s and early 2000's.

Dancing is an awesome recreational activity and sport that everyone should in their lifetime have the opportunity to discover and experience. Dancing especially partner dancing does provide a holistic benefit to the mind, body and soul. There has been medical research and study to prove that with good nutrition (balanced food choices) and exercise especially dancing you are doing yourself and your partner a world of good.

What do you need to know about this transition? Here is a quick summary of the transition:

  • Last night of dance classes at Granville RSL is Tuesday, 23rd July 2013;
  • First night of dance classes at Rydalmere Bowling Club is Tuesday, 30th July 2013;
  • Dance Class Times and Duration will change as follows:
    • Lindy Hop/Jitterbug (Swing Dancing) 7pm - 7:45pm (45 minutes);
    • Rock 'n' Roll 8pm - 8:45pm (45 minutes);
  • We cannot guarantee an even ratio of men to women so you will need to have a partner with you to dance at this venue;
  • Please leave the room and venue as you found it, so help us to leave on time by kindly taking your glassware/cups to the bar, rubbish in the bin, and chairs in.

Many thanks in advance for your support and ongoing participation and study with our dance school and at our dance classes.

 

JIVE TALK - ARE YOU JIVE WISE?

Hepcats Jive Talk DictionaryLou Shelley in 1945 published the 'Hepcats Jive Talk Dictionary' with publishing company The T.W.O. Charles Company in Derby, Connecticut. The dictionary is broken up into the following categories Jive Words, Jive Phrases, Jeographical Jive and G.I. Jive. The dictionary provides insight into the lingo/slang/dialect spoken in a time gone by, by the greats like Frank Sinatra and Cab Calloway. It is also relevant to note that Cab Calloway in 1940 had a Hepster Dictionary. Cab Calloway's Hepster Dictionary would accompany his sheet music. If you would like to read some more and have some fun with some of the lingo then a list can be found by clicking here. And Just in case you were wondering what a Hepcat was - it is a word that was used to describe a cool person from the 40s who understands and speaks 'jive' talk.

We have to note that and wonder had this dictionary been written today, would it have been published today?

Read more: Jive Talk Dictionary 1945 - Hepcat Jive Lingo

Sensational, dynamic and soulful

Finally, a musician and voice for the dancers...

You hear him in class and at our LMNG Friday night social night and now you can hear him LIVE - that is right Si Cranstoun is down-under in 2013!

Read more: Si Cranstoun is heading to Oz

Special offer at The Coffee Emporium - Granville RSL only

Coffee Emporium Granville RSLThat's right the lovely and friendly Mary from the Coffee Emporium at Granville RSL is offering a Small Coffee and choice of 1 Biscuit (either Greek Almond, Honey Almond or Baklava) for a small price of $5.70.

Simply mention this offer to Mary or present the voucher.

Only available at the Coffee Emporium at Granville RSL (valid April/May/June).

Go on and treat yourself.

We get asked quite often by our students that attend our Rock n Roll dance classes what songs are great for practicing there Rock n Roll dancing too. So thought it was about time I listed a few. So in the I have ordered the songs by speed. The large majority of the songs can be obtained from either bigpond music or itunes.

 

Read more: Practice Songs for Rock n Roll

We get asked quite often by our students that attend our Lindy Hop dance classes what songs are great for practicing there Lindy Hop dancing too. So thought it was about time I listed a few. So in the I have ordered the songs by speed. The large majority of the songs can be obtained from either bigpond music or itunes.

So happy Lindy hop practicing.

 

Read more: Practice Songs for Lindy Hop

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