- Event Start6:30pm Friday 21st July 2017
- Event End12:30pm Sunday 23rd July 2017
- Event LocationCutharinga Bowling Club, 8 Harold St, West End QLD 4810
- Attached Information
- Cutheringa Bowling Club Event Layout July 17.pdf
- JULY 17 Workshop Schedule V2.4.17.pdf
- Event OrganiserSwing Dancing Townsville
- [email protected]
Swing Dancing Townsville is proud to present its third Rock'n Roll & Swing Dance Festival! The 2016 festivals were a massive success featuring a variety of RNR and Lindy Hop workshops and sold out dance parties.
On offer are again a range of Lindy Hop and Rock'n Roll dance workshops with renowned local and interstate teachers and a fabulous Saturday night 1950s Prom-themed costume party with live Rock'n Roll Band 45 RPM AND live Swing Band Sugar Trio. Yes, we are having 2 bands play at the dance party!
Our hugely popular Fast & Fabulous 20 minutes 1950s hair and eye-make up touch-up sessions creating this hot vintage pin up look are also available again. And there will be lots more on offer!
The entire event takes place at Cutheringa Bowling Cub, 8 Harold Street, West End Townsville QLD 4810.
- Justin Di Paola Sydney-based professional dance instructor, awarded competitor, choreographer and performer; Justin will be teaching all of the Saturday and Sunday Lindy Hop and Rock'n Roll workshops.
- Bettina Naughton [Swing Dancing Townsville] dancer instructor, performer and awarded competitor; Bettina will be teaching some of the Friday and all of the Saturday and Sunday Lindy Hop and Rock'n Roll workshops.
- Townsville Twin Cities Rock 'n' Roll Dance Club dance instructors teaching Friday night's 2-step Rock'n Roll class
- Rock n Roll Jive Time Dance School dance instructors teaching Friday night's 4 step Rock'n Roll class
DANCE WORKSHOPS – Cutheringa Bowling Cub, 8 Harold Street, West End Townsville QLD 4810
Friday 21 July 2017, Saturday 22 July 2017 and Sunday 23 July 2017
On offer are Lindy Hop and Rock'n Roll dance workshops. Class levels range from Beginner classes through to Intermediate and Beyond. Please note that during this festival, we offer one (1) Absolute Beginners class for Lindy Hop and one (1) Absolute Beginner class for Rock'n Roll. Those absolute beginner classes are available on Friday evening.
Individual workshop costs are:
Friday evening classes with local Townsville teachers: $7 per person per lesson. Packages offering significant discounts ($15 - $53) are available through online ticketing.
Saturday and Sunnday workshops with Professional Dance Teacher Justin Di Paola: $20 per person per lesson. Packages offering significant discounts ($15 - $53) are available through online ticketing.
Please see the workshop schedule attached (section Event Attachments) for workshop times and topics. Please review the required level of experience for each workshop prior to booking.
Workshops are limited in participant numbers! You do not need a partner to book.
Please wear flat shoes (no runners) and comfortable clothes allowing range of movement.
FAST & FABULOUS HAIR & EYE MAKEUP SESSIONS - Cutheringa Bowling Cub, 8 Harold Street, West End Townsville QLD 4810
Book in with Miss Billie Beau who will give your hair and/or eyes a professional touch-up to create this hot sexy vintage pin up look. Eye Makeup Sessions are $30 each and Hair Makeup Sessions are $40 each.
Miss Billie Beau is a seasoned performer in Burlesque dancing including Charleston, blues dance, bump & grind and GoGo - and is one of the Directors of Queen B Burlesque. Miss Billie has experience in stage hair, makeup and outfit styling for dancers and performers!
Only 8 slots available on Saturday 22 July during the lunch break and the first number of hours of The Prom! dance party.
Tickets to the sessions are sold online. Ad hoc sessions will only be available if not sold out through online ticketing. Cash only please for ad hoc sessions!
SATURDAY NIGHT 22 JULY DANCE PARTY: THE PROM! WITH 45RPM AND SUGAR TRIO LIVE BANDS - Cutheringa Bowling Cub, 8 Harold Street, West End Townsville QLD 4810
6.30pm to late
Dress up! 1940s - 1960s pin up glamour & fun please!
The Prom! highlights:
- Authentic Rock'n Roll Live Band 45RPM
- Swing Band Sugar Trio (Townsville Jazz Club)
- DJ Justin Di Paola with more Rock'n Roll & Swing music
- Complimentary Rock'n Roll class [for everyone, no experience needed]
- Dance Performances
- Prizes for Best Dressed Gal & Best Dressed Guy
- And more!
Cutheringa Bowling Club Bar open! Strictly NO BYO please.
Tickets to the Prom are $30 per Person if purchased online. Packages combining The Prom with workshops are available offering discounts between $15 and $53 (accessible through online ticketing only).
If not sold out online, tickets for The Prom! will be sold at the door for $35 per Person [Cash only please].
INQUIRIES: Bettina Naughton from Swing Dancing Townsville on 0423 217 997 or [email protected]
PRIVATE LESSONS - Cutheringa Bowling Cub, 8 Harold Street, West End Townsville QLD 4810
Justin is available for a very limited number of private lessons (half hour $40 or one hour $70) at Cutheringa Bowling Club. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to improve your personal dance abilities and receive individualised tuition and feedback!
Inquiries and bookings with Bettina Naughton from Swing Dancing Townsville on 0423 217 997 or [email protected]
Justin Di Paola, Head Choreographer Sydney Swing Katz / Manager Blue Suede Shoes Dance School/ Dance Instructor, has been dancing ever since he could walk! He has won Juvenile, Junior and Youth RNR titles and continued winning as an adult. His 'rubber legs' quality allows him to perform spectacular stunts on the dance floor. Justin's passion for dancing and keeping the original form of Rock’n Roll and Swing dancing alive continues with his teaching career. His flair is speed and styling along with his fancy footwork. His choreographies are not only jaw dropping but also well regarded with the Sydney Swing Katz being the current NSW Rock’n Roll and Swing Title holders in the team division with Justin’s choreography “Come on Over Baby”.
Bettina Naughton began swing dancing in Europe and competed internationally in Boogie Woogie dancing for almost a decade. With her dance partner Angelo she ranked amongst the top 60 dance couples in the world and belonged to the Swiss National Team for several years. In 2015, she won 4 medals at the 2015 NSW Swing & Rock'n Roll Titles in Sydney. At the 2016 NSW Rock’n Roll and Swing Title she placed 1st in the Slow Swing Senior/Masters, 2nd in Lindy Hop Senior/Master Open Invitational and 3rd in Slow Swing Senior/Master Open Invitational categories. Being a versatile dancer and experienced teacher across many genres, Bettina now runs Swing Dancing Townsville teaching weekly Lindy Hop classes and choreographing for Townsville’s Lindy Hop Performance Group. Bettina is keen and excited to bring Lindy Hop to the community in and around Townsville. She will make sure you have plenty of fun while learning new skills.
The organisers reserve the right to alter or postpone the program or change venues if unusual circumstances require (e.g. severe weather event, or for participant safety, etc.)
All Credit Card Payments attract a Merchant and Admin Fee of 2.9% plus a $1.00 Booking Fee
By purchasing this ticket, the ticket holder/s have agreed to the full set of terms and conditions as outlined on the ticketing website. Ticket holders must present their tickets upon entry to the event as an A4 printed ticket (please do not resize the ticket) or on a Smart Phone. Government issued Photo ID and a valid ticket will be required upon entry to validate authenticity as a ticket holder. Refunds will be issued by Local Tickets Pty Ltd if this event is cancelled before the schedule start date and time for any reason including inclement weather, or reasons beyond the event hosts control such as severe weather, flood, fire, explosion, civil disobedience, riot, labour disturbances, failure or delay in transportation, war, sabotage or other acts of God. If the event is rescheduled, Local Tickets Pty Ltd reserves the right to decide whether Ticket Holders will automatically be refunded, or whether tickets will be transferred to another date with a refund option. Local Tickets Pty Ltd reserves the right to deduct administration and merchant fee charges on all refunds from Ticket Holders regardless of the reason for the refund. Ticket Holder details may be used by Local Tickets Pty Ltd and the Event Organiser for marketing purposes. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Attendees must comply with all alcohol, smoking and behavioural laws within the event venue and or grounds. Attendees to the event must comply with the following dress standards, no thongs, or any other dress standard as required by law. Mobile phones must be turned off before entry.
Please wear comfortable clothes which allow a range of movement and flat shoes (sand shoes, ballerinas, low heel dance shoes, etc.). Runners are not recommended as they make dancing quite difficult.
Please arrive on time for the dance workshops as classes commence and finish on time.
This event is organised by Swing Dancing Townsville. For more information please contact Swing Dancing Townsville on 0423217997