Charleston dance with us

You may have heard the whispers and it is true, Australia is holding a registered attempt at the world record for 1920's Charleston Dancing.
The event will launch the 1920s and all the Jazz Festival in the Blue Mountains on Saturday, 4th February 2012 at Leura Mall.
It is definitely something not to be missed and everyone should definitely participate. Remember it is all for fun and all for us Aussies!

There are opportunities to Learn To Dance Charleston in person with one being a workshop scheduled on 21st January 2012 at Penrith RSL from 5:30pm in the Hornesywood Hall on Level 2. Tickets are available prior to or on the day. Enrolment from 5:15pm. $10 per person Charleston Workshop Only and $15pp for Dance Party with Vinnie and the Moonlighters that will commence at 8pm.

Read more: Charleston Challenge Downunder 2012

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On the 5th and 6th November we were invited to attend the Everglades Vintage and Retro Weekend we had many students make the trip for the two days dressed looking the part.

Over the two days we did some demonstrations of social swing and rock n roll dancing. We also conducted a Charleston lesson on the wonderful gardens at the everglades with some wonderful mountain views.

Read more: Everglades Vintage and Retro Weekend

ImageOn Saturday, 6th August 2011, some of the members from Let's Moove n Groove Dance & DJ attended the Music for Life fundraiser that was held in conjunction with Harvey World Travel and Vintage FM on High Street.

We would sincerely like to thank Vintage FM 87.6 where the good times are felt and remembered through the fabulous music hits played from the past. This was a great opportunity for our group as we were in home territory. We have Rock n Roll dance classes at Penrith RSL every Monday night with a new beginner course starting every 5 weeks.

Read more: Music for Life Fundraiser with Vintage FM at Penrith

ImageOn Wednesday, 27th July 2011 some members from the Let's Moove n Groove Dance group attended by invitation from Event Cinemas at Castle Hill in Castle Towers the Grease Sing-A-Long Chicks at the Flicks evening. The group was able to provide some great and energetic pre-entertainment in the foyer near the jukebox. Providing the pre-entertainment helped hype the audience and set the theme for the movie. Many thanks to everyone that was able to spare some time to help out and show case the fun and love of Rock N Roll and dancing.

We are sure that all the patrons enjoyed the famous movie and the biggest blockbuster from 1978, which contained a love story of the 1950s between teens Danny and Sandy played by John Trovolta and Olivia Newton John. The movie contains some all time favourite songs including Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted to You, You're the one that I want, Blue Moon and We Go Together.

Read more: Event Cinemas - Grease Sing-A-Long

A great night was had by all with several people travelling down from Newcastle to see the midnight drifters play.

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Let’s Moove n Groove Dance & DJ’s Rock n Roll dancers from all levels enjoyed 2 big days at the Penrith Show that was once again held at the Penrith Showground by Penrith Paceway. LMNG was working alongside our friends at Vintage FM 87.6 on Saturday, 27th August 2011 and Sunday, 28th August 2011. Just like last year there were a lot of families out and about enjoying the many attractions that the Penrith Show has been famous for including wood chopping, horse riding, stalls, amusements, dancing from hip hop to contemporary and of course Rock n Roll, lots of amazing singing talent and much more.

Many thanks for all the encouragement and support from those who were unable to attend and especially for those that committed hours on either 1 or both days to showcase how easy, fun and friendly the original and popular 50s/60s Rock n Roll dancing is. As always it is such a pleasure to be able to sit back afterwards and enjoy a quiet afternoon like we did at Penrith RSL on the Sunday and enjoyed a few more dancers and drinks in the Castlereagh Lounge to the fabulous band “Rockin Rebels“. We hope you will enjoy the photos that will continue to remind us of all the good times had and to come as we continue to socialise, enjoy life and get out and about!

Read more: Penrith Show – August 2011

ImageWe know that the large majority of the population thinks about doing new stuff, or allocating time to learning something new, or thinking about wanting to experience or have an experience and that is always a good start. We also definitely know that many have the ability to put it off and come up with lots of valid reasons why they cannot. Our question is “Are they valid reasons or just excuses?”. We will leave that for you to answer.


Read more: The Party Season – Learn to Rock n Roll Dance NOW

ImageOnce again Let’s Moove n Groove Dance & DJ together with some of their rock n roll dancers from all levels attended the St Mary’s Spring Festival for 2011. It was another great day shared with some friends that share a common love and interest for Rock n Roll and all things old – Vintage FM 87.6 .  The St Marys Spring Festival in 2011 was a huge hit, with many families, local talent including dancers, singers, bands and more, community members, local council, small business, local community radio stations, stall holders, attractions and amusements and Channel 9 weather reports all out in support of such a fantastic day! We are already looking forward to the September 2012 St Marys Spring Festival.

We were lucky to have the brilliant opportunity to demonstrate on stage what Rock n Roll dancing from the 50s/60s is and how much fun it is. Whilst we were on stage we took the time to conduct a mini rock n roll dance class and had some great support from young and promising little Rock n Roll dancers. This dance class allowed those in the crowd to participate and get a feel for the fun and joy of Rock n Roll dancing. As a token of appreciation for participants we offered a complimentary 2 for 1 pass to pay Week 1 and receive Week 2 free of any of LMNG’s Rock n Roll dancing beginner courses.

Read more: St Marys Spring Festival Demo & Dance Lesson – September 2011

ImageOn Saturday, 30th July 2011 at Rydalmere Bowling Club the team at Let's Moove n Groove Dance & DJ together with all the Moovers N Groovers held their 2nd Annual 50s/60s Winter Wonderland Ball. Oh what a night! From diamonte table scatters, balloons, tall glass vases and silver branch sprays to set the scene the night was surely glitz up and dazzled from the start.

The entertainment line up was impressive with Petar our resident music player setting the mood from early on and Steven Head rocking the night with his brilliant ELVIS impersonation during dinner and all the guest's were surely entertained with the interactive performance. Then the night hit its peak once the band, namely "The Fabulous Rhythm Cats" commenced playing all the great ol' hits from the past including Blue Suede Shoes by Carl Perkins, Jail House Rock by Elvis Presley and many more fabulous rock hits to keep all the dancers grooving all night long.

Read more: Winter Wonderland Ball 2011

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We let the good times roll by learning the Charleston. The Charleston is an experience and a dance that originated and captured the free and wild spirit from the 1920′s. When you hear Charleston you are instantly reverted to the likes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. However, Charleston received a huge boost in popularity when featured in movies by stars like Rudolph Valentino and Joan Crawford firstly introduced to the public in the Ziegfield Follies of 1923 by the Afro-American Broadway musical “Running Wild”, and became so popular that even today, it is still a symbol for the 1920s Jazz Age.

Read more: Discover the Charleston Workshop – 20 Aug 2011