Dance your way through September | Dance Lessons

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An exciting opportunity exists to take part in a five-week program to learn how to dance to your favourite bands at this year’s Rock the Clock Festival in Camperdown from October 18-21.

Emma-Bee of Melbourne dance studio Honky Tonk HQ will be in Camperdown every Sunday during September to teach as many community members as possible to enjoy rock and roll dance.

She (Margaret Brownlie) has been teaching people to dance to southern roots music off and on for decades and specialises in making partner dance easy and fun, and in building and fostering community support for live music.

Emma-Bee teaches various types of two stepping, rock and roll, country waltz, Zydeco and Cajun dance and has performed and taught at many of Australia’s folk festivals. In a previous life, Emma Bee performed with bluegrass and old timey bands, as a flatfoot/ clog dancer.

Five Weeks to Rock

Get ready for Rock the Clock with beginners’ two-step and rock and roll.

This course will cover basic rhythm, footwork, moves and leading/following tips. Then, over the following lessons, you will learn enough moves to enable you to dance to your favourite honky tonk, western swing and rock and roll bands.

No experience is needed, although dancers from other genres will find the new steps and rhythms will extend their repertoire.

Partners are not necessary, although encouraged.

Footwear: leather soled or smooth, hard soled (not grippy rubber) shoes or boots.

Men, women and children are all welcome to take part in the Camperdown lessons.

The entire five-week program will cost just $50 per person. Alternatively the sessions will be $15 per session. Payment will be collected at the door.

Please email or call Simon Buccheri on 0412 943 799 for more information.

The five consecutive Sunday lessons will take place on;

  • September 2 at 2pm
  • September 9 at 2pm
  • September 16 at 2pm
  • September 23 at 2pm
  • September 30 at 2pm

2pm-3pm Beginners Class

3pm-4pm Intermediate Class

Experienced dancers are welcome at the Beginners lesson!

Lessons will be held at Corangamite Arts Pavilion, Camperdown Showgrounds.

Rock the Clock will be held from October 18-21.