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Dance Practice Session on Sunday, June 16 - but no dance lesson

There will be no dance lesson on Sunday, June 16 as our instructors, Ed Hecker and Mary Ann Dering,  are not available. 

However we will play a variety of dance music from 11:00AM to 12:30PM in Liberty Center's Movement Room. Come practice your dance steps. Song requests will be accepted. 

Sunday dance lessons will continue on Sunday, June 23.

Name Badges - Ordering Info and Reminder

The new Rock and Roll Plus Dance Club name badges made their debut during the American Bandstand party and were a big hit!

Several people inquired about purchasing one but didn't want to take the time to do so while they were enjoying the evening with the Doo Wop band and dancing.

As a result, we are extending one more opportunity to order one of these classy and convenient name badges for $5.00.

2024 Club Leadership Team Elected

At the November 14, 2023 Annual Membership meeting the following members were elected to the club's 2024 Leadership Team.

President - Wes McGaughlin                                             Vice-President - Glenna Parkinson

Treasurer -  Karen Majeski                                                  Secretary - Fran Smith

Weekly Dance Classes

Swing Dance Classes: 

Sundays at 11am – 12:30pm, Liberty Center; No partner, no problem, single dancers rotate

Instruction by Ed Hecker and Mary Ann Dering

Line Dance Classes 

Tuesdays, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Absolutely Beginner line dancing

Fridays, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Beginner/Improver line dancing; preview of steps begins at 11:15am

Both classes at Liberty Center with instruction by Marlene Silver

 

Welcome

Welcome to the Rock & Roll Plus Dance Club.

Our club is about the dance and music genres of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. It will feature music from the Rock and Roll era, Motown, Doo-Wop and even some country and blues. The dancing will include but not limited to, swing, Lindy, east and west coast swing, freestyle, line dances, two steps and possibly some disco, cha-cha…  And for those of you from the east coast beach areas, do your thing to the Shag. Disco? Maybe not, but possibly a sighting of a Tony Manero (John Travolta) wannabe or Annette, (Donna Pescow), his dance partner in Saturday night Fever.  

We cannot recreate every facet of the time but we will have the music and all you need is the heart, a little rhythm and desire to participate and enjoy. Maybe some of you will just want to sit back and enjoy watching the dancers and listening to the music and recalling many memories.

There will be no formal moves anyone has to perform. The music will make you want to dance and sing to many of the favorites from our eras and you may learn a few new steps from others in our group. Remember the senior prom, the sock hops, teenage hot spots and malt shops where we met with our friends and drank our favorite drinks, non-alcoholic of course, and danced and listened to “cool” music on juke boxes? And there was American Bandstand on Saturday mornings whether it was in Philadelphia or after it moved to LA. “ It had a good beat”, “was fun to dance to”, all comments by the dancers about new records coming out by the artists of the time.

So, who started all this in 2019? Just four individuals who love to dance that had an idea for a new club to cover one of the highlights of our younger years and relive a lot of pleasant memories and many good times. This is a club that will be a club of the members and their ideas, not only the officers. We are fully sanctioned by the Lifestyles Committee and our charter and bylaws are available on request.