Merry Christmas

A Message from the President

To our Members and Supporters

The committee of Southside Rock N Roll Club would like to thank you for your support over the last12 months.

Following our AGM, a few things became clear from our member survey. 

The inclusion of local bands for some of our events and a number of other things which the Committee will be working to start implementing early in 2024.

 

There has been a change in the Committee elected at the AGM. Jude Arden has resigned as Secretary for personal reasons. Jude will remain on the Committee, and Eileen Tannachion will be Secretary until the next AGM. Thank you, Jude for all the effort you’ve put into the Club, we look forward to continuing working with you next year.

 

To you, your family, and friends we wish you all the best for Xmas and a very Happy New Year in 2024.

 

Kind regards

Arthur Pascoe

President

 

Christmas Party with Secret Agents 17 December from 2PM

 

We are looking forward to Secret Agents playing for us at the Slovenian Club on Sunday 17 December 2-6 pm for our Christmas Dance. Tickets $20 available at the door, there is no need to book.

Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring a plate of finger food for afternoon tea. We don’t have access to a kitchen, so please bring something which doesn’t need cooking and can be eaten by hand. Bring whatever you fancy; – your Nona’s Christmas biscotti, mini mince pies from Aldi, a packet of Tim Tams or some lollies and chocolates.

 

Miss Flamingo Pop Up Shop – Majura Shopping Centre – 13-17 December

 

If you’re looking for a new dress for the holiday season, Miss Flamingo is the place to go. Miss Flamingo are home of 50s, Retro and Pin Up fashion. Their pop up shop (next to Big W) will be full of the latest frocks in a huge range of sizes in fun, quirky and retro prints. They cater for curvy women, so if you haven’t been able to find anything to fit, they are worth a visit. Their prices are very reasonable, and they also have a great range of belts, parasols, handbags, jewellery and fun, quirky Popping Candy shoes.

 

2023 - 2024 Calendar and Other Events

Make sure you check out Club event dates and other events further down the page.

Dances are also advertised on our Facebook Page: Southside Rock and Roll Club.

https://www.facebook.com/canberrassrnr

 

Rock n Rodders - Merimbula 8-10 March 2024

 

Tickets are now available at Sticky Tickets for this great event:

https://www.stickytickets.com.au/1c97e/merimbula_rock_n_rodders_2024.aspx

Southside will have a table (or two) reserved so our members can sit together. Once you’ve booked, let us know you’d like to join us by emailing southsiderocknroll@gmail.com


 

2024 Sunday Venue – Back to the Austrian Club!!

From Sunday 28 January Southside Rock’n’Roll Club will return to the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson for our Sunday lessons and practices. We will hold dance practice every Sunday (except long weekends and the Sunday after a Friday or Saturday night dance) Following lessons from 2-3, we will have music for social and practice dancing from 3pm. Cost is $5 per person; Price TBA if we have live music or a guest DJ. Please see the Calendar below for dates.

Southside would like to thank everyone involved in negotiations with the Austrian Club management over the past few years, with special thanks to Ross Miles, our Vice President Terry Rogers and Club President Arthur Pascoe for finalising the arrangements.

Dance Lessons

Our first lessons for 2024 will be a 4 lesson Beginner Rock’n’Roll course with Robyn and Rodney Golding, starting on Sunday 28 January at 2PM. Cost for the 4-lesson course is $40 per person for Southside members, $60 per person for non-members, which includes Southside membership. All participants must register by emailing bookings@southsiderocknroll.com or speaking to a committee member at Club functions. The lessons will be on 28 January, 4 February, 18 February and 25 February.

 

Southside Rock’n’Roll Club Jackets and Club Shirts

Samples available to try on at dance practices. We have Club jackets $80 and shirts $40 available. Samples available to try on at dance practices – just ask one of the committee members. If we don’t have your size in stock it can be ordered. Please note the current shirts are a very small fitting.

2023-2024 Calendar

All dates, bands and venues are subject to change. Members will be notified by email of any changes as soon as they are confirmed. Social dance on Sundays are from 2-5 pm but when we have dance lessons – social dance and practice will be from 3-5 but we will advise of any changes.

 

December 2023

Sunday 17 December Secret Agent – Slovenian Club End of year Christmas Dance 2-6 pm $20 entry. No bookings needed. Please bring a plate of finger food to share for afternoon tea.

 

2024

JANUARY

Sunday 28 January Rock’n’Roll Lesson 1 2-3PM at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson. Register for lessons at bookings@southsiderocknroll.com

Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

FEBRUARY

Sunday 4 February Rock’n’Roll Lesson 2 2-3PM at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson. Register for lessons at bookings@southsiderocknroll.com

Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

Sunday 11 February Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

Friday 16 February Jamie and the Shakers, Harmonie German Club 7-11 pm. Entry $35 per person, no bookings required. Theme is Red and White for Valentine’s Day

Sunday 18 February Rock’n’Roll Lesson 3 2-3PM at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson. Register for lessons at bookings@southsiderocknroll.com

Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

Sunday 25 February Rock’n’Roll Lesson 4 2-3PM at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson. Register for lessons at bookings@southsiderocknroll.com

Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

MARCH

Sunday 3 March Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

Sunday 10 March No dance practice today – Canberra Day long weekend and Rock’n’Rodders’ festival in Merimbula

Sunday 18 March Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

Saturday 23 March Rockin’ Ricky Matinee Dance, 12-4pm, Harmonie German Club

Sunday 31 March Easter Sunday – no social dance or practice today

APRIL

Sunday 7 April Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

Sunday 14 April Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

Sunday 21 April Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

Sunday 28 April ANZAC Day weekend

MAY

Sunday 5 May Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

Sunday 12 May Mother’s Day

Sunday 19 May Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

Sunday 26 May Matinee Dance with Jerekye and the Crawdads, 12-4pm

JUNE

Sunday 2 June Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

Sunday 9 June King’s Birthday long weekend and Cooly Rocks On, no practice today

Sunday 16 June Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

Sunday 23 June Social dance and practice 3-5pm at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson, $5 per person

Saturday 29 June Mr James, 7-11 pm at the Harmonie German Club, details TBA

 

And in the second half of the year, we’ll have more lessons and practices and

 

Saturday 13 July Ricky and the Shuffle Boys Matinee dance at HGC

Saturday 17 August The Lincolns

Sunday 29 September Jamie Agius

Friday 18 October Rave On

Saturday 2 November Rhythm Cats

Sunday 22 December Christmas Matinee Dance

 

 

 


 

 

 

Other Events

 

We are often asked to advertise other organisations’ dances and rock’n’roll events and are happy to do so. These events are not organised by Southside Rock’n’Roll Club. Please contact the organisers or venues directly for information and bookings.

Many of our members travel to events in other states - you are sure to run into other Southside members at these events. See below.

 

2023

Queanbeyan – 9 December

Jamie Agius at Queanbeyan RSL Bowling Club – Yass Road. Contact the Club for more

information. Check out their Gig Guide on Face book – https://www.facebook.com/gedupndans.peter

 

Queanbeyan – 16 December

Gedupndans at Queanbeyan RSL Bowling Club – Yass Road. Contact the Club for more

information. Check out their Gig Guide on Face book – https://www.facebook.com/gedupndans.peter

 

 

Batemans Bay – 28-29 December

Gedupndans at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club. Contact the Club for more

information. Check out their Gig Guide on Face book https://www.facebook.com/gedupndans.peter

 

Slovenian Club Phillip – New Year’s Eve Party 31 December

Commences at 6 pm – Please phone the Club for details 6282 1083. https://www.facebook.com/SlovenianClubCanberra/

 

Queanbeyan – Sunday 31 December

Rock a Billy will be playing on New Years Eve at Queanbeyan RSL Bowling Club – Yass Road. Contact the Club for more information

 

2024

Queanbeyan – 26 January

Gedupndans at Queanbeyan RSL Bowling Club – Yass Road. Contact the Club for more

information. Check out their Gig Guide on Face book – https://www.facebook.com/gedupndans.peter

 

Batemans Bay – 2-3 February

Gedupndans at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club. Contact the Club for more

information. Check out their Gig Guide on Face book https://www.facebook.com/gedupndans.peter

 

Queanbeyan – 24 February

Gedupndans at Queanbeyan RSL Bowling Club – Yass Road. Contact the Club for more

information. Check out their Gig Guide on Face book – https://www.facebook.com/gedupndans.peter

 

Merimbula Rock N Rodders - 8-10 March

Tickets are now available at Sticky Tickets for this great event:

https://www.stickytickets.com.au/1c97e/merimbula_rock_n_rodders_2024.aspx



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