Once again, join us for a great night out at our monthly Social dance. Invite your friends to share this great night with us. We know it is the best dance party in town, but please do not keep it a secret. . Join us for three dance lessons in Merengue, Tango and Cha Cha prior to the Social commencing 6:30pm, 7:00 and 7:30pm. Non stop Latin, Street Latin and Ballroom dance music.
Another great Night with a non stop Latin, Street Latin and Ballroom dance music. Salsa and Cha Cha dance lessons prior to the Social commencing 6.30pm. Organize a group or come on your own for a great night out. We know it is the best dance party in town, but please do not keep it a secret. Invite your friends to share this great night with us!
Our next Social Dance will be held on Friday, 5th of August. Don’t miss out on this great party with the best Italian DJ in town, Roberta Belusconi. As usual, there will be 3 dance lessons prior to the Party commencing at 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30pm. Bring your friends and reletives, so they also can learn some essential figures in Cha Cha, Mambo and Samba and have a great night out.
Hope to see you all and of course you don’t have to keep it secret.
Wishing you another great month of dancing,
JUNE 2011- Issue 39
Hello dear friends!
Welcome to the Retro Dance June 2011 Newsletter!
The Importance of Rhythm
How to learn to dance to the beat.
Whether you can sing or not it has nothing to do with the ability to keep time to music. If you can tap to the beat with your fingers or your foot, that’s already enough to enjoy dancing.
Many people falsely believe that some are born with a natural sense of rhythm. Even if there was any scientific evidence to confirm this thinking, exposure to music during our life as well as the type of sports and activities we performed during our early years play more important role in developing a good sense of rhythm.
Most of good dancers are total musical illiterates and don’t know one note from another but they can easily keep time.
It is important to understand that dancers do not follow the melody or the tune of the song. The speed or the count of the dance is determined by the beat or tempo of the music.
If you are in one of the small group of people who struggle on the dance floor (providing you realise your weakness) and can hardly get the second dance with the same partner here are some easy and simple ways to improve your sense of rhythm:
1. If you are already on the dance floor and are not sure when to start “When in Rome do as The Romans do”, simply look around and follow “the crowd”.
2. One of the best and easy ways to start is to listen to your favourite song. It is usually much easier to feel the underlying tempo, beat or the pulse. Try to isolate a drum or any other base leading instrument which usually carry the beat and acts like a metronome for both, the other members of the band and the dancers. If you still find it difficult to hear the beat then close your eyes and try to imagine a drummer hitting the drum with his foot pedal. You should be able to hear a soft “boom” which indicates each beat and accentuates the tempo. This accentuated beat is the one you need to distinguish to be able to keep time to music.
3. If you still need more help, the next things to do is stand next to a speaker and place your upper part of your hand gently on the base section and feel the vibration. You should be able to feel a stronger vibration with every accentuated beat.
4. Next, try beating time with your foot on the floor and in the next stage add tapping a table at the same time with your free hand. Try various types of music starting with Waltz, Tango, Rumba or any other song with a heavy beat.
5. Once you are able to tap to any music, try walking to the music, taking one step to each beat.
I can assure you that in no time your sense of rhythm will improve dramatically so will your popularity on the dance floor.
Good luck and happy practice!
Title: Retro Dance monthly Social Dance
Location: Randwick Labor Club, 135 Alison Rd, Randwick NSW
Link out: Click here
Description: Three half hour dance lessons in Jive V. Waltz and Mambo commencing, 6:30pm, 7:00pm and 7:30pm followed by fabulous international selection of Street Latin, Latin and Ballroom dance music from 8:00pm until 12am. Great venue with a large dance floor, bar and spectacular City views.
Join us for great night out. Meet lots of friendly and happy people.
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 23:55
Hello Dear Friends!
Welcome to the Retro Dance April 2011 Newsletter!
Friday Social Dance Program
Once more, come and enjoy our Dance Party with your friends to practice your new skills and get dance lessons on Samba, Merengue and Cha Cha!
Friday Dance Party: 8pm – 12am
Dance Class Timetable
Randwick Labor Club
135 Alison Rd
Intermediate I – 7:00 pm – 7:55 pm
Intermediate II – 8:00 pm – 8:55 pm
Starting 4th May
Want to become a great leader/follower?
Changing partners is the answer!
Do You remember this?
Well, 5 more years have passed since that memorable night and it is time again to celebrate another mile stone in Retro Dance’s Life.
In May 2011, Retro Dance will be celebrating it’s 25! Birthday, what makes us one of Sydney’s oldest dance schools.
Hope to see you all at tomorrow’s Social dance at Randwick,
hope you do remember that due to another function held by RLC, our April Social will be held on Friday, 8th of April instead of the 1st. Our March Social dance was a great success, so thank you All for your participation and promotion.
Hope to see you again at the April Social. As usual there will be 3 dance lessons prior to the Party commencing at 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30pm, so if you want to learn or brush up on Salsa, Merengue and Samba be there at 6:30pm.
And of course you don’t have to keep it secret, tell all your friends so they too can have a great night out.
Wishing you another great month of dancing,
Due to a big wedding function held on the first Friday in May our Social will be held on Friday, 13th.
just a quick reminder about tomorrow’s (11th of March) Social Dance at Randwick Labor Club. Organize a group or come on your own and have a great night of fun and dancing. Join us for 3 dance classes before the party, commencing at 6.30, 7.00 and 7.30pm to brush up on your basics or just to socialize with other people.
Also, IMPORTANT message regarding our April and May socials: Due to two “Fat Greek Weddings” our regular Dance Parties will be held on the 2nd Friday of the month (April, 8th and May, 13th) instead of the 1st!!!
Hope to see you All on the dance floor,
Wishing you another great dancing month,
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Ready for a great N.Y.E party? We’re almost there. Have a great night!
We hope to see you all in New Year at our next Social Dance on Friday, 7th January at the Randwick Labor Club and than every first Friday of the month.
I’d like to thank you all for your great support in 2010 and wish you another wonderful, succesful and a very Happy New Year.