Newcastle 50’s Rock & Roll Club is a social dance club that was formed in May 1995 by a handful of enthusiastic rock & rollers who wanted to keep 50’s music alive in the Newcastle area. Every Tuesday we meet at Kahibah Sports Club 63 Kenibea Avenue Kahibah 2290, where the regular members teach the new beginners basic rock & roll steps, in a social club environment.
Dance lessons start at 6:00pm for the beginners group and intermediate group starts at 6:30pm. After the lessons we have social dancing till 9pm. Since the club began, the dance lessons have attracted a strong following with membership totalling around 400.
A yearly membership of $10.00 is charged with a weekly attendance fee of $5 for Tuesday night lessons & dances. The last Tuesday of each month we have a lesson free night where we book a local Duo, DJ or Band so our members can enjoy 3 hours of social dancing. This also gives the new members a chance to practice some of the dance steps they have learnt over the previous weeks.
Newcastle 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Club is a non profit organisation and donates to local charities throughout each year.
For 14 to 18 year old who wish to learn to dance at Newcastle 50’s Rock & Roll Club must be supervised at all times.
For more information please email: [email protected]
Newcastle 50’s Rock n Roll Club are now encouraging anyone over 14 yrs of age to come & learn Rock n Roll Dancing.
These lessons have proven to be extremely popular in the past trial runs.
Lessons are taught at 3 levels with no pressure to move on before ready. No partner is required but young dancers MUST be supervised at all times by a responsible adult while at the club.
Lessons are Tuesday nights at Kahibah Sports Club from 6pm with practice dancing afterwards up to 9pm.
Cost is $5 per night & annual membership is $10.
Monthly lesson free night – $5
NEWCASTLE 50’s ROCK n ROLL INCORPORATED
Our main source of income is from club membership and practice night entry fees.
Our income is used to pay the expenses of the club, with the majority of funds used to pay room hire for club nights, entertainment for lesson free nights, insurance as well as the club birthday and Christmas party expenses.
Money was also received from the club has club shirts, caps, patches, stickers and jackets that are sold at cost price to members.
NEWCASTLE 50’s CHARITY
Newcastle 50’s has a raffle each club night that is accounted for separately from the general club funds and is used to support local charities. These raffles, as well as donations given to the club and fund raising events, have raised $6915.80 during the 2016 – 2017 financial year.
The raffle money raised by our club members has allowed the club to donate a total of $6598 to local charities and families in need.
THESE DONATIONS INCLUDE
- Newcastle Night Angels
- John Hunter Hospital Rehab
- Harry Meyn Foundation
- Kody Obrien
- TAD Disability Services
- Worlds Greatest Shave
- Soul Café
- Camp Quality
- Hunter Prostate Support
- Newcastle Basket Brigade
- Hunter Melanoma Unit
- 2NUR FM
- Lauren Parker
- Hunter Homeless Connect
In the 22 years of operating as a club Newcastle 50’s has donated in excess of $72,000 to local charities.
On behalf of the Committee and myself I thank all members for their support during the year and wish you all another year of social dancing.