The Cool Cat Rockers are kicking off its beginner dance lessons next month and are encouraging more men and young people to take up rock ‘n’ roll dancing.
Cool Cat’s dancer Kaye Rossignoli said each year the group extended a warm welcome to beginners, from teenagers right through to seniors.
‘‘There’s a very social and friendly atmosphere,’’ she said.
The group’s regular weekly dance lessons will kick off on Tuesday, February 13 at 7pm in Shepparton’s Wesley hall, meeting at the same time and place every Tuesday onwards.
Ms Rossignoli said the dance style was perfect for beginners because they did not need a partner.
‘‘We start right from the beginning, teaching them all the basics,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s a great opportunity to learn ... it’s not just rock ‘n’ roll — there’s some line dances and partner dances (as well).’’
Lessons begin with an hour-long beginners class, followed by a break and time to socialise, then advanced and intermediate classes.
‘‘It’s a good way to keep fit, you get to meet some really nice people and there’s the opportunity to travel around Victoria and meet other people through rock ‘n’ roll,’’ Ms Rossignoli said.
‘‘Just come along and give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.’’
Dance lessons with the Cool Cat Rockers cost $10 a week and are held every Tuesday from 7pm at Wesley hall, 134 Maude St, Shepparton, beginning Tuesday, February 13.