Rock’n’Roll dancing grew out of the 1950s and 1960s, and is still the most popular type of dancing in clubs around Australia. There are several different styles of Rock’n’Roll, each with its own characteristics and associated music.
Each dance school tends to specialise in one or other style of Rock’n’Roll. Regardless of which style you learn, there are plenty of people to help you get out on the dance floor and have fun.
4 Step RocknRoll – Feel the beat style RocknRoll
6 Step RocknRoll – Tap and Step RocknRoll
Freestyle RocknRoll – Blending of different styles of RocknRoll
Rockabilly – Early style of RocknRoll suited to fast paced music
Rock’n’Roll is actually quite easy to learn – generally the guys are the ‘thinkers’ keeping their lady on time and deciding which moves to do, so the guys’ steps are relatively simple, while the girls are being shown off with more twirls and turns, but they don’t have to do any of the thinking.
Some of the classic Rock’n’Roll dance bands include Bill Halley And The Comets (Rock Around The Clock), Chuck Berry (Johnny B. Goode), early Beatles (Roll Over Beethoven), Elvis Presley (Jailhouse Rock) and Carl Perkins (Blue Suede Shoes).
Rock’n’Roll is often spelt Rock n Roll, RocknRoll, Rock and Roll, and RnR. The terms can be used interchangeably. For search engine compatibility, we often leave out the apostrophes. Rock’n’Roll (Australian Style) can sometimes be confused with American Jive, Pub Jive, European Jitterbug, and Ballroom Jive. There are similarities, but good old Rock’n’Roll is a fun, care free and not overly complicated approach to social dancing.