Take a turn back in time at beginner rockabilly classes

ROCKING: Quin Raymond is itching to get back to rock 'n' roll dance classes this term.
ROCKING: Quin Raymond is itching to get back to rock 'n' roll dance classes this term. ALLEN WINTER

DANCE step back in time and learn how to twist and shout like a rockabilly rebel over the coming weeks.

Dancers, like Gladstone 12-year-old Quin Raymond, will do the twist and a whole lot more at the Just Rock Gladstone beginner rockabilly classes which kick off on May

Quin, 12, has been in the club for six months, her mother, and fellow club member, Kim Ambros said dancing was now a family affair.

"Because of her (Quinn) joining I've joined and so has her stepfather, David," Ms Ambros said.

"She likes the dancing, she likes the dresses, the fashion, the music and she likes the people at the club because they're really helpful.

"She would love to do rock and roll and rockabilly one day."

With more than 100 members in the club, Ms Ambrose said there was a lot of friendships and helping hands.

Ms Ambrose said there was a difference between rock and roll and rockabilly.

"Rockabilly is an eight step dance - it's very quick, very fast and there's lots of turning," she said.

"It's fantastic to watch.

"Rock and roll is more of a slow beat the men don't do as much turning as they do in rockabilly."

The dance classes will continue to June 17.

The dances will be held at the Gladstone Bowls Club in Ferris Street and start at 7pm.

Dancers should wear smooth soled shoes or bring thick socks to dance in.



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