Cygnet Jazz Revue 2013

It is on again! The Cygnet Jazz Revue was a great day in a beautiful town last year, and we’re looking forward to it again this year! Come along to the Cygnet Town Hall on Sunday the 6th January. There’s a market in the morning, a swing dancing class at 3pm (taught by Kara and Michael) and the bands start at 3.30pm.

Speaking of bands… The Jazz Revue features:

  • Valda Marshall and The Heroes of Waterloo Orchestra, from Sydney
  • The Huon Valley Swing Band, and of course,
  • Cygnet’s own Jazz Under Ground Quintet, featuring Paul Martin (Reeds), and guest vocalist Nic Meredith.

Refreshments and homemade goodies available and it is a licensed event.

Adults: $12
Concession: $8
Families: $25
Gold coin donation for children under 16 y/o.

See you there!

Posted on January 2nd 2013 in FootNotes

Routine FEVER

November sees FootNotes get in to the spring fever of routine time. That’s right, in preparation for the end of year performance ball on December 8th (and the workshops with Shob and Andy over that weekend) Helen and Michael will be teaching our routine every Monday night at 8.30pm. Routines are a great way to learn some neat choreography that you can utilise in your social dancing.

Whilst our routines will always have a focus on socially lead/follow-able moves, Michael will team up with Kara at 7.30pm to teach you the ins and outs of all the moves in the routine so you can definitely nail them on the floor! You don’t _have_ to be learning the routine to come to this class… but why wouldn’t you?!

Beginners classes as always will be at 6.30pm with Relle and Graeme taking you through all the basics you can poke a stick at. Bring your friends! First class is free!

November classes at a glance:

Time Class Teachers Content
6.30 Foundations Graeme Relle 6-count / Charleston
7.30 Essentials Michael Kara Learn the Moves from the Routine
8.30 Specialty Michael Helen Learn the Routine!
Posted on November 5th 2012 in FootNotes

Discover Freemasonry

Ever wandered in to our venue and thought – what a cool building, I wonder what it is all about? Well, on Sunday the 21st October, Freemasons Tasmania are opening their doors and inviting you to “discover freemasonry”.

Details are:
The Freemasons Tasmania Open Day
Hobart Masonic Hall, 3 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart
Sunday 21st October 1-5pm
Afternoon Tea provided

We can pass on contact details if you’re interested in attending.

Posted on October 15th 2012 in FootNotes


WOW! October already!

FootNotes is gearing up to teach the end of year routine very very soon, but first we wanted you all to get some GREAT social dancing practice. The classes for this month are:

Time Class Teachers Content
6.30 Foundations Bryce Relle* 8-count/Teacher’s Choice.
7.30 Essentials Graeme Relle* Combining your 6-count, Charleston and Swingouts.
8.30 Specialty Michael Helen Dance yourself solo!
*Week 1 taught by Kara

Also, October has FIVE Monday nights – and that means PARTY NIGHT! Come along to the Masonic Hall (3 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart) for a superb partner-dance class taught by Kara and Bryce and then stay and dance for the rest of the evening! The theme for this party night is Halloween – so get your spook on!

Another awesome event on in October, is Sweet Sweet Blues! On this weekend, upstairs at The Republic Bar from 7.30pm. $5 entry gets you sweet, sweet dancing to great music DJ’d by Kara, Graeme and Tim.

Posted on October 9th 2012 in FootNotes

Hot August Jazz Awesomeness

WOW! How good was Hot August Jazz yesterday?!?! We figuratively danced our socks off to some pretty awesome bands from all over Tas. We’re so lucky to have so many jazz bands here in Tas, especially Hobart – I don’t know of any other place like it! AND the most amazing part is that Hot August Jazz is free…. The Hobart Jazz Club is run by volunteers and they put on this day all for the love of the music!

We started the day at the Crescent Hotel listening to the smooth sounds of the Ian Pearce Quartet. Then headed to the Uniting Church Hall to listen to Launnie swing teacher Tom singing some cruisey tunes with the St Joe’s Big Band (led by the awesome Fi – another Launnie dancer). We headed from there to Raincheck and the Alley Cat for some more divine jazz. We finished the night off by dancing crazily to the many many awesome bands at the Republic Bar. By the time the Cake Walking Babies had rounded out their crazy fast set, we were pretty pooped and called it a night. Much to the disappointment of one lovely couple in the crowd. ;)

We loved sharing this awesome dance with jazz lovers of all ages! If you saw us and want to come and learn how to lindy hop, “swing” on by the Masonic Lodge any Monday night from 6.30pm – your first class is FREE!!

Posted on August 27th 2012 in FootNotes