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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Rock Around The Clock

Sugar City Rock n Rollers Mackay is a club that has been promoting rock and roll dancing throughout the community since 1995.

The club meets weekly on a Wednesday evening for a social dance for all ages and all abilities.

“We have a bit of teaching between 7 and 8 and then from 8 to about 9:30 it’s really just a social dance and somewhere for people to practise what they’ve just learnt,” said President Colin McPherson.

“It’s four step rock and roll.

“If someone like me can do it, there’s plenty of other people who can do it, and it’s really just a fun thing to do.

“You’ll always see rock and roll dancers on the dance floor with a big smile on their face.”

The club also holds two social dances a month at Goosies, other dances throughout the year and frequently perform throughout the community including at Global Grooves and Mackay Festival of Arts.

Although it focuses on the promotion of rock and roll dance and music, there is a large social component to the club including weekends away.  

The next of these events will be held at Conway Beach Caravan Park, with the main dance on the evening of Saturday, May 27, attracting dancers and travellers from around the state.

Sugar City Rock n Rollers Mackay welcomes new members of all ages to their social Wednesday dances for a night of fun, fitness, and music.

“Once you get to learn the steps and go every week, it’s just an enjoyable activity,” Mr McPherson said.

To find out more, find Sugar City Rock and Roll Mackay Inc on Facebook.

Sugar City Rock n Rollers Mackay meet weekly of a Wednesday evening and hold many social events throughout the year. Photo supplied

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