Gympie Rock On Social Group members (from left) Paul Morgan, Tim and Dianne Dann, Ian and Julie Calvert, Julie Jeffery, Rosalie Morgan, Scott Jeffery, Daryl Quirey, Shirley Quirey, Janelle and Graeme Pearce at the Spotted Ball.
Gympie Rock On Social Group members (from left) Paul Morgan, Tim and Dianne Dann, Ian and Julie Calvert, Julie Jeffery, Rosalie Morgan, Scott Jeffery, Daryl Quirey, Shirley Quirey, Janelle and Graeme Pearce at the Spotted Ball. Contributed

Gympie Rock On Social Group

IT was a case of “We like that old time rock ‘n’ roll” when a large contingent of the Gympie Rock On Social Group travelled to Maryborough recently.

More than 320 dancers rocked the night away at the social group’s annual rock ‘n’ roll ball in the Maryborough City Hall. Dancers travelled from the Gold Coast, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg and Brisbane to attend this year’s “spotted ball”.

It was a parade of spotted dresses and skirts, colourful ruffled petticoats, shirts and ties.

Forty members of the Gold Coast’s TT Rockers arrived in style – ladies wearing identical yellow spotted skirts, while the men wore matching vests.

The ball was a prelude to one of Australia’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll festivals, Wintersun, held at the Gold Coast last weekend, at which members of the Gympie Rock On Social Group had a fantastic time.

Old cars lined both sides of the streets as well as the car parks and parklands adjacent to the main street and esplanade.

Crowds were entertained by live bands, Elvis impersonators and ‘bodgies’ and ‘widgies’ dancing in the streets.

Gympie Rock On dance instructors John and Beris Thomae conducted workshops.

They will pass on new dance steps to students at their weekly classes held at the Albert Bowls Club, Bruce Highway every Tuesday from 7pm.

Contact Beris on 4194 2220 or 0428 428 878 for more information.

Gympie Times


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