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Saturday at The Mechanics Hall

It would not be a Festival without Workshops. So we have lined up some of our fantastic local Instructors from the Gippsland area. 

Cheryl & Wayne

from Mexican F.I.F.O. Rockers

Andrew & Alicia

from S'CoolHouse Rock & Swing


Rein & Anne

from Hooked On Rock

No bookings necessary, simply turn up & join in the fun.

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1 - 9:30am

Cheryl & Wayne

Yes it's an early start, but you're guaranteed that Cheryl & Wayne will bring some fun to your Saturday morning! 

Plus...  We will have the coffee on!

These guys started teaching in 2008 with the Foster Rockers until 2011, moving to NSW in 2013. They've done guest teaching with Shoalhaven & Bomaderry RnR Groups.


They returned to Victoria in 2015,

taught a term at Latrobe Rockers

& then they started the

Mexican F.I.F.O. Rockers. 

Maybe you caught one of their

workshops in Merrimbula?

If not come & say good morning

& start your day with some fun!

2 - 11:00am


Andrew & Alicia

Andrew has been dancing for 23 years and teaching now for over 15, together now with Alicia they have been teaching and competing very successfully together for 5 years. With countless competition titles that span from regional competitions to state and national titles they specialise in the technique and fundamentals

of Rock ‘n’ Roll dancing. They are looking

forward to sharing their knowledge and

expertise with you all!

3 - 12.30pm


Hooked On Rock is run by Anne and Rein Hermens in Traralgon. Anne has been teaching Rock and Roll, for 27 years, and Rein for about 21 years. Anne was lucky enough to have been made a VRRDA R ‘n’ R Hall of Famer. Together have taught in Traralgon, but have also in many of the outlying little hamlets around the Latrobe Valley.

Rein & Anne

They were fortunate enough to have been asked to teach at Cooly Rocks On, a few times. Rein and Anne teach 4-step R ‘n’ R, Cha-cha-cha, Swing, Lindy, line and partner dancing. They have run many dances, demonstrations and workshops. You will enjoy their line/partner dance workshop!

Not only do we have Dance Workshops, we also have Hair & Makeup ones happening in the afternoon as well. 

Bring along your hair tools, curlers, straighteners, flowers, wraps, clips & hairspray, along with your makeup brushes, foundation, eyeshadows, eyeliner, mascara, blush & of course your favourite lippy & learn some easy tips & tricks with

Renae & Heatha to complete your look.

Hair Workshop 

With Renae

Do you struggle to get your pin curls to roll properly, or wonder how to get that quiff to stay up all day/night? Maybe you've always wanted to attempt a victory roll, but just not sure where to start?!

Then our Hair Workshop, might be just what you need!!

Whether it's a Rockabilly or a Vintage look you're going for, Renae is excited to share with you some easy tips & tricks to help you complete your look.


Being a Loctician (specialising in dreadlocks) & a qualified hairdresser in the industry for over 17 years, Renae definitely has a trick or two up her sleeve! 


With Heatha

Or Heff as most of us know her, is a mumma of 4, with 1 beautiful grandson.

Her passion for all things Rockabilly & Pinup started back in the early 2000’s, with her specialty being in Rockabilly, Pinup, Theatre & Photography Makeup. 

She has done many Pinup Shoots, including running her own Pinup Workshops a few years ago.

Heff competed in Miss Ink 2016, coming 2nd in Victoria, which is pretty amazing!


And although she's been in & out of the beauty industry for 15 years now & the Rockabilly & Pinup scene for awhile, due to Covid & Babies, she's really looking forward to coming & helping you to achieve your ideal look, with some easy makeup tips & tricks!

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