Lesson Date Change at Rookies

Saturday, October 14th line dance instructor, Trish Hughes, will be guest teaching! Trish is a talented and fun instructor! The line dance lesson will begin at 7pm (no swing or two-step lessons)

There will be no lessons at Rookies on Saturday, October 21st.  As always, there will be social dancing and a live band on both nights!

October 21st a few of us will be dancing and competing at the Paradise Dance Festival in Irvine California. It’s time for a road trip… come join us there!

 

Congratulations Students!

A wonderful time was had by all at the SouthBay Dance Fling this month!

Congratulations to my students, Jenifer, Stephanie, Eduardo and Brenda! They all danced fantastic and I’m proud of every one of them. Jenifer and Stephanie danced pro-am for the first time ever and did great! Brenda danced in her new division and did a great job! And Eduardo and Brenda danced couples for the first time and took first place in each of their dances!

Fantastic job everyone!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the next dance event!

Country, Line & Swing Dancing in Manteca!

Learn Night-Club Two Step!

Night-Club Two Step, West Coast Swing, Country Two-Step AND Line Dance!

Join us on the biggest dance floor in the Valley

Learn from a three time world champion !

Don’t miss Saturday’s at Rookies! Learn the most popular line dances AND learn Night Club Two Step, West Coast Swing & Country Two Step! 

Join Travis this Saturday for beginning Night Club Two Step lessons, then Country 2-step lessons followed by line dance lessons and dancing!

Night Club Two Step lessons start at 5:30; Country Two-Step lessons start at 6:15pm and Line Dance Lessons start at 7:00pm followed by open dancing & practice. Stay for the live band that starts at 8:30pm.

Social dancing is a little bit of everything! Join in for line dance, two-step, west coast swing, waltz, nightclub…and more!

Join us for food, drinks and lots of dancin’ We’ll see you there!
Rookies Bar & Grill
1251 East Yosemite Avenue
Manteca, CA 95336

 

Don’t forget – Saturday mornings are still UCWDC competition classes…take your dancing to a new level!

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Country, Line & Swing Dancing in Manteca!

West Coast Swing, Country Two-Step AND Line Dance Lessons

Join us on the biggest dance floor in the Valley!

Learn from three time world champion Travis AND multi-time world champion & owner of the renowned South Bay Dance Fling, Sue Cravalho!

Don’t miss Saturday’s at Rookies! Learn the most popular line dances AND learn West Coast Swing & Country Two Step from two world champions! 

Join Travis this Saturday for beginning West Coast Swing lessons, then Country 2-step lessons followed by line dance lessons and dancing!

West Coast Swing lessons start at 5:30; Country Two-Step lessons start at 6:00pm and Line Dance Lessons start at 7:00pm and the live band  starts at 8:30pm.

Social dancing is a little bit of everything! Join in for line dance, two-step, west coast swing, waltz, nightclub…and more!

Join us for food, drinks and lots of dancin’ We’ll see you there!
Rookies Bar & Grill
1251 East Yosemite Avenue
Manteca, CA 95336

 

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Busy Saturday for Dancin

Don’t forget this Saturday, March 4th is the first of the series to take your dancing to the next level! If you’ve ever thought of competing, this is the perfect way to give it a try!

Group lessons start at 9:30am and go until 11:30am

Then head back to Rookies for West Coast Swing lessons at 5:30pm, Country Two-Step at 6:15pm and Line Dance lessons at 7:00pm. Open dancing, both couples and line starts at 7:30 and the live band at 8:30.

Rookies is the place to be for dancers this Saturday!

Rookies Pub & Grill
1251 East Yosemite Ave
Manteca, CA 95335

 

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Exciting News for Dancers

Have you ever thought of dancing competitively? Of becoming a better social dancer? Couples or singles?

If so, Travis Wright and Sue Cravalho have good news for you.

The United Country Western Dance Council (UCWDC) will be hosting the UCWDC World Championships here in our own backyard next January in Burlingame, CA.

Because of this great opportunity, Sue and Travis are excited to announce a special Saturday morning dance class focusing on competitive dancing.

No Partner? No problem! You can dance in what is called Pro/Am (see our FAQ section for further explanations). Males (Leaders) will dance with Sue and ladies (Followers) will dance with Travis.

Have a partner that you really want to dance with? Great! The routines and techniques that they will be teaching will get you two ready to compete … together.

Sue and Travis will teach you choreographed dance routines, work with you on technique, styling and most of all having FUN! These classes will give you a strong understanding of the dances and help you gain confidence on and off the dance floor.

If you’ve ever wanted to step out of that comfort zone and stretch…this is it!

Classes are as follows:

Where:

Rookies Pub & Grill
1251 East Yosemite Ave
Manteca, CA 95335

When:
Saturdays, March 4th through March 25th

Time:
9:30am till 11:30am

Cost
$80 per student for the 4 week class

If you’re interested or have any questions, please contact Travis or Sue individually or through the website here and they will be happy to answer all of your questions

Keep Dancin’

 

 

Manteca Dancers

Hello Dancers,

As most of you already know. Rookies has made a change and only wants me to teach the dance lesson and leave. Rookies doesn’t want to pay me to Dj after lessons. Only play the house music and leave.

You all have made it VERY CLEAR that you all want to Dance after the lessons and Rookies doesn’t understand this. So….. After talking with a majority of you, I have decided to try a different approach this Wednesday. I will play the music from 8 – 10:30pm as normal so everybody can dance after the lesson. There will be a Donation Jar by the stage. If you would like to dance after the lessons, please make a donation to keep the dancing going. If this works, we will continue our Wednesday Night Dancing. If this doesn’t work, we may have to find a different Venue and I am not sure where we can find one around Manteca!

Pass on the word that we will be back to normal this Wednesday. Let’s show Rookies that they want us there as much as we want to be there!

We have made a small change to Saturday Night Lessons. The lessons will be as follows:

5:30 – 6:15 pm – Beg/Int West Coast Swing
6:15 – 7:00 pm – Beg/Int Country 2 Step
7:00 – 7:15 pm – Line Dance

7:15 – 8:30 pm – Open Dancing
8-30 – – Band Plays
I look forward to seeing you all out on the Dance Floor! Let’s keep the dancing going at Rookies!

Keep Dancin’

Travis

PS – Some of you have shown interest in dancing competitively. The UCWDC (United Country World Dance Council) will be having the World Dance Championship right here in our back yard! In San Francisco! So if you are interested in doing a Pro/Am (Where you will be dancing with Sue or Myself), please let us know! We have just over 10 months to get your ready. See us after the lessons on Saturday Night!

Dance Lesson Change in Manteca

Rookies has decided to make some changes for Wednesday and Saturday Nights. To continue to accommodate dancers, here is the plan:

Effective Wednesday January 25th, Rookies will require that a minimum purchase of $5.00 be made by the patrons who are planning to participate in any dance lesson. Once the minimum $5.00 purchase is made, you will receive a wristband that allows you to participate in the dance lessons.

Also in the changes, Rookies will turn on their regular GoCast music after the lesson for you to dance to. Travis will no longer be playing the music after the lessons.

Look forward to seeing you on the dance floor as you continue your dancing endeavors.

 

On our way to WORLDS!

From January 1st through 5th Travis will be at the UCWDC World Championships in Nashville, TN competing with his students in Pro-Am.

It’s hard to get more exciting than WORLDS! Last minute costume tweaks, packing, and the last of the practice sessions are in full swing getting ready. Wish everyone luck!

Travis will be back teaching at Rookies on Saturday, January 8th!

“There’s no place like Worlds”

Country New Years Eve Dancing in Manteca!

Come celebrate with us as we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in 2017.

Multi-world champion country dancer & owner of the renowned  South Bay Dance Fling, Sue Cravalho will be there for a guest teaching appearance and to celebrate with us!

Don’t miss Saturday’s at Rookies! Learn the most popular line dances AND learn West Coast Swing & Country Two Step from two world champions…all for free! 

Come celebrate with us and Join Travis this Saturday, Dec. 31st, for free beginning West Coast Swing lessons, then Country 2-step lessons followed by free line dance lessons and dancing!

West Coast Swing lessons start at 5:30; Country Two-Step lessons start at 6:00pm and Line Dance Lessons start at 7:00pm and the live band, “Michael Beck” starts at 8:30pm.

Social dancing is a little bit of everything! Join in for line dance, two-step, west coast swing, waltz, nightclub…and more!

Join us for food, drinks and lots of dancin’ We’ll see you there!
Rookies Bar & Grill
1251 East Yosemite Avenue
Manteca, CA 95336

 

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Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays to my wonderful extended dance family!

I won’t be teaching this weekend, December 24th and 25th and instead celebrating with family.

To everyone that supports DanceConnectionCa, my fantastic students, gifted teachers, and fellow dancers, I wish all of you a very happy Holiday and I hope that you have a relaxing weekend filled with joy!

– Travis

 

 

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Hot Country Night Dancing in Manteca

Join us this Saturday, December 17th, for line dance lessons followed by great social dancing to the band, “Gunpowder & Lace”ilovecountry

Line Dance Lessons start at 6:30pm and social dancing to the live band starts at 8:30pm.

Social dancing is a little bit of everything! Join in for line dance, two-step, west coast swing, waltz, nightclub…and more! Join us for food, drinks and lots of dancin’

We’ll see you there!

Rookies Bar & Grill
1251 East Yosemite Avenue
Manteca, CA 95336

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Hot Country Night Dancing in Manteca!

Special guest teaching appearance by multi world champion country dancer & owner of the renowned  South Bay Dance Fling, Sue Cravalho! 

Don’t miss Saturday’s at Rookies! Learn the most popular line dances AND learn Country Two Step from two world champions…all for free! 

Join Travis this Saturday, Dec. 10th, for free country 2-step lessons followed by free line dance lessons twostepand dancing.

Country Two-Step lessons start at 6pm and Line Dance Lessons start at 7:00pm and the live band starts at 8:30pm.

Social dancing is a little bit of everything! Join in for line dance, two-step, west coast swing, waltz, nightclub…and more!

Join us for food, drinks and lots of dancin’ We’ll see you there!
Rookies Bar & Grill
1251 East Yosemite Avenue
Manteca, CA 95336

 

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