IN April of this year a group of Ararat people interested in rock 'n' roll dancing met with the aim of reviving the Ararat Jailhouse Rock 'n' Roll Dance Club.
At that meeting it was decided the group would run a fortnightly social dance night at the Ararat Senior Citizens building.
The driving force behind this revival has been two long time supporters of rock 'n' roll in Ararat, the club's newly elected president Gary Jenkins and club member Darryl Turner.
As well as the fortnightly social dance nights, since re-forming the club members have travelled to a general dance night at Ampitheatre along with rock 'n' roll dance nights at Lexton, Hamilton, Ballarat and Horsham.
There has been a great amount of support and encouragement from established Rock 'n' Roll clubs in outlying regional areas and they have made Ararat's rock 'n' rollers very welcome at their dances.
In order to assess if there would be community interest in this venture, the club ran a basic course of rock 'n' roll dance moves at their fortnightly social dance nights.
As support to date has been very good the club will continue to hold further basic dance classes for anyone interested in learning how to rock 'n' roll.
The club is looking forward to a bright future and they would like to extend a warm invitation to any interested residents in Ararat and surrounding areas to come along and join in the fun at their social dance nights.
More information on the club and its activities can be obtained by calling Christine on 0419 345 414 or Pauline on 0427 523 414.