Club Nights, Lessons & Info


Tuesdays 7pm - 9.15pm


Next Rock n Roll Lessons

Drifters Next Beginner lesson will commence on 9th August

Of cause they will still be at the Same great venu, Vardon school hall Cunningham Rd Hamilton.

$30 per person for the 5 week course,

The lessons start at 7.00pm please register on the first night by 6.45.


​Vardon School Hall,
Cunningham Road,
Te Rapa,
Ladies, flat soled shoes please

For Friendship fun & Rock n roll

Club History


Drifters Rock 'n' Roll Club was formed in 1989, and in 1993 we became an Incorporated Society. We have grown to around 200 members with ages ranging from 5 to 85 years old, which makes us one of the largest RnR clubs in the north island. We are a non-profit organization that promotes "friendship, fun, and learning to dance".

We are made up of junior members (5-18 yrs) and senior members (18+ years). Senior members can volunteer to be a part of the committee which runs the club, and / or be part of various sub­committees which organize specific events. Our committee is elected at our AGM which is held in November.

Each year we hold two major club events: our Birthday Hop in July and our Club Championships in August. Also, our members regularly dance in either the Junior National Championships held each Easter weekend,or the Senior National Championships held each Labour weekend. Drifters is an affiliated and active member club of the New Zealand Amateur Rock 'n' Roll Association Incorporated.

Both Junior and Senior club night is held every Tuesday, Jnrs form 6pm and Snrs from 7pm



Throughout the year we regularly hold lessons for both members and non-members. These are held for seniors from 7-8pm on a Tuesday night at a cost of $6 per lesson. Attending beginner lessons is essential to learn the basics of rock 'n' roll dancing, but after that there are Advanced Beginner, and Intermediate lessons where you can extend your knowledge of moves, floor work, co-ordination, and energy levels! You can also choose to stay for our Club Nights which are un­structured and sociable and run from 8-10pm every Tuesday night. More experienced members are encouraged to show a move part way through a Tuesday evening to distribute knowledge of moves to those who are not able to make it along to the lessons. This is kept brief so that members can continue to get up and have a dance.

For information about lesson dates please see any Committee Member.


What To Wear

Coming along to a Tuesday or a Friday club night is a casual occasion. Comfortable clothing that is easy to move around in is a good idea, and our only stipulation is that ladies are not to wear high heeled shoes please. These cause damage to the floor and can be very dangerous to wear when doing rock 'n' roll. Flat soled shoes only please.

When entering competitions dancers must wear formal rock 'n' roll attire, which for ladies includes a full circle skirt (or dress) with petticoat. Please discuss any dress queries with an experienced member. Drifters has a club uniform made up of our club colours, Red, Gold and Black. It is usually worn when attending large events such as a nationals competition. Members are not expected to purchase any uniform or formal attire, but they may choose to.

For information about clothing or merchandise please speak to the Property Officer.


Becoming A Member

If you choose to become a member you pay a membership fee which entitles you to come to club nights at Drifters and other clubs at a discounted price. Our senior members pay $3 to come to a club night instead of $6. Membership fees are due on 1st  April each year.

By becoming a member you agree to abide by our rules and constitution. You will be given a copy of the rules when you join and may request a copy of the constitution at any time.

Drifters puts out a newsletter 3-4 times a year which is distributed to members only as well as other regional clubs. All members are encouraged to write a story about any events they have been to for inclusion in the newsletter. The newsletter also includes committee contact details, a list of up-coming events, and anything information that the committee needs to notify the members of.

For information about membership please speak to

the Membership Officer.


Junior Club Nights

Junior nights are aslo held on a Tuesday evening from 6pm to 7pm for kids to learn rock 'n' roll and to enjoy the atmosphere of a rock 'n' roll event. We have a large junior membership with kids of all ages and ability levels. Again, more experienced junior members are encouraged to come along and teach a move to the other kids. Juniors must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times when attending any rock 'n' roll event including club nights, hops and competitions.

For information about junior nights please speak to the Junior Representative.