Gallery: Foxyrock rock ‘n’ roll club in Kesgrave is a step back in time

Kesgrave Social Club was alive with the sound of Rock n Roll as the Foxyrock Hop took place on Sunda

Kesgrave Social Club was alive with the sound of Rock n Roll as the Foxyrock Hop took place on Sunday night. - Credit: Archant

A dance class in Kesgrave has taken a step back in time with a 1950s themed rock ‘n’ roll dance evening.

Retired housing officer Sharon Wentworth, 67, runs the fortnightly Foxyrock Rock ‘n’ Roll Club with DJ ‘Crazy Nadge’, which sees members twisting, jiving and rocking around the clock in authentic vintage outfits to some of the era’s classic songs.

The class has attracted enthusiastic dancers aged from 18 to 80 in what has become a popular fixture at Kesgrave Social Club.

Ms Wentworth said: “It has really taken off because we just have a giggle and a laugh, and it is much less formal than ballroom. People have all got their own style.”

The first 45 minutes is dedicated to teaching steps to beginners and improvers before dancers get to put the moves into practice as they dance the night away.

Ms Wentworth started the club near Manningtree before subsequent classes were launched in Norwich and Kesgrave.

But the pair have stressed it is as much a social event as a dance.

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Foxyrock member Lucy Grimley, said: “It’s really good fun, and it is the only rock ‘n’ roll club in Suffolk. Everyone is really friendly, and when we dress up it is like taking a step back in time.”

The next session is on Sunday, February 1 from 7.30pm to 10.30pm at Kesgrave Social Club, Edmonton Road.