Introduction to Round Dancing

Intro #5 – 2023


Our next Introduction to Round Dancing will be held on

Friday 3rd February 2023

6.30pm – 7.30pm


Boronia Progress Hall

Boronia Road, Boronia.

(Across the road from Subway, near the corner of Dorset Road.)


Parking available at the rear of the hall in the Library carpark off Park Crescent.



Please phone or text David on 0419 337 311 by Friday 27 January.


Smart casual dress.  Smooth soled shoes are recommended.  Refreshments provided.  Beginners lessons commence Friday 10 February.

Intro #4 – 2022


Round Dancing is cued social ballroom dancing and is the easiest way to learn to dance.  You will be taught basic Rumba steps and by the end of the class you will be dancing round the room.  In addition to the teachers, experienced round dancers will be present to assist you.  Come alone or come with friends for an evening of fun.


Date:        Friday 1 July 2022

Time:        6.30pm – 7.30pm

Location:  Boronia Progress Hall, 134 Boronia Road, Boronia (near the corner of Dorset Road).

                 Parking available at the rear of the hall in the Library carpark off Park Crescent.


Bookings essential:  Contact David on 0419 337 311 by Friday 24 June.


Additional information:  Smart casual dress.  Smooth soled shoes are recommended.  Refreshments provided.  Masks recommended.


Intro #3 – 2021


     Seniors Love Round Dancing


Judging by the number of dancers that took part in the Panda Rounds Introduction to Round Dancing on Friday 21st May at the Boronia Progress Hall, this activity is very popular amongst seniors in Knox.  It was an Over 55s Zest4Life free event supported by the Knox Council.  Fortunately Covid-19 restrictions were lifted just in time so 75 people were allowed in the hall and the kitchen was open for the refreshment break.  And we didn’t have to wear masks!


Round Dancing is cued ballroom dancing.  It is the easiest way to learn to dance because you are told what steps to take.  You get physical and mental exercise and get to hold a partner as you dance round the room to some great music.


We were taught a few basic Rumba steps by the teacher, Alison, and everyone was dancing to music within an hour.  After the break a couple of new figures were taught, then the lessons stopped and we all began rumba-ing round the room!  The evening concluded with regular Panda Rounds members dancing to different rhythms, such as Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha and Two-Step.  It was beautiful to watch.


Alison offered us a 6-week Beginners Class every Friday to learn Rumba and Waltz.  The majority said “Yes, please” and will be returning to the hall the following week.  Some are even bringing their friends.  One couple commented as they registered for the 6 classes, “We had never heard of Round Dancing before.  How long has this been going on?  What fun!  See you next week.”




                                                            Knox Over 55s Zest4Life / Panda Rounds  Introduction to Round Dancing  May 2021

Intro #2 – 2019






The Panda Rounds Round Dance Club held a Knox Over 55s Zest4Life Introduction to Round Dancing” event on Saturday afternoon 4th May 2019 in the Boronia Progress Hall.  Over 70 people came along to find out what Round Dancing is all about.  It is cued ballroom dancing and teacher, Alison, taught us some basic Rumba steps.  Within an hour we were all dancing round the hall to music.  We had done our first Rumba round dance!


After the break she showed us a few more steps and we soon felt like experts. We finished with a couple of dances that included all the moves we had been taught. What an enjoyable afternoon it was.  One dancer was overheard as she was leaving, “Wow!  That was such fun.  I’m coming back for more.”  Alison was assisted by her partner, Phil, and Panda Rounds experienced dancers, David, Glenys, Yvonne, Mounir, Dale, John and Jane.


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Intro #1 – 2018



The first Introduction to Round Dancing event on 12th May 2018 was hugely successful with over 70 people squeezing into the Boronia Hall. It was promoted as a Knox Over 55s Zest4Life event.  A 6-week Rumba and Waltz beginner’s class followed and the dancers agreed to continue dancing on a regular basis. Panda Rounds Round Dance Club was formed and it began on Friday 13th July 2018.