Nostalgia hits Claremont with rock ‘N’ roll party

CLAREMONT retirement community Aveo Derwent Waters was transported back in time as locals dusted off their blue suede shoes and frocked up for a night of rock ‘n’ roll at the ‘Aveo Rocks’ event.

Attendees were encouraged to reminisce on past good times and dress up in their best  rock outfits while shaking it to their favourite 50s and 60s hits performed live by Hobart band The Breed.

Along with enjoying a fun night of entertainment, attendees were also in the running for best dressed and best dancer.

Pamela Wood won best dressed, while Heinz and Thea Furst’s rockin’ moves impressed the judges in the dance competition.

Derwent Waters resident and event attendee Barbara Robinson said Aveo Rocks brought the Derwent Waters community together.

“It was an absolute delight – the music was so spirit lifting and you couldn’t help but smile,” she said.

Rock ‘n’ roll dancers from a Hobart club demonstrated to guests how to dance.

“Not only did I know the tunes, but I knew the words to many of the numbers they played,” Ms Robinson said.

“Many of the residents and guests were dancing because it was really toe-tapping music.”

The event gave locals in the area the chance to witness what Derwent Waters had to offer, meet residents and staff, and tour the vibrant community.

The Aveo Rocks event is held at 26 communities across Australia throughout March and April.

Caption: Heinz and Thea Furst were the winners of the dance competition at Aveo Derwent Waters’ annual Aveo Rocks event.