DANCING WEEKEND: Fran Switzer, Kerri King and Claire-Marie Pepper at Waterhole Rocks in Nanango on October 20.
DANCING WEEKEND: Fran Switzer, Kerri King and Claire-Marie Pepper at Waterhole Rocks in Nanango on October 20. Jessica McGrath

Get ready for a weekend of rock 'n' roll dancing

THIS weekend is the long awaited rock 'n' roll nationally renowned Waterhole Rocks event.

The Nanango Showgrounds will be a sea of rockabilly style, memorabilia, music, and dancing for the eighth year in a row.

Taking place from Thursday to Sunday, October 17-20, and for only $45, visitors have the chance to experience four days of vintage rock 'n' roll fun.

Waterhole Rocks committee member Sue Osberg said everyone was excited for the event.

"There's been a bit of a lead up and it's just all been so exciting,” she said.

"We've got people coming from all over Australia and a lot of first timers too.

"I'd really want to encourage first timers to not worry too much about what others think and to jump in and give everything a go.”

For those itching for a dance there will be a 220sqm wooden dance floor, specially made just for this event.

Ms Oberg said she's heard it was one of the best.

"Last year we had a national dance champion attend,” she said.

"And he said it was the best dance floor he's ever danced on.”

The performers include bands such as Gympie's Rock 'n' Roll Boys, Murgon's Muddy Flats, Jeff Hancock, and many more.

The fashion parade will begin on Saturday at 5pm, and will mostly be inspired by vintage fashion from the late 50s and 60s.

There will be a trophy for best dressed, and so far there are over 40 entrants.

Ms Osberg said the environment was not a judgemental one.

"No one's going to be looking at the dance-floor going 'gee they're no good',” she said.

"We're running free dance lessons and you only need one to pick up a few moves.

"My tips for first timers are to make sure you have your dancing shoes and dresses ready. Make sure your shoes are comfy and will move across the dance floor well.

"If you've got all of that and have a dance lesson under your belt then you'll be right.”

The dancing will go until 11pm Friday and Saturday night.