MEDALS NIGHT

Medals Night II coming Wednesday 1st November to Gosford Hall
Corner Albany Street North & Henry Wheeler Place, Gosford (see link below)

All students welcomed, all levels from Bronze to Gold Star.
It’s for everyone of all ages and a great way to see your achievements along the way of learning.  If you are a beginner or intermediate level dancer and never done your Bronze level medal come and see me at class or speak to some of our past medallists as seen above to find out about the experience. Also suitable for competitive dancers.
Presentations of Reports and Medals will be handed out on the night.

Spectators are welcomed to come along and cheer the dancers on for a fee of $5 at the door on the night.
There will be some social dancing on the night so bring your dance shoes along.

Nomination Forms may be requested by email bluesuedes@hotmail.com
M
edal Fees $35 per medal per person

Please note nomination forms to be in by no later than Wednesday 8 October.

Check link for details of address Map

10 tip to for Beginners

  1. Find the dance style you like and give it a go for a month
  2. If you have never danced before learn one style at a time
  3. Dress in comfy clothes and wear comfy shoes
  4. Don’t wear or buy new dance shoes for your first lesson
  5. Rotate in class and see how you go with different partners
  6. Go out social dancing to improve your moves and skills
  7. Throw away the excuse book and just do it!
  8. Dance to your capability and level and don’t compare yourself to others
  9. Do bring bottle water, a hand towel, deodorant and spare Tee
  10. Dance like no one is watching!
Beyond 10 – And just cos I can … wear something yellow 😉

HELLO SPRING!!

To all our newbies who are visiting our page for the first time please take some time to look through our website and facebook pages and familiarise yourself with our dance studio.

Where to Learn? – Lessons page is updated every week so please do check for any last minute changes. For quick updates you may also visit our Facebook Page Link here

NSW State Titles Re cap
Congratulations to all competitors and officials for a successful 2017 NSW State Titles Championship. It was the most pleasurable and fun championship I’ve had to organize since its conception in 2010. We had a fantastic team behind the scenes to which I am very appreciative of.
Thank you to all the support from our sponsors, officials, family, friends, dance studios and spectators. We have secured Saturday 11 August 2018 for our next championship.
All results and photos can be found on the Facebook link here

NEW SPRING Course Dates – Bring your friends –
Absolute BEGINNERS welcomed buy your first lesson and receive a FREE Lesson
Emu Plains & Camden Mon 28 August
Concord  Wed 30 August
Gallipoli Legions Club Mon 4 September
Club Toukley Tues 5 September
Gosford Wed 6 September
Please visit Lessons page for full timetable here

Students Christmas Routine
Our popular students routine is back for our Christmas Party.
Please check with all venues to register your interest.
The following venues will start a 4 week course on the following dates:
-Plumpton will begin Thursday 7 September at 8pm.
-Gallipolli Legions Club Monday 4 September at 8pm
-Club Toukley Tuesday 5 September 8pm
-Gosford Wednesday 6 September 8pm

End of Year Christmas Party Story Book Theme
Get ready for this year’s end of year Christmas Party. Save the date Friday 8 December at Parramatta RSL with THE LINCOLNS from South Australia and home grown Hellcat III with Dj Vinnie.  There will also be our popular student participation routine!
All welcomed ! family friendly.
This is an event not to be missed. Our theme is Story Book.
Tickets are now available the first 60 tickets have been sold in 3 days.
Purchase your tickets from the link here or book by emailing us and arrange to pick up at class.

One of a Kind Clothing
Chromefest is fast approaching and we are now collecting consignment. If you have any vintage or preloved Rockabilly ladies or mens clothing please email me. We have decreased our range and will not be accepting preloved shoes, jewellery, hats or handbags.
Visit our page here

Wanna Dance Scholarship
Announcing the candidate for Wanna Dance Scholarship kindly donated by Argyle Estates Business Brokers
Katara Lakehurst-Piek
Pictured here at the NSW State Titles

Friday Night Bop

Friday 27 October at The Entrance Leagues Club join us with Hellcat III.
We have 30 tickets remaining. Please note this is a seated event and there is a bistro available and ample car parking.
Tickets $15 and may be purchased at this link or book to pick up at class.
For more details visit our page here

Medal Examination
Our second medal examination night will be held at Gosford Hall Corner of Albany Street North & Henry Wheeler Place, Gosford on Wednesday 1st November at 7pm.

Please email us for the nomination form. Medals Fee for BSS students and All Shook Up Students is $35 per medal.
Spectactors welcomed for a small $5 fee.

Emu Plains Venue
Just a quick mention to note:
The school has advised to please note that Smoking is prohibited in the grounds of the school and in all government premises.

Saying

Courtesy Call

Please pick up the phone and give us a call, email or text if you are unable to attend class.
If you have booked a private lesson and cancel on the day of the lesson a cancellation fee of $33 is charged and is payable.
Unfortunately we need to pass on the overhead costs.

Winter Update

Welcome to our Brief Winter Update.  The next newsletter will be ready for Spring first week in September.
Everyone and great to see everyone back at class after our long break.
Firstly we would like to thank all the teachers and staff who filled in for us while we were away. The feedback has been great and I really appreciate you stepping in.


For anyone who has joined us since June please take some time to look through our
website and facebook pages and familiarise yourself with our dance studio. Come meet our crazy zany team at any one of our locations.

Where to Learn? – Lessons page is updated every week so please do check for any last minute changes. For quick updates you may also visit our Facebook Page. Link here

End of Year Christmas Party Fairy Tale Theme
Get ready for this year’s end of year Christmas Part. Save the date Friday 8 December at Parramatta RSL with THE LINCOLNS from South Australia.
bash. This is an event not to be missed. Our theme is Story Book Fairy Tales.
Tickets will be available from 18 August.

007 Christmas in July
Thank you to everyone who supported this years Christmas in July Coast Shelter
Fundraiser and awareness. As always it was wonderful to see so many students from all our locations. Thank you for your donations and contributions to Coast Shelter.
Great to see guests from Melbourne, Townsville, Port Macquarie , Blue Mountains and
Newcastle.
For all our photo albums please visit these links just click on the album
Album 1 
Album 2
Album 3
A special thanks to Connie & Greg Turner for volunteering and delivering all the donations.
Receipts for cash donations in envelopes will be sent directly to me and I will distribute them amongst you.
It was one of our best events and ran so smoothly behind the scenes. What a terrific
performance by the Felines, Hellcat III and Jive Bombers and our resident Dj Goldfinger.
Thank you to all who participated in the Shim Sham at our 007 Bond Event in memory of Jenny Constenoble it was a massive effort by all studios who were part of learning the Shim Sham during the month of May and special for all her dear friends.

NSW State Titles
Entries for the NSW State Titles have been overwhelming and we are so happy to see so many newcomers. This year we are happy to welcome competitors coming from
Melbourne, Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales. We have approximately 90 competitors with 6 teams competing and over 40 entrants for the JacknJill event.
Don’t forget skip the queues and purchase your spectator tickets online. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Please note we are not accepting late entries on the day this will allow everyone to have more social dancing and free up the officials. We wish all the competitors the best.
Spectactor Tickets are available now online at this link

NEW Course Dates – Bring your friends – complete BEGINNERS courses starting:-
Emu Plains & Camden Mon 28 August
Concord Wed 30 August
Plumpton Thurs 31 August
Gallipolli Legions Club Mon 4 September
Club Toukley Tues 5 September
Gosford Wed 30 August
Please visit Lessons page for full timetable

The Gig Guide is back every Wednesday. Check our Website or Facebook page for what’s around the dance floor.

SayingIf you see it in your mind you can hold it in your hand – Matt Haigh

Courtesy Call
Please pick up the phone and give us a call, email or text if you are unable to attend class.
If you have booked a private lesson and cancel on the day of the lesson a cancellation fee of $33 is charged and is payable.
Unfortunately we need to pass on the overhead costs for hiring the space.

See you on the dance floor!
Anna & Justin

Half Yearly News

Half Yearly News

Welcome on board to all our new students who have joined us since our last news update.

There will be some interruptions this month to some of our classes so please take note of your venue dates below and please follow us on Facebook for all our daily updates.

Is this your first time at BSS Dance? Please take some time to look through our website and facebook pages and familiarise yourself with our dance studio. Where to Learn? – Lessons page is updated every week so please do check for any last minute changes. For quick updates you may also visit our Facebook Page. Link here

In memoriam
It has been a very sad week when we learned the passing of Jenny Costenoble. Jenny was a regular at Plumpton Neighbourhood Centre and I had the pleasure to get to know her through the RocknRoll Class and this year through the Swing Class. Always smiling and a genuinely, beautiful lady. She loved her dancing and dance family and introduced us to some wonderful people. Our condolences to the family and Alex. Her smile and light will definitely be missed. Also a special Thank you to those who came along to the Shim Sham last Thursday. These photos were taken at our recent Prom Night. RIP

What’s New??
We have been approached by Club Toukley to teach in their auditorium on a Tuesday night and we have taken up their offer.

The Club has a history with RocknRoll dancing and we look forward to working in with them to bring dancing back to this great venue.

We will be bringing back the childrens classes at 6.15pm and continue with the same schedule RocknRoll/Rockabilly 7pm and Swing at 8pm. We do hope you support the move as it is a very rare occasion that a club approaches a dance school.

Disruption to Classes
We apologise for any inconvenience caused to the disruptions of classes in the next few weeks. Please read dates below carefully to see when we are open.
Here are the dates we will be open.
Concord Wed 7 & 14 June class as normal
Gosford Wed 14 through to 28 June Intermediate rocknroll class only
Plumpton Thurs 15 and 22 June Intermediate rocknroll class only
Gallipolli Mon 17 and 26 June All levels Rockabilly only
Emu Plains & Camden back on Monday 3 July
Please visit Lessons pages for all updates here

007 Christmas in July
We still have 3 tables left so if you haven’t got your tickets get in now and join us for a double header with the fabulous Jive Bombers and rocking Hellcat III. Our popular resident Dj Vinnie will be playing your favourite tunes and a performance by the Sydney Swing Katz.

We will also have a student participation for the Shim Sham in memory of Jenny Costenoble. So brush up your shim sham between now and then.
Central Coast Leagues Club Parkview Room
Collecting for Coast Shelter – any non perishable goods, clothing, toiletries, toys, Manchester etc please bring along on the night and place in boxes provided.
Sat 29 July 7pm Tickets $25 Purchase tickets online here

NSW State Titles
Quick reminder entries for the NSW State Titles close 15 July. Please note after this date all late enries will incur a late fee of $15 per event. Entries may be emailed to nswstatetitles@outlook.com
Spectactor Tickets are available now online at this link

Reminder to those who have perpetual trophies to please return them prior to the competition day or please contact me to make other arrangements.
Sat 12 August Parramatta RSL
For full details Please check link

Shout out !
Moving 4 Health – Looking for a physio?? We can highly recommend Liz Stride for the job. Like her on facebook message and give her a call to book your next appointment. Specialising in exercise physiology, prevention and management of chronic disease and injuries. A dancers best friend!

Please visit our Staff Page for Bio on Lizzy Stride here
Lizzy Stride Tel 0432 864 279 Facebook page link

Swing Katz Workshop #2 & Medals Night – Due to the success of the Central Coast Swing Katz Workshop and Medals Night we are pleased to announce that both these events will be coming later in the year. We are looking towards November. Details coming soon. Please email me your interest.

Congratulations to our medalists! Tony & Jannette Rock, Tammy Kajewski, Ben Rowe, Abigail Aber, Jody Renshaw and Serah Williams.

NEW Course Dates for JULY– Bring your friends – complete BEGINNERS
Emu Plains & Camden Monday 3 July
Concord Wednesday  5 July
Club Toukley Tuesday 25 July NEW VENUE replacing Toowoon Bay
Gosford Wednesday 19 July
First timers first lesson free
Please visit Lessons page for full timetable

End of Year Christmas Party Fairy Tale Theme
We are so excited to announce THE LINCOLNS from South Australia as our band for this years End of Year Christmas bash. This is an event not to be missed. Our theme is Fairy Tales.  So start preparing your outfits. More details to come.
Friday 8 December Parramatta RSL

Saying
If you see it in your mind you can hold it in your hand – Matt Haigh

From the Team at Blue Suede Shoes Dance

MAY is Frankie Month


A BIG WELCOME
to all the new students who have joined us since our last news update.
Jump onto our website at your leisure and get familiar with the site.
We post our News bi-monthly May -July –Sept- Nov.
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for all your daily class and events update.
Like our Page here

Is this your first time at BSS Dance? The Gig Guide is updated every Wednesday and all previous Newsletters are kept in the archives and can be read at your leisure.
Where to Learn? – Lessons page is updated every week so please do check for any last minute changes. For quick updates you may also visit our Facebook Page.

We have a jam packed Edition this month.  So please sit back grab a cuppa and diary and read on!!!!
THIS EDITION
NEW VENUE FOR MAYFIELD WEST STUDENTS
SOLD OUT EVENTS – KATZ WORKSHOP, SI CRANSTON
NEW COURSES – MAY IS FRANKIE MONTH
MEDALS – WEDNESDAY 24 MAY TELARAH BOWLING CLUB

INTRODUCING OUR NEW TEAM MEMBERS
Introducing Kristal Forestieri who is no stranger to Blue Suede Shoes Dance School. Kristal came to us at the age of 11 to our Blacktown Studio and was there from the
beginning when Frankie Manning visited Australia. Kristal’s strengths lie in the competition and performance area. Having assisted in teaching with me personally in Sydney I am thrilled to have her part of our team. Kristal has won many dance championships and is strong in all styles Lindy Hop, Slow Swing, RocknRoll and Rockabilly. Krystal is literally a breath of fresh air and has a wonderful disposition and warmth that I’m confident everyone will fall in love with as we all have.

Secondly welcoming Ben Row to our team. Ben has been a familiar face at Blue Suede Shoes over the last 2 years in our Newcastle and Central Coast area. Right from the word go Ben has been an ambassador for our dance studio, infact he is a walking advertisement. He is passionate and enthusiastic and willing to learn and help whenever the occasion
arises. His strength is Rockabilly and RocknRoll and he has a love for Swing dancing which in the last 12 months has become a big part of his curriculum. Ben has a terrific attitude to life and is friendly and welcoming to all our students. An asset to our team.

KATZ WORKSHOP SOLD OUT!!
Thank you to everyone for your overwhelming response we exceed our limit and everyones co-operation with the upfront payment has made registrations efficient and easy for Sunday.  Just pop in 11.45am bring your shoes, hand towel, deodorant, etc.
There is a water cooler at the hall, off street car parking available.

What’s happening in May
Fri 5 Gallipoli Legions Club Hellcat III $15 at the door
9 May Mayfield West classes move to Gallipoli Legions Club
Sat 13 1950s Prom Dance Telarah Bowling Club Mescalero with Mavis and DJ
Sat 20 Magoo Charity RocknRoll Night Long Jetty Hall 7pm
Sat 21 Blast from the Past Toronto Foreshore
Wed 24 Telarah Bowling Club – Medals Night at 8.15pm $35 medal fee – entries close 11 May please send your form with payment by then. PLEASE NOTE there will be no classes at Gosford on Wed 24 May.
Sat 27 West Leagues Tamworth Grizzy & Yvonne Wedding
Central Coast, Newcastle and Plumpton Swing Classes will have a Frankie Flavour

007 BOND CHRISTMAS IN JULY/COAST SHELTER
Have you got your tickets?
Double Header Jive Bombers & Hellcat III at Central Coast Leagues Club Gosford
Sat 29 July 7pm start $25
This years charity once again is Coast Shelter Gosford.
We will be collecting clothing, perishables, toiletries and Manchester on the night. Cash donations will also be accepted and receipted.
There are 8 tables remaining.
Please email to book your seat events@bluesuedeshoesdance.com.au or visit our shop

WHATS NEW!!
The secret is out! This year there has been an elephant in the room at Mayfield West Bowling Club with the positioning of the billiard table and we have been collaborating with the manager at Gallipoli Legions club for the last 2 months to move our classes in May to the upstairs lounge area for intermediate and downstairs area for beginners. It is situated in the heart of the vibrant, bustling suburb of Hamilton next door to the station only 6km away from Mayfield West Bowlo. The club supports bands and dancers and has weekly entertainment. We would recommend to join the club and support their upcoming gigs as it is a struggle to find new venues and management that support our sport.
5/3 Beaumont Street Hamilton
Please spread the word classes will move to the Legions Club from Monday 9 May.
See Lessons Page for timetable

NEW COURSES
Swing Vs Rockabilly month at Gallipoli Legions
MAY is Frankie Month, Shim sham, Frankie Favourites
Katoomba 4 week Swing Course starting 16 May
Camden RSL & Emu Plains–RocknRoll & Swing courses continue
Plumpton – RocknRoll, Rockabilly & Swing continues, Kids classes back 27 April
Concord –Swing & Rocknroll continues
Camden RSL Thurs – Samba continues then May 18 Waltz begins
Gosford & Toowoon Bay – New Beginners welcomed Week 1 and 2.
PLEASE NOTE there will be no classes at Gosford on Wed 24 May
SOCIALS – Gallipoli Legions Club Every Thursday

NSW STATE TITLES
Entry forms now available and close on 15 July. Please read our FAQ for a short review. There will be no late entries on the day this year.
Please visit link for all details and like our Facebook page for all updates.
FAQ attached. Payment can be made via our online shop.
Register here


Sponsorship
is now open for the NSW State Titles. If you have an expression of interest please email me for the form. The Sponsorship starts at $140 for one event and you may choose the event from our Events List. Larger sponsorships are also available.
Email nswstatetitles@outlook.com

FRIDAY BOP

On Sale Now with Hellcat III Fri 27 October at The Entrance Leagues club. Family friendly, dance floor, bar, bistro and car park available. 70% sold already.
Link below for online tickets or you may arrange to pick up at class simply by ordering via email. Out of town guests may pick on the night or arrange to have posted.
Buy Tickets here

SI CRANSTON CHROMEFEST SOCKHOP Update

We are excited to announce MESCALERO as the support band for the Chromefest Sockhop.!
Table seating has been SOLD OUT. There are only standing room tickets available.
Buy tickets here

Feedback Please
Please take a minute to give us your Feedback and Reviews on Google. With the current climate of social media and decline of old fashioned advertising we build our business of word of mouth and reviews. We appreciate your time.

Fees & Incentives
We are happy to keep our fees at 2010 prices once again for this first term.
Purchase our Class Passes and save money this month
$50 for 4 Lesson Passes
$100 for 8 Lesson Passes
$15 pay as you go except for Camden & Emu Plains $10
$10 for children’s pay as you go or $90 for 10 weeks

The Surprises are still coming… keep your eyes peeled in our July Newsletter to find out who our interstate band is for this years end of year Christmas Party and our theme!!!

Courtesy Call
Please pick up the phone and give us a call, email or text if you are unable to attend class.
If you have booked a private lesson and cancel on the day of the lesson a cancellation fee of $33 is charged and is payable.
Unfortunately we need to pass on the overhead costs.

SAYINGS
The first thing to get motivated – START!

Happy Reading Guys and Gals
See you somewhere on the dance floor 
Anna and Justin

 

Autumn News

Firstly welcome to all our new students who have joined us since our last news update.

Is this your first time at BSS Dance?
Pop in and browse through our website at your leisure.  We post our News bi-monthly and the next issues are as follows:
May July Sept Nov
Lessons page is updated every week so please do check for any last minute changes.
For faster and more efficient updates you may also like to visit our Facebook Page.
So relax and check out what’s in this issue.

This issue….
NEW Course Details
Seniors Week  1st March – 7th March selected Venues
1950S Prom Tickets on Sale Now
Christmas In July James Bond Theme Double Header Returns
NSW State Titles Entry forms available NOW
Chromefest NEWS – Si Cranstoun Sockhop!!!!!

Seniors Week Special Rate 1-7 March
Conditions apply – special offer for March, offer available to Seniors with Senior Cards offer limited to one free pass per person in Week 1.  Available at Gosford,Plumpton, Mayfield West, Toowoon Bay.
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March Offer Free Lesson Referral
For the month of March – Pick up one of our business cards place your name on the back and when your Refer a Friend and you will receive a Free Lesson.
Free Lessons Marketing

We promised it was going to be a BIG YEAR!
We are excited to announce Blue Suede Shoes will be part of Chromefest 2017 and will be hosting 2 events – the Friday night Bop & Chromefest Sockhop.
Trust me you will want to read on for the secret is out and you won’t want to miss this!
Please read details below and get in early to avoid disappointment.

WEBSITE UPDATE- SHOP ONLINE
Our Website has been updated and we now accept online payments through the website for your convenience.  All event tickets, DVDs and dance lesson passes, term passes etc can be done from the comfort of your home.  This facility will be in operation from 4 March.
Please note all tickets incur a processing fee online.
Click Here to Buy Tickets BUY

1950s ROCKNROLL PROM DANCE 

Have you booked your seat? Tickets on sale now for the RocknRoll 50s Prom to be held at Telarah Bowling club on Saturday 13 May with Mescalero and Dj Vinnie.
Mescalero are renowned for their experience and will be performing a great mix of RocknRoll and Swing.
Tickets $20 Adults and $10 Children
Please note all tickets purchased online incur a processing fee. (+ $1.50 processing fee)
Spectacular performance by the Sydney Swing Katz and prizes for best dressed and King & Queen of the Prom!
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007 XMAS IN JULY ON SALE NOW !!
TICKET SALES have been received well for this years Christmas in July which will be held at Central Coast Leagues Club with another double header followed by last years success.
Jive Bombers and Hellcat III along with Dj Vinnie and the Swing Katz will be performing.  All welcomed please spread the news and invite your friends and lets have some fun – dress in theme.
Our chosen charity once again is Coast Shelter Gosford. We will be collecting clothing, non perishables, toiletries and manchester on the night. Cash donations will also be
accepted and receipted.
Adults $25 Children $10 + $1.50 processing fee online
Bond Coast Shelter Poster

NSW STATE TITLES 2017 ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE from 15 March.
Please visit this link for more details and like our Facebook page.

We are seeking Sponsorship for the NSW STATE TITLE.  If you wish to be a Sponsor please email nswstatetitles@outlook.com for your Sponsorship form and details.
The championship relies on the Sponsorships program each year to promote the event and continue its success. Click here for updates and like our Facebook page
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NEW COURSES
KATOOMBA 28 Feb 4 week RocknRoll Couse and 28 March 4 week Swing course
CAMDEN RSL & EMU PLAINS – 20 March New RocknRoll & Swing courses
Plumpton – New RocknRoll and Cha Cha and Beginners Swing courses
Plumpton – Children Lessons 5.30pm
Concord – 22 March New Swing/Lindy Hop Beginners Course
SOCIALS –29 March  Hoe Down at GOSFORD & 30 March  PLUMPTON Social
Don’t forget to sign up by emailing us
Full details on Lessons page click here
BSS Courses March

CHROMFEST NEWS!!
Sshhh…..…… you’re the first to know!

You have asked for more dance events and large dance floors.  This year in conjunction with Chromefest we will be hosting the following 2 events below. Please get in early as
tickets are limited and Payment must accompany your booking.  Tickets will not be held
without payment.

FRIDAY NIGHT BOP – The Entrance Leagues Club Auditorium
Fri 27 October Tickets $15
with Hellcat III. Dance Floor and seating available and car park.
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CHROMEFEST SOCKHOP – Mingara Recreation Club Auditorium
Sat 28 October Tickets $45 + $1.50 processing fee
Special International guest Si Cranstoun with Dj Gav Bean
First appearance at Chromefest for Si Cranstoun
Tickets on Sale 2nd March
VISIT this link for all updates and details as they come to hand Click
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Fees & Incentives
We are happy to keep our fees at 2010 prices once again for this term.
Purchase our Class Passes and save money this month
$50 for 4 Lesson Passes
Usually $100 for 8 Lesson Passes this month $95 Special introductory
$15 pay as you at all venues go except for Camden & Emu Plains $10
$10 for children pay as you go or $90 for 10 weeks
Each month we will have different incentives for both beginners and our loyal regular
customers so please check our website for these offers!

The Gig Guide is updated every Wednesday and all previous Newsletters are kept in the archives and can be read at your leisure.

Saying
If you Build it they will come


Courtesy Call
Please pick up the phone and give us a call, email or text if you are unable to attend class.
If you have booked a private lesson and cancel on the day of the lesson a
cancellation fee of $33 is charged and is payable.
Unfortunately we need to pass on the overhead costs.

Get Ready for our BIGGEST YEAR yet!!
If you enjoy your classes at Blue Suede Shoes Dance School and have a few minutes please leave us a Review with Google. We have now claimed our website and appear on the right hand side when you type Blue Suede Shoes Dance School.  Simply press on Reviews and drop in a line and give us a rating!
Thank you for your support.
Anna & Justin

Bring it on 2017!

Welcome back!
Is this your first time at BSS Dance?
We like to give you a friendly ‘hello” and hope you love our classes and look forward to seeing you at some of our events throughout the year!

If this is your first newsletter we would like to advise that you can pop in and visit our
website at your leisure. We post our Newsletter bi-monthly as we know you are busy with day to day work and family commitments. (Feb-Apr-Jun-Aug-Oct-Dec)
The Gig Guide is updated every Wednesday and all previous Newsletters are kept in the archives and can be read at anytime.

The Where to Learn – Lessons page is updated every week so please do check for any last minute changes. For faster and more efficient updates you may also visit our Facebook Page. So relax and check out what’s in this issue.

 This issue….
Course Details                                Calendar Major events
Annual Prom                                   Dancing Dayz Socials
Fees & Incentives                           Just for Kids
The NSW State Titles                   4 plus 4
Save the Dates 2017 courses

Annual 1950s Prom Dance 13 May 2017
It’s Prom time once again on Saturday 13 May!
Rev those engines, flounce those skirts and get your Blue Suede Shoes on!

We are happy to announce Mescalero performing at Telarah Bowling Club with DJ Vinnie and a performance by the Sydney Swing Katz will have you hanging on to your seats. Looking for Prom Queen and Prom King and prizes for the Best Dressed. Tickets will be on Sale mid February please email bluesuedes@hotmail.com to book your table or seat.
We do invite classic car owners to bring your cars along to park out the front of the club.
Tickets will be $20
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The NSW STATE TITLES
Attention competitors, spectators, teachers and adjudicators. Please mark your diaries for this years Annual NSW State Titles to be held at Sat 12 August at Parramatta RSL. This event is open to all ages and all levels. Entry forms and spectactor tickets will be available from March. We are happy to announce interest from Queensland and new members from Melbourne this year.
Sponsorship is open now. If you wish to become a Sponsor please email
nswstatetitles@outlook.com for your form and details. The championship relies on the Sponsorships program each year to promote the event and continue its success.  For all updates please click WSDC

We do ask all adjudicators and Studio owners to encourage their students both beginners and intermediate levels. This year there are new adjudicators joining our team bring a fresh new approach.
NSW STATE TITLES COMING SOON

One of a kind Stall
Thank you to everyone who popped in to our Stall at Lady Luck. It was a huge success and special thanks to Sue Wells and Don Jones for assisting Michael and myself on the day. The next One of a kind market will be at the Fashion Circle at Central Coast Leagues Club, Gosford on Sunday 19 February 10am to 2pm. Visit us on Facebook 
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Troupe & workshops
With so many requests last year for the Katz to come and teach on the coast we are now inviting you to share your expressions of interest for workshops in the Central Coast area.   These will be opened to all levels and all ages with a member of the Swing Katz teaching. The venue will be Gosford and on a Saturday. A date will not be confirmed until we have the minimum number of 30 students.
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Term 1 Venues & Days
bss-timetable-2017
Please note there will be classes at Toowoon Bay on Valentines Day 14 February
For our schedule please click Lessons
Just for Kids
Kiddies classes are held every Thursday at Plumpton Neighbourhood Centre 5.30pm
We accept casual rates at $10 per week or terms$90 for 10 weeks.  There are no registration fees and no costumes or uniforms.  We do ask the children wear comfy shoes and bring bottled water especially in the warmer months.  We encourage children from 5 to 14 years. The classes are fun and have a social atmosphere.  They run for 45minutes and the children will be taught RocknRoll and Lindy Hop. They also have the opportunity to be part of  a team and enter dance competitions and performances troupes.  Parents are asked to wait in the foyer the children are taught in a closed room.
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4 plus 4
What’s 4 plus 4? Our popular 4 week short courses
Our courses this year have been simplified for all new beginner students and regular intermediate/advance students. Our courses on the Central Coast, Mayfield and Plumpton re start each month, bringing you NEW fresh courses and encouraging new beginner students to join our classes.
These venues will run 4 week courses followed by a continuing 4 weeks to improve and retain the steps and patterns being taught adding flair, technique, increasing tempo and introducing simple moves to help in the transition of the achieving the next level.
Courses will be taught in a routine format to get you up dancing sooner. We will also be introducing our popular ballroom courses with Cha Cha coming firstly to Plumpton in March.
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Dancing Dayz Socials
Following the rave of last years Social Nights we have listened to your requests and we are pleased to announce the following confirmed dates for our Socials.
These socials will replace our dance classes on the following dates. Furthermore we are working with bands to perform at some of the midweek socials on the central coast. We do ask for your support as these socials will only continue if they are received well.
Please check the flyer below and print it off for your record. This flyer will be available at all venues in the coming weeks.
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Fees & Incentives
We are happy to keep our fees at 2010 prices once again for this first term.
Purchase our Class Passes and save money this month
$50 for 4 Lesson Passes
$100 for 8 Lesson Passes this month $95 Special introductory
$15 pay as you go except for Camden & Emu Plains $10
$10 for children’s pay as you go or $90 for 10 weeks
Each month we will have different incentives for both beginners and our loyal regular customers so please check our website for these offers!
We accept MasterCard and Visa for your convenience at certain locations.
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Its going to be a big year so please fill your diary with our BSS Events and please note the theme for Christmas in July Sat 29 July Central Coast Leagues Club Gosford.
We have lots of surprises coming your way…..so keep your eyes peeled!
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Courtesy Call
Please pick up the phone and give us a call, email or text if you are unable to attend class.
If you have booked a private lesson and cancel on the day of the lesson a cancellation fee of $33 is charged and is payable.
Unfortunately we need to pass on the overhead costs.
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Summer Edition

SUMMER EDITION
The sun is about to set as we get closer to the end of Term 4.
This is my favourite time of year – Summer and Christmas and a well deserved break.
So can we hear the rustling of paper, laughter of children and Christmas carols??
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Don’t look back and ask why? Look ahead and say why not!
Let’s go Crazy – only a week to go before our Christmas party!

Where has the year gone?
It has been a big year celebrating our 25th Birthday with lots of changes and lots of new wonderful students join our team and let’s not forget our loyal students who have been there with us throughout the last 10 plus years.  Thank you for the memories.
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The time of GIVING – FREE
This time of year we like to draw our term passes and offer free dance classes as a way of saying Thank you. We will upload our winners on Facebook next week.
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Roll on Up!
This Saturday 10 December is our annual Christmas Party.   Don’t forget to dress in circus theme and bring along some Christmas cheer to decorate your tables.

We will have prizes for best dressed table and best costume. Our yearly Student Awards and Life time Award will be announced on the night and there will be fun and frivolity in our crazy photo booth. Bring your family and friends along to support the students
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Please visit our Events page for all the details.  Tickets available at the door
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Closing Dates for 2016
It’s that time of the year where we begin to unwind and get ready for Christmas closure. Please check below the closing date of your venue.
Mayfield West Monday 28 November
Camden RSL Monday 5 December
Plumpton Thursday 8 December
Camden RSL Latin Class Thursday 1 December
Emu Plains Monday 12 December
Toukley Tuesday 13 December
Gosford Wednesday 14 December
Concord Wednesday 14 December

Christmas Gifts Sorted
If you are looking for the gift of dance ask us about our Gift Vouchers. Quick and easy and suitable for everyone! Our gift vouchers start as little as $50 and may be redeemed with lessons, DVDS, Jackets or Shirts. Order your voucher simply by emailing
bluesuedes@hotmail.com or send me a text 0414 938623.
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Be Charitable
It can be challenging and lonely this time of year for some. How about giving a gift to your local charity or someone in need.  It can be as simple as a lending ear, a lending hand, a basket of goodies, toys, toiletries etc……Give Back this Christmas.
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Upcoming Events in January
11-15 January Parkes Elvis Festival
21 January Lady Luck Festival – One of a Kind Clothing will be back for this event
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From the Team
The team from Blue Suede Shoes would like to wish you all a very Happy and
safe Christmas. We promise you a bigger and brighter New Year!
Don’t forget to pop in and check the website in January for our starting dates.
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Merry Christmas
Anna & Justin

Rock, Rattle & Roll

Rock Rattle & Roll this October!!
It’s Rocktober!! Let’s get this month rocking and rollin!!  Starting with Daylight Savings this Sunday – spring forward your clocks by 1 hour.  Long, lazy days ahead…. Can’t wait.
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What’s in Store for ROCKTOBER?
Our Term 4 Start dates and new courses are below.  Please take note for your venue.
A more detailed scheduled is on our Lessons Page
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Plumpton – New Beginners RocknRoll 7pm &  8pm Intermediate Waltz
Plumpton Kids classes back Thursday 13 October

Gosford – 5 October RocknRoll 7pm  & 8pm Performance Class
Halloween Dance Gosford 26 oct
Gosford November New courses will be Swing and Tango!

Mayfield – no class Oct 3 back 10 Oct with new Beginners Rockabilly at 7pm
Emu Plains – no class Oct 3 back 10 Oct

Toowoon Bay– new courses Tues 4 Oct
Camden RSL – No class 10 October, New courses Monday 17 October

All New Katoomba Classes at Katoomba YHA 207 Katoomba Street starts Tues 4 Oct 7pm
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What are your kids doing tonight?
With Winter sports now over get the kiddies into our Just for Kids Dance Classes.
Plumpton Thursday 13 October 5.30pm
Don’t forget to check our Lessons Page

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HALLOWEEN SOCIAL DANCE
Our next Social is at Gosford on Wednesday 26 October with a Halloween Theme.
Starting at 6.30pm BYO drinks and nibblys permitted
$6 at the door

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CHROMEFEST SOCKHOP
Let’s go to the Hop! Get those frocks out, fluff those petticoats and slick back the hair for this year’s Sockhop!  This event has been sold out for 3 months and we are excited to have No Brakes and Dj Gav Bean. Drinks will be available at the kiosk. Car park available.
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One of a Kind Clothing
Come visit our store at Chromefest up near the Sails Stage area.  This year we will be sprawled over 2 marquees with vintage and modern reproduction clothing and accessories.  We also have some shirts for the men but limited stock.  So get in early guys! In the meantime you may Visit our Facebook page to see the bargains ahead.
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CHRISTMAS PARTY
Roll on up and runaway with our Circus Theme Christmas Party.
What’s not to love? – animals, clowns, bright colours, stripes, circus ring!!
We have the dynamic Pearl Noire with the Lemon Squeezin Daddies and DJ Vinnie
Please email me for your tickets bluesuedes@hotmail.com

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Come on Everybody Student Performance – don’t forget to join one of our classes at a venue near you to learn the Come on Everybody routine and see what all the fun is about.
It has everyone clicking their fingers and clapping their hands!!

COURTESY CALL
Don’t forget to pick up the phone and give us a hoy if you are unable to get to class or if you are going to be away for a period of time holidaying abroad.
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Let’s Rock this Rocktober!
Anna & Justin

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