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Winter Warmer Update

Welcome
We have so much to warm you up this Winter. Something for everyone from dance classes to dance events, festivals, workshops and competitions.

Read all “About Us” at your leisure and get familiar with our website.
We post our News bi-monthly and the next 2 issues this year are September & November.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for all your daily class and events update.

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.
This is your News! so relax put your feet up and read on!

This issue
Woodcroft venue  is back
Christmas in July Coast Shelter
WSDC NSW State Titles
Swing Katz Coast Workshop
Chromefest Gig Update
St John Spring Social

Going back home to Woodcroft Neighbourhood Centre
Our venue for 20 years (1995-2015) has now been rebuilt and ready to open its doors.
It’s been a long 4.5 years in the building process.

Woodcroft Neighbourhood Centre re opens Thursday 1stAugust
65 Woodcroft Drive Woodcroft.
This will replace our so called “temporary venue” Plumpton Neighbourhood Centre.  We hope all our students will follow us back to our old “new” premises.

August is our Birthday month – 28 years!
So please come along to the Opening Night at Woodcroft. You may register and buy your lesson passes/courses for the upcoming term and cash in the Birthday Spring
Savings. There will be a class at 6.45pm with an opening social celebration from 7.30pm to 8.45pm.  Check out the beautiful venue and the surrounding lake and outdoor area.
Nearest railway station Doonside or Blacktown and you will need the Woodcroft bus. Ample car park and only minutes to Woodcroft Plaza.

Winter Courses
New month gives you the opportunity to invite your friends to start in our beginners
classes.  If you have been dancing in beginners over the last 3 months and would like to try
Intermediate this is the opportune time to move up and give it a go.  Please visit our Lessons Page for full schedule for either Sydney or Central Coast.

Woodcroft Thursday 1 August
Ettalong Monday 5 August
Toukley Tuesday 6 August
Please note Mayfield Uniting Church & Casula Community Centre will close for  Winter break this Monday 24 June and until September

ATTENTION– The following venues are closed on the following dates
Ettalong –Monday 1 July
Plumpton -Thursday 27 June
Toukley – Tuesday 2 July
Gosford  – Wednesday 3 July

Upcoming Blue Suede Shoes Dance Events
Coast Shelter Christmas in July with Lucky Seven 
Central Coast Leagues Club Sat 27 July 7pm 

The anticipation is killing me ….5 years in the making and only weeks to go!
This event has now been themed “Gangster”.  You may choose Gangsters from any period 1920s, 1930s, 1940s etc.

Please note this is an annual Charity Event and we would really appreciate if you can dig deep and donate non-perishable food, clothing, toys, toiletries etc. Students may bring their donations along to class and guests welcome to bring them on the night.  There will be boxes marked Coast Shelter to place your items.
Cash donations are accepted but must be placed in a sealed envelope with your name and address for receipting purposes.

Chromefest Sockhop Update Saturday 26 October
Mingara Recreation Club
Double Header Ross & The Wild Boys & Smokin Wingtips

If you haven’t bought tickets yet please get in quick to avoid disappointment. Each year we have had to turn people back once sold out. There are only just under 20 tickets left.  Great venue in the auditorium at Mingara Rec Club. Plenty of parking, bistros, bars and cafes.  Great dance floor!

Chromefest Friday Bop Friday 25 October Mingara Recreation Club
Ezra Lee & his band with Dj Gav Bean
Don’t forget the big one on Friday night Ezra Lee and his band from Melbourne with
headline Chromefest with the popular Dj Gav Bean.
Tables of 10 are available if you wish to book a group.  The largest dance floor at
Chromefest this year with a seating capacity of 300.
Not to be missed!
Tickets available now at this link $30 plus $1 processing fee.

WSDC NSW STATE TITLES Sat 10 August
6 weeks to go!!

Be sure to get your entry forms by 15 July. Late fee incur after this date.
Please note the change of venue
Greyhound Social Club Yagoona,
140 Rookwood Road Yagoona
For all competition details visit this link
Spectactor tickets are available now visit the link here almost half gone.

We are still looking for Sponsors.  If you wish to Sponsor please email
nswstatetitles@outlook.comfor Sponsorship form and details.

For Accommodation for all our interstate guests please see list below
Greenacre Hotel
Travelodge Hotel Bankstown
The Palms Hotel Greenacre
Hume Hotel
The Rydes Bankstown
Twin Willows Hote Bass Hill
Sleep Express Chullora
Bankstown Motel

Spring Fever! St Johns Heritage Hall Social Woy Woy
Swing into Spring and Save the date Sat 14 September for our next social at St John’s.
All welcomed $8 at the door.  Stay tuned for details on The Swing Katz Workshops through the day prior to the Social.

Spring Fever
We have the Swing Katz roaming the East Coast of Australia. June in Townsville August in Cairns and September on the Central Coast. This will be their first workshop in 3 years on the Central Coast. Please show your interest and support by return email if you would like to be part of the workshop.  The workshop will run Saturday 14 September afternoon
before the social 2-5pm.  Schedule and Fees to come.

Peoples Choice – Plumpton/Woodcroft Students
Expression of interest – please advise if you are interested in any of the following  courses for the quarter period August to November. This will determine our advance classes and workshops at this venue
Cha Cha Intermediate with Anna
Triples Workshop with Justin
Christmas Routine – to be confirmed

Lesson Passes
Save by purchasing lessons in bulk
4 lessons passes $55
8 Lesson passes $105
Our lesson passes have a 3 month Expiry

SAYINGS
“If the world was blind how many people would you impress”

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 $35 is charged and is payable.
Unfortunately we need to pass on the overhead costs.

From the team at Blue Suede Shoes
thank you for your support and see you on the dance floor

PLAY THIS MAY

Our theme this month is PLAY THIS MAY!
We want you to feel good when you get here and feel GREAT when you leave
Play a little …dance a little!

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.

Read all “About Us” at your leisure and get familiar with our website. We post our News
bi-monthly and the next 2 issues this year are September & November.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for all your daily class and events update.

D-DAYS IN MAY
5 May Regional Show Team Suede performing
11 May NSW RocknRoll Association Medals East Gosford Progressive Hall
11 May St Johns Heritage Church Social Woy Woy
18 VRRDA Championships Melbourne
24-26 Rockworth in Tamworth http://www.rockworth.net

Sun 5 May Autofest at the Gosford Regional Show
As part of the Gosford Regional Show this year Team Suede will be appearing at the Autofest on Sunday 5 May.  Some of our dancers will be performing for the first time. Come along and support the troupe and even join in and dance.  Our times 11am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

May is Frankie Month
Swing Classes Central Coast, Mayfield and Plumpton will commemorate Frankie this month with Frankie Favourites.  Fun Vintage Lindy Hop Classics.

NEW Location Mayfield Uniting Church Dance Classes
The Gallipoli Legions Club venue will move to Mayfield Uniting Church Hall from
Monday 6 May.
29 Highfield Street Mayfield (Corner Kerr Street)
RocknRoll 6.45pm Lindy Hop 7.45pm

Gosford Venue is having the floor replaced and in the interim the classes will be held at
Ettalong venue on Wednesday nights until 15 May.  We will be back at Gosford on 22 May.  The Monday night classes at Ettalong are still being held as normal with RocknRoll at 6.45pm and Cha Cha continues at 7.45pm

Upcoming Blue Suede Shoes Dance Events
St Johns Heritage Church Social Sat 11 May 6.30pm
Corner Blackwall Road & Victoria Street Woy Woy  $8 at the door
The last social was a huge success earlier this year and we encourage all students to come along.  Great way to start social dancing and improve your skills in a wonderful friendly
environment and great venue.

Medals Day East Gosford Hall
NSW RocknRoll Association will be holding medals day for students wishing to do their Bronze and Silver Medals in RocknRoll or Swing.
Spectactors welcome to come and watch and see what it’s all about if you are thinking of signing up for the next one in November.
The Medals will be held at East Gosford Hall on Saturday 11 May 12noon

We have so many students asking what is the difference between Swing/Lindy Hop and RocknRoll/Rockabilly dance styles.  It all comes down to the music and the steps and also geographically where you are in the world.  Jive, Jitterbug, East Coast Swing, Boogie
Woogie are all form of RocknRoll. Each have their own style.  Lindy Hop is the grandfather of them all. So don’t be afraid of the label of the dance style ….just dance to the music.
There is a lengthy article on NSW RocknRoll Association page if you wish to read more on this topic.

Christmas in July Coast Shelter Appeal
We are collecting donations for Coast Shelter Appeal and gifts for our Raffle. If you are able to help please let me know at class or email me.

I hope your are ready for this years Christmas in July featuring the AWESOME Lucky 7 from Adelaide you will be disappointed if your miss out on these guys!

Get your tickets now!
Adults $35 Children $15
Please check the floor plan and advise which table please here

It doesn’t matter whether you Swing or RocknRoll.  So many students missed out on our Swing Ball because they told me they don’t Swing Dance.  RocknRoll is East Coast Swing.  Its grandfather dance is Lindy Hop.  You are already swing dancing.

Chromefest Sockhop Update
If you haven’t bought tickets yet please get in quick.  There are only 5 tables remaining and these tickets will go on sale in the next month. If there are any Blue Suede Shoes students interested let me know in advance and you may prepurchase your ticket or visit the link here.

New Courses
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.

New month gives you the opportunity to invite your friends to start in our beginners classes.  For those of you who have been dancing in beginners over the last 3 months perhaps its time you move into the Intermediate class and give it a go. Please visit our Lessons Page for full schedule.

Plumpton Thursday 2 May
Ettalong Monday 6 May
Casula Monday 6 May
Mayfield Monday 6 May
Toukley Tuesday 6 May

WSDC
Entry forms will be available from 15 May.
Please note the change of venue Greyhound Social Club Yagoona.
For Accommodation for all our interstate guests please see list below
Greenacre Hotel
Travelodge Hotel Bankstown
The Palms Hotel Greenacre
Hume Hotel
The Rydes Bankstown
Twin Willows Hote Bass Hill
Sleep Express Chullora
Bankstown Motel

Swing Ball Review
Our first Swing Ball was such a success with the most positive feedback .  It was a great
relaxed intimate affair with an awesome band in The Aston Martinis and great venue.  It’s a rarity when a club asks you back.  So keep you eyes peeled for another intimate social coming in September.

Sayings
We were born to STAND OUT  

not FIT IN…..

 

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.

Thank you for reading this through.  We live in a busy world and I appreciate your time.

March Moments

Welcome to March News

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.

Read all “About Us” at your leisure and get familiar with our website. We post our News bi-monthly and the next 2 issues this year are September & November.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for all your daily class and events update.
This is your News! so relax put your feet up and read on!

What’s New

  1. Zumba  Class at Plumpton
    2. New Venue at Casula Community Centre starting Monday 4 March
    3.Swing Katz are in Munich
    4.Lucky Seven from South Australia coming to the Coast!!!
    5.Next Hallelujah Social Dance at St Johns Heritage Church
    6.Chromefest Bands locked in

Zumba at Plumpton
Come along Thursdays Nights and join Zumba Gold at our Plumpton venue 5.30-6.30pm.
Suitable for active adults and seniors who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity.
How does it work? Amelia will introduce easy to follow Zumba Choreography that focuses on balance, range ofmotion and co-ordination to great latin, rocknroll and pop rhythms.
Don’t be shy! Bring bottled water and a hand towel.  Casual gym gear.

New time for Ettalong
Please note this coming Monday 4 March Ettalong Beginners Class has been brought
forward to 6.45pm keeping it in line with all our Central Coast Class format.
New courses starting this coming Monday please spread the word. We still have vacancies.

Get your Diaries out……Upcoming Festivals
Fri 8-10 Kiama Jazz Festival
Sun 10 March RocknRoll Vintage Thirroul
Sat 16 Dave Harradine Fundraiser Club Liverpool
Sun 17 Camden Car Show  Camden Showground
Sat 23 Sydney Veterans Lodge Luddenham ShownShine
Fri 29-31 Kurri Kurri Nostalgic Festival
Sat 30 The Art House Swing on This

New Venue Casula Community Centre Monday 4 March
We are happy to announce the new venue Casula Community Centre will start this coming Monday 4 March with Amelia Kalafatis.  Amelia has been on the scene for 20 years and I have had the pleasure or working close with Amelia during those years.  Fully qualified in Swing, Rockabilly and Rocknroll as well as an Event Organiser and Zumba Instructor we look forward to welcoming Amelia on our team at Casula and Plumpton.
6.45pm Beginners Rocknroll
7.45pm Intermediate RocknRoll

NSW STATE TITLES 2019
Entry Forms and Sponsorships will be open later this month.
Save the Date Saturday 10 August at Greyhound Social Club Yagoona.
More details to come.  Be sure to like our Facebook Page and check our website later this month for all the news.

SWING KATZ FUNDRAISER
ROCK THAT SWING FESTIVAL is now live and the Swing Katz Junior team are hitting the workshops daily as I write this.  Once again on behalf of the parents and the Dance School we are so grateful for each and everyone that contributed to the fundraiser to get these kids to Munich.  This experience will be surely a major milestone in their dancing career.

New Gigs for Central Coast……Looking for something different
I’m always on the lookout for new venues, new bands, something different.  February saw quite a few gigs and some new events on the Central Coast which was exciting.  Unfortunately not all were well supported.  Please don’t forget to give of your time and if necessary pay the entry fee to these fabulous events so we can have more on the Coast.

Galleria– has monthly Swing, Rockabilly and RocknRoll events free
Central Coast Leagues Club– the last Monday of the month there is Swing n Jazz downstairs at the club $10 fee
St Johns Heritage Churchsocial was a huge success.  Our next date is Satuday 11 May.

Medals Date
First medal Day of the year will be held on Sat 11 May at East Gosford Progressive Hall between 1pm-3pm. We welcome spectactors to cheer along the students.

We encourage all students to join the Medals Day.  They are designed to build
self -confidence and develop technique and provide a structured approach to measure each individuals progress.  The Medal Series start from Bronze to Gold Star.

Please email me for your forms and syllabus. For more details speak to your class teacher at any of our venues.
Fees are payable by 21 April.

Swing Ball
Have you booked your seat for our first Swing Ball?
Swing like it’s the 1940s with one of our favourite local band The Aston Martinis.
Dress to impress and enjoy a night of dancing to a great mix of Cool Swing and Rock tunes.
These guys are fun and fabulous with lots of class and energy!!!
You won’t be disappointed.
Tickets available now online, bank deposit or at  class.
Details here

Christmas in July Coast Shelter Appeal
I am jumping out of my skin with the announcement of Lucky Seven coming to the Coast for our Christmas in July this year.  Save the Date Sat 27 July Central Coast Leagues Club. When a like minded attachment of musical aficionados’ grace the stage the result speaks for itself.
To encapsulate a genre of music that appeals to all generations is a winning formula
effortlessly perfected by these dapper gents.
Get ready to bop, drop and jive….. with Lucky Seven
More news on the Coast Shelter Donations and ticket sales next month.   You won’t want to miss this event.

Chromefest 2019
All the bands have been locked in for Chromefest and I am happy to report that both major events will be held at Club Mingara Auditorium downstairs.

The Big Reveal will come later this month.  In the meantime save the date.
Fri 25-Sun 27 October and book your accommodation. You won’t be disappointed.

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.

Saying
If you plant corn seeds you will grow corn
If you plant nothing……

Lets Rock, Let’s Swing

Hello January

A BIG WELCOME Back

Are your ready for a BIG YEAR!! We are so excited to be back after a long break.
Check out the resume dates for each venue as we come back this month and early
February.
Jump onto our website at your leisure and get familiar with the site. We post our News
bi-monthly.Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for all your daily class and events update.

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.
This is your News! so relax put your feet up and read on!

What’s New
1.We have a new venue at Ettalong 50s Leisure Centre Ettalong Beach starting Mon 4
February for those down in the Peninsula area.

2.Fingers crossed we will have a New Venue in the Liverpool region starting in March.

3.We have added a new event this year to replace the Prom.  We are going to Swing like it’s the 40s with our SWING BALL event . More details to follow.

4.BSS is an Active kids Provider – parents redeem your $100 free lessons.  We are also
waiting to see if we are eligible for the  Creative Kids Provider which means another $100 free lessons if approved.

5.And for the biggest announcement…..We are starting the year with the END in mind.
What does this mean?? We are going to party like its 2020 on New Years Eve.
Details to be confirmed.

Sydney Resume Dates
Concord 16 January
Camden 21 January
Emu Plains 21 January
Katoomba 22 January
Surry Hills 24 January
Plumpton Thurs 31 January

Central Coast Resume Dates
Gosford 30 January
Ettalong 4 February
Gallipoli Club 4 February
Club Toukley 5 February

Upcoming Festivals
Sat 19 Jan Lady Luck Festival
Fri 18-27 Jan Tamworth Music Festival
Sun 17 Feb Galleria Rockabilly gig 2pm
Sat 16-17 Feb Elvis Festival Davistown RSL
Sat 23 Feb Charleston Challenge
Sat 23 Moto Mayhem Ettalong Bowlo
Sun 10 March RocknRoll Vintage Thirroul

Save the Date
Get your diaries out and save the dates for this years Blue Suede Shoes Events!!

New home for WSDC
This year WSDC championships will be held Sat 10 August at Greyhound Social Club in
Yagoona.  Parramatta RSL will be starting renovations in August and the facility will be unavailable.

New Staff Members
Look out for a couple of new faces who will be joining our team this year.
Rookie – Mattias Cerdival Norton – Member of the Swing Katz.  Mattias started at Blue Suede Shoes at our Gosford Location and will be part of our teaching team at our Ettalong venue this year.
Master – Amelia Kalafatis – no stranger to Blue Suede Shoes.  Some of you had the pleasure of being taught by Amelia at our Plumpton location. Amelia will be teaching in the
Liverpool region and popping in at Plumpton now and then.

Rock That Swing Festival
We would like to express our gratitude to all those who have supported and donated to the Go Fund Me page to assist in getting the teens over to Munich for the Rock That Swing
Festival.  Donations are still dribbling in and we are happy to announce we have reached the $10,000 mark which has helped each of them with the airfares and workshops/lessons.
Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness.  They are truly overwhelmed.  We will be posting their journey on Facebook for you to follow.

New Gigs for Central Coast
Sun 17 February-Galleria – will have monthly Swing, Rockabilly and RocknRoll events.  January saw their first swing event.  This  will be their first Rockabilly event.
Sat 16 February – Sun 17 February-Elvis Festival – The annual Elvis Festival will be held at Davistown RSL.
Mon 25 February Con Artist Big Band Central Coast Leagues Club Door charge
Sat 30 March-Swing on in – The Art House at Wyong will have Swing on In performing .   Matinee and Evening session.  If you like Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, the Rat Pack you will love these guys.

Medals Date
The NSW RocknRoll Association Medals date will be held Sat 11 May on the Central Coast.  Details to follow.  If you are interested please email me for your forms and syllabus.

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.

Saying
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine

Jolly Season News

Let the Silly Season Begin!!
Last Friday Night we started the silly season with our Wacky World of Sports theme
Christmas Party and it was wonderful to see so many students especially our newbies!

This is our final News Update for 2018 and we just want to say A VERY BIG THANK YOU to all our friends that follow us and/or come to class.  It was a HUGE YEAR for us and we are always looking at different ways to change things up and keep evolving to keep you
motivated and inspired!

The teaching TEAM at Blue Suede Shoes would like to wish you a very
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a successful and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We will be closed for a short time so please check the closing dates and resume dates below. All venues will finish this week.

CLOSURE DATES
EMU PLAINS closes Monday 10 December
TOUKLEY RSL closes Tuesday 11 December
CONCORD closes Wednesday 12 December
GOSFORD closes Wednesday 12 December but class will be held at Ettalong 50+ Leisure Learning Centre this week
CAMDEN, GALLIPOLI & PLUMPTON CLOSED

Private Lessons will continue through the Christmas break by appointment only.  All
regular privates have been booked and confirmed.

GOSFORD REMINDER 
Gosford change of venue this Wednesday will be Ettalong 50+ Leisure Learning Centre this week.  The address is Corner Broken Bay Road & Karingi Street Ettalong Beach Opposite Drop Your Pants Laundromat.  Dress Code Red or Green or both.  You may bring a plate of goodies along but please take your rubbish and left overs with you.

CONGRATULATIONS to our Winners 2018
Awarded for the efforts, consistency, the continued support, hard work, continued
improvement and results in 2018.
Best Student of the Year Awarded to Barry Walbancke
Best Juniors  Awarded to Samantha Cannistra, Orlando Mae, Sarah Wonson

Swing Katz Fundraiser 
Get our kids to Munich Rock That Swing Festival  Fundraiser has been overwhelmingly
supported.  We would love to thank everyone who has donated and supported this fundraiser.  Your generosity is more than appreciated.  We would also like to thank everyone who has contacted us and donated gifts, cash, bought tickets for our Christmas Raffle and donated through GoFundMe.  We are still receiving more and more fundraising ideas from our wonderful students and friends and I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The money will be divided amongst the kids for their airfares. The parents have a big job in raising balance of funds for the 5 day workshops, accommodation, food and refreshments.
We are extremely happy to announce a sum of $950 was raised through the Christmas Raffle. Thank you so much.

Gig Guide
During the Break the Gig Guide will continue so please visit our link or head over to our Blue Suede Shoes Facebook Group page.
Please note on the Gig Guide there are 2 special Swing/Jazz events at Dungar Island Bowling Club for the Coasties coming up in January.

What’s New for 2019
We can reveal our new Central Coast Venue on Monday Nights will be Ettalong 50+ Leisure Learning Centre (the former Senior Citizens Hall).  This venue is in a great location and great addition to Blue Suede Shoes Dance School. It is situated in the beachside village vibe area of Ettalong Beach. Classes will commence here on Monday 4 February.  There is off street parking available as well as a car park in the Hall grounds.  Great dance floor which was refurbished 6 years ago.
Check Lessons Page in mid January for Schedule at this venue.

RESUME DATES
Concord Wednesday 16 Jan
Emu Plains & Camden RSL Monday 21 Jan
Plumpton Thursday 31 Jan
Ettalong Monday 4 Feb
Toukley Tuesday 5 Feb
Gosford Wednesday 6 Feb
Gallipoli Monday 4 Feb
Check Lessons Page in mid January for Schedule at all locations


Our students never disappoint in a dress up theme!

Saying
“Ego is not your Amigo”

Have a Safe Peaceful Christmas and all the Best for a Happy New Year in 2019!
DaddyKat & MummaGCat

 

November News

A big Welcome to all our new students and followers 


If this is your first visit to our site please take the time to browse.
Just for your information the Gig Guide is updated every Wednesday and all previous Newsletters are kept in the archives and can be read at your leisure. We post our News bi-monthly and the next  issue will be in the New Year … January. 

Where to Learn? – The Lessons page is updated every week so please do check for any last minute changes.  Visit the Lessons page and click on either Sydney or Central Coast here
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for all your daily class and events update Like us here

This is your News! so relax put your feet up and read on!
This edition of the November News Update includes

-Last Course dates for 2018
-Wacky World of Sports
-Closure dates for 2018
-Chromefest Overview
-Shop Talk

Last Courses for the Year
New course dates for the following venues
Gosford – Wednesday 7 November
Toukley- Tuesday 13 November check new times starting 20 November
Plumpton – Thursday 15 November
Kids Classes  at Plumpton finish Thursday 22 November

Wacky World of Sports Christmas Party
Have you booked the best seats in the arena for our Christmas Party?
Parramatta RSL on Friday 7 December with Shane Magro Combo from Melbourne
Let’s get the ball rolling and knock it out of the park for the best party of the year!
Interact with our Photo Booth & props as well as games.
We still have 60 ticket available
Adults $30 and Children $15
Tickets may be purchased at the link below or at class
Buy tickets here


Swing Kids
Congratulations to our Swing Kids (Central Coast) first performance at Chromefest this year.
Thank you to the parents for all your efforts in preparing the kids week in and week out and getting them to class.
We have posted some videos and photos on our Blue Suede Shoes Facebook Page.

Chromefest
Chromefest is over for another year and what an event it was this year!
Blue Suede Shoes, Swing Kids, Swing Katz and One of a kind were all part of Chromefest this year.  It is our 9th year at Chromefest and we celebrated their 10 year Anniversary.
Thank you to the team who were part of Sydney Weekender gig and to the team who helped at the Stall and the events Friday and Saturday.  We can’t do it without you.

Halloween
What a great night and great dress up at this year’s Halloween Party at Gosford.
Congratulations to all our winners for best dressed.
Thank you also for bringing a plate and interacting with our steal and snowball games.
It truly was a FANTASTIC night!

Private Lessons during the Christmas Break
During our break I will be available for private lessons.  Please note private lessons must be paid in advance to secure the hall hire booking.

New Venue Ettalong
We are excited to announce we will have a new venue in 2019 opening in Ettalong.
Keep your eyes peeled for more details in our January Newsletter.

Lady Luck Festival
The first Festival for the year is Lady Luck in Katoomba.
Save the date Saturday 19 January
This is a one day and night event with cars, bands, stalls in the grounds of the grand Carrington Hotel in Katoomba.

One of a Kind
Thank you to everyone who visited our stall at Chromefest. It was a frantic 3 days and we really appreciate your continued patronage.
We will continue to sell online through our Facebook Page.  Don’t forget to pop on over and Like the page.
Fo those of you after shoes please visit this link to see our stock.  You may email me for shoe fitting and I will bring along to class.
Like our page here

Closing Dates for Christmas
Monday 17 December
Plumpton Thursday 6 December
Toukley Tuesday 11 December
Gosford Wednesday 12 December
Emu Plains Monday 10 December
Camden Monday 3 December
Concord Wednesday 10 December
Gallipoli October for 2018

Saying
People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used
From Buddhist Journal

Keep Dancing and see you on the floor
Anna & Justin

SPRING Fever

SPRING FEVER
Be ready to be inspired this Spring!
It’s been an epic couple of months with our Christmas in July Wild Wild West and
WSDC NSW State Titles and there is more to come!!!!
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 and the next 2 issues this year are September & November.

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.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for all your daily class and events update
Where to Learn? – Lessons page is updated every week so please do check for any last minute changes.  Central Coast link   and Sydney link
This is your News! so relax put your feet up and read on!

Social Themes coming to some of our Venues
Taking inspiration from last years end of year socials on the Central Coast and Plumpton we are bringing them back for the last 3 months of the year.
September -Spring Carnival week commencing 10 September
October –Oztober – week commencing 15 October
November – Black & White Affair week commencing 12 November

Farmers Plight- Central Coast for our Farmers
Blue Suede Shoes Dance School would like to help the Farmers. We ask during the month of September to step it up and bring in a gold coin donation. Every cent helps.  So many families and businesses are effected it really is a run on effect.
Should you wish to support the fundraiser please drop a gold coin in the box provided.
The donations will be used to give families gift visa cards so they may buy food,
medication, personal hygiene products etc If you wish to donate food etc you may drop off at Mt Penang on Sat 22 September.  Check Facebook link here

Wacky World of Sports Christmas Party
The line up for the end of Christmas Year Party is Shane Magro Combo from Melbourne and The Sydney Swing Katz.  If you haven’t seen this band don’t miss out on this
opportunity. They have performed at Shepparton, Greazefest and recently Tasmania.
Where -Parramatta RSL
When -Friday 7 December
Time – 7pm-11pm
Click here to book tickets or send through an email

New Courses Absolute Beginners
Emu Plains Monday 30 July
Camden Monday 20 August
Plumpton Thursday 6 September
Toukley Tuesday 4 September – new timetable click here
Galliopoli Monday 3 September
Gosford Wednesday 5 September
Please spread the word.

Swing Kids Performance Class for those performing at Chromefest will be held Tuesday Toukley 6.10pm.  New outfits have been chosen please see Anna. 

Triples Workshop
Next Triples Workshop Dates
Gallipoli Monday 24 September 6.45pm
Plumpton Thursday 4 October 7.30pm.

Katz Coast Training Workshop
The childrens workshop have finished for this year.  If you wish to enroll your child for
January next year please email us your expression of interest as soon as possible.

WANNA DANCE SCHOLARSHIP
It’s that tme of the year where we announce the Wanna Dance Scholarship which has been sponsored by Argyle Business Brokers. This year’s Scholarship has been awarded to Ashton Varlet from the Toukley Class.Congratulations!  Ashton begun in February this year. We love his attitude and enthusiasm and we have seen so much growth in such a short time. Well done Ashton.

Chromefest 26-28 October
Following from the success of last year’s events we present Chromefest 10th year Anniversary!  Don’t forget to book your tickets for Friday Back to the High School Hop with
The Lincolns & Class of 58.  There are 5 tables available (10 per table).
Friday 26 October at Club Mingara. Tickets may be purchased at this link here
Don’t miss out!

The Saturday Sockhop is a sell out! This event was sold out 5 months and we have
exhausted standing room. We also have a long waiting list.

 Medals Day
The NSW RocknRoll Association next medals afternoon will be held at Concord
Presbyterian Hall on Saturday 10 Nov at 2pm. Medalists are requested to send their Entries in by 25 October. All students are welcomed to join the Medals afternoon.
For beginners we recommend commencing at the Bronze Level in your chosen dance style.  RocknRoll, Rockabilly, Slow Swing, Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie or Cha Cha. Private Lessons are recommended to prepare and cover all criterias.  For further details please email me here.

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.

Saying

July Short & Sweet

Welcome to our July Update.
Please feel free to browse our website if you are visiting for the first time. We recommend to check our Lessons page and Events.

First on the list is our Wild Wild West Christmas in July event to be held at Central Coast Leagues Club on Saturday 28 July.
We are excited to have Melbourne band Smokin Wingtips with Dj Vinnie.
Tickets are available at the this link here
Please print your receipt and bring it along on the night.

NSW State Titles
Entries close in 2 weeks!
Please be sure to get them in early to avoid late payment fees.
We are grateful for the support of our Sponsors.
Argyle Estates
All Shook Up
Express First Aid
Sandy Simpson & Ray Ralla
VRRDA
Alley Katz
Rayon
If you wish to sponsor it’s not too late. Please email nswstatetitles@outlook.com

The latest news is the announcement of our cash prize sponsorship for selected Open Events. Stay tuned!
For all details regarding the competition please visit link here

Winter Courses
Yes it’s that cold time of year but don’t get stuck indoors instead come out and dance with us!

Central Coast new courses will be commencing in August yet intermediate level may drop in any week of the month. Swing classes will also be back in August.

Sydney classes / Emu Plains Mon 30 July  and Concord Wed 1 August.

Kids classes will continue through school holidays to prepare for the NSW State Titles.

Please don’t forget to like our Facebook page for all daily update.

Lastly in our brief update is Chromefest Back to High School Hop.
Tickets are available for the Friday night event at the link below.
This is going to be a big night with 2 bands and Dj.
The Lincolns from South Australia and all the way from UK Class of 58.
Come join us celebrate Chromefest 10th Anniversary at club Mingara Friday 26 October. Check here for full details and to buy tickets

That’s all for now folks!
We are having a wonderful summer holiday in Italy and yet we miss you all!

Anna

 

Mid Year News 2018

Welcome to all our new dancers who have joined us since our last News Update.
If you visiting for the first time please take some time to look through our website and
facebook pages and familiarise yourself with our dance studio.

Let June be your January.. Did you start the year Strong and motivated and found yourself slow down and off track?

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

Classes & Timetables-June Break Central Coast
Please take note of the June Breaks coming up for all Central Coast Venues
Plumpton – No Class Thursday 7 June
Gallipoli – No Class Long Weekend Monday 11 June
Toukley – No Class Tuesday 12 June
Gosford – No Class Wednesday 13 June

Please note there will be a disruption to the Swing Classes at Gosford, Toukley &
Gallipoli during June and July. We do apologise for this in advance.  We will be back to normal program in August.
In the meantime Gallipoli Legions Club will have Social dancing after the Rockabilly class from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.  Its FREE come along and get some practice Swing and Rockabilly

TRIPLES WORKSHOP
This year the Triples Classes have been wildly popular amongst the dancers and we are bringing the next workshop to Plumpton Neighbourhood Centre Thursday 31 May at 7.30pm. The workshop is $20 per person.  Bookings essential.  Regular RocknRoll Class at 6.45pm and the Triples will replace the Swing Class.

NEW COURSE DATES CENTRAL COAST
Beginners Rockabilly at Gallipoli will begin on Monday 18 June 6.45pm
Beginners RocknRoll at Toukley will begin on Tuesday 19 June 6.45pm

Beginners Rocknroll at Gosford will begin on Wednesday 20 June 6.45pm
All intermediate are welcome to join Beginners for free.  We really do appreciate those who come along and make the newbies feel welcomed.

PLEASE NOTE
There will be no EFTPOS during the months of May, June & July available at class.  Class passes or single class lessons may be purchased at our Events Ticket Link here


GREAT NEWS!!! ACTIVE KIDS PROGRAM!!

Great to see some of our parents take advantage of the Active kids Program yet there are some parents that haven’t joined the program!
Get with the Program and grab your free vouchers.
Go to Service NSW online or visit your nearest office to apply for your $100 voucher.
Keep our Kids Active!

TEACHERS AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS
to Ben Rowe from our Gallipoli venue on receiving the first Teachers Award for the year!  Ben has been dancing for 3 years and has become an asset to our Newcastle region.  He is very well liked by all the students and peers and has only been teaching 3 months and proved himself in such a short time to be well respected amongst the dancers.  Ben is one of our best ambassadors for the dance school and for dancing in general.  I am very proud to have him on board and know he will go from strength to strength.

WSDC NSW STATE TITLES 2018
ENTRY FORMS close 15 July for the 2018 NSW State Titles. Please email or visit the link for details here.
Spectactor tickets have gone on sale and we now have 3 tables left.
Sponsorship is still open. If you wish to sponsor an event please email me for Sponsorship forms.  Without Sponsors there would be no championship. We are thankful to all our
supporters and volunteers. There are 50 events to choose from with categories for
minor/youth, adult and senior.
We are also looking for Cash Prize Sponsors. Businesses, studios and individuals most
welcomed to enquire.  Email
nswstatetitles@outlook.com for more details or visit this link here


Wild Wild West in July
Get excited for the most anticipated event each year and my favourite!
Tickets have gone on sale for our annual Christmas in July at Central Coast Leagues Club on Saturday 28 July in the Parkview Room. We have sold over 150 tickets to date. Thank you for your quick response. The last 50 tickets on Sale in June!
Our Christmas in July has been a charity event since its inception back in 2008 at Diggers at The Entrance.
Our donations keep pouring in and we are so overwhelmed with everyone’s generosity.  Thank you..
We are always looking for new bands and are excited to feature the Smokin Wingtips from Melbourne and our resident DJ Vinnie.  Don’t miss this event.
Grab your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets $25 Adults and $10 for children 6 years to 16 years.
Please check this link for all the details here

CHROMEFEST BACK TO THE HIGH SCHOOL HOP Fri 26 October Club Mingara
Celebrate Chromefest 10 year anniversary with 2 Live bands!
This is an event not to be missed!!!  We are excited to be the organisers of this event!
Featuring The Lincolns from South Australia and the Class of ’58 from the UK with Dj Gav Bean.
Tickets $45 Adults $25 Children 16yrs & Under.

Please note tickets may only be purchased online.  There will be no bank deposits or cash purchases accepted for this event.
There is a No Refund Policy but tickets are transferrable.

Please visit the Events page for all the details here

Saying
If opportunity doesn’t knock, Build a door!

We hope your enjoyed reading our latest news!
Here is a favourite pic from our recent Prom Night!

Grab a partner and get on the dance floor!
Anna & Justin

May News

Welcome to all our new dancers who have joined us in the last month.
Are you 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.

Ive been busy behind the desk so it’s now time to hit the dance floor.
We have  a jam packed edition so put your feet up, grab your diaries and read on.

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.
Central Coast Classes
Sydney Classes

TRIPLES WORKSHOP
This Months Triples Classes have been wildly popular amongst the dancers and we are bringing a second workshop to Plumpton Neighbourhood Centre Thursday 3 May at 7.30pm. The workshop is $20 per person. Bookings essential.

GREAT NEWS!!! ACTIVE KIDS PROGRAM!!
So it’s no secret that Blue Suede Shoes was founded on children’s classes and we were very successful in the early years in training the young ones to compete and perform.
This year my goal and passion is to bring the kids back on to the dance floor and get them ACTIVE.
It’s all about inspiring our future champs!
So when the opportunity arose to be part of the ACTIVE KIDS I literally jumped in.
It’s a long process and after 4 weeks I can proudly say we have been approved as a Provider!!  There will be more details coming shortly. In the meantime please visit Service NSW online or your nearest office apply for your $100 voucher. Keeping our Kids Active!

Katz Coast Training Workshop 3.0
The childrens’ classes are slowly picking up in numbers on the central coast.
We really appreciate spreading the word and believe the best marketing is word of mouth.  Workshop No. 2 was a huge success and we are now taking registration for Workshop 3.0. There is only one more workshop before the WSDC NSW State Titles after this the next workshop will be early July.
Katz Coast Training Workshop 3.0 will be held at a different venue (Gosford 50+ Leisure Learning Centre where we teach every Wednesday).
It will be held on Sat 5 May 11am -1pm with a fee of $20 provided registrations meet our minimum 15.  Thank you to everyone who registered early.
There is still one week remaining to get your registration in. Failing poor numbers the workshop will be postponed to July. Please choose carefully there are NO REFUNDS.  Tickets are transferrable.

New Courses for Sydney
Monday 21 May Camden RSL
Wednesday 16 May Concord
Monday 21 May Emu Plains
Thursday 10 May Plumpton
Please Note the following dates
Thursday 3 May Plumpton Triples Workshop
Sunday 6 May Medals Day East Gosford Progressive Hall

Gallipoli Legions Club
Please note the timetable in May will change starting from this coming Monday 7 May 6.45pm Beginners RocknRoll  Room 1
6.45pm Intermediate RocknRoll Main area
7.30pm Social dancing
7.45pm Swing Beginners & Swing Intermediate

Sat 26 May is World Lindy Hop Day
in memory of Frankie go dancing!
We will be dedicating the week leading up to World Lindy Hop to Frankie Manning in our swing classes.

50s RocknRoll Prom
WE have 30 tickets remaining for the RocknRoll Prom.  If you haven’t booked please email me for tickets. Welcoming DJ Gav Bean back to Toukley RSL.  Featuring year Narelle Evans & the Jetbacks. Special performance by international visiting dancers Shane McIntyre & Keri McLean (US Champions) and the Sydney Swing Katz. Remember the Prom will be held on the Central Coast at Club Toukley RSL, Holmes Ave, Toukley.  The club has a bistro and coffee lounge area for all guests.
Visit our events page for all the details here
If you wish to book your classic car to be parked out the front of the club please email me.  We only have 3 spots available now.

 Upcoming Festivals Festival Dates
Some of the bigger RocknRoll Events coming up this year.
Springwood Festival 28 April
Nelson Bay in May 19-20 May
Tamworth RocknRoll Festival 25-27 May
Wintersun 2.0   2-3 June
Cooly Rocks on  6-10 June

WSDC NSW STATE TITLES 2018
ENTRY FORMS are now available for the 2018 NSW State Titles.
Visit our events page for all the details here.

Spectator tickets have gone on sale and we now have 70 tickets left.
There are some tables available in the middle row and on the top row.
Sponsorship is still open. If you wish to sponsor an event please email me for Sponsorship forms.  Without Sponsors there would be no championship.
We are thankful to all our supporters and volunteers. There are 40 events to choose from with categories for minor/youth, adult and senior.

We are also looking for Cash Prize Sponsors. Businesses, studios and individuals most
welcomed to enquire.  Email us for more details here

Medals Day Sunday 6 May
The Medal Examination will be held at East Gosford Hall on Sunday 6 May at 1.30pm.
Corner Henry Parry Drive & Wells Street East Gosford.
Nominations close this Thursday 26 April.  Forms must be completed with song choice and must be accompanied by the fee. Please email me for the nomination form if you haven’t as yet registered.
Medals Fee for members of the NSW RocknRoll Association is $35 per medal.
All other medallists $40.
Bronze to Gold Star in all styles RocknRoll, Rockabilly, Swing/Lindy Hop and Cha Cha.

Spectactors welcomed for a small fee of $5 payable at the door on the day.
There is a car park available and Fahrenheit Café next to the hall.

Wild Wild West in July
Get excited for the most anticipated event each year!

Tickets have gone on sale for our annual Christmas in July at Central Coast Leagues Club on Saturday 28 July in the Parkview Room.
Our Christmas in July has been a charity event since its inception back in 2008 at Diggers at The Entrance.
We are happy to be supporting our charity Coast Shelter for the third consecutive year and extremely pleased and overwhelmed with the generosity of the students out west in the Emu Plains region who are leading the way with their donations.
I would like to thank those from the central coast who have also contributed.
The challenge is out!!…Let’s see which area digs the deepest.  Looking for Leaders who would like to take up the challenge and collection.
Performing for us are the Smokin Wingtips from Melbourne and our resident DJ Vinnie.  Don’t miss this event.  Grab your tickets early to avoid disappointment.  We have sold the first 50 tickets without any social media advertising nor any marketing at classes yet and we have now a further 100 tickets. Tickets $25
Please check this link for all the details here
Please choose carefully there are NO REFUNDS.  Tickets are transferrable.

Chromefest Sockhop SOLD OUT!!!!!!
We will be announcing and advertising our Chromefest Sockhop in the next couple of weeks.  We are excited for the double header that we have in store for you. Interstate
Melbourne band Itchy Fingers and local band Mescalero.  The event will be held at
The Entrance Leagues Club with limited seating of 200. We do encourage you to purchase your tickets early this year as this event was sold out within 6 weeks last year.
Take advantage of the early bird tickets and book now. Tickets online $27.50
includes processing fee.
Please choose carefully there are NO REFUNDS.  Tickets are transferrable.

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. Thank you for your understanding.

Saying
Some people feel the rain others jut get wet Bob Dylan

It’s time to dance…Thank you for taking the time to read the News.