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Autumn News

Welcome to 2018
It has been an AMAZING start to 2018 and we continue the energy and momentum into Term 2 with our first event of the year and the our follow up Kids Workshop 2.0.
This year we have brought a few changes which have proved to be popular. Our courses will change every couple of months to add variety and keep you on your toes.  Look out for boogie boogie, cha cha, and triples at your location.

I hope you have had the chance to browse through the changes to the website Home and Lesson Page and find it user friendly.
Are you visiting our page for the first time? well please take some time to look through our website and facebook pages and familiarise yourself with our dance studio.  You may purchase tickets online for any of our upcoming events or classes.

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. Please click on Sydney or Central Coast link for full schedule.

Katz Coast Training Workshop
The childrens’ classes are slowly picking up in numbers. We really appreciate spreading the word and believe the best marketing is word of mouth. The kids are our future for this sport and we love working with them and bringing them the vintage dances and music of the 40s and 50s.
Our next Katz Workshop for the Kids is Sat 17 March 11am sharp. Thank you to everyone who registered early. There is still one week remaining to get your registration in.
East Gosford Hall Cnr Henry Parry Drive & Wells Street East Gosford next door to Fahrenheit Cafe.  $20 per child 11am-1pm  Full details here

New Courses for Sydney
Monday 19 March Camden RSL
Wednesday 21 March Concord
Monday 26 March Emu Plains
Thursday 29 March Plumpton Triples Workshop
Sunday 6 May Medals Day East Gosford
Central Coast and Newcastle new courses coming in April

50s RocknRoll Prom
Tickets are now on SALE for our first event of the year. We have made a couple of changes. Always scouting out different bands for the coast and welcoming DJ Gav Bean back to Toukley RSL. Featured this year is Narelle Evans & the Jetbacks. Special performances by international visiting dancers Shane McIntyre & Keri McLean (US Champions) and the
Sydney Swing Katz.
We have moved the Prom to Club Toukley RSL on the Central Coast. The club has a bistro and coffee lounge area for all guests.
If you wish to book your classic car to be parked out the front of the club please email me. We only have half a dozen spots available right out front.  Tickets $20 Adults and $10
Children.  Full details and tickets here
 

Upcoming Festival Dates
Some of the bigger RocknRoll Events coming up this year.
Kurri Kurri 23 – 25 March
Townsville 13-15 April
Nelson Bay in May 19-20 May
Tamworth RocknRoll Festival 26 May
Wintersun 2.0   2-3 June
Cooly Rocks on 6-10 June
Bingara Orange Happy Days Festival 6-7 July
Retro Fest 24-26 August
Nelson Bay 12-14 October
Chromefest 26-28 October

WSDC NSW STATE TITLES 2018
ENTRY FORMS are now available for the 2018 NSW State Titles. Please email or visit the link for details here.
We are in our 9th year of running the championships and the event has doubled since its inception with competitors from all over Australia including adjudicators.
If you wish to sponsor an event please email me for Sponsorship forms. There are 51 events to choose from with categories for minor,youth, adult and senior/master. The
popular teams, triples and jacknjill is also included.
For all Facebook updates please like our page here
We are also looking for Cash Prize Sponsors. Businesses, studios and individuals most
welcomed to enquire. Email for more detail nswstatetitles@outlook.com


Medals Day Sunday 6 May

We are preparing for our next Medal Examination to be held at East Gosford Hall on Sunday 6 May at 1.30pm. If you are interesting in participating please email me for the nomination form. Medals Fee for members of the NSW RocknRoll Association is $35 per medal. Non Members $40. Bronze to Gold in the following styles RocknRoll, Rockabilly, Swing/Lindy Hop and Cha Cha.
Spectactors welcomed for a small fee of $5.

Christmas in July Wild Wild West Coast Shelter Charity Event
Saddle up and ride on over!  we are inviting you to our Wild Wild West Theme Christmas In July.  
WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE
REWARDS
 for keeping  you on your feet all night, playing music excessively, rebels without causes, outlaws, the good, the bad and the ugly. Fun night doing it the old western style.
Featuring interstate Melbourne Band The Smokin’ Wingtips and DJ Vinnie.
There has been a huge request for tickets for our Christmas in July Event. The event will be held on Saturday 28 July at Central Coast Leagues Club Gosford.  Tickets  will be on sale end of March. Adults $25 and Children 16 and under $10.  Thank you for your support.
For full details Check link 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. Thank you for your understanding.

Saying
Never Give Up – A closed door is redirection

Thank you for your loyalty and support
See you on the dance floor!
Anna and Justin

Back to Dancing

Welcome to 2018!
A BIG Welcome to all our students who have started back in the last week and for those with itchy feet the wait is almost over!
For anyone new we are happy you are here and encourage you to visit the website and get acquainted with our school.

We have made some changes to the website’s Home and Lessons page and trust you will like the new user friendly look. We have now also included a Wedding Lessons Tab.

First Up I would like to thank everyone who came along to the first Katz Coast Training Workshop earlier this month. This was a huge success with wonderful feedback. Our next workshop will be 17 March at 11am. In the meantime we have childrens classes starting at Club Toukley Tuesday night at 6pm and Plumpton Neighbourhood Centre Thursday night at 5.30pm.

Back to Dance Starting Dates
CENTRAL COAST/NEWCASTLE click here for details
Wednesday 31 Jan Gosford
Monday 5 Feb Gallipoli
Tuesday 6 Feb Club Toukley
SYDNEY click here for more details
Camden & Emu Plains Monday 22 Jan
Concord Wednesday 24 Jan
Plumpton Thursday 1 Feb

NEW STRUCTURE – TIMES AND LEVELS
There has been a re structure term and we have made some time changes at the following venues Plumpton, Gosford, Toukley & Gallipoli.
All Beginner 4 week courses will start at the new time of 6.45pm at the above mentioned venues.  All Intermediate dancers are welcome to do the beginners class for free and encourage our newbies.
BEGINNER Students  are encouraged to do Level 1 and Level 2 – both Levels are 4 week courses before jumping into Intermediate Level 1.
Beginners who have completed 8 weeks and wish to repeat may do so for half price.

First Social of the Year
Valentines Day
Wednesday 14 February
Gosford Venue 6.30pm
Everyone Welcomed, BYO Plate and Drinks!

Charleston Challenge
JOIN US at Hydro Majestic Sat 24 February
Learn the easy Charleston Challenge in 1 lesson (selected class locations)
Come along and be part of the guiness book of records Charleston Challenge in the Blue Mountains.  All ages, fun for everyone!
Make a Statement and frock up!

Confirmed Festival Dates for your Diaries
Thirroul RocknRoll Festival 4 March
Kurri Kurri 23 – 25 March
Townsville 13-15 April
Tamworth RocknRoll 26 May
Wintersun 2.0   2-3 June
Cooly Rocks on 6-10 June
Retro Fest 24-26 August
Nelson Bay RocknRoll Festival 12-14 October
Chromefest 26-28 October

FEES
We pride ourselves on quality and having kept our overhead costs down over the last 10 years. Our price increase is in keeping with industry guidelines and we do not want to comprise our high standards. We hope this small adjustment will help maintain the standard you have become accustomed to.
Please note our casual pay as you go class has increased to $16 and the 4 Lesson pass is $55 at Concord, Plumpton, Central Coast & Newcastle. Camden & Emu Plains have increased to $12 per casual.  Please visit following link for all fees buy lessons
There is also a 2.8% eftpos surcharge on all eftpos payments which is estimated around $1 for every $50 spent.
We will continue our excellent relationship with our students and assure you our quality of service will reflect this.

Reminder of Blue Suede Shoes Event Dates…
The planning has begun and we are excited for another big year with some great new bands & themes!

Saying 

Remember Never Give Up – A closed door is a redirection.
Happy Dancing in 2018!
Anna & the Team

Christmas News

Another year gone! We are so grateful for your patronage…
A big thank you to all of our wonderful students for a fantastic 2017! We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. Thank you for your support throughout the year and for keeping me on my toes.

Reflecting on this year we look back and we saw lots of new faces, our largest attendant events ever, the support of so many wonderful dance friends, our great staff that make up the Blue Suede Shoes team and our wonderful loyal students who we love and call our dance family. There were highs and then there were even bigger highs! There were risks which we would do all over again, there were lots of good times, and there was some sad times which made us stronger and closer.

I hope you have all had as much fun as we did and achieved your goals for this year and trust  you will join us for some exciting times in 2018.

Onto business.. All venues have closed for the year yet we are still working behind the scenes and the online shop is available 24/7 for gift vouchers or if you wish to enrol for term 1. The following dates are our starting dates for next year. Next month we will publish our timetable for term 1.

Central Coast
Wednesday 31 Jan Gosford
Monday 5 Feb Gallipoli
Tuesday 6 Feb Club Toukley
Sydney
Concord Wednesday 17 Jan
Camden & Emu Plains Monday 22 Jan
Thursday 1 Feb Plumpton
Tuesday 27 Feb Katoomba

Save the Date
Please note our Blue Suede Shoes Events Calendar below and mark your calendars and
diaries and we also have a list of some of the Festivals coming up in 2018.
Bands and themes to be announced shortly. Please keep your eyes peeled on facebook and our website.

Gift Vouchers
It’s not to late to shop online. We have had a wonderful response to our Gift Vouchers. If you are still looking for that little something special please email us. Our Gift Vouchers can be redeemed for classes, privates, events, merchandise such as our Jackets and Dance
Instruction DVDs.

Storytime Christmas Party
What a way to finish the year with our double header! It was huge success and I thank you for the wonderful feedback and the support. It was great to have the Lincolns from
Adelaide team up with our very own central coast band Hellcat III. Just dynamite!!! We are promising you more double headers! A record 310 guests filled the auditorium. And how good was it to see so many dressed in character! Congratulations to all the winners of our annual awards and raffles as well as best dressed table and best dressed.
Album 1
Album 2
Please visit our gallery page for some of the pics or visit Blue Suede Shoes Dance School Facebook page for their albums.  There were over 600 photos and we simply can’t post them all.

Central Coast Workshop Sat 13 January
So who is around mid January??
We are excited to have the first Katz troupe training at East Gosford Hall on Saturday 13 January. It is a must to register. If this is well received it will be a regular gig each month.
We especially encourage the little ones under 17 years of age to join in.
Details to be released soon.

Festival Dates 2018
Parkes Elvis Festival 10-14 January
Tamworth Country Festival 19-28 January
Lady Luck Katoomba Sat 20 January
Charleston Challenge Roaring 20s Hydro Majestic 24 Feb
Majestic Long Lunch Roaring 20s Hydro Majestic 24 Feb
RocknRoll Festival Thirroul 4 March
Kurri Kurri Nostalgic Festival 23 – 25 March
Townsville Swing & RocknRoll Festival 13-15 April
May at the Bay Nelson Bay 18 & 19 May
Tamworth RocknRoll Festival 1st Anniversary 25-27 May
Wintersun 2.0   2-3 June
Cooly Rocks on 6-10 June
Coffs Harbour RocknRoll Weekend 27-28 July
Greazefest QLD 3-5 Aug
Retro Fest 24-26 August
Nelson Bay RocknRoll Festival 12-14 October
Chromefest The Entrance 26-28 October

Fees

We have kept our prices frozen for 10 years and now with our over heads price increases we have had to make the decision to increase our fees marginally and also pass on the 2.8% eftpos surcharge which is estimated around $1 for every $50 incurred.
Emu Plains and Camden venues will increase to $12 a lesson or 2 for $20.
A 6 class pass will be  also be available in 2018.
Our shop online has already been updated with processing fee added.
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NSW RocknRoll Association

I am happy to announce that Blue Suede Shoes Dance School is part of the newly formed NSW RocknRoll Association which will be launched officially in 2018. The website is
currently under construction and the facebook page has been launched.
The objective is to inspire the next generation!
The NSW RNR Association will provide a professional listing with accredited teachers and help connect people in their area with a qualified teacher. It’s purpose is to foster
RocknRoll and Swing and encourage its growth and development with training of the next generation of passionate and likeminded students and instructors. As a body with memberships we can together bring our skills and promote our love of dance across the community starting in New South Wales. Our aim is to promote events, festivals, competitions, dance classes, and workshops for students and our Dance teachers. Through this body we can provide training and support for teachers for their personal advancement. At this point in time we have a core group in different areas both metropolitan and regional with over 20 years experience hands on to assist in the start up.

We would welcome you all to like the Facebook Page and become a member in the New year.

Saying

Sometimes you just have to stop thinking so much and go where your heart takes you.

On that note, I would like to wish you and your family a very happy and safe Christmas and look forward to kick starting 2018 with you all.

In case of any Emergencies… message me or email me….but in the meantime I am keen to sit back, relax, unwind and eat lots over Christmas!!

Ho Ho Ho!!!
Anna & Justin

 

November News

WELCOME to our latest News Update with only 8 weeks remaining!

THANK YOU ONE AND ALL who supported Breast Cancer Month and wearing PINK to class.  We are 73% of our goal fingers crossed we make the 100%.

A big thank you for actively promoting and sharing our posts and events and to those of you who encourage enrolments for continuing classes.

Stand by for our last courses of the year please share with friends. Below are the starting dates PLEASE visit LESSONS PAGE for full timetable.

Emu Plains Public School & Camden RSL 23 Oct
Concord 1 November New Swing Beginners 7pm
Plumpton 2 November New RocknRoll Beginners 7pm
Gosford 8 November No classes due to Medals night 1 Nov spectactors $5 no classes
Toukley 14 November  no classes Melbourne Cup Day 7 Nov) St Louis Shag Refresher
Gallipoli Legions Club 6 November – Boogie Woogie is coming!!!!

NEW COURSE suggestions are always welcome as we value keeping up with emerging trends and be innovative. Plumpton have spoken and are enjoying their Balboa and Cha Cha this month. Boogie Woogie is high on the list too for Newcastle area.

EVENTS

CHROMEFEST

Please visit our Red Marquee which will be in opposite the waterfront stage (we will be between Jimbos Seafood and Fonzarelli Pizza).  Site 8

Chromefest is around the corner and our BOTH Friday night Bop at The Entrance Leagues Club & Si Cranstoun Sockhop at Club Mingara are SOLD OUT.
All seating has been finalised for both events.

Please note the first 330 tickets are Table Seated and Tickets numbers 331 onwards are standing room only.
There are bistro facilities at the clubs and parking for your convenience.  Doors open at 6.30pm for both nights and finish around 11.pm-11.30pm.  Don’t forget your tickets and/or online receipts.
For Friday Night Bop Seat allocation please visit this link SEATING and scroll down the page.

For Si Cranstoun Seat allocation please visit this link SEATING and scroll to the bottom of the page.

END OF YEAR CHRISTMAS PARTY

Christmas Story time event is selling fast with only 2 tables (16 tickets) remaining so please be sure to book your ticket to avoid
disappointment. Let’s finish the year with a bang!
DOUBLE header THE LINCOLNS & HELLCAT III head up the night!

Halloween Theme Club Toukley Tuesday 31 October
Our last course for October at Club Toukley will be a Halloween Theme on Tues 31 October. Come along and dress up and have some fun. The following week is Melbourne Cup and there will be NO classes that night. We return for the last course of the year on Tuesday 14 November.

Medals Night Wednesday 1st November at Gosford Hall will replace regular dance
classes. We encourage students to pop in and support the students going for their bronze and silver medals. There will be some social dancing. All welcomed $5 at the door.
Drinks and nibbles are welcome but please take your rubbish with you. We have 34 medals and wish all the students the very best.
Starts 7pm sharp.

Si Cranstoun Sydney Show Fri 3 November at Blacktown Workers Club
Don’t forget to get your tickets to see Si Cranstoun for a second show. Ive bought the
trifecta with Lizottes show, Chromefest and Blacktown Workers. It will be a great night with a large dance sunken dance floor come along and join us. Tickets may be purchased via the club.  Remember Si Cranstoun is SOLD OUT at Mingara.

PLEASE NOTE THESE 3 CLOSURE DATES below

***Thursday 26 October No classes at Plumpton we return 2 November

**Melbourne Cup Day – PLEASE note there will be no classes at Club Toukley on 7 November due to Melbourne Cup
**Gallipoli Legions Club PLEASE note there will no classes Monday 30 October after Chromefest

Long Jetty Street Festival Sun 19 November

Dancers don’t forget we will be Roaming and Dancing in the streets between 12noon and 2pm. Meet at Green Tangerine Corner Thompson Street & The Entrance Road at 11.30am

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SUMMER WORKSHOPS
Please email or message your interest for Summer Workshops during the Christmas Holidays.  There is a lot of interest for Boogie Woogie and Advance RocknRoll on the Central Coat/Newcastle.  We appreciate feedback from Sydney students as well.

SAYING
“Don’t be a passenger in your own life”

Our next Update will be December in the meantime
See you on the dance floor
Anna & Justin

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.
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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