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Spring Fling

Spring Fever All Round

It’s hard to believe we are in the last quarter of the year!
It’s all down hill now.  Counting down to Christmas!

Read all “About Us” at your leisure and get familiar with our website.
We post our News bi-monthly and the next issue will be in November.

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

NEW to the School?
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.

Courtesy Call – We do ask if you can drop us a line by text or email if you can’t make it to class. Thank you.

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

This issue
Chromefest Friday Bop
Pyjama Party
One of a Kind Clothing
Kids Classes Woodcroft/Toukley
Christmas Party Performance Routine
New Courses

Fathers Day this Sunday 1st September – We would like to wish all the Dads, dads to be, and step in dads and moms a truly Happy Fathers Day and hope you get spoilt.

Featured photo is from our Gangsters Theme Christmas in July lol!!
Since our last News we held the Christmas in July and WSDC NSW State Titles and I would like to thank everyone who supported these events.  They were both a huge success and we had some wonderful volunteers and sponsors who helped make this events run
without a hitch.  Truly blessed by the support.

Firstly I would like to say how good is it to be back at Woodcroft!!
Home for 20 years and still feels like home after our 4.5 year absence during its rebuild.

Once a Month Monday night Jazz
Thank you to the support of the Central Coast Dancers for their attendance in August at the Central Coast Leagues Swing Dance night with the Con Artists Big Band. It was fantastic news to hear they broke the attendance record.   Well done you have spoken with action!!!

Shakin Saturdayz
Our next social at St Johns Heritage Church Woy Woy will be held on Saturday 14
September 6.30pm – 10.30pm.  Food order details to come. Everyone welcomed all venues all levels all ages.  $8 at the door (13yrs & under free)

It is a BYO venue so nibbles permitted and we do ask to please take your rubbish with you when you leave.
There is a charming venue great dance floor and great enclosed courtyard  at this venue and off street parking.

Chromefest Friday Bop 25 October

There are still tickets available for Chromefest Friday night gig at Mingara Recreation Club with Ezra Lee & his band and DJ Gav Bean.  This gig is a must!  If you love the greats like
Jerry Lee Lewis you will be amazed with Ezra.  Our very own home grown Australian singer songwriter.

Pyjama Party –Sat 30 November Castle Hill Bowling Club with Aston Martinis

The end of year Christmas Party was announced last week and in less than 48 hours 150 tickets were sold.  We have closed the cart now as all tables have sold out.  We do have a handful of seats available on certain tables. Please message or email me for your booking.  Please note you will be seated accordingly to where seating is available. You will be free to mix and mingle through the night.  It is a small venue and we are limited at this venue.
Standing room tickets also available.

New Spring Courses
Woodcroft new courses 5 Sept RocknRoll 6.45pm
Woodcroft Kids Open Day Thursday 12 Sept 6pm
Katoomba new Swing courses 24 September 6.30pm
Concord 2 Oct 7pm
Gosford –new 6 week course 18 Sept RocknRoll 6.45pm Swing 7.45pm
Please note this Wednesday 4 September Beginners Swing at 7.45pm
no intermediate swing class -it will return on 18 September
Please note no classes at Club Toukley Tuesday 10 September

Please note no classes at Gosford Wednesday 11 September due to Grandma Moses Art Exhibiton 
Xmas party routine – must book your spot for classes coming in October at selected venues
Check Lessons Page for daily updates here LESSONS

One of a Kind Clothing
After a 2 month spell One of a Kind Clothing has taken off both online and off. We have some great consignment stock thanks to our Consignors locally and interstate.  We will be at Chromefest once again hopefully in the same spot opposite the Sails Stage.
Please note our racks are overloaded we have limited the consignment now.
No skirts, pants or accessories i.e hand bags, shoes, hair accessories are being collected at this point in time.

Kids Classes
We are looking to start a Kids Class at Woodcroft in mid September.  If you have children, grandchildren or friends who may be interested in bringing their child along please pass on the information.  Open Day on Thursday 12 September at 5.45pm.
Blue Suede Shoes Dance School is an Active Kids Provider which means the child will
benefit by applying for the voucher through Services NSW and receive 10 free lessons.
We also teach on the Central Coast.  We are looking for more girls between the ages of 7-13 years of age who may wish to enroll in this last quarter.

Less Attitude more Gratitude

We had a lot of fun with this post this month
Dance Instructor Language so I thought I would share it here

Swingin’ into Spring
See you at class
Anna & Justin


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.

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

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.

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.