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WACKY World of Sports

Its our End of Year Christmas Party!!!

There are a handful of  tickets left! Get in quick!!
This years theme is Wacky World Of Sports
Come in your favourite team, sports person, sports commentator, sports colours etc

Featuring one of the best Melbourne Bands Shane Magro Combo
Early Bird Ticket Prices limited time till 15th October $25 have ended.

Tickets from Tuesday 16 October will resume to the regular price of $30 plus online processing fee$1.50

Adults Tickets $30 Plus $1.50 processing fee link here
Children 6-16 years $16.50 link here

Parramatta RSL
Corner Macquarie & O’Connell Street Parramatta
7pm-11pm

If you wish to sit with friends please note tables of 8-10 on top floor
Middle floor tables strictly of 8
Please send request who you wish to sit with when ordering tickets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Party Story Time

BLUE SUEDE SHOES DANCE SCHOOL END OF YEAR CHRISTMAS PARTY
Fri 8 December 7pm at Parramatta RSL
Seated tiered level, great dance floor, bistro available downstairs

TABLE SEATING SOLD OUT!
There are seats available along the back wall but no tables.

STORY TIME THEME …. Dress up in your favourite character

Bistro available from 5.30pm
Parking available across the road parking station validate your ticket at reception
Doors Open 6.30pm with Dj Vinnie
Hellcat III 1st set 7pm
The Lincolns 1st set 8.10pm
Student Performance Routine 9pm
Photo Booth, Raffles, Awards and so much more

Bring your dance shoes and dress in theme and bring your Christmas Cheer.  Lots of dancing to be had, student performance participation, and have your photo taken DIY in the photo booth area


The Lincolns from South Australia booked for this year’s Christmas party with one of our favourite local band Hellcat III.  Yes its another double header with Dj Vinnie !

All welcomed, family friendly
Tickets on Sale 10 August $25 Adults $15 Children SOLD OUT
STANDING ROOM ONLY
PLEASE NOTE THERE ONLINE PURCHASING HAS NOW CLOSED 
TO BUY YOUR TICKETS – RING 0414 938 623

 

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 😉

Wartime in July

WARTIME IN JULY
This year’s Christmas in July Salvation Army Winter Appeal will be themed WARTIME

Sat 26 July at Central Coast Leagues Club, Dane Drive, Gosford  Please bring along non- perishables or items of clothing, toiletries etc to donate to the Salvation Army.
Pleased to have Vini & the Moonlighters back by popular request and the Sydney Swing Katz performing.  Come dressed in theme Wartime

WARTIME IN JULY

July Newsletter

http://www.bluesuedeshoesdance.com.au/?s=August+Newsletter

Mid Winter Warmers
Yes it’s cooling down but the floor is only just heating up!!   Winter months sees our biggest events with Wartime in July this month and the NSW State Titles next month!!!!

Thank you to all the students who represented Blue Suede Shoes Dance School at the recent Revin Rockabilly Festival.  The one day event was a huge success and we look forward to next year’s event.

CONGRATULATIONS!
Andrew Hawken & Lynette Khan for their win in the Alley Katz Melbourne Open on Fri 27 June taking out 3 events including the $1000 cash prize.
Andrew & Lynette

AND FURTHER CONGRATULATIONS!
To Miss Dee Meanour for her win at Miss Pinup Australia NSW State Titles on Sunday 29 June.  Miss VaVa Voom NSW
VAVA voom

WHAT’S NEW
We have had many requests from students who are not familiar with social media and facebook to post the Gig Guide on our Website.  As of June the Gig Guide has a page of its own on our Website and is updated every Wednesday. If you know of any gigs in your area please email us and we would be glad to add it to the list.

SHOP
There are some Blue Suede Shoes V Neck T Shirts and Polo shirts in stock.  Please place your order in at any of our dance venues or by email.

OUR NEW COURSES FOR JULY
Woodcroft – Cha Cha Intermediate 3 July 8.25pm
Gosford – Balboa Intermediate 2 July 8.25pm
Stockton RSL – Swing Intermediate 7 July 8.10pm

Enrol in one of our 4 NEW Courses –starting in the month of July.  Please don’t forget to register. Failure to register may result in course cancellation.  Please check our Lesson page for our Full Schedule of Venues &Times.  http://www.bluesuedeshoesdance.com.au/lessons/

WARTIME IN JULY SAT 26 JULY CENTRAL COAST LEAGUES CLUB $20 7PM
We have had an overwhelming response and have hit record sales with 220 tickets sold. The last lot of tickets are AVAILABLE NOW!!  Only 10 tickets on Sale!, first in best dressed! Please be reminded this is our annual charity and we do ask our guests to bring something along in the way of non- perishable food items, toiletries, clothing, toys etc to donate to the Salvation Army Winter Appeal.
We will also be looking for the BEST DRESSED on the night!!!
WARTIME IN JULY

NSW STATE TITLES
Entries close Tuesday 1 July.  All late entries will incur a late fee of $10 for administration purposes. 
We are pleased to announce entrants from Melbourne, New Zealand, Brisbane, and NSW regional and metropolitan.  It’s not too late for South Australia and Perth entrants.  We are proud to have officials and adjudicators from Western Australia, New Zealand, Queensland and New South Wales.
Please be reminded we have workshops available for those of you arriving into Sydney on Saturday 9 August at our Concord Venue.  New Zealand Teachers Joanne & Rodney will be available for Tricks and Dips Workshop. Book now!
WSDC2014

CHROMEFEST SOCKHOP
Chromefest 3 day festival is bigger and better once again this year! Don’t forget to book your accommodation NOW!  And grab your ticket for the Saturday night Sockhop featuring 50’s RocknRoll Band Vintage Overdrive with DJ George Houndog Galea.

Tickets for this event have gone on sale and we are happy with the early response.  All tickets may be purchased online by emailing me at bluesuedes@hotmail.com or at any of our teaching venues. Book Now! $15 per ticket.  We boast the largest dance floor in The Entrance over the Chromefest Weekend.
Sock Hop 14

Fees
We are proud to announce that our Schedule Fee will remain the same this financial year.  All casual fees will remain at $15 for most venues except for Camden & Emu Plains where they have been reduced to $10. Central Coast, Concord and Woodcroft can also take advantage of our 4 Lesson Pass for $50 and 8 Lesson Pass for $90 during Term 3.  Private Lessons are available by appointment.

COURTEOUS REMINDER
If you are absent from a small group class OR unable to attend your private lesson appointment please notify us by text at least 3 hours prior. Thank you for your consideration.  A cancellation fee will apply to Private Lessons for a “no show”.

 SAYING
What would you do tomorrow if you knew you weren’t going to fail.

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March Newsletter

IT’S AUTUMN!  New Season!  New Courses!

What’s Old is New Again! Our Annual Picnic is back!  It has been a decade since our last picnic. So we are calling on all Stray Cats, Cool Cats, Crazy Cats to come along and join in the fun and activities of the day, be part of the games, dance or just relax and enjoy the afternoon.  There is a plan set in motion should the weather appear to be unfavourable.  This will be posted on the website and facebook on Sunday morning.

UPCOMING 4 WEEK SHORT COURSES
Please sign up and register for our upcoming courses.  Failure to register may result in course cancellation.  Please check our lesson page for Full Schedule

CHA CHA – Emu Plains 3 March
ROCKABILLY – Camden 3 March
CHA CHA – Concord 5 March
CHA CHA – Gosford 5 March
COLLEGIATE SHAG – Woodcroft 6 March
SWING – Cronulla 5 March Stapleton Ave Community Centre
Shag

SAVE THE DATES
Turning our attention to this year’s events please have your diaries ready and take note of our major events below.
Sat 13 Sept Spring Prom back again after last years success! Romeo & Juliet Theme
24-26 October Chromefest The Entrance & Chromefest Sock Hop 25th  at  Long Jetty Hall
Sat 13 December Christmas Party Parramatta RSL The Aston Martinis & DJ Vinnie
Wed 31 Dec New Years Eve 2012 Pyjama Theme Party, Venue to be Confirmed

EVENTS
For all Events we recommend to visit  our Events page for full details. Coming soon..
The RocknRoll & Swing Australasian Dance Competition, Autumn RocknRoll Festival at Thirroul,  Anzac Day Torque Bar & Grill and Masquerade Ball at Maitland.

Heads Up for May – There will be a disruption to classes at all venues during the Month of May. Some venues will have a 2 week spell while others will have 3 weeks off.  We have a group of 25 leaving for Frankie Manning 100th Birthday Celebration in New York.  We hope to bring back lots more knowledge and new routines from the other side of the world. We do apologise for the mid-term disruption.

March Specials
Thank you to those of you who took advantage of our New Student Referral.  As a token of our appreciation we have rewarded free lessons with each Student Referral. Conditions apply and we will continue this Referral during the month of March.  For more information please email me.

Fees
We are proud to announce that our Schedule Fee will remain the same this financial year.  All casual fees will remain at $15 for most venues except for Camden & Emu Plains where they have been reduced to $10. Central Coast, Concord and Woodcroft can also take advantage of our 4 Lesson Pass for $50 and 8 Lesson Pass for $90 during Term 1.

TOO GOOD TO KEEP UNDER OUR CAPS – It’s time to claim your ticket!  Early Bird tickets on sale in March. We have secured Vini and the Moonlighters once again for this year’s Christmas in July. Our theme is War Years.  After last year’s feedback of the Gatsby Event we encourage everyone to dress up in theme again and look forward to surpassing last year’s efforts.

One of a Kind Clothing
Don’t forget to like our Facebook Page and see what’s new on our One of a Kind Clothing Store.  We truly appreciate everyone’s donations and do hope the rewards have been fulfilling.

Please note: There will be no Classes at Camden or Emu Plains on Monday 10 March. Classes will resume the following Monday 17 March.  

REMINDER the Grand Final of the Windale-Gateshead Bowling Club Competition is on this Sunday 2 March from 5pm.

SAYING
Prayer is talking to the universe, meditation is listening, take a moment to be still…

 

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Dance like no one is watching
Anna & Justin

Anna & Jus Lady Luck 2014