Tag Archives: Chromefest

Baby it’s cold outside

Winter has come
Go out and have some Fun
On the dance floor we play
All Night and Day!

Up Up and away! some of our staff are travelling to The Summer Jamboree therefore there will be some disruptions to the Emu Plains and Concord classes this month until mid August.

EMU PLAINS Monday nights continue with Intermediate RocknRoll until mid August. All other levels and classes will return in August
CONCORD Wednesday nights continue as normal.
Our friendly staff will be there to greet and teach you each week but some familiar faces will be absent.

ONLINE CLASSES GOSFORD these classes will continue there will be a 1 week break next month. Usually during a 5 week month we have a break on week 5. Please note August is a 5 week month but we will be having Week 1 off instead of Week 5.

It’s time to get your social calendar in order and Save the Dates for the following festivals.
RETROFEST PORT MACQUARIE PANTERS Tickets available online 25-27 August
HUNTER VINTAGE & RETRO FAIR West Wallsend Workers Club 2 September
NELSON BAY ROCKNROLL 20-22 October Free event held at Nelson Bay RSL Club
CHROMEFEST 27-29 October various events indoors and outdoors
CRANK IT UP Follow them on Facebook or visit their website for updates 17-19 November

Tickets for the following events at ChromeFest are available as follows
ChromeFest Sockhop Friday 27 October at Gosford. Another batch of 30 tickets have been released. Tickets may be purchased via Blue Suede Shoes Website Event tickets page or email me directly.
ChromeFest Saturday Night Jive Saturday 28 October Mingara visit ChromeFest.org

Song for the month Drift Away
Give me that beat and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your Rock and Roll and drift away
Dobie Gray


That’s all Folks!
Don’t forget to get up and dance and move to the groove!
Anna & Justin

Saturday Night Jive

ChromeFest Saturday Night Jive

Performing all the way from the UK Class of 58 are back and will be performing at
The Entrance Leagues Club on Saturday 22 October with favourite local band Hellcat III.
Join us for the Rockin’ Double Header with Dj George Galea spinning your favourite tunes.

Doors open at 6pm.  The club has a great bistro, new auditorium and lots of parking.

CLICK HERE for the link to purchase tickets
Tickets are $25.30 plus processing fee 2.56

The Entrance Leagues Club
3 Bay Village Road, Bateau Bay
Just 10 minutes down the road from Memorial Park The Entrance

This is an official ChromeFest event


Quarterly News Update

Welcome Welcome Welcome

It has been a couple of months since I have blogged.
Firstly I would like to welcome all new students and hope you are enjoying the experience.
 Summer has gone and Autumn is now upon us and we can definitely begin to feel the cool crisp air in the early morning and evenings.

There has been so much in the news recently and close to home I know it’s been tough for those in the flood regions. It hasn’t been an easy 2 years for so many with all the world events but I would like to say that this too will pass and I know that for those who have been effected by the devastation of the floods it is challenging to think ahead.

Dance Classes are slowly returning to some sort of normality. We are finding numbers are still not as confident as pre 2020. Here’s hoping the confidence will return soon especially now that socials and festivals are back.
Private Lessons Gosford – I have 1 spot available for regular privates.
Please email me for dates and times.

Less than 3 weeks away our BSS Birthday is approaching.  We are so looking forward to The Lemon Squeezing Daddies with Pearl and catching up and seeing you all, hopefully there is time to dance between chit chats.
We do have 12 tickets which were returned and are available if you did miss out.
Please email or text me for details.

BSS Dates for Diaries
New Courses Emu Plains Monday 28 March
New Courses Concord Wednesday 30 March
New Courses Katoomba Tuesday 12 April
Camden Course date to be confirmed
Daylight saving ends Sunday 3 April 3am
Blue Suede Shoes Dance Party Saturday 9 April 7pm.

What’s New

The exciting news this month is that the Albert Palais in Leichhardt is now refurbished and available for events. I know some of our students danced in this stunning dance hall back in the day. This venue was built in 1934 and in its heyday boasted 3 stages and hosted countless bands and events. The venue holds 200 plus with ample space.
We would like to bring back the glory of this beautiful elegant vintage venue in an upcoming event. We are also asking and would appreciate feedback if there is interest for a formal event at before we go any further with plans.
 The band we have in mind for this event is The Aston Martinis with their new line up. Dates to be announced hopefully at our BSS Birthday Party on Saturday 9 April provided everything aligns and we have the support.


The Festivals are increasing month by month.
We have been asked to host the Chromefest evening events this year on Friday and Saturday. More details will be posted soon and we will advise when we open the pre ticket sales. Once again pre ticket sales will be available at the BSS Birthday Party.
Below are some dates of the most popular larger Festivals. Please do check if there are any updates or date changes as we have seen with the Wintersun event.


When you find yourself trying prove your worth,
you have forgotten your value.
Nansia Movidi

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.

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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