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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

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

We are unwinding for the year and Summer is here!

I would like to wish everyone a very safe and Happy Christmas.  I hope you all have time to unwind and spend time with family and get outdoors.  It’s the time of giving and your
presence is the best gift you can give and receive.

This year has been a BIG year for us with our holiday, two milestone birthdays the big 40 and the big 60 and Michael’s retirement. Furthermore, the return of most classes, festivals and dance venues.
Michael and I had planned our trip to Italy in 2020 and had to put it on hold for 2 years.  During which time we were busy behind the scenes planning our European citizenships and passports and purchase of our Italian property.  That has now all come to fruition.
When you are faced with an obstacle it just means you find another way around it.
If you have a dream or goal don’t give up instead try
the 3 P’s –
Passion and

Despite the wet weather this year it was great to see ChromeFest return.
The change of venue for the Sockhop was a blessing after discovering there was a 4×4
metre dance floor at the original venue (The Entrance Leagues Club.)  We are thankful to everyone who supported the event.
The date for ChromeFest next year is 27-29 October and the ChromeFest Sockhop will be held Friday 27 October next year.

Gosford classes ended last Thursday with a Christmas Social and thank you to
everyone who contributed with the yummy sweets and savouries.

Concord end of year class will end on Wednesday 14 December and as always bring a plate to celebrate.

Emu Plains will end Monday 5 December at the School Hall and the last class will be held at the Clarendon Tavern on Thursday 15 December as the hall is unavailable on Monday 12 December.

Clarendon Tavern will end Thursday 15 December which will also be a combined social for Emu Plains & Clarendon students.

I am very grateful to all of you who were a part of this wonderful occasion. The feedback has been great as always.  You are all too kind.  The reason I kept the 100th combined
birthday a surprise was so no one would bring gifts.  I also wanted to surprise Justin therefore I didn’t even tell Monica or the staff.  Your presence was the gift and our gift to you was the canapes and service.

The Aston Martini’s as always didn’t disappoint and the canoli tower was a hit!

I have little footage and photos of the night as I was playing the social butterfly around the floor but I’m pleased to have had the group photo taken.
It truly was a wonderful way to finish the year.

Gift Vouchers
If you are looking for last minute gifts we have Gift Vouchers available on our website.  These can be redeemed for classes or events.
Please Click here for details

In 2023 we are looking to focus on small socials at alternate venues.  We will change it up from month to month with either a DJ or band playing every other month.  Most students like that community feel and it’s also a great place for new students to feel comfortable getting on the floor for the first time.

Unfortunately, Christmas in July has become a casualty over the last 3 years and not viable with the overheads of the room hire and bar staff.  The overheads are becoming a little challenging and I understand some find it difficult to cover the entry fees. We are looking into replacing the event with a smaller venue and rebranding it altogether to make it more feasible for everyone. More details in 2023.


Parkes Elvis Festival 4-8 January 2023
Lady Luck 21 January 2023 at The Carrington Hotel
Kurri Kurri Nostalgic Festival 24-26 March 2023


Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Anna Justin & the team

Magical May

Welcome Welcome Welcome
May we suggest you sit down relax grab a cuppa and read on.
They say April Showers brings May Flowers.  My ballet slipper orchids are on point
flowering away.

May is dedicated to Mothers Day and we wish all you mums, mums to be and fill in mums a very Special Mothers Day.

May is also Frankie Manning’s Birthday Anniversary and a true treasure to all Swing Lovers around the world.  Frankie would have been 108 years this year on 26 May.  What better way to celebrate this year at our Night at the Albert Palais showcasing that very era.

29 April International Dance Day
International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance and is celebrated every year on 29 April.  Grab a partner and go dancing!
Firstly, I would like to thank the team for hosting the BSS Birthday Party during my absence and thank you all for the great feedback. This event was well attended and a huge
success. It is also gratifying to see the Festivals have started back with great attendance and success.
I was so pleased to see the Swing Katz back performing at the Parkes Elvis Festival.

Future Festivals to put in your diary
Cooly Rocks  8-12 June
Wintersun 9-10 July
Chromefest. 21-23 October

Class numbers are slowly coming back to life but we have definitely taken a hard hit with fewer beginner enrolments than previous years which have resulted in some venue
closures.  We do apologise for these closures but it was a necessary evil.
We also apologise for some of our cancelled courses due to poor enrolments.
We are extremely thankful to our intermediate classes for their loyalty and attendance it is very much appreciated and doesn’t go unnoticed and we do hope our new students who have joined us are enjoying their journey.

If you are looking for an excuse to dress up and go out dancing in a historic venue we have our next event at the Albert Palais in Leichhardt on Saturday 26 NOVEMBER.
This venue will not disappoint and we have secured the Cool Swinging Aston Martinis, a crowd favourite.
Join us for an elegant affair and evening of fun and
The room set up is with round tables seating 8-10 per table and there is bar service.
Tickets available NOW, get in early  it’s an event you won’t want to miss!

Sat 28 May
2 Catherine Street Leichhardt
The Aston Martinis
Tickets $75 and VIP $70
Please email me for bank deposit details

Chromefest Dates 21-22 October
I have been asked to host the Friday and Saturday events at Chromefest this year.  I don’t have any information as yet.  Once details are forwarded I will keep you all in the loop.  There will be 50 early bird tickets allocated for presale so keep an eye out for the email.  These early bird tickets will not be published on Facebook.

Collect moments, not things.