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Winter Warmer Update

Welcome
We have so much to warm you up this Winter. Something for everyone from dance classes to dance events, festivals, workshops and competitions.

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.

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

This issue
Woodcroft venue  is back
Christmas in July Coast Shelter
WSDC NSW State Titles
Swing Katz Coast Workshop
Chromefest Gig Update
St John Spring Social

Going back home to Woodcroft Neighbourhood Centre
Our venue for 20 years (1995-2015) has now been rebuilt and ready to open its doors.
It’s been a long 4.5 years in the building process.

Woodcroft Neighbourhood Centre re opens Thursday 1stAugust
65 Woodcroft Drive Woodcroft.
This will replace our so called “temporary venue” Plumpton Neighbourhood Centre.  We hope all our students will follow us back to our old “new” premises.

August is our Birthday month – 28 years!
So please come along to the Opening Night at Woodcroft. You may register and buy your lesson passes/courses for the upcoming term and cash in the Birthday Spring
Savings. There will be a class at 6.45pm with an opening social celebration from 7.30pm to 8.45pm.  Check out the beautiful venue and the surrounding lake and outdoor area.
Nearest railway station Doonside or Blacktown and you will need the Woodcroft bus. Ample car park and only minutes to Woodcroft Plaza.

Winter Courses
New month gives you the opportunity to invite your friends to start in our beginners
classes.  If you have been dancing in beginners over the last 3 months and would like to try
Intermediate this is the opportune time to move up and give it a go.  Please visit our Lessons Page for full schedule for either Sydney or Central Coast.

Woodcroft Thursday 1 August
Ettalong Monday 5 August
Toukley Tuesday 6 August
Please note Mayfield Uniting Church & Casula Community Centre will close for  Winter break this Monday 24 June and until September

ATTENTION– The following venues are closed on the following dates
Ettalong –Monday 1 July
Plumpton -Thursday 27 June
Toukley – Tuesday 2 July
Gosford  – Wednesday 3 July

Upcoming Blue Suede Shoes Dance Events
Coast Shelter Christmas in July with Lucky Seven 
Central Coast Leagues Club Sat 27 July 7pm 

The anticipation is killing me ….5 years in the making and only weeks to go!
This event has now been themed “Gangster”.  You may choose Gangsters from any period 1920s, 1930s, 1940s etc.

Please note this is an annual Charity Event and we would really appreciate if you can dig deep and donate non-perishable food, clothing, toys, toiletries etc. Students may bring their donations along to class and guests welcome to bring them on the night.  There will be boxes marked Coast Shelter to place your items.
Cash donations are accepted but must be placed in a sealed envelope with your name and address for receipting purposes.

Chromefest Sockhop Update Saturday 26 October
Mingara Recreation Club
Double Header Ross & The Wild Boys & Smokin Wingtips

If you haven’t bought tickets yet please get in quick to avoid disappointment. Each year we have had to turn people back once sold out. There are only just under 20 tickets left.  Great venue in the auditorium at Mingara Rec Club. Plenty of parking, bistros, bars and cafes.  Great dance floor!

Chromefest Friday Bop Friday 25 October Mingara Recreation Club
Ezra Lee & his band with Dj Gav Bean
Don’t forget the big one on Friday night Ezra Lee and his band from Melbourne with
headline Chromefest with the popular Dj Gav Bean.
Tables of 10 are available if you wish to book a group.  The largest dance floor at
Chromefest this year with a seating capacity of 300.
Not to be missed!
Tickets available now at this link $30 plus $1 processing fee.

WSDC NSW STATE TITLES Sat 10 August
6 weeks to go!!

Be sure to get your entry forms by 15 July. Late fee incur after this date.
Please note the change of venue
Greyhound Social Club Yagoona,
140 Rookwood Road Yagoona
For all competition details visit this link
Spectactor tickets are available now visit the link here almost half gone.

We are still looking for Sponsors.  If you wish to Sponsor please email
nswstatetitles@outlook.comfor Sponsorship form and details.

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

Spring Fever! St Johns Heritage Hall Social Woy Woy
Swing into Spring and Save the date Sat 14 September for our next social at St John’s.
All welcomed $8 at the door.  Stay tuned for details on The Swing Katz Workshops through the day prior to the Social.

Spring Fever
We have the Swing Katz roaming the East Coast of Australia. June in Townsville August in Cairns and September on the Central Coast. This will be their first workshop in 3 years on the Central Coast. Please show your interest and support by return email if you would like to be part of the workshop.  The workshop will run Saturday 14 September afternoon
before the social 2-5pm.  Schedule and Fees to come.

Peoples Choice – Plumpton/Woodcroft Students
Expression of interest – please advise if you are interested in any of the following  courses for the quarter period August to November. This will determine our advance classes and workshops at this venue
Cha Cha Intermediate with Anna
Triples Workshop with Justin
Christmas Routine – to be confirmed

Lesson Passes
Save by purchasing lessons in bulk
4 lessons passes $55
8 Lesson passes $105
Our lesson passes have a 3 month Expiry

SAYINGS
“If the world was blind how many people would you impress”

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 $35 is charged and is payable.
Unfortunately we need to pass on the overhead costs.

From the team at Blue Suede Shoes
thank you for your support and see you on the dance floor

March Moments

Welcome to March News

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.

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

What’s New

  1. Zumba  Class at Plumpton
    2. New Venue at Casula Community Centre starting Monday 4 March
    3.Swing Katz are in Munich
    4.Lucky Seven from South Australia coming to the Coast!!!
    5.Next Hallelujah Social Dance at St Johns Heritage Church
    6.Chromefest Bands locked in

Zumba at Plumpton
Come along Thursdays Nights and join Zumba Gold at our Plumpton venue 5.30-6.30pm.
Suitable for active adults and seniors who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity.
How does it work? Amelia will introduce easy to follow Zumba Choreography that focuses on balance, range ofmotion and co-ordination to great latin, rocknroll and pop rhythms.
Don’t be shy! Bring bottled water and a hand towel.  Casual gym gear.

New time for Ettalong
Please note this coming Monday 4 March Ettalong Beginners Class has been brought
forward to 6.45pm keeping it in line with all our Central Coast Class format.
New courses starting this coming Monday please spread the word. We still have vacancies.

Get your Diaries out……Upcoming Festivals
Fri 8-10 Kiama Jazz Festival
Sun 10 March RocknRoll Vintage Thirroul
Sat 16 Dave Harradine Fundraiser Club Liverpool
Sun 17 Camden Car Show  Camden Showground
Sat 23 Sydney Veterans Lodge Luddenham ShownShine
Fri 29-31 Kurri Kurri Nostalgic Festival
Sat 30 The Art House Swing on This

New Venue Casula Community Centre Monday 4 March
We are happy to announce the new venue Casula Community Centre will start this coming Monday 4 March with Amelia Kalafatis.  Amelia has been on the scene for 20 years and I have had the pleasure or working close with Amelia during those years.  Fully qualified in Swing, Rockabilly and Rocknroll as well as an Event Organiser and Zumba Instructor we look forward to welcoming Amelia on our team at Casula and Plumpton.
6.45pm Beginners Rocknroll
7.45pm Intermediate RocknRoll

NSW STATE TITLES 2019
Entry Forms and Sponsorships will be open later this month.
Save the Date Saturday 10 August at Greyhound Social Club Yagoona.
More details to come.  Be sure to like our Facebook Page and check our website later this month for all the news.

SWING KATZ FUNDRAISER
ROCK THAT SWING FESTIVAL is now live and the Swing Katz Junior team are hitting the workshops daily as I write this.  Once again on behalf of the parents and the Dance School we are so grateful for each and everyone that contributed to the fundraiser to get these kids to Munich.  This experience will be surely a major milestone in their dancing career.

New Gigs for Central Coast……Looking for something different
I’m always on the lookout for new venues, new bands, something different.  February saw quite a few gigs and some new events on the Central Coast which was exciting.  Unfortunately not all were well supported.  Please don’t forget to give of your time and if necessary pay the entry fee to these fabulous events so we can have more on the Coast.

Galleria– has monthly Swing, Rockabilly and RocknRoll events free
Central Coast Leagues Club– the last Monday of the month there is Swing n Jazz downstairs at the club $10 fee
St Johns Heritage Churchsocial was a huge success.  Our next date is Satuday 11 May.

Medals Date
First medal Day of the year will be held on Sat 11 May at East Gosford Progressive Hall between 1pm-3pm. We welcome spectactors to cheer along the students.

We encourage all students to join the Medals Day.  They are designed to build
self -confidence and develop technique and provide a structured approach to measure each individuals progress.  The Medal Series start from Bronze to Gold Star.

Please email me for your forms and syllabus. For more details speak to your class teacher at any of our venues.
Fees are payable by 21 April.

Swing Ball
Have you booked your seat for our first Swing Ball?
Swing like it’s the 1940s with one of our favourite local band The Aston Martinis.
Dress to impress and enjoy a night of dancing to a great mix of Cool Swing and Rock tunes.
These guys are fun and fabulous with lots of class and energy!!!
You won’t be disappointed.
Tickets available now online, bank deposit or at  class.
Details here

Christmas in July Coast Shelter Appeal
I am jumping out of my skin with the announcement of Lucky Seven coming to the Coast for our Christmas in July this year.  Save the Date Sat 27 July Central Coast Leagues Club. When a like minded attachment of musical aficionados’ grace the stage the result speaks for itself.
To encapsulate a genre of music that appeals to all generations is a winning formula
effortlessly perfected by these dapper gents.
Get ready to bop, drop and jive….. with Lucky Seven
More news on the Coast Shelter Donations and ticket sales next month.   You won’t want to miss this event.

Chromefest 2019
All the bands have been locked in for Chromefest and I am happy to report that both major events will be held at Club Mingara Auditorium downstairs.

The Big Reveal will come later this month.  In the meantime save the date.
Fri 25-Sun 27 October and book your accommodation. You won’t be disappointed.

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.

Saying
If you plant corn seeds you will grow corn
If you plant nothing……

Lets Rock, Let’s Swing