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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.


To all our newbies who are visiting our page for the first time please take some time to look through our website and facebook pages and familiarise yourself with our dance studio.

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 Link here

NSW State Titles Re cap
Congratulations to all competitors and officials for a successful 2017 NSW State Titles Championship. It was the most pleasurable and fun championship I’ve had to organize since its conception in 2010. We had a fantastic team behind the scenes to which I am very appreciative of.
Thank you to all the support from our sponsors, officials, family, friends, dance studios and spectators. We have secured Saturday 11 August 2018 for our next championship.
All results and photos can be found on the Facebook link here

NEW SPRING Course Dates – Bring your friends –
Absolute BEGINNERS welcomed buy your first lesson and receive a FREE Lesson
Emu Plains & Camden Mon 28 August
Concord  Wed 30 August
Gallipoli Legions Club Mon 4 September
Club Toukley Tues 5 September
Gosford Wed 6 September
Please visit Lessons page for full timetable here

Students Christmas Routine
Our popular students routine is back for our Christmas Party.
Please check with all venues to register your interest.
The following venues will start a 4 week course on the following dates:
-Plumpton will begin Thursday 7 September at 8pm.
-Gallipolli Legions Club Monday 4 September at 8pm
-Club Toukley Tuesday 5 September 8pm
-Gosford Wednesday 6 September 8pm

End of Year Christmas Party Story Book Theme
Get ready for this year’s end of year Christmas Party. Save the date Friday 8 December at Parramatta RSL with THE LINCOLNS from South Australia and home grown Hellcat III with Dj Vinnie.  There will also be our popular student participation routine!
All welcomed ! family friendly.
This is an event not to be missed. Our theme is Story Book.
Tickets are now available the first 60 tickets have been sold in 3 days.
Purchase your tickets from the link here or book by emailing us and arrange to pick up at class.

One of a Kind Clothing
Chromefest is fast approaching and we are now collecting consignment. If you have any vintage or preloved Rockabilly ladies or mens clothing please email me. We have decreased our range and will not be accepting preloved shoes, jewellery, hats or handbags.
Visit our page here

Wanna Dance Scholarship
Announcing the candidate for Wanna Dance Scholarship kindly donated by Argyle Estates Business Brokers
Katara Lakehurst-Piek
Pictured here at the NSW State Titles

Friday Night Bop

Friday 27 October at The Entrance Leagues Club join us with Hellcat III.
We have 30 tickets remaining. Please note this is a seated event and there is a bistro available and ample car parking.
Tickets $15 and may be purchased at this link or book to pick up at class.
For more details visit our page here

Medal Examination
Our second medal examination night will be held at Gosford Hall Corner of Albany Street North & Henry Wheeler Place, Gosford on Wednesday 1st November at 7pm.

Please email us for the nomination form. Medals Fee for BSS students and All Shook Up Students is $35 per medal.
Spectactors welcomed for a small $5 fee.

Emu Plains Venue
Just a quick mention to note:
The school has advised to please note that Smoking is prohibited in the grounds of the school and in all government premises.


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.