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Midyear slump?

Have you hit the midyear slump?
Given the recent lockdown restrictions throughout Greater Sydney over the last 6 weeks I just want to reach out and remind everyone we will return once restrictions have eased.

In the meantime, please be kind to one another.  Everyone has a different opinion and rightly so.  We do encourage you to leave the politics to the politicians and respect each and everyone’s privacy. We are all experiencing different struggles.  Some have been
impacted either by health or financially and this takes a lot of mental strength to keep
resilient.  During these times please be considerate and supportive of one another as there is enough division amongst the people caused by external factors.

My wish for you all is to get EXCITED again!

I quite often get asked – How do I remain positive during this Pause Period?
Here are my tips not necessarily in this order.

3 years with no TV …best decision I have ever made
Turn off all negative social media (have a social media detox once a week)
Read books
Look ahead and Plan for when we get out of lockdown
Stay in touch with family and friends
Look for the good and look at the glass half full
Exercise daily even if it’s just a walk in the sunshine
Be grateful for the time we have been given to do those things we keep putting off
Set new goals

Try something new

My thoughts
We can all agree that we all miss our dance family and friends as well as the dancing.
This last 18 months have been quite the challenge especially for those in the south west and western areas of Sydney this time round.  Lockdown isn’t fun but we need to stay
focused and be resilient.  This too will pass and it won’t be long before we can all laugh
together again.

I want to keep you all motivated and inspired that there will be brighter days ahead and things may get worse before they get better but it’s just a bump in the road.

Now, Let’s do this short and sweet update.

­­30th Birthday Event
Our 30th Birthday Xmas in July has been postponed and now will move to our end of year Christmas Party.
We cannot give you a date as yet or venue until restrictions ease for dancing.  We still have Lemon Squeezin Daddies performing for this event.
Anyone wishing not to hold on to their ticket please email me for a refund.

Classes
Classes may look different when we get back as I would expect the 4sqm rule to come into effect first before returning to 2the sqm rule.  I would envisage private lessons coming into effect first.
Realistically my expectations for a start this year will be highly unlikely.

It’s our Birthday
5th August marks our 30th Birthday and what a ride it’s been.  We have had so many
wonderful memories and achievements.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you have supported us throughout those years and especially through these last 2
extraordinary years.

Chromefest
There has been no further updates for this event.  We will keep you posted.  In the
meantime there are no confirmation or ticket sales for any night events.
UPDATE 17 AUGUST
Chromefest has been cancelled.  It will now be run virtually.

Trivia
Did you know?
Soaking your feet in apple cider vinegar for 30 minutes soothes sore feet and gets rid of odour.  It also heals dry skin, cracked heals and toenail fungus.  1 part apple cider vinegar to 4 parts water.

Words of Wisdom
Life is always changing. You lose love. You lose friends. You lose pieces of yourself. New love enters. Better friends come.  And a stronger, wiser you is staring back in the mirror.

See you soon
Be Kind
Anna & Justin

Mad for March

Welcome Back!

Life is a dance! Taking one step at a time at our own pace in our own rhythm.
Celebrating our 30th Year!

Glad to be back in 2021 and welcome to all our new Beginner students. This month sees us back at all venues.

There have been some changes to the admin but the dancing is all the same as is our team.

We are also excited to announce we are 30 Years Young this year. We have definitely seen some changes in the last 3 decades none so much like 2020.
One thing for sure is we have changed for the better just like a fine wine.

Student Spotlight
In celebration of our 30thBirthday we have introduced a student spotlight segment this year.You may have noticed our few videos posted on Facebook in the last 3 weeks.Next week I hit Sydney.It’s been a lot of fun getting to know our dance family.
Stay tuned for our Staff Spotlight which will be coming up soon.

Where to Dance?  Our Locations
Concord, Emu Plains, Camden, Woodcroft, Katoomba and Gosford

How much does it cost?
Casual fees
$16 Woodcroft & Gosford
$15 Emu Plains, Concord, Camden & Katoomba

Lesson Pass
4 Lessons $60
Private Lessons start from $80 varies according to duration and venue hire (per couple or per person)
Payments may be made
Online, bank deposit or cash
Please note online and credit cards incur a $1 processing fee

New Courses
We are welcoming beginners back in 2021.
Blue Suede Shoes Dance School has a registered Covid Plan with NSW Health and QR code check in is available at entry.For those without a smart phone we have a register concierge available.

Woodcroft
Please note we have a shortage of Leads in our RocknRoll Beginners class at our Woodcroft Venue.Please spread the word to help this venue grow.We are on a 3 month trial at this location.It has been a challenge to get this venue to its former glory.Woodcroft was our largest attending venue and our longest standing venue (20years) before it burnt down in January 2015. We were the first dance studio to hire the hall twice a week back in 1995.I thank you in advance for your support.


Restrictions Easing
With Restrictions relaxed we still need to be in keeping with our Covid Plan.Therefore the 1.5sqm rule still applies at entry and exits of venues.Please note some venues, for example, Gosford and Woodcroft have surveillance cameras and extra attention is recommended when outside the building perimeter.

*Hand Hygiene is provided.
*Masks are optional.

*2sqm rule applies in all our venues and chairs will be placed accordingly. 

April Dates
Dayslight Savings Ends Easter Sunday 4 April
Easter Weekend dates Good Friday 2 April
No Woodcroft on Thursday 4th and 15 April
Seniors Week 13-24 April
Anzac Day Sunday 25 April

Please note Thursday 1st April and 15thApril there will be no classes.There has been a previous booking prior to our coming back to classes in 2021.


Remember
Please be reminded if you are unwell stay home and as a courtesy can you please text or email us. Please check in at entry using QR Code provided.

Best for Last..Do you want to know a secret?

The much anticipated event!!

Welcoming you back to the dance floor with theAston Martinis.
Please note this event is offered to Blue Suede Shoes Students.

Fri 9 April  7.30pm Emu Plains
Tickets $35 VIP Pass Members $30

Limited tickets Bookings essential
Restricted numbers

Saying
What would you ask for if you knew the answer was Yes?

From the team at Blue Suede Shoes

Thank you for your support
Let’s keep dancing

March Magic

Firstly what a Fab February as we say So Long to Summer!
I would like to welcome all our new students who have begun with us this year.  I love the enthusiasm and vibe you bring to the floor each week.  Our theme nights were well received and we have had requests for more so keep your eyes peeled for the next one in your area.

Fiery Fundraiser Recap
Earlier this year we embarked on a Fundraiser to help our Firey’s and what a HUGE
success.  We are proud to announce we raised $6636.05 from an enthusiastic loyal giving crowd of 105 people.   More than half were from Sydney and I do applaud your support.  We had a wonderful team of volunteers who put their hands up to help and of course our music team in DJ Gav Bean and Toni & the Rhythm Cats who gave up of their time to provide the entertainment.  Thank you!

Look out March is here
All NEW courses starting at the following venues
Emu Plains Monday 9 March
Concord Wednesday 11 March
Camden Monday 16 March
Woodcroft – Thursday 5 March Swing is back at 7.45pm
Gosford – Wednesday 4 March Swing is back at 7.45pm
Ettalong – Monday 2 March RocknRoll/Rockabilly & Swing is back at 7.45pm
Toukley – Tuesday 3 March RocknRoll & Swing is back at 7.45pm
Mayfield course final class Monday 2 March
We also recommend the extra classes run by the Swing Katz at Surry Hills and
Katoomba.
For more details please visit our Lessons Page

Did you know?
At the end of your lesson we encourage you to video the class recap.  There is a 15 minute social break at the end of each class where you can video your teachers and practice your class moves.

Who else is Ready to Dance?
Roaring 20s Theme Ball

Ain’t no PARTY like a ROARING 20s !!…..it’s going to be the bees knees!!
Get those tix quick or regret it!
Available now at this link or pop into class and grab your ticket.

It’s been a long time between drinks since we have had The Lemon Squeezin
Daddies with Pearl Noire at one of our events. Join us for an event not to be missed.

All welcomed bring your friends along, kid friendly event. Great venue Huge Car park, Bistro, Bar and large sunken dance floor. What more could you want?

Saturday 18 April 7pm at the Greyhound Social Club (known as Arena Sports Club)
140 Rookwood Road, Yagoona
Adults $27.50 Children $15.00

Medals Night
The next NSW RocknRoll Association medals will be held at Woodcroft Neighbourhood Centre on Thursday 7 May at 7.30pm. Medallists interested in being part of the Program please email me for the Nomination Form.   Private lessons available for all dancers. Bronze to Gold Levels in all styles RocknRoll, Slow Swing & LindyHop.

NSW RocknRoll Association Inc
Become a member of the NSW RocknRoll Association Inc which has just had it’s first AGM and is now incorporated. Qualified Teachers, Medal Programs for your students.  Teachers and Student Workshops available as well as  Teachers Qualification Program.
Find out what it takes to be qualified, also become an Active Kids Provider, Working With Children and the most important Public Liability Dance Insurance.
Teachers Membership is $30 and Student Dancers may join for $10 and save that on their first medal exam.  For more details please email nswstatetitles@outlook.com

ANNOUNCING Christmas in July Coast Shelter Appeal Sat 25 July
“No time for Siesta..it’s time for Fiesta!!”
Our annual Christmas in July theme is Fiesta Party featuring teddy boy band
The Lincolns from Adelaide. Our charity of choice continues with Coast Shelter.
Where? Central Coast Leagues Club
When? Saturday 25 July.
Tickets will be available 10 March.  I am taking bookings now..
Ticket fees Adults $35 and Children $15

Twinkle Toes
Looking for dance shoes?
  We are a stockist for My JuJu Dance Fever RocknRoll Shoes.  We have Mens and Ladies shoes available in brogue, saddle and maryjane style. Black, Black & White, Red & Black with memory foam inserts, leather sole or rubber sole.
$130

Upcoming Events
Easy Street Show n Shine Toukley 7 March
RocknRoll Vintage in Thirroul 8 March
Newcastle Rockabilly Festival Sat 14 March
Kurri Kurri Nostalgic Festival 27-29 March

All Eyes on the NEW Season Special
Our GIFT TO YOU
Who wants $10 OFF  our 8 Lesson Passes this month?
Limited to one per person during the magic month of March.
Ask about our other offers available.  *Bring a friend for free first visit.
Available at Woodcroft & Central Coast locations

Follow us on Facebook link
We understand not everyone does social media. For those that do follow Facebook please visit our 2 pages.  Our Group page is for gigs and less formal information and our Business Page advertises our classes and events.  It will keep you up to the minute.
If you like to watch class videos please visit and subscribe to our YouTube Channel link

Touching Base
Please give us a Courtesy Call/text or email if you are unable to attend your private
lesson, workshop, troupe training or regular class.  This will help the teacher reassess their planner and class schedule.

Where there are poor class numbers/double bookings or an emergency situation e.g. weather related/bushfire etc you will be notified of cancellation by text.

Saying

Signing off