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Christmas In July

 

LUCKY SEVEN featured for this year’s Christmas In July

BLUE SUEDE SHOES PRESENTS LUCKY SEVEN for The NEXT BIG EVENT
You won’t want to miss this one!!

PLEASE NOTE :
We are collecting donations for Coast Shelter (non perishable food, manchester, clothing, toiletries, toys etc)

The cart  closed Tuesday 16 JUNE unless sold prior.. Only a handful of tickets left.
Should you wish to purchase tickets please email bluesuedes@hotmail.com to see availability.

Saturday 27 July 7pm
Central Coast Leagues Club
1 Dane Drive Gosford
The 220 tickets have SOLD

Please note there are no refunds . Tickets are transferrable.

Please note there is a car park and a couple of bistros to choose to have dinner.
Tickets NOW $40 Adults Kids $20
Please text 0414938623 for your ticket.

If you wish to sit with friends please nominate name and table see Floor Plan below

We are SUPER excited to announce we will be featuring LUCKY SEVEN From South Australia
Get ready to bop, drop and jive!
Straight off the set of your favourite gangster movie,
Lucky Seven are an old school swing outfit that simply can’t be stopped.
It doesn’t matter when you rock, swing or boogie.  These guys are great musicians and you can dance strut your style.

A band not to be missed!
Everyone welcomed family friendly

 

 

 

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

November News

WELCOME to our latest News Update with only 8 weeks remaining!

THANK YOU ONE AND ALL who supported Breast Cancer Month and wearing PINK to class.  We are 73% of our goal fingers crossed we make the 100%.

A big thank you for actively promoting and sharing our posts and events and to those of you who encourage enrolments for continuing classes.

Stand by for our last courses of the year please share with friends. Below are the starting dates PLEASE visit LESSONS PAGE for full timetable.

Emu Plains Public School & Camden RSL 23 Oct
Concord 1 November New Swing Beginners 7pm
Plumpton 2 November New RocknRoll Beginners 7pm
Gosford 8 November No classes due to Medals night 1 Nov spectactors $5 no classes
Toukley 14 November  no classes Melbourne Cup Day 7 Nov) St Louis Shag Refresher
Gallipoli Legions Club 6 November – Boogie Woogie is coming!!!!

NEW COURSE suggestions are always welcome as we value keeping up with emerging trends and be innovative. Plumpton have spoken and are enjoying their Balboa and Cha Cha this month. Boogie Woogie is high on the list too for Newcastle area.

EVENTS

CHROMEFEST

Please visit our Red Marquee which will be in opposite the waterfront stage (we will be between Jimbos Seafood and Fonzarelli Pizza).  Site 8

Chromefest is around the corner and our BOTH Friday night Bop at The Entrance Leagues Club & Si Cranstoun Sockhop at Club Mingara are SOLD OUT.
All seating has been finalised for both events.

Please note the first 330 tickets are Table Seated and Tickets numbers 331 onwards are standing room only.
There are bistro facilities at the clubs and parking for your convenience.  Doors open at 6.30pm for both nights and finish around 11.pm-11.30pm.  Don’t forget your tickets and/or online receipts.
For Friday Night Bop Seat allocation please visit this link SEATING and scroll down the page.

For Si Cranstoun Seat allocation please visit this link SEATING and scroll to the bottom of the page.

END OF YEAR CHRISTMAS PARTY

Christmas Story time event is selling fast with only 2 tables (16 tickets) remaining so please be sure to book your ticket to avoid
disappointment. Let’s finish the year with a bang!
DOUBLE header THE LINCOLNS & HELLCAT III head up the night!

Halloween Theme Club Toukley Tuesday 31 October
Our last course for October at Club Toukley will be a Halloween Theme on Tues 31 October. Come along and dress up and have some fun. The following week is Melbourne Cup and there will be NO classes that night. We return for the last course of the year on Tuesday 14 November.

Medals Night Wednesday 1st November at Gosford Hall will replace regular dance
classes. We encourage students to pop in and support the students going for their bronze and silver medals. There will be some social dancing. All welcomed $5 at the door.
Drinks and nibbles are welcome but please take your rubbish with you. We have 34 medals and wish all the students the very best.
Starts 7pm sharp.

Si Cranstoun Sydney Show Fri 3 November at Blacktown Workers Club
Don’t forget to get your tickets to see Si Cranstoun for a second show. Ive bought the
trifecta with Lizottes show, Chromefest and Blacktown Workers. It will be a great night with a large dance sunken dance floor come along and join us. Tickets may be purchased via the club.  Remember Si Cranstoun is SOLD OUT at Mingara.

PLEASE NOTE THESE 3 CLOSURE DATES below

***Thursday 26 October No classes at Plumpton we return 2 November

**Melbourne Cup Day – PLEASE note there will be no classes at Club Toukley on 7 November due to Melbourne Cup
**Gallipoli Legions Club PLEASE note there will no classes Monday 30 October after Chromefest

Long Jetty Street Festival Sun 19 November

Dancers don’t forget we will be Roaming and Dancing in the streets between 12noon and 2pm. Meet at Green Tangerine Corner Thompson Street & The Entrance Road at 11.30am

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SUMMER WORKSHOPS
Please email or message your interest for Summer Workshops during the Christmas Holidays.  There is a lot of interest for Boogie Woogie and Advance RocknRoll on the Central Coat/Newcastle.  We appreciate feedback from Sydney students as well.

SAYING
“Don’t be a passenger in your own life”

Our next Update will be December in the meantime
See you on the dance floor
Anna & Justin

Half Yearly News

Half Yearly News

Welcome on board to all our new students who have joined us since our last news update.

There will be some interruptions this month to some of our classes so please take note of your venue dates below and please follow us on Facebook for all our daily updates.

Is this your first time at BSS Dance? 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

In memoriam
It has been a very sad week when we learned the passing of Jenny Costenoble. Jenny was a regular at Plumpton Neighbourhood Centre and I had the pleasure to get to know her through the RocknRoll Class and this year through the Swing Class. Always smiling and a genuinely, beautiful lady. She loved her dancing and dance family and introduced us to some wonderful people. Our condolences to the family and Alex. Her smile and light will definitely be missed. Also a special Thank you to those who came along to the Shim Sham last Thursday. These photos were taken at our recent Prom Night. RIP

What’s New??
We have been approached by Club Toukley to teach in their auditorium on a Tuesday night and we have taken up their offer.

The Club has a history with RocknRoll dancing and we look forward to working in with them to bring dancing back to this great venue.

We will be bringing back the childrens classes at 6.15pm and continue with the same schedule RocknRoll/Rockabilly 7pm and Swing at 8pm. We do hope you support the move as it is a very rare occasion that a club approaches a dance school.

Disruption to Classes
We apologise for any inconvenience caused to the disruptions of classes in the next few weeks. Please read dates below carefully to see when we are open.
Here are the dates we will be open.
Concord Wed 7 & 14 June class as normal
Gosford Wed 14 through to 28 June Intermediate rocknroll class only
Plumpton Thurs 15 and 22 June Intermediate rocknroll class only
Gallipolli Mon 17 and 26 June All levels Rockabilly only
Emu Plains & Camden back on Monday 3 July
Please visit Lessons pages for all updates here

007 Christmas in July
We still have 3 tables left so if you haven’t got your tickets get in now and join us for a double header with the fabulous Jive Bombers and rocking Hellcat III. Our popular resident Dj Vinnie will be playing your favourite tunes and a performance by the Sydney Swing Katz.

We will also have a student participation for the Shim Sham in memory of Jenny Costenoble. So brush up your shim sham between now and then.
Central Coast Leagues Club Parkview Room
Collecting for Coast Shelter – any non perishable goods, clothing, toiletries, toys, Manchester etc please bring along on the night and place in boxes provided.
Sat 29 July 7pm Tickets $25 Purchase tickets online here

NSW State Titles
Quick reminder entries for the NSW State Titles close 15 July. Please note after this date all late enries will incur a late fee of $15 per event. Entries may be emailed to nswstatetitles@outlook.com
Spectactor Tickets are available now online at this link

Reminder to those who have perpetual trophies to please return them prior to the competition day or please contact me to make other arrangements.
Sat 12 August Parramatta RSL
For full details Please check link

Shout out !
Moving 4 Health – Looking for a physio?? We can highly recommend Liz Stride for the job. Like her on facebook message and give her a call to book your next appointment. Specialising in exercise physiology, prevention and management of chronic disease and injuries. A dancers best friend!

Please visit our Staff Page for Bio on Lizzy Stride here
Lizzy Stride Tel 0432 864 279 Facebook page link

Swing Katz Workshop #2 & Medals Night – Due to the success of the Central Coast Swing Katz Workshop and Medals Night we are pleased to announce that both these events will be coming later in the year. We are looking towards November. Details coming soon. Please email me your interest.

Congratulations to our medalists! Tony & Jannette Rock, Tammy Kajewski, Ben Rowe, Abigail Aber, Jody Renshaw and Serah Williams.

NEW Course Dates for JULY– Bring your friends – complete BEGINNERS
Emu Plains & Camden Monday 3 July
Concord Wednesday  5 July
Club Toukley Tuesday 25 July NEW VENUE replacing Toowoon Bay
Gosford Wednesday 19 July
First timers first lesson free
Please visit Lessons page for full timetable

End of Year Christmas Party Fairy Tale Theme
We are so excited to announce THE LINCOLNS from South Australia as our band for this years End of Year Christmas bash. This is an event not to be missed. Our theme is Fairy Tales.  So start preparing your outfits. More details to come.
Friday 8 December Parramatta RSL

Saying
If you see it in your mind you can hold it in your hand – Matt Haigh

From the Team at Blue Suede Shoes Dance