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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.



The NSW State Titles 2019

Announcing 2 cash prize Events
Open Invitational Adult RocknRoll $1000 Sponsored by Rayon Productions
Open Invitational Adult Lindy Hop $500 Sponsored by Rahoo Rahoo Rahoo

This year NSW State Titles is on  Saturday 10 August
Please note change of location while Parramatta RSL is undergoing renovations.

We have added a couple of extra tables for spectators on the day
Spectators may come to the door before 11am
Tickets $15 (no pension/senior rates available)

Greyhound Social Club Yagoona 140 Rookwood Road Yagoona
(also known as Arena Sports Club)

We would like to Thank our Sponsors for this year
Major Sponsor Blue Suede Shoes Dance School
Cash Prize Sponsors Rayon & Rahoo Rahoo Rahoo
Sandy Simpson & Ray Ralla
First Aid Express
Moving 4 Health
All Shook Up
Sydney Swing Katz
Innovate Safety Solutions
Fanatical Botanical
Johnny Rockers

Floor Plan below

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

Competition is about participating.  We would love to see at the NSW State Titles.
All your favourite events including teams, triples, jacknjill and open titles are just some of the events.
FAQ for your information

PLEASE email for Rules nswstatetitles@outlook.com

SPECTATOR Tickets available in JUNE




1950s Prom Dance 2017


1950s Prom Dance!

Let’s go back to the Happy Days of the 1950s!

Doors open 6.45pm with Dj Vinnie at 7pm
Bistro opens at 5.30pm get in early to avoid long delays.  Meals may be brought into the auditorium.

An evening of RocknRoll with Mescalero featuring Mavis and DJ Vinnie and special performance by the Sydney Swing Katz who will have you at the edge of your seats!

Where Telarah Bowling Club, Clark Street Telarah (near Maitland)
When Sat 13 May
Time 7pm-11pm

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and are available now through any one of our venues or simply contacting us on 0414 938 623 or email us.  You may purchase online at the link below
Buy tickets
Please note all tickets purchased online incur a processing fee. (+ $1.50 processing fee)

Dress in theme as we will be looking for this year’s Prom King and Prom Queen and we will have prizes for best dressed.
There will also be a Mothers Day Raffle to celebrate Mothers Day!

We welcome all classic car owners to bring along their cars and park them out the front of the club.
Prom 2017 Small


March Newsletter

IT’S AUTUMN!  New Season!  New Courses!

What’s Old is New Again! Our Annual Picnic is back!  It has been a decade since our last picnic. So we are calling on all Stray Cats, Cool Cats, Crazy Cats to come along and join in the fun and activities of the day, be part of the games, dance or just relax and enjoy the afternoon.  There is a plan set in motion should the weather appear to be unfavourable.  This will be posted on the website and facebook on Sunday morning.

Please sign up and register for our upcoming courses.  Failure to register may result in course cancellation.  Please check our lesson page for Full Schedule

CHA CHA – Emu Plains 3 March
ROCKABILLY – Camden 3 March
CHA CHA – Concord 5 March
CHA CHA – Gosford 5 March
COLLEGIATE SHAG – Woodcroft 6 March
SWING – Cronulla 5 March Stapleton Ave Community Centre

Turning our attention to this year’s events please have your diaries ready and take note of our major events below.
Sat 13 Sept Spring Prom back again after last years success! Romeo & Juliet Theme
24-26 October Chromefest The Entrance & Chromefest Sock Hop 25th  at  Long Jetty Hall
Sat 13 December Christmas Party Parramatta RSL The Aston Martinis & DJ Vinnie
Wed 31 Dec New Years Eve 2012 Pyjama Theme Party, Venue to be Confirmed

For all Events we recommend to visit  our Events page for full details. Coming soon..
The RocknRoll & Swing Australasian Dance Competition, Autumn RocknRoll Festival at Thirroul,  Anzac Day Torque Bar & Grill and Masquerade Ball at Maitland.

Heads Up for May – There will be a disruption to classes at all venues during the Month of May. Some venues will have a 2 week spell while others will have 3 weeks off.  We have a group of 25 leaving for Frankie Manning 100th Birthday Celebration in New York.  We hope to bring back lots more knowledge and new routines from the other side of the world. We do apologise for the mid-term disruption.

March Specials
Thank you to those of you who took advantage of our New Student Referral.  As a token of our appreciation we have rewarded free lessons with each Student Referral. Conditions apply and we will continue this Referral during the month of March.  For more information please email me.

We are proud to announce that our Schedule Fee will remain the same this financial year.  All casual fees will remain at $15 for most venues except for Camden & Emu Plains where they have been reduced to $10. Central Coast, Concord and Woodcroft can also take advantage of our 4 Lesson Pass for $50 and 8 Lesson Pass for $90 during Term 1.

TOO GOOD TO KEEP UNDER OUR CAPS – It’s time to claim your ticket!  Early Bird tickets on sale in March. We have secured Vini and the Moonlighters once again for this year’s Christmas in July. Our theme is War Years.  After last year’s feedback of the Gatsby Event we encourage everyone to dress up in theme again and look forward to surpassing last year’s efforts.

One of a Kind Clothing
Don’t forget to like our Facebook Page and see what’s new on our One of a Kind Clothing Store.  We truly appreciate everyone’s donations and do hope the rewards have been fulfilling.

Please note: There will be no Classes at Camden or Emu Plains on Monday 10 March. Classes will resume the following Monday 17 March.  

REMINDER the Grand Final of the Windale-Gateshead Bowling Club Competition is on this Sunday 2 March from 5pm.

Prayer is talking to the universe, meditation is listening, take a moment to be still…


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Dance like no one is watching
Anna & Justin

Anna & Jus Lady Luck 2014