GC Newsletter - 6 May 2005In this issue...
ADVANCED CLASS - TONIGHT
Tonight is the first Friday of the month and as promised, our first ADVANCED class here on the coast.
Come and join Allan (and of course, the lovely Miss Holly) who will challenge you with some intricate moves and loads of great styling. The Advanced class will progress more quickly than our regular intermediate class and the focus will be considerably different. Regular Intermediate classes will resume as of next Friday, with the next Advanced class to be held on Friday, 3rd June.
Something for our regular intermediates to consider.......if you are not 'freestyling competently' then the Advanced class is not for you - yet! Please be considerate to the other dancers when pondering which class to attend tonight. (if you're wondering what "freestyling competently" means - then you are best joining the Intro-mediate class tonight)
If you have just moved up to the Intermediate level, the class for you tonight is the "Intro-mediate" with Kent. He will provide you with a class more challenging than the Beginners and great for improving your freestyle dancing.
Beginners, you'll be joing young Rob, who will teach you some great technique that will have your smooth transition into the higher levels in no time at all.
NOTE: Miss Emma will be out of action for the next few weeks due to injury, but you'll be able to find her at the door.
Comp Report - Victorian Championship
Congrats to all the Coasties that competed at the Victorian Championships in Melbourne on the Labour Day weekend.
A full weekend of dance parties, competition, ball and workshops was had by all who attended.
The Coasties Inc team pulled 1st place with the "Yeah" routine and 3rd place with "Superstar" in the Doubles Team Event! Their bags were loaded with trophies for the trip home. Other results include:-
Allan Skinner & Holly Cormie - semi finalists - Advanced
Rob Want - semi-finalist - Intermediate DWAS (Dance With A Stranger)
Steph Tomlinson - semi-finalist - Advanced DWAS
Dave Elliston - semi finalist - Intermediate DWAS
Kent Willis - finalist - Advanced/Masters DWAS
A big thankyou to John and Sally who were holidaying in Melbourne but came along to the comp as supporters. Great to have you there!
BEGINNERS WORKSHOP - 22nd May (Sunday)
If you're looking to improve your dancing technique and progress to the freestyling level with ease, then join us on Sunday 22nd for a 2 hour workshop at:-
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS - 18th June (Saturday)
International Guest Teacher Paul Tanuvasa and his partner Dana Sharp will be joining us here on the Gold Coast to provide us with some new, challenging and innovative moves. They will also show us their unique style and flow in a seperate workshop.
Registration forms already at class so see the door person to get your booking in early.
For further details on workshops or coming events, pick up a brochure from any LeStep on the Coast venue or call the office on 5571 6560 or 0404 034 209.
Guess who turned 21 - AGAIN!
Jenny, Jenny, Jenny! She thought she could escape and have a birthday without us singing to her! Tut tut tut! We WILL clear our vocal cords tonight at class.
Jenny is part of the LeStep on the Coast crew and you will have seen her either on the door, on the stage or on the floor! Make sure you wish her well for the birthday she celebrated earlier this week.
(a reminder to feel free to "dob in a dancer" with anything to share - be it an occassion or achievement)
This weeks 'Dance Focus'.........
Guys, when you lead a lady onto the floor for a dance (particularly if you've not danced together before), it is nice to ask her if she minds doing dips, drops and/or close moves. She may have an injury or simply a preference not to do certain types of moves, which is any dancers perogative. Likewise, if you're not keen on those moves for one reason or another, it may pay to let her know you're "taking it easy" and "not doing dips and drops tonight".
Partner courtesy applies to guys AND girls and is the best way to ensure everyone has a good night of dancing without being physically hurt or emotionally offended.
So get out there and enjoy "the first move"!