GC Newsletter - 18 May 2005In this issue...
Beginner Workshop - THIS Sunday!
Calling all beginners! Classes are growing at the moment and with heaps of newbies on the floor. Le Step on the Coast is offering all beginners a head start to getting out there and being able to competently groove with the moves.
Join us this Sunday, 22nd May down at the Broadbeach Bowls Club (not the Friday night venue) for a 2 hour workshop, concentrating on technique, tension, footwork, leading and following. All the fundamentals to this style of dance.
Grab a pink leaflet from the door on Friday night (if you don't already have one) and ask the crew all about it. This is a great way to progress from 'just moves' to 'freestyling'.
"Bring-A-Friend-For-Free" this coming TUESDAY
The Tuesday night venue is proving to be a great mid-week class. The venue has a fantastic floor and it's almost as big as the Friday night venue.
In order to create the lively atmosphere that our Friday class generates, we're offering you this coming Tuesday night, 24th June, a BRING-A-FRIEND-FOR-FREE night at our Arundel venue.
If you bring 1 friend (that has never been to a Le Step class before), your friend will get in for FREE and you'll get in at HALF PRICE.
If you bring 2 friends (that have never been to a Le Step class before), they BOTH get in for FREE and SO DO YOU!
If you haven't been along to check out our newest venue, come and join us Tuesday night. Hope to see some regular faces and some new ones too!
If you haven't already lined up a partner for the exciting workshops in June, start looking now and don't miss out.
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS - 18th June (Saturday)
New Zealand legend 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. In a second workshop, they'll show us their unique style and flow.
These guys are fantastic dancers and fabulous teachers. Their workshops will be loads of fun and are aimed at intermediate and advanced dancers.
Registration forms already at class so see the door person to get your booking in early.
For further details pick up a yellow brochure from any LeStep on the Coast venue or call the office on 5571 6560 or 0404 034 209.
PARTY IN JUNE!
The next Broadbeach Mall Dance party will be held on Saturday 25th June and will be FREE!
Jot that date down in your diaries and meet us "Under the Sails" in the Broadbeach Mall, for an open air dance party that will start at 7pm and go through until 9:30pm. Two and a half hours of free dance time. Due to sound restrictions in the mall, we usually extend the partying until the wee hours at the Bank Night Club in Southport.
Brochures will be available at class soon.
New Intermediate Routine - August
Many of you have asked and many have hinted........
Yes.......there will be another Le Step on the Coast Intermediate Routine and it will be taught in the month of August.
This gives you nearly 2 and a half months to line up a partner to learn the routine with so start asking around now. For all our newbies that have joined us this year, many of you will be able to participate in this routine so don't rule it out.
Routines are a great way to learn new moves and style to add to your freestyling repertoire. Opportunities to perform the new routine at dance functions later in the year will also be an option. Ask any of the dancers who've learnt and/or performed the previous routines and they'll gladly tell you more about it.
More details coming soon!
This weeks 'Dance Focus'.........
Are you a 'partner hog'?
If you've ever been in the situation where you've asked someone to dance, or been asked to dance and then found that you dance with no one else all night, then you'll know what we're referring too.
Becoming a courteous dancer is not only about your skill on the floor but also about your manners. You may really enjoy dancing with someone but resist the urge to keep him/her all night or from allowing anyone else to experience that enjoyment. There's two sides to this coin and we all need to consider these individually. One is that he/she may be thoroughly enjoying the dance as well, but the other is, that they may not be enjoying it at all. To avoid any 'hogging' labels it's probably a nice idea, if you'd like a second or third dance with the same person, to ask them if they'd "like another?". This gives the other person a chance to decline politely or continue with enthusiasm.
Keeping that in mind....the best thing for individual improvement is DANCE DANCE DANCE! Believe it or not - the more people you dance with the better for your dancing.