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Coasties Newsletter - 26 May 2008

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Venue Report...
Monthly passes on sale next Tuesday night!
Workshops - This Saturday!
Next Gold Coast Routine
Ceroc & Modern Jive Championship Event in Sydney!
The Gold Coast's Scintillating Soiree is Back!
Dance Escape - Modern Jive Party Week - Sept 2008
Coming Events.....

Venue Report...

Tuesday @ Arundel
It's getting chilly but don't let that stop you! Head into Arundel tomorrow night and see what Al and the crew have planned for you.

Parkwood/Arundel Community Centre
Napper Road, Arundel
7:30 -10:30pm
Just $14 for 3 hours!

Wednesday @ Dance HQ
Emma's back! After being away for the last 3 weeks, she's back with her ever enthusiastic love of dance. Make sure you pop into HQ on Wednesday night to say hi and have a dance. She's missed you all and is excited about teaching her classes again.

Dance Head Quarters
4/10 Pinter Drive, Southport
7:30 -10:30pm
Just $14 for 3 hours!

Thursday @ Burleigh
Intro-mediate class EVERY Thursday night! This system is working well with a good standard being developed at our newest Gold Coast venue.

All three of the Directors here on the Coast can be found at Burliegh with Allan, Emma AND Kent all dancing and teaching at this venue along with a support crew of awesome dancers.

Consistent numbers and a regular crowd make for a fun night of dancing.Come and check out the new Thursday night venue!

Centre Stage Perfomance Academy
63 Township Drive, West Burleigh
7:30 - 10:30pm
Just $14 for 3 hours!

Friday @ Broadbeach - Now with Extended Freestyle
Everyone loves Friday nights at Broadie and it's just got better with extended freestyle this month!

Over 96 people last Friday so what an atmosphere! If you're keen to keep those winter kilo's off, then dance them off on Friday nights at Broadie. A great way to start the weekend.

This is also the gathering place of some of Queenslands best dancing talent. Classes for all levels of dancers from beginner to advanced. Don't miss out!

Broadbeach Senior Citizens Hall
TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach
7:30 -10:30pm
Just $14 for 3 hours and then hit the Casino afterwards for dinner and drinks!

Monthly passes on sale next Tuesday night!

If you're dancing more than once a week, then this is definately the way to go.

For $70 you can dance 4 nights a week right here on the Gold Coast or you can visit the Le Step venues in Brisbane or on the Sunshine Coast. This the best dancing value you can get. Not only does it make the cost so much cheaper but you can gain so much knowledge from the very experienced teachers at each different venue.

Le Step has some of Australia's best dancing talent on show and who are willing to share their dancing knowlege with you. So.....if you're loving your dancing, consider the Monthly Pass to save dollars and gain experience.

Workshops - This Saturday!

Le Step on the Coast will be offering a beginner workshop on Saturday, 31st May - to be followed by a dance party at HQ! Information as follows:

BEGINNER WORKSHOP 12:30 - 2:30pm
$25 per person
Dance HQ, 4/16 Pinter Dr, Southport

This workshop will be taken by Rob Want, recent finalist in the Masters Division (the highest level) at the Victorian Championships. The aim of the beginners' workshop is to get you out there on the floor enjoying freestyle as soon as possible - after all, that's what it's all about! You will learn a number of base moves (moves which can be varied later on) in more detail than our regular classes allow. The basic techniques you'll learn from these base moves can then be applied to the many variations you'll encounter in our Intermediate / Advanced classes.

Beginner workshops do not require your own partner but you do need to book.

Technique covered will include:
  • Rhythm and Timing
  • Handholds and Leads from the Man
  • Spinning Technique
  • Footwork
  • Freestyling; and
  • Developing Your Own Style.


Dance Party / Workshop Deal

If you're coming for the workshop, come back for the dance party too! If you participate in the workshop, you'll get into the dance party for half price.

As well as the introductory beginner class at 7:30pm, there'll be giveaways, performances and late night moves.

BYO whatever you like! Nibbles and tea & coffee will be provided but you're welcome to bring wine, beer or spirits but remember to bring something to drink out of!

|| Date: || Saturday 31 May ||
|| Time: || 7:30 - 11:30pm ||
|| Location: || Dance Head Quarters
|| || 4/10 Pinter Drive, Southport ||
|| Cost: || $14 ||

Fully air-conditioned, Dance HQ makes for very pleasant dancing with a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Details and brochures are available at class and you can always ask the crew for more details....

Next Gold Coast Routine

Did you learn the last Coasties routine?
Do you want to learn a routine (or another routine)?
Do you want to increase your ability to link moves together?
Do you want to improve your styling?

If you answered 'yes' to any of those questions then make sure you sign up for the next Gold Coast Routine and NO - we're not doing the Superstar routine! After much discussion and deliberation it was decided that something new and fun would be more exciting.

Emma, Al and Kent have choreographed another fun routine jam packed with great moves for all dancers. You will need a partner for the routine so start finding one now. The routine starts in June and will be taught at Dance HQ on Sunday afternoons in 6 x 2 hour sessions. For those who are learning the routine, a DVD will be available for purchase to assist in learning and maintaining the routine. Traditionally, these will be ready by week 5 of the routine.

The routine will be ready in time to perform at the Soiree (see below) so for those interested in showing off what they've learnt, that's the ultimate goal.

Brochures are available at class now! The "James Dean Routine" will be a little more challenging than the last one but with a massive emphasis on having fun and dancing with musicality and style.

Ceroc & Modern Jive Championship Event in Sydney!

We've got a group of 16 Coasties heading down for the CMB Sydney dance comp and at least 10 Brisbanites that we can think of attending too. The champs will be held on Saturday, 7th June and you'll see some our dancers practicing for the comp at classes over the next 2 weeks.

Make sure you wish them all good luck! This is a very exciting time for them and some will be entering their first competition.

If you like the idea of competing, keep in mind that Queenslands big comp is in September this year. Have a chat to some of our experienced dancers if this appeals to you and they can give you some guidance.

Comp report will follow after the event.

The Gold Coast's Scintillating Soiree is back!

The Soiree held last year for the first time is back and will be bigger and better than the first. We had some very positive feedback from our initial event and have taken on board some of the suggestions for this years event in an attempt to provide you with an even BETTER night out.

Saturday, 2nd August 2008
7pm - midnight
$89* per person
Hyatt Regency, Sanctuary Cove

This event will include dance performances, 1.5 hours of succulent nibbles, 3 hours of beer, wine, champagne, juice and soft drink in the gorgeous environment of the Hyatt Regency in Sanctuary Cove.

A "cocktail event" bringing out the glam and glitz of all our dancers. As this is a Soiree, tickets are limited and it's strictly first in first served. Tickets will be sold from 30 June - 25 July with the early bird rate of $89 for tickets purchased prior to 14 July 2008. All tickets purchased after this date will be at $95.

Pick up a brochure at class and have a chat to the crew for more information.

Dance Escape - Modern Jive Party Week - Sept 2008

Dance Escape 2008 incorporates our;

1. Dance Camp
2. Additional activities throughout the week
3. Championship Weekend of activities

You will be able to book for the whole event or just part of the event.

Our Dance Camp Early-bird Tickets will be released in just a few weeks so get prepared now.

This year there will be three levels of accommodation available. Subject to availability, each level of accommodation will be available at the Early-Bird rate, Standard rate and Late-Booking Rate. However we expect the highest standard of accommodation (about 70 beds) will sell out very fast, so get in early if this is what you want.

Registration for the week of activities and competition will occur later.


Coming Events.....

Be a part of the the Le Step social scene and add these dates to you diary......not to be missed!

31 May Workshop PLUS Dance Party that night
15 June James Dean Routine starts
2 Aug Annual Gold Coast Soiree
6 - 14 Sept Modern Jive Party Week & Australasion Open Modern Jive Championships

For a full list please visit our Full Calendar of Events Page.