Coasties Newsletter - 27 July 2009
"Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order."
Monday nights @ COOLANGATTA - where have all the men gone?
Ok - this is a shout out for BOYS! We have a good number of ladies attending on Monday nights but the lads are letting us down. We'd love to see some of our regular dancers at our Cooly venue so if you don't have anything special on tonight, why not come and have a dance with this great group of people.
Kent is teaching tonight with Emma and Al and Angie will be teaching the re-cap class at 9pm.
As it's the week of the Soiree, we'll also do some routine practice at the end of the night for those wanting to sharpen up their performance skills. Both Emma and Kent will be there tonight so it's a good time to pick their brains for tips on the routine.
Don't forget - classes start at 7:30pm not 8pm!! :)
Tuesday nights @ ARUNDEL
Allan's up again this week with Ciara for the beginner class and then Jenny for the intermediate class.
Ciara and Atul will teach the re-cap class while Zane and Kat teach the intro-mediate class at 9pm so don't rush off, there's a class for everyone and plenty of social dancing too. Tuesdays have been getting good numbers and there's a good vibe every week.
A gentle reminder to everyone that class starts at 7:30pm. Please be considerate to all by arriving on time.
Wednesday nights @ SOUTHPORT
This week Emma's taking the class with Austin as her demonstrator for the beginner class and then Atul for the intermediate class. After the freestyle session you'll have Austin and Katie taking the re-cap class and Justin and Dahna taking the intro-mediate class.
It's the week of the Soiree so Burn Routine practice will be from 10:20pm for those looking to sharpen up their performance! Emma will be there to go over the moves and assist with your progress so if you'd like to keep the routine fresh in mind and not lose it before the next session, Wednesday night is highly recommended. A gentle reminder to routine people - please come for the class and not just the practice session as this is not fair to our regular customers. :)
We've been having some fun on Wednesday night so if you haven't tried this class, why not try it this week.
Of course we don't need to tell you again but.....class starts at 7:30pm! Arrival at 7:15pm will assist with having things run smoothly throught the night.
Friday night @ BROADBEACH
This week, Kent will teach with Rizzo for the beginner class and then Laura for the intermediate class. After the first freeestyle, Isaac and Rizzo will take the re-cap class at 9pm while Rob and Chrissy take the intro-mediate class.
Friday's ROCK! Getting great numbers with loads of atmosphere. Friday's has extended freestyle until 11pm so this is a great way to enter into your weekend. There's an open invitation to all to join us at Spinners at the Casino after class on Friday nights. There's always about 20 (or more) people who head across and sit as a large group so don't be shy, just head on over and make some new friends. This is a great socialising opportunity and can enhance your social fun at any dance night on the coast.
Burn Routine is finished :(
WOW! These guys did an amazing job by learning an entire routine in 6 weeks. A massive thank you to the 14 couples who completed the routine and gave up their Sunday afternoons for the 6 weeks to do so.
We're really proud of everyone who participated and know that some were contemplating giving up at various stages but persevered and made it through to the end. What a great achievement.
The Burn people are now getting ready to perform this routine at the Soiree on Saturday night so if you see them practicing, give them plenty of encouragement.
GC Soiree - a few tickets left!
How quick has this come around? The Soiree 2009 is being held at the stunningly impressive Hyatt Regency at Sanctuary Cove this Saturday night!
Saturday, 1st August 2009.
Ticket sales did close on Friday night however we have a few left.....the remaining tickets can be purchased up until Wednesday morning. To purchase your ticket, please call the office on 5591 9170 or purchase at Cooly tonight or Arundel tomorrow night. After Wednesday afternoon we cannot issue any more tickets.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
* This is the Gold Coast dance scene's most exclusive event and as such there is a dress code. It is a cocktail event which means NO JEANS will be allowed! Guys, you don't have to wear a suit and tie but a minimum requirement will be a collared shirt and slacks. Ladies, this is a dressy event so the perfect excuse to go all out. You don't need a ball gown but you are encouraged to dress to impress.
* You are encouraged to have dinner before you arrive as there is no meal provided - this event will include a drinks and canape package for the early part of the evening but if you are intending on dancing and drinking into the night, line your tummies before you get there.
* If you are performing in one of the dance displays, you are asked to arrive in Soiree attire and bring your dance costume with you. Performers will be shown where the designated change area is upon arrival.
The Gold Coast's scintillating Soiree is in it's third year and promises to be bigger and better than ever, thanks to the support, encouragement and feedback provided from you, our dancers. We aim to provide you a night to remember with good friends and good times.
Thinking of moving up to the next class?
If you're wondering which class you should be in at 9pm when the second round of classes starts, then here's a bit of a guide and some essential dance ettiquette to consider.
We would hope that you participate in at least 10 -15 re-cap classes before moving to the intro-mediate class (that's the bridging class). Considering there is a 23 week curriculum that will take you through the beginner/base level moves, to move up ahead of this will limit your ability to freestyle well and have a good understanding of these base level moves before tackling the variations of these that will be introduced in the intro-mediate class.
Again, 10 - 15 intro-mediate classes is the recommended average. You need to be able to know these moves well before stepping up to the intermediate class. In the level after this, there is an expectation that you will be able to execute these moves comfortably, allowing the more complex moves to be built upon. If you are unable to do this, the teacher is then put in a position to hold up the pace of the class while you catch up - which can frustrate the more competent dancers and lead to less participation by those dancers.
There are exceptions to this guide so the most encouraged action is for you to ask one of the teachers for their guidance when considering the move up to the next level. This can potentially eleviate stress from other dancers and be reassuring to you that you're in the right place.
Dancing is for all of us to enjoy, but we all need to be considerate of our fellow dancers too.
We have found that those who "do their time" at the beginner levels, turn out to be the best freestyle dancers we have!