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News 6th August 2010

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Dates for your Diary danceEscape 2010
New danceChamps venue photos Enhance Your Dance - Workshops
danceChamps Volunteers needed
Chermside - Bring A Friend FREE

Early-Bird special closes Monday!!!

danceChamps = less than 243 seats still available.

Ekka Wednesday class is ON at West End. And, see you on Tuessday night for our pre-Ekka holiday party night.

Enhance your Dance - Workshop series continues this Sunday
Julia and myself (Mick) will be running the performance and competition workshop this weekend. It is not just for people who are competing but is also for people who are interested in performance dancing too.

Tuesday report
Numbers are generally good and on the increase but we've had extra guys the last few weeks. Girls, bring some friends and come join us at Chermside.
This coming Tuesday we will have a BIG night because of Ekka Wednesday holiday the following day. Generally after this class we head to a local venue for a drink or two. See you there.

Wednesday report
The new floor at West End is fantastic. Over 120 there this week. Great atmosphere! See you there for a great night on Ekka Wednesday.

Friday report
Julia will be teaching there this week. It's always great to hear things from another perspetive and Julia has heaps of general dance and competition experience.


Earlier this week we did a count on seats still available at the danceChamps and worked out we only have 243 seats left. We now have less than that so get in fast if you want one as a spectator or competitor.

See you at class,

More volunteers needed for our danceChamps
It's that time of year when we are looking for volunteers to help run our danceChamps in September.

It would be great if we could get enough non-competing volunteers to help but there are jobs for lots of people to make the event run smoothly.

We need;
  • data entry people
  • 'runners' to collect judges' score sheets
  • 'runners' to post notifications of those through to the next round
  • ushers
  • car-park directors
  • front door staff & helpers
  • hosts for our guest judges etc

Please email if you are interested in helping out on the day or in the lead-up to our biggest event.

'Enhance your Dance' - Workshop series this Sunday
Rather than offer another standard routine, we wanted to give you something different but something that will really assist your dancing no matter who you are or how long you've been dancing.

One of the key benefits of a routine is that you do some of the same stuff over and over which helps it become second nature. With that in mind, we have a series of workshops that will encourage you to go over the stuff you learn each week and enable you to enhance your dance by building on from one workshop to another.

We have also asked a few additional teachers to help so that you get to hear things from a different point of view as we draw on a vast variety of experiences.

You do not have to do all workshops but we have designed them so that most of them build on the techniques and skills each week.

WORKSHOPS Teachers Date
1. Intro-Mediate Foundations Lee & Helen 11th Jul
    Incl variety of skills & drills everyone should know.
2. Intermediate Fundamentals Lee & Helen 25th Jul
    More Intermediate skills/drills and techniques
    including Body Lead and Stretch and styling
3. Musicality Mick & Helen 1st Aug
    An hour of basics and an hour of
    more adv musicality & application of knowledge.
4. Performance & Competition Mick & Julia 8th Aug
    Skills for everyone as well as how to
    best prepare for a competition
5. Fitting it to the music Julia & Jack 15th Aug
    Learn some great combos so you can see how
    Julia & Jack fit moves/combos to the music.
6. Eye-Capturing Combos - Jam Session Variety 22nd Aug
    A variety of couples will teach some eye-capturing
    moves & assist you with developing your
    own combos for competition or freestyle.

Pricing: $30ea or all 6 for $130.
A two hour workshop is usually $30pp.
However, we understand many of you are on a budget, so we have priced this series of six workshops the same as what you would pay for a routine - $130.
Should you decide to do only some of the workshop you also have the option to pay for them individually at $30ea.
Time: 5:30 till 7:30pm
Venue: St.Joachim's Hall - Crown St Holland Park.

Chermside - bring a friend FREE night - again this Tuesday!
Girls - again last week we had plenty of extra boys.

Are you from the Northside?
Do you have friends who are from the Northside?
Please tell them about our Northside venue at Chermside and our
free night for first-timers again on Tuesday.

If you have not been to Chermside before, maybe you'd like to check it out.
As a smaller venue it's easier to meet people, see what's going on in the class and get a dance with some of our better dancers and crew members.
Lots of the crew and regulars also enjoy the meals that are available from 6:30pm.

It's also got a huge floor and plenty of parking at the back of the building.

So Northsiders...

First-Timers will be admitted FREE and if you bring a first-timer YOU will be 1/2 price.

Chermside Bowls Club - 468 Rode Rd - Chermside. Beside the Netball courts.
Parking available behind the club.

Dates for your diary:

Here's our calendar page for a full list of events.

14th Aug Broadbeach Mall Dance Party
3rd - 12th Sep danceEscape 2010
See our calendar pages for all the dates you need.
No class at Weller's Hill on Friday 3rd Sep
'cause everyone will be at Maroochydore for danceEscape

danceEscape September 2010
It's confirmed that danceEscape will run from Friday 3rd till Sunday 12th September 2010.

danceEscape is a massive 10 day event with some of the best dancers in the country heading to Queensland.
The danceWeekender features workshops from Master Modern Jivers.
During the week we will have more social and dance related events including an Intermediate/Advanced and Masters routine which will be performed at the pre-Champs buffet dinner and dance party.
The event culminates with a major Modern Jive competition on Saturday 11th September.

danceEscape includes;
Fri 3rd Sep NO class at Weller's Hill due to danceEscape Weekender
Fri 3rd, Sat 4th & Sun 5th Sep Maroochydore - Sunshine Coast
Mon 6th - Thu 9th Sep danceEscape continues with workshops, 2 routines etc
Fri 10th - Sun 12th Sep danceChamps weekend

More information heais now available under Events....danceEscape..... then look at the sub-menu on the left panel.

Enjoy the dance floor!
From Mick, Rach and the Le Step Team