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News 2nd November 2010

What's happening....

Don't forget that this Wednesday is the first Wednesday of the month so it's our 'Advanced Class' at 9pm instead of the regular Intermediate Class. If you are not at this level yet, that's ok. There is still plenty for you to learn in the 'Bridging Class'. In fact, the classes are planned so that the teachers will share stuff with you that you won't get in the Intermediate Class.
On the first Wednesday of the month the Bridging class has plenty to keep our regulars entertained.

It's been great to see our Friday night venue happening again. With over 50 people there it's a great way to spend your Friday nights.
There's the option of having dinner at the club plus there's a bar. Plus there's lots of new people for you to get to know.
This Friday we will be focussing on how girls can 'value add' to moves by 'playing within the lead'. Kate will be demoing!

2hr Beginner Workshop this Sunday 7th Nov
Boys, we need a few more of you to even up numbers for the Beginner Workshop.
We are still taking registrations for girls but probably only till Wednesday night.
Please call us now if you want to enrol. 0412 174 111.

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
  • Basic Dips and Drops; and
  • Developing Your Own Style.

Give yourself a head start with a two hour intensive workshop!
Date: Sunday 7th November 2010
Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm
Cost: Just $25pp for two hours
Venue: St.Joachim's Hall - Crown St HOLLAND PK
Partner: No partner required. However, if you organise your own partner we'll admit the two of you for $45 instead of $25ea.
Bookings: Bookings essential. Book at any class or phone 3849 2553.
See Events - Workshops - Bris for full details.

By the way, you can do the workshop without having done a class but you'll get more out of it if you've done at least a couple of classes.

danceChamp DVDs available at class
The danceChamps DVDs look great!

If you ordered a copy please make sure you collect it at class.

Haven't seen the photos yet?
danceChamps Photos - Visit Picture Moments for over 1500 photos from the danceChamps.
Click on 'Your Photos' - then 'Dance Championship 2010' - and then use the password 'jive'.

Mondays - parking arrangements
Monday nights are looking great at the moment but the car park is not looking great at all.

A reminder you'll have to park on the road as the car park has been dug up for construction.
Some of you might like to park in Yuletide St and walk through the school to get to the hall on Crown St.
Parking in Yuletide St will certainly help out. Parking there will mean you'll want to walk to to the right of the church.

Mummy’s Wish (helping Mums with cancer) and High Societea
Mummy’s Wish and High Societea invite you to the inaugural High Tea.

Dates: Sunday 7 November 2010 at Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, Community Hall OR
Time: 11am – 2pm.
Cost: $55 a ticket for High Tea
$50 a ticket for bookings of 10 or more
Bookings: Secure your tickets now!

Your ticket includes:
• A glass of Pimms or fruit punch
    (additional glasses of champagne will be available for sale on the day)
• A delightful selection of sweet and savoury treats
• Tea and coffee
    • All served on high tea stands and the fine china collection from High Societea

There will be raffles and prizes to be won on the day.
Book your tickets now.

Reserve and pay for your tickets now with our secure online facility.
Please contact if you have any questions or would like more information.
We're looking forward to welcoming you at this very special fundraising event.

Combined Ke$ha Routine - started on Sunday
{If you've not started the routine yet, there's probably still time to catch up but you'll need to start this week.< Please have a chat with Mick at class or 0412174111 if you are interested.

It's on at 5:30pm on Sunday from 31st October for six consecutive weeks.
See our calendar page for all the dates.

With choreography from 4 great couples, how can it be anything but.... OUTSTANDING!
The choreographers;
  • Sean Kavanagh (Master Dancer from Syd) with Charlie Cowie (Master Dancer from Syd)
  • Louise Capps (Master Dancer from Syd, Mel) with John Kennedy (Master Dancer from Bris, UK, Syd)
  • Lee Rays (Master Dancer & Mainstream Teacher - Bris) with Kate Cooling (Adv Dancer - Bris)
  • Mick French (Master & Le Step Director Bris) with Helen Luery (Master Dancer - Bris)

The two Brisbane couples will be re-teaching the routine in Brisbane.
Mick with be teaching the first three sessions with Kate.
Lee will be teaching the last three sessions with Helen.

Girls, be warned... guys are always of a premium when it comes to routines.
Do not wait to be asked. Get in early and grab yourself a partner!

The Music: Ke$ha - Your Love is My Drug
The Teachers: Mick French & Kate Cooling
Lee Rays & Helen Luery
Dates/Times: Starts Sunday 31st Oct 2010
See our Calendar of events for session dates/times.
Cost: Just $120pp for six x two hours
Discounted for those who have
already leant the routine.
Performance: If you want, you'll be able to
perform at the Le Step Christmas Party
Wed 22nd Dec at West End
Venue: St.Joachim's Hall - Crown St HOLLAND PK
Partner: Own partner essential.
Bookings: Book at any class or phone 3849 2553.

Christmas Parties
Gold Coast Friday 18th Dec
Brisbane - Wednesday 22nd Dec

Last class for 2010 will be the Brisbane Christmas party on 22nd Dec at West End.
First Brisbane class for 2011 will be Monday 3rd Jan 2011.

Dance Clip 4U
Here's "...a collection of dance clips from almost 40 movies from dance movies to comedies,
from Fred Astaire to Micheal Jackson."
If you haven't seen it, it's well worth a look.

Christmas Dates
If you forget, all of this is on our Calendar page.

Dec 14th Tue Chermside - Last Class for 2010 7:30 - 10:30pm
Dec 17th Fri Broadbeach Final Class & Christmas Party. 7:30 - midnight
Dec 20th Mon Holland Park - Last Class for 2010 7:30 - 10:30pm
Dec 21st Tue No class at Chermside
Dec 22nd Wed Brisbane's Final Class & Christmas Party. 7:00 - 11:00pm
Jan 3rd Mon Holland Park classes resume for 2011. 7:15 for
Crown St Holland Park 7:30 - 10:30pm
Jan 4th Tue No class at Chermside this week.
Jan 5th Wed West End classes resume for 2011. 7:15 for
71 Jane St - Cnr Bank St 7:30 - 10:30pm
Jan 7th Fri Weller's Hill Classes classes resume for 2011. 7:15 for
W'Hill Bowls Club - Esher St Ekibin/Tarragindi 7:30 - 10:30pm
Jan 11th Tue Chermside classes resume for 2011. 7:15 for
Bowls Club - 468 Rode Rd 7:30 - 10:30pm

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