Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Latest news 30 October 2013

Audacity Christmas Party 7th December

Get ready for Xmas - keep the 7th December (a Saturday) free for our Christmas Party.  Put it in your diary now!  Also - it will double as Mark’s Welcome home party and Birthday Bash for Mark, Larry, and a special person to be announced on the night.  So please come along! Cost is $25 per person pre-booked at class to cover hall hire and catering.  Cost The $25 covers Finger foods and a Chrissy cocktail or two.

Xmas Learn to Dance special

Recently, one of my friends said to me – ‘You know, I’ve been considering learning to dance for 6 years now.’  My response – ‘Well you are 30 now – so I guess you have wasted 20% of your life just thinking about it.”

Every Xmas we offer a ‘Learn to Dance’ Gift opportunity – a discounted term 1 pass for your friends. Start working on them now and check back on the 10th December at our web site for a really good deal.  It will last for precisely 2 weeks!  And if you sell 4 of these passes, you get a 6 week class pass free!

Dance Party this Friday night 1st November

Our next Social night is Friday 1st November at the Southern Cross Club Turner.  Cost is $10 to cover hall hire.  Please make sure you attend.  Meet us for dinner from 6pm at the bistro.

Recent travels

Mark and Karolina went to the New Zealand championships during October.  Mark took out 5th place in the Novice Final and both Mark and Kaz danced in the Pro Am.  Mark’s amateur partner Rita took out 1st place and Karolina’s amateur partner took out 2nd place.

We then flew to Melbourne for the Aussie Open Championship.  We caught up with Russ Turner who has settled into the Melbourne dance and social life.  Mark got to the finals again but alas, no top 5 placing in this over 60 entrant group.

November is Charity Month

We plan to make November our charity month.  All profits will be donated on our student’s behalf to a charity just in time for Christmas. Make sure you come to class!

New Term Passes in 2014

Mark is investigating the feasibility of introducing a term pass at $129 for each 10 – 12 week term.  If you would be interested in such a pass (instead of the 6 week $90 pass) please let us know your thoughts.

West Coast Swing ‘Essentials’ Course a Success

By all accounts, Glenn and Emily’s 4 hours of tuition was a raging success.  Thank you to everyone who attended.  We try our best to give you all the necessary tips and hints to make you the smoothest dancer you can be.

Upcoming Interstate Events

If you want to improve your dancing, there is no better way than attending workshops and big interstate dance parties.  Two outstanding events close to Canberra this year are ‘Best of the Best’ in Sydney and ‘Swing Escape’ in the Hunter Valley.

Best of the Best starts the 31st January and there are 3 days of workshops and social dancing.  You will be totally blown away by the experience and meeting world champions Tatiana Mollman Bennett and Jordan Frisbee.  We are staying at the Novotel in Rooty Hill – a 4.5* hotel right at the venue.  There are at least 8 Canberran’s heading to Best of the Best. Book at www.nuroc.com.au.  Early bird pricing can be secured for $100 deposit if paid by 31 October.

Swing Escape is in the Hunter Valley at the 5* Cypress Resort Hotel.  The pros attending are John Lindo and Jessica Cox.  Again, at least 6 Canberran’s have already booked.  So car pool with us to the wine capital of Australia that will be converted to the Swing capital for the 28th to 30th March 2014!  Book at http://www.dancevibe.com.au/swing-escape/

Xmas closedown dates. (Yes we will need a holiday.)

Our last class for the year will be 10th December.  Our first term for 2014 will be 21st January.  We will let you know of any Xmas and New Year dance opportunities as we hear about them.

Bye for now.