Sea Breeze Modern Jive Dance Weekender

Posted 23/03/2019 - by dancevibe in Important News!

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2019 Lakeside Modern Jive Dance Weekender

August 2nd-4th

Sea Breeze is a relaxed, fun and friendly Modern Jive dance weekender, with amazing workshops. This year it is again held at Point Wolstoncroft on the Central Coast, conveniently located between Newcastle and Sydney. The venue boasts an absolute waterfront, 300 square metre timber floor (dividable into two rooms).

Sea Breeze is a rare opportunity to come together at a unique location with a large group of like-minded fellow dancers. A great chance to catch up with dance friends, wide and far, to make new friends, to have a stack of amazing social dances, while learning from some of the best teachers in Australasia!

 

Weekend passes include two night’s accommodation, pizza dinner Friday night, complimentary welcome drink, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday, fire-side Q&A and sausage sizzle Saturday night and Sunday brunch, eight hours of workshops, a performance show and two dance parties!

A limited number of Off-site weekend passes are available (no meals no accomodation). See below.

Our Saturday night wet weather plan for the after party is a sausage sizzle in a staff dorm, which also has a great size wooden floor for the die-hard dancers!

The venue has fantastic shared dorm-style accommodation (3-9 per room). All accomodation rooms are very clean and tidy, have comfortable beds, have air-conditioning and a large ensuite. Each dorm has a communal kitchen so why not bring your own snacks, coffee and drinks. Please also bring a towel, toiletries (including soap), pillow case, sleeping bag or doona and flat sheets.

BYO alcohol and nibbles for cabin and for ballroom. 

Sea Breeze Features

We offer levelled workshops (2 rooms) right on the lake by some of the best teachers on the Australasian Modern Jive scene! Lots of social dancing to an awesome new music mix by a team of DJs. Our Friday night dance card is always fun, you get to dance with so many people, including the teachers. On Saturday we have performances, some new dance mixers to be extra social, more social dancing, and a fire-side Q&A with your teaching team, before the sausage sizzle (BYO alcohol).

All in all a unique weekend of Modern Jive fun!

New additions: Quiet dorm options, a limited number of offsite weekend passes (arrange own accomodation and food) new teachers and expanded teaching team, multiple teacher DJ brackets, new dance mixers on Saturday night, question and answer session around the fire Saturday night, private lesson prizes to grow the community, and a new community spirit award.

Our 2019 Teaching Team

Emma and Zac (Gold Coast), Amy and David (Perth).

Guest workshops by Reasmey and Nathan from Sydney and Bec and Adrian from Newcastle.

Weekend Pass (inclusions noted below)

Super-Early Bird $360 by April 23rd (full payment due by the cut off date to get the discount)(maximum of 40 super-early bird tickets made available)

Early Bird $390 by May 23rd (full payment due by the cut off date to get the discount)

Standard $420 from May 24th up to the event. Subject to availability.

Tickets include two night’s accommodation, pizza dinner Friday night, dance card with great prizes, complimentary welcome drink, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday, fire-side sausage sizzle & Q&A session Saturday night and Sunday brunch, eight hours of workshops, performances, and two dance parties!Offsite weekend pass DOES NOT include accomodation or meals- you need to make your own arrangement for both. Includes; complimentary welcome drink, Friday dance party, 8 hours of work shops (2 levels), fire-side Q&A and sausage sizzle Saturday night, Saturday night dance party and performances.

Offsite Weekend Pass (inclusions and exclusions noted below)

Super-Early Bird $220 by April 23rd (full payment due by the cut off date to get the discount)

(maximum of 20 super-early bird offsite tickets made available)

Early Bird $250 by May 23rd (full payment due by the cut off date to get the discount)

Standard Price $280 from May 24th up to the event. Subject to availability.

DOES NOT include accomodation or centre meals– you need to make your own arrangement for both. Includes; complimentary welcome drink, Friday dance party, 8 hours of work shops (2 levels), fire-side Q&A and sausage sizzle Saturday night, Saturday night dance party and performances.  There is an option for Offsite pass-holders to have Friday night pizza for $10.
A limited number of Social Passes are available for $30 a night. Friday and/or Saturday from 7:30pm, includes one complimentary drink.

danceconvention allows two weeks for full payment.

Book here 

 

More Details About Our Event

Date: August 2nd-4th

Friday Night: 

7.00pm Meet and greet lake side adjacent the ballroom. Enjoy some pizza and a complimentary glass of champagne/beer/wine/soft drink and wonderful company.

(If you can arrive earlier I suggest enjoying a beautiful Lake Macquarie sunset before joining us for pizza).

8.00pm Director’s welcome, teacher and team introductions.

Followed by Easy and fun ice-breaker class to get a taste of the teaching talent, followed by our super-social dance card and Modern Jive dance party.

Dance Card with prizes (Friday night only). Get extra social, get lots of dances with all levels and enjoy the opening night buzz! Social dancing is what we all love to do! Our dance card sets the tone for the rest of the weekend.

Saturday:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

4 hours of Open Level Beginner/Intermediate workshops

4 hours of Intermediate/Advanced workshops

Saturday Night:

8:00pm Dance Party, Dance Mixers and Performances

Midnight camp fire sausage sizzle and Q&A session with our teaching team.

Sunday:

10am Brunch

4 hours of Open Level Beginner/Intermediate workshops

4 hours of Intermediate/Advanced workshops.

Checkout of room by 3:15pm

Sunday Night After Party:

Drinks from 5pm, dinner from 5:30pm nearby- (please RSVP for dinner at event).

Book here

Workshop Levels Important Note

It is important that students are learning at the appropriate level. Ultimately, class allocations will be at the collaborative discretion of teachers and the event director. Whilst it is good for students to be challenged, no one benefits from students attending workshops at a level they are simply not ready for. The safety of students and the provision of a quality learning environment for all attendees will be prioritised. Any questions we will be happy to help and we will always provide a clear rational for all of our decisions. We will also give you some development tips if we ask you to dance Open rather than Int/Adv. The open level workshops are amazing, and I encourage all levels including advanced dancers to consider these. We have an amazing teaching team and they will impart lots of conceptual knowledge, good for all levels.

Location

Kanangra Drive, Gwandalan NSW

Public Transport

There is no public transport directly to Point Wolstoncroft. However, you can catch a train to and from Wyee station, and catch a local taxi (20 minutes). We will try our best to arrange a lift for you, just let us know your plans.

Facilities:

Table tennis

Communal kitchen

Dance floor in dorms

Four tennis courts

BBQ area

Playing fields

Giant game boards

Petanque court

Golf pitch and putt

Half court basketball

Beach volleyball

Private wharf

As per registration policy on danceconvention, weekend passes are strictly non-refundable. You are welcome to transfer/sell them to another party. The transferring/selling of  the passes is the pass-holder’s responsibility. If you do transfer it please advise the name of the person who will be taking it over.  If you have any questions please let us know. Either contact Adrian on 0418679048 or email Maryanne on escapeaccom@yahoo.com.

We look forward to another fantastic event!