Sea Breeze 2020 at Shoal Bay

Posted 04/01/2020 - by dancevibe in Important News!

Shoal Bay Modern Jive Dance Weekender 

Welcome to our event page. We are super-excited to be hosting Sea Breeze this year back at Shoal Bay, where it all began! 

Sea Breeze 2020 is a great value Modern Jive dance weekender with two of the best teachers on the Modern Jive scene, Emma and Zac from Le-step on the Gold Coast. Much more than a dance weekender; it is an immersive, relaxed dance holiday experience in a magical part of the world.

Sea Breeze is held at The Ramada in Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, north of Newcastle. You will enjoy a beautiful newly renovated air-conditioned Ballroom, 7 hours of inspiring workshops, a delicious two-course dinner Saturday night, social dancing Saturday and Sunday to an awesome music mix, all held adjacent to onsite accommodation, across the road from the pristine waters of Port Stephens.

This weekender provides a great opportunity to improve fast, to connect to the broader community and to enjoy a dance escape with a relaxed holiday feel. 

We look forward to seeing you the weekend of October 9th-11th, 2020. 

Life is short, make the most of this exciting opportunity. Please book soon as we will likely sell out.

Tickets available here

Sea Breeze Features

View from ballroom.

Event Summary- New, optional Friday night twilight dinner cruise! Please arrive by 7.15pm at the latest, to depart by 7.30pm. Includes bonus Coach’s Corner shared learning experience and performance, appetiser, buffet (including seafood), dessert, tea and coffee. (Cash bar).

Enjoy the sunset and perhaps see some of the local dolphins cruising around. A top way to ease into the weekend, relax and get to know your Sea Breeze team and the other participants.

Saturday 4 hours of world class workshops from 11am (2 hour break before dinner).

Saturday night Dinner Dance (delicious 2 course dinner included in ticket price).

Sunday 3 hours of workshops from 1pm, followed by dance card dance party 4.30pm-7.00pm.

(Optional group dinner at Mod Thai restaurant from 8pm)


Sea Breeze Pass Cost (Saturday morning to Sunday night)

There is a maximum of 80 passes available. I strongly suggest booking as soon as possible.

Please note all Sea Breeze Pass tickets include $119 of extra value- the two course dinner on Saturday night (cost price $69) and a $50 food and beverage voucher which can be used at the resort eateries and bars.

Shoal Bay Country Club

Sea Breeze passes

$290 Super early-bird: By midnight Saturday February 29th.

$320 Early-bird: By midnight Thursday April 30th.

$350 Standard: From Friday May 1st.

Please note: Friday night twilight dinner cruise is optional – $72 (cost price). Includes appetiser, buffet dinner, dessert, tea and coffee and bonus workshop and performance.

Minimum of 50 people required for cruise.

(Please note PayPal payments incur an additional 2.6% fee). Bank transfers and cash payments do not have any fees.

(As per terms and condition shown on dance convention, Sea Breeze passes are 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 us of the name of the person who will be taking it over. If you have any questions please let me know).

Tickets available here.

Venue Accomodation


Accomodation not included in Sea Breeze Passes.

All accommodation bookings, questions or issues are handled directly with The Ramada Resort.

Feel free to use our Sea Breeze event page on face book to find room mates. 


View from some of the accomodation.

More Details About Our Event


Date: October 9th-11th.

Venue: The Ramada, Whitesands Room, 35-45 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay.

Friday Night Twilight Dinner Cruise: 

Arrive for the cruise at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm departure.

We will go to Shoal Bay Country Club after the cruise for those keen to kick on. (Open to 2am).

More information on cruise

Saturday: Workshop series with Em and Zac. 

11.00am- 12 Workshop 1

12-1.30pm Lunch at own arrangement

1.30pm-2.30pm Workshop 2

2.45pm-3.45pm Workshop 3

4.00pm-5.00pm Workshop 4

5-00pm-7.00pm Chill time, perhaps a refreshing dip in the pristine waters of Shoal Bay.

7.00pm Scrumptious 2-course dinner followed by performances and dancing until 11.30pm.


Chill time until 1.00pm.

(See the bottom of this event page for activity ideas).

A limited number of private lessons are available. Book via Maryanne Dechnicz (facebook messenger).

1.00pm-2.00pm Workshop 5

2.15pm-3.15pm Workshop 6

3.30pm-4.30pm Workshop 7

4.30pm- 7.00pm Dance party and dance card with prizes.

8.00pm Optional Thai dinner to unwind.

Any questions at all, please contact Adrian on 0418 679 048.

Tickets available here


Optional Activities

If you do extend your stay and make a holiday of it, why not try some of the fantastic Nearby Activities including;

Whale Watching, Dolphin Cruises, Camel or Horse Riding, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Surfing, Deep Sea Fishing, Jet Boat Riding, Paragliding, Paddle Boarding, Sand Dune Quad Biking, Kayaking, Golf, Wine Tours, Beer Tasting, 4WD Sand Dune Tours, Tobogganing, Jet Skiing, Sailing, Bike Hire, Tennis and more.

Activity bookings

See you on the dance floor!