Enthusiasm is Contagious.. You could start a pandemic…

Who is enthusiastically and positively racing towards Christmas and the hope of a splendid summer break!  ME!!!  Not one to wish the year away (especially as I get older) BUT..  can we just put all this behind us?  well all I can say..  sometimes. LIFE,  (actually, not sometimes, all times!) , is a rollercoaster and the ride is exhilarating, scary, vomitworthy and then exhilarating again, the ups and downs, twists and turns are enough to churn you up at times but then you sit at the top of the world for a moment and look around and appreciate all its slowness, its speed, its beauty, its dips, troughs, highs and everything in between and you have to say, Man I feel alive! and what a blessing that is.. to be alive! AND then… the bloody rollercoaster decides to go backwards!  🙂  Enjoy the ride people!

In this Newsletter:

  1. FREE Dance in A  Day Class – Learn the Charleston
  3. Swing On In Christmas Dance
  4. Summer Series Dance Workshops coming up
  5. Summer Series , 1920’s, 1930’s, 1940’s & 1950’s Vintage Styling workshops
  6. Charming Manners Enhances Personal Beauty


Calling ALL Ages, ALL Dancers and Non Dancers alike for a Public Charleston Dance Class on the main stage at Broadwater Parklands, Southport…
Sunday 12 December 9.30am – FREE
Join us on the green at the Main Stage at Broadwater Parklands as we teach you The Charleston Dance Styles of the Jazz and Swing Ages, Taking you through the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s.
Music, rhythm, fun, laughs, exercise and dance learnings, fun for all the family.
Make it a family Morning out..
*. Flat shoes (OR DANCE BARE FEET)
*  HAT and Sunscreen
*  BRING Water Bottle and energy..
Call Chrissy on 0409727888 for further info
WHERE:  The Porch Main Stage – Broadwater Parklands Big Green, Marine Pde, Southport


Ever wanted to make your own calendar up and send it to all your loved ones for Christmas?

Maybe just framing that perfect picture to pin to your wall to remind yourself ever day how amazing you are is the best preset to yourself?

Well, why not treat yourself and your loved ones with a Christmas Vintage Makeover and Photoshoot with Miss Chrissy from The Lindy Charm School and Amanda from Peppermint Photography.

Included on the day:
* All Hair and Makeup
* Styling to create your look
* Posing Techniques
* Refreshments and fun
* Your photo session with Amanda from Peppermint Photography who I have worked with many times and is so fabulous. We can tailor your experience to the look you want (if you have something specific in mind) or you can give your trust over to us and we can explore. We have a couple of sets ups that have worked in the past:
  1. Vintage Christmas Theme
  2. Pinup/Old Hollywood Glamour
  3. Vintage Boudoir
  4. Poster Boys
  5. Family Love
  6. Gal Pals
Process: 1.5 hours with me for Styling Consult, Hair and Makeup then over to Amanda for photos and that can take anywhere from 30 mins up.
The Cost is $600
Email to book in: [email protected]
**  Limited places


Join us for a night of FOLLY, HOLLY AND JOY

Save the date:

Friday 17th December – 7pm – $20pp

Special GUESTS:

SANTA!! Yep, wanna sit on his knee and switch his lights on and off?

The beautiful SHIMONA will be singing all our fav Christmas Tunes!

DJ Tagz from @Empire Swing will be spinning the discs for us


Come dressed in your best Aussie Christmas theme and lien up for some stella prizes!

DANCE: Just come along and dance dance dance.. what a way to send off 2021 … on the floor and dancing!

Treats on the tables, come early and order dinner!




Join us for a day of Solo Charleston fun. Teaching 2 fabulous & fun Workshops back to back:

10am – 11.15 – The Charleston Stroll
11.30 – 1pm – New Choreographed Routine
$40pp in cash on the day
Email to book: [email protected] or Text  Mob: 0409727888
Wear comfy clothes, flat no stick shoes, bring water bottle, snacks and towel.
Join use in the studio for a rare treat. One of there Best Blues Dancers I have ever seen is coming to us to teach YOU, the best of Blues..
The Queen of Blues Ms Caitlin Taggart is from Empire swing in Brisbane and has been quiet on the teaching scene of late due to her work and study commitments but has agreed to do a workshop for us in the studio here on the Gold Coast:
Limited Places:
$80 pp
Must come with a partner, Bring, dance shoes, comfy clothes, water bottle, towel and a snack for the break.
Email to text me to book in.. First in best Blues on the floor.
Mobile: 0409727888
What is Blues Dancing:
Blues dancing is about moving to blues music.
It was born from African-American movements and rhythms, expressing the blues music of the American south. It has a grounded, relaxed aesthetic that gives amazing freedom for creativity, and invites improvisation and individual expression, with diverse rhythms, shapes and stylings.
Today, modern blues dancing encompasses a big family of dances danced to blues music and jazz, and sometimes drawing on diverse influences such as tango and waltz, while embracing the long, rich history of blues music from it’s African-American roots to the vibrant contemporary culture.
With supreme focus on partnership connection, learning blues enhances skills that translate to all partner dancing.
It also provides ample opportunity to work on your solo movement, and add personality to all of your dancing.

Summer Series , 1920’s, 1930’s, 1940’s & 1950’s Vintage Styling workshops

Email to book in:  [email protected]

Saturday 22 January 2022 – 12 Noon to 4pm – Camp Hill Antique Centre – Brisbane – 1920’s & 1930’s

Saturday 12 February 2022 – 12 Noon to 4pm – Camp Hill Antique Centre – Brisbane- 1940’s & 1950’s

The Details:

$120 pp cash on the day  – Limited to 10 places, must book direct by emailing me: [email protected]
In these workshops we will show you how to achieve that primped, preened and ready for a Mr Cecil B DeMille Close-up in no time!
If you have ever dreamed of having that classic, vintage look but never knew how? Do you long for a bit of 1940s glamour, 50’s cheesecake or retro style? Miss Chrissy and her Team can help you.
Covering: 1920’s & 1930’s for Sat 22 January and then 1940’s & 50’s on Sat 12 February
Vintage/Old Hollywood Hair & Makeup;
Using tools and also learning without tools.
Pin Up/Retro and Kustom Kulture Looks also covered.
I will also be running you through the art of Do Rags, Scarves and Turbans for days when you just don’t have it in you to do a fancy do!
Yes we do Victory Rolls, Barrel Curls, Betty Bangs, Hollywood Rolls and Gibson Rolls too. We just start with Pin Curls!!
This class will start with the fundamentals and we will transition through to a finished look together.
Just before we head off into our new world of fabulousness I will run you through your best shapes for your body, for posing, for pictures or just for good posture.
This class is open to all ages and if you are wanting to achieve some of these looks?
Then this is the class for you…

Charming Manners Enhances Personal Beauty

“Are Old Fashioned Manners Still Relevant Today?, Are they important and why do we need them? And what is Etiquette?   My answer, in short, is yes, indeed they are.. here’s why:

As an overview, etiquette is a set of rules largely unwritten, a code of behaviour or conduct which smooths social interaction between members of a group, community or society.

Manners, either good or bad, are how we choose to behave towards each other, they reflect the consideration we hold for the other person. Good manners are largely displayed when a person follows the code of etiquette accepted as the norm within a particular group.

I think good manners are a sign of good breeding but good breeding doesn’t necessarily mean how much money you have, what status in the community you hold, where you live or even what school you attended, it’s more about, the home spun values that have been passed on by your own family and the community around you.  I do believe that it doesn’t matter if you are as poor as a church mouse or at the upper echelon of a wealthy society; manners are about being a good person and inherently having something in you that is able to display good manners, it’s basically having a respect for others.  Good manners, by definition, are understanding the rules of etiquette in your society/community and then respecting and abiding by them not as a forced thing but rather something that comes naturally.

So what of manners and etiquette in the 21stCentury? With most of us having email addresses, and at least one mobile, home and work number that we can be contacted on, how do we make sure our politeness penetrates the cyber world? Remembering that consideration of others is key to good manners, it is polite to ignore text messages, phone calls and emails when in the presence of another. If each blink and beep of your Personal Technological Device provokes a reaction in you, turn it off or at least put it on silent. There is nothing worse than making time to meet a friend who spends the entire engagement communicating with non-present others. The person in your presence takes precedence.

First Impressions are still the lasting impressions, so here’s a couple of Must Have Manners when first we meet:

  1. Smile  (Smiling when speaking makes people feels more comfortable around you)
  2. Repeat that person’s name when introduced to you (respect – shows they too are important)
  3. Remember their name! (Always make us all very special but not always easy to do so having other warm and general nouns & adjectives handy helps)
  4. Ask how are you? – (Be genuine in your interest in their well-being)
  5. Answer your questions with positivity – (Positive people have the most friends as they are always engaging and uplifting)
  6. Respect boundaries especially if it is a first time meeting – (Get to know them before you put your foot in it)
  7. Say nice to meet you, lovely meeting you etc (Mean it)  happy to see you – (Again, smiling while saying this makes everyone feel warmer and more genuine)Let the relationship flow from there…


“Exquisite Manners need to be Genuine”

Til next time Swing Kids, Stay Cool and catch ya on the flip side xx
Chrissy & Ray

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