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CLASS CANCELLATIONS:
Monday evening class for Beginners to Intermediate Levels tonight (5th May)  - PLEASE ADVISE YOUR FRIENDS WHO DON’T HAVE EMAIL!!!
Tuesday morning class for Intermediate to Advanced Levels (6th May)
Wednesday evening Partners only class (7th May)

We will be re-energized by Thursday, so both THURSDAY morning (Beginners to Intermediate) & THURSDAY evening (Intermediate to Advanced) classes WILL BE ON!!

YOM HA’ATZMAUT PARTY & WORKSHOP
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WHEN: 7.45 pm - 11.45 pm
WHERE: Rear of St John’s, 5 Finch St. East Malvern (near Dandenong Rd)
DRESS CODE: Blue & white
              COST: (including supper) $30
ISRAELI STYLE SUPPER - FALAFEL, PITA, DIPS & SALAD

ALL LEVELS - EVERYONE WELCOME!

OFER WILL BE TEACHING DURING THE SESSION.

If you haven’t managed to get to any of the other workshops with Ofer, you should definitely try to come tomorrow night! Then you will understand  what all the “hype” is about when your friends start raving about Ofer’s teaching style & his warm, charming personality.
 

 

 

 

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ZOOZ WORKSHOPS WITH OUR GUEST CHOREOGRAPHER/TEACHER - OFER ALFASI.

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We are absolutely delighted & very excited to be hosting Ofer Alfasi for a series of workshops. This will be Ofer’s very 1st trip to Australia. He hails from a very famous family of dancers/choreographers in Israel.  He is an exceptional teacher  (his English is excellent too), with a warm, bubbly personality. Ofer has been invited to many workshops throughout the world & is certainly leaving his mark as many dancers have requested his return! I have personally attended several of his dance sessions in Israel & I was VERY impressed by his teaching & dancing ability. One of the best in Israel. I am sure you will be impressed too!

PRE-WORKSHOP - THURSDAY MAY 1ST  -   7.45 pm - 11.15 pm   WELCOME PARTY for Ofer - to be held at rear of St John’s, 5 Finch St East Malvern Circles/partners/lines

SHABBAT DINNER -  FRIDAY  MAY 2ND        6.00  pm  - 7.50 pm  “Remezzo”  North Rd. Ormond. (ALL WELCOME)

WORKSHOP 1      -  FRIDAY       MAY 2nd   -   8.00 pm - 11.00 pm   To be held at Mc Kinnon Secondary College Hall, McKinnon Rd. Mc Kinnon Circles /partners

WORKSHOP 2      -  SATURDAY  MAY 3rd   -   10.00 am - 1.00 pm    - CIRCLES/PARTNERS - 2 hrs circles, 1 hr partners

                                  LUNCH BREAK                 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm     - a delicious, nutritious lunch will be catered for at McKinnonSecondary 

WORKSHOP 3       - SATURDAY MAY 3rd          2.00 pm - 5.00 pm     - CIRCLES/PARTNERS  - 2 hrs circles, 1 hr partners

WORKSHOP 4       - SATURDAY MAY 3rd          8.00 pm - 12.00 midnight - PARTY ** (See below) & WORKSHOP (INCLUDING LINE DANCES)

WORKSHOP 5       - SUNDAY MAY 4th               1.15 pm - 3.15 pm     -  CIRCLES ONLY

WORKSHOP 6       -  SUNDAY MAY 4th              3.30 pm - 5.30 pm     - PARTNERS ONLY

NB: THE VENUE FOR ALL WEEKEND WORKSHOPS IS THE MC KINNON SECONDARY COLLEGE, MC KINNON RD. MC KINNON

WORKSHOP 7       -  TUESDAY MAY 6th            7.45 pm - 11.45 pm   - A TRUE ISRAELI STYLE YOM HA’ATZMAUT PARTY & WORKSHOP (including an Israeli style supper)

 Yom Ha'atzmaut party to be held at rear of St John’s, 5 Finch St East Malvern

** THEME FOR SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY - “SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER” - DISCO!!

Back to the 70’s!! Here are a few ideas if you feel inclined to dress up: - Get out the polyester shirts; tie-die t-shirts; or one with a smiley face; platform shoes or plastic boots; flared pants; gold chains; big hair (Afro)!;  Mirror ball earrings; come as one of the Village People :)We will commence the evening with a disco followed by an Israeli dance workshop & Israeli dance partyl!!! I promise you it will be a FUN NIGHT!!! (Fancy dress is optional, but will certainly add to the fun!) All workshops will include either morning or afternoon tea, or supper.

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 ZOOZ PAUL ARBER Z'L & HADAR SHALGI Z'L MARATHON -

THURSDAY APRIL 17th from 8.00 pm - 2.00 am. (6 hours of dancing!!!) at Sacre Coeur College, 172 Burke Rd. Glen Iris.
This is only a 5 minute drive from our St John’s hall in Finch St East Malvern. There is plenty of parking inside the school grounds.
This Marathon is dedicated to our beloved son & Belinda’s brother, Paul Arber Z’l,  who most of you know, accidentally drowned in New Zealand in December 2013, & also Hadar Shalgi Shalom, Z’l, my best friend Ruti’s daughter, who tragically passed away in Barcelona exactly 1 year ago, after a freak accident, whilst on her honeymoon. Both of these 2 beautiful angels in heaven will always be remembered for their extra special qualities. They both motivated & inspired so many people & touched so many hearts………..

This will be our 2nd Annual Marathon. Last year’s was a great success thanks to the participation of many of our own dancers as well as dancing friends from the other Melbourne groups.  We hope this year will be bigger & better still.
EVERYONE VERY WELCOME!  ALL LEVELS - from BEGINNERS to ADVANCED!  
Since there won’t be any dancing on Monday 14th April or Tues 15th April because of Passover, this is your chance to get plenty of dancing in. Make sure you tell your dancing friends, or forward my email.  I only have email addresses of people who have requested to be put on my mailing list. Also, occasionally I may not be informed when there has been a change of email address of someone who was registered with us, so the emails bounce.

As it is Good Friday the next day, on 18th April, you don’t need to worry about getting up early for work! You can stay up late &  DANCE!
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Requests are very welcome from everyone - please email me in advance, the name/s of the dances you would like to have played, & we will try to ensure that they are danced whilst you are present!!
COST - $12 - FULL EVENING; only $8 for BEGINNERS (including supper - Kosher l’Pesach)
          -  $  8 - IF ARRIVE AFTER 11 PM
  (including supper)


We would be pleased to accept any contribution you would like to make to help us fund an annual tennis scholarship that we are setting up in Paul’s name. A dancing scholarship has already been set up in Israel, in Hadar’s honour.
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS


 ANNUAL ZOOZ MARATHON - DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF PAUL ARBER (Z'L) & HADAR SHALGI (Z'L)
In memory of our beloved son & Belinda's brother, Paul, who accidentally drowned in New Zealand on 8th December 2013, and my best friend's daughter, Hadar, who was tragically killed in a freak accident whilst on her honeymoon in Barcelona on 28th March 2013. (the night of our 1st marathon!) Two beautiful kindred spirits.

The marathon will be held on Thursday APRIL 17th (GOOD FRIDAY EVE) at Sacre Coeur College, Burke Rd. Glen Iris (only 5 minutes from our Finch St. hall) 

Entrance fee of $15 (includes supper & a donation to the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal)

 We welcome dancers from ALL Melbourne groups.  ALL LEVELS!  REQUESTS VERY WELCOME - please send me an email with your requests at least 1 week before. More details to come........

  WORKSHOPS WITH OFER ALFASI - our fantastic special guest teacher from Israel. Thursday May 1st - Tuesday May 6th
May 6th will be a YOM HA'ATZMAUT PARTY/WORKSHOP. Registration forms will be available soon.

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ZOOZ PINK RIBBON BREAKFAST 2013

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PINK RIBBON BREAKFAST REPORT

 I am very proud to let you all know that we have so far raised $1,698, as a result of our very successful Pink Ribbon Breakfast held on Tuesday 8th October. We received over $1160 from online donations & the rest were from donations made either at the breakfast, or at various classes.
With the help of a few of my close friends, who don't dance at ZOOZ, I have now exceeded this year's target of $1500 - thank you so much!!
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We had a great turn up at the breakfast, of mostly our own lovely ZOOZ dancers. (see below)

Unfortunately, not all the dancers who were at our Breakfast are in the photo!!
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Thank you so much to everyone for your support for this very worthy cause. Most of you are regulars, & have come to the event every year.  We always have a great time eating, playing games & dancing!!!
Seriously though, as I mentioned at the breakfast, every Pink Ribbon Breakfast saves one life. So together, dear dancers, we have saved a few lives!!! The money we have raised over the years (more than $10,000)has gone towards Breast Cancer Research.  A very big thank you to those of you who have already made donations, or have bought some of the Pink Ribbon merchandise or knitted caps. Every little bit counts!   I will be submitting the funds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation at the end of this month -  this organisation raises money from the community for research into the prevention, treatment & cure of breast cancer.  Their  aim is that there will be ZERO deaths from breast cancer by the year 2030.

If you would like to make a small donation, from as little as $2,  please do so at your next class, or you can make it online...... here is the link -   https://pinkribbonbreakfast.org.au/events/view/t/300ae4msktn5/zoozs-pink-ribbon-breakfast  - just press on DONATE NOW in the top right hand corner.   
I would  like to mention that there were a couple of anoymous online donors for our breakfast . Please let me know who you are so I can personally thank you for your generous donations!!!

I also have a few pretty knitted & crocheted caps for women & children left to sell for $10. They were made by my friend Alida Segal, who is herself a breast cancer survivor. Alida has told me that she is happy to make your own cap, if you provide your own wool, in any colour you wish  & she will make it for you for only $5, which will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation of course!!

Please ladies, let me once again remind you to give yourselves regular breast self-examinations, and have mammograms every year or 2 (depending on your age)

I would also like to express my very deep gratitude to my helpers,  Annette, Ariella & Fay, who stayed behind very late last Monday night after the class, to help me decorate the hall; to Belinda, Annette, Colette, Helen G, Margot F  for helping to prepare & set everything up on the tables, as well as staying behind to clean up afterwards. And to Caryn, Hanna, Jack & Suzy, Cindy & Margot P for also helping with the clean up.  I hope I haven't left anyone out....I truly appreciate everyone's efforts to help, but I may not have been aware that you did!! So if I didn't name you, my apologies!
Special thanks to Deborah Stone for once again making some yummy bircher muesli - a very big favourite at our breakfast!!! Thanks Colette & Annette for your lovely cakes too. Very much appreciated!
We had an abundant assortment of breakfast foods - from cereals, muesli, all kinds of fruit, different flavoured yoghurt, bagels, raisin toast, jams, peanut butter & vegemite, scones with jam & cream, muffins, cup cakes , variety of vegetables & dips, & some banana bread & cake. We catered for kosher, lactose intolerent & gluten free as well! There was something for EVERYONE! And all for only $2.......yes only $2 to cover the humongous breakfast we provided! (Your entry fee of $12 covered only the 2.5 hrs of dancing & the breakfast. It did NOT include your donation. I'm not sure if you were all aware of that :) 

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So now that we have almost completed our Pink Ribbon donations, I am turning my thoughts to the gorgeous men in my life!!

We are going to have our 2nd Annual ZOOZ "MOVEMBER" PARTY - on Thursday evening, 14th November.
We will be raising money for mens' health issues - in particular, PROSTATE CANCER!! Small donations will be very welcome either on the night, or at any of the classes, or online. I will send you a link in a few days time if you should want to make an online donation.
We will dress in something blue, & we will ALL wear a moustache!!  Guys, you can start growing a mo from the 1st November, & of course you can shave it off straight after the party. (or even at the party if you wish!!) We will have a competition for the best MO!!!  EVERYONE
WELCOME!! Last year's party was a hoot!!! And we raised a considerable amount of money too!!!

One more thing, breast cancer is not confined to women only. So men, if you notice anything out of the ordinary with your nipples or breasts, please go see your doctor!  It is so important for all you guys to have regular check ups too!!!  

See you on the dance floor very soon - in continued good health!


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