After 15 years, Dolphins Social Dance has left the Western Suburbs shores and swum way out into the ocean, not knowing when or if it’ll ever return.

The once-popular social dance began in 1996 by DJ Rita at the Golfview Hotel in Guildford with hostess Miss Vita Bella. In 1999 the dance moved to the Parramatta Golf Club with new host Candy Cumbum. In 2007 Candy took a break from the dance and little old moi kept her seat warm for her until she returned in 2010.

But now, after a mutual agreement between Rita and the Golf Club, Dolphins closed its doors after the March dance, due to lack of numbers.

Without having permanent GLBT clubs in Western Sydney, our scene is heavily based on our social groups and dances. So come on Western Sydney, it is up to YOU to keep our scene alive — and alive we are.

The new Kaleidoscope Social Dance has opened its doors and to a great reception. With founder/manager Janice Waters and me as the entertainment co-ordinator, this night is popular and has secured the first Saturday of every month for its dance at the Parramatta Golf Club.

Another night in Western Sydney that is alive and kicking is my little baby Heaven. For those of you who missed our Prisoner Cell Block H(eaven) Show in February, make sure you come along on April 30 for the final performance of this great production show.

The cast includes Sue Pernatural, Gracie Lou, LayDee KinMee and Rusty Boxxx, with a cameo appearance by Ida Slapda and special guest Victoria Vogue in the first show.

June sees more exciting news for Heaven, with my little baby celebrating its fourth year. I know it’s a little way off, but you all must mark down June 25 in your diaries, as this will be one night you don’t want to miss.

Four years, four Shows and four DIVA hosts.

That’s right. It’s all in fours this year. Four all-star-studded shows being hosted by four of Sydney’s biggest DIVAS – Polly Petrie, Sandy Bottom, Christina Dior and me.

All proceeds from the door will go to ACON West for gay and lesbian youth projects in Western Sydney.

With well over 200 people at last year’s charity night and more than $2000 raised, hopefully this year will be even bigger and better.

Speaking of bigger and better, Queer Out West 89.3FM has seen massive changes this year.

In January, we had to re-apply for our air time, and I’m very happy to say we have received confirmation the show is still going ahead, but with a few changes.

I have now taken full control as producer of the program, and with Lesbians On Air wrapping up in April, this will see Queer Out West 89.3FM as the only on-going GLBT community radio program in Sydney.

We have lots of new presenters coming your way, as well as regular special guests and a new text request line. Visit www.queeroutwest.com for more details.

Drag gossip: New social dances to hit Western Sydney with rumours of a new night in Campbelltown as well as one in Rosehill. Who will be running them? You’ll have to wait till next time, gorgeous!

info: Keep the drag gossip coming and email me with any rumours you have, and I’ll get the drag detectives on to it. Contact me through www.beverlybuttercup.com

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