Strictly Blog; Thursday Zumba; Halloween themed social; Exam session Sunday; Blackpool Weekend deposits deadline; Argentine Tango Master Class; Ken Bateman Memorial Ball; Over 50's Daytime Tenpin Bowling; Beginner Viennese Waltz Workshop; No dancing Wednesday 12th December; Social Events in 2013; Private Lessons available and up to end of year

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Upcoming Social Events

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Next Social

Our next social night is on Friday 26th October at Burnham Park Hall.

The workshop on 26th will cover Rumba and costs £7.50 per person.

Remember it's £6 for the social (£5 if paid in advance) or £10 for both the workshop and social.

Students at Ball

Ken Bateman Memorial Ball

Saturday 10th November
The Centre, Slough.

Black tie is appreciated, there is a licensed bar and a large free car park.

A chance to come along for a good night of dancing, there will also be professional demonstrations of Ballroom and Latin American dancing.

Tickets are £15 in advance or £20 on the door please let us know if you're interested in coming along to guarantee a seat.


Tenpin Bowling

Our monthly daytime Tenpin Bowling visit will be on Thursday 15th November.

We go to Absolute Tenpin in Slough and it's £3 for 2 games of bowling including tea or coffee and runs 2pm-5pm.

If you're interested in coming along please let us know.

Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Blackpool Dance Break

4th-6th January 2013
Weekend Break.

On this trip we will be going to watch the Champions Of Tomorrow dance championship at Blackpool Winter Gardens. On the Sunday we then take you to Blackpool Tower where you can dance at the world famous Tower Ballroom.

The break costs £200 for DB&B including coach transport from Eton Wick. A £25 per person deposit is required by 31st October, with the balance payable by 30th November.

Antony & Kirsty

Strictly Come & Dance Charity Event

9th February 2013
Maidenhead Town Hall.

Antony has agreed to defend his title in a charity competition in February, he'll have 10 hours over 4 weeks to train a novice to perform at the Strictly inspired event and see if he can win for the second year.

There'll be judges marking the dances but the audience also get a vote so the more supporters we have the better!

The winning couple will have at least £250 to donate to their charity of choice.

Ticket prices TBC.

Brendan Cole

Brendan Cole "License To Thrill"

Saturday 16th February
Basingstoke Anvil.

We have an allocation of tickets for this show at £34.50 per person, if enough people are interested we will look into arranging transport. We need to confirm numbers with the theatre by 30th November.

Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe

Great Yarmouth Dance Break

8th-10th March 2013
Weekend Break.

This weekend will feature dance workshops and Q&A sessions by Special Guests
Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe

Prices shown are based on Full Board in a Standard Bungalow Accommodation, for Bungalow Plus and Hotel
accommodation supplements apply.

The break costs £199 per person, deposits of £30 per person are required by 16th December 2012, some single accommodation is available otherwise single supplements would apply. We will arrange transport for £50 per person.

Anton & Erin

Anton & Erin "Go To Hollywood"

Friday 15th March
Reading Hexagon.

We have an allocation of tickets for this show at £34.50 per person, if enough people are interested we will look into arranging transport. We need to confirm numbers with the theatre asap.

Vincent & Flavia

Vincent & Flavia "Midnight Tango "

Wednesday 1st May
Wycombe Swan.

We have an allocation of tickets for this show at £23.00 per person, if enough people are interested we will look into arranging transport. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Torquay Class

Torquay Dance Break

6th May-10th May 2013 Midweek Break

Next year's break will cover Foxtrot & Samba. This break is aimed at those that already have some Ballroom and Latin American dance experience.

£209 per person. Prices quoted are for dinner, bed and breakfast per person, and are based on 2 adults sharing standard double or twin bedded rooms.

To book this break you need to contact the hotel directly which you can do by calling 01803 400 500 or emailing

Albert Hall

International Ballroom Dance Championships

Thursday 3rd October 2013.

We have purchased our box tickets for next year (they sell out fast!). Should you wish to attend next year you can purchase tickets at this year's price of £37.50pp until 30th November, £39pp after this date.

Bournemouth Group

Bournemouth Dance Break

11th-13th October 2013 Weekend Break.

We will be hosting a weekend of Quickstep & Jive dancing at the Hotel Piccadilly , Bournemouth between Friday 11th and Sunday 13th October 2013.

Some delights to look forward to include a bubbly reception, fun dance workshops, a gala dinner and 'Guys & Molls' themed ball on the Saturday night.

The break costs £165 per person and you can book direct with the hotel by calling 01202 298024.

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In this issue: Strictly Blog; Thursday Zumba; Halloween themed social; Exam session Sunday; Blackpool Weekend deposits deadline; Argentine Tango Master Class; Ken Bateman Memorial Ball; Over 50's Daytime Tenpin Bowling; Beginner Viennese Waltz Workshop; No dancing Wednesday 12th December; Social Events in 2013; Private Lessons available and up to end of year.

Strictly is in full swing and we think it's one of the strongest line-ups we've seen (especially in recent years). Remember you can read our blog to see Antony's views on the show, as well as other dance-related musings.

We've got a whole host of new Social Events over the next 12 months and they're likely to be very popular so make sure you let us know as soon as possible if you wish to attend any of them, more details below or in the bar on the left.

Christmas is soon approaching, don't forget that we sell gift vouchers in denominations starting from £5; or how about something different for your annual Christmas party?

We have experience of creating a 'Strictly Come Dancing' themed Christmas party, including training couples to compete for fun at the event, and can even arrange professional demonstrations.

Contact us for more information

Blackpool Dance Weekend Deposit Deadline

Blackpool Tower BallroomTuesday 31st October: Remember if you want to come on our Blackpool Dance Weekend the deadline for deposits is next Tuesday.

You can see more details on our online events page.

This is a great weekend, with an opportunity to spectate at a national level competition (Antony's name should still be in the back of the programme as a past winner!); as well as an opportunity to dance in the world famous Blackpool Tower ballroom.

Strictly Blog

Strictly Line UpThe 5th Judge: In case you haven't been following it, our Strictly blog is in full swing; with Antony updating with his comments on the weekend's action on a Monday morning.

If you missed it you can read Antony's take on Hollywood week, and our homepage is also updated regularly with the current news/blog posts.

Please let us know if there's anything else you'd like to see us talking about in the blog.

Thursday Zumba

Zumba LogoFinal Session Tomorrow: Unfortunately we have made the decision to drop our Thursday night Zumba classes after our 25th October session.

We have not had a consistently sufficient number of students attending on a regular basis, and have been offered a private class elsewhere which fits into our schedule better.

We apologise to those that attend and enjoy the Thursday class but hope you can make our Friday class at 6.30pm instead.

There are plans to start a new class on a Monday evening (around 6.30pm) and we are just trying to find a suitable venue. If anyone knows somewhere suitable please let us know.

Zombie Zumba

Antony as MJThursday 25th & Friday 26th September: Halloween is fast approaching and along with our Spooky Social we'll be holding our 'Thriller' of a Zombie Zumba sessions.

Remember there's a £1 discount if you come dressed in costume.

This week's Zumba sessions take place on a Thursday at 6.10pm & a Friday at 6.30pm at Burnham Park Hall.

Rumba Workshop & Halloween Social

Antony as a WitchFriday 26th October: Our next social will take place on Friday 26th October and will be proceeded by a Rumba workshop.

This will also be our Halloween Social so we recommend you dress appropriately (not compulsory)!

Please remember that the Friday night workshops are generally not suitable for beginners as we don't cover the basics of the dances.

For beginner workshops please see our monthly Sunday workshops.

The workshop starts at 7.30pm and costs £7.50 or £10 to include the following social.

The social starts at 8.30pm and costs £6 or £5 if you pay in advance.

Next Exam Session

NATD LogoSunday 28th October: Our next exam session takes place on Sunday 28th October

Exams are available from complete beginners up to gold level and above.

Please contact us if you're interested in taking an exam. Private lessons are normally recommended in preparation.

Also taking exams entitles you to compete in inter-school competitions if you're interested in this side of dancing.

Argentine Tango Master Class

Argentine Tango PoseSunday 4th November: Our next Master Class will be the Argentine Tango on Sunday 4th November, 12.30pm-3.30pm.

These master classes concentrate on the technique of the dance in more detail, as well as looking at more difficult steps or complicated sequences that we don't generally cover in our other dance classes.

If you're interested in attending please let us know. The classes cost £30 per person or £25 if you book at least a week in advance.

Over 50's Tenpin Bowling

Bowling BallThursday 15th November: Our next Tenpin Bowling session will be on Thursday 15th November at Absolutely Ten Pin , Salt Hill Park, Bath Road, Slough, SL1 3SR.

The session starts at 2pm and typically finishes by 5pm, costing £2 per person.

If you're interested in attending please let us know.

Beginner Viennese Waltz Workshop

Group ClassSunday 18th November: Our next beginner workshop will be the Viennese Waltz on Sunday 18th November.

Our beginner workshops run from 1.30pm-3.30pm and cost £20 per person (£30 for a couple dancing together).

They cover the basics of the dance as well as trying to give you a basic routine you can use to get round the floor.

Workshops are a great way to concentrate on learning just one dance.

No Evening Classes Wednesday 12th December

Stop Hall Unavailable: There will be no evening dancing on Wednesday 12th December as the hall is unavailable.

Classes will recommence then in the New Year and further details will be released nearer the time.

Social Events for 2013

StudentsHow do we find the time for it all?!: The online events section of our website has been updated to reflect all our currently organised trips/events for the next 12 months.

As a summary we have the following events coming up in the next 12 months:

  • Ken Bateman Memorial Ball ; 10th November - Night of dancing in Slough
  • Christmas Social; 14th December - Our last social of the year
  • Blackpool Dance Weekend; 4th-6th January - Dance in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom
  • Strictly Come and Dance Charity Event; Saturday 9th February - Can Antony defend his title?
  • Brendan Cole "License to Thrill"; Saturday 16th February - Basingstoke Anvil
  • 'Forget-Me-Not' Ball (date TBC) - Details to follow
  • Great Yarmouth Weekend; 8th-10th March - Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe workshop, Q&A and demo
  • Anton & Erin "Go To Hollywood"; Friday 15th March - Reading Hexagon
  • Vincent & Flavia's "Midnight Tango"; Wednesday 1st May - Wycombe Swan
  • Torquay Dance Break; 6th-10th May - Foxtrot & Samba
  • International Ballroom Dance Championships; Thursday 3rd October - Tickets available now!
  • Bournemouth Dance Weekend; 11th-13th October - Quickstep & Jive

Private Lessons

Book us while you can : The online calendar has been updated with availability up to the end of the year (Denise's to follow shortly).

We have the following slots available over the next couple of weeks.

Lessons cost £35 for 45 minutes or £200 for a group of 6.

Antony HeadshotAntony:

Friday 26th October
9.30am, 10.15am

Sunday 28th October
3.45pm, 9pm, 9.45pm

Tuesday 30th October
12.15pm, 1pm, 3.45pm, 5pm, 5.45pm, 9.45pm

Wednesday 31st October
10am, 10.45pm, 11.30pm, 12.15pm, 3pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm

Friday 2nd November
10.15am, 11am

Sunday 4th November
3.45pm, 4.30pm, 5.15pm, 6pm

Tuesday 6th November
12.15pm, 1pm, 3.45pm, 5pm, 5.45pm, 9pm, 9.45pm

Wednesday 7th November
10am, 10.45pm, 11.30pm, 12.15pm, 3pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm

Emma HeadshotEmma:

Sunday 28th October

Friday 2nd November
11am, 11.45am

Sunday 4th November
3.45pm, 4.30pm, 5.15pm, 6pm

Friday 9th November
11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm

Denise HeadshotDenise:

Sunday 28th October
5pm, 6pm, 7pm

Tuesday 30th October
7pm, 8pm, 9pm

Wednesday 31st October
12pm, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

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