Classes recommence; Card payments; Monday Zumba Gold; New Zumba Class; No evening class Wednesday 9th Jan; Jive workshop and first social of 2013; Waltz Master Class; Beginner Argentine Tango Workshop; New 'Learn Sequence Dancing' workshop trial; Great Yarmouth trip final deadline; Strictly Keep Dancing Feb 9th; Forget Me Not Ball Feb 16th; Anton & Erin 15th March; Easter Break; April Exams; Vincent & Flavia 'Midnight Tango'; Private Lessons available.

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Upcoming Social Events

Mirror Ball

Next Social

Our next social night is on Friday 11th January at Burnham Park Hall.

The workshop on 11th will cover Jive 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.

Antony & Kirsty

Strictly Keep Dancing 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 £12pp, please contact us if you'd like tickets.

Students at Ball

"Forget-Me-Not" Charity Ball

Saturday 16th February
The Centre, Slough.

We are again organising tickets for the 2013 'Forget Me Not' Ball.

The 'Forget Me Not' charity provides gifts for dancers who are ill or in hospital.

There are competitions to participate in on the night as well as a professional demonstration.

We have an allocation of tickets for the evening at £11 per person if you want a guaranteed seat on our tables. Black tie appreciated, the night starts from 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) and runs until 11.30pm.

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, all single accommodation has been booked so single supplements would apply unless you wish to share a bungalow (separate rooms!). 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 and if enough people are interested we will look into arranging transport. We only have 5 tickets remaining so let us know ASAP if you want to come along.

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 and if enough people are interested we will look into arranging transport. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis and we only have 19 places remaining.

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 rooms@tlh.co.uk.

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: Classes recommence; Card payments; Monday Zumba Gold; New Zumba Class; No evening class Wednesday 9th Jan; Jive workshop and first social of 2013; Waltz Master Class; Beginner Argentine Tango Workshop; New 'Learn Sequence Dancing' workshop trial; Great Yarmouth trip final deadline; Strictly Keep Dancing Feb 9th; Forget Me Not Ball Feb 16th; Anton & Erin 15th March; Easter Break; April Exams; Vincent & Flavia 'Midnight Tango'; Private Lessons available.

Happy New Year! Hope you've all had a good break and haven't missed us too much. Most classes start back on Monday including a new Zumba class in Windsor and you can read on for the details below.

We also took a trip out to Potters Leisure Resort in Great Yarmouth to be shown around and test out the facilities. We had a great time and think those that can make the trip in March will really enjoy it.

Classes Recommence

Group ClassFrom Monday 7th January: A reminder that our classes recommence from Monday (except for Magnet class which recommences today).

There are a few classes that aren't back again this week, but you can see about those later in the newsletter.

We look forward to hopefully seeing you all again at some point over the next few weeks.

Card Payments

Credit CardLower charges in person: We have now got a card processing machine that allows us to take card payments in person. This will allow us to offer reduced charges on card payments.

Debit card charges will be 65p per transaction and credit card charges are slightly lower than before - at 3.3% on top of the transaction. For example a block of adult classes would cost £38.15 for a debit card or £38.75 for credit card; the 6 private lesson package would be £206.60 for credit card.

Payments made via our website will still incur a 4% transaction fee to cover the cost of online processing regardless of whether you pay by debit or credit card.

Please note we cannot offer the reduced processing fees for phone payments. They will still be charged at 4%.


Monday Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold logoClasses resume 28th January: Our Monday Zumba Gold classes will recommence from Monday 28th January, however our Wednesday classes resume on Wednesday 9th January.

Our Monday morning Zumba Gold classes take place at The Spencer Denney Centre, Park Corner (off Clewer Hill Road), Windsor, SL4 4EB. They start at 10.30am and cost £3.20pp.


New Zumba Class

Zumba logoStarts Monday 7th: We have a brand new Zumba class starting from Monday 7th January.

These classes will take place at St. Edward's Royal Free Ecumenical Middle School, Parsonage Lane, Windsor, SL4 5EN.

Our evening Zumba classes are £5 per person and run from 6.30pm-7.15pm.


No Evening Classes

Stop Wednesday 9th January: There will be no evening dancing on Wednesday 9th January as the hall is unavailable.

Classes will recommence therefore on Wednesday 16th January.

The next night of no classes is then Wednesday 20th February.


Jive Workshop & Social

Antony as an ElfFirst social of the year: Our next social will take place on Friday 11th January and will be proceeded by a Jive workshop.

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.


Waltz Master Class

Waltz overswaySunday 13th January: Our next Master Class will be the Waltz on Sunday 13th January, 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.


Beginner Argentine Tango Workshop

Argentine TangoSunday 20th January: Our next beginner workshop will be the Argentine Tango on Sunday 20th January.

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 around the floor.

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


Learn Sequence Dancing

Sequence DancingNew trial workshop: We have decided to trial some workshops on basic Sequence Dances, the aim of these being to teach you some of the classic popular sequence dances such as Mayfair Quickstep, Rumba One, Catherine Waltz and Saunter Together.

Initially we are going to try a 1 hour workshop on Sunday 27th January. The workshop will run from 1.30pm-2.30pm and cost £10 per person. If these prove popular then we will make this a regular monthly workshop, and may increase the length if 1 hour proves too short.

Sequence dances are popular at balls and dances and we like to give you every opportunity to dance where possible.

Hopefully those that were at the Christmas Social enjoyed the brief experience of the Mayfair Quickstep. We'll be starting with this one on Sunday 27th.


Final Deadline for Great Yarmouth

Ian Waite & Natalie LoweFull payment required: Whilst the initial booking period for Great Yarmouth has expired, we have been informed that there are additional places available if anyone else would still like to come.

The Saturday will feature a dance workshop, Q&A session and demonstration from Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe. There are also other dance workshops available over the course of the weekend too. The Sunday includes Sunday lunch and a dance workshop with Darren Bennett & Lilia Kopylova.

The two night break costs £199 per person full board (single supplement of £20pppn applies) or you can upgrade to a 3rd night for £50 where Darren Bennett & Lilia Kopylova's will also host a Q&A session and provide demonstrations.

Please let us know ASAP if you wish to come along, full payment required on booking.


Strictly Keep Dancing

Antony & Kirsty Saturday 9th February: Antony has his first training session with his allocated partner, Anne Hewitt, today Friday 4th January.

The competition takes place at the Desborough Suite in the Maidenhead Town Hall on Saturday 9th February at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £12pp, please let us know if you'd like to come along as soon as possible as tickets are limited. Remember they'll need all the support they can get to help Antony retain his title.


"Forget-Me-Not" Ball

Students at Ball Saturday 16th February: The 60th Anniversary Ball of the Dancers "Forget-Me-Not" Fund thankfully doesn't fall on the same night as Strictly Keep Dancing this year, so we're able to arrange a trip for both.

Remember if you want a guaranteed seat then you need to purchase tickets in advance and we will have an allocation as usual.

If you're interested in coming along let us know. Tickets are £11 per person. The Ball takes place at The Centre, Farnham Road, Slough and starts at 7.30pm.


Anton & Erin "Go To Hollywood"

Anton & Erin Friday 15th March: A salute to the Golden Years of the MGM musicals. Anton & Erin will be at Reading Hexagon on Friday 15th March.

We have arranged an allocation of tickets for this show. Tickets are £34.50 per person and if enough people are interested we will look into arranging transport for the evening. Please note we only have 5 tickets remaining for this show.


Easter Break

Easter BunnyEaster term ends Sunday 24th March: Our Easter term ends on Sunday 24th March.

Zumba Gold classes will still take place on Monday 25th & Wednesday 27th March, and on Wednesday 3rd April.

Friday Magnet session will still take place on Friday 5th April.

All other classes will resume from Monday 8th April unless otherwise indicated on the online calendar.


Next Exam Session

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

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.


Vincent & Flavia "Midnight Tango"

Vincent & Flavia Wednesday 1st May: Fresh from her Strictly victory, Flavia & Vincent will be touring with their Midnight Tango show. For those that missed it there was a marvelous preview at the start of the Strictly results show on Sunday 11th November.

We have arranged an allocation of tickets for this show. Tickets are £34.50 per person and if enough people are interested we will look into arranging transport for the evening. Please note we only have 5 tickets remaining for this show.

The show we've booked in for is on Wednesday 1st May at Wycombe Swan.


Private Lessons

Book us while you can : 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:

Tuesday 8th January
12.15pm, 1pm, 9.45pm

Wednesday 9th January
10am, 10.45pm, 3pm, 3.45pm

Friday 11th January
11am, 11.45am

Sunday 13th January
11.40am, 3.45pm

Tuesday 15th January
3.45pm, 5pm, 9.45pm

Wednesday 16th January
10am, 10.45pm, 3pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm

Sunday 20th January
9pm

Emma HeadshotEmma:

Tuesday 8th January
7pm

Friday 11th January
11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm

Sunday 13th January
11.45am, 3.45pm

Tuesday 15th January
7pm

Sunday 20th January
11.45am, 12.30pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm, 6pm

Denise HeadshotDenise:

Tuesday 8th January
5pm, 6pm, 7pm

Wednesday 9th January
1pm, 3pm

Sunday 13th January
12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm

Tuesday 15th January
5pm, 6pm, 7pm

Wednesday 16th January
1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

Sunday 20th January
12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm


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