September ’21

Newsletter


We were very privileged to be able to dance in the glorious Prospect Room at Wollaton Hall on Sunday 12th September.  It was so good to be able to stretch out and dance even if we were a bit rusty.

The Prospect Room

Our next opportunity to dance socially is only a couple of weeks away.  We will have the chance to dance in the beautiful ballroom at the Council House. So let me know if you want to join us on Saturday October 9th.  Dancing commences at 8pm and continues until 10.30pm. We will hold a raffle again to support a local charity. More details of the event are Here.


Next Course

The next course will be in

Tango & Samba

starting

Chilwell: Wednesday 1st November 2021
Mapperley: Thursday 2nd November 2021
Beginners
starts at 7.00pm
Intermediates
at 7.45pm
and
Advanced
at 8.30pm

The New Year course will be

Foxtrot & Jive

starting

Chilwell: Wednesday 5th January 2021
Mapperley: Thursday 6th January 2021
Beginners 
starts at 7.00pm
Intermediates 
at 7.45pm 
and 
Advanced 
at 8.30pm


“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” 
― Voltaire

August ’21

Newsletter


It has been a good start to the classes since the easing of lockdown restrictions and they have been gaining in momentum. 

The new courses starting at the beginning of September will be in Quickstep & Rumba and I have already been practising the routines we will teach. There’s no guarantee I’ll get them right or that they won’t change from week to week!

I am looking forward to another couple of sessions with the Memory Café starting on August 19th.  We have good fun and it is such a rewarding time. If you want more details about their work then visit the website here.


The main event on the horizon is the Social dance in the Ballroom at the top of Wollaton Hall, known as the Prospect Room.  This is on Sunday 12th September from 2pm until 4pm.  I know you haven’t had much of a chance to practise your dances recently, but this is such a wonderful venue with impressive views across the park that there isn’t a better place to try them out. 

Also coming up is the Autumn dance at the City Council House Ballroom.  This is such a grand place to dance; it is what all the lessons are for. It is being held on Saturday 9th October at 8pm until 10pm.

All set for the Ball.

Next Course

The next course will be in

Quickstep & Rumba

starting

Chilwell: Wednesday 1st September 2021
Mapperley: Thursday 2nd September 2021
Beginners
starts at 7.00pm
Intermediates
at 7.45pm
and
Advanced
at 8.30pm

The following course will be in

Tango & Samba

starting

Chilwell: Wednesday 1st November 2021
Mapperley: Thursday 2nd November 2021
Beginners
starts at 7.00pm
Intermediates
at 7.45pm
and
Advanced
at 8.30pm


“Dancing is silent poetry.” – Simonides

July ’21

Newsletter


Well I don’t know about you but it is great to be back dancing.  The Argentine Tango/Rock ‘n’ roll classes have gone well so I’m looking forward to the next dances.

The next 7 week course is over the summer starting July 7th & 8th. I will be teaching Waltz & Cha Cha but as the restrictions have been extended I will be teaching just Cha Cha for the first 2 weeks and then moving on to Waltz when we can officially move around the floor.

If all goes well the following course will be in Quickstep & Rumba starting at the beginning of September.

Another exciting project in September is I’m starting monthly workshops for Nottingham Playhouse the first on Sunday September 5th.  Hopefully this will develop into a long term arrangement.

NHS advice about washing and keeping a safe distance can be found here.


Our dance at the wonderful Prospect Room at Wollaton Hall has had to be postponed once again so I have booked a provisional date on Sunday September 12th.  Finger crossed that we will get to dance this time.

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Another date to look forward to is Saturday October 9th 2021.  I have booked the fantastic Ballroom in the City Council House for another Autumn Dance.


Next Course

The next course will be in

Waltz & Cha Cha

starting

Chilwell: Wednesday 7th July 2021
Mapperley: Thursday 8th July 2021
Beginners
starts at 7.00pm
Intermediates
at 7.45pm
and
Advanced
at 8.30pm

The following course will be in

Quickstep & Rumba

starting

Chilwell: Wednesday 1st September 2021
Mapperley: Thursday 2nd September 2021
Beginners
starts at 7.00pm
Intermediates
at 7.45pm
and
Advanced
at 8.30pm


”Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.” – Confucius

May ’21

Newsletter


It is not long now until we can start classes again on 19th May at Chilwell and 20th May at Mapperley.

I will be teaching Jive (Rock & Roll) and Argentine Tango so we can stay within our own space and not be travelling around the floor.  I will be limiting numbers to 6 couples in each class and we will need to socially distance, also there will be plenty of ventilation.

NHS advice about washing and keeping a safe distance can be found here.

If all goes well I will be running another 7 week course over the summer.  I should be able to teach ballroom dances by then, so hopefully the course will be in Waltz & Cha Cha starting at the beginning of July.

I have had four sessions at the Memory Café at Middle Street Resource Centre in Beeston recently.  It was great to get back even though they were small groups to keep to restrictions.   These sessions are very different from my usual classes requiring dancing while seated and I was very rusty as I hadn’t danced for at least 4 months, but by the second session I was back into the flow. You can find more information about the Memory Café here.


Our dance in the wonderful Prospect Room at Wollaton Hall is booked for Sunday June 13th. As this date is still within the latest restrictions we ma not be able to hold it that weekend.  If not it may have to be June 27th.  There has been so many postponements and date changes I won’t blame you for wondering whether it will ever happen.  We will get to dance there again at some point I’m sure.

Another date to look forward to is Saturday October 9th 2021.  I have booked the fantastic Ballroom in the City Council House for another Autumn Dance.


Next Dance Course

Our next 7 week course will be

Waltz & Cha Cha

starting

Chilwell: Wednesday 7th July 2021

Mapperley: Thursday 8th July 2021

Beginners starts at 7.00pm

Intermediates at 7.45pm

and

Advanced at 8.30pm.       


‘Dance first.  Think later.  It is the natural order’ ~ Samuel Beckett