Welcome to our Spring 2023 Quarterly Update where we’ll let you know about everything we’ve got coming up.
Our Spring 2023 Quarterly Update includes:
News/Events Coming Up
- Anniversary Party this Friday
- Deadline for Bournemouth Discount
- Spring Dinner & Dance Deadline
- School Closed over the Coronation Weekend
- Sunday Workshop Changes
- Changes to Social Event regularity
- Waltz & Jive Courses starting next month
What You May Have Missed
- First Dance Choreography Award
- Glastonbury Dance Weekend
- ‘Silent’ Social For Comic Relief
- Good Friday Afternoon Tea
- A Tribute To Len
- Sun 30th Apr – Bossa Nova 66 Sequence
- Wed 17th May – start of Jive Course
- Mon 22nd May – start of Waltz Course
- Sun 25th June – Tango Serida Sequence
Other workshops will be announced subject to decisions made about our plans to change Sunday workshops.
News & Events Coming Up
Anniversary Party Fri 28th Apr
This Friday sees us celebrating 17 years of Learn To Dance! The evening starts from 7pm with welcome drinks and socialising, then the evening dancing starts from 8.30pm.
Bournemouth Discount Deadline
Sunday 30th April is the payment deadline for saving £15pp on our Bournemouth Dance weekend.
We’ll have Waltz & Salsa workshops, as well as a masquerade ball on the Saturday night.
You’ll need to pay in full by the end of Sunday to receive the discount. Read more….
Spring Dinner & Dance Deadline
Our Spring Dinner & Dance takes place on Friday 5th May but the booking deadline is Friday 28th April.
There’ll be a red/white/blue theme in honour of the King’s Coronation and places cost £37.50pp. Read more….
School Closed Coronation Weekend
The school will be closed on Sunday 7th May to allow everyone to partake in whatever festivities communities may be hosting.
Sunday Workshop Changes
Due to declining numbers in our Sunday workshops we have made the decision to cancel Sunday Improver, Intermediate and Advanced workshops with immediate effect.
Sunday Sequence & Social workshops will continue for the moment.
For the next few weeks both Antony & Denise will open up additional private lesson availability whilst we review what will take place on Sundays.
Changes to Social Event Regularity
As we now host a wide variety of social events over the course of the year we are going to reduce the number of Friday night socials.
Instead of having a monthly Friday social we will only host them every two months, when we don’t have another event that month.
As such our next standard social will be Friday 30th June, with our Halloween social then on Friday 27th October.
Waltz & Jive Courses starting next month
Our next One Dance Courses start in May. There will be a Jive course starting from Wednesday 17th May, and a Waltz course from Monday 22nd May.
Courses cost £45pp for a 6 week course. The courses get extended in 6 week blocks and often run for 18 weeks in total. Read more….
What You May Have Missed
Hitched First Dance Choreography Award Winners
Hitched, the popular wedding booking portal, awarded us with an award for our Wedding Frist Dance Choreography this year!
The awards are voted for by actual wedding couples and we’re honoured that so many of our first dance couples from last year voted for us to win. Read more….
Glastonbury Dance Weekend
We had another great break down in Street near Glastonbury. This year we were teaching Quickstep and had a ‘Charleston’ theme to the Saturday night.
It’s always wonderful that so many of our students take the time to make the effort for these themes.
Remember our next dance break will be Bournemouth in October and you can save £15pp if you book and pay in full before the end of this month! Read more….
‘Silent’ Social for Comic Relief
Back in March we held a Ballroom and Latin American Silent Disco in aid of Comic Relief.
It was a great night and thank you to everyone who attended, or donated if they were unable to make it.
Overall we raised over £600 for Comic Relief, well in excess of our £250 target, and many students asked us when we were going to host the next one! Read more….
Good Friday Afternoon Tea
This year we decided to trial having our Spring afternoon tea on Good Friday, the idea being to allow you to pencil the date in every year.
It was a sell-out event and everyone had a great time.
Our next catered event is the Spring Dinner & Dance, and our next Afternoon Tea will be at Christmas (details soon).