We are delighted that dancing on Wednesday evenings at St Andrew’s will continue throughout May and June with some wonderful guest teachers agreeing to visit and put us through our paces. – some travelling long distances to do so.
In May, sessions will run from 7.30 until 10.00 pm (as currently) and in June from 8.00 until 10.00 pm. The whole of each evening is for everyone of whatever ability and the focus is firmly on fun! We hope you will join us from the start of each session and enjoy being treated to a welcome variety of teaching styles and dances.
The teachers will be as follows:
4 May: Lynda Hughes
11 May: Joan Desborough
18 May: Kate Thomson
25 May: Jim Cook
1 June: Club Members
8 June: John Fletcher
15 June: Gaynor Curtis
22 June: James Fairbairn
29 June: Club Members
Wednesdays are run as a graduated general class, where the emphasis is very much on enjoyment and fun for dancers of all levels. The evening will start at 7.30 pm and run until 10.00 pm, with a refreshment break at 8.45 pm.
The format for the evening is subject to variation as we discover and explore what works best, but the first half hour will be, primarily, for elementary dancers and improvers, and will probably consist of some step and formation practice and easier dances. We are very keen to encourage more experienced dancers to join the class from 7.30 in order to help those at elementary level to progress quickly.
From 8.00 pm dancing will speed up and the emphasis will be on popular dances, well-known to many of us, and specifically on enjoyment for everyone of all abilities. From 9.00 pm, after the break, the programme will be for intermediate and advanced but not elementary dancers, although they are always welcome to stay and watch. In general, the dances taught can be adjusted to whoever is there on a particular evening.
Steve Kelly takes the class on three Wednesdays, with Kate Thomson taking one evening each month. If there are five Wednesdays in the month the class will be taken by the committee or a guest teacher.
We hope that this format works well for everyone. It is subject to review as we see how it all pans out, so your ongoing feedback is not only welcome but essential. Your point of contact for all comments will be Katy.
The Thursday evening formats – for advanced dancers only – are being tweaked slightly, but these classes and the team practice evening will continue on the usual days and at the usual time of 8.00 to 10.00 pm