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NEW CLASSES START 12TH SEPTEMBER 2017
Once you get started, you'll wonder why you didn't do it before - it's fun and we all leaving smiling!
Beginner 1: Tuesdays 1930-2030hrs Downley Community Centre
Beginner 2 Thursdays 2000-2100hrs Sands Village Hall, Lane End Road
Intermediate/Advanced: Wednesday 2000-2100hrs Downley Community Centre.
Private lessons or groups by arrangement, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Saturdays (Book early as these slots go fast; we don't ask you to share the floor with other couples, the session is for you to enjoy and have the full attention of a qualified, experienced teacher to help you.
Regular classes in Ballroom and Latin American dance for beginners and for those that may have had some previous experience but would like to brush up on their dance techniques run all year round. Classes are very informal and designed to be fun and enjoyable, and you will receive individual attention as well as being able to practice together with others.
If you've always wanted to learn to dance, or got a special occasion coming up that you'd like to be able to dance at, then sign up for our classes from January, and we'll help you find your feet, along with lots of fun and friendly people on the dance floor.
Maybe you'd like to give dance lessons as a gift to someone who would love to learn to dance, maybe you're bored with the gym, or just want to do something new, or maybe Strictly is a must view and you'd love to have a go. As Len Goodman from Strictly said,
'Everyone should have some dance in their life...'
and Strictly contestant Judge Rinder,
'It's never too late to start.'
And as my dancers say,
'It's a great way to keep fit and socialise in a relaxed, friendly environment.'
Partners are not essential to join these classes, and we also welcome same gender couples.
'Karen helped us to build our confidence in dancing together and gave us clear and supportive advice. We really enjoyed our sessions, laughed a lot and felt that we’d begun to make real progress.'
'We had the most magical wedding in Italy We loved our dance and we were so pleased we worked so hard on it. We also can’t wait to learn a tango!!!!!'
Dance Classes at Downley Community Centre, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 5TR
7.30pm - Beginners - anyone who has never danced, or danced a little and wants to progress further.
Dance Classes, at Downley Community Centre, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 5TR
8pm - Intermediate, for those who danced before with probably 2-3 years of experience, and wish to develop further with more interesting choreography, floor craft and technique.
Dance Classes at Sands Sands Village Hall, Lane End Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 4JF
8pm - Beginner Progressors - never danced, or for those who have danced a little and wants to progress further, or brush up on basics before moving to the next level.
PRIVATE LESSONS are also available by appointment during the day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, plus Tuesdays, Thursday and Friday evenings evenings and Saturday mornings. Private lessons are suitable for those who want to concentrate on particular dance styles, work on specific figures or routine, prepare for special events or for taking medals. If you've had to miss a few group classes then a private lesson is a great way to catch up or sort out specific concerns.
VENUE MOST TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS - see exceptions below:
Downley Community Centre
High Wycombe HP13 5TR
We will be hold classes in the Beech Room.
There is plenty of on site parking available and a pdf map may be downloaded from the community association website here:
Exceptions sometimes apply by arrangement, see social media for latest and why not follow us on Facebook too?
NOTE: SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH WE ARE NOT AT DOWNLEY OLD SCHOOL BUT AT ST JAMES' CHURCH HALL:
St James' Parish Church
St James’ Church is situated off the top of Plomer Hill in Downley, High Wycombe. It is easiest to turn into the church car park off the main road when turning left at the end of The Pastures and going down Plomer Hill. Look for the big blue roadside sign! Postcode: HP13 5NB.
There is a map here: http://www.stjamesdownley.org.uk/Contact_Us.html
Sands Village Hall
Lane End Road
There is plenty of on site parking available to the rear of the hall and directions may be downloaded from here:
1930 - 2025 Beginner Classes
2000 - 2055 Intermediate/Advanced Class.
2000 - 2055 Beginner Progressors Class.
Classes for Complete Beginners at Downley are £7.00 per session per person on the night.
Classes for Beginner Progressors at Sands Village Hall are £7.00 per person per session.
Classes for Intermediate Advanced at Downley are £7.00 per per session per person on the night.
Please contact us to book your place on the course as places are limited, particularly for the Beginners!
You can arrange to come along to a session to see if it's for you, simply pay for the single trial lesson and then decide whether you want to continue from there. Trial lessons are £10 per person with £3 being discounted when you sign up for a term thereafter. To give yourself a fair change of progressing you need to allow at least 8 weeks of regular attendance before deciding whether it's something you want to continue; to be fair, you'll never stop learning to dance - after 15 years of dancing myself I am still always learning, but that's half the pleasure - you won't get bored! However, do give yourself time to learn, it won't happen overnight but it will be memorable and become a passion you can share with likeminded people.
We occasionally hold Social Dances where you can put your new found dance skills into practice and meet new friends with similar interests. All classes are invited to come along, including friends and family, it's a great chance to learn a little more, put what you've learnt so far into practice and to meet the other members of the school.
Look at our NOTICE BOARD area for further information on all our current social events.
We are also able to offer group sessions or individual private lessons by arrangement, see the Private Lessons page for more details..
We would kindly request that you wear appropriate footware. For ladies, court style shoes and for men flat leather shoes. No trainers, flipflops, platform shoes or black rubber soles please as you will find these to be difficult and uncomfortable to dance in.
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