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Awards & Demonstration Evening

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To celebrate the achievements and commitment of our dance pupils top dance competitors Christian and Beth treated us all to an inspiring demonstration of all five Latin dances Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba and Paso. We were also treated to various demonstrations of dance by our own pupils at every age group and level. Everyone involved performed their routines with confidence. Well done dancers, your performances were great!

Thank you all Mums, Dads and Grandparents for your continued support.  As Christian and Beth highlighted during the question and answer session,  learning to dance requires both determination and commitment and the higher the level you wish to attain the more dedication and practice is required.

Following the demonstration Christian and Beth handed out awards to the schools pupils including Medal Tests Certificates, Competitors Medals and Special Achievement Awards. These awards recognise the skill, commitment, effort and general development of our pupils. We are very proud of the progress made by every pupil. Well done dancers!

 

Adult Beginners Class Starts Wednesday

An exciting opportunity for adult beginners to learn to dance Ballroom and Latin. Telephone Elisabeth on 01995 671067 or email eboxall@tiscali.co.uk for more information. Learn more about our dance school visit http://www.kirkhamdance.com

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Get Active, Fight the Flab & Try Something New

Learning to dance is a rewarding experience so why not get off the couch and come along and join us for a 10 week course starting Wednesday 3rd February 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

These classes are suitable for adult beginners with little or no dance experience. Classes are fun and relaxed and over the 10 weeks you will be taught the basics in waltz, quickstep, cha cha, rumba & Jive. Visit our web site for more details. The classes will be held in the main hall of Kirkham Community Centre which benefits from a large dance floor and free car parking. For more information please phone Elisabeth on 01995 671067 or email eboxall@tiscali.co.uk or visit our web site www.kirkhamdance.com

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Looking Forward to Dancing in 2016

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Happy 2016!

Friends and pupils of the dance school welcomed in the New Year in style with Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing, buffet, quiz and raffle. Check out the slide show above. Thanks to everyone who supported this event and we wish all friends and pupils of our dance school a happy and healthy New Year. 2015 was a fantastic year with lots of well supported events. Lets make 2016 even better. Check out some of the events we enjoyed in 2015… click this link.. Dance Events 2015 pdf Check out what we have planned for 2016 click here.

Beginners

If you’ve never danced before or you have just started to learn make 2016 the year you discover the wonderful and rewarding experience of dancing. There’s no better way to stay fit and healthy without feeling like you’ve exercised at all!  We have adult beginners classes running on both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Check out our website www.kirkhamdance.com for more information.

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The ‘beginners’ class of October 2015. In 10 weeks these pupils have learnt to Jive, Waltz, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba and Quickstep. Very well done to you all. We are looking forward to taking your dancing to the next level in 2016!

Improvers

If you have some experience of dancing make 2016 the year you take your dancing to the next level. This might be for example, having some private lessons to get to grips with the Foxtrot, taking a medal test for the first time or entering a dance competition! What ever your dancing goals might be we are here to help you achieve them. Estelle, Elisabeth, Michael or Jonathan will be pleased to have a chat and discuss your requirements.  Our teacher team is committed to help you make your dancing experience as good as it can be. Our adult intermediate level class is held on a Wednesday evening. For adults who wish to compete then special workshops and private coaching sessions are available.

Sequence Dance

For those of you who enjoy Sequence dancing then we have a class which focuses solely on learning sequence dances on a Thursday Evening. Learning popular sequence dances is very useful as you are exposed to all the rhythms of the Ballroom and Latin dances and many social events are often a 50/50 mix of Ballroom / Latin and Sequences dances.

Social Dances

Looking ahead, we will be hosting many more social events (including trips to the world famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom), and more regular Saturday night social dances for Ballroom & Latin and Sequence dancing. These social dances really help develop your dancing and confidence and are a great opportunity to get to know your fellow pupils better. Check out our events page on our web site http://www.kirkhamdance.com for dates and times.

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New Year Eve Adult Dance Party

Our New Years Eve dance starts at 8pm on Thursday the 31st December. Celebrate with friends and dance your way into the new year. Music will be a mix of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence.

Adult Social Dance This Saturday

Get of the couch and away from the goggle box and enjoy an evening of dancing and socialising with fellow pupils this Saturday the 12th September. Practice your Ballroom and Latin dances on our large dance floor at Kirkham Community Centre. This is an ideal opportunity for our adult competitors to practice their routines prior to the UKA Winter Gardens competition in October. There will also be some sequence dances for those who enjoy this style. Dancing starts at 8:30pm and please feel free to bring your own nibbles and drinks to enjoy between dances. Dress code is relaxed and casual.

PS. Please tell all your friends about our new adult beginner class due to start in October. A great opportunity to learn to dance Ballroom and Latin. So, come on Mums and Dads, enjoy doing something together and give it a go as I am sure you will find that learning to dance is far better than just watching celebrities do it on TV!

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Streamlined August Timetable

During the month of August the schools timetable will be temporarily streamlined to accommodate holiday commitments of both pupils and our teacher team.  Please note the following changes in our usual program which all take effect from and including this Saturday 1st August.

  • Thursday Street Dance  temporarily closed, classes commence on the 3rd September.
  • Friday Competition Class temporarily  closed, classes commence on the 4th September.
  • Saturday Senior Class (1pm – 3pm), this class has been rescheduled and for the month of August only will take place between 11am – 1pm. On Saturday the 5th September  the class will take place at its usual time.

Have a great Summer break everyone and we look forward to seeing you all in September when our normal class timetable resumes. Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation.

 

 

Prize Giving ‘The Movie’

A short video showing some of the dancing enjoyed last night by the Town Mayor of Kirkham, pupils, friends and parents during the schools prize giving event. Click here to read the full story.

Elisabeth Marsden School of Dance, a friendly dance community for all ages and all abilities established for over 20 years.

Prize Giving July 2015

Kirkham Community Centre was packed with proud parents and friends as pupils of the dance school received their awards for dance. During the event guests were treated to various demonstrations performed by pupils in the styles of Ballroom, Latin American and Street Dance. Awards were handed out by the guest of honour Kirkham Town Mayor Councillor Paul Hodgson who was particularly impressed with the waltzing of the very young children. The dance school has developed a strong friendly community over the past 20 years teaching dance in Kirkham and this was obvious on the evening with all ages and abilities receiving awards, joining in and having fun. Kirkham community centre , the home of the dance school is a modern property located to the heart of Kirkham town centre comprising two large rooms the larger hall having a purpose built sprung timber dance floor and outside there are plenty of free parking spaces.

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