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Circus Skills Party 20th June 2015

While mums, dads, grandparents, adult pupils and friends of the school enjoyed tea, coffee and a variety of yummy home baked cakes the children of our dance community enjoyed a circus skills workshop run by Blackpool Circus School. It was fantastic fun for everyone! Thank you Tonya and your team for helping make our day very special teaching us all lots of fun circus skills and a massive thank you to the parents who baked cakes. The dance school really appreciates all the effort you put in to make these occasions extra special.

This event follows on from our party at Blackpool tower. Find out more here. If you want to learn to dance, find out more about our school and the dance classes we offer at www.kirkhamdance.com. The site is packed full of useful information and news.

Simple exercises with quick results

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Many dancers struggle to maintain a good top line and if you don’t get your topline right then your good footwork often goes unnoticed. So we are going to try a range of exercises to improve topline which will include the use of the topline dance frame. (During the Blackpool Dance Festival we acquired a medium (for adults) and a small sized frame (for children) from the DSI stand.) The topline dance frame is an aid to preventing unnecessary movement in the sides of the body, shoulders and arms, by giving instant physical feedback to the wearer. By learning to stop these unnecessary movements when the frame is felt as resistance, the top body becomes stable and provides better connection and balance for each partner.

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Click the image above to see the frame in use.

Circus Skills Workshop Party Saturday 20th June

photo dance school heartElisabeth would like to invite all pupils, family and friends to a circus skills workshop on Saturday 20th June 2015 from 1:30pm to 3:30 pm at Kirkham Community Centre to celebrate 20 years of teaching dance. Tickets to join in the circus skills workshop (run by Blackpool Circus School) are only £5 with free drinks and cake included! There will also be refreshments on offer for the adults!

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This event is one of a number of events organised by the dance school to celebrate 20 years of teaching dance in Kirkham.   On Sunday the 10th May the we had a party at the world famous Blackpool Tower

Adult Social Dance Tonight 8:30pm

IMG_6861Elisabeth and Michael will host a relaxed and informal Easter Dance tonight Saturday the 11th April. Dancing will comprise a mix of Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence dancing. All adult pupils are welcome. Dancing starts at 8:30pm at Kirkham Community Centre. As usual bring your own nibbles and drinks. Looking forward too seeing you there.

Thank you all Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Friends, and Family

Thank you all Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Friends, and Family for supporting our pupils and celebrating their success. You made our Medal Presentation Evening a great family occasion. The children rose to the occasion and performed with confidence a variety of dances and had lots of fun before accepting their awards which were handed out by their teachers Harriet, Carly and Estelle. At the end of the evening their contributions were recognised with flowers handed out by the principle of the dance school Elisabeth.

Medal Presentation Evening

Thank you also for your kind donations towards the purchase of some large portable mirrors. These will be of great assistance and will be used by the teacher team to help improve the style and technique of all the pupils. A big thank you also goes out to all those Mums (and some Dads) who help our pupils look the part. If you have any hints and tips (hair, makeup, dresses etc..) which might help other members of our dance community then why not share them! This web site is for the benefit of all our dance school community so please get in touch if you have useful information to share. If you would be willing to contribute to the dance school web site by writing a short ‘blog’ then please email jonathan@nobletts.com

If this occasion has inspired any Mums and Dads to give dancing a try then please get in touch. Dancing is great fun whatever your age or ability. Below are a few very short clips of the evening. I was dancing on this occasion so the footage is very ‘raw’ (straight out of my iphone!)…. I did not have time to set up and use my ‘posh camera’.

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Good Luck Competitors

Elisabeth Marsden School of Dance
Elisabeth Marsden School of Dance

On Sunday children under 12 must be at the venue for 8:30am and children over 12 must be at the venue for no later than 11:30am. We have been informed that there are road works which may be disruptive to your journey so please allow extra time to get to the venue ( Wythenshawe Forum M22 5RX.)

Good luck everyone and we look forward to seeing you all ready and raring to go tomorrow morning!