We have just got back from a fantastic Competition Day in a new venue in Huddersfield. It has been a lovely day and no doubt by now, you will have read about all the Dance School successes on facebook and seen the photographs on Instagram. Congratulations to all our Competitors. Winners one and all!!
I would like to say a special “Big Thank you”, on behalf of the Competitors and Parents, to Estelle, Jonathan and Jan for partnering ALL the competitors and helping them to achieve such a high standard of Dance. I hope all three of you can get your feet up and rest this evening before you all go back to work tomorrow. I don`t know where you get all your energy from.
I have just spent three amazing weekends watching our pupils excelling in different events.
First of all on Sunday 17th April they displayed the beauty and elegance of the Ballroom and Latin Competition, on Sunday 24th April they “hit us “ with their energy and excitement at the Street Dance Competition and then Saturday 30th April….the icing on the cake their “pure magical” performance in the Hits 25 show at the Opera House Theatre, Winter Garden, Blackpool.
I am so very proud of them.
Since I started the Dance School over twenty years ago it has always been my aim to provide affordable lessons for any child who wishes to join us and learn to dance.
We do not audition or choose our pupils for any of our special projects like other schools do. If anyone wants to be involved, we take them.
We provide inexpensive small group workshops for our training sessions and due to the hard work of everyone concerned the results are remarkable . Other Schools only achieve this sort of improvement with very expensive private lessons.
We sincerely believe in providing a good standard of dancing for all. This is achieved with the warm co-operation and teamwork between us Teachers, the Parents and of-course our lovely pupils.
I look forward to seeing you all at our Medal Test weekend next Sunday 8th May and our medal Presentation on 9th July .
If you particularly enjoyed any of our special events please don`t hesitate to tell us.
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!
This 10 week course will focus on the Waltz, Quick Step, Cha Cha and Rumba. Classes start 7:30pm Tuesday the 6th October and are held in the main hall at Kirkham Community Centre. These classes are specifically designed for beginners and no previous experience is required. We will gently guide you through every step. Each class costs only £5 per person.
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.
Click the link above for dates and information on the Blackpool Dance Festival which starts on Thursday the 21st May held at the Winter Gardens. You don’t have to buy a ticket to get access to all the trade stands selling everything dance related including music, books, clothes, shoes, soles and glue for worn out shoes etc. If you’re in town pop in and have a look. Last year I bought two dance tops for competition here and a pair of Latin dance shoes and some spare soles and glue to get more life from my dance shoes! and the trade stands are a great source of inspiration particularly if your adding detail to a competition dress. The dresses on offer are spectacular with equally spectacular price tags!
Today at Blackpool Tower Ballroom the Elisabeth Marsden School of Dance celebrated 20 years of teaching dance. Over 80 pupils, parents and friends joined in the fun with plenty of dancing and lots of tea and cake.
“I have loved every minute! Today has exceeded my expectations and I would like to thank everyone who came along and made today a very special occasion. In particular a big thank you to all of my teacher team for dancing throughout the day making sure everyone got a turn on the floor.