Well done to every member of the dance team who competed last weekend. A top effort in the face of some stiff competition… You all deserve a medal!
On Saturday 3rd October and Sunday 4th October the UKA hosted its Premier Dance Festival at the Empress Gardens Blackpool. Kim and Bogdan competed on Saturday in the styles of Street Dance / Hip Hop. On Sunday the rest of the team competed in the styles of Ballroom and Latin. Dance schools travelled from all over the country and beyond including Scotland, Ireland and Portugal to show off there dancing in front of the judges so the standard of dancing was very high making for stiff competition even for the more experienced dancers. Under pressure you all performed so well.
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Dance school competitors..Keep up the good work and make the most of your practice sessions as there is now only 1 week to go before the UKA’s Premier Dance Competition. Also, please try on your outfits and shoes to be sure they fit! You don’t want an outfit malfunction on the day! If you’re new to competition and want some advice then don’t hesitate to ask Estelle or the more experienced pupils. We will be pleased to help. This event will be very busy so please arrive early to find where we are seated and allow good time to change into your dance outfits etc.
Estelle has the tickets for this event, if you have not received your tickets then please get in touch ASAP.
This year the school will have over 30 pupils competing in Ballroom and Latin American styles (on Sunday 4th October) and for the first time at a UKA Premier Event we will have a couple of pupils who will compete in the style of Street Dance! (on Saturday 3rd October). Good Luck everyone!
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.
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.
Elisabeth 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!
Following the Street Dance class on Thursday evening I got the opportunity to meet with the schools Street Dance teacher Bogdan. Check out these shots showing just a few of his moves. Our Dance school is passionate about Street Dance along with the more traditional styles of dance. If you know of any one who would like to try street dance, what ever age or ability then please get in touch.