Experienced Dancers

If you are interested in joining classes and have previous experience please contact us so we can point you to one of our classes at an appropriate level.

Beginners / New Dancers

The Autumn term is now under way. If you have not danced before please join our mailing list and in December we will email you details of our beginner classes that start in January.

The Timetable for Autumn 2017 classes are out.
Pick one up in class or download the PDF here.

Strictly 2017 Series 15 – Week 8

There were poppies on sale everywhere last week and not just the rubbishy paper versions that we have all exhibited over the decades. There were rugby balls, Grenadier Guard hats, Clifton Suspension Bridge pins, beautiful ceramics, wrist bands, stunning golden brooch tributes to Passchendaele, car stickers, pens, bags, you name in, all in the greatest...

Strictly 2017 Series 15 – Week 7

A friend of mine used to be a maintenance man at a hotel. One day he was invited to change the light bulbs in the pool sauna only to be greeted by two stark naked ladies welcoming him into the steam. On the same day he accidentally touched a live wire when mending a plug....

Strictly 2017 Series 15 – Week 6

Did you know that in New Zealand they don’t have pumpkins at Halloween? Just thought I’d throw that out there. The pumpkin on the TV screen reminded me of my boss. No, not the fat orange face but simply the teeth that had been carved into the flesh: triangles, squares, oblongs. His are more like...

Strictly 2017 Series 15 – Week 5

Advertising works. Remember some of these? ‘Boom, boom, boom, boom, Esso blue!’ ‘John Collier, John Collier, the Window to Watch!’ ‘Naughty but Nice!’ ‘The Pint that thinks it’s a Quart!’ ‘Go to Work on an Egg!’ ‘Because You’re Worth It.’ Words, images, sounds, colours, music and superstars are all used to sell the brand, to...

Strictly 2017 Series 15 – Week 4

Imagine, if you can, the first few steps of courtship. Week One on Strictly, the first date, the blind date, is the reveal, the thin slice, those few seconds where each party juddges the other before the game begins. We all do it; we check out the physical attributes of our potential partner seeing if...

Strictly 2017 Series 15 – Week 3

In 2014 Damien Chazelle, a product of Harvard and Princeton High School, directed a movie called Whiplash. It won three Oscars. At the time he was just 29. A cupple of years later he got the top prize himself, Best Director for the film La La Land though it didn’t win best movie. Remember that?...

Strictly 2017 Series 15 – Week 2

Last week Victoria Lopyreva hit our TV screens, her job, to sell Russia as a quiet, retiring, safe place to host a world football competition in a nation where being a football hooligan is like having a second job. She had been employed by the Kremlin in an old style cold war strategy; get a...

Strictly 2017 Series 15 – Week 1

The last time we saw Lord Len he was standing regally accepting the plaudits, a tear in his eye, a man waving goodbye to a surprising yet glittering career as the Head Juddge on the most popular TV show of its era. The band played, the ticker tape rained, smiles beamed, the noise of gratitude...

Strictly 2016 Series 14 – Week 13 – Final

It is the morning after the night before, a long night when you bless the person who invented pause TV, just the 135 minutes of live telly to navigate. Time then for drinks, natural breaks, a fetch of the hankies, a chance to shout into a pillow at the incredulity of the show, the bad...

Strictly 2016 Series 14 – Week 12

It was the dance off from hell. It’s not really what you would have wanted. It was like the fourth seed against the top seed, Henman versus Agassi, Donny Rovers taking on Leeds, back in the day, Cooper fighting Ali, the times when you knew that the underdog very rarely had its day. Of all...

Strictly 2016 Series 14 – Week 11

Do you ever check out the size of products or the packaging, scratch your head and wonder? Me too. If you take the Wagon Wheel biscuit as an example I’m told that it hasn’t changed its size in the last forty years, merely that time has distorted perspective. When you are small everything is big....

Strictly 2016 Series 14 – Week 10

It didn’t seem right did it? I looked at the TV screen and there, behind my new favourite hostess, resplendent in a full length white frock, too long again, the hem trapping high heels every step, tantalisingly slit to the left thigh, was a bloke in a pastel striped shirt, no bow tie nor jacket,...
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