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 well 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 2018 classes are out.
Pick one up in class or download the PDF here.

Strictly 2018 Series 16 – Week 7

We are hearing this a lot, aren’t we? ‘He’s worked so hard.’ ‘She’s put the hours in.’ ‘We did a fourteen hour day.’ ‘It wasn’t right so we practised, and practised, and practised.’ All going well. And then someone adds . . .’because he/she has worked so hard . . . he/she really deserves it.’...

Strictly 2018 Series 16 – Week 6

Forever informative . . . did you know that the clocks always go back on the last Sunday of October when our temporal frame moves from British Summer Time to Greenwich Mean Time so that we can all save money on candles and electricity, an idea introduced by the builder William Willett, the great-great-grandfather of...

Strictly 2018 Series 16 – Week 5

A new dawn, a new day, a new life . . . A guest juddge and a new dance or two, the Cupple’s Choice, this week Contemporary Movement and Street Commercial, next week the Maypole, Northern Soul, the Hokey-Cokey, the Lambada and the Bachata, the latter two causing the odd spillage of G & T...

Strictly 2018 Series 16 – Week 4

As Communication Strategies go I see a pretty neat package. Create the product and tell people all about it: write it, shout it, read it, smell it, touch it, feel it. And have the added advantage that you are the market leader and that the GBP are already paying for the service anyway. That’s handy....

Strictly 2018 Series 16 – Week 3

The BFI, the British Film Institute, was founded in 1933, the year before Percy Shaw came up with cats’ eyes, an invention inspired when the headlamps of the car he was driving flashed against some tabby’s head at the side of the road. The question often asked is what would have happened had the cat...

Strictly 2018 Series 16 – Week 2

When I was growing up there was only one Superhero. Batman was just a vigilante supporting an underfunded local government. Robin was an annoying but enthusiastic kid replicated as Buddy Pine in The Incredibles years later. Cat Woman was just an escort in a sexy outfit to keep dad interested. Ditto Wonder Woman’s cleavage. God...

Strictly 2018 Series 16 – Week 1

The world is in a rush; it doesn’t know patience anymore. Gone are the days of waiting for the pop charts on Sunday evening. Music is now available at the click of a mouse. No more dial-a-disc at the local phone box. In fact, no more phone box. The Beeb used to start their FA...

Strictly 2017 Series 15 – Week 13 Final

1582. What a year! Queen Elizabeth was mid reign, no, not the same one, the University of Edinburgh was founded, the Spanish decided to claim Argentina and Holland though William the Silent, the founder of sign language, rebelled against the latter, Billy Shakespeare married Annie Hathaway and Pope Gregory Xlll decided to introduce a universal...

Strictly 2017 Series 15 – Week 12

I suppose we should call it ‘Speedo Gate’, the day when the Prima Ballerina’s brain and mouth failed to engage in unison, when the electronic links between the neurons and the voice box disintegrated. It provided the second most hilarious moment of the series, after Ruthie’s infamous straddle. Gushing with praise for Alexandra’s Salsa, the...

Strictly 2017 Series 15 – Week 11

To begin with I’d like to make a personal statement: what an honour to write this review, such an honour, it means so much, I’m just so grateful. No, I am. Grateful. An honour. It is at times like this that I would like to thank my mum and dad without whom none of this...

Strictly 2017 Series 15 – Week 10

When I was at school the English teacher was called Mr Shakespeare. His first name was Geoff. Our music teacher was Mr Tune. Donald. He had a cupple of sons, one of them, Pete, played the violin. The history teachers were Mr ‘Ginger’ Hale and Dick Hutchinson, a passionate cricketing Yorkshireman from Wales, a fast...

Strictly 2017 Series 15 – Week 9 Blackpool

When Stephen Sauvestre designed the Eiffel Tower (1887-89) he wanted to put the dance floor right at the top where the viewing arena now resides. He did the wind calcs, allowed for three to four inches of lateral movement and he even tested it for vertigo and nausea. Amongst the guinea pigs were the British...
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