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 2012 Series 10 – Week 8

On 17th March 1915 Henry Pitts Brown was born in Kennington, London, the son of Harry (Pitts Brown), an American entertainer and a Russian Jew called Eva Rosenthal, no relation to our Jim. Brought up as an orthodox Jew himself he would remind you, in looks, of Sammy Davis Jnr’s healthier, older brother. Henry went...

Strictly 2012 Series 10 – Week 7

Back in 1981, when I was a mere pup, I went to Earls Court to see The Royal Tournament, a combination of gymnastics, music, soldiers, horsemanship, physical peak, and without doubt the largest display of military theatre anywhere in the world. I wasn’t that enamoured with war and killing, the same can be said today,...

Strictly 2012 Series 10 – Week 6

This introduction may seem a bit random but it isn’t so please go with me on this. Sir Frederick Sewards Trueman, Fred, is the greatest English Test Match bowler of all time. He played for Yorksher, latterly Derbyshire, and was the first Englishman to take 300 Test Match wickets in an era where there were...

Strictly 2012 Series 10 – Week 5

About a year ago I was preparing my research, Bonfire Night looming. I was going to tell tales of mischief night, kids in a village building their own pyre, stories of hot potatoes, parkin and playing chicken, that’s throwing fireworks at each other, bangers mainly. I’d lined up the inside gossip on Guy Fawkes, a...

Strictly 2012 Series 10 – Week 4

No one knows the exact origin of Halloween. The word was never used until the sixteenth century; prior to that the day had been a pagan celebration, a time for the Romans to feast in honour of one of their gods, the chance for Christians to thank their God for the harvest and to toast...

Strictly 2012 Series 10 – Week 3

I was called to the production meeting of this week’s show when a message whistled at me from my new mobile phone. That’s right, a whistle. When there’s an email it rings like a doorbell. When the phone itself rings you can set a ringtone or even a pop song. Imagine that! Anyway, the car...

Strictly 2012 Series 10 – Week 2

I don’t know how we coped before the Tinterweb and all the hifalutin technicality that has swamped the planet in the last few years. There was a time when you used to have to go to a library in a quest for knowledge or nip to the phone box, put in your tuppence and dial...

Strictly 2012 Series 10 – Week 1

There was a time, a long time ago, when the big events that I used to look forward to the most were birthdays, Christmas, the Cup Final and the start of the crickit season, a chance to place willow to leather, the smell of freshly cut grass leading towards another Wimbledon Final win by Borg....

Strictly 2012 Series 10 – Introduction

A few weeks ago I was a guest at the wedding reception of the beautiful Crazy Gazey, famed for her Salsa, Waltz and Rumba, the Waltz a Bond themed extravaganza filled with menace, phantoms, falling skies, views to kill for, days to die for, though not that night, maybe another day. The wedding was the...

Strictly 2011 Series 9 – Week 12 The Final

When was the last time you took a trip by charabanc? It used to be the highlight of the year for many. Before the planet shrank. Before the air became flooded with Sir Frank Whittle’s finest. Before the country became covered with tarmac, self-combusting engines and individuals. Maybe it was the visit to the seaside,...
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