Friday Childrens Class Newsletter July 2017.

Dear Parents,

As the end of term is drawing near, just to let you know of a few dates and events to look forward to in the new term in September.

Charity Event – Sunday 10th September

In response to the two recent terrible events of the Manchester Terror attack and the Grenfell Tower block tragedy in which children were involved, we felt for our charity event this year we would raise funds for the Wave 105fm Cash for Kids. Therefore, we are planning to hold a sponsored Tea Dance on Sunday 10th September 2.30pm-4.30pm at St James Hall. We will have a practice session on Friday 8th September from 4.30pm-6.30pm for all those children able to take part in the Fund-raising Event to rehearse for a short showcase whilst tea is being served. Tickets are available. Price £4.00 per person for spectators.

Friendly Competition – Sunday 15th October

Rhythm and Dance will be holding another friendly competition on Sunday 15th October at Queen Elizabeth’s School, Wimbourne. Earlier in the year four children took part in the fun competition (see notice board) so it would be great if we could have a few more entries this time. Tickets usually £10.00. In readiness for the competition and medals please make use of the private lesson times available and if not suitable for Thursday then we do have space on Saturdays and Tuesdays. During the holiday, daytime is also available on these days and Friday evening. Please ask. Continued training is better then a last minute panic. Even for the adult and child!

Medal Day – Sunday 19th November

Don’t forget we now have a Tiny Tots class on Friday 4.00pm-4.20pm £3.00. A really good introduction to all styles of dance and fun. Even the teachers want to play with the maracas and flashing tambourines!

The Monthly Challenge has been encouraging and everyone has produced excellent work throughout the year with successful results again in the last medal test.

The last Friday this term will be 14th July and starting again on Friday 8th September 4.30pm-6.00pm for a practice for the Charity Event and CLASSES Friday 15th September.

Thank you to everyone for their continued support and help in classes from older girls. We wish you all a Happy Summer Holiday and look forward to seeing you all again in September.

Barbara, Melissa and Jackie

Friday Pre-School Class and After School Junior and Juveniles Club

Children’s classes with Barbara and Melissa (CRB approved teachers).

In these classes we will be teaching all the Ballroom and Latin American standard dances plus Disco, Sequence (including Classical Sequence) and Rock and Roll.

All our classes for children incorporate training for ISTD medals, competitions and shows.

We are starting a new Tiny Tots class onFridays and also to increase teaching times for each age group, we will be re vamping Friday classes as follows:

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Tiny Tots.

4:20 pm – 5:15 pm

Under 8s Beginners

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Age 8 to 11.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Age 12 and Over.


Under 8s Beginners Class only £3.00.
Over 8s only £4.00.
Age 12 and Over only £4.00.

For details of Summer activities please see the Summer newsletter.
Venue – St James Hall, Southbourne

Classical Sequence Dancing

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm £5.00

An introduction to Classical Old Time Technique including popular dances Veleta, Lilac Waltz and more.

Ballroom and Latin American Class for Beginners

7:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Beginners Class £5.00

Friday Social Dance Evening

8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

For approximately the first quarter to half an hour we teach a monthly variation. This is followed by a Social Evening where we play all your favourite Ballroom, Latin American and popular Sequence Dances while you just enjoy yourselves.

Social Evening Classes £5.50.

  • Claire and Serena

Venue – St James Hall, Southbourne