Cherry Orchard Dance Studio Launch

Cherry Orchard Dance Studio Launch

Cherry Orchard Dance StudioBuilding work has been pretty much completed and our carpenters are coming in next week to begin laying the floor.  This should be completed by the end of the week and we will then begin the process of moving across our classes and lessons.

Assuming there are no more delays we plan to hold our official launch event on Friday 9th December before our scheduled Winter Wonderland Christmas Social.

The free launch event will be at 7pm and then our Christmas Social will follow at the usual price.

We would love to see you all there but if not we look forward to welcoming you at classes or lessons as they move over there.

The full address will be Cherry Orchard Pavilion, George Pitcher Memorial Ground, Britwell Road, Burnham, SL1 8DL.

[Hopefully] Final Painting Party

Our main hall has been painted, barring touch up work once the builders and carpenters have finished, and we are now looking to paint our smaller ‘Studio 3’ and finish the corridor.

Antony will be down the studio on Saturday 19th November from around midday (possibly earlier) to try and get this all completed and as always we would welcome any assistance anyone is able to offer.

Also if anyone has any experience with putting together kitchen base units that would be really helpful.

Let us know if you can come along, or feel free to just turn up on the day, but please remember parking at weekends does get busier during the football season.

Class Schedule Changes

All of our classes, except our Maidenhead sessions, will be phased into the new studio from the end of this month (subject to the successful completion of works).

The first sessions in the new studio will be our Wednesday private lessons and evening classes from Wednesday 30th November (FitSteps will move over the following week).

From Friday 2nd December all other sessions will then take place at the new studio assuming we haven’t run into any teething problems.

Our timetable will remain as currently scheduled and we will evaluate this as we settle in over the next few months.

Please note that weekends during the morning and early afternoon are very busy for parking during the football season, so you may need to allow more time when coming to classes or workshops as we only have a limited amount of allocated spaces.

No Kids Classes during Half Term

A reminder that there are no kids classes over the next few weeks due to the school half term.  Our kids classes will resume on Sunday 13th November.

No other classes are affected and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

No Improver Workshop Sunday 16th October

Unfortunately our Eton Wick venue has been booked out for a private event during the afternoon of Sunday 16th October and so we have had to cancel the Improver Workshop that afternoon.

No other classes are affected that day and any private lessons that have not already been rescheduled should not be affected.

Who’s up for a painting party?

UPDATE: We will be painting on Saturday 24th September from 8am if you’re able to come down!

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Whilst we are still waiting to finalise the legal formalities of the lease on our new studio, we have been given permission by the landlord to commence some of the initial decorating work we wanted to do.

As such we are planning on going in on Friday & Saturday of this week for prep work and initial painting of the wooden door and window frames to take them from a dark mahogany to a nice bright white.  We hope that we may even have enough time to get sufficient coats on for them to be finished this weekend.

If anyone is available on Friday after 2pm, or Saturday from the morning onwards, we’d love any help that you could offer.

Also if you have spare paint brushes, paint trays, sand paper etc. that we could use please let us know.

Anyone that has any recommendations for the best place to purchase paint & supplies, or if you have a trade contact, please let us know.

We will also be taking photos to document the studio at various stages of the conversion but don’t worry you don’t have to pose if you don’t want to!

The address of our new studio is Cherry Orchard Pavilion, George Pitcher Memorial Ground, Britwell Road, Burnham, SL1 8DL.

Please let us know if you are available to help on either of those days, even if it’s just to make sandwiches & tea!

 

Our Thoughts and Prayers

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our teacher Denise and her family, following the loss of her mother at the weekend.

Denise will be taking some time off and we will endeavour to ensure all her classes and lessons are covered or rescheduled where possible.

I’m sure you will join us in wishing Denise all the best at this difficult time, and we look forward to welcoming her back when she’s ready.

Pre-Order 10th Anniversary DVD

Thanks for 10 Years of Learn To Dance

10 Years OldAs many of you will know Learn To Dance turned 10 on Friday 29th April.  We couldn’t have achieved this without all of you; from those that come multiple times throughout the week to those that we only see occasionally.

We had a great time at our anniversary party and the DVD is currently available to pre-order for the special price of £10.

One thing that didn’t make it into our performance was a guest spot from Immi, but don’t worry we captured it on video for you to enjoy below.