We’re looking for Dance Teachers!

Learn To Dance LogoLearn To Dance are hiring!

We’re looking for self-employed teachers to come join the team at Learn To Dance.  Initially to provide personal tuition (individuals or couples) in Ballroom and Latin American at our studio in Burnham, Buckinghamshire.  There is also the opportunity for class work, work in schools and corporate jobs.

We are a social dance school and don’t offer competitive dancing.  Our philosophy is that anyone can learn to dance.

Our requirements:

  • Experienced in Ballroom and Latin American (required)
  • Experience in Salsa (desirable)
  • Experience in Argentine Tango (desirable)
  • Experience of other dance styles (desirable)
  • Experience of teaching wedding couples (desirable)
  • Professional teacher qualification (desirable)
  • Obtain accreditation with the NATD (desirable)
  • Be prepared to help students train for exams under the NATD
  • DBS (desirable)
  • First Aid (desirable)
  • Willingness to integrate into the social aspects of the school and get to know the students
  • Follow our guidelines and lesson plans
  • Manage your own diary of availability
  • Training can be provided

Salary and hours dependant upon experience/qualifications.

We will also consider competitive dancers looking at transitioning into teaching.  We do have particular demand for private lessons with another male teacher but we are looking for both male and female instructors.

You can choose your own hours of work but bookings cannot be guaranteed (though we will aim to promote you to our existing and future students).

Please contact us at www.learndance.co.uk/contact to apply or with any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you to the family.

 

Learn To Dance win two awards!

Learn To Dance LogoWe recently found out that we had been nominated for two categories in the 2017 Lux Magazine’s Fashion & Lifestyle Awards. First was for ‘Best for First Dance Choreography – Home Counties’ and second for ‘Best Dance School – Berkshire’.

Published quarterly, LUX informs readers on all aspects of high end lifestyle, including the finest, food and drink, hotels and resorts, health and beauty, automotive, jewellery, art and technology from around the world.

After a nail-biting few months we were given the great news that we had won, and not just one of the categories but both of them!

Nominations are anonymous so we don’t know who to thank but thank you whoever nominated us!

No classes this weekend

Every year, on the first weekend in September, Burnham Juniors hold their annual Football Tournament.

Over the course of the weekend there are around 3,000 people that attend the tournament and the school is closed due to the expected traffic and parking issues.

Classes resume from Monday 4th September.

No classes this Bank Holiday

Don’t forget there are no classes on Sunday 27th or Monday 28th August due to the Bank Holiday weekend.

Our studio is also closed on 2nd & 3rd September due to the annual Burnham Juniors Football Tournament at the Cherry Orchard playing fields.

All other classes are running as normal.

Performing Arts classes cancelled 30th March

Due to a family emergency with our Performing Arts teacher we have had to cancel today’s Baby Ballet, Adult Musical Theatre, Adult Ballet and kids Ballet.

Our evening Adult Beginner class in Maidenhead is unaffected though there will be no Improver class this evening.

Christmas Break and new Kids Classes

Our kids classes break up for Christmas on Sunday 11th December and return from Sunday 15th January.  We will also be re-introducing our Under 16s classes at 11am on a Sunday in the New Year.

All other classes break up from Monday 19th December and return from Monday 9th January.

If we don’t see you before have a great Christmas and New Year and we look forward to seeing you again in January

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.