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.

Calling all mums!

Learn To Dance LogoOne of our dance students would like her 9 year old son to start dance lessons but she would prefer him to have private lessons and share the cost with a partner.

Her son is 1.4m tall and a complete beginner.

If anyone has a girl of a similar age and/or height (normally a little shorter is preferable but she is happy for him to dance with any girl regardless of height), and you are happy to split the cost of private lessons, please get in touch.

Learn To Dance June Newsletter

Learn To Dance 2013 SquareOur June newsletter went out this morning.  In this issue we discuss our rebranding, some new workshops and changes to our schedules, and a new regular Wednesday afternoon tea dance in Eton Wick.

In This Issue

  1. Brand New Afternoon Tea Dances START WEDNESDAY
  2. New Online Booking System COMING SOON
  3. Paso Doble to be dropped from regular schedule
  4. Foxtrot Workshops & Social THIS FRIDAY
  5. Beginner Samba Workshop THIS SUNDAY
  6. Over 50s Tenpin Bowling
  7. Introduction To Merengue Workshop
  8. Sequence Dancing workshop
  9. Quickstep Master Class – NOTE NEW TIME & PRICE
  10. No evening class Wednesday 10th July
  11. Bournemouth Dance Break LAST FEW SPACES
  12. Next Exam Session & Inter-School Competition
  13. Torquay Dance Break 2014
  14. Private Lessons available.

You can see the newsletter in full online or check your inbox.

If you’re not on our email newsletter list you can sign up here.

 

Learn To Dance is a dance school run by husband and wife team Antony & Emma-Louise Holeksa. Based mainly in Eton Wick in Berkshire they provide classes, personal tuition, wedding dance lessons and events as well as social dances and dance holidays.

You can visit our website at want-to-dance.co.uk

Learn To Dance Newsletter – 8th April 2013

Learn To Dance bannerThe beginning of our summer term is here, and here’s what you’ll find in our latest newsletter:

  • Classes recommence from today
  • No Evening Class Wed 10th April
  • Argentine Tango Workshop & Social 12th April
  • Samba Master Class 14th April
  • Over 50s Tenpin Bowling 18th April
  • Beginner Rumba Workshop 21st April
  • Exam Session 28th April
  • Vincent & Flavia ‘Midnight Tango’ 1st May
  • Torquay Dance Break 6th May-10th May
  • May Days with no Dancing
  • Learn Sequence Dancing workshop 26th May
  • Bournemouth Dance Break 11th October
  • Private Lessons available over the next fortnight

You can see the online version of our newsletter at www.want-to-dance.co.uk/newsletter/20130408.

Remember you can sign up to our email newsletter list at www.want-to-dance.co.uk/news

Learn To Dance Newsletter 20th February 2013

cropped-cropped-Banner1000px.pngOur latest newsletter has just gone out. In case you aren’t on our email mailing list, or missed it, you can find a summary and the link below.

In this issue

  • Over 50s Tenpin Bowling
  • No More Friday Zumba Classes
  • Viennese Waltz Workshop & Social
  • FREE Zumba Session this Saturday
  • Learn Sequence Dancing Workshop
  • Wednesday Zumba Gold Moving to Maidenhead
  • Foxtrot Master Class
  • Great Yarmouth trip
  • No Dancing Sunday 10th March
  • Anton & Erin 15th March
  • Beginner Waltz Workshop
  • Easter Break
  • April Exams
  • Vincent & Flavia ‘Midnight Tango’ 1st May
  • Private Lessons available.

You can see our latest newsletter at http://want-to-dance.co.uk/newsletter/20130220 or check you inbox!

To sign up for our newsletter please visit http://want-to-dance.co.uk/news and fill in the online form.

Learn To Dance Newsletter 4th January 2013

cropped-cropped-Banner1000px.pngOur latest newsletter has just gone out. In case you aren’t on our email mailing list, or missed it, you can find a summary and the link below.

In this issue

  • Classes recommence this week
  • Card payment charges reduced if paying in person
  • Monday Zumba Gold
  • New Zumba class
  • No evening class Wednesday 9th Jan
  • Jive workshop and first social of 2013
  • Waltz Master Class
  • Beginner Argentine Tango Workshop
  • New ‘Learn Sequence Dancing’ workshop
  • Final deadline for Great Yarmouth trip
  • Strictly Keep Dancing Feb 9th
  • Forget Me Not Ball Feb 16th
  • Anton & Erin 15th March
  • Easter Break
  • April Exams
  • Vincent & Flavia ‘Midnight Tango’ 1st May
  • Private Lessons available.

You can see our latest newsletter at http://want-to-dance.co.uk/newsletter/20130104 or check you inbox!

To sign up for our newsletter please visit http://want-to-dance.co.uk/news and fill in the online form.

Learn To Dance Newsletter 24th October 2012

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Learn To Dance Newsletter – 01.06.2010

In this newsletter: Brendan Cole: Live and Unjudged; June and July private lessons; Practice on June 25th; any questions just contact us

 

Brendan Cole: Live and Unjudged

Brendan Cole will be at New Theatre Oxford at 19.30 on Thursday 10th June bringing his live show to the stage.
As there’s no classes that week we thought we’d arrange a trip to go and watch the show.  Tickets start at £32 including booking fees. They have said that they’d be happy to sign autographs for our students afterwards.
If you’re interested in attending please let us know asap, the New Oxford Theatre is around an hour away by car but if there’s enough people interested we might look at hiring a minibus/coach.

Private Lessons

Private lessons cost £35 for 45 minutes (for an individual or couple), or a special price for 6 lessons of £200, and I have the following slots available at present:

June
July
Date
Time
Date
Time
Tue 1st
14.00
14.45
15.30
16.15
17.00
21.45

Fri 2nd
10.15

Fri 4th
10.15

Sun 6th
11.15
12.00

Sun 4th
10.30
11.15

Tue 15th
14.00
14.45
15.30
16.15
17.00
17.45
20.15
21.45

Tue 6th
14.00
14.45
15.30
16.15
21.45

Wed 16th
14.00
14.45

Wed 7th
14.00
14.45

Fri 18th
10.15
11.00
11.45
12.30

Fri 9th
10.15
12.30

Sun 20th
12.00
12.45

Sun 11th
10.30
11.15
12.00
12.45

Tue 22nd
14.00
14.45
15.30
16.15
17.00

Tue 13th
14.00
14.45
15.30
16.15
20.15
21.45

Wed 23rd
14.00
14.45

Wed 14th 
14.00
14.45

Fri 25th
10.15
12.30

Fri 16th
13.30

Tue 29th
14.00
14.45
15.30
16.15
17.00

Sun 18th
17.15

Wed 30th
14.00
14.45

Tue 20th
14.00
14.45
15.30
16.15
20.15
21.45

Wed 21st
14.00
14.45

Fri 23rd
10.15
12.30

Please let me know if you would like to book any of the above private lessons as slots tend to go very quickly.  Please note that 1 weeks notice will be required for any cancellation of private lessons or a £10 charge is payable, if less than 48 hours notice is given then full lesson cost is due.  We reserve the right to cancel lessons if we deem this necessary, or circumstances arise that are outside of our control.
All private lessons take place at the Eton Wick Village Hall, Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick, SL4 6LT.

 

Practice Night

Our practice nights take place on Friday 25th June & 9th July at The Baldwin Institute Hall, Eton Court, Eton, SL4 6BQ.
The practice starts at 8.30pm and costs £6 per person (£5 if you pay in advance).  The session lasts for 2 ½ hours and is a chance for you to come along and dance as much or as little as you like.
Please feel free to bring your own food and drink (alcoholic or non).

Contact Us

If you need any further information, or to book, please feel free to email me back or call me on 07736 272225.
Thanks,

Antony Holeksa
Learn To Dance
p: 07736 272225

Learn To Dance Newsletter – 24.05.2010

In this newsletter: Brendan Cole: Live and Unjudged; May, June and July private lessons; Practice on May 28th; any questions just contact us

 

Brendan Cole: Live and Unjudged

Brendan Cole will be at New Theatre Oxford at 19.30 on Thursday 10th June bringing his live show to the stage.
As there’s no classes that week we thought we’d arrange a trip to go and watch the show.  Tickets start at £32 including booking fees.
If you’re interested in attending please let us know asap, the New Oxford Theatre is around an hour away by car but if there’s enough people interested we might look at hiring a minibus/coach.

Private Lessons

Private lessons cost £35 for 45 minutes (for an individual or couple), or a special price for 6 lessons of £200, and I have the following slots available at present:

May
June
July
Date
Time
Date
Time
Date
Time
Tue 25th
21.45

Tue 1st
14.00
14.45
15.30
16.15
17.00
21.45

Fri 2nd
10.30

Fri 28th 
10.15
11.00
11.45
12.30
Sun 6th
11.15
12.00

Sun 4th
10.30
11.15

Sun 30th
10.30
11.15

Tue 15th
14.00
14.45
15.30
16.15
17.00
17.45
21.45

Tue 6th
14.00
14.45
15.30
16.15
21.45

Wed 16th
14.00
14.45

Wed 7th
14.00
14.45

Fri 18th
10.15
11.00
11.45
12.30

Fri 9th
10.15
12.30

Sun 20th
12.00
12.45

Sun 11th
10.30
11.15
12.00
12.45

Tue 22nd
14.00
14.45
15.30
16.15
17.00
21.45

Tue 13th
14.00
14.45
15.30
16.15
21.45

Wed 23rd
14.00
14.45

Wed 14th 
14.00
14.45

Fri 25th
10.15
12.30

Fri 16th
13.30

Tue 29th
14.00
14.45
15.30
16.15
17.00
21.00
21.45

Sun 18th
10.30
11.15
17.15

Wed 30th
14.00
14.45

Tue 20th
14.00
14.45
15.30
16.15
17.00
17.45
21.45

Wed 21st
14.00
14.45

Fri 23rd
10.15
12.30

Please let me know if you would like to book any of the above private lessons as slots tend to go very quickly.  Please note that 1 weeks notice will be required for any cancellation of private lessons or a £10 charge is payable, if less than 48 hours notice is given then full lesson cost is due.  We reserve the right to cancel lessons if we deem this necessary, or circumstances arise that are outside of our control.
All private lessons take place at the Eton Wick Village Hall, Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick, SL4 6LT.

 

Practice Night

Our practice nights take place on Friday, 28th May, 25th June, 9th July at The Baldwin Institute Hall, Eton Court, Eton, SL4 6BQ.
The practice starts at 8.30pm and costs £6 per person (£5 if you pay in advance).  The session lasts for 2 ½ hours and is a chance for you to come along and dance as much or as little as you like.
Please feel free to bring your own food and drink (alcoholic or non).

Contact Us

If you need any further information, or to book, please feel free to email me back or call me on 07736 272225.
Thanks,

Antony Holeksa
Learn To Dance
p: 07736 272225

Learn To Dance Newsletter – 19.04.2010


In this newsletter: Dates for your diary download available now; New classes next week; Exam sessions available in May; April and May private lessons; Social Events coming in the next year; Music Downloads now available from the shop; Practice on April 30th, May 14th & 28th; any questions just contact us

 

Dates for Your Diary

You can download our ‘Dates for your diary’ update from the news page of our website, the direct link to the download is here.
This provides you with all the important dates and course start dates throughout the year.

New classes next week

Our new classes start again from 26th April (next Monday).  If you already attended our beginner courses and are happy with the steps then please feel free to try our improver classes (more details below), otherwise you are welcome to re-attend the beginner course.

Adult beginner classes take place on a:

Monday night at The Martins Heron & The Warren Community Centre, Whitton Road, Bracknell, RG12 9TZ
Thursday night at The Baldwin Institute, Eton Court, Eton, SL4 6BQ; or a
Sunday night at the Eton Wick Village Hall, Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick, SL4 6LT.

Mondays are 8.45-10.15pm and cost £10 per person, or £50 for a course of six classes. 
Our next full course begins on Monday 26th April.  There is no dancing on Monday 19th April.
           
Thursdays are 8-9.30pm and cost £10 per person, or £50 for a course of six classes.
Our next full course begins on Thursday 29th April.  There is no dancing on Thursday 15th and 22nd April.

Sundays are 7-8.30pm and cost £10 per person, or £50 for a course of six classes
Our next full course begins on Sunday 2nd May.  There is no dancing on Sunday 18th and 25th April.

We also have more advanced classes available:

improver class on a Thursday night from 9.45-10.30pm, or on a Sunday night from 8.45-9.30pm.
improver level 2 class on a Wednesday night from 7.30-8.15pm.
general technique class on a Wednesday night from 8.30pm-9.15pm.
intermediate class on a Wednesday night from 9.30pm-10.15pm.
advanced class on a Sunday night from 9.45-10.30pm. 
The cost of these classes is £7.50 per person. 

Children’s beginner classes take place on a Sunday afternoon at the Eton Wick Village Hall, Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick, SL4 6LT.
Sundays are 2.30-3.15pm for Under 10s, and 3.30-4.15pm for Under 16s, and cost £5 per child, or £25 for a course of six classes.  Parents, at present, take part for free if they partner their child.
Our next full course begins on Sunday 2nd May.  There is no dancing on Sunday 18th and 25th April.

The dances covered in the courses are Waltz, Cha Cha, Quickstep, Rumba, Foxtrot, Jive, Tango, Samba, Viennese Waltz, and Salsa.

Exam session 2nd May

Our next exam session takes place on Sunday 2nd May at The Eton Wick Village Hall, Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick, Berkshire, SL4 6LT.
Exams start from as little as £12 and you can take a starter exam even if you only been to our beginner course.  For more details, or to book an exam, please contact us.

Private Lessons

Private lessons cost £35 for 45 minutes (for an individual or couple), or a special price for 6 lessons of £200, and I have the following slots available at present:

April
May
Date
Time
Date
Time
Tue 27th
20.15
21.45

Tue 4th
14.45
15.30
16.15
17.00
17.45
21.45

Wed 28th
14.00
14.45

Wed 5th
14.00
14.45

Fri 30th
10.15
11.00
11.45
12.30

Fri 7th
10.15

Sun 9th
11.15
12.00

Tue 11th
15.30
16.15
17.00
17.45
18.30
21.00
21.45

Wed 12th
14.00
14.45

Fri 14th
13.30

Sun 16th
12.45
17.15
18.00

Tue 18th
15.30
16.15
17.00
17.45
18.30
21.45

Wed 19th
14.00
14.45

Fri 21st
10.15
12.30

Sun 23rd
11.15
12.00

Tue 25th
14.45
17.00
17.45
21.00
21.45

Wed 26th
14.00
14.45

Fri 28th 
10.15
12.30

Sun 30th
12.45
17.15
18.00

Please let me know if you would like to book any of the above private lessons as slots tend to go very quickly.  Please note that 1 weeks notice will be required for any cancellation of private lessons or a £10 charge is payable, if less than 48 hours notice is given then full lesson cost is due.  We reserve the right to cancel lessons if we deem this necessary, or circumstances arise that are outside of our control.
All private lessons take place at the Eton Wick Village Hall, Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick, SL4 6LT.

Social Events

Thursday 21st October

We will be arranging a trip to watch the International Ballroom Dance Championships at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 21st October 2010.
The competition starts at 17.45 and runs till approximately 00.30 but you are free to arrive and leave as suits you.
Car parking is available at Imperial College after 6pm (when congestion charges will also no longer apply).
The tickets cost £18.50 including booking fees or £19.50 if you order online and we currently have front row and second row circle seats available.
A £10 deposit is required to secure your ticket (£10.60 if you pay online).
Friday 22nd-Sunday 24th October

We are hosting a dance weekend near Bristol on 22nd-24th October 2010.

The weekend costs £145 per person and this includes self-catering accommodation in beautiful surroundings, a breakfast package in your kitchen on arrival, and at least 5 hours of tuition on the Saturday. All prices are based on 2 sharing a room and please note that there are two rooms to a flat (both en-suite).
Single supplements would apply and spaces are limited on this exclusive weekend. Alternatively you can come along on the day just for the dance tuition at £50pp.
Please contact us if you would like to express your interest, a non-refundable deposit of £25pp will be required.

Friday 7th-9th January 2011

We will again be going to Blackpool on 7th-9th January 2011.

The weekend costs £150 per person and this includes dinner, bed and breakfast; entry to the Champions of Tomorrow competition on the Saturday; and entrance to Blackpool Tower on the Sunday (including circus entry if showing). All prices are based on 2 sharing a room.
Single supplements would apply. Limited car parking is available in the Hotel’s garage for additional fees.
Please contact us if you would like to express your interest, a non-refundable deposit of £25pp will be required.

Monday 30th May-Sunday 5th June 2011

We will arranging our first week-long dance break in Torquay on 30th May-5th June 2011.

The week (6 nights) costs £400 per person and this includes dinner, bed and breakfast in the 3* Carlton Hotel, part of the TLH Leisure resort complex; access to all the facilities of the hotel (including swimming pools); and 3 days of dance tuition. Just the weekend is £150 per person including all the above but only 1 day of tuition.
Should we get minimum numbers of 20 then prices would reduce to £300 and £125 respectively.
Up to 5 years old are FREE, 6-10 years £17pppn, 11-15 years £25pppn (where sharing a family room). Two 10-15 year olds sharing a twin room adjacent to their parents £39pppn.
All prices are based on 2 sharing a room. Single supplements would apply (3 single rooms are available and would not incur a supplement).
Please contact us if you would like to express your interest, a non-refundable deposit of £25pp will be required.
More details on the hotel can be found here.

Music Downloads

As well as being able to order cd’s from our website you can now download individual tracks that we use during the classes and lessons.  We have started with a small selection from each of the dances and will expand this if it proves to be popular.
You can find the mp3’s in the appropriate links on the right-hand side of our shop here.  Any problems or questions please feel free to let me know.

 

Practice Night

Our practice nights take place on Friday 30th April, 14th May, 28th May, 25th June, 9th July, 23rd July at The Baldwin Institute Hall, Eton Court, Eton, SL4 6BQ.
The practice starts at 8.30pm and costs £6 per person (£5 if you pay in advance).

Contact Us

If you need any further information, or to book, please feel free to email me back or call me on 07736 272225.
Thanks,

Antony Holeksa
Learn To Dance
p: 07736 272225