Last Zumba Gold Class

Zumba Gold LogoDue to unforeseen circumstances our Zumba Gold classes at the Magnet Leisure Centre will be stopping after the session on Wednesday 29th January.

There are currently no planned Zumba classes to replace them, however Antony will be starting brand new FitSteps classes from Tuesday 4th February.

Our brand new FitSteps classes start from Tuesday 4th February at The Eton Wick Village Hall, Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick, SL4 6LT.

Created by Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, FitSteps® takes the very best of Ballroom and Latin, mixes it with the latest, proven ways to get fit FAST and deliver the most exciting, fun, fabulous fitness experience you’ve ever had.

These classes are a great way to learn and practice actual Ballroom and Latin American dance steps that wouldn’t look out of place on the floor of Strictly Come Dancing!  Add to that the fitness aspect and before you know it you’re getting fit whilst having fun.

Classes are £5 per session or 10 sessions for £45.

Tuesday 8.30pm-9.15pm
Wednesday 10am-10.45am

FitSteps Testimonials

You can sign up for our FitSteps classes using the following link Sign Me Up

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

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 – Week 11

BBC Strictly 2012 Line-up
Five couples remaining, and now they have to perform two dances each. This should really test their dance abilities and we could see quite a few mistakes tonight I fear. Continue reading

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 – Week 10

BBC Strictly 2012 Line-up
This week we have a new concept (well to Strictly anyway, I believe they tested it out on Dancing With The Stars previously) of a dance fusion, either two dances performed within the same song seamlessly, or a split half-way through.

We’ve seen professionals perform these type of dances at shows before, and I’ve choreographed and performed dance fusions before. These could be amazing, or a complete car crash…let’s hope for amazing!
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Strictly Come Dancing 2012 – Week 8

BBC Strictly 2012 Line-up
Sorry for the delay in the blog this week but our hosting company appeared to have a major meltdown of their servers where our database is stored, the website still worked but the blog was unavailable even to draft a post.

Anyway on to Saturday night’s show.

Is it just me or should they really have waited until there were only 6 left before doing a friends skit?!
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Strictly Come Dancing 2012 – Week 7: Dance Through The Decades

BBC Strictly 2012 Line-up
Just when you thought we were safe from themed weeks it appears tonight at Wembley is going to be ‘Dance Through The Decades’, why can’t we just have dance through the show instead?!

You can definitely see that this is designed to be a higher budget show, amazing what a difference it makes when you’re charging people for tickets (although hopefully a large chunk is going to Children in Need).

Bruce’s intro is just painful for us tonight but (4 repeats of ‘nice to see you’ later) it thankfully moves on to the ‘stars of our show’…oh dear it’s not over yet – cue en masse Gangnam Style.
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Strictly Come Dancing 2012 – Week 4 “Halloween”

BBC Strictly 2012 Line-up
Forget Strictly Halloween, this is how we roll at Learn To Dance when we have a Halloween Theme, that’s two Zumba outfits and our Halloween Social!

Anyway, back to Strictly and our Thriller of an evening ahead…
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Strictly Come Dancing week 5 – Halloween Special

Apologies for not blogging on last week’s action, but unfortunately we just couldn’t get the time.

Tonight is the Strictly Halloween Special, and I can already predict that the scariest thing is going to be Nancy!

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Kara Tointon & Artem Chigvintsev – American Smooth

Kara has a dodgy arm, and Artem probably still a dodgy neck, it’s going to be an interesting American Smooth!

I can see now what Emma saw in her arms earlier, she’s doing extremely well to keep smiling.  It’s going really well but then it’s head down just before the standing slide and a very shaky section.

A true professional to keep going but unfortunately not perfect, just a 9.

Craig: 10 “I would kill to be able to dance like that”
Len: 7 “Hint of Tango, bit of Foxtrot…unfortunately should be a certain amount in hold…think your dancing is brilliant”
Alisha: 10 “You have been a delight…I think you are a beautiful woman…together you are first class”
Bruno: 10 “Whatever happens, this was an inspired performance…blend of what you did in this dance was incredible”

Total Score: 37

Ann Widdecombe & Anton Du Beke – American Smooth

So Anton has to complete 3 lifts in the American Smooth, I’m hoping we see a few new ones and not the same ones they keep throwing in each week.

Good start with the lift…and then they land.  Actually the start isn’t that bad, though Ann does end up out of time.

There’s even a credible attempt at some scatter chasses.

Much better performance than we’ve seen in recent weeks, and a return to actually trying to dance in addition to entertaining.

One of her better dances, just a 6 though (still being generous for entertainment factor!)

Craig: 2 “Best moments for me were when your feet weren’t touching the floor…one chasse that was passable…one polka that I didn’t mind”
Len: 5 “Dancing in its basic form is movement to music, and you did move, to music”
Alisha: 4 “Nice to see a lot more dance content this week…well done on the lifts…however still hanging on to Anton for dear life…for me the honeymoon’s over”
Bruno: 3 “More like Hello Trolley, than Hello Dolly…on your own you looked like a Dalek in drag”

Total Score: 14