Brand New Classes in Maidenhead

Learn To Dance 2013 SquareLearnToDance are starting new classes in Maidenhead this week.  We have a brand new FitSteps Dance Fitness class at 7pm and Adult Beginner Ballroom and Latin American Classes at 8pm.  Our Thursday night classes will take place at Desborough College, Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead, SL6 2QB (map).

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.

FitSteps ClassLearnToDance Adult Ballroom and Latin American Beginner Classes are designed for complete beginners, with only a few basic steps covered per dance and you can attend either with a partner or on your own.

We cover the basics of 12 popular dances in rotation, incorporating Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, Samba, Tango, Jive, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Viennese Waltz, Salsa, Argentine Tango & Merengue.

Dancers enjoying themselvesOur classes are a fun and friendly way to LearnToDance and you can either pay £7.50 per week, or buy in bulk for discounts.

To book online please visit out online booking portal, we look forward to seeing you at classes soon.


About LearnToDance

LearnToDance is a Ballroom and Latin American Dance School run by husband and wife team Antony & Emma-Louise Holeksa and has been running since 2006.  Classes for all levels and ages, and personal tuition, take place throughout the week, as well as dance breaks and private events.

Vote for LearnToDance teachers

Dance Today
Teacher Of The Year 2014

Dancing publication Dance Today are running a competition to decide their 2014 Dance Teacher Of The Year.

To vote for any of our teachers at LearnToDance all you have to do is send your chosen teacher’s name, along with an explanation of why you’d love to see your teacher win, to Dance Today by Thursday 1st May.

The best reader nominations also win themselves a year’s subscription to Dance Today magazine.

Entries can be made via the following means:

They’ll announce the shortlisted candidates and overall winner – the teacher with the most reader votes – in their June issue. The Teacher of the Year will win a specially created Dance Today trophy – a cover of the magazine starring them, a feature about them and their studio in the magazine, and a year’s free subscription to Dance Today and sister magazine, Dancing Times, plus a pair of tickets to a dance show (details to be confirmed) and a selection of dance CDs and DVDs, as well as unprecedented bragging rights!


Antony Holeksa


Emma-Louise Holeksa


Denise Bainton

We’re a class act!

Netmums.com AwardLearnToDance voted Netmums.com favourite adult class!

A local dance school has been voted among Britain’s best in a prestigious national competition.

The LearnToDance classes scooped one of the top awards in the Classes For You competition, run by Britain’s biggest parenting site Netmums.

The UK-wide competition was launched as a chance for people running adult classes to be recognized for their hard work serving and improving the local community.

Over 1.7 million members were eligible to vote in the competition.

Class organiser Antony Holeksa, 31, was delighted to be crowned a local favourite. The ex-competitive dancer set up the school with his wife Emma-Louise in 2006 and has seen it grow from a once-a-week hobby into a full-time dance school helping hundreds of students a week to LearnToDance.

Beaming, Antony said: “When we entered the competition we never dreamed we’d be one of the winners as there are over 300 different Classes For Adults listed in East Berkshire alone!  We just want to thank everyone that voted for us.  It really means a lot.

The LearnToDance classes will now be honoured with a coveted gold listing on the Netmums site, used by over a million people each week, along with a special ‘Netmums Favourite’ certificate to display in their class. LearnToDance also wins a badge for the www.learndance.co.uk and www.want-to-dance.co.uk websites and a place on the Netmums Award Winners pages.

 Antony & Emma with their Netmums.com award

For more information, please contact Learn To Dance on info@want-to-dance.co.uk or 01753 360121 / 07736 272225

Merengue Beginner Workshop this Sunday in Eton Wick with LearnToDance

Learn To Dance LogoMerengue Beginner Workshop this Sunday in Eton Wick with LearnToDance

Never know what to do on the dance floor at a party, worried at weddings, or planning a Caribbean cruise?  Even if you can’t dance, LearnToDance’s Beginner Merengue Workshop in Eton Wick is just the class for you on Sunday 16th February at the Eton Wick Village Hall, Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick, SL4 6LT.

Our Monthly Beginner Workshops are fun and friendly classes that aim to give you simple routines that you can take away and dance anywhere.  The Merengue is an informal dance with a basic marching action and if you can walk, you can dance the Merengue.  We use a mixture of traditional Merengue music as well as modern pop songs such as ‘Pound the Alarm’ by Nicki Minaj to show just how versatile the dance can be.

Happy DancersJust a few of our most recent comments from students:

  • ‘even as a complete beginner, I was made to feel like a dancer’
  • ‘they make learning to dance such unbelievable fun’
  • ‘great fun, great exercise and lovely people’
  • ‘they are brilliant teachers and very patient’
  • ‘A very friendly place to dance and learn to dance’

And for anyone who’s thinking, ‘But I can’t dance’ or ‘I don’t have anyone to dance with’, there’s no excuse – you don’t have to able to dance and you don’t need a partner! You just have to want to learn to dance and have fun.

So, if you’re ready to take to the floor and Merengue like you’ve never Merengue’d before, all you need to do is be at the Eton Wick Village Hall on Sunday 16th February at 1.30pm where the team from LearnToDance will be waiting to teach you everything you need to know. For more information, you can contact Antony on 07736 272225, email us at info@want-to-dance.co.uk or check out our website at www.want-to-dance.co.uk.

The workshop is £20 per person or £30 for a couple dancing together.  You can book online directly on our website.

Sunday 16th February 1.30pm-3.30pm


About LearnToDance

LearnToDance is a Ballroom and Latin American Dance School run by husband and wife team Antony & Emma-Louise Holeksa and has been running since 2006.  Classes for all levels and ages, and personal tuition, take place throughout the week, as well as dance breaks and private events.

Your Personal Best Gallery

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Your Personal Best Photoshoot

We’re finally getting round to uploading some our photos from the last 18 months of events, and they’ll trickle through over the course of this week.

First up is a promotional shoot we were asked to do for the Your Personal Best campaign – a campaign to encourage over 55s with a long-term condition, such as Parkinson’s, to keep active.

They were hosting a launch event for the campaign with Len Goodman and Arlene Phillips and wanted a dance group of over 50s to perform at the Olympic Park (which was still under construction at this point).

If you want to see the gallery (and the Youtube video!), head on over to our website.

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

Remember our Beginner Rumba Workshop this Friday

Fun Group ClassOur Friday night beginner workshops continue this Friday, 31st May, with the Rumba.  The workshop starts at 7.30pm and takes place at Burnham Park Hall, Windsor Lane, Burnham, SL1 7HR.

Rumba: ‘The dance of love’ it may be known as, but it is more the dance of restrained passion. Both dancers enticing the other with yearning looks and sensual hips, the trick to Rumba is all about the promise of what could be, without actually getting ‘down and dirty’. (Don’t worry Beginners, hips are entirely optional in this workshop!)

Remember our beginner workshops are designed for complete beginners and we aim to teach you a basic sequence in this 1 hour workshop.

The workshop costs £7.50 per person or you can pay £10 per person and stay on for our social night from 8.30pm-11pm.  Our workshops and socials run twice a month, normally on the 2nd and last Fridays of the month.

For details of our other classes you can view our timetable.

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.