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April / May Newsletter

Kia ora Everyone,

We hope you had a great time like we did at the recent Christchurch Champs. Meeting up with dancers from around New Zealand is always so much fun. It was great also to see dancers from all class nights giving competing a go, not just those from Wednesdays who compete more than most (in fact a bunch of them are about to head up to Waikato for another competition - Good luck!).

Back in Christchurch we have a busy month planned for May with double the usual events and a change in times for Tuesdays from the start of the month. We are open this coming Monday 26 April.

There are lots of free credits to be redeemed from our rewards system, the link lower down will take you straight to your account where you can see how many credits and points you have. Check it out, you might have some free dancing waiting for you!

✨ Blues Dance Party this Saturday ✨

Doors open 7:45pm with our fun mixer class for all levels starting at 8pm to get in the swing of the evening and meet other dancers.

As the title suggests we'll have some great blues and similar songs playing throughout the night as well as our regular favourite dance tunes.

✨ Dance parties are heaps of fun and a great way to spend an evening with up to 150 people turning up during the course of the night.

  • Chat and mingle with dancers from our class nights
  • Everybody welcome - come on your own, with a partner or with friends

☕🎂 🍪 Bring your own water bottle to refill, but there will be tea and coffee and slice provided for supper.

🙋🏻❄️ Heads up: over Winter - May, June, July & August - parties will start and finish 30 minutes earlier.

  • Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021
  • Time: 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Venue: C3 Centre
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⌚️ Timetable Changes over the Dark Months ⌚️

We know what it's like to be tucked up and cosy in a nice warm home - it can be much harder to get up and out when it's cold outside - even for a fab night of dancing 💃🕺🎵

For a couple of years we've adjusted times over the Winter months for parties and Wednesday night. This year we're trialling starting and finishing on Tuesdays 30 minutes earlier. Some of you are already looking forward to this, whereas others may move to another night, then again there will be some who will come to Tuesday for the earlier times.

Summary of all timetable changes (May, June, July, August):

Tuesdays

  • class starts 7pm (just before for the warmup)
  • freestyle starts 8:30pm and finishes at 9:30pm

Wednesdays

  • freestyle finishes at 10pm

Monthly Fevah Dance Parties

  • mixer class at 7:30pm
  • dancing from 8pm to 11pm

⚠️ Essential Dips & Drops 2nd May ⚠️

Learn the essential skills to safely lead and follow dips and drops. This is often described by fellow dancers as the most useful workshop they ever attend and one they most often repeat.

If you've attended 10 or more classes then this is for you - even if you haven't moved up to intermediate yet.

We introduced some different dips earlier this year for this workshop to keep the techniques relevant to current classes.

Bookings essential - book now!

  • Date: Sun, 2 May 2021
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Avonhead School
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☕ Next Sunday Social - 2nd May ☕

Everybody welcome! Come to Avonhead with the large beautiful dance floor, lots of space and a proper kitchen for our May Sunday Social. Attendance is free if you are doing the Essential Dips & Drops workshop beforehand. Otherwise it is half a credit or $10pp/$6 concession.

Please bring a plate to share (sweet or savoury afternoon tea 🥨🧁) - not compulsory but greatly appreciated. Tea and coffee provided ☕️ (soy milk available)

  • Date: Sun, 2 May 2021
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Venue: Avonhead School
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📣 Creative Conversations Workshop 📣

Do you ever feel like you are dancing the same dance over and over?

  • Leads do you struggle to remember moves?
  • Follows do you wonder when you get a say in a dance?

Join Alice and Nathan as they blur the lines between simple lead and follow, taking your dancing to the next level using creative conversations.

This workshop is shorter than our regular workshops and only 1.5 credits - book now 🙂

  • Date: Sat, 22 May 2021
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Venue: C3 Centre
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🥳 OMJ Dance Party 🥳

It's been a while since our last OMJ Dance party so we're having one towards the end of May.

What is OMJ? OMJ has several interpretations, such as 'Ōtautahi Modern Jive', 'Awesome (aka Oarsome - if you know the story) Modern Jive' and it also came from a take on the social media abbreviation OMG - 'OMJ: Oh My *Jive*'. Everyone is welcome at OMJ classes and events however the music is what makes OMJ nights stand out. There'll be a lot more recent chart hits and an overall slower groove.

There'll be a mixer class at 8:30pm with freestyle dancing from 9pm. Note the different times from our regular parties!!

  • Date: Sat, 22 May 2021
  • Time: 8:30 PM - Midnight
  • Venue: C3 Centre
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💡 This Month's Fevah Tip 💡

We love how social our classes are with so many friendships being made, we even arrange the chairs to help people connect with other dancers.

During the class please be mindful of dancers who are trying to listen to the teacher and pick up important tips. When the teacher talks please put any conversations on pause 🙂

9 May 2021 22:03:30