Dance Party, Champs and more
Kia ora Everyone,
Here's hoping that we'll soon be out of Alert Level 2 and back to Level 1 at some point next week 🙂. The current restrictions mean that we again recommend booking for this Saturday's Dance Party.
Following the government's announcement on Monday we are excited to say that our annual Christchurch Modern Jive Championships are going ahead provided we move to and stay at Alert Level 1.
As part of Māori language week you'll also hear more songs in Te Reo at class - there are some great versions of songs from NZ artists that we're already familiar with.
See you at class or at the party this Saturday!
Kanikani tonu mai, menemene tonu mai ra,
Deb and Matt
ps thanks to Rob, Keita and Merekara for guidance with our regular sign off
Just Dancin' Dance Party
Join us this Saturday, 19 September, for a great night of dancing. There's no theme so come as you are.
- we will limit this event to 100 people (including crew)
- please book on our web site
- if the party is not sold out there will be door sales until the limit is reached
We start with a 30 minute mixer class, good for those who still need to learn a couple of moves, but especially ideal for everybody to meet other dancers from all of our different class nights.
Tea, coffee and cake is included at 9:30pm. Bring a water bottle with you to refill in the kitchen to keep hydrated and please put your name on your bottle 😉
Arrive before 7:40pm to earn extra Reward Points!
- Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020
- Time: 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
- Venue: C3 Centre
Class Night Differences
While our class nights have a similar some are slightly different.
- the Intro-mediate class from 8:30 to 9pm is open to anyone who has done at least 10 classes and is a great stepping stone to the trickier Intermediate classes taught on other nights and helps build confidence
- we also run workshop reviews, the next two are for the Fancy Feet workshop (the schedule is on the Monday class page)
- bring your own cup/mug if you'd like to join us and have a tea, coffee or hot chocolate
- Courtenay leads a wind down stretch at the end of the night
- We have a coaching session from 6:45pm - 7:15pm for more experienced dancers.
- Deb does a wind down stretch at the end of the night
Chch Champs is on!
The annual Christchurch Modern Jive Championships is one of the main Modern Jive events in Australasia.
Having postponed the event from last April our fingers and toes are crossed that we'll still be able to go ahead in the first week in October.
We have many categories spread over the three days with something for everyone whether you have a partner or not.
This year we have a special 3-day social pass for non-competitors that allows you to watch and social dance across the whole weekend.
Fevah in the Community
Last Friday about 15 Fevah dancers joined us in teaching a free class for differently-abled youth from Impact Youth Group (formerly Delta Trust).
Some have vision impairment, some have learning issues but they all share a love of moving to music. It was a truly humbling and moving experience and also extremely noisy! Their enthusiasm and joy was so infectious it was truly wonderful to be involved with them.
Thank you so much to our volunteers for helping out, Karen summed it up perfectly:
"Fabulous, fun night. What an awesome group of young people."
We look forward to doing this again. If you would like to be involved in helping out in the community then do let us know.
Helper for Individual Needs Dancer
We are very proud to say that we have a couple of regular dancers with individual needs who are able to enjoy our dance nights.
One dancer in particular needs a little bit more care and attention on Wednesdays and we are looking for a kind dancer to join a small group of helpers who take turns helping him out. He is also part of the Impact Youth Group (see the news item above)
He requires a little guidance between 7:15 and 9pm in return you get free entry for the night. Let us know if you're interested or talk to us at class, thank you 🙏🏽
We still have our credit pool contributed mainly by other dancers for those who have lost income through COVID or other reasons.
We know it can be hard to ask for help so if you know someone in this position then here are some suggestions:
- ask if they are happy for us to chat with them
- or encourage them to approach us
It's likely that knock on effects will continue so the credit pool will be around for a while and dancers want to help other dancers 🤗
IDance Simply Weekend
There's a big group of our dancers who go up to Wellington each year over Labour Weekend in October and we'd love you to come too.
If you're concerned about the event being canceled due to COVID restrictions, then worry no longer - because (like with our Chch Champs) they'll provide a full refund if they're unable to run the event.
If you haven't been to a Simply weekend before, then treat yourself to a weekend of dance workshops and a magnificent ball at Te Papa.
2 Oct 2020 10:40:04