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Fevah Modern Jive

April Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

Wow - what a weekend at the Christchurch Modern Jive Champs! We have nearly recovered and hope all the competitors have too. Well done on stepping out of your comfort zone and getting in on the action that makes life more exciting. It was great to see so many familiar faces there.

Lots to tell you - some exciting notices... please note the venue changes next week! C3 are finishing the floor so we will be at Papanui High, just behind Northlands Shopping Centre, most of the week.

There's also some fun social events and learning opportunities for our newer dancers and new intermediates. As well as now looking towards the big OMJ Winter Weekend. Check out all the details below.

Beginner Magic this Sunday

The basics are the first thing we learn and the last thing we master! What makes a dance Magic? What does a dancer need to work on to have that special spark and attraction on the dance floor that makes them such a pleasure to dance with?

This workshop invites you to delve deeper into the essential techniques that ensure you have a good base to build your future dance skills upon.

  • Title: Beginner Magic
  • Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2019
  • Time: 3:15 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Venue: Avonhead School

Tea Dance this Sunday

Everybody welcome! Tea dances are at Avonhead with the large beautiful dance floor, lots of space and a proper kitchen.

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

  • Title: Tea Dance
  • Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2019
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Venue: Avonhead School

C3 Floor Resurfacing 15-19 Apr

Great news! The floor at C3 is being sanded and coated next week and so our Tuesday and Thursday classes will be held at Papanui High School.

  • Tue 16 Apr at Papanui
  • Thu 18 Apr at Papanui

Venue details...

Easter Dance Party - New Autumn/Winter times!

Now that Daylight Savings has ended we're trialling having our Saturday parties start and finish half an hour earlier. We start with an entry level class from 7:30pm-8.00, so bring your friends along as well.

Either be inspired by the theme or just wear your usual dance party wear. There will be prizes for best dressed. Matt is putting together the playlist so send us any requests you may have. The floor will have just been resurfaced so come along and try it out!

We'll also provide tea, coffee and biscuits for later and don't forget your water bottle. You can BYO drinks and nibbles but please take your empties home.

  • Title: Easter Dance Party
  • Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Venue: C3 Centre

OMJ Winter Weekend Early Bird

Join us again for another fabulous weekend hosted by the OMJ crew here in Christchurch. Early bird pricing applies until the end of Sunday 21 April.

  • Friday - Dinner, Drinks and Socialising
  • Saturday - Workshops, Coaching Session and Party
  • Sunday - Skiing @ Mt Hutt Chch Fun & Food Tour, Dinner

More info...

NEW Thursday Intro-mediate Class

Many people have reported that they find the jump from beginners to intermediate is too challenging and would like a step in between so Deb is going to run an intro-mediate class before beginners on Thursday evenings for 6 weeks. This will replace the current Intermediate Coaching Session. Come along and try it out.

The moves will be ideal for those who have just completed their Dance WOF and want some more variety and skills for freestyle. No dips and drops.

We will run the classes 6.45pm to 7.15pm in the main hall, starting 25 April (ANZAC Day) to the 30th of May. If they are popular we can look at doing them more often.

21 Apr 2019 08:23