June 2015

Celebrating Space!

Celebrating Space

Well done One and All!! An absolutely brilliant show that had everybody singing our praises, including MP Jonathan Lord (on Eagle Radio!).

Councellor Ayesha said:

I just wanted to write and say thank you for a lovely evening of entertainment yesterday. My daughter and I both really really enjoyed the show! The quality of the show was excellent, from the dance routines to the beautiful costume designs. I loved the age range of the performers which brought a unique quality to the production.

It is an excellent example of a fantastic living breathing community asset. You must be very proud along with the other trustees of a brilliant achievement of 20 years of work and success. I wish you and all the fantastic dancers a well deserved rest from last night but lots more dancing in the future!

Doesn’t get much better than that folks! Oh and practically sold out houses is pretty good too (we spent over £4200 on costumes so great ticket sales were important).

Here’s to the next 20 years Woking Dance Space!!

Video Night is on Sunday 6th September. Break out the popcorn!

Party in the Park

For the third year running we have been invited to perform at Woking Party in the Park.

Three numbers will be performed; Shani Nash’s 'Nuevo Dia' at 12:30 Main Stage, Amy's 'Too Darn Hot' at 2:10 on Encounters Stage and Emily Little’s 'Pretty Hurts' at 4:00 Main Stage.

Too Darn Hot Neuvo Dia Help the People

The fun begins at 11:30 on Saturday 11th July 2015, click for further details.

Flashmob

Jodie has asked for dancers to learn a flashmob routine to be performed at a Charity Day up in Chipping Norton on Saturday 5th September. Sign-up sheet is in the studio.

Come and be a model – free Pimms!

Dates for your diary

Pimms on the Lawn

Sunday 23rd August

Celebrating Space, Video night

Sunday 6th September

Autumn Term 2013

Term starts Monday 7th September

Half-term break Monday 26th to Friday 30th October

Term ends Friday 4th December

'Mincing Pies' Christmas Party Sunday 6th December

You may not know, but WDS supplements its income by hiring out some of our amazing costumes. But we always need good photos of people wearing them to show potential hirers.

Following on from a fun days in 2011 and 2013, we are again running a photoshoot on the lawn below the studio – complete with a few drinks, some good laughs and the odd nibble (please please Mr Weatherman do it again though!).

So we need as many people as possible to come and model the costumes for us – no matter what shape, size, age or, er, modeling experience. Just bring a smile!

Sunday 23rd August, 2pm to 5pm. Sign-up sheet is in the studio or just drop us an email or join the FB event.

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Summer classes

There’s no excuse come September for those dangling metatarsals and floppy shuffles people, WDS teachers are running lots of summer classes to keep you fit and fabulous this holiday.

We have a mixture of regular classes, plus some special classes with different styles and different teachers to try out.

DayDateTimeClass
Monday20th July7:30pmTap - Sarah Whitfield
8:30pmTap - Sarah Whitfield
27th July7:30pmTap - Sarah Whitfield
8:30pmTap - Sarah Whitfield
3rd August7:30pmBellydance - Melissa Hoare
8:30pmOdissi - Melissa Hoare
10th August7:30pmIrish Tap - Alison Comley
8:30pmAdvanced Tap - Alison Comley
17th August7:30pmTap - Sarah Whitfield
8:30pmTap - Sarah Whitfield
24th August7:30pmTap - Sarah Whitfield
8:30pmTap - Sarah Whitfield
31st August7:30pmBellydance - Melissa Hoare
8:30pmOdissi - Melissa Hoare
Tuesday21th July9:30amBallet - Phillipa Jarrett
6:30pmDDMIX - Tunde Crowley
7:30pmAmerican Jazz - Gretchen Kiefer
7:30pmAdvanced Ballet - Gretchen Kiefer
28th July9:30amBallet - Phillipa Jarrett
6:30pmDDMIX - Tunde Crowley
7:30pmAmerican Jazz - Gretchen Kiefer
7:30pmAdvanced Ballet - Gretchen Kiefer
4th August9:30amBallet - Emily Ayres
6:30pmDDMIX - Tunde Crowley
7:30pmAmerican Jazz - Gretchen Kiefer
8:30pmAdvanced Ballet - Gretchen Kiefer
11th August9:30amBallet - Shani Nash
6:30pmDDMIX - Tunde Crowley
7:30pmAmerican Jazz - Gretchen Kiefer
8:30pmAdvanced Ballet - Gretchen Kiefer
18th August9:30amBallet - Emily Ayres
6:30pmDDMIX - Tunde Crowley
7:30pmAmerican Jazz - Gretchen Kiefer
8:30pmAdvanced Ballet - Gretchen Kiefer
25th August9:30amBallet - Natalie Dodd
6:30pmDDMIX - Tunde Crowley
7:30pmAmerican Jazz - Gretchen Kiefer
8:30pmAdvanced Ballet - Gretchen Kiefer
1st September9:30amBallet - Phillipa Jarrett
6:30pmDDMIX - Tunde Crowley
7:30pmIrish Tap - Claire Hopkins
8:30pmAdvanced Ballet - Shani Nash
Wednesday22th July6:30pmBeginners Ballet - Shani Nash
7:30pmIntermediate Ballet - Shani Nash
8:30pmContemporary - Shani Nash
29th July6:30pmBeginners Ballet - Rebecca Howell
7:30pmIntermediate Ballet - Rebecca Howell
8:30pmLyrical - Laura Sharp
5th August6:30pmBeginners Ballet - Rebecca Howell
7:30pmIntermediate Ballet - Rebecca Howell
8:30pmCeroc - Georgette Rundle
12th August6:30pmBeginners Ballet - Shani Nash
7:30pmIntermediate Ballet - Shani Nash
8:30pmContemporary - Shani Nash
19th August6:30pmBeginners Ballet - Shani Nash
7:30pmIntermediate Ballet - Shani Nash
8:30pmContemporary - Shani Nash
26th August6:30pmBeginners Ballet - Rebecca Howell
7:30pmIntermediate Ballet - Rebecca Howell
8:30pmLyrical - Laura Sharp
2nd September6:30pmBeginners Ballet - Shani Nash
7:30pmIntermediate Ballet - Shani Nash
8:30pmContemporary - Shani Nash
Thursday23th July6.30pmContemporary Jazz - Emily Little
7:30omJazz - Jen Dyson
8:30pmAdvanced Tap - Hannah Punter
30th July6.30pmContemporary Jazz - Emily Little
7:30omJazz - Jen Dyson
8:30pmAdvanced Tap - Hannah Punter
6th August6.30pmContemporary Jazz - Emily Little
7:30omJazz - Jen Dyson
8:30pmAdvanced Tap - Hannah Punter
13th August6.30pmContemporary Jazz - Emily Little
7:30omJazz - Emily Little
8:30pmAdvanced Tap - Hannah Punter
20th August6.30pmContemporary Jazz - Emily Little
7:30omJazz - Emily Little
8:30pmTheatre Jazz - Francesca Peplow
27th August6.30pmContemporary Jazz - Emily Little
7:30omJazz - Jen Dyson
8:30pmTheatre Jazz - Francesca Peplow
3rd September6.30pmContemporary Jazz - Emily Little
7:30omJazz - Jen Dyson
8:30pmAdvanced Tap - Hannah Punter
Friday24th July9:30amRelaxed Contemporary - Shani Nash
31st July9:30amRelaxed Contemporary - TBC
7th August9:30amRelaxed Contemporary - Emily Ayres
14th August9:30amRelaxed Contemporary - Shani Nash
21th August9:30amRelaxed Contemporary - Shani Nash
28th August9:30amRelaxed Contemporary - Emily Ayres
4th September9:30amRelaxed Contemporary - Shani Nash

Quite a list I think you will agree. All classes are pay as you go, money straight to the individual teacher.

Dates to remember

Don’t forget that we are presenting our Joining Forces Show in May next year where we invite lots of other local community groups to join us on stage.

Performance dates are 18th to 21st May 2016.

New teachers

WDS Teachers are on the move again! Huge congratulations to Amy Oxley who has joined the touring cast of SHREK and Natalie Dodd who is joining the Mark Bruce Dance Company as an apprentice.

We hope to see both of these lovely teachers back at our studio very soon. We are very pleased to announce that Hannah Punter will be teaching the Advanced Tap class on Thursday nights, as well as leading the popular Basic Courses on Monday nights (next course contemporary starting 7 September) and our own Jen Dyson will be teaching the Tuesday Daytime Tap and Modern classes starting next term.

We are so very lucky to have such wonderful teachers in our midst.

Fun stuff

We have created a range of WDS show t-shirts, sweat-shirts and accessories, take a look at https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/292712/

You can also create your own designs if you want.