Ballroom, Latin, & Sequence Dancing
|Conveners||Derek Shottin||01291 623986||07751 293269|
|Jackie Thomas||01291 625150||Teaching|
|Hilary Crow||01291 624012||Village Hall Bookings|
|Irene Hullah||01291 629055||Teaching|
|Nicky Lee||01600 869016||Events Coordinator|
|Richard Andrews||01594 510068||Coffee Dance Coordinator|
|Meet||First Tuesday||10.00 am to 12.00 noon (under review)|
|Other Tuesdays||10.00 am to 1.00 pm|
|Venue||St. Arvans Village Hall|
|Cost||£2.00 per person|
Ballrooom Dancing Restarted
We have restarted the group under strict Covid secure conditions. In order to comply with the requirements laid down by the Hall and the U3A Risk Assessment (see below) we have initially restricted the number of coupes to five in the Main group and four in the Improvers. This will be reviewed on a week by week basis.
|St. Arvans||StA RA||StA Conditions|
|Chepstow U3A Dancing||Risk Assessment Ballroom Dancing||Guidelines Ballroom Dancing|
The Group started in December 2005 with one class meeting for two hours once per month. We now have three different classes of varying levels of ability meeting every Tuesday apart from August and around Christmas with the group now numbering 38. As you can see from the list of dances below we dance all the usual Ballroom and Latin Dances plus the more popular Sequence dances and one or two less popular ones.
St. Arvans Village Hall is just past the shop on the A466 Tintern road. Teaching generally relies on the experience of Chepstow U3A members though the main group usually go to a professional teacher on the second Tuesday of each month.
In addition to the weekly sessions, we aim to have a couple of Tea Dances during the year, a Dinner Dance around Christmas time, and in November some members go to Devon for a dancing weekend. Members go to Saturday night dances at Sedbury British Legion and monthly tea dances at Portishead (these are advertised below).
|10.00 am||The Main Group||Dancers who have progressed through the other Groups and want to learn more routines and improve their technique|
|12.00 noon||Improvers||For those who have completed the Beginners course but may be suitable for those who have danced before.|
Joining a Group?
If you have previous dancing experience it may be possible to join one of the groups but only for couples or for single gentlemen. Regrettably we cannot take any more single ladies. Please contact Derek to see what is possible to match your dancing experience.
In most months we have a free Coffee Dance for members of the Dancing Group from 10.00 am to 12 noon (these are highlighted in bold below) hosted by a different member of our Group each month.
Future Dance Dates
VIEW and DOWNLOAD SOME ROUTINES
|Ballroom Dances||YouTube Videos||U3A Videos July 2017|
|Tango Script||Ballroom Tan-go|
|ChaCha Script||Cha Cha SJ|
|Jive Script||Ballroom Ji-ve|
|Paso Doble Script|
|Sequence Dances||YouTube Videos (see below*)||U3A Videos July 2017|
- Most of the Sequence Dance Videos above are taken from Sequence Dance UK.
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