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|
|Other Tuesdays||9.00 am to 2.00 pm|
|Venue||St. Arvans Village Hall|
|Cost||£2.00 per person|
No Ballroom Dancing for the moment but we hope to be back as soon as restrictions allow.
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.|
|1.00 pm||Beginners||Started in September 2019. We are not taking any new members at the moment.|
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 - More in Hope than Expectation?
Nothing is booked with St. Arvans so all the above are very provisional.
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.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Sep 9th||Coffee and a Chat on Zoom at 10.30 am|
Just a roundup to see how everyone is getting on and perhaps a discussion of when we may be able to restart dancing and how we are going to manage with the current situation.
Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.