Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Jiving in the Park

As we can't dance in the street this year, we will be 'Jiving in the Park' instead. Come and join us for a relaxed afternoon of dancing and chat weather permitting. 

If you don't have a partner, don't worry, there will be lots of strolls for you to join in with. Look forward to seeing you there. 


Monday, July 27, 2020

Starting Classes Again

I am sure you all have been missing your dancing as much as we have, so we just wanted to give you a quick update on our plans with regards to restarting classes. As it stands, we are planning to restart classes in September in some form, which based on the current situation and government guidance is likely to be a combination of solo dance classes (strolls. charleston etc) and stay with your own partner (or a partner you have formed a bubble with) classes.

Class numbers would be reduced to ensure social distancing, classes pre-paid and pre-booked as well as other COVID-19 secure practices in place. 

We will continue to review government guidance etc and if possible may also run some test classes at the end of August. We will though, send out further detailed information on all this over the coming weeks. 

It's a shame we can't yet go back to dancing how it was, but hopefully this will give you something to look forward to in these strange times.

Best Wishes

Matt, Sarah & The Coolmoves Team xx

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Learn 2 Jive Online Dance Hub Updated

Just to let you know that we have added new videos to our easy access Learn 2 Jive Online Dance Hub . If you want to teach your partner who is a complete beginner then you can start with the 1st Move and Man's Pass or for the more experienced maybe the Bopper and Scooby Doo. Don't forget there are plenty of other videos if you do not have a partner to dance with, such as Charleston Fit and Jazz routine's.

Also, if you have always wanted to try Lindy Hop or need a refresher then we suggest choosing the Lindy Turn or Lindy Circle video.

Lastly our On Demand Pilates page is also now live. Pilates is great for relaxing and de-stressing as well as toning and strengthening (improves core and lower back strength in particular and really helps dancers with balance and spinning).

All you need to do to access the videos is follow the page link and register for free on Vimeo and then you can purchase the videos of your choice. Any queries, just email us at info@coolmovesdance.co.uk



Learn 2 Jive Classes with Coolmoves Dance & Fitness
from Coolmoves Dance & Fitness on Vimeo.


We also have a selection of fun free dance videos you can try at home:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Learn 2 Jive & Pilates Online Dance Hub is now live

Just to let you know that our easy access Learn 2 Jive Online Dance Hub is now live and we have added more moves for you to choose from. If you want to teach your partner who is a complete beginner then you can start with the 1st Move and Man's Pass or for the more experienced maybe The DB or Log Roller.

Also, if you have always wanted to try Lindy Hop or need a refresher then we suggest choosing the Lindy Turn or Lindy Circle video.

We have also added our Charleston Fit & Jazz Routine classes for those of you who want to get energised at home and do not have a partner to practice with.

Lastly our On Demand Pilates page is also now live. Pilates is great for relaxing and de-stressing as well as toning and strengthening (improves core and lower back strength in particular and really helps dancers with balance and spinning).

All you need to do to access the videos is follow the page link and register for free on Vimeo and then you can purchase the videos of your choice. Any queries, just email us at info@coolmovesdance.co.uk



Learn 2 Jive Classes with Coolmoves Dance & Fitness
from Coolmoves Dance & Fitness on Vimeo.


We also have a selection of fun free dance videos you can try at home:

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Coolmoves Stayin' Home Baby Stroll

Hi all, we hope you are all well. Here is a quick video of the new 'Coolmoves Stayin Home Baby Stroll' choreographed by Matt especially for you to have a go at home.


We hope you enjoy this and feel free to share any videos of you dancing it on our facebook group page (you can also stay in contact here with the rest of the Coolmoves dance community). The song is 'Stayin Home Baby' by Big Boy Bloater and his Southside Stompers


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Coolmoves update regarding classes and events

Hi all,

Ever since the spread of COVID-19 we have had the moral dilemma of responsibility to the community and to supporting our family as this is our main income by 90 percent. So as many other businesses we have always followed government guidelines along with listening to our dancing community. Up until now, the feedback we have had was that you wanted us to continue the classes.

Since the latest government announcement yesterday to restrict contact in social gatherings we will now cancel all our classes and dances until government advice changes.

We know you will all miss your weekly dancing and socialising a great deal and we promise you that as soon as we can, classes and dances will start again even ‘bigger and better’ than before.

However in the meantime, there is no reason to stop dancing completely or stop learning new moves even if you are self-isolating as at the end of this week, we will be launching our online Coolmoves Dance Hub, which we will send out details of later this week.

You will be able to rent instructional videos for Jive, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Pilates and more so you can carry on ‘dancing your socks off’ and learning new steps. And if you haven’t got a partner to practice with, don’t worry there will be loads of stuff for you as well. It will never be quite the same as going to classes, but hopefully will help you ‘dance the blues away’ when you need a lift in these stressful times.

Also, we will be doing lots of fun stuff online for everyone to join in with over the next few weeks, so you can stay connected through these challenging times. The Coolmoves dance community has always been built on fun and friendship and will continue on whatever the challenge.

As always thank you for all your kind support all year round, not just through this tough time.

Take Care

Matt, Sarah & The Coolmoves Team xx