Tuesday, July 13, 2021

New Term Starts Next Week- Full Rotation Returns

Following the government announcement yesterday, we are pleased to announce our new 6 week term of classes will start next week.

We will be running a new absolute beginners and intermediate class at all venues with full rotation in place so you can also now attend as a single dancer without being in a specific dance bubble.

You will no longer need to pre-book classes as the classes will be pay on the door. The cost will be £6 for one class or £9 for both.

To ensure our classes are a safe environment for everyone to attend the following guidelines will remain in place:

We are asking all dancers to:

Wash your hands thoroughly and/or hand sanitise when you arrive and throughout the class where appropriate.

Not to come to class if you are displaying any cold symptoms, particularly if you have a raised temperature, a continuous cough or loss of taste or smell (or have displayed any of these symptoms in the last 7 days).

Not to come to class if you have been in contact with anyone who has had any of the above symptoms in the last 10 days. 

Under current government guidance masks are not required or recommended whilst exercising/dancing, however starting next week it will be your personal choice, so if you feel you would still like to wear one until you dance or all of the time, then that is absolutely fine and equally if you choose not to wear one all of the time then that is also absolutely fine.

What you can expect from us:

We will also abide by the above guidelines and provide the following:

A clean and well-ventilated environment

Hand sanitiser gel will be available at all times.

There will be a refund/credit policy for any cancellations in case of changes to government guidance (such as local lockdowns etc) or if you are self isolating.

All our classes are subject to our Safe Space Code of Conduct 

You can see the full class timetable here: https://coolmovesdance.blogspot.com/p/class-timetable.html 

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Stretton Sugwas Class Starts This Week

Just an update that we still have spaces available at all our classes, particularly Stretton Sugwas which starts this week and also Pembridge, Malvern & Ledbury.

You can book as a couple or as a single dancer now as well into one of our new 6 person rotation bubblesThe bubble will be for up to 3 leaders and 3 followers, so if you are happy to rotate in a bubble then all you need to do is book your place via www.bookwhen.com/coolmoves

You can see our updated dance dates here: https://coolmovesdance.blogspot.com/p/practice-nights_10.html

Please note that we have two planned dates for our first band night, depending on when the government restrictions are lifted completely.

Best wishes and have a great weekend.

Matt, Sarah & The Coolmoves Team xx

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Class Update - New Single 6 Person Bubble Ticket

As I am sure you have heard, the government roadmap and planned removal of the final COVID restrictions has been delayed by 4 weeks (with a 2 week review). This means that our plans to return to fully rotational classes etc will also now be delayed until July 19th, however our classes and dances will continue as they have been under the current government guidance.

Our next 2 week block of classes will be starting next week and you can book for both weeks or just one night. We are also really pleased to announce that we have now added a rotational single dancer 6 person bubble ticket at all venues including our Malvern class which will recommence next week. The bubble will be for up to 3 leaders and 3 followers, so if you have not been able to find a partner to attend with so far and are happy to rotate in a bubble then all you need to do is book your place via www.bookwhen.com/coolmoves

We are also hoping to re-schedule our planned band night and will update you once we have a new date. In the meantime, you can continue to book for one of our practice nights.

Best wishes, Matt, Sarah & The Coolmoves Team xx

Monday, May 17, 2021

Classes start this week

Just a reminder that all our classes will go ahead this week as planned and we can't wait to see everyone.  

If you haven't booked yet and you would like to, we still have one night or course tickets available for all our Jive class venues.

Remember you can now book with a dance bubble partner.

Class timetable and to book: https://coolmovesdance.blogspot.com/p/class-timetable.html

Dance dates and booking info: https://coolmovesdance.blogspot.com/p/practice-nights_10.html

If you are not quite ready to come back to classes yet, why not try one of our online Zoom classes or one of our On Demand classes. 

Best wishes and have a great week.

Matt, Sarah & The Coolmoves Team xx

Monday, April 26, 2021

Classes & Dances Now Open For Bookings

We are very pleased to announce that booking is now open for all classes and May/June dances. 

Classes will start w/c 17th May for a initial 5 week block, except for Stretton Sugwas which will start on the 24th May and the Malvern class which will not start until June 23rd.

Also please note that due to the ongoing refurbishment of the Ludlow Assembly Rooms, the Ludlow class will now be at St Peter's Parish Hall.

See below for all class/dance details and how to book. Please note if you have any carried over class credit you should have already received an e-mail from us regarding this.

Class timetable and to book: https://coolmovesdance.blogspot.com/p/class-timetable.html

Dance dates and booking info: https://coolmovesdance.blogspot.com/p/practice-nights_10.html

We can't wait to see you all again. Best wishes and have a great week.

Matt, Sarah & The Coolmoves Team xx

Friday, February 26, 2021

Road Map Back To Dancing

As you probably have all seen, the government has laid out its plan to exit lockdown and eventually remove all restrictions. After reading through the whole 60 page document that was released and if everything goes to plan then indoor dance/exercise classes can resume from the 17th May albeit still with restrictions and then from June 21st the government hope to lift all restrictions in full.

Based on this, our road map back to dancing will be as follows:

From May 17th :

We will resume the majority of classes for a 4 week block with restricted numbers and COVID secure procedures as before, still non-rotational, but hopefully with dance bubbles again as the guidance indicates this will be possible.

Social dances will also resume again with bubbles of 6, with the same COVID secure procedures as before.

June 21st:

We will start a new block of classes at all venues without restrictions and full rotation in class so single dancers can finally come back and enjoy Jive again along with everyone else.

Social dances would continue without restrictions. Band nights will also start again with the first one planned for July 17th.

We do feel that some of the procedures that are in place now to be COVID secure would be beneficial to continue with even when the restrictions are lifted, so for example, we will be still encouraging regular hand washing/sanitising and not to attend classes if you have any sort of COVID or cold symptoms.

We hope that we can proceed with the above as I know so many of you miss dancing and also the social interaction, but of course all of the above is subject to review and guided by the government guidelines with regards to dates and changes to restrictions.

As we move closer to these dates we will release more detailed and updated information.

Monday, February 08, 2021

New Instant On Demand Classes - Jive, Shag, Solo Jazz & Lindy Hop

We hope you are all well and doing ok during this extended lockdown. We miss seeing you all and look forward to the day we are all reunited on the dance floor. 

In the meantime, if you need to scratch your 'dancing itch' we have added some brand new on demand teaching videos alongside our Zoom classes.

The on demand classes are £5 and can be purchased at www.bookwhen.com/coolmoves. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail with the link to the video which you can access anytime at your convenience.

Current On Demand Classes Available:

Beginners Jive - 1st Move (great if you want to get your partner to try Jive).

Intermediates Jive - The Scooby Doo ( a fun move for those of you who already know the basic moves).

Solo Jazz Routine - A fun solo routine using a mixture of jazz steps (great way to improve fitness and balance as well).

Shag Introduction Class - this a beginners intro to this fun 6 beat dance style which has close relations to Balboa & Lindy Hop (can be incorporated into your JIve as well).

Beginners Lindy Hop - Lindy Turn (one of the starting points if you want to add some swing style to your repertoire).

All classes are £5. For more details and to book visit: www.bookwhen.com/coolmoves

We also offer the following online 60 minute private lessons: Jive, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Shag, Styling and more. For more info email info@coolmovesdance.co.uk

Best wishes 

Matt, Sarah & The Coolmoves Team xx