Friday, November 27, 2020

Class Update - Government Tier Announcements

As I am sure you already know the government confirmed yesterday that starting on Dec 2nd, Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Shropshire will now be under Tier 2 restrictions until at least Dec 16th when each area is reviewed.

As per government guidance for Tier 2 areas, indoor exercise classes and organised indoor physical activity can continue as per previous COVID secure guidelines, but with the added restriction that people from different households do not mix socially or directly mingle. As a result of this, our solo classes are unaffected and will continue as normal, however our partner classes can now only be attended by couples who are from the same household/exclusive household support bubble or in a serious established relationship.

Logistically this does make things more difficult, so we are now in the process of reviewing and finalising our new class schedule which will start next week. As soon as it is confirmed we will send out the new details, as I know many of you are keen to get active again before Xmas. If you have already booked your class we will contact you directly, if there any changes or restrictions which affect your booking.

Best wishes.

Matt, Sarah & The Coolmoves Team xx

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Jive Class Update

Just a reminder that following the government's announcement on Saturday of a 4 week lockdown starting this Thursday, classes taking place this week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at all venues will go ahead as normal and after that all classes and practice nights will be cancelled until Dec 3rd. If you have already booked your 4 week block of classes, don't worry, we will carry forward your booking for the subsequent weeks that classes cannot go ahead into the next block which we hope to run starting Dec 3rd.


If you have not already booked your classes, but would like to attend one of our classes tonight or Wednesday, we have now added a 1 week payment option to our online booking system: www.bookwhen.com/coolmoves (just select the one night ticket option at the venue you would like to attend).

We currently have spaces at the following classes: 
Tuesday: Stretton Sugwas, Pembridge & Ludlow
Wednesday: Tenbury

In addition to the scheduled classes we will be running a practice dance night this Wednesday at Bartestree Village Hall, 8.30-10.30pm. As per our current COVID secure guidelines (https://coolmovesdance.blogspot.com/p/covid-19-dance-guidelines.html), places will be limited and will also be stay with your own partner or dance bubble. You can book your place on a first come first serve basis by e-mailing info@coolmovesdance.co.uk

During the lockdown, we will be running various Zoom online classes which are a great way to stay fit, keep dancing and interact with other dancers. We will being releasing the online class schedule in the next couple of days.

If you cannot make these classes, then you can also visit our on demand dance hub where you can rent and download loads of great classes to try when you want such as Jive, Lindy Hop, Solo Charleston and taster classes. To access these please visit www.vimeo.com/ondemand/learn2jive

If you want some thing more relaxing to focus the mind and body, you could also try one of our Pilates classes: www.vimeo.com/ondemand/cmdpilates

In summary, most of us are feeling very despondent at the moment and it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Dancing for many of us, is such an important part of our lives, not just because it is fun, but because we have met and made so many great friends through it. We are so thankful for this and to everyone for their support not just now, but throughout the years. 

Our pledge to you is that we will do our very best to keep dancing alive and are already planning great new events and classes for the future, ready for when things finally get back to some sort of normality.

Best wishes and see you soon.

Matt, Sarah & The Coolmoves Team xx

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

November Jive Class Bookings Open

 


We are pleased to announce that November classes are now open for booking. We have also added two beginner level classes on a Tuesday night at Stretton Sugwas & Richards Castle, 7.30-8.30pm (the 8.30pm classes at these venues will be the all level/intermediate level). 

Book now at www.bookwhen.com/coolmoves

Friday, September 18, 2020

October Class Bookings Now Open


We are pleased to announce that booking is now open for our next 4 week block of classes which start in October. The procedure to book your place is the same, however there are a couple of changes to our timetable for October.   We will now be running two jive classes at Richards Castle and Ledbury, instead of one solo and one jive class. Also we will be teaching a different main move in the first and second class at all venues (both classes will still be suitable for all levels though).

As before classes, will be stay with your own partner or dance bubble partner (non-rotational) or solo-non partnered. Numbers will be limited for each class to ensure social distancing and COVID secure procedures will be in place.

To see the available classes and to book your place visit: www.bookwhen.com/coolmoves

Thank you for your continued support.

Matt, Sarah & the Coolmoves Team

Monday, September 07, 2020

Class Restart - Details & How To Book

 


Classes, will be either solo-non partnered or stay with your own partner or dance bubble partner (non-rotational). Numbers will be limited for each class to ensure social distancing and COVID secure guidelines will be in place: https://coolmovesdance.blogspot.com/p/covid-19-class-guidelines.html 

As a result of only being able to have limited numbers at the class, we will reluctantly have to temporarily raise the price of a class to £6. Classes will need to be booked in advance in a 4 week block, you will not be able to just turn up on the night. A ticket for a solo dance class will be £24 and a ticket for a partnered Jive class will be £48 as this will be for two people. The booking system will work on a first come, first served basis, so once the places are filled you can be added to the waiting list. We would also suggest that if you cannot get a place on your first choice class, please try one of our other venues as they may still have places.

To see the available classes and to book your place, www.bookwhen.com/coolmoves 

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.