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

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Zoom Dance Classes

As classes still cannot take place in person, here is our current online Zoom class timetable.

Monday's:
Stretch & Relax Pilates, 6.15-7pm
Decades Dance Fit, 7.15-8pm

Wednesday's:
Charleston Fit, 7-7.45pm

Thursday's):
Stretch & Relax Pilates, 10-10.45am
Gentle Dance Fit, 11-11.45am

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

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

Best wishes 

Matt, Sarah & The Coolmoves Team xx

Friday, January 01, 2021

January Zoom Class Timetable

Happy New Year Coolmovers!

As classes currently cannot take place in person, we are pleased to announce our January online Zoom class timetable.

Monday's (starting Jan 4th):
Stretch & Relax Pilates, 6.15-7pm
Decades Dance Fit, 7.15-8pm

Wednesday's (starting Jan 6th):
Charleston Fit, 7-7.45pm

Thursday's (starting Jan 7th):
Stretch & Relax Pilates, 10-10.45am
Gentle Dance Fit, 11-11.45am

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

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

Best wishes 

Matt, Sarah & The Coolmoves Team xx

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Tier 3 Class Update

We hope you had a good Xmas. As you probably already know, Herefordshire, Shropshire & Worcestershire will move into Tier 3 as of midnight tonight. Unfortunately as a result of this, group dance & fitness classes cannot take place so our new term will now not be starting w/c January 4th.

We will review the situation mid-January, however it is likely classes will not resume until February at the earliest. If you have already have a class booked, don't worry we will carry this over automatically to the new term when it starts.

In the meantime we will be running various Zoom classes across the week and will send out details of those soon.


We want to wish you all a Happy New Year and hope that 2021 is a better one for us all.

Best wishes 

Matt, Sarah & The Coolmoves Team xx

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