Well done everyone with your dance exams. I was delighted with the tremendous amount of effort everyone put in before the day to get the very best results. A heartfelt thank you to our examiner for the day Alexandra Costi (fellow of the ISTD) who took great care to put students at ease – Martin (ISTD)

As well as our regular dance classes each week – see bottom of Home (front) page. This is what’s coming up over the next month or so and feedback to all our dancers:

  • Our Christmas Ball featuring live band (The North London Swing Quintet) with glass of Prosecco on arrival is on Saturday 7th December 2019 at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Park Avenue EN1 2BA 7.30pm – 10.30pm (£15 pp).

  • New Year’s Eve: We are pleased to announce that we are also running a New Year’s Eve Dance (8pm – past midnight) this year at St Stephen’s. Please book early to avoid disappointment (Cost £15 pp).

  • To book a place/ reserve a table you can click here or phone 07702 437101 or speak to Martin or Elaine.

  • Regular term time Dance classes are held at St Jude’s School, Englefield Green TW20 0NP, 7.30-8.30pm. There is no class on Monday 28th October or possibly Monday 4th November (please check with Martin on 07930 327556). There may be a new absolute beginners class added followed by the intermediate class – I’ll update you in due course. Please note: There are generally no classes over school holidays.  Why not introduce your friends so they can try it out. Please confirm term time dates before attending. Martin and Isobel 🙂

  • Future Saturday Monthly Dance dates for 2020 will be listed on the Monthly Dances Page – click here. You can book a table with friends. Look forward to seeing you then. Cost is £10 per person for a standard dance or £15 for a ball.

  • Medals and certificates were awarded at the September monthly dance. If you haven’t yet received your awards yet please contact Martin.

  • Please Note: Martin has added a new page giving an overview of ISTD Medallist teaching. Because the number of routines have increased, most slots will be focussed on particular routines and levels. Whats App groups have been created to let people know when their dances are being taught. These groups are very popular and mostly will be on Saturday and Thursday afternoons. Private lessons are also a great way to look good with accurate footwork, posture and direction. Please speak to Martin or Elaine. You need to attend lessons, classes or private lessons to be entered for exams.

  • Thank you to everyone who supports New Life Dance at Dances, workshops, ISTD medal classes and regular classes. ISTD medal classes/group lessons have resumed and are usually on Saturdays at URC church Hall, Winchmore Hill (speak to Martin or Elaine for dates/details). A big thank you to Cordelia for photographs at some dances, Kate and Ronnie for their amazing live singing spot and all helpers including Isobel, Jill, Andrea, John, Jim and more. Great to see all the people who regularly come to classes, workshops and events.

    Please note: Sunday classes at Southbury Leisure Centre are not currently running. Watch this space to see when classes resume at this venue or another. Details – Martin 07930 327556

  • Please Subscribe and Like ‘Better Life Dancing’ and ‘New Life Dance’ on Facebook to see photographs of dances, workshops and classes. Click on link on the bottom of the home (1st) page.

  • Chasamba – Dance exercise class using latin and ballroom moves with Elaine. Classes usually running Tuesdays 10.15-11.15am at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Winchmore Hill, N21 3JF. Cost – £7 per person. Always check classes are on by phoning Elaine beforehand on 07702 437101.

  •  Please add our e-mail address: info@newlifedance.co.uk to your computer address book so you can receive all our notifications (otherwise they can go to your junk folder).

  • Data protection – We value all of our dancers and keep minimal information to periodically send you e-mails to keep you updated with classes and events. Information is stored on a password/ fingerprint/ face ID secured electronic devices or names written on paper lists to gather interest, take payment or complete Council registers. We don’t pass your information to 3rd parties unless it is needed for ISTD exams or you give permission. If you would like a more detailed copy of how we store your data/ security or would like to be removed from our mailing list please contact Martin via info@newlifedance.co.uk and you will be removed immediately. Although, of course, we really hope you want to stay and to enjoy our classes and dances 🙂 For full privacy policy please click here.

    It is with great sadness that we have to let you know that Kathy Smith, who helped at many events and was taking her medallist exams, passed away on 6th August unexpectedly after a very short illness. Kathy was well known to all our dancers for her caring and friendly ways and will be missed by so many people. Our thoughts go to her daughter, Nikola, and all her family and friends.

  • Last updated 12th November 2019.  General updates include – Xmas and New Year’s Eve Dance, thanks to dancers. Privacy policy page included. Class updates, general info. Data protection info included. Thanks  to Luke – The Techfather – as always for great Website Design, advice and making this website secure 🙂