What’s on at a glance and feedback

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. Kathy’s funeral will be held on Thursday 22nd August. All dancers are welcome to attend the service which will be at 11am, Woolensbrook Crematorium, Hertford Road, Hoddesdon EN11 9BN and Reception/Wake in the North Enfield Conservative Club, Baker Street, Enfield afterwards.

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:

  • The last Summer Holiday (Sunday) class by Martin and Cordelia at Southbury Leisure Centre will be on 11th August due to Summer recess. This is a great venue with large mirrored wall and a view over the swimming pool. Cost £8 – pay on the door. New people very welcome. Watch this space to see when classes resume. Details – Martin 07930 327556

    Please note:  The next monthly dance will be 7.30pm – 10.30pm on Saturday 14th September 2019. Future dates for 2019 are 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.  You can book on line here or phone 07702 437101/ speak to Martin or Elaine.

  • I will be looking to organise a date for a special Sunday styling class. Let me know if you are interested and I will get a list of names. Thanks! Martin 07930 327556

  • Well done everyone in your medallist exams on Sunday 2nd June. Record turnout with excellent efforts from everyone.  Thank you to all helpers including Cliff, Andrea, Kathy and others. Everyone who could went for well deserved drinks and a meal after the exams – Martin

  • Thursday classes are running 7.30-9.30pm at St Stephen’s (£7 one class, £10 two). Sunday classes by Martin and Cordelia 3pm-4pm at Southbury Leisure Centre (£8), 192 Southbury Road EN1 1YP – see bottom of front (home) page. Look forward to seeing you!

  • 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 Saturdays. 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.

  • Important:  Please Note: Thursday Classes are now at St Stephen’s Church Hall. Usual times 7.30pm – 9.30pm. One class – £7, Two classes – £10 (both include practice)

  • Regular term time Dance classes are held at St Jude’s School, Englefield Green TW20 0NP, 7.30-8.30pm. There may be a new absolute beginners class added followed by the intermediate class. I’ll update you in due course. Why not introduce your friends so they can try it out. Please confirm dates before attending as some classes may be held on Tuesdays in May. Martin and Isobel 🙂

  • 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 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, Cliff, Cathy, Jim, John and more. Great to see all the people who regularly come to classes, workshops and events.

  • 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.

  • Last updated 13th August 2019.  General updates include – Well done in exams, thanks to dancers. Privacy policy page included. Class updates for summer, general info and thanks. Data protection info included. Thanks  to Luke – The Techfather – as always for great Website Design and advice 🙂