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Dance Break

Posted by Yvette Nowlan on July 11, 2017 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)
Reminder: there are no Love to Dance classes this week. My maternity leave has officially begun and dance classes shall resume in approximately 9 weeks. Yvette x

Revised summer dates

Posted by Yvette Nowlan on June 23, 2017 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)
I have decided to bring forward the start of my maternity leave by a couple of weeks. This means we now only have two more weeks of dance classes remaining. The final Love to Dance class before summer shall be Thursday 6th July 2017. The plan is for classes to restart w/c 11th September 2017. Keep dancing! Yvette

2017 dates for your diary

Posted by Yvette Nowlan on February 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)
w/c 29th May ~ NO CLASSES / w/c 24th & 31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th August, 4th September ~ NO CLASSES (Yvette's maternity leave) / w/c 11th, 18th & 25th December ~ NO CLASSES (Christmas break)

No class at Stotfold Tuesday 9th August 2016

Posted by Yvette Nowlan on August 8, 2016 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

REMINDER: ❌No class at Stotfold Memorial Hall in the morning as the venue is closed for it's yearly deep clean.❌ (Tuesday 9th Aug)

Price increase for Renhold Love to Dance

Posted by Yvette Nowlan on July 27, 2016 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Hello dancers, Those of you that attended the last Love to Dance class at Renhold will know that the hall committee have brought a new minimum hire fee into action which means a hall hire increase of 15% for me. I was going to swallow this and not increase the cost of your dance classes, however... The hall committee are not allowing me 10 minutes get-in/set-up time or 5 minutes clear-out time either side of my contracted hire times unless I pay for it. I begrudgingly agreed to paying for an additional 15 minutes but they refused my offer stating that they only work in half hour increments, so I am forced to pay for an extra 30 minutes. This is a 35% increase for me! To say I am annoyed is an understatement, especially as I have been a hirer of the hall for 4 years, always paying on time and leaving the venue clean and tidy. As I am trying to make a living from these classes, contrary to popular belief that I do it as a hobby, I have no choice but to increase the price of the Renhold Love to Dance class to 7.00 PAYG or 65.00 for a 10x punchcard with immediate effect. The good news is that you can arrive early and we shall commence the warm-up at 2pm sharp. At tea break you will not be required to wash-up & clear away, I shall do that after class. This means that you will get an extra 10-15 minutes of dance for your money! If numbers drop I will have to cancel the class or find an alternative location. (Great Barford Village Hall is too expensive. Blunham & Ravensden village halls are not available on a Tuesday afternoon.) Those of you that already have class punchcards can of course use them up with no extra charge. I hope you keep dancing! Yvette

Summer Dance Dates 2016

Posted by Yvette Nowlan on July 11, 2016 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

All the Love to Dance classes shall continue through the summer this year except for the following dates:

w/c 18th July 2016 ~ No classes all week as Yvette is away in Scotland for a wedding.

Tuesday 26th July ~ No Renhold class (2-4pm) as Village Hall being repainted.

NO class @ Biddenham on 10/3/16

Posted by Yvette Nowlan on March 8, 2016 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This Thursday's Love to Dance class at Biddenham is cancelled as the Pavilion is having redecoration works. Your are warmly invited to attend tomorrow morning's class at Cardington Village Hall (Wednesday 10:00-12:00 Cardington Village Hall, Southill Rd, Cardington, MK44 3SX.) where we shall be doing Week 2 of the Rumba Flamenca from Spain.

Mince Pie Mover!

Posted by Yvette Nowlan on January 14, 2016 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year to all my dancers!

Are you ready to go 'Around the World'? It's a surprise tour, so you'll have to come to class to find out what dance style we're doing, I'll be giving away no clues!

We had a brilliant start to the year with lots of familiar faces returning to dance off their Xmas dinners. We've definitely moved some mince pies with this fortnight's Merengue! This dance has given my legs and arms an amazing work out. I've got calf muscles like tennis balls and tightened up my bingo wings!

We got fruity at Cardington Love to Dance class! Tucking into delicious (and nutritious) fruit kebabs during the break, brought in by Marion. Yum yum!

It's been nice to get away from the damp, cold British weather for two weeks with a Latin American dance style from the gorgeous country of the Domican Republic. If you're over 50 years old, live near Bedford and want to try something fun and new then 'Love to Dance' classes are for YOU!

Here's a group of Love to Dancers I used to teach in Royston back in 2011 doing a fab-u-lous job of the Merengue.

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On Tuesday I left my Love to Dance class in Renhold at 4:10pm. Hit traffic on bypass due to major crash, took diversion and drove round Houghton Conquest route to get round to Kempston. Had to stop at interchange park for a wee as had been in car for over an hour. Toilets out of order at Costa & TKMaxx so finally went in Macdo's. Half an hour later I finally got through the traffic lights and made it round the corner to Busy Bees nursery to collect Nyah. Decided to abandon the car and walk home with Nyah in buggy which took just 15 mins instead of goodness knows how long. Just thinking myself lucky that I am home safe with my family unharmed and hope all of my dancers got home safely too.

The Merengue has been a real mood enhancer and it's been wonderful giggling and laughing with you all.

It's time to say "Adios" to the Dominican Republic. Where next on our tour of dance Around the World? It's a surprise! You'll have to come to ‪‎Love To Dance‬ class next week.


Keep dancing!


Merry Christmas!

Posted by Yvette Nowlan on December 11, 2015 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear dancers,

I hope you enjoyed today's Christmas lunch at Bellini's? It was so wonderful to have 3 of my Love to Dance groups come together to socialise and be merry!


 

It turns out I am terrible at my own own party games! So here is my forfeit, on YouTube for the whole world to see...

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I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The first class back at Cardington Village Hall will be Wednesday 6th January 2016. If you can't wait until then, I shall be singing at The Three Tuns in Biddenham on New Year's Eve.

 


 

Keep dancing!

Yvette

Cardington class cancelled

Posted by Yvette Nowlan on December 9, 2015 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Love to Dance class at Cardington cancelled today 9/12/15 due to short notice building works.


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