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Dance Base @ Home: 5 week mini-courses for £30

Dance Base @ Home
5-week mini courses for £30
Mon – Fri | 8 Jun – 10 Jul
Bookings open Thu 4 Jun, 11.30

Since Friday 3 April we have been offering free online classes in the hope of staying connected with our incredible community of dancers and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response. It’s not easy to take the Dance Base experience online and to recreate the atmosphere we usually get to enjoy by being gathered together in a dance studio, but thanks to our amazing teachers and the energy each dancer has brought to our first wave of online classes, we think we got pretty close.

Meanwhile, we’ve been working behind the scenes to bring you something even more special, and here it is: from Monday 8 June to Friday 10 July, we’re running a selection of mini courses. As with the Dance Base programme you know and love, these courses will take place once a week and will be as close to a studio experience as we can bring you, with smaller class numbers and more direct attention from the teacher.

A small thank you to NHS workers
Up to three places on each course can be booked for free by NHS workers, on a first-come, first-served basis. To claim, please email a photo of your NHS ID to dance@dancebase.co.uk and specify which class you would like to book. Places are subject to availability.

We’ll continue to provide free classes to boost your mood
Don’t worry, we’re not putting an end to our free classes! We’ll still run a free class every weekday, and our Feel Like Dancing programme, supported by the Scottish Government’s Wellbeing Fund, means that we have a particularly strong programme of free classes for young dancers and families affected by the lockdown.

Our free classes will remain a live group experience led by one of our talented teachers, but without the personal attention and progression that the paid classes offer.

A greater variety
The new courses are also a better representation of the range of classes we offer throughout the year, so you have a lot more variety to choose from. Here’s the full list:

Monday
10.00 | Kitchen Ballet | Katie Miller | FREE drop-in
12.00 | Contemporary Beginners | Oliver James Anwyl | £30 course
15.00 | Feel Like Dancing: Dance ‘n’ Play | Christina Liddell | FREE drop-in
17.00 | Musical Madness | Chris Stuart-Wilson | £30 course
18.30 | Argentine Tango | Jenny & Ricardo Oria | £30 course

Tuesday
10.00 | Ballet Vintage | Katie Miller | £30 course
12.00 | Bollywood for Brunch | Dance Ihayami (Jayan Kumar) | FREE drop-in
15.00 | Feel Like Dancing: Mini Street Dance | Pirita Tuisku | FREE drop-in
17.00 | Contemporary Improvers | Alan Greig | £30 course
18.30 | Commercial Hip Hop | Ashley Jack | £30 course

Wednesday
10.00 | Morning Ballet | Katie Miller | £30 course
12.00 | Cuban Salsa | Yamil Cuedo Ferrera | £30 course
15.00 | Feel Like Dancing: Dance ‘n’ Play | Christina Liddell | FREE drop-in
17.00 | Jazz | Hayley MacDonald | £30 course
18.30 | Ballet Beginners | Jack Anderson | £30 course
20.00 | Burlesque | Gypsy Charms | £30 course

Thursday
10.00 | Ballet Intermediate | Amy Robertson | £30 course
12.00 | Belly Dance | Moyra Banks | £30 course
15.00 | Feel Like Dancing: Junior Street Dance | Pirita Tuisku | FREE drop-in
17.00 | Retro Dance Party | Chris Stuart-Wilson | FREE drop-in
18.30 | Ballet Improvers | Lucy Ireland | £30 course

Friday
12.00 | Dance Makers | Agnes Ness | £30 course
15.00 | Feel Like Dancing: Dance ‘n’ Play | Christina Liddell | FREE drop-in
17.00 | Street Dance | Pirita Tuisku | FREE drop-in

 

 

A few notes on how this will work

  • All classes take place on Zoom and you will be emailed a Zoom link an hour before your class is due to start
  • Class numbers will be limited to 19 – the number of participants the teacher will be able to see on-screen
  • Classes are general level unless a level is specified
  • All classes will be moderated by a member of Dance Base staff
  • If a class sells out, we will operate a waiting list of up to 10 people
  • We are not able to offer concession prices for these classes
  • Courses will only go ahead if we have a minimum of 7 paid bookings. We reserve the right to cancel a course if it has fewer than 7 bookings at 17.00 on the day before the first session.
  • Drop-in classes will only be available to book from the day before the class, starting from Mon 8 Jun.
  • We are not able to offer Priority Booking for online classes.
  • We are not able to offer Try Before You Buy or Instalment Payments for these classes
  • The Dance Points programme is temporarily suspended and customers will not be able to accumulate or redeem Dance Points with these online classes
  • For the safeguarding of young people in our online classes, please enter your date of birth in your Dance Base account when booking. Anyone under 18 wishing to attend a class will be sent a permission form which should be completed by a parent or guardian.

You’ve told us that you #LoveDanceBase and we thank you in advance for your support
Many of you have asked how you can support Dance Base during this difficult time. We’ll be offering more ways to help in the coming months, but for now, if you can manage it, please join one of these paid courses, and please spread the word to the people you know.

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