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Summer Class Amendments

WOMBOURNE CIVIC Tuesdays - From 4th August, WARREN'S CLASSES in Big Room are moving to his studio at Bushgrove House, 52 Showell Lane, W'ton, WV4 4TT (5 mins from Civic) until 8th Sept. 

Please note that classes with Richard & Maddy and Amy's Zumba will continue as normal in the Small Room except on 11th August and 1st Sept when classes will be closed.

Timetable for Warren's classes at Showell Lane until 8th Sept:

6-6.45pm Children's Ballroom, Latin, & Street Dance £4

7-7.45pm Adults Ballroom & Latin Technique  £5

7.45-8.30pm Adults Improvers Ballroom & Latin  £5

8.45-10.00pm  Adults Intermediate Ballroom & Latin £6

EMMANUEL CHURCH HALL WYLDE GREEN -classes closed on 5th August due to unforeseen circumstances.  Back to normal from 12th August.  Sorry for any inconvenience. 

GREAT BARR METHODIST CHURCH - ballroom and latin classes closed on 5th August.  Back to normal from 12th August.

BUT ..... AMY's ZUMBA classes on as normal

PARK HALL HOTEL 10th Aug - Classes transferred to studio at Bushgrove House, 52 Showell Lane, W'ton, WV4 4TT

6.15 - 7.00pm Children £4

7.00 - 8.00pm Adults £5.50

Classes then closed until new term starts on 7th Sept when we will transfer back to Park Hall and resume with original timetable.

 

Children's Summer Dance Camp

27th July - 29th July

24th August - 28th August

Coming up this Summer we have our amazing children's dance camp,

guaranteed to keep your kids entertained and active, enforcing a positive learning experience to keep them on their toes.

They will learn technique and routines in Ballroom, Latin, Ballet and street dance .

With amazing tutorials in pilates, acting, fitness.  Kids will also get the opportunity to experience costume designing and to learn valuable hair and makeup skills.  It's a great turnout each year and is great fun and really inspiring.  For more information, please e mail wjbullock@hotmail.com or call us on 01902 897900.

Exotic Eastern Mediterranean Dance Cruise -

16 nights of sheer bliss, stunning destinations & dancing! Our 2015 dance cruise is now on sale!

16 Nights (or 14 night option also available) 

15th August 2015 MSC Opera Itinerary:  2 Nights in 4 star hotel in Venice (Italy), Bari (Italy), Athens (Greece),  Constanta (Romania), Sochi (Russia), Istanbul (Turkey),  Mykonos (Greece), Santorini (Greece),   Cefalonia (Greece), Dubrovnik(Croatia), Venice (Italy).   

(Cabins only held until 18th May) 

Inside cabin £1049, Outside cabin £1149, Balcony £1678

(prices based on Fantastica grade cabins not the lowest grade) 

(14 night Cruise Only available at just £899pp) 

 

Hot News!...the MSC Opera is currently in dry dock being 'stretched'

....this involves the ship being cut in half and a brand new mid section being added to  extend the ship adding more public rooms, facilities, swimming pools and a whole load of brand spanking new facilities.  The ship will also undergo a refurbishment so that when we go on her, she will be gleaming like a new pin!....how lucky is that and what perfect timing for our cruise!   Cant wait!  Dont worry, they seal up all of the gaps! - we have been on quite a few 'stretched' ships now and they are always bigger and better afterwards so we have lots of new exciting features to look forward to.

 

 Make it 16 nights for just £1049 which includes: 

* 2 nights pre cruise stay in a stunning 4 star Venice Hotel 

* Breakfast in hotel & transfer from Hotel to Ship

* 14 Nights full board onboard MSC Opera including all food & entertainment

* Dance workshops with Warren & Jane throughout the cruise for all levels from beginner to advanced dancers. 

* Option to purchase our specially organized discount excursions in ports of call at cost price (much cheaper than the ships) 

* Optional Group dining with our fun and friendly group. 

* Gift pack including our dance DVD and photo CD of the cruise. 

 

New Adults Formation team

Our brand new adult formation team 'Equinox' will be competing for the first time ever at British Open to the World Championships at Blackpool on Friday May 29th. Their stunning new outfits have been sourced from Germany and our team comprises of 16 of our most talented dancers including a number of our ex champions who have come back out of retirement to show they still have what it takes! They have a formidable task in front of them with teams flying in from all over the world - it will be an experience they will never forget!   They are the first ever formation team to come from Wolverhampton...good luck guys...we are all routing for you.  

     

Champions of Tomorrow Successes


(pictured above is Tom Cloke and Katie Wallis during the final of the Under 35's Pre Champ Ballroom where they achieved and excellent 3rd place) 2 weeks ago was the annual Champions of Tomorrow event held at the iconic Blackpool Wintergardens which saw thousands of high level dancers battling for supremacy.       We were extremely proud of everyone who took part ...not to mention the very vocal supporters club! Josh Blewitt & Rose Clancy Justas Zagurskas & India Phillips Harriet Greenway & Isobel Lowe Rhiannon Wilkes & Jessica Lewis Alexie Reynolds & Neve Clarke Tom Cloke & Katie Wallis Sam Cloke & Alicia Phillips Yiping Song & Hong Song Rebecca Webb & Caitlin Cox Lauren Cox & Megan Cope Lucy Welch & Katie Williams Josh Shilvock & Steph Robertson Andy King & Brogan Pierce Jonathan Tsun & Krystal Koh Oscar Lidaka & Charlotte Neale Edwards Tom Cheffings & Yi Fang Wang Paul Fowler & Sarah Chiltern Anthony Salmon & Sue Billings Roy Busby & Tricia Davey Dave Duncan & Molly Williams Ian McDonnell & Katie Doyle Mike & Marie Parker Seth Milne & Zoe Newman Dominic Smith & Hannah Morris Graham Miller & Dee Miller Philip Miller & Meryl Davies Mark Stubbs & Nikki Stubbs Richard Howell & Jennifer Lawton Hayden Martin & Gill Martin Neil Skeldon & Sharon Lewis Stuart Lloyd & Jane Lloyd
Special thanks to our management team of hairdressers and coaches on the day, Kirstine McFarlane, Elaine Jones, Shirley Johnson, Amy Dowden, Ben Jones...and of course...everyone who pulled together to make this such a successful day....18 Grand Finalists!!     Congratulations to all of you - not everyone had the results they wanted of course but everyone certainly tried their hardest and we were very proud to be involved with you all.   

Formation Team Recruiting

Next week will see us move to our second recruiting stage for our formation teams.  We really are ready to embark on a series of shows and competitions and we now have our routines finely tuned and set.   If you are interested in joining or coming along to have a look...drop us a line as we will be doing a 'new people' intake class so everyone learns in easy sections rather than going in at the deep end!  Its great fun...and its an experience like no other.   It doesnt matter what your level is...just bring some fun and enthusiasm with you and you will be fine.

 

End of 2014 Christmas Card Video Check out our 2014 Christmas video gallery with shots of some of the Zig Zag events from 2014....are you on it ?

http://secure.smilebox.com/ecom/openTheBox?sendevent=4e4445344f4441354d6a633d0d0a&blogview=true&campaign=blog_playback_link&partner=googlee
20th Anniversary Ball Photos

Take a look at the photo's from Zig Zag's 20th Anniversary Ball and the Galaxy Classique Awards presented by Strictly star Robin Windsor.  What an amazing night this was ...we will never forget it!   Fire Breathers, stilt walkers, fabulous venue, amazing shows, beautiful people and the Joe Loss Orchestra.  View a selection of photos on the link below...and there is a further selection from Nick Brightman's website available to purchase at very reasonable prices https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152528379830899&set=a.10152528379775899.1073741858.599745898&type=3&theater

Photos by Nick Brightman

      http://www.nickbrightmanphotography.co.uk/


New Years Eve Photos

Take a look at the photo's from our New Years Eve Dinner Party and the fabulous show by Anton Sboev and Patrizia Raniz.    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152500761585899&set=a.10152500761510899.1073741856.599745898&type=3&theater


Masquerade Ball Photos

Take a look at our photos from our Christmas Masquerade Ball held at Wombourne Civic Centre.   There is a selection from Nick Brightman's website available to purchase at really reasonable prices...some fantastic shots!  http://www.nickbrightmanphotography.co.uk/p429960754


English Championships photos Take a look at the photos from this packed competition day held at the Wulfrun Hall at the start of the month....great to see so many enthusiastic performers! 
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152509781695899&set=a.10152509781595899.1073741857.599745898&type=3&theater


Champions of Tomorrow photos

Take a look at the photos from Champions of Tomorrow held at the Blackpool Wintergardens earlier this month.   A fantastic day of dancing....we have some brilliant shots of our pupils...we are feeling very proud of them all.  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.902936893080615.1073741860.252392601468384&type=1
 

 

Classique Awards with 'Strictly Come Dancing' star Windsor

Photos are now uploaded by the two excellent photographers at the Galaxy Classique Awards & Ball. Photo's are available to purchase starting from £8 direct from the photographer's themselves with discounts for larger orders. Go have a look....some great shots!
The male photographer's site is: http://www.nbphotographic.photo/zigzag-dance-awards
The female photographers site is:https://www.facebook.com/keri.j.

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Wedding Dances

Are you getting married or know someone who is?  Make the day extra special by having your routine choreographed to your own special piece of music by one of our specialist world class teachers. Whether it be something simple and traditional or something more fun, we can tailor your dance to your budget and your skills (or lack of them!)  Choose either our Bronze, Silver or Gold wedding package to get the most out of your experience at the cheapest cost or you can simply book a one off lesson first to see how you go.  We can even teach the whole bridal party too!   Details on our website and also on our new facebook page below.  .https://www.facebook.com/weddingdanceteacher?fref=ts

 

Gift Vouchers

Why not give a Zig Zag gift voucher for that special occasion?  You can have them for any amount you choose and have a personalized message on them.  Vouchers can be purchase for group classes or for private lessons.  You can collect them from us or we can post them to you .... no walking around shops ... gives you more time to shop for yourself.  We also have two dance videos for sale .... Beautiful Ballroom and Latin Obsession which cost £20 each or both for £30.  These feature a selection of routines in ballroom and latin taught by Warren and Jane with tips on how to improve your dancing.  Also includes footage of Warren and Jane dancing in some of their many appearances, including BBC's Come Dancing.

 

Brief Encounter

Zig Zag's famous cheeky male dance group Brief Encounter are now available for shows at Birthdays, Hen Nights, Clubs and Parties. The Team have already raised a substantial amount for MacMillan Cancer Support with their replication of the film The Full Monty but have now finalized their brand new 25 minutes non stop routine of naughtiness with music from the Village People, Michael Buble, Beyonce, Donna Summer, Rainbow and Tom Jones.  Funny, exciting, sexy, hilarious, raunchy and OMG!  See the trailer for their new show here ....  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iitYu1dMYgU.   You can book them to appear at your event.  Ring now for more info.,  Prices from as little as £60 (an audience collection may be made on the night to support our charity).  Add them now on facebook - called Magic Mike Encounter https://www.facebook.com/MagicMikesEncounter

 

£600 raised for charity

Thanks to those who came along and supported us at the Heroes and Villains night and to those who gave their time helping out.  We raised £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support and for Zig Zag's Children's Formation Team fund.  It was a great night and the kids display was a credit to them and trainer Amy Dowden.  Thank you everyone.

 

 

Warren & Jane Top Teachers - 11 years running!!

For the 11th consecutive year, Warren and Jane have been awarded the coveted Top Teacher of the Year award in London.   To win this just once is a great achievement but to win it 11 times running is a world record breaker.  Warren and Jane would like to thank all pupils and teachers for their continued support without whom, this would not have been possible.

 

Charity Event for Breast Cancer Unit

Over £3000 was raised for the new Brest Cancer Unit at a Strictly Come Dancing final held at Telford College last week.   The event was a huge success pioneered by Anne Jackson where a number of Zig Zag dancers performed shows & partnered the contestants in an electrifying final.  Warren was compere and music man with the usual out of control humor!

 

You Tube

Watch this link for fun footage of the original version of 'Come Dancing'.  Apart from Warren and Jane, which other famous dancers can you spot?   Highlight and paste intoyour address bar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWzjdpc1ilo

**Facebook**

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Add Zig Zag Dance for info & news about our dance school.

https://www.facebook.com/zigzagdance

 

Add Warren Bullock on facebook for chat & to see what i'm up to!

https://www.facebook.com/warrenjbullock

Add Amy Dowden our Zumba specialist for more Zumba news.

https://www.facebook.com/zumba.amy.5

 

  

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