beginners, improvers and advanced dancers are open to all ages from 4 to 104
and are run by our highly qualified and friendly team of teachers who also
offer private lessons.
Call us now to find out how much fun you can have at our
Forthcoming Class Amendments
West End 23rd May
Running as normal.
West End 30th May
All classes moved to Wombourne Civic Centre, Gravel Hill, WV5 9HA.
10.30am Beginners £4
11.15am Juv Formation £4
12.00pm Jun Formation £4
1.00pm - 4.00pm Medal Presentation & Competition Day
£5 children under 16
Tickets now on sale
(see below for more info)
West End 6th June
Classes cancelled due to Stars of the Future competition in Brentwood. Back to normal at West End from 13th June
Monday 25th May
St Mary's Oldswinford -
6.15pm children's class closed
All other classes running as normal
Codsall - closed
Park Hall - closed
Tuesday 26th May
St Mary's Oldswinford - running as normal
Wombourne Civic -
Zumba - cancelled
Richard & Maddy's classes cancelled.
Warren's classes being transferred to Bushgrove House, 52 Showell Lane, Lower Penn, W'ton, WV4 4TT.
6 - 6.45pm Children
7.00 - 7.45pm Adults technique
7.45 - 8.30pm Adults improvers
8.45 - 9.45pm Adults advanced
Thursday 21st & 28th May Practice at Wombourne Civic -running as normal
Children's Competition Day & Medal Presentation - Saturday 30th May at Wombourne Civic Centre, Gravel Hill, Wombourne, WV5 9HA
Medals taken at the Medal Tests in Wolverhampton and Streetly will be presented on this day and we have a range of fun competitions to be judged by a specially selected panel of adjudicators. Even if you're child doesn't normally come to the West End Classes and attends one of our other children's classes, they can still come along and join in one of the classes here today as it will be the same routines they usually do and will be a useful practice on the floor before the competitions later in the day...they will need the 10.30am class although they are also welcome to join in the formation classes too as we are reworking the routines and learning new stuff.
We will run a range of competitions for both couples and solos and we will also have our Pro/Am competitions where the children are partnered by one of our teachers or advanced dancers. There will also be a section devoted to presenting the medals from the medal tests.
The regular Kids Classes from the West End WMC will be transferred to Wombourne Civic Centre today so everyone is already in the correct location to save any messing about. ...this will also give the children a useful chance to practice their dancing on a larger floor.
Timetable on this day will be: 10.30am Beginners & Improvers Class £4
11.15am Juv Formation £4 12.00pm Jun Formation £4
1.00pm - 4.00pm Competitions/ Medal Presentation
Tickets now on sale.
Stars of the Future Adults Latin Workshop - Saturday 30th May at Zig Zag main studio at 52 Showell Lane, Wolverhampton. WV4 4TT . Time: 5pm to 8pm. Cost £20 per person.
Aimed at anyone doing Stars in Pre Champ, Intermediate, Novice or Beginners or good level dancers who are not able to dance Stars. Ben Jones, Amy Dowden and Warren Bullock will put you through your paces to prepare you for Stars to get you firing on all cylinders! It will cover technique, performance, connection, and presentation. Please bring drinks and be prepared to dance quite a lot. Please let us know if you intend to come so as places limited.
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 ?
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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The Zig Zag Dance Factory was established in 1994 by the Internationally famous dance partnership & award-winners Warren Bullock and Jane Phillips. In 1997 they retired from professional competitions to primarily concentrate on teaching, which today, is still their first love and priority. They are greatly in demand coaches and for adjudicating and lecturing. Their Cruise & Dance Holidays continue to attract dancers from all over the world where Warren and Jane host fabulous workshops on world class cruise ships.
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