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Summer Class Amendments

August Class Amendments:

ST MARYS'S, OLDSWINFORD - Mondays: 
This venue will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August. 
6.15pm Children's Class - closed now till 7th September.
7.00pm Intermediate Class
7.45pm Beginners Class 
8.30pm Improvers Class ...all of these open every week except 31st Aug. 
9.30pm Advanced Class - only open 10th Aug then closed till 7th Sept.

ST. MARY'S OLDSWINFORD - Tuesdays:
Closed 18th Aug, 25th Aug.
Open as usual 1st Sept.

PARK HALL HOTEL, WOLVERHAMPTON. 
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.

CODSALL TRINITY METH CHURCH
Open as usual - Closed on Monday 31st August only.

WOMBOURNE CIVIC CENTRE - Tuesdays - Warren, Maddy, & Amy's classes:

Warren's Wombourne classes: 
Tue: 11th Aug: at Bushgrove House - 6.00pm Kids, 7.00pm Technique, 7.45pm Improvers, 8.45pm till 10.00pm Intermediate. 
Tue: 18th Aug at Bushgrove House - 8.15pm to 9.15pm Latin Technique class (this is the only class running tonight with Ben & Amy £5pp) 
Tue: 25th Aug at Bushgrove House - 8.15pm to 9.15pm Latin Technique class (this is the only class running tonight with Ben & Amy £5pp) 
Tue: 1st Sept at Bushgrove House - 6.00pm Kids, 7.00pm Technique, 7.45pm Improvers, 8.45pm till 10.00pm Intermediate. 
Tue: 8th Sept at Wombourne Civic Centre back to usual timetable. 
(Bushgrove House address is 52 Showell Lane, Lower Penn, Wolverhampton, WV4 4TT - 3 mins from Wombourne Civic)

Maddy's Wombourne classes: 
Tue 11th Aug: at Closed (try class at Bushgrove House at 7.00pm) 
Tue 18th Aug at Wombourne Civic Centre
Tue 25th Aug at Wombourne Civic Centre
Tue 1st Sept Closed (try class at Bushgrove House at 7.00pm) 
Tue 8th Sept at Wombourne Civic Centre

Amy's Wombourne Zumba: 
Tue 11th Aug: at Closed 
Tue 18th Aug at Wombourne Civic Centre 6pm and 7pm. 
Tue 25th Aug at Wombourne Civic Centre 6pm and 7pm 
Tue 1st Sept Closed 
Tue 8th Sept at Wombourne Civic Centre 6pm and 7pm

EMMANUEL CHURCH HALL WYLDE GREEN - Wednesdays: 
12th Aug open
19th Aug open
26th Aug open
2nd Sept open
9TH Sept closed
16th Sept open
Glad to report that Karen is feeling much better after her recent stroke and hopes to be back in action soon joining Nicola and Steve.

GREAT BARR METHODIST CHURCH HALL- Wednesdays - Laura, Katie and Amy. 
All classes running as normal except No Zumba classes on 12th August for one week only.

ST. COLUMBAS SUTTON COLDFIELD - Thursdays: 
13th open
20th closed
27th closed
3rd Sept open

STREETLY YOUTH & SPORT CENTRE - Sundays:
16th Aug closed
23rd Aug closed
30th Aug closed
6th Sept open

WEST END WMC WOLVERHAMPTON - Saturdays: 
15th Aug closed. 
22nd Aug open as usual with single Formation.
29th Aug open as usual with single Formation. 
5th Sept open as usual with double Formation.

THURSDAY PRACTICE NIGHTS at Wombourne Civic Centre : 
13th Aug open
20th Aug closed
27th Aug closed
3rd Sept open

ELITE FORMATION CLASS on Thursdays: 
13th Aug - closed 
20th Aug - transferred to Bushgrove House
27th Aug - transferred to Bushgrove House
3rd Sept open - Wombourne Civic Centre

 

Children's Summer Dance Camp

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.

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**

Please 'like' our facebook page for up to the minute dance news, photo's, & updates about classes & events.

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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