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Easter & May Day bank holiday class amendments

WEST END - closed Easter Saturday, 19th April.

STREETLY - closed Easter Sunday, 20th April.

OLDSWINFORD, CODSALL & RAMADA PARK HALL - CLOSED Easter Monday, 21st April

WOMBOURNE - Children's class, Adults Beginners class & Cuban Fury class closed Easter Tuesday, 22nd April BUT all other classes transferred to our luxury studio at Bushgrove House, 52 Showell Lane, Lower Penn, W'ton, WV4 4TT as follows:-

6.00-7.00 Zumba

7.30 - 8.15pm Argentine Tango (Easter Special Masterclass)

8.15 - 9.15pm Intermediate ballroom & latin

9.15 - 10.00pm Advanced ballroom & latin

PRACTICE at Dudley College - closed Thurs, 24th April

MAY DAY CLOSURES, 5th May - Codsall & Ramada Park Hall

 

Warren Bullock & Jane Phillips

             Present

The Vision Classique

        at the beautiful

Wombourne Civic Centre

Gravel Hill, Wombourne, Nr Wolverhampton. WV5 9HA

 

Saturday 10th May

 

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Door Opens 1.30pm

 

First Round Junior & Juvenile Ballroom (2.30pm)

First Round Junior & Juvenile Latin (4.30pm)

First Round Adult Ballroom (7pm)

First Round Adult Latin (8.45pm)

Adjudicators:

Ekaterina Short (Bham)

Duncan Trevor (Stoke)

Robert Barley (Wales)                Richard Rose (B'ham)

CHAIRMAN – Gary Foster (Wolverhampton)

SCRUTINEER – David Lawson

 

Admission:

Junior/Juvenile Competitors (Parents/Spectators) - £9.50                                   

Adult Competitors/Spectators -    £12.00   (Children Under 5 - Free)

Large Free Car Park/           Licensed Bar/ Large Dance Floor/ Superb Venue

JUVENILE (WTFQ) (CSRJ);

Juv (WQ) (CS); U/11s (WQ) (CJ); Juv All Girls (WQ) (SJ);

Juv Begs (WQ) (CJ);

U10s Begs (WQ) (CJ).

JUNIOR (WTFQ) (CSRPJ);

Jun (WQ) (RC); U/14s (FQ) (SJ); Jun All Girls (WQ) (SJ)

Jun Begs (WQ) (CJ);

SOLO COMPS: U/10s (W) (C); U/12s (Q) (J); U/14s (W) (C); U/16s (Q) (J).

COUPLES’ SOCIAL: U/12s (WQ) (CJ); U16s (WQ) (CJ); PRO/AM: U10s (WQ) (CJ); U12s (WQ) (CJ); U14s (WQ) (CJ); U16s (WQ) (CJ)

ADULTS Open Amateur (WTFQ) (CSRPJ); U/21s (WTFQ) (CSRJ); Senior 1 (WTFQV) (CSRPJ); Senior 2 (WTFQV) (CSRPJ); Senior 3 (WTFQ); Open Rumba; Open Foxtrot;

Open Pre-Champ (WTQ) (CSJ); O/35s Pre-Champ (WFQ) (CRS); Open Int (WQ) (CS);

O’35s Int (WQ) (CS);

Open Nov (WF) (RJ);

O/35s Novice (WF) (RJ);

Open Begs (WQ) (CJ);

O/35s Begs (WQ) (CJ).

 

 

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Brand New Beginners Argentine Tango Class

Monday, 10th February at 8.30pm - just £3.50 at St. Mary's Church Hall, Church Road, Oldswinford, Stourbridge, DY8 2HA.Have you ever fancied trying this enigmatic and captivating dance...

        Sprinkled with mystery, this sensual dance will have you hooked into a whole new world.  Easy to learn but looks so impressive once mastered.  This is your change to enter the world of Buenes Aires and the ladies of the night!  ...oh, and did we mention....its great fun too!

 

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DON'T book a holiday....

until you see what we have lined up!

It's been a tricky time to try and get a good deal for our dance cruises for this year...more so than at any other time in the last 20 years with cruise ships being reluctant to block off a large allocation of cabins for us!  But fear not, we have been beavering away non stop to get you some amazing deals and we are almost there...the delays we have experienced have been due to the cruise lines not us!   We are waiting on a special dance offer for a Venice and Greece cruise at the end of July, a Canaries and Portugal cruise in August and a New York and Caribbean cruise in October.   Be assured that as soon as the deal is struck...you will be the first to know! - you know us...we WILL get the deal so dont book a holiday until you have seen what we have for you...it will be worth the wait!

 

New Zumba Class opens in Wolverhampton - exhilarating! 

Due to popular demand our world class Zumba fitness teacher & International Latin Champion Amy Dowden will start a brand new class on Thursday 27th February at the Zig Zag main studio in Lower Penn in Wolverhampton commencing at 6.30pm. The class will cost £4.50 but if you do Tuesdays class also you get this one for just £3.00!!

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Strictly Dancing with Wolves 

Many thanks to everyone who gave their time at the recent 'Strictly' night held at Wolverhampton Civic Hall to raise money for 6 selected charities which included Promise Dreams (for terminally ill children), the QE Birmingham Hospital and New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.  Over £10,000 was raised on this spectacular evening.  Photos of the event showing various Zig Zag pupils and celebrities including Jacki Graham and Mel Eves can be seen our our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.646551925385781.1073741837.252392601468384&type=3

Brand Spanking new venue! 

We are excited to announce our new Monday night classes at the fabulous Ramada Park Hall Hotel!  A georgous venue with an open bar, large free car park, sumptious surroundings, Spa, Swimming Pool and Health Club and Restaurants! 

6.15pm Children's Ballroom & Latin, 7.00pm Adults beginners Ballroom, Latin, Salsa. 7.45pm Improvers Ballroom & Latin, 8.30pm Advanced Ballroom & Latin.   Our classes at the Connaught Hotel have closed and been relocated to this venue due to ongoing structural issues at the Connaught and new management which made it impossible to continue there.  Luckily, we think we have really landed on our feet as the Ramada is simply lush!...come see for yourself!

Paul Lewis Photography

For an excellent photographer at realistic prices we recommend you contact Paul who has taken some brilliant shots at Zig Zag events recently including pics of Brief Encounter at the Ladies Night, and the Dean and Helen John Fundraiser.   www.peachyphotography.co.uk

New Guinness World Record

Zig Zag pupils Dave Turner & Katie Walton smashed the Guinness World Record on April 7th for the longest distance ever danced at Hadley Stadium.  The record was set in 2003 in the US but Dave & Katie smashed the record after months of training with Warren to set a new record of 5 miles which they completed in 1 hour and 29 minutes which equated to 20 laps of the track. Strict rules governed the record attempt, no stopping and dancing of a sufficiently high level were amongst the rules.  Dave and Katie included choreography from the Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot and American Smooth. They raised over £1800 for the neo natal unit at Birmingham Women's Hospital and for the Dean and Helen John fund.

Practice Night at Dudley Tech

Our Thursday practice night at Dudley College of Technology seems to have become the competition dancers dream venue for practice!  An extremely large maple sprung floor, great music, help on hand if you need it by world class coaches and everything from Cappuccino's, frothy latte's, snacks, energy drinks, hair and tanning products and more are all available to purchase.

This is a high class practice night with fashionable up to the minute music.  Not really suitable for beginner social dancers but suitable for competition dancers of all levels and advanced social dancers. £4 for dancers, spectators £1.  Every  Thursday Ballroom is from 7.30pm, Latin starts at 8.45pm.  Dudley College of Technology, The Broadway, Dudley, DY1 4AS

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.

Feature in magazine

No, it wasn't 'Hello' or 'OK' magazine... but it was the rather posh and glossy Wolverhampton Magazine that features Warren and Jane and Zig Zag in their November issue with a 6 page spread of what they have been up to.  Beautiful photos and a lovely story makes it definitely worth a read.http://www.wolverhamptonmagazine.com/2012/10/strictly-glamour/

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!

Junior Formation Team

Our new Junior formation team has kicked off to a great start but we are still needing new recruits of all ages.    Come along to the West End WMC, Merridale Street West, Wolverhampton WV3 0RW at 11.15am to see what its all about..   It will be a fun class - children will be split into groups according to age and experience.   Its the most exciting class we do!

New Recommended Supplier

We are delighted to announce that Zig Zag's brand new recommended supplier to our competition dancers and social dancers is 'Bespoke'. Accessories, practice wear, ballroom & latin outfits, tailsuits and more at the UK's leading dance wear manufacturers for children and adults. We will be hosting an open day and fashion show shortly - details to follow.   See their website at: www.pureclassdancewear.com

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

 

     
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