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.
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Practice at Dudley College
28th November - Cancelled but back to normal 5th December.
The Open to the World
& English Challenge Trophies - Sunday 5th January 2014 at the ‘big and exciting’ Wulfrun Hall, North Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RQ
English Open to the World Junior Ballroom Championship
English Open to the World Amateur Ballroom Championship
Plus NATIONAL LEAGUE CHART EVENTS
JUV, JUN, YOUTH, AMATEUR, SENIOR
Stars of the Future heats & Britain’s Best heats
Click on ''LATEST NEWS' PAGE in menu above for Full Programme of events.
New Years Eve
We are proud to announce Zig Zag's new premier range of events...our first one being on New Years Eve. Limited to just 60 places, a breathtaking evening awaits to include a 4 course dinner and a world class cabaret. The location will be Zig Zag's exclusive ballroom in Lower Penn in Wolverhampton which will be professionally themed to portray 'Winter Wonderland' in a magical and unique way with frosted trees and candlelight. No expense will be spared to conjure up a night to remember. After your candlelit dinner sit back and enjoy comedy impersonator and singer 'Sparkle Lee's ' hilarious adult comedy show before letting in the new year with dancing in our beautiful ballroom. Bring your own drinks to keep prices down as our waiting staff will be happy to serve it to you while you sit back and relax. Tickets £49.95. Dress code: Formal Evening Wear / Sparkle!
Wolverhampton's 1940's Moonlight Serenade
Saturday 7th December at Wombourne Civic Centre,
Gravel Hill, Wombourne, WV5 9HA.
The very day that the Japanese invaded Pearl Harbour 72 years ago and what better way to pay tribute to those that served in World War 2 than this nostalgic night of history, dancing and comedy to relive the 1940's era. Join singer and actress Rebecca Grace with singalongs and dancing to the big band sounds of Glen Miller, Very Lynn and more and see our American GI's performing their Jive routines live.
Includes Buffet, wartime songs, air raids, search lights and dancing in a night of fun and hilarity that made this era unforgettable!
Tickets: £17.95, Under 16's £9.95, Under 5's free.
Dress code: optional 1940's or normal smart.
Saturday 14th December at Streetly Community Centre, Foley Road East, Streetly, B74 3HR
A unique and nostalgic evening of dance and music featuring 1940's tribute singer and actress Rebecca Grace. Dance and listen to the wonderful big band sounds of Glen Miller, Vera Lynn and more while search lights create an atmosphere of a by gone era. What better way to pay tribute to those that served in World War 2 than this nostalgic night of history, dancing and comedy..
Includes Buffet, Wartime Songs, Air Raids, our American GI's performing Jive numbers and general dancing. Bring your own drinks!
Tickets £17.95, Under 16's £9.95, Under 5's free.
Dress code: optional 1940's or normal smart.
October Kids Dance Camp
We are excited to announce our Children's Autumn Dance Camp. 3 days of jam packed dancing, choreography, costume designing, acting, technique, ...you name it...we will be doing it in this fun and exciting week with our team of world class teachers. Kids will learn varied dancing styles including Ballroom, Latin, Streetdance, Belly Dance, Zumba, Pilates, Pop Performers, Ballet, Contemporary, Jewellery Making, Hairdressing, Costume Desgigning and more. 10am to 4pm daily. By the end of the week you wont recognise them!
Prices: £20 per day.
Places subject to availability.
Monday October 28th to Wednesday 30th - places limited. No experience necessary...anyone can come along!
Todd Miller & the
Joe Loss Orchestra
Gala Dinner Charity Dance
Saturday 9th November at the Ramada Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton. 6.30pm to 12.00am
3 hours of Ballroom & Latin music and songs with the worlds most famous and iconic Orchestra! Dance the night away in one of the countries most beautiful ballrooms at the Ramada featuring live cabaret by the United Kingdom Champions. A jaw dropping night of amazing dancing and music. Includes 3 course Gala Dinner. Dress to impress!
Dance & Pamper Packages
the ideal Christmas present!
Stay at one of the best hotels in the West Midlands, the luxurious and newly refurbished Ramada Park Hotel in Wolverhampton. Tasteful and classical décor, first class service, lovely gardens, excellent food, superb swimming pool and spa including sauna, steam room, jacuzzi's & state of the art fitness centre. Pamper yourself with one of these bespoke packages specially designed for us, then arrive at our world renowned luxury dance studio situated just 5 minutes away for a enjoyable and informative private dance lesson where many of today's champions and famous 'Strictly Come Dancing' stars are trained. Learn or improve any dance you like and no matter whether you are a non dancer or more experienced, you are sure to have a fun and enjoyable time. Offers only available upto end of December 2013.* Private lessons will be with either Warren, Jane or one of their International Level teachers subject to availabilty. Check availability of teacher when booking.
'The Rumba Relaxer'
1 Night Stop Over
Access to Health Club
30 Minute Facial
30 Minute Massage
Private dance lesson with either Warren or Jane*
£165 = 1 person,
£240 = 2 adults sharing
2 Night Luxury Stop Over
Access to Health Club
1 Hour Body Massage
Manicure or Pedicure
1 or 2 Private dance lessons with Warren or Jane*
£290 = 1 person inc 1 lesson.
£315 = 1 person inc 2 lessons
£400 = 2 adults sharing inc 1 private dance lesson
£425 = 2 adults sharing inc 2 private dance lessons
3 Day Christmas Experience 24th - 27th December
VIP Upgrade with your room
Dinner, Christmas Day Lunch and Boxing Day Lunch
Access to Health Club
30 minute Facial
30 minute Body Massage
Manicure or Pedicure
1 or 2 Private dance lessons with Warren or Jane*
£389.00 2 adults sharing inc 1 private dance lesson
£414.00 2 adults sharing inc 2 private dance lessons
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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
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!
New Beginners Classes start from September (see Classes Timetable in menu above for details)
Beginners Classes - perfect for people with two left feet! Learn the Tango, Cha Cha, Jive, Waltz, Salsa, Quickstep, Rumba, Foxtrot, and Samba in our ballroom and latin classes, - or kids can do Pop Performers, Streetdance, Hip Hop, Latin & Ballroom. Members of the UKA, BATD, DPA, BDC. Adult classes cost just £5.00, children's classes just £4.00. No course or membership fee, just turn up and pay on the day. Have you ever wanted to say you know how to dance and really mean it? We promise we will have you dancing after just one class...our reputation speaks for itself! Come along and join our fun and lighthearted social classes for the best night out in town!
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.
I am sure everyone will be saddened to hear of the death of Helen aged 31 on Monday 22nd April. Helen started to dance with husband Dean at our Stourbridge classes some years back and they have been a fun and very popular couple in our school. They went on to become successful competition dancers and featured in the finals at Champions of Tomorrow. Helen gave birth to baby daughter Ella on January 13th this year but during the birth it was discovered that Helen was terminally ill with inoperable cancer. When we all heard of their tragic news, various fund raising events were quickly organized as Dean was a self employed electrician and needed to stay at home to care for Helen in during her final months with their baby. Helen was comforted to know how everyone felt about her in our school and for the support Dean and Ella have had. Helen's funeral takes place at St. Mary's Church in Oldswinford on Tuesday 7th May at 1.15pm - the place they got married and where they started to dance. Everyone is welcome to attend. Family flowers only, donations to Helen's chosen charities.
Helen & Dean John rundraising ball. Over £20,00 was raised at our fundraising ball held at the Connaught Hotel in Wolverhampton back in February to help Zig Zag pupils Helen and Dean John who had been struck by tragedy. World class dancers from across the country came to demonstrate for free and hundreds of fantastic raffle prizes were donated including holidays and holiday homes to raise as much as possible. The Connaught were also very generous in their help. Thankyou to everyone who helped, took part, donated and came along to support this amazing night. It was truly inspiring to see how our dance community pulls together when someone is in need.
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/
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 UnitOver £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 SupplierWe 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:
- You TubeWatch 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 into your address barwww.youtube.com/