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
Easter Class Amendments
West End Children's Classes closed 26th March & 2nd April.
Streetly - closed 27th March
Codsall - closed 28th March
Park Hall - closed 28th March
Oldswinford MONDAY 28th March
6.15pm children's class closed
ALL other classes running as normal
Oldswinford TUESDAY 29th March
Wombourne 29th March - Wombourne closed but some classes transferred to Showell Lane as follows:
Zumba - closed
Richard & Maddys classes - closed
6.15pm children's class closed
9.30pm advanced class closed
Timetable for Showell Lane classes:
Bushgrove House, 52 Showell Lane, Lower Penn, W'ton WV4 4TT. Proceed approx a quarter of a mile along lane until houses on left are replaced with a field and hedgerow. We are directly opposite the field. Plaque on wall saying '52 Bushgrove House'. Large forecourt for parking. Ballroom via gateway to left of main house.
All Ireland Weekend -
24th - 26th June
We had a fabulous weekend last year and hope some of you will join us this year!
The Championships are held in the ballroom inside the beautiful Woodford Dolmen Hotel in Carlow, Ireland and the following deal has been negotiated with the hotel for this superb weekend:-
3 nights B&B inc entry to all competition sessions £225pp (based on 2 adults sharing)
2 nights B&B inc entry to all competition sessions £195pp (based on 2 adults sharing)
1 night B&B inc entry to all competition sessions £129pp (based on 2 adults sharing)
Special rate for under 16’s sharing with 2 adults:
3 nights B&B £129pp
2 nights B&B £106pp
Standard room sleeps up to 3 people. Special rate available for 3 adults sharing. Single rooms available at a supplement.
First class accommodation at the renowned Woodford Dolmen Hotel.
Entry into the ballroom (inside the hotel) on Saturday and Sunday.
Open and closed championships for Juveniles, Juniors, Youths, Amateurs and Seniors with a full supporting programme for Beginners and Novice. There are also events for social dancers and there is also the usual kids team match and this year there is also an International team match with teams from Holland, Scotland, England and Ireland.
‘Seniors Only’ lecture by Graham Oswick and Loraine Barry on Friday evening (price to be confirmed)
Lectures by Graham and Loraine on Sunday morning (price to be confirmed)
Private lessons available with Graham and Loraine from Friday (price to be confirmed)
We have managed to reserve a limited number of rooms for Zig Zag Dance Factory so if you would like to join us, please let us know immediately so that we can reserve your room. We will need payment by the month end in cash or bank transfer please.
FLIGHTS AND TRANSFERS
You will be responsible for booking your own flight and transfer. The earlier you book the better deal you will get! Jane has already booked with Ryanair for £86pp return business class plus 1 checked bag (20kg).
Wombourne Civic Centre, Gravel Hill, WV5 9HA
Tickets £5.00 in advance or £7.00 on door.
We have a brilliant new venue that has just opened on Wednesday nights at the Beacon Centre for the Blind, Wolverhampton Rd, Sedgley, Wolverhampton. Beginners is at 7.00pm and Improvers at 7.45pm. Its a great venue with a lovely dance floor and plenty of free parking. Give it a try...its a lovely class!
21st Anniversary Ball and Galaxy Classique Awards - this event was such a hugh success last year we've decided to make it an annual event! Friday, 16th October at the fabulous 4* Ramada Park Hall Hotel, Park Drive, W'ton. A glittering evening featuring the legendary Joe Loss Orchestra, 4 course meal, world class dance cabaret and the exciting Galaxy Classique Awards. We're also delighted to have surprise guest, local lad Haydn Cooke, who left us all spell bound when he sang on last season's Britain's Got Talent. All in all a truly wonderful evening not to be missed. Tickets now on sale. Adults: £44 or £49 for front row table. Discount available for children. See your teacher now or call if you want to arrange postal ticket 01902 897900.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ?
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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