Dance Events & Classes
Learn new moves
Dance sessions take place every Tuesday from 11am–12noon at the Where Next Hub (Unit 2a, Millsborough House, Ipsley Street, Redditch B98 7AL).
Designed for people with special needs, but all welcome – join Nikki and the team and learn some new moves! £7 per session.
Proceeds to Where Next Association.
Traditional French dance
Afternoons of Traditional French Dance take place at Alvechurch Village Hall on March 9 and May 11, from 2.30–5pm.
Enjoy a variety of dances: bourrées, Scottisches, polkas, mazurkas, waltzes etc. Musicians welcome. Please bring your own refreshments.
Aelfgythe’s Day of Dance
Aelfgythe, the Alvechurch women’s morris side, presents a Day of Dance on Saturday September 29.
The celebration of morris dancing and music will take place around Alvechurch from 11.30am–5.30pm, with dancing at The Crown Inn, The Weighbridge, The Red Lion and Alvechurch Social Club.
The day will finish with a celebration of folk music at Alvechurch Cricket Club.
Not Just Zumba
Not Just Zumba. Parish Centre, Sandhills Road. Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm.
A unique class combining high and low intensity cardio training, toning and Zumba, for the ultimate full body workout.
Broken down into 20-minute intervals to work your entire body, you will listen to great music, have fun and burn plenty of calories.
Line dancing classes
BJ’s Busy Boots Line Dancing Classes take place on Tues evenings at the Bromsgrove Sports and Social Club, Worcester Road from 7–10pm. All levels are catered for starting with beginners, improvers, and intermediates. Stay for an hour, or all evening for just £4.
Also classes on Thursday lunchtimes at Bromsgrove Methodist Church, Stratford Road, 12noon–2pm. £3.50. No partner needed, no special footwear - just make sure whatever you wear are comfortable.
Brenda has been teaching Line Dancing in Bromsgrove for over 15 years and is still as enthusiastic as ever. There is always a new dance to learn and an old one to revive.
She also holds a Social Dance on the first Saturday of the month at All Saints Church Hall from 7.30–11pm. This is your chance to dance to all your requests from the easy to the more complicated, old or new, pop or country. Non-dancing partners, spouses or friends are also welcome.
For more info please contact Brenda on 01527 870151.
Health & Fitness
Barnt Green Pre-School invite you to try the latest fitness craze at 8pm on Friday 10th February (at Barnt Green Baptist Church).
Run by a professional instructor, the emphasis will be on fun - so bring your friends for a great night out.
Tickets £5 (includes glass of wine or OJ afterwards). Contact Sadie 07960 861 567.
Circassian Circle Barndancing Club
The Circassian Circle Barndancing Club runs on the first Saturday each month at Rowney Green Village Hall.
£5 per person to include sandwich, tea and cake! More info on 01527 545002.
Women’s morris dance workshop
Nancy Butterfly Women’s Morris Team are holding an informal dance workshop at the Weighbridge pub in Alvechurch on Monday November 14 from 8pm onwards, and are inviting women in the area who might have an interest in learning a new style of dance to come along and join in.
The team dances in the tradition of North West Clog and welcomes women who want to try traditional morris dancing as a new hobby, as well as musicians.
Call Jules on 01527 576251 for more details, or visit the website: http://www.nancybutterfly.co.uk
1940s dance night
The Phoenix Dance Club is holding a 40s Night on Sat Nov 12 at the Spadesbourne Suite, Bromsgrove Council House, from 8–11.30pm. Uniforms optional. Ballroom and Sequence dancing to the John Harrison Duo.
Admission by ticket only: £9.50 to include a meal. Please call Mick or Thelma on 01527 872634 for further info.
Swinging barn dance
Do you fancy a night of dosey-doeing on the dance floor? If so, then come along to the Bromsgrove Court Leet Summer Barn Dance on July 4.
Set on the marqueed lawns of Bromsgrove School, this will be a superb evening with food and wine followed by a swinging barn dance with music from “The Cat’s Whiskers” band.
All proceeds will go to Help the Heroes, Avoncroft Museum and Friends of St John’s Church.
Kicks School of Dance
Kicks School of Dance runs every Saturday at The Ark, St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, offering tuition in ITDA ballet, tap, freestyle, Riverdance and cheerleading for all ages.
Tea Dances held by Bromsgrove District Council and Phoenix Dance Club take place on the last Wednesday each month in the Spadesbourne Suite, Bromsgrove from 2–4pm. Admission £2.50 to include refreshments – funds to the Council Chairman’s charities. Make friends, have fun and keep fit!
Popular & modern sequence dancing with a touch of ballroom takes place in Northfield every Tuesday evening from 8-10.30pm – the venue has a bar and huge car park. Details from Margaret and Ron on 0121 453 4785.
Alvechurch Scottish Country Dance Club
Alvechurch Scottish Country Dance Club meets in Hopwood Village Hall on Tuesdays from 8-10pm. No need to bring a partner – just be prepared to enjoy yourself! For info call Joan on 0121 445 1231 or Olive on 01527 875141.
Bromsgrove Scottish Country Dance Group
Bromsgrove Scottish Country Dance Group meets each Monday evening from 8–10 pm in St Godwald’s Parish Church Hall, Finstall. Come alone or bring a friend or more, or just watch and share the fun. If you would like to join in then please bring a pair of soft shoes – group members will help you through the dances. For more info contact Mr Alan Lovett on 01527 854012, or Mrs Dorothy Edwards on 07773 341076.
Phoenix Dance Club
The Phoenix Dance Club runs Ballroom and Sequence Dancing every Tuesday night and twice a month on Saturday nights. No membership needed; open to the public at the Spadesbourne Suite in Bromsgrove. Please call Mick or Thelma on 01527 872634 for further info.
Charlotte Eve Academy of Dance
Charlotte Eve Academy of Dance offers classes for adults, children and teenagers in Musical Theatre Dance, Freestyle/Street Dance, Contemporary Dance and Tap. All take place at Burcot Village Hall – for times and costs call Charlotte on 07793 079515.
Belly Dancing for Beginners
Belly dancing at Crown Meadow First School in Alvechurch: class for beginners on Mondays, 7-8pm, with an experienced and well-respected teacher. This dance improves posture, builds confidence and it’s fun! £5 per class. Call Lorraine on 0121 447 7761.
Passion 4 Dance
Passion 4 Dance Dance School, at The Barns, Hewell Lane, Tardebigge, offers classes to suit all ages and styles, including Ballroom & Latin, Salsa, Line, Street/HipHop and Aerobics. Info on 07917 669211 or at www.passion4dance.co.uk
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