Check it Out Feedback

February 4th, 2014

CHECK IT OUT PREMIERE – YOUR FEEDBACK!

 First of all, we’d like to thank you all for coming to the Check it Out Premiere and for helping to make it such a special evening!  It was the first premiere we’ve ever run so it was a big challenge and we are overwhelmed with the lovely comments and positive response we’ve had from you all.  As promised, here is a summary of the feedback you gave us and what we’re hoping to do with your ideas and suggestions to make next years Premiere even better!

We asked you….what was the best thing about the party?

You said…..

Seeing the costumes

Glamour, excitement, enthusiasm & the chance to dress up

DVD preview of the show

Seeing how much goes into organising it

Red Carpet & having photos taken on it

It built interest about the show

People having fun

Being able to book your tickets

Chess pieces

Behind the scenes

Seeing everyone dressed up

The atmosphere

 

We asked you…what else would you have liked to have seen at the party?

You said ‘More props’…we had examples of all of the props that we know will be being used in this years show – it seems our students love working with props which we can definitely bear in mind for future shows!

You said ‘Mini Show’…we can certainly look into the logistics of this!

You said ‘DVDs of previous years shows’…we can definitely do this

You said ‘I can’t think of anything – you have it all covered’…thank you so so much – all of the staff at Dancewise worked so hard to pull the event together so it’s great to know you enjoyed it

You said ‘Rehearsal times’…these aren’t yet set in stone but we can aim to have these details finalised earlier next year

You said ‘Everything was just right – now can’t wait for the show’….again, it’s lovely to hear that the hard work was worth it as you seem to have had a great evening

You said ‘Louder music’…we can definitely do this and might even be able to look into the logistics of having a DJ – let us know if this is something you’d like!

You said ‘More activities’…we’re all ears – what would you like to see next year?

You said ‘Production music being played’….oh shucks!  We had aimed to have a sneak preview of the soundtrack but sadly ran out of time – we can definitely do this next year

 

We asked you…what do you think will be the best thing about Check it Out?

You said….

The set

Great preview & professionalism

The medleys

The people taking part in it

Seeing the students perform

Great chance for the whole of Dancewise to show off their abilities

Enthusiasm

Length of the show

Everyone getting involved

Everyone enjoying themselves

Seeing everyone in their costumes

Being on the stage

Seeing the theme

Boys Level 2 Dance!

And here are a few of your comments…

 “A massive thank you from me for making Ella feel like a VIP for the night, we thought the night was fantastic and fun.   Ella was still excited this morning and couldn’t wait to get to school to tell all her friends, especially about “Miss Alison’s dress.   PS Hope you did not stay too late to clear up!”

 “Thank you Dancewise staff for an amazing Premiere evening. Me and Molly had a great time and are very excited about the show!! Thank you again, looking forward to seeing the photos!”

“Lovely evening had by all. Well done for putting on such a lovely well organised evening. Thank you! Very proud to be part of the Dancewise family.”

If you didn’t fill in a Feedback Slip on the night, spare slips will be in the office until 21st February so please do take advantage of this opportunity to share your thoughts with us!

**DRAMA TOMORROW CANCELLED**

December 20th, 2013

We’re really sorry but John has hurt his back so is unable to teach tomorrow. We will make up the time for you as follows:
11th January 3pm – 4:15pm
18th January 3pm – 4:15pm
25th January 3pm – 4:15pm
8th February 3pm – 4:15pm
If any of the above aren’t convenient for you, please contact the office on 023 8001 9845.

**PERFORMANCE TONIGHT CANCELLED DUE TO LAYING WATER**

December 19th, 2013

Please share with everyone. Unfortunately due to the rotten weather we just don’t feel it’s safe for our performers (or comfortable for their families!!) for the performance to go ahead this evening.

Christmas Performances!

December 11th, 2013

**IMPORTANT INFO!**

We now have all the information about both our remaining Christmas performances! Yay!!!! Miss A is doing her happy dance!!

Performance times for this Saturday 14th December!

Singers, level 2 kids street and levels 1 & 2 teen/adult street dancers performing at 5:15pm & 6:05pm in Fawley Square.

Please meet at The Square at 4:45pm.

 

Performance times for Thursday 19th December!

Singers, level 2 kids street and levels 1 & 2 teen/adult street dancers performing at 7:00pm in front of Waitrose.

Please meet at Dancewise at 6:30pm.

 

Bring all your friends and family to support you and see the great stuff we have lined up! If you’re not performing but want to help the fam, we’d love some helpers giving out leaflets! Come along and watch! See you then! Happy Christmas fam! Alison

Christmas Performance Info

November 27th, 2013

Performance times for this Saturday 30th November!
Singers and level 2 teen/adult street dancers performing at 1pm and 3pm in Hythe near the Library.
Please meet at Dancewise at 12:30pm.
Bring all your friends and family to support you and see the great stuff we have lined up! If you’re not performing but want to help the fam, we’d love some helpers giving out leaflets!
See you then!

Drama classes – book your free trial now!

September 7th, 2013
Would your child benefit from building confidence, having fun, developing social skills, having their imagination encouraged and would they love to learn through play? Call 023 8001 9845 to book a FREE TRIAL for one of our drama classes – all ages catered for 6 years and up.

Show DVDs!!

August 29th, 2013

They’re here! And it’s Open House so come on down and see us. If you have ordered and paid yours is ready to collect; if you have ordered but not yet paid just come into the office and make payment, and take your dvd with you. If you haven’t ordered yet, come and place an order and we’ll process the order as soon as we can.

NHS endorses Pilates as a great choice for keeping your body healthy!

July 25th, 2013

Check out this interesting article from the NHS on why Pilates is such a good choice – http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/pilates.aspx

Fancy trying a class for yourself?

Thursday 6:30pm course – FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 7:30pm course – only 8 spaces left.

Call 023 8001 9845 to book or book online.

Check out this interesting article on why non-gym workouts can be a great option!

STOP PRESS – SWAN LAKE UPDATE – BROADWAY BOUND INTENSIVE!

July 23rd, 2013

We’ve had some very exciting news from Christie Bell at Professional Dance Experience who are running the Swan Lake workshop at our Broadway Bound Intensive! She’s let us know that parents are invited to come in for the last 10 minutes of the class (3:50pm on 6th August) to see the students perform the extracts they’ve learnt and also to hear an exciting and informative talk from Christie!

What if I haven’t booked? Is it too late?

No! Our amazing Broadway Bound Performing Arts Intensive starts 2 weeks today!! But if you ACT NOW, you still have time to book your place! 023 8001 9845

http://www.dancewisestudios.com/days-of-dance

SECOND SUMMER PILATES COURSE – SELLING FAST

July 23rd, 2013

If you’d like to do Pilates at Dancewise this summer PLEASE call today as bookings are going fast for our second course too.  We’d hate for you to miss out on the opportunity to:

have more confidence in your body shape
have improved your muscle tone all over by targeting a specific area of the body each week
have increased your flexibility
have built strength
had precious time for you to help you renew and refresh leaving you more able to deal with life’s little dramas.

The course is £31 but if your refer a friend who’s new to Dancewise and they enrol and pay by 25th July, you also receive a £10 credit towards September Pilates tuition! Who can say fairer than that?

As with all Dancewise programmes there is a 100% money back guarantee if you’re not completely delighted with your Dancewise class. Simply advise us by the end of your second class and we will refund you in full, no questions asked. In 9 years of running summer programmes, we have never had to do this – a record which speaks for itself.

Call the office now on 023 8001 9845 to book or you can book online www.dancewisestudios.com/classes. But hurry, spaces are strictly limited to maintain quality instruction.

Don’t miss out – make time for you today!

Second PIlates Summer Course onsale NOW!

July 22nd, 2013

Our original summer pilates course is SOLD OUT – but call 023 8001 9845 today (22nd July) to book for the second course – same dates, 7:30 – 8:30pm , leave your details and we’ll even honour the FREE Pilates mat offer!  Alternatively you can book on the classes page!   www.dancewisestudios.com/classes

Summer Pilates Course

July 19th, 2013

SUMMER PILATES COURSE NOW FULLY BOOKED – Please contact us on 023 8001 9845 if you’d like to go on to the waiting list.

Summer Pilates Course – taking bookings NOW!
25th July, 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd August 6:30 – 7:30pm

By the end of the course you will:
have more confidence in your body shape
have improved your muscle tone all over by targeting a specific area of the body each week
have increased your flexibility
have built strength
had precious time for you to help you renew and refresh leaving you more able to deal with life’s little dramas.

The course is £31 but if you book and pay by Monday 22nd July, you get your own Pilates mat FREE!! And if your refer a friend who’s new to Dancewise and they enrol and pay by 25th July, you also receive a £10 credit towards September Pilates tuition! Who can say fairer than that?

As with all Dancewise programmes there is a 100% money back guarantee if you’re not completely delighted with your Dancewise class. Simply advise us by the end of your second class and we will refund you in full, no questions asked. In 9 years of running summer programmes, we have never had to do this – a record which speaks for itself.

Call the office now on 023 8001 9845 to book or you can book online www.dancewisestudios.com/classes. But hurry, spaces are strictly limited to maintain quality instruction.

Don’t miss out – make time for you today!

Safe dance practice – dance safe this summer

July 18th, 2013

Everyone at Dancewise loves the summer – you can get out and enjoy the fresh air, enjoy an ice cream and of course the sunshine puts everyone in a great mood!

Why is dance in the summer so great?

Well, anyone who’s at school, college or uni has more time to devote to their love of dance!  What a great time to enrol on a dance intensive or pilates course to ensure you keep your edge come September.  (For details of our great summer programmes click here)

You can dance outside!  Many people don’t have enough space to practice stuff at home but when the sun comes out, so do the dancers!  Especially the b-boys and b-girls amongst us!  Having said that you should ALWAYS use sun block.

Your muscles are going to be more pliable and there’s the potential to really improve your flexibility.

What are the negatives?

Suffering from skin damage – make sure that sunscreen is ON and reapplied regularly especially if you’re building up a sweat.  Nice!

The possibility of heat stroke – it’s so important to stay hydrated by sipping your water every 15 mins even if your not thirsty.  (Did you know – when you feel thirsty it’s too late?  That’s your body telling you you’re already dehydrated!)

Don’t confuse feeling warm with being warm – you must still do a thorough warm up even if you feel like you’re already warm.  Check out our blog over the next few weeks for some great tips on warming up!

Check out these tips for dancing in the heat!

Wet a bandana or scarf & put it in the freezer for a few hours, tie it around your neck & enjoy your dancing with cold refreshing water running and splashing down you as it melts!  NB This is a great tip if you’re dancing outside but do be very careful if you’re dancing on any kind of surface that could become slippery when wet.

Try and take your break somewhere cool to allow your body time to recover

Run your wrists under cold water – amazingly cooling!

Stay safe and enjoy your summer of dance!

 

 

 

 

Summer Programme

July 17th, 2013

The 2013 Summer Programme at Dancewise Studios is here!  Whether you’re 3 or 300 we have an amazing summer schedule that you NEED to be part of!

For the little ones – check out our Fairy Tale Dance Camps – your child will have fun, be safe, happy and engaged (and you’ll have time for yourself!)

For 7 years up to Adults – check out our Broadway Bound or Street Dance Intensives – some of the best dance education the UK has to offer, right here on the South Coast!

Teens/adults – check out our Pilates Summer Course, Zumba classes and Bokwa – coming soon!

For everyone – check out our Open Houses – freebies, exclusive special offers, limited edition goodie bags, meet the staff and look round the studios!

Book any/all of these events online here or call the studio 023 8001 9845 – but hurry, places are strictly limited and going fast!

For all the info on our Fairy Tale Dance Camps, Broadway Bound Intensive and Street Dance Intensive, check this out! Fairy Tale Dance & Summer Intensive Flyer

All Dancewise events come with a 100% money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!  If by the end of the 2nd hour, you’re not completely delighted with your Dancewise experience, just let us know and we’ll refund your money, no questions asked – we’ve never had to do this with any of our Summer programmes since we opened in 2005 which speaks for itself.  These events are just awesome but don’t just take my word for it, have a look at this from the Mum of one of our happy dancers!

“She has spent the last 2 weeks dancing and singing round our living room always welcoming the audience (her brother and I) and always curtseying at the end – she would never have done this even a few months ago and I would like to thank you for this as her confidence has grown so much in everything she does and I am sure it is because of the support and encouragement she receives from everyone at Dancewise.”

So what are you waiting for?  Call 023 8001 9845 or book online here.  Do it NOW – don’t miss out!

PIlates testimonial

June 13th, 2013

I’ve just been to my first ever Pilates class with Sofie at Dancewise, Hythe and I had to post about how good it was! It was very calming and relaxing after a busy day but I could also feel it really working. My abdominals, arms and thighs all feel strengthened and my spine feels long, relaxed and elastic. The teacher is really really lovely as are the other people in the class – I felt very welcome straight away. I think this class would suit almost everyone but would be especially good if you have back problems that would benefit from the muscles being strengthened and realigned and it would also be fantastic for anyone who does ballet – so so good for the posture and correct weight placement. PIlates classes are Wednesday 10:30am and Thursday 6:30pm – please try it, I wish I’d started years ago! Thank you Sofie.

Venus Awards 2013

April 19th, 2013
Well here we are through to the next round of Employer of the Year!
 Venus Face the Camera

Class cancellation

February 4th, 2013
NO BALLET CLASSES, SHIRLEY BRANCH THIS EVENING – Miss Katherine/Kat is poorly – we will make these classes up on 18th February at the normal times.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.  Hythe branch Irish & Zumba classes all on as normal!

Grand Launch POSTPONED

January 18th, 2013

After much deliberation we’ve decided to postpone the launch until NEXT SATURDAY 26th JANUARY, 10am – 4pm.  Enjoy the snow, stay safe and warm and we’ll see you next weekend at the GRAND LAUNCH!

DANCEWISE LIVE ON AIR TONIGHT!

January 18th, 2013
So….snow might have stopped play at Dancewise Studios HQ but the nerve centre is still working hard (all be it with a hot chocolate wearing a onesie….!)  Check out Radio Solent tonight around 7:30pm as we’ll hopefully be live on air telling the South how the snow has affected the launch!  Check it out 96.1 and 103.8 fm!

STUDIOS CLOSED – SNOW!!

January 18th, 2013

DANCEWISE STUDIOS CLOSED TODAY (FRIDAY 18TH JANUARY) AND TOMORROW (SATURDAY 19TH JANUARY).  STAY SAFE AND WARM!

COUNTDOWN 2 Days til Launch

January 17th, 2013
Ninth teaser! Another biggie for you – get yourself down to Hythe on Saturday if you want the chance to BE ON THE RADIO!!  BBC Radio Solent are hoping to do a LIVE broadcast from Dancewise’s Launch and we’ll be teaching the guys to dance on air!  Like if you don’t want to miss out on the chance to be a celebrity for the day!!

COUNTDOWN 3 Days til Launch

January 16th, 2013

Eighth teaser! Just because we love you, todays countdown teaser is a DOUBLE!! Come to the Grand Launch on 19th to hear an awesome local band who’ll be kicking off the day in true Dancewise style! And your bonus teaser…are you interested in working at Dancewise? We’ll have a recruitment stand and we’ll be wanting to chat to anyone from cleaners to conference managers, Saturday girls and shoe fitters, Bokwa instructors to Burlesque teachers – if you have the positive, energetic Dancewise mindset, we’ll want to speak to you! Like us up peeps!

COUNTDOWN 4 Days til Launch

January 15th, 2013
Seventh teaser! Sooo you know these awesome Limited Edition goody bags we’ll be giving away…..1 in 20 has a Golden Ticket for an EXCLUSIVE FREE private lesson in a dance style of your choice!

COUNTDOWN 5 Days til Launch

January 14th, 2013
Sixth teaser! You’ll love this one! Here’s the timetable of FREE classes that will be going on at the Launch this Saturday! ANYONE can come to ANY class and yes they really are COMPLETELY FREE! Pre-booking is advised to make sure you get to try the free class you really want to do! What if we get a mixture of ages or levels? No problem – the full force of the Dancewise teaching faculty will be there to spilt classes to make sure everyone has a wicked time in the best class for you!   10:30 – 11:00 Body Conditioning with Diane 11:00 – 11:20 Street with Alison/Thom   11:30 – 11:50 Irish with Alison   12:00 – 12:30 Pilates with Sofie …  12:30 – 1:00 Drama with Helen   1:15 – 1:45 Contemporary with Sofie/Kat   2:00 – 2:30 Ballet with Sarah B/Kat   3:00 – 3:30 Tap with Sarah B   3:30 – 4:00 Modern with Sarah B/Sofie   Like if your excited for YOUR free class! Comment below to book your place!

COUNTDOWN 6 Days til Launch

January 13th, 2013

Fifth teaser!  Be there at 10am on 19th to meet our special Guest of Honour and see her cut the ribbon!

COUNTDOWN 7 Days til Grand Launch

January 12th, 2013
Fourth teaser and it’s a biggie!!….come along to the Grand Launch on the 19th if you want to know what the 2013 SHOW THEME IS! Like if your weekend wouldn’t be the same unless you get to be the first to know what the show theme is and what dances your class is doing!

COUNTDOWN 8 Days til Launch

January 11th, 2013
Third teaser….come along to the Grand Launch on the 19th if you want to get your hands on a Dancewise Goody Bag containing ONE-OFF, EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION merchandise! Like if you’ll be there early to make sure you’ll be in the first 200 people through the door who’ll get one of these goody bags!

COUNTDOWN 9 Days til Launch

January 10th, 2013
Second teaser….come along to the Grand Launch on the 19th if you want to be one of the very first people to see our brand new clothing line!  Like if you want to be one of the first people to get your hands on this exclusive merchandise!

COUNTDOWN! 10 Days til the Grand Launch!

January 9th, 2013

First teaser for you…come along to the Grand Launch on the 19th if you’d like to chomp on a Dancewise Cupcake!  Like if you think eating cake in our cool chillout lobby is the perfect combo!

Monday Night Zumba in Hythe!

January 7th, 2013

A big happy new year to everyone! So….did you over-indulge over Christmas? Is your New Years Resolution to get fit or try something new? Then get yourself along to Zumba at Dancewise! TONIGHT at our studios in Hythe (near the library) 8:00 – 9:00pm.   Drop in class – everyone welcome! Why not try it tonight?  £4 with a class card, £5 without.  All classes at Dancewise come with a 100% money back guarantee so what have you got to lose? Come and join the Dancewise fam!
NB NO 6PM ZUMBA CLASS AS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED

Check out Dancewise’s exciting 2013 Timetables!

December 30th, 2012

2013 is the perfect time to get into classes at Dancewise!  Check out our range of exciting timetables below, decide which classes you want to try, then email admin@dancewisestudios.com to book – Simple!  Do you need advice on what would be the best class for you?  Email principal@dancewisestudios.com and we’ll be really pleased to give you our expert advice so your classes at Dancewise are perfect for you.

Timetable January 2013 Hythe Branch

Timetable January 2013 Shirley Branch

Timetable 2013 All Fitness Classes

 

 

 

NO ZUMBA TONIGHT!

December 10th, 2012

We’re terribly sorry but due to circumstances beyond our control we’ve had to cancel Zumba this evening. Tomorrows class is still on. Thursdays class will be on as normal as things stand. We’ll do our very best to keep you up to date as things develop. All other Dancewise classes on as normal.

Sorry again for any inconvenience.

Love and shimmys

Alison & Sarah x

No 10am Zumba 10th & 17th Dec

December 9th, 2012

Just a reminder no 10am Zumba in Shirley tomorrow or 17th December.  This class will not cintunue in 2013.  All other Zumba classes on as normal w/c 10th and 17th Dec : )

Birthday Parties at Dancewise!

December 8th, 2012

Tomorrow is another fun packed day at Dancewise Hythe – we’re really looking forward to running a street dance birthday party for a group of 8 – 11 year olds!  Got very excited organising the party bags today : ) One of my favourite parts of my role here at Dancewise!  Do you know anyone who’d like a dance party for their birthday?  Or do you know any parents who want to just enjoy their childs birthday without any of the headaches?  Let Dancewise take care of it all for you!  Email principal@dancewisestudios.com for more info or pop in and see us at Unit 1, Pylewell Precinct, Hythe (near the library, opposite Forest Spice – yum!!)

Fridays Classes – Hythe Branch:

December 7th, 2012

4:15 – 5:30pm Jazz 11 – 16 years
5:30 – 6:30pm Ballet 11 – 16 years

All classes come with 100% money back guarantee if you don’t love it – come along to our new studios in Hythe and experience a class at Dancewise! Friendly staff, expert tuition and now great facilities!! What’s stopping you?!

Check out the map http://goo.gl/maps/8VsED

 

Term Dates and Make up classes

November 22nd, 2012

Here’s a link to our 2012/2013 term dates, including any make up classes (to compensate for any classes missed due to bank holidays/any other cancellations)

2012_11_22 Dancewise Term Dates 2012_2013

Feel free to print off and stick on your fridge!

2013 Class Fees

November 21st, 2012

Fees as of 1st January 2013

Month of 30 minute classes – £16.99

Month of 45 minute classes – £18.99

Month of 60 minute classes – £20.50

We’re proud to say that we’ve managed to keep our fees constant for the whole of 2012 and while this is a slight increase for 2013 it comes along with the development of our fabulous new studios so we do hope you still consider classes at Dancewise to be fantastic value for money.

EXCITING UPDATE ON DRAMA PROGRAMME WITH FUN AND EXPERT TEACHER HELEN!!

November 21st, 2012

For all those of you who expressed an interest in Dancewise’s awesome new Drama programme, here’s a great little update!

We’ll soon be welcoming the lovely Helen McGee to our teaching faculty.  Helen is a very experienced drama teacher having run the drama department at a local secondary school as well as having experience of the LAMDA drama exam syllabus, a great singing voice, and did we mention she can dance too?!  Helen is a fantastic teacher who I know the students will all fall in love with so why not be one of the first to try out her classes!

Helen will be running some Christmas-themed Drama workshops on 8th and 15th December 12:15 – 1pm, in our purpose built studios.  Helen has loads of great ideas up her sleeve so make sure you get your name down for these.  Great fun, get into the Christmas mood, learn loads, develop self-confidence and have an awesome time!

£10 for both workshops and as always our 100% money back guarantee if you don’t love it!  Email admin@dancewisestudios.com to book your place – don’t miss out!

Check out the photos of the refurb!

November 16th, 2012

Hey everyone, we’re all super excited about the refurb of our new studio complex, we hope you are too!  Check out the photos on our facebook page and while you’re there, like us up and tell your friends! www.facebook.com/Dancewise

Dance in West Quay TOMORROW!

October 31st, 2012
Firstly thank you again to everyone who already has their name down to dance at Rose Roads Community day tomorrow! And if you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late!  Come along tomorrow – the more the merrier!  We will be on lower shopping in the event space between the lifts and Marks and Spencer’s.   Alison is aiming to be there from 10:15am so find her and we’ll go from there.  Dancers should be there 30 minutes before their class is due to start.  Feel free to take part in both classes if you’re able to!  Our programme is: 11.00am – 11.15am – Street Dance Class – all ages, all abilities, turn up in stuff you can move in easily (preferably including a Dancewise hoodie or t shirt if you have one), have fun and let’s show the people of Southampton how much fun street dance at Dancewise is!  NB You don’t need to have done any street dance before to take part in this!  Older students feel free to try and encourage people watching to join in! 11.45am – 12.00pm – Irish Dance Class – all ages, all abilities, turn up in Irish Uniform if you have it or stuff you can move in easily if you don’t (preferably including a Dancewise hoodie or t shirt if you have one), have fun and let’s show the people of Southampton how much fun Irish can be when you do it the Dancewise way!  NB You don’t need to have done any Irish dance before to take part in this!  Older students feel free to try and encourage people watching to join in! Hair for both classes should be neat and off the face but no set style. The idea is to help The Rose Road Association raise their £5,000 target as well as promoting classes at Dancewise and most importantly having FUN!  If you want to be involved but aren’t sure about dancing, we’ll need help giving out flyers as well as encouraging the public to join in!   Be part of it!  See you tomorrow!

Half Term Classes

October 29th, 2012

Just because it’s half term you don’t have to miss out on all the fun at Dancewise!  Come along to Zumba at Holbury tonight at 8pm, Zumba at Shirley Tuesday night 6pm and Zumba at Holbury 8:30pm on Thursday night   All with a new slightly Spooky routine to get us all in the Halloween mood!! Fancy dress welcome – Zombie Zumba Class!!!!???  All ages 12 years to 112 years welcome, male and female – come along have fun, get fit, get Halloweeny!!

Ditch the rain, join the Zumba party!

October 9th, 2012
So it might be raining outside but Alison will be bringing the sunshine to Zumba tonight 6pm Exile Gymm Shirley – you’ll feel fab for it : )  Everyone welcome!

Street Dance for Teens & Adults, Shirley, Southampton

October 5th, 2012

Do you want to learn authentic street dance?  Are you the kind of person who wants to learn the real deal?  Do you want to spend time with like-minded people?  Do you like to have fun and listen to great music?  Do you want to improve your fitness and body shape?  Then get yourself to our fantastic teen/adult street classes!  New Forest branch (Holbury) – Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:15pm, City branch (Shirley) Thursdays 6:15 – 7:00pm.  Only £16.99 per month with a money back guarantee if you don’t love it!  What have you got to lose?  Get yourself there next week – everyone welcome!  : )

Teen Adult Street TONIGHT!

October 4th, 2012
Get yourself to teen/adult street dance 6:15 – 7:00pm, Dancewise Shirley (Exile Gym above Sainsburys) We’ll be busting out some locking moves to some awesome tunes. You don’t want to miss it!!

Saturday Zumba!

October 4th, 2012
Just to let you know that we are sorry but after much consideration and deliberation we have decided that the Saturday Zumba class is just not viable at present. Monday and Thursday Zumba in Holbury and Monday and Tuesday Zumba in Shirley will continue as normal and we do hope to bring back Saturday Zumba at some point in the future. Sorry again for any inconvenience caused but come along for a shimmy tonight at 8:30pm in Holbury if you’re free!

DRAMA classes also coming soon!

September 25th, 2012

Dancewise has found a fabulous fully qualified drama teacher to come in and inspire you! Classes for all ages – contact us for more info!  principal@dancewisestudios.com

PILATES! Exciting new class coming SOON to Dancewise!

September 25th, 2012
Pilates is a form of exercise that everyone can enjoy and benefit from. It is a kind and gentle way to achieve fantastic results strengthening your core muscles without breaking out in a sweat. It improves your physical and mental condition whilst giving you more strength and flexibility. Pilates is known to relieve stress and increase your energy and stamina levels giving you more control of over your own body, therefore your life!!! Email principal@dancewisestudios.com for class info!

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Authentic Street Dance Southampton

September 15th, 2012

So you want to learn Street Dance?  Do you want the real deal?  Then you need to make sure you’re learning somewhere which is teaching authentic street dance moves!   There’s nothing wrong with a class that teaches you a routine made up of the teachers own cool moves each week – we love dance and any class that inspires you and gets you moving is all cool with us!  But if a teacher is just teaching you choreography, what are you learning for the long haul?  If you’re serious about street dance, look for a class teaching foundations of the 5 main street dance styles – locking, breaking/b-boying (‘break dancing’), hip-hop, popping and house.  Street Dance is just as technical and has as much heritage as any other dance style – make sure you’re being taught it!  At Dancewise Studios, we are proud to have 1 of only 50 qualified street dance teachers in the UK who are trained in the real deal of authentic Street Dance.  Our teacher was taught by the original pioneers of Street Dance in the US!  If you love the class you go to, wicked!  If you want more – experience a Street Dance class at Dancewise and find out why authentic is where it’s at.  Come along and be part of the Dancewise fam!

Saturday Classes:

September 15th, 2012
9:25 – 9:55am GLEE CLUB! Come sing, dance, act and most importantly have loads of FUN!
10:00 – 10:30am Introduction to Ballet – if your budding prince or princess wants to learn the basics of classical dance in a creative, imaginative environment, this is the class for them!
10:30 – 11:00am Introduction to Modern and Tap Combo – the best way to learn the foundation steps of mode…

rn and tap in a class packed full of energy, excitement and fun!
11:00 – 11:30 Primary/Grade 1 Ballet – a class for those who are ready for a ‘proper’ ballet class – following a classical class structure but maintaining the fun and creativity of the Intro to Ballet class.
Then exam classes for our upcoming exam session – let’s do this people : )
No Zumba today peeps as Sarah is sunning herself on a well earned holiday x

Tuesdays Classes!

September 11th, 2012
Tuesdays classes:

Holbury:
4:00 – 4:30pm Ballet 4 – 6 years
4:30 – 5:00 Tap 8 – 12 years
5:00 – 5:45 Ballet 12 – 16 years
5:45 – 6:45 Modern 12 – 16 years
6:45 – 7:45 Ballet for Teen Improvers
7:45 – 8:30 Pointe Class
8:30 – 9:15 Adult Tap

Shirley:
6:00 – 7:00pm ZUMBA!!

Come along and be part of it!

Tuesday’s Classes!

September 4th, 2012
Tuesdays classes:

Holbury:
4:00 – 4:30pm Ballet 4 – 6 years
4:30 – 5:00 Tap 8 – 12 years
5:00 – 5:45 Ballet 12 – 16 years
5:45 – 6:45 Modern 12 – 16 years
6:45 – 7:45 Ballet for Teen Improvers
7:45 – 8:30 Pointe Class
8:30 – 9:15 Adult Tap

Shirley:
6:00 – 7:00pm ZUMBA!!

Come along and be part of it!

Classes restart today!

September 3rd, 2012

Welcome to another new year at Dancewise Studios!  We’re back to most classes this week (with the exception of the new tap, irish, ballet and street classes in Shirley) and we can’t wait to welcome you all to what could be the most exciting year yet to be part of the Dancewise family!
Welcome back!

FREE CLASSES THIS SUNDAY!

August 22nd, 2012

What do you do on a Sunday afternoon? Why not come to some FREE classes with Dancewise! We’ll be holding a FREE Street Dance class and a FREE Zumba class at a Charity event this Sunday (26th August). The atmopshere will be amazing, the crowds will be buzzing and you WILL want to be part of this! Come along, enjoy a FREE class (or two!) and be part of the fun this Sunday! We expect these classes to be VERY popular and we wanted to make sure that Dancewiser’s have first pickings so please book by email principal@dancewisestudios.com if you want to reserve your place in one or both classes. Don’t miss out – book now – BE PART OF IT!

Check out our Summer Schedule!

August 15th, 2012
Monday – Shirley Branch (Exile Gym above Sainsburys)
 9:25 – 9:55am – Baby Dance With Me
Creative, fun, imaginative class that will enchant young dancers and mum, dad or whoever they bring with them!  Little ones get to see what dance is really all about in this energetic, action packed and nurturing class.
10:00 – 11:00am – Zumba
Our Zumba lovelies describe this as ‘The best Zumba class I’ve ever been to’ and ‘ultimate sweat Zumba’!  Have a blast, get fit and have an hour of ‘you’ time burning 600 calories per hour*!  Ditch the workout and join the party!
£5 per class or get a great value class card of 10 classes for £40!
6:00 – 6:30pm – Teen/adult Ballet Taster
Taster length class for beginners or improvers to experience ballet at Dancewise!  This is a proper ballet class taught in a very accesible & supportive atmosphere.  You’ll learn good technique in a refreshing way, so you’ll feel like you’re really dancing from day one whether you’re new to ballet or returning to it.  Tone up, learn/develop ballet as a skill and enjoy the social side of a ballet class designed with you in mind.
6:30 – 7:00pm – Teen/adult IrishTaster
Step into the exciting world of Irish Dance in this class aimed at teens and adults – all abilities catered for.  Learn soft and hard shoe Riverdance steps from an engaging and experienced teacher.
 
Monday – Forest Branch (St Andrews Centre, Dibden Purlieu)
8:00 – 9:00pm – Zumba – BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Our Zumba lovelies describe this as ‘The best Zumba class I’ve ever been to’ and ‘ultimate sweat Zumba’!  Have a blast, get fit and have an hour of ‘you’ time burning 600 calories per hour*!  Ditch the workout and join the party!
£5 per class or get a great value class card of 10 classes for £40!
 
Tuesday – Shirley Branch (Exile Gym above Sainsburys)
6:00 – 7:00pm – Zumba
Our Zumba lovelies describe this as ‘The best Zumba class I’ve ever been to’ and ‘ultimate sweat Zumba’!  Have a blast, get fit and have an hour of ‘you’ time burning 600 calories per hour*!  Ditch the workout and join the party!
£5 per class or get a great value class card of 10 classes for £40!
 
Thursday – Shirley Branch (Exile Gym above Sainsburys)
6:00 – 6:30pm Teen/Adult Tap taster
Learn fancy footwork to cool tunes and enjoy Alison’s energetic approach in this taster length class – all abilities catered for.
6:30 – 7:00pm Teen/adult Street taster
Learn locking, breakin (break dancing) and hip hop moves to make you feel and look awesome! Catering for all abilities.  Authentic street dance the way it should be!
 
Thursday – Forest Branch (St Andrews Centre, Dibden Purlieu)
8:30 – 9:30pm – Zumba – BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Our Zumba lovelies describe this as ‘The best Zumba class I’ve ever been to’ and ‘ultimate sweat Zumba’!  Have a blast, get fit and have an hour of ‘you’ time burning 600 calories per hour*!  Ditch the workout and join the party!
£5 per class or get a great value class card of 10 classes for £40!
 
Saturday – Forest Branch (St Andrews Centre, Dibden Purlieu)
10:00 – 11:00am – Zumba – BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Our Zumba lovelies describe this as ‘The best Zumba class I’ve ever been to’ and ‘ultimate sweat Zumba’!  Have a blast, get fit and have an hour of ‘you’ time burning 600 calories per hour*!  Ditch the workout and join the party!
£5 per class or get a great value class card of 10 classes for £40!

Wednesday 4 July 2012, Work Experience

August 15th, 2012

Work Experience, Wednesday week 2!

The first job when I got to the officwas writing up my blog.   Then I helped Jan do the accounts for the money Dancewise took the night before.

After that I added a new family to the database and sent them a welcome email, then we did some invoicing.

Then I had lunch, and then we emailed the parents of the children who are dancing in Marchwood Fete on Saturday.  Next I helped Jan mark off the costumes which had been returned.

After finishing with the costumes, I cut to size some timetables and dates for events coming up for Dancewise.   Then we set everything up and sat in on Alison teaching –  the classes included Street and Tap.

Thursday 5th July, Day 9 Work Experience

August 15th, 2012

Week 2, Thursday

When i arrived to the office i did my blog,when finishing my blog i helped Jan do all the accounts, when we finished  the accounts Jan and I checked Dancewise emails. After that Jan and I went on the database to sort out payments.  Then we printed off all the last year income sheets which Alison needed for a meeting.

Then we went to the studios and I helped Alison with her modern class.

NEW ZUMBA CLASS STARTS TONIGHT!!

August 7th, 2012

6 – 7pm Exile Gym, Shirley (above Sainsbury’s) everyone welcome! We’re so excited to see you all – it’s going to be an awesome shimmytastic party!

Performance Team Sat and Sun 21st and 22nd July

July 18th, 2012

Really sorry to let you know that once again rain is likely to stop play.  Neither of the events we were due to perform at this weekend will be going ahead so the next date we have for those of you who love to get an extra chance to perform, we’re now looking at November 1st in West Quay so if you’re interested and available please let us know.

Wedding of the Year – Please vote!!

July 6th, 2012
Hi folks
Thom and I were honoured to be nominated for Wedding of Year as photographed by Glen Jevon Photography & Video.
We did it on such a tight budget, and had more than our fair share of difficulties in the planning so we’re absolutely knocked out to even be nominated!
We know you have loads of demands on your time but if you can, we’d love it if you could vote for us!
 Thank you so much!
Thom and Ali xxx