Archive for August, 2011

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Friday, August 26th, 2011

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Funeral Arrangements

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Julia and Mike, Sam’s parents have been in touch and have passed on the following details about Sam’s funeral. Everyone is welcome at the Church, and at the burial, and afterwards at Lymington Community Centre – please feel free to come to any part or all of the arrangements.
Sam’s funeral will be at the little Catholic Church at the bottom of Lymington Hill at 1.30 pm this coming Friday, 26th August. Sam’s burial will follow at Highfield Cemetery which is near/in Pennington and afterwards there is to be a gathering at Lymington Community Centre which is up from the Library and along the road from the St Barbe Museum. Julia and Mike anticipate being there from about 3.30 pm but if anyone prefers not to go Sam’s Burial, they are most welcome to go straight to the Centre.
Sam’s favourite colour was blue so if you would like to send flowers could you bear that in mind and also Julia asked if you can wear something blue, ie a tie, top or similar. Alternatively, donations can be made to Oakhaven or The Brains Trust. Flowers and donations should go to G House Undertakers at 8 St Thomas Street, Lymington.
Julia and Mike are also remembering Sam’s love of her rabbit – and there will be cuddly rabbits for any child who would like one. If you attend but your child is not with you, then Julia and Mike would love it if you took a baby bunny home for your offspring.

Parking facilities: any of the town’s car parks but probably most convenient for the Church is the one at the back of Tesco’s. This is also just a minute’s walk to the Community Centre.


Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Dancewise Studios is excited to announce a new teaching vacancy from September – CVs welcomed from dance teachers of any dance style. If you’re great at what you teach, we look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to an exciting project with Dancewise!


Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Really sorry but Zumba isn’t on again until 12th September at 8:30pm. Had a car accident, I’m fine but taking a little break before coming back to Dancewise with bells on in Sep! See you then! x


Thursday, August 18th, 2011

NO ZUMBA TONIGHT! So sorry ladies, I’m sick so no shimmying at Dancewise tonight : ( See you on Saturday! x

Sam Cashen

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

I am deeply sorry to have to let you know that one of our students Sam Cashen passed away peacefully on Monday following her battle with cancer. Sam’s family have asked me to let you all know and to pass on fuller details of the funeral arrangements when we have them so that as many people as possible can attend.

Sam was a delightful girl and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her and I’m sure many of us will want to attend her funeral on Friday 26th August in Lymington Church.

We all pass our love and best wishes to her family at this sad time but we are also determined that something positive can come out of this terrible situation. The Dancewise team will be Walking the Testway in October to raise money for Oakhaven Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of both Sam and Lorraine. If you feel you’d like to join the Dancewise team for this event, or to sponsor us please let me know. It is also likely that Dancewise will be involved in a fundraising concert in Sam’s memory. We will keep you updated with details as I’m sure lots of the students will want to be involved.

Days of Dance – Day 2!

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

‎2nd day of Days of Dance just as much fun as the first : ) Everything from Greek to Princesses for the Juniors! Then the Inters and Seniors got really inspired with Miss Sarah creating awesome collages of the kind of dancer they want to be as well as doing We Will Rock You extracts with Mr T!
The Dancewise team worked really hard to make sure our Adults didn’t feel left out! Ballet and tap with Sarah, Irish and Zumba with Alison and breakdancing with Charlie Wheeler. Wow what a night! Check back soon for the photos! And I’ll try and scan in some of the amazing collages!

Days of Dance – First Day

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Wow what a great first of day of Days of Dance 2011 at Dancewise Studios, Holbury! Brilliant atmosphere in all the sessions and we all learnt A LOT! Break dance, street, Zumba, Contemporary, Tap, Irish, Ballet and much much more! Thanks to Jan & Thom for their hard work & we’re all break dance pros now (sort of!) thanks to SYTYCD’s Charlie Wheeler. Keep checking back to see some great photos! We’d love to here your comments about your fave DOD classes so post post post!
Adults session tomorrow 6pm-9pm will include Zumba (& breaking with SYTYCD’s Charlie Wheeler!) so no ‘normal’ Zumba class tomorrow.

What a great bunch!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Dancewise, Holbury invited a group from Eastleigh Young Carers to it’s studios in the New Forest, near Southampton to enjoy a great Street Dance workshop. 2 routines, games, freestlying and lots of laughter! Great to see you all – see you next week : )

Awesome Zumba class too – 2 more new routines, woop – well done girls and guys!

And it’s now all systems go with the last few details for Days of Dance 3rd – 5th August, book online if you don’t want to miss out!

Busy fun times at Dancewise, Holbury!

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Most dance studios wind down over the holidays – not Dancewise Holbury! We have new routines at Zumba tonight – see you there 8:30pm! And it’s the first day of an exciting Street Dance Project with Eastliegh Young Carers. Plus putting the finishing touches to class plans for our popular annual Days of Dance event where you can try everything from Irish to Ballet and Singing to Hip hop! And congratulations to two of our wonderful First Dance couples – Mandy and Stewart who got married at the weekend and Laura and Ed who’s wonderful routine is online Watch First Dance here!