Upcoming Events

Upcoming Dinner and Dance

Fancy shaking on down at one of these events?

There’s no fun in learning how to Swing dance unless you’re given a chance to show off!

Part of the joy in learning how to dance is taking your moves out of the classroom and into the public arena, although this can often be a real challenge for nervous or shy dancers taking part in a competition is a key part of dancing culture and can serve to improve your skills and boost your confidence.

They might sound intimidating on the outside, but the truth is that these events are organised by people who are passionate about dance, despite what certain movies might suggest, the world of competitive dancing is a friendly one made up of thousands of individuals who have a shared passion for dance: in short, you’ll always find a warm welcome at a dance competition.

Regardless of the level that you dance at a competition is a great way to focus your dancing efforts and get a gauge at how your dancing compares to others. However, before you sign up for a dance competition, it’s imperative that you understand the various grades that each round is split up into. Although these classifications might change from competition to competition, they’re worth checking out before you sign up. The classes are as follows: Social, Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Pre-Championship and Open. In large dance competitions, these grades will be split up into age groups but in smaller ones you’re likely to be competing with a larger range of ages.

You can ask your dance instructor to suggest the appropriate level to compete at, if you’re still unsure then you should attend an event for yourself so that you can see what the standards are like. Casual events, such as Dinner & Dances are great events to get started at. These events are very social and relaxed, so you’ll be more than welcome to simply come along and just spectate. But if you do get the itch to join in the action, you can always jump up and do so!

These Dinner and Dance events are run by the Dance Promoters’ Association – head to their site for details:

DPA Bournemouth Summer Festival Dinner & Dance 2019

When? 28/07/2019
Where? Bournemouth International Centre
Exeter Road
Bournemouth
BH2 5BH

North of England Ball 2019

When? 29/09/2019
Where? Longfield Suite
Prestwich
Manchester
M25 1AY

ABD Dinner, Dance & Cabaret

When? 29/09/2019
Where? Walsall Football Club
Bescot Stadium
Bescot Cresent
Walsall
WS1 4SA

Stoke-on-Trent Dinner & Dance Festival

When? 27/10/2019
Where? Kings Hall
Kingsway
off Glebe Street
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 1JH

The Star Championship

When? 27/01/2020
Where? Walsall Town Hall
Lichfield Street
Walsall
West Midlands

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