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Class of 2015

Our last beginners sessions started in October 2015. We were delighted to welcome 7 new dancers who successfully completed learning the Mainstream programme. On the 29th July 2016, we held a graduation party, see photo, where six of the candidates successfully passed muster.

Congratulations to Sandra, Theresa, Mike, Julie, Michael and Heather (As well as Carmen who also graduated, but was unable to be present on the 29th).  We wish them many years of dancing pleasure. Our photo shows them together with our caller - Colin Pett.

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2017 has seen us celebrate the clubs 60th Anniversary

To celebrate, we held a dance last July at Chosen Hill School with Neil Whiston and James Wyatt, two of the most popular callers in the country leading the dancing.In the afternoon we held an A dance (this is for aficionados who have invested time to learn a more complicated set of moves), before our main dance in the evening where the calls were taken from the Mainstream and Plus programmes)

Click here for more details and photographs.


Dates for your diary

Friday 23rd Feb  Do come & support or presentation to Meningitus Now

Club on Friday 23rd March will be a Mexican Theme Night.

More details to follow.

On Friday 18th May, we cannot let the Royal Wedding pass without our own salutation, so the evening will have a theme of “All things Bright & Beautiful”. An evening you simply cannot miss. Get your diaries sorted….

Our next Saturday night dance will be 28th April 2018, Rob Branson calling. Note there will be no club night the previous Friday (27th)

Put a date in your diary for Saturday 6th April 2019, when we will be having Simon & Trudy Fielding calling for our Saturday Night Dance  venue tbc

Place a note in your diaries for the Christmas Party 2018. It will be held on Friday 7th December, a week earlier than usual.

Think about supporting Thornbury Club as they give new caller Leah Clarke the chance to hone her skills further along Mike Belsten, at their weekend dance in Torquay in 2019–25th - 27th January

Some News from the Past

In November, several members of the club spent a week in Malta mixing with a number of dancers from Europe , Paul Bristow calling. As part of the fun, sixteen people took the challenge of an all mens square and an all ladies square. As seen in the   Tech Squares video…(need to start at about 9 mins 40) although there is a “mens” part and a “ladies” part in many calls, it matters not who dances what. Or does it…….?  

To watch the fun, click here                 thank you Gill, Tony, Margret  and Uwe


Choosing a charity of the year. Having raised £200 for “Meningitus Now” in 2017, the Committee are looking to select a charity to support in 2018. The raffle at our Rob Branson Dance will go towards this charity. The choice is between Alzheimers UK, Gloucestershire Foodbank and Cheltenham Animal Shelter. All members are asked to vote at club during February. Voting forms and the ballot box will be out on club nights.

The Social Committee are proposing a trip on The Cheltenham Fryer- Fish & Chip Special on the Gloucestershire-Warwick Steam Railway. Possible dates are Saturday 21st July, Friday 17th August or Saturday 2nd September. Money will be needed in advance so please let Sandra or Mike know if interested. Lists will be circulated on club nights