Cambridge Dancers' Club
2014 Summer Holiday Classes
We are nearing the end of our summer holiday term of classes in the week running from 18th August to the bank holiday weekend. The last salsa class is delayed from Friday 22nd to 29th August and there may yet be one more RnR social evening in September. Our free General Dancing session on Fridays continues as normal outside term of course.
We will be starting the new academic year in October. The Michaelmas Term timetable should be up on the website a couple of weeks beforehand. If you didn't manage to start dancing with us this term and can't wait until then, your best bet is to come along to General Dancing and introduce yourself. There are usually several people around who are willing to help beginners. The early part of the evening (8:30pm onwards) is the quietest and safest.
If you are coming to Cambridge and want to take up competitive dancing, the CUDT have been running DanceSport workshops on Sunday afternoons, from 2pm to 5pm, either at Homerton or St.John's. Contact the CUDT captains for confirmation each week or for further information. These sessions are also open to CUDT alumni and CDC members. The initial fee is set at £5 per person per workshop but this may be reduced if attendance is high. There will be a mixture of teaching from a team coach, open practice time and some fitness work. Since the emphasis is on core skills, many of which can be practised individually, you don't need to have a partner to attend.
Team trials are expected to be held on Sunday 12 October. More details will follow later.
The 2014 tests took place on Sunday 27th April 2014. The score sheets, certificates and medal plaques are available for collection at St.Columba's.
If you would like to try for a dance qualification and are not already attending Clive's classes, check the example medal routines on the Revision Notes page to see which figures you know and what medal level you might be able to take.
We still have some club T-shirts for sale - at £10 each. See a committee member (ideally at St.Columba's) to purchase one.
If you don't want to join the CDC at the moment but do want to receive emailed announcements of our events during the year, you can subscribe yourself to our mailing list for interested non-members (by clicking on that link). You will then have to reply to the confirmation email you receive.
See our links page for other dance groups (with their own classes and events) and suppliers of dance equipment etc.
Non-CDC activities in the immediate space-time vicinity include:
- Cambridge Cuban Salsa is operating the Thursday Salsa Social Club and the Sunday Salsa Lounge.
- Ceroc on Monday evenings at the University Sports & Social Club on Mill Lane.
- The LindyHoppers have classes and social events on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
- There will be a Guildhall Tea Dance on Wednesday 17th September from 1pm to 4pm.
- Tea Dances of a similar nature occur regularly in many villages around Cambridge (eg out at Prickwillow). The next Cherry Hinton one is Thursday 4th September from 1:30pm to 4pm in the Village Centre.