Cambridge Dancers' Club

Announcements

Easter Holiday DS Practices

There are 5 new DanceSport practice slots on some mornings during the Easter holiday period. All are out at the University Sports Centre in their Multipurpose Room upstairs. We have Studio 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 for Latin American and both studios together from 11:30 to 12:30 (pack up at 12:25) for Modern Ballroom. The dates are Friday 20th March, Saturday 28th March, Saturday 4th April, Saturday 11th April and Sunday 19th April.

The practice subscription to cover any or all these holiday sessions is £5. If you want to attend just a single morning practice, the price is £3. See the CDC/CUDT person on duty - probably Filip.

GD over the Easter Holidays

Our free General Dancing social practice sessions continue over the Easter break, apart from Friday 3rd April when the grad.pad itself is closed.

RnR over the Easter Holidays

Emma from the RnR group has organised a couple of RnR socials for the holiday period. Come to Ross St Community Centre from 18:30 to 19:30 on Tuesday 31st March and 14th April. The cost will be around 3.

CUDT Training Camp

The Cambridge University DanceSport Team are running a training camp in the week before the start of full-term (Monday 13th onwards). For more details, contact the team captains.

Classes

We are now at the end of our Lent 2015 term of classes. Our Easter term of classes will commence on Monday 20th April and the timetable will only be updated for this in April. If you are still seeing an out-of-date timetable by mid April it will be because your browser has cached the old page.

When we return in April, make sure you check the timetable, the venue list and our pricing structure; so you know where to go, when to get there and what to bring.

If you regularly attend more than one class per week and are committed to dancing, you might want to consider joining the CDC committee. Email the club or ask any door-duty person what this involves.

If you want to practise your dancing during the Easter holidays, we have Revision notes for a few of our classes and some music tracks for you to play; and you can attend our free General Dancing session (which continues into the holidays) or try some of the other dance options in the area.

Revision Notes

Revision notes are available for some of our classes. This page also includes examples of music suitable for the various dance styles, so that you can practise away from classes.

Ballroom and Latin dancers can also practise at Friday evening's free General Dancing session, from 8:30pm to 10:30pm in the Main Dining Hall of the University Centre (grad.pad) off Mill Lane. GD sessions continue even outside term time - apart from bank holidays (eg April 3rd) when the building is closed! You do not need CDC membership to attend GD, whether you want to dance or merely to watch. There's no official tuition at these social events but there are usually some experienced dancers around who are willing to show beginners a few steps. So do come along and introduce yourself to the regulars.

DanceSport Practices and Private Lessons

The various DanceSport practice sessions on the timetable are also available to non-team members on payment of a termly subscription of £25 per person, which covers access to any or all of them during that term, or a one-off price of £3 per person per session. Though, if you attend the Tuesday Latin practice at Kelsey Kerridge, you will also need to pay KK's own day membership fee. To purchase a practice subscription for this term, please speak to a committee member.

If you are already on the DanceSport teams or are hoping to be selected, you may be able to arrange for a private lesson with one of the team coaches. Contact the CUDT Secretary to book a specific time slot. Non-team people should contact the new CDC competitive group.

Varsity 2014-15

This academic year's Varsity competition (held in the Easter term) will be on Saturday 2nd May 2015 in Cambridge.

IVDC 2014-15

Congratulations to CUDT for winning the IVDC team match and good results for Cambridge dancers throughout the competition on 28th February 2015. You can read the CUDT's IVDC 2015 Match Report. There are also a few videos from the day.

Cuppers 2014-15

This academic year's Cuppers competition (held in the Michaelmas term) was won by a team from St.John's.

Future Ball Dates

Summer (Easter Term) 2015 = Friday 19th June
Winter (Michaelmas) 2015 = Thursday 3rd December
Spring (Lent Term) 2016 = Friday 4th March

CDC T-shirts

We still have some club T-shirts for sale - at £10 each. See a committee member (ideally at St.Columba's) to purchase one.

Mailing Lists

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.

Elsewhere

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:

  • Oxford University is holding a Salsa Ball on Friday 8th May. More details here.
  • There will be a 1940s Charity Ball on Saturday 9th May at Impington Village College. Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite.
  • 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.
  • CamTango now run Argentine Tango classes at St.C's (Gibson Hall) on Wednesdays.
  • Cambridge Cuban Salsa is operating the Thursday Salsa Social Club and the Sunday Salsa Lounge.
  • There is both English and Scottish country dancing in town.
  • There will be a Tea Dance at the Guildhall on Wednesday 1st April 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 2nd April from 1:30pm to 4pm in the Village Centre.

Any dancers who are keen to be exploited by a TV company should contact Electric Ray. They are looking for amateur couples not professional competitors. They want a brief biography (eg how you met, what styles you dance) and a photo of each pair.

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