Cambridge Dancers' Club
The Easter 2013 Term runs from Monday 22nd April to Friday 14th June. For new members, the cost of joining the CDC for the remainder of the academic year is now just £12 (which, as usual, includes the first class of each style). To get ahead of any queues at beginners' classes, print out and fill in a membership form in advance. See the new timetable here. If you are still seeing the old one from last term, then your browser has probably cached the page and you need to refresh it.
There were only 4 weeks of Rock and Roll classes this term and those are now over. However, we will be holding another special Rock and Roll General Dancing session opposite the summer ball on Friday 14th June.
Don't forget that Monday's classes are cancelled for the Bank Holidays of 6th and 27th May.
Parkside Community College will be closed over half term week (27th - 31st May). This means all classes at Parkside (Hall or Gym) are cancelled for that week.
There are substantial changes to other classes over the exam period. Eg Friday's salsa is ending after week 4 and some DanceSport Practice sessions have moved. Please refer to the timetable page for more details.
We are looking for people to help out on the CDC committee. This primarily involves helping at regular classes, setting up the room and collecting cash at the door. However if you would be interested in taking on a bigger role, now would be a good time to join to get a flavour of how the CDC committee operates, before the AGM and elections which take place on Friday 24th May 2013. Please email email@example.com if you are interested.
Students who are intending to get paid jobs or even start their own businesses when they leave university should seriously consider these sorts of opportunities for adding real-world experience to their CVs.
We have been asked to remind all ladies wearing Ballroom and Latin shoes that they need to wear heel protectors in all venues please. The spiked heels of high-heeled shoes damage the wooden floors.
Cambridge won the 2013 Varsity competition here in Cambridge on Saturday 4th May - both A and B teams.
The Cuppers 2012-3 results are now available.
The CDC's AGM will be held on Friday 24th May at the University Centre, in the middle of General Dancing - as has become customary. The sooner enough people turn up to get down to business, the sooner the dancing will be able to resume.
Medals Tests 2013
The current plan is now to hold these on Sunday 26th May 2013. If you would like to try for a dance qualification and are not already in Clive's class, 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.
CDC Summer Ball
The CDC's 2013 summer ball will be on Friday 14th June. So save that date on your calendar. More details should follow soon.
Rock and Roll General Dancing
Also on Friday 14th June, the Rock'n'Rollers will be taking over General Dancing again - from 8:30pm to 10:30pm at the University Centre (Grad.Pad) off Mill Lane. For everyone's safety, please do stick to standard steps and avoid indulging in acrobatics.
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:
• The Guildhall Tea Dance is taking its usual summer break and will be back on Wednesday 18th September.
• Tea Dances of a similar nature occur regularly in many villages around Cambridge. Eg the next Cherry Hinton one is Thursday 16th May (1:30pm-4pm) in the Village Centre.