Anyone aged 16+ is welcome at DanceA, most of our dancers are ladies aged 45-65. We run a new course every half term where we start all new routines.
In VIDEO® we learn one full routine over 6 or 7 weeks, in Fitsteps® we learn lots of little routines in one class with a featured dance every half term.
DanceA was established in 2018 where we ran ‘On Broadway’ classes, we loved the musicals but I didn’t like being part of a franchise so I decided to start my own brand and VIDEO® Dance Fitness was born in January 2019. I then added Fitsteps® to the timetable in September 2019 which is a licensed brand rather than a franchise.
In 2018 the routines we learnt were; One, One Night Only, All That Jazz, We Love to Boogie, Top Hat and There’s No Business Like Showbusiness! Some routines involved props and we used props again in our new brand!
In 2019 we learnt; Maniac, Hanky Panky, When Doves Cry, It’s Raining Men and 1,2,3!
In 2020 prior to lockdown we had learnt Fame and we almost finished learning Flashdance… What a Feeling! Before classes were cancelled! We returned to classes in September 2020 and did a Fosse style routine to ‘Fever!’ before being locked down again!
In Fitsteps we learn lots of little routines that generally have 3-5 moves per dance that rotate throughout the song, we do different dances each class but have one featured dance per half term which we do every class or do two versions of!
In September/ October 2019 we had the Charleston, November/ December was Swing Jive, January/ February 2020 was Foxtrot and March prior to lockdown was Bossa Nova!
After a 6 month break due to more lockdowns, we returned to classes in May 2021 and we are revisiting our Flashdance routine. We then moved onto more Fosse style and did ‘Don’t rain on my parade’ with top hat props! And we finished the year with a charleston style routine to ‘Throughly modern Mille’.
We have started 2022 back to Fosse again (popular style in our class) but this time it’s classic Fosse – ‘All That Jazz’! Our featured dance in Fitsteps was salsa. 🙂
We kept the Fosse theme for the next term and did Cabaret!
In May 2022 we did ‘One’ from A Chorus Line and ‘Go West’ from Priscilla!
In June and July just before we break up for summer we are doing ‘Roxanne’ from Moulin Rouge! We do not run classes in August but will be back in September 2022. Message to join either firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook or Instagram. @danceacouk
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