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Welcome back

Welcome back to dance for 2016! It's been fantastic to see you all back at the studio after the summer festive season.

It's heating up!

The days are certainly hot, and of course we all know just how sweltering the studio and clubrooms get. And it's not just the studios heating up, it's the dancers too! In consideration of everyone, here's some summer dancing survival tips:

  • Use anti-perspirant, and reapply between classes if doing more than one in a night. You may have noticed there's a spray anti-perspirant in the toilet for those who may have forgotten theirs.
  • Bring a towel with you.
  • If doing more than one class a night, bring an extra top to change into between classes.

Caught on film

A slight technical glitch has delayed the release of the videos from the Footwork Christmas Party in December. But we think we've got it sorted, so keep an eye on our Facebook page over the next few days to check them out


Twilight dance

The Hamilton Dancesport Club is holding its Valentine's twilight dance at the Gordonton Village Hall on Saturday, 13 February. If you haven't got tickets yet, email The tickets are $25 each.


Saturday practices

Like you, we're wanting to make the most of the fabulous summer weather. So, Saturday practice sessions are on hiatus for the time being. We'll let you know when they start up again.


Dance champs - Labour Weekend in Hamilton

As you know, the NZ Open Dance Championships will be back at Mystery Creek Event Centre over Labour Weekend.

The organisers have secured Slavik Kryklyvyy and Karina Smirnoff for the Sunday showcase, so you won't want to miss the chance to see these US-based Latin specialists in action. You can watch one of their latest showcase performances here.

We understand from the organisers that tickets are selling fast, so we've put in an order for a table for Footwork people. If you'd like a seat at the table, let us know - it'll be $90 per person for the Saturday (day and evening), and $120 for the Sunday (day and evening).

Volunteers are needed

We'll also be putting out a call for volunteers to help again at the event. Talk to Kim if you're keen.


Dance Club

If you're looking for a chance to dance during the week, you might want to join Dance Club. Run on a Wednesday, from 8.30-9.30pm in the Fraser Tech Rugby Clubrooms, you learn one new move each week and then the rest of the hour is an opportunity just to dance - it's kinda like a mini social. But if you want, you can spend the time practicing your moves and get some help with anything you might be struggling with. 

You can join Dance Club any time, but you do need to bring a partner!

Dance Club
8.30 - 9.30pm

$15 per person casual rate, or use your 10-lesson concession card ($120)


Save the date: First Footwork social for 2016

We've been checking the calendar and have a date for the first Footwork social of 2016, so pop it in your diaries!

Saturday, 19 March
7.30pm - 12am
$10 per person

This one is likely to be themed - stay tuned for more details closer to the time.