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 on: November 28, 2013, 02:57:14 pm 
Started by alanm - Last post by alanm
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 on: November 01, 2013, 05:58:18 pm 
Started by alanm - Last post by alanm
I've been told sadly Woking is no longer held on Mondays. So it's Saturday specials only now. Still well worth a visit. :-)

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 on: January 30, 2012, 01:59:18 am 
Started by alanm - Last post by alanm
Where: Surbiton Surrey. When: Wednesdays

A large gathering and split on two levels. They have a range of lessons from beginners and beginners catchup to intermediate and something a little different - jivey or lindy related - a bit like the extra lesson upstairs at Fleet.

Music is good with all the favourites and some new tunes as well. Interestingly the music downstairs starts off on its own tip and then is synced to that upstairs later on. This is great if you want to get away from the main throng and have more space to practice something etc downstairs.

Onto the crowd. Its busy and can be packed. This could be because its a great venue yet remains friendly. The general feeling is that it is not intimidating for beginners either so appears a good all round venue.

The dancing experience is busy and hectic in places.

I can recommend this venue to anyone.

Please add your thoughts / experiences below.

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 on: January 30, 2012, 01:53:21 am 
Started by alanm - Last post by alanm
This is not the venue in the leisure centre.

Where: Blue Mountain Golf Club, Bracknell, Berks. When: Mondays

If found it difficult finding the venue as the sat nav sent me to near Winnersh and its not there! Beware.

Only been twice but have really enjoyed both times.

The hall is a good size but not too big and has tables arranged around.

Music is good - tried and tested, nothing too adventurous.

The punters are generally friendly. It tends to empty out quite fast before the very end of the evening, or it did when I went.

The dancing experience was relaxed - courteous with plenty of room.

Please add you own views below if you have more experience.

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 on: January 30, 2012, 01:43:52 am 
Started by alanm - Last post by alanm
Where: HG Wells Centre, Woking. When: Mondays and some Saturday specials

Not been here for a while, so feel free to post an update if you have your own views.

Another great venue. Large hall with good dance floor and standard bar at the back. Free water is given out which is really important for obvious reasons!

Lessons are great for beginners and improving intermediates but don't expect to be taxed too much if you have been dancing for a while. Really friendly people on the door and its the average going rate.

Music is a good selection of tried and tested and some off the beaten track to keep the more seasoned jiver interested.

Also a good selection of punters with beginners and more advanced as well and more friendly as you'd expect out in the country(!).

The dancing experience is polite - you have plenty of space and people usually watch out for how they affect others when dancing.

People who go here can pop up at Bracknell (Wednesday) and Windsor (Monday?) not to mention Fleet)

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 on: January 30, 2012, 01:12:09 am 
Started by alanm - Last post by alanm
Where: Bromly Civic Centre. When: Thursdays and some Saturday specials

I used to go to this venue regularly but haven't been for a while so please feel free to add your own information if you want

This is a large hall with a good dance floor. You get groups of people standing all around the edges, a nice bar at the back with reasonable prices and a couple of nice ladies behind a desk outside to welcome you and take the money. It was not cheap (when I last went) and can guess it would not be any cheaper now.

The music is good with a nice selection, on the popular music side (nothing too daring) making it good for intermediates. I've had some nice surprises in the past when the DJ has played something off the beaten track.

Lessons are good although it can be difficult to see if you are toward the back.

Virginia Woolfe used to teach there, I don't know if she still does but shes great, and Mrs Ceroc Kent! How good is that?

The crowd tends to be friendly and open to dancing with strangers although I'd imagine it could be a bit daunting for new dancers as the standard is (used to be) fairly high.

The dancing experience can be hectic - the available space can be filled quickly so you have to dance close to others and sadly (maybe its a city thing) other dancers have a habit of bouncing into or prodding you and you don't always get a sorry!

If I was in the area, I'd not hesitate to revisit this venue Smiley

PS some of the same people tend to go to Orpington nearby on a Wednesday.


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 on: January 27, 2012, 09:35:46 pm 
Started by alanm - Last post by alanm
Move addition is improved with more short cuts including a repeater symbol to help distinguish moves which have repeatable sections.

Just type

**s

for a start bracket and

**e

for an end bracket.

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 on: January 27, 2012, 09:34:30 pm 
Started by alanm - Last post by alanm

list moves now has a list which can be resized. The scroll position is also remembered.

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 on: January 04, 2011, 09:26:35 pm 
Started by alanm - Last post by alanm
I'll start with Fleet

Harlington Centre, Fleet, GU13 8BY: Thursdays 8:00PM till 11:30PM (!!) Also some Saturday specials


This is IMO a really good venue with a large hall and a great dance floor, big stage etc. The tunes are usually good and sometimes awesome and its a nice friendly atmosphere. Very important.  Grin

Lessons are good although sometimes the intermediates drag into freestyle a little too much. As a bonus sometimes there is a guest appearance from Mick (my favorite instructor of all time). Thats good  Grin

Its expensive. but they do offer a good choice of classes with the usual in the main hall, beginners at the side and a special Jazzy / street variation upstairs which is the past has been very good.

The dancing experience is relaxed - there is plenty of room and although the space can fill quickly on a busy track, other dancers are courteous and if there are collisions there is usually an exchange of sorrys - if only from the ladies involved.

Its a shame as I have moved away from that area so don't get there often any more, but its still worth an hours drive when I do Smiley

You tend to find some of the same people go to Woking (Mondays and Saturday specials)

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 on: January 03, 2011, 03:47:21 pm 
Started by alanm - Last post by alanm
Hello everyone

As you see on the main page, an iPhone version of this site is under development. It also appears to work on iPad and HTC so I'd be grateful if users of other smart devices can try it out and let me know if it works.

I have it up and running now and it is quite straight forward, just giving access to the moves in the main site but with none of the advanced searching. I feel it is best to keep it simple so probably won't add all the searching options you currently have.

The general idea is to use the iPhone as an aide memoir to go over moves you have already found on the site but I'm open to suggestion on enhancements

Let me know if you are interested in trying it out.

cheers

Alan   Cool

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