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Bath Dance Weekend

11th & 12th May 2019

Saturday 11th May 2019

Hosted at the Assembly Rooms, BA1 2QH

The Saturday workshops will run to the following timetable :

11:00 Doors Open

Ballroom & Latin in the Main Ballroom

Instructed by professional dancers and teachers, Joanna Whitehead ISTD IDTA and James Whitehead ISTD IDTA
11:30 - 12:10 Ballroom : Waltz - all about the base
12:20 - 13:00 Ballroom : Quickstep - harmony under pressure
14:00 - 14:40 Latin : Cha Cha Cha - exploring rhythms
14:50 - 15:30 Latin : Jive - easy to ridiculous

Alexandra & Guillermo

Argentine tango in the Tea Room

Instructed by our friends and colleagues, professional Argentine Tango couple, Alexandra Wood & Guillermo Torrens.
11:30 - 12:10 A pocket full of essentials - the embrace, posture, the walk, the cross.
12:20 - 13:00 Cadenas - Turning walking patterns which will get you round the dance floor and can be used for Tango or Vals
14:00 - 14:40 Media Giros, beautiful half turns that can be easily used in the social dance environment
14:50 - 15:30 Applying sacadas and leg wraps or ganchos to your Giros.

Note that there is a small cafe at the venue for service in the breaks between workshops, and for light lunches.

Saturday 11th May 2019

Hosted at the Assembly Rooms, BA1 2QH

Formal Ball

An amazing multi-room dancing ball!

Doors open 7.30pm, for 8pm. Carriages at Midnight
Ballroom & Latin, some Sequence, Argentine Tango in the Tea Room, break-out room in the Octagon

Live music from multiple live bands :
In the Ballroom - one of the very best dance bands, "Inspiration" for modern and traditional ballroom and Latin dancing
In the Tea Room - The fabulous music of Tango Calor to set the perfect mood for Argentine Tango or atmospheric retreat room.
In the Octagon - playing scenes from famous movies, a chill-out room or join in with those famous dance stars!

Cash bar by Searcy to keep you topped up.

Top quality ballroom, Latin & Argentine Tango cabarets for your to see up-close and enjoy.

There is a strict evening dress code for this event of Formal Evening Wear / Black tie which we ask all attendees to participate in.

The Saturday evening ball for the Tea Room and Ballroom is open seating which we then allocate and provide a reserved plan to save an opening-door scrum. However the seats will be in tables of ten for the ballroom and tearoom, and limited seating/standing room for the Octagon, so if you organise a group in the ballroom or tearoom we will be able to reserve your group table together. We will try to accomodate you in your room preference at the time of booking, but can make no guarantee and should your prefered room be unavailable, we will offer, without obligation, to allocate alternatively on a first-come, first-served basis. All of the rooms for the ball will have a unique atmosphere and you are free to explore whichever room you would like to dance in throughout the evening. Those who hold tickets for the tearoom or ballroom will have an allocated seat for the duration of the evening.