August 2013

Spirit in Motion wows!

Spirit in Motion

Feedback from our audience and invited guests was amazing. “The best yet” was the overall feeling, and one echoed by everyone who took part.

The Woking Mayor, our local MP and SCC’s Dance Woking were all impressed by the professionalism of our production, the variety and the community spirit that our show exhibited. Well done to the whole cast and crew! It was absolutely fab!

And don’t forget to book your seats for the preview of the Spirit in Motion video, coming to a convenient venue near you soon.

Video Night is on Sunday 6th October. Break out the popcorn!

Hot Hot Hot !

Members of Woking Dance Space braved the 30 degree heat on 13th July to perform in Woking’s summer event, Party in the Park.

They presented three popular pieces from our recent show (Taylor, Runaway Baby and Zorbing), as well as reprised the pretty Village Fete ballet from a previous show.

These were performed on the Main Stage and the Big Top – both only a few degrees shy of temperatures hot enough to melt the dance floor.

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A group of our dancers also performed in Encounter, a 20 minute long piece, themed around the idea of journeys and involving other community groups, choreographed by Temujin (of Olympic dancing-nurses fame!) and danced in weather defying wellies and rucksacks.

The liberal application of iced water bottles and towels kept everyone on their feet, and WDS proved yet again that they are one of the best community dance groups in the area!

Many thanks to everyone who came and supported us!

Dates for your diary

Pimms on the Lawn

Sunday 18th August

Spirit in Motion, Video night

Sunday 6th October

Autumn Term 2013

Term starts Monday 9th September

Half-term break Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November

Term ends Friday 6th December

'Mincing Pies' Christmas Party Sunday 8th December

Come and be a model – free Pimms!

You may not know, but WDS supplements its income by hiring out some of our amazing costumes. But we always need good photos of people wearing them to show potential hirers.

Following on from a fun day in 2011, we are again running another photoshoot on the lawn below the studio – complete with a few drinks, some good laughs and the odd nibble (please please Mr Weatherman do it again though!).

So we need as many people as possible to come and model the costumes for us – no matter what shape, size, age or, er, modeling experience. Just bring a smile!

Sunday 18th August, 2pm to 5pm. Sign-up sheet is in the studio or just drop us an email or join the FB event.

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Summer classes

There’s no excuse come September for those dangling metatarsals and floppy shuffles people, WDS teachers are running lots of summer classes to keep you fit and fabulous this holiday.

Monday22nd July to 19th August7:30pm - 8:30pmBeginners Tap
8:30pm - 9:30pmIntermediate Tap
Tuesday23rd July to 3rd September6:30pm - 7:30pmZumba
7:30pm - 8:30pmAmerican Jazz
8:30pm - 9:30pmAdvanced Ballet
Wednesday24th July to 28th August6:30pm - 7:30pmBeginners Ballet
7:30pm - 8:30pmIntermediate Ballet
8:30pm - 9:30pmContemporary
Thursday1st August to 15th August6:30pm - 7:30pmContemporary Jazz
7:30pm - 8:30pmTheatre Jazz
8:30pm - 9:30pmAdvanced Tap

Dates to remember

Don’t forget that we are presenting our Joining Forces Show in May next year where we invite lots of other local community groups to join us on stage.

So far we are hoping to have First Dance, Just Jhoom team, Bellytricks, Kelalou Irish Group, Stagecoach, Cremona School of Dance as well as some traditional Indian dancing.

WDS will still be showcasing some of our own numbers (one per dance genre) but rehearsals will mostly be done out of class time (e.g. Sundays) to enable as many people as possible to participate in the different numbers.

Rumour has it that Gretchen has also got one of her famous Epics in mind – so watch this space for more information!

Fun stuff

We have created a range of WDS and Spirit in Motion t-shirts, sweat-shirts and accessories, take a look at

You can also create your own designs if you want.