Happy Feet - Our Dance Clubs

Every life changing journey starts with a single step

The Happy Feet Dance Academy” runs several dance teaching centres in North Devon. Each centre has grown organically with a mixture of enthusiasm and flair.

 

                

Bishops Nympton Dance Club.  We run two sessions on Tuesday evenings, starting at 6.30 for our beginners group and 7.45 - 9.45 for the main dance group.  We also make this a social evening including a break for tea and biscuits.  Structured tuition is available throughout the evening, focusing on Ballroom and Latin technique and sequence dancing.   We sometimes include some fun party dances.  |f you are interested in joining the club, please either email or ring us using the Contact details at the end of the page.

 

 

Chittlehamholt Dance Club.  This club is proving to be very popular with both local people and dancers from around the area.  This club runs every Wednesday evening.  Again, we run two sessions, we have a beginners class, starting at 7.00pm.  The regular club group meet at 8.00. We all learn Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing.   Part way through the session we have a tea break with some time to meet other members, as well as learning to dance.  If you are interested in joining the club, please either email or ring us using the Contact details at the end of this page

 

 

Bampton Dance Club  This dance club started in September 2015.  The club runs from 8.00 - 10.00pm at St Michaels Community Hall, Bampton, EX16 9QJ. Members are learning Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing in a fun and relaxed environment.  Beginners sessions are now running each Thursday evening from 6.30 - 8.00pm.  For more information, ring Geoff on 01769 550899.

 

 

BEGINNERS CLASSES  are now being held each week at 

BISHOPS NYMPTON, BAMPTON and CHITTLEHAMHOLT


Beginners dance classes start at

BISHOPS NYMPTON   6.30 - 7.45pm

CHITTLEHAMHOLT     7.00 - 8.00pm

BAMPTON                   6.30 - 8.00pm

Come along to these new classes and join us to learn some Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dance skills, with professional tuition.  

Thought you had two left feet?   This is your chance to dispel that myth and to share the joy of learning to dance in a group social environment! A comment from one of our existing members "Before we started, I told Lynne and Geoff that I had two left feet and no rhythm! They persuaded us to come along and try, and with their help and patience, we have both learned so much and are tremendously proud of what we can now do on the dance floor.  We have met so many lovely people through learning to dance.  We can't thank Lynne and Geoff enough for all that they have done!"     

Couples and singles welcome.  Ring Geoff if you would like more information. 01769 550899

 

 

JIVE workshops 

Jive practice workshop.  Workshops are currently running in March and April 2017 at Bampton.  Ring Geoff for more info.

These sessions offer practice and tuition time.  They help you to learn and enjoy jiving with your partner and to have confidence to get up and enjoy the fun of jiving at dance events, weddings and other functions!

 

 

Dance holidays. 

 

On all holidays, there is  Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dancing (popular and modern) on both evenings, with live music on one evening.    There is also dancing and tuition workshops on the Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Holidays is always popular and numbers are limited.  To find out more or to book a place, please use the Contact details at the end of this page.  

 

The next dance holiday will be at the Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton from 19th -  21st May 2017.

There will be Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing (popular and modern) on both evenings, with dancing to Carl Webb on the Friday evening. There will also be dancing and some tuition on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Dance sessions are also arranged on Friday afternoon and Sunday morning. With an opportunity to have a week end break dancing in a beautiful ballroom with spectacular sea views, this holiday is always popular and numbers are  limited. For more information or to book a place, please use the Contact details at the end of the page.

 

Dance week end at the Durrant Hotel, Northam from 3rd - 5th November 2017.  There will be Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing (popular and modern) on both evenings, with dancing to Carl Webb on the Friday evening. There will also be dancing and some tuition on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Dance sessions are also arranged on Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.  This holiday, in a picturesque area of North Devon is always very popular.  For more information and to book your place, please contact Geoff

 

 

 

The essential ingredients of a Happy Feet Dance Academy are a fun atmosphere with a friendly approach that puts people at their ease. A happy, receptive frame of mind is just what you need to dance. Many of our absolute beginners learn to dance to music right from lesson one.

 

We start with straightforward ballroom and easy to learn sequences to help beginners learn timing and an understanding of the dance. Guidance is then given on choreography. Private lessons can be arranged to enable newcomers to quickly catch up with the main group.

 

Then the fun really begins! We organise special dance events, including Christmas and summer barbeque dances. Club members can also arrange fund raising dances and organise anniversary dance parties, all of which helps generate much need cash for local village halls. So dance is not all about self indulgence, it can also be a tremendous community giving opportunity!

 

If you want to take things more seriously, no problem, we can provide private lessons to prepare for ISTD dance examinations.

 

Happy Feet Dance Academy membership benefits are the kind of things you really can’t put a price on. Many report an improvement in fitness levels, balance and agility as they master spins turns, spot turns, pivots and more.

 

Each centre not only enjoys Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing, but members can also hold their own in any social situation such as a dinner and dance. Their new found style and confidence never fails to impress.

 

Next steps? Call us on 01769 550899, or click here now.

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