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28 Mar 2009

Balboa Bandwagon Event Info

Here is the event info including directions to venue, workshop timetable, info on tickets for Saturday dance:-
Any questions, please contact Jean – (mobile) +44780 8966928 or Shirley - (mobile) +447974250485


WELCOME PARTY: 8.00 pm, Friday 3 April 2009
The Calcot Centre, Highview, Calcot, Reading, RG31 4XD (Same venue as for workshops)
£5.00 entry includes cold buffet and soft drinks
Click here for map

We are looking forward to welcoming you by kicking off the weekend with our Friday night party

The Calcot Centre, Highview, Calcot, Reading, RG31 4XD (same as for Friday night party)

Arrival & Reception

On arrival please report to our reception desk in the entrance foyer which will be manned from 9.00am onwards. Workshops will start promptly at 10.00am.

Car Parking

There are plenty of parking spaces in the car park outside the Calcot Centre and there is an overflow car park a short distance away.


The workshop timetable is attached. Each session will last for 2 ½ hours, with breaks for drinks and snacks.


09.00 Registration 09.30 Doors open
09.50 Welcome & Information - Main Hall
09.50 Info/news/messages - Main Hall
10.00 Workshop - Main Hall
12.30 Lunch - Committee Room
14.00 Workshop - Main Hall
16.30 Workshops finish
20.00 - 23.30 Dance - Main Hall


09.30 Doors Open
09.50 Info
10.00 Workshop - Main Hall
12.30 Lunch - Committee Room
14.00 Workshop - Main Hall
16.30 Tea Dance - Main Hall
18.00 Close


A buffet lunch will be served in the Committee Room next door to the Main Hall from 12.30pm on both days.


Please do not video during the workshops – the teachers are more than happy to go through what they have taught after each workshop for videoing purposes, provided these are for personal use only and are not posted on the internet.

BALBOA DANCE: Saturday 4 April 2009, 8.00 pm until 11.30 pm
Calcot Centre

Our evening DJs are Mel Calanglang and Brian Anthony of Dan’s Friday class fame and we will try and entice a couple of guests to do a slot too. There will be a free non-alcoholic (sadly) cocktail bar at the dance but please feel free to bring along your alcoholic tipple of choice. Water will be provided.

Dance Tickets only - £8.00 on door or email to reserve a ticket

24 Mar 2009

Balboa/Swing Party Friday 3 April

Tickets are now available for our balboa/swing dance party at the Calcot Centre Hall, Reading on 3 April 2009 from 8.00 pm until 11.00 pm. Price is £5.00/head and includes free cold buffet and soft drinks.

Please email

Venue Address: Calcot Centre Hall, Highview, Calcot,Reading, RG31 4XD (just of the A4, approx 5 mins from Junction 12 of M4)

19 Mar 2009

Sunday 22 March – Balboa Bonanza

This is our regular monthly balboa session at the Reading Canoe Club, The Warren, Caversham, RG4 7TH.
Beginners/Improvers 12 noon until 1.45 pm
Intermediates and above 2.30 pm until 4.30 pm (but those attending earlier are welcome to stay and practise)
Dancing, tea/coffee and cakes from 4.30 pm until 6.00 pm (please note the later finish time, by popular request).
If you’re coming all day, remember your packed lunch!

Saturday 28 March – Diga Doo’s Dance

Come and dance in a lovely friendly environment at All Saints Church Hall, Lightwater, GU18 5SJ (Just off M3, Junction 3), 8.00 pm until 11.00 pm. £7.00 on the door.

Friday 3 April – Swing Dance Party

Join us for a bit of a dance party from 8.00 pm until 11.00 pm at Calcot Centre Hall, Highview, Calcot, Reading, RG31 4XD
Ticket price £5.00 which includes hot food and soft drinks

Saturday 4 April – Swing Dance – with an emphasis on Balboa

8.00 pm until 11.00 pm at Calcot Centre Hall, Highview, Calcot, Reading, RG31 4XD Entrance for AJU class members £5.00. Free non-alcoholic cocktails

Tuesday 7 April – AJU Party

AJU’s end of term party with live music from Ashley Stone
Party is free to all members of AJU on production of ticket which can be collected from any class. Any guests you would like to bring will be charged £6.00 entrance, with the money going to the Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust. Donations also welcome form AJU members who wish to contribute.

Entry includes a free cold buffet & wine & soft drinks


12 Mar 2009

AJU Party Tuesday 7 April

Tuesday 7 April from 7.30 until 11.00 pm
Reading Canoe Club

Class for all levels from 8.00 pm, followed by social dancing
Entrance is free on production of a ticket obtained from either AJU’s Tuesday class or Balboa Bonanza on Sunday 22 March
Non-members of AJU are very welcome to come along. They will be charged £6.00 entrance but we will give the money to charity.
Any AJU member who would like to make a donation – any amount would be gratefully received. All the money will go to the Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust – a charity working to help child cancer suffers in Berkshire and ultimately provide a hospice in the county – amazingly, Berkshire does not have a hospice.

Saturday 14 March Ashley Stone & All Jazzed Up

This coming Saturday, 14 March, ASHLEY STONE is singing at THE CURZON. CONSERVATIVE CLUB. 362 Oxford road, Reading, Berkshire , RG30 1AQ Tel: 0118 9590 981. Those of you who came along to our Xmas Party will (I hope) remember what a great singer he is and how easy the music is to dance to.

The Curzon is a private “members only” club, but they are happy to allow members of All Jazzed Up entry to the event for £1.00/head. There is a bar and a beautiful dance floor. A number of us will be going along, so it would be good if some of you could come along too, just mention me or All Jazzed up, or just say you’ve come along to dance! We will get there for around 8.30 pm. The Curzon Club is right next to the new (ish) Tesco’s on the Oxford Road on the site of the old Battle Hospital. The Club has an agreement with Tesco to allow people attending the club to park in Tesco’s car park. I think you have to enter the car park via Portman Road.,-0.99811|17|4&bd=useful_information&loc=GB:51.45739:-0.99777:16|RG30%201AQ|RG30%201AQ