We are busy making our preparations and can’t wait to greet you all this weekend. Advance registrations have now closed but if you would like to join us for social dancing there will be tickets available on the door!
Below you will find information and maps that should be helpful to you over the course of the weekend.
Everyone will be given a full schedule and wristband for entry at check-in on Friday night at the main social dance. You can also view the Timetable HERE. This dance will be held at Aston University Students Hall (Postcode B4 7ET in your GPS will get you there). If you can’t make check-in on Friday night, there will be further check-in on Saturday morning, again in the Student Union Hall, before the start of classes.
Classes will commence at 10.45am. For those taking the Beginners track, all workshops will be held on Sunday from 11.15am. You can check-in at either the Friday or Saturday night social dances, or on Sunday morning before 11am.
Friday and Saturday social dancing will kick off at around 8pm. All of our social nights will be held at the Aston University Students Union Hall. We have live music, provided by the Basin Street Brawlers, on Saturday night and we’ll look to have them up and playing by about 9.30 – 10pm. Sunday social dancing will kick-off at the conclusion of the workshops (approximately 6pm) so if you’re sticking around Birmingham on Sunday night be sure to join us.
Workshops will run between 10.45am – 6pm on the Saturday and 11.15am – 6pm on the Sunday. The actual hours for each track will differ, but our aim is to keep everything between these hours so you can make travel / dinner / meet-up plans with confidence.
Saturday afternoon will feature a vintage stall by Sarah Brooke-Taylor and Peter Crowley just off the main hall in the Student Union building. Be sure to check it out during your breaks.
All workshops and social dances are on-site at Aston University, with plenty of access to food and beverage outlets, including Costa coffee and a Tesco. The workshops will be in the Students Union Hall and the Aston Sports Centre (The Hall and the Studio). For information on parking at Aston University visit their information page.
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Our Friday night social will feature some fun competitions to kick off the weekend. If you would like to enter any of these events please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details requested below:
Jack and Jill: Email with both yourself and a partner’s name (so we can keep numbers even, it will still be random partners on the night). If you can’t find a partner to enter with then please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
Strictly Lindy: Email with both yourself and your partner’s name.
Solo Charleston: Entrants name only
We look forward to dancing with you all on the weekend,
Your Bounce Team