At weekend we had the pleasure of attending a dance class with City Dance Parties. It was my sisters 40th birthday and we went as a family with my cousins, auntie and Mum of course. We made a whole day of it with drinks, cocktails and food. We chose line dancing for our style of dance. They do lots of different styles though – disco, Beyoncé, 80’s 90’s, dirty dancing and burlesque. Check out City Dance Parties for more styles. You can then choose the length of class 60, 90,120 minutes. We went for and hour so we didn’t get to sweaty before going straight out.
The dance studio which had been booked had a great little bar down stairs, we all got drinks to take up to the class with us. They book venues appropriate to your dance style and location. Our studio was at NQ dance studios in Manchester. The room we used was like a wooden bar with old wooden floors,a bar and stage. It was perfect for a line dancing routine. If you take a look at the website you will see some of the other venues they have used for various dance styles.
Our teacher was Jenny, she had us all worked out very quickly. We had a range of ages from late 20’s to early 60’s and lots of left feet. She kept the lesson relaxed and enjoyable and told us to get a drink or sit down if we needed to. She got straight into the steps and teaching us a little routine. We started with a warm up which was actually a few of the steps we used in our routine. We then went through each step adding more one by one. Jenny was just fab making sure everyone had it before moving on. Also she would repeat things when we just didn’t get it.
After about 45 minutes we had a routine together so after a few practices we did it. The below video is our dance. We are a bit rough round the edges but we managed to pull it off after just one hour. Super proud of the family.
We had a fabulous day and we are already planning on the next style we can try. We are thinking on Burlesque as my cousins business Bouji Lingerie sell lots of Burlesque wear. What style would you fancy trying?
You can book a city dance party for any occasion not just a hen do, they are great for birthday celebrations, girls days out or even family catch ups.
The price of the class varies depending on which package you choose. Silver is £17.50, Gold £21.50 and Platinum £25 you can check out what each package offers over at City Dance Parties