NEWS

October Class & General Update

Date: 16 October 2020

Firstly a huge thanks to everyone for following all our COVID-19 rules & guidelines at class this week, we really appreciate it.

 

NEW ALERT LEVEL.

As you are probably aware Basildon has moved into a HIGH Local Covid Alert Level. This change will NOT have any impact on our classes. During the last few weeks we have encouraged NO seating/mixing of separate households indoors which will continue to implement. If you are travelling by car with another household the government advises the wearing of a mask while travelling and upon arrival please continue to remain 2 meters apart.

 

CLASS BOOKINGS

Thank you to everyone who has mastered the art of Booking Classes Online, this system will remain in place for the foreseeable future, so if you haven't mastered it yet or are still having any issuing in 'how to book' please let us know and we are happy to provide assistance. Please make sure when you book online that you receive a confirmation email, you will also get a 24 hour reminder of the class you are booked into. If you don't do email and book by phone please make sure you receive a text confirmation from me.

 

CHANGE TO SOME CLASSES

We have monitored classes over the past few weeks and due to lack of demand the following classes will no longer continue: 

• Monday afternoons 2pm-3pm

• Wednesday afternoons 2pm-3pm. 

 

At this moment in time the Tuesday afternoon Country Improver/Intermediate Class 2pm-3pm will remain available on a week to week basis subject to demand.

 

All other classes continue as usual.

 

HANDS - FACE - SPACE

 

October Update

Date: 11 October 2020

Hope you all enjoyed your first week back to in-person classes. Thank you to all those who came along and we miss those who are not yet able to return. A few have asked if it is possible for Online Tutorials, we are working on it.

 

BOOKING CLASSES:

Great to see that most are using the online booking system. If anyone needs any help, let us know.

If you pay cash please remember to place it in an envelope with your name and membership number on the front.

All classes are bookable online two weeks in advance. So if you come to class on a Monday, ON Tuesday you will be able to book for a week Monday.

 

COVID SAFETY:

Did you know if you always keep 2 metres from anyone outside of your household you will not be considered a contact?

Keep 2 metres apart - Keep your class open - You or your friends won't have to isolate if someone tests positive.

 

AFTERNOON CLASSES:

Monday - Beginner/Improver Mix Class at 2pm (repeated Thursday morning)

Tuesday - Improver/Intermediate Country Class at 2pm (repeated Thursday evening)

Wednesday - Improver Mix at 2pm

Bookings for afternoon classes are low, so if you cannot book the morning/evening class of your choice why not try an afternoon slot.

 

HANDS - FACE -SPACE

 

Classes, Events & Socials Announcement

Date: 29 September 2020

Thanks to everyone who has booked to come to our in-person classes, we really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you.  Just to let you know that if a class is fully booked you can join a waiting list or such as the popular Improver/Intermediate Country Class it is scheduled for 3 times in a week, so if one is full maybe check out another.

 

Online Classes.

We are hoping to live stream selected classes for those who would prefer to join in from home, we will let you know asap.

 

Events.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we have postponed ALL 2020 Events for the time being.  If you have already bought tickets, they will remain valid as and when the event is rescheduled.

 

Socials.

Updates from the government indicate that unfortunately NO social dancing will be able to resume for the foreseeable future.

 

Opening & Class Announcement

Date: 28 September 2020

***PLEASE READ TO THE END.***

 

We are excited and hope you are too, to announce that we will be opening for in-person classes from Monday 5th October, 2020. In order to open there are a number of laws and guidelines we MUST follow for this to happen. This email will give you a brief assessment, but PLEASE read the FULL information BEFORE attending any class.  FULL information will be available on our website (link below). 

 

https://www.culpepperclub.co.uk/covid19-rules-guidelines

 

The members of the club are thoughtful, caring people, with this in mind I'm sure you will want to help me keep other members that may be more vulnerable as safe as possible. So even if you feel healthy, strong and invincible please be considerate to those who may not be feeling the same.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

In line with Government Guidance to open we must take measures to ensure we are COVID Secure. COVID Secure requires;

  • RISK ASSESSMENT.

  • CLEANING, HANDWASHING, HYGIENE Procedures in place.

  • WORKPLACE is safe for staff to work.

  • 2m SOCIAL DISTANCING.

  • AT LEAST 1m with mitigating actions.

Our RISK ASSESSMENT is available to read in FULL on our website. 

 

NEW Rules & Guidelines.

We have new rules and guidelines at the club, please read and follow to keep EVERYONE as safe as possible. We will be reviewing them on a regular basis, if you have any questions please let us know.

 

Rules & Guidelines:

  • Members ONLY (both participants)

  • Bookings are limited to 2 per class. Booking information includes; full name, telephone number/s and membership number/s.

  • We accept online payments prior, as well as contactless and cash on arrival. If you are paying by cash, must be in a sealed envelope with your name/s and membership number/s.

  • Social Distance - Keep 2m apart at all times.

  • Arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before.

  • Face coverings MUST be worn to enter and exit the building.

  • Bring your own drink - i.e. water - all drinks must be in a sealable bottle.

  • Bring as little as possible - i.e. just your hand/man bag, shoe bag, drinks bottle, face covering.

  • Any items left behind such as drinks bottles, cardigans, jackets, shoes, bags etc. will be disposed of.

  • NO spectators or drop ins - if you are NOT dancing you will not be able to enter the building.

  • Own square on the dance floor.

  • Own chair - either located on it's own or with a member of your household/bubble (we provide).

  • NO Food - of any kind (unless medical reasons).

  • NO personal fans (hand or electric) - this is to limit the risk of spreading COVID-19.

  • Leave the premises as soon as possible once class has finished.

  • Keep contact with others to a minimum. (No hugging or hand shaking etc).

 

If you DO NOT abide by the rules and guidelines you may be asked to leave.

**all rules and guidelines are subject to change and/or update.

 

CORONAVIRUS - Stay Safe - Save Lives

We would like to remind you when attending the club;

  1. Wear a face covering.

  2. Keep your distance.

  3. Wash hands or sanitise.

  4. Cover your mouth if coughing or sneezing.

  5. Avoid touching your face.

  6. Stay home if you are ill.

 

CAPACITY.

The maximum capacity of people we are allowed in the club building with social distancing at any one time is 24 people, the capacity of the dance floor with social distancing will be 12 people maximum. 

 

QR CODE

The law requires all venues where you are likely to spend more than 15 minutes in to display a QR Code. The QR Code helps the NHS Trace and stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). You can scan the QR Code on entry if you have a 'smartphone', don't worry if you don't we will be keeping a register of all those attending classes.

 

BOOKING A CLASS.

Government guidelines require us to have a pre-booking system in place. We have chosen to provide an easy to use online booking system on our website, this will include the class schedule where you will be able to book classes up to 2 weeks in advance. We hope this system will give all members a fair chance of booking their desired class. We are unsure at this moment in time the demand for certain classes therefore will add, change or remove as necessary. When you book a class you will be asked to provide the following information; Name, Telephone Number, Email Address (your email address will be used to give you booking confirmations, 24 hour reminder and the option to reschedule if necessary). There is more information on our FAQs via our website: https://www.culpepperclub.co.uk/faq

 

Payment options include; a debit/credit card, PayPal or on arrival using contactless or a sealed envelope with the correct money, your name/s and membership number/s on. If you are unable to use this system please contact us to make other arrangements. 

 

IMPORTANT -  You MUST pre-book to attend a class, there will be NO drop-ins, there will be NO spectators. ONLY book a class if you intend to dance and all classes will be MEMBERS only for the time being. 

 

p.s. Class Debrief: At the end of each class I will revise the list of dances (giving you time to make a note) that have been taught during the session as well as answering any questions you may have. 

 

MEMBERS PRIVATE GROUP BOOKINGS.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to book a Members Private Group Booking Class. These classes can vary in music genres, levels etc. For example; Improver Golden Oldies Class, Beginner Country Class or All Levels Mix Class. Our maximum capacity for this class is 12 people, prices will vary depending on the number of your group. Get in contact for more information and availability. 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE:

MONDAY • 10am-11am Improver/Intermediate - Mix

MONDAY • 2pm-3pm Beginner/Easy Improver - Mix

MONDAY • 8pm-9pm Improver - Country

 

TUESDAY • 10am-11am Linedancercise

TUESDAY • 2pm-3pm Improver/Intermediate - Country

TUESDAY • 7pm-8pm Beginner - Mix

 

WEDNESDAY • 10am-11am Improver/Intermediate - Country

WEDNESDAY •  2pm-3pm Improver - Mix

WEDNESDAY •  8pm-9pm Intermediate - Mix

 

THURSDAY • 10am-11am Beginner/Easy Improver - Mix

THURSDAY • 8pm-9pm Improver/Intermediate -Country

 

**all classes and times are subject to change.

 

BOOK ONLINE NOW: https://www.culpepperclub.co.uk/book-online

 

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please let us know.

  

Broken Toe & Opening Update

Date: 21 September 2020

Just wanted to give you a little toe update and thankfully I can say that my foot has improved a lot over the last few days. I would also like to thank everyone who sent lovely messages.

We will be sending out an email later this week with more details on our class re-opening; days, times, how to book etc., so fingers crossed we will be back on the dance floor very soon.

Line Dance Class Update

Date: 24 August 2020

Just wanted to give you an update on how things are progressing. We have planned and prepared ready for our In-Person classes to return, we have planned and prepared for Online Classes to return. Unfortunately due to my own 'not watching where I was going' I broke my toe, no sympathy needed I didn't have shoes on either. Anyway as soon as I can get my shoes on we will be ready to get back to some dancing. So thank you for your understanding and sorry to disappoint those who were very keen to come back.

August Update

Date: 11 August 2020

Due to the continuing COVID-19 situation we have once again had to make some changes to future events.

 

A reminder that the Tea Party with Martin Jaye has been rescheduled to 2021, date to be confirmed and all tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled event.

 

With the continued limitations on social distancing we have decided to reschedule the Quiz Night that was due to take place on 5th September, 2020, we will reschedule again and let you know a date as soon as COVID-19 allows us too. All tickets will be valid.

 

Nashville Trio Royal South were due to appear here on 25th & 26th September, 2020, due to the unfortunate situation they have advised us they will be rescheduling the events, dates to be confirmed and all tickets will remain valid. Check out their social media for more details.

 

We are continuing to work on preparing for 'In Person' classes returning with all the guidance as per the government.  We had a fantastic response from members who wanted to return and will let you know asap dates etc. so thank you for your patience. 

 

Royal South gig update.

Date: 10 August 2020

Royal South have announced the postponement of their upcoming UK and Ireland tour, including both Culpeppers shows on 25th & 26th September 2020. The trio will return in 2021 with new dates to be confirmed. All tickets remain valid.

 

Royal South announcement:

"Well, we’ve been crossing our fingers as hard as we could hoping that the COVID-19 pandemic would ease off and that we’d be able to do our UK Tour this year. Typing this post has made us emotional because this annual tour is something we dearly cherish.

Unfortunately, after speaking with the venues, there’s no way we are going to be able to make it happen and will be postponing the UK and Ireland dates. We’ll be rescheduling the dates as soon as possible. If you’ve already bought tickets they’ll be good for next year. Thank you for your understanding. We love our international fans, and can't wait to see you in 2021! Stay safe and healthy out there."

July Update

Date: 24 July 2020

Firstly we wanted to update about the changes to Online Classes. Monday 27th July, 2020 will be our last week of 'classes'. All those who have subscribed or purchased single classes should have received an email with all relevant information by now, if you did not receive it please let us know.

 

We are currently working on a new Online Line Dance and LDX (Lindancercise) format. Following feedback we will provide the new format, even when 'in person' classes return. We hope this will allow you to learn, catch-up, do more at a flexible, suitable and adaptable time. Here is a link to our Facebook page, which will give you additional information in the coming weeks.

 

https://www.facebook.com/L2LDUK/

 

or follow us on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/learn2linedanceuk/

 

As most of you know the Culpepper USA Tour was due to take place this September, however due to the Covid-19 situation it has been rescheduled to September, 2021, therefore we have a limited amount of new spaces available so if you are interested in joining us please let us know and we will provide you with further information over the coming weeks.

 

August Tea Party.

Due to the current 'Ban' of indoor live music, please be advised that the Tea Party with Martin Jaye has been rescheduled to 2021 (date to be announced) and all tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled event.

 

Return of Classes. (drum roll)

We are working closely with government guidelines etc. and are hoping to return to limited one hour classes in the early autumn. If you are interested in returning to 'in person' classes please let us know the following:

  • Preferred Day

  • Preferred Time (morning, afternoon, evening)

  • Preferred genre MIX or COUNTRY

As part of returning we are preparing ways to pay: online and in person, making it accessible for all. By not allowing new memberships, or any non-members to attend classes we want to prioritise our members safety.

We understand it is a difficult time for some and that you may not want to return just yet, however if you have any queries, questions or additional information please ask.

 

Socials.

At this moment the government guidelines do not allow the use of dance floors for social activities, therefore until such times as advised we are still unable to bring you any weekend socials for the foreseeable future. If/when this changes we will let you know asap.

Online Classes Update.

Date: 1 July 2020

We would like to thank everyone who has supported our Online Classes, without you our financial situation would be very difficult. I am sure you can appreciate that getting Online Classes up and running so quickly was a great challenge. We have since appreciated all the feedback and will be making some changes to how Online Tutorials will proceed. We will stop providing 1 Hour classes from the END of July, however all those who currently subscribe fully will be able gain access to the lessons already provided free of charge until the end of the year. We will email full subscribers directly with more information. 

 

We will be launching a new Online Tutorial Website which will include individual dance tutorials and dance along, as well as other features. We intend for the new site to be more flexible and accessible giving you the freedom to choose what and when you want to dance by levels etc. There will be various plans to suit. We will let you know more information as soon as possible.

July Events Rescheduled.

Date: 1 July 2020

As most of you are aware, we are still awaiting guidance from the government regarding the reopening of dance floors, with no hint of this changing in the very near future we have decided to postpone the July Rescheduled Spring Tea Party and Sunday Shindig (we're sad too).  We will let you know when the new dates are as soon as we can. We are taking each month as it comes and will make decisions on future events as seem appropriate. Please keep a look out for future date announcements.

COVID-19 Update.

Date: 23 June 2020

We just wanted to update you on the new rules regarding the easing of lockdown and the reopening of social clubs etc. We are awaiting full guidelines from the government for confirmation, however I thought I would let you know what my understanding is at the moment.

 

Social clubs can reopen on 4th July, 2020 providing they can follow the COVID19 advice of attempting to achieve a 2 metre social distancing rule and if not it MUST be at least 1 metre plus. Those wishing to use indoor social club facilities must also have table service and can only meet friends from 1 other household at a time. Unfortunately NO dance floor area can be used until further notice. With this in mind and understanding that a majority of our members attend the club to socially mix and dance, we will remain closed until such time as the dance floor area can be used again. (Hopefully not too long).

 

We will continue to provide online classes and thank you for your continued support during this time.

Change from Live Classes to Pre-Recorded.

Date: 5 April 2020

The last 2 weeks we have enjoyed bringing to you our line dance classes online, however we have encountered a few technical issues on our end. Some issues have resulted in re-filming some classes to be able to make them available as a 'video', therefore we have chosen to do some test pre-recorded classes. The online classes will still be available at the same usual time of 11am and 3pm Monday to Friday and will still be recorded as 'live', I wouldn't want you to miss out on my antics. All new videos will now only have an approximately 5 minute 'Stay Tuned, Starting Soon' intro. With this we hope to able to bring you some 'Special Classes' in the coming weeks too and possible 'socials'.

Here is a link to our online Classes. https://www.culpepperclub.co.uk/online-classes

 

The Online Class Improver/Easy Intermediate Country #2 from Thursday had an issue, it  has been re-filmed and is now available to watch. For anyone who has already purchased the live individual class please get in touch. This does NOT apply to Monthly Subscribers.

Change To Online Live Class Schedule.

Date: 29 March 2020

We have a new Online Class Schedule shown below.All 'live' classes are recorded and once processed (usually after 1 hour of being live) are available to view as a video at any time of day for Online Class Subscribers.

 

New Schedule:

Monday 11am/12 noon - Improvers Mix

Monday 3pm/4pm - Linedancercise

Tuesday 11am/12 noon - Beginners Mix

Tuesday 3pm/4pm - Improvers/Easy Intermediate Mix

 

Wednesday 11am/12 noon - Improver Country

Wednesday 3pm/4pm - Intermediate/Advaned Mix

Thursday 11am/12 noon - Linedancercise

Thursday 3pm/4pm - Improver/Easy Intermediate Country

 

Friday 11am/12 noon - Intermediate/Advanced Mix

Friday 3pm/4pm - Beginners Country

Online Live Class Schedule

Date: 23 March 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for the 'Test' Line Dance Online Class. We received fantastic feedback. We have created a weekly schedule that hopefully brings a variety of classes to all. We do appreciate it is a difficult time for everyone and have therefore created a monthly unlimited subscription that will give you access to all 12 'live' weekly classes as well as a catch-up facility to view at your own leisure or you will be able to purchase an individual class stream. 

 

The 'Unlimited Subscription' will cost £40 per month, equalling £10 per week, so that's less than £1 per class. Individual classes will be £4 each.  

 

The Schedule is as follows (timings are subject to change depending on demand, but we will advise you prior to any change):

 

MONDAY

10am-11am - Improvers Mix

7pm-8pm - Linedancercise (check Facebook for music themes)

 

TUESDAY

3pm-4pm - Beginners Mix

7pm-8pm - Improver/Easy Intermediate Mix

 

WEDNESDAY

10am-11am - Improver Country

8pm-9pm - Intermediate Mix

THURSDAY

11am-12noon - Linedancercise (check Facebook for music themes)

7pm-8pm - Improver/Easy Intermediate Country

FRIDAY

10am-11am - Intermediate Mix

3pm-4pm - Beginners Country

 

Head to our website for further information. If you require any assistance please let us know. Thank you for your support and see you behind the lens

Online Live Class Test.

Date: 22 March 2020

Testing... 5, 6, 7, 8...

We will be doing our first full test of our online live line dance class today from 3pm - 4pm. We would love you to join in to smooth out the kinks. We will be live 15 minutes before starting (normally it will be 30 minutes, allowing you time to adjust the furniture) giving you time to have the stream ready to go so you don't miss a thing.

 

What we'll be teaching/dancing (in order)

  • Warm Up

  • 2 x Beginners

  • 2 x Improvers

  • 1 x Intermediate

Head to our website or use the Link below

 

https://www.culpepperclub.co.uk/live-online-class

 

Please note your stream quality will depend/vary on your broadband/bandwidth. If you have any issues or questions please get in touch.

 

So hoover the carpet or sweep the kitchen floor, get your best dancin' shoes on and let the dancing begin.

Closure Announcement.

Date: 20 March 2020

I am sure you are aware that as of tonight venues across England have been asked to temporarily close. We have therefore chosen to postpone some events until later in the year.

Following the announcement made earlier today by the Government we will be temporarily closed. 

The following businesses and venues have been asked to close: 

  • Food and drink venues for consumption on-site, such as restaurants and cafes.

  • Drinking establishments, including pubs, bars, nightclubs.

  • Entertainment venues, including cinemas, theatres, concert halls, and bingo halls.

  • Museums and galleries.

  • Spas, wellness centres and massage parlours.

  • Casinos and betting shops.

  • All indoor leisure and sports facilities, including gyms.

 

The following events remained unchanged;

16th August, 2020 - Afternoon Tea with live music from Martin Jaye

25th September, 2020 - Nashville Trio Royal South

26th September, 2020 - Nashville Trio Royal South

31st October, 2020 - Day of the Dead Halloween Special

13th December, 2020 - Christmas Afternoon Tea Party with Line Dancing

24th December, 2020 - Christmas Mixed Line Dance Social with karaoke

31st December, 2020 - New Year's Eve Country Line Dance Social

 

We are in the process of providing On-line classes for line dancing and Linedancercise, from beginners to intermediate. More information and links are available on our website.

 

For all the latest information, on-line classes, quizzes etc. can be found via our social media platforms. Culpeppers UK

 

We thank you for your support during this difficult time, be safe and healthy.

Future Line Dance Social Announcement.

Date: 20 March 2020

To let you know that there will be NO weekend socials for the foreseeable future.

 

We are in the process of organising online classes, so please keep a look out for more information. As well as this we will be doing fun quizzes etc via our social media platform so if you are interested please join our Culpepper Uk group page, there are links on our Facebook page. We also have a WhatsApp group too, so let me know if you want to join. 

 

We understand that for some of our members isolation and social distancing is a daunting thing and can play a major part on their mental well-being. We are attempting to provide some classes to help alleviate. Please let us know if you would like to physically attend a class/es and what days and times (morning or evening).

Rescheduled Event Announcement.

Date: 18 March 2020

Thank you to all those who have been in touch updating their situations. We fully understand, respect your choices and appreciate the priority of the health of you, your family and us at this time.

 

Thank you to those who have been supporting us this week allowing us time to make adjustments. We are hoping to bring you some live online classes which we hope will bring some comfort to those who will be quarantined for the foreseeable future. We have chosen to postpone the following events:

QUIZ NIGHT - 5TH SEPTEMBER, 2020

SPRING TEA PARTY - SUNDAY 12TH JULY, 2020

GOLDEN OLDIES COUNTRY - FRIDAY 2ND OCTOBER, 2020

GOLDEN OLDIES MIX - SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER, 2020

 

For those who have tickets to the above events these tickets will be valid. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date please let us know. 

 

We do appreciate the stress this situation is having on the whole community and will remain open tonight and tomorrow for those who may need support and some dancing.

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Tuesday- 10am, 2pm, 7pm

Wednesday- 10am, 8pm

Thursday- 10am, 8pm

Friday- CLOSED

Saturday - CLOSED

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