Where: United Reform Church
FitSteps is the result of a collaboration between ‘Strictly Come Dancing’s’ professional dancers Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite and Britain’s most successful swimmer Mark Foster. It is a mix of the graceful steps of Ballroom and the up tempo steps of the Latin dances to create a really fun, energetic and effective way to stay fit. It is the first time that classic Latin and Ballroom dances have been brought together with proven fitness techniques and principles to create not only a programme that can have extraordinarily wide appeal but one that also has the potential to make a real and lasting impact on the health of the nation. For more information on Becky’s classes visit her website www.dance2tone.com
A great fitness activity designed to tone and sculpt the body using ballet technique
Ballet2tone is a completely different way of exercising using ballet movements to create many different exercises throughout the class. The intensity of the exercises gradually build as the movements become bigger and more elevated with the main focus being to tone, sculpt and condition the entire body.
Throughout the class, the whole body will be engaged in movement, even the feet. Using a dancers technique, we can develop a sleeker, stronger and more flexible physique.
Ballet2tone classes are a great way to improve your strength stability, flexibility, co-ordination & balance using every muscle. Most of all, its great fun and suitable for all abilities – no experience necessary. Anyone can come and join in. For more information on Becky’s classes visit her website www.dance2tone.com
The free combined workshop for adults incorporating both FitSteps & Ballet2tone will take place at the United Reform Church 3pm on Saturday 17th September if you would like to come and have a go.
Once again Lindfield Arts Festival welcomes the Haywards Heath Ariel Drama Academy to perform on Festival Day, 17th September 2016 at 1.30pm at the South end of the High Street, outside the Stand Up Inn.
Ariel’s opened its first drama academy in 2005 and now has five award winning academies including their newest academy in Haywards Heath, which operates every Saturday afternoon at Warden Park School. For students aged from 5 -19, Ariel’s inspirational teaching style empowers students and helps them to build both theatrical and life skills. Every week in a warm and welcoming environment students develop skills in drama, singing and dance. There are plenty of opportunities to perform including an annual showcase just for Haywards Heath students and in Ariel’s renowned musical productions and thought-provoking plays.
The Ariel drama academy are delighted to be performing at the Lindfield Arts Festival on Saturday 17th September at 1.30pm. The cast will be performing a wide variety of music from current hits to musical theatre classics so come along, enjoy the music and find out more about Ariel.
For more information on Ariel Drama Academies, Ariel junior and adult choirs, forthcoming productions and plays visit www.arielct.co.uk
The Silhouette Show are a three part vocal harmony group, based in Sussex, paying tribute to the music of the 1900’s to the 1960’s.
Karen, Chloe & Sarah have come together with a shared love of retro and vintage music, to create an Andrews Sisters-esque trio that delivers all the hits of the day, from Vera Lynn to Chubby Checker, from Billie Holiday to The Temptations, and everything in between. In their vintage glitz, and with their playful choreography, The Silhouettes will take you from 1900 to 1960.
A Guest Blog by Becky Stevens, Dance2Tone.
I’ve been dancing since I was just five-years-old and, as a professional dancer and choreographer, I have worked throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. For many years I performed with dance troupes across Tenerife until I formed, choreographed and managed my own troupe, Dancesation. We enjoyed dancing all over the island until we moved back home and now perform around the UK and abroad.
I have also had the fantastic opportunity to collaborate and dance with tribute acts, dance at Disneyland, Paris, and choreograph and perform in many shows for holiday parks across the country. I am a qualified and experienced Zumba, Zumba Kids and Fitsteps Instructor, holding classes throughout Sussex.
My recent venture has been to design my new dance fitness classes for children called Popsteps. Popsteps is a fantastic dance programme where the children get to dance to their favourite songs, freestyle, learn routines and be creative and choreograph their own routines. There is a huge sense of fulfilment teaching the children and seeing them succeed while having great fun! Ballet2tone for adults is also something I have developed using all my training, knowledge and experience. This is a great fitness class designed to tone and sculpt the body using ballet technique.
FitSteps is the result of a collaboration between ‘Strictly Come Dancing’s’ professional dancers Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite and Britain’s most successful swimmer Mark Foster. It is a mix of the graceful steps of Ballroom and the up tempo steps of the Latin dances to create a really fun, energetic and effective way to stay fit. It is the first time that classic Latin and Ballroom dances have been brought together with proven fitness techniques and principles to create not only a programme that can have extraordinarily wide appeal but one that also has the potential to make a real and lasting impact on the health of the nation. We’re proud to say that we have had people from the age of 9 to 74 participating, all of whom loved the experience!
I love being an instructor and enjoy seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces as they participate in my classes. It is amazing to see how much their confidence rises every week as they dance, have fun and keep fit to the beats. You can see a demonstration of the classes I run at the Lindfield Arts Festival on the High Street, on Saturday 17th September and join in the workshops in the URC Church too! Bring your dancing shoes!
A Guest Blog by Assistant Principal Lianne Carter (LISTD)
At Turning Pointe School of Dance we offer professional Dance training in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz for children aged 18 months all the way up to Advanced Level, including adult classes. We are a well-established school with a 50 year history in the area, and now offer classes in Haywards Heath, Lindfield, Plumpton, Barcombe and Lewes.
We value every pupil as an individual, and whilst many of our students are offered places at prestigious conservatoires and universities (including The Royal Ballet School, London Studio Centre, The BRIT School, London Contemporary School of Dance, Trinity Laban, and Northern School of Contemporary Dance) others attend lessons purely as a hobby and a form of exercise, but the escapism and enjoyment they gain from the classes is just as important.
Our pupils have the opportunity to take exams in RAD Ballet and ISTD Modern and Tap if they wish to do so, and every two years we put on a large production in a professional theatre. We also enjoy performing at community events like Lindfield Arts Festival, and hope that you will enjoy watching our dancers!
We have recently launched Melody Bear Pre-School Dance classes and adult Ballet-Fit classes on Friday mornings at Clair Hall. If you would like further information on any of our classes please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also take a look at our website- www.turningpointedanceschool.co.uk
Swoove is excited to be a part of the Lindfield Arts Festival again this year, not only because we officially launched at the LAF 2015 with a sell out class, but because it is such a fantastic community event to be a part of.
Swoove means to sing, whoop and move and is a singalong exercise class.
There are now 30 different programmes within the Swoove brand, the original one being Swoove Fitness. There is Swoove Aqua, Swoove Combat, Swoove Ignite, Swoove Stretch and many more.
You will be able to Swoove on the High Street on the Saturday morning, then in the URC between 10-11am.
Claire will be taking the 10am Swoove Fitness class, this is for all ages and abilities.
Esther will be taking the 12.15pm Swoove Mini class and this is for mums/dads/carers and their little ones. You get a workout whilst your little one can play in a safe environment.
We look forward to swooving with you over the arts festival weekend, so make sure you grab yourself a ticket as they will go quicker than you can say “Swoovy”!
Where: United Reform Church, Back Hall
When: 11am and 1.30pm, Saturday 17th September
Who: Children aged 6 months to 6 years
babyballet is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years. With schools right across the UK, babyballet dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment. With a real focus on learning through play, the unique babyballet syllabus offers four key stages of ballet and tap classes where every child can build their confidence and social skills, learning manners, discipline and respect while developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture and rhythm.
babyballet’s fully qualified, friendly and engaging dance teachers are joined in class by the babyballet bears, Twinkle & Teddy, who help to encourage all the little stars to interact and share as they learn to dance without any pressure. We hope you have a fantastic day and come and join in our taster classes!
Lindfield Arts Festival continues on Sunday 18th September 2016 with Popsteps dancing their way along the route from Clair Hall to Victoria Park, Haywards Heath and celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the train arriving in Mid Sussex.
A big thank you goes to Standen House, National Trust near East Grinstead. It’s an Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden and a wonderful resource. We have kindly been lent Victorian costumes for the Popsteps children and accompanying adults to wear to ensure that we are all dressed in keeping for the 175th Celebrations.