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DANCING FOR CHARITY (EST 2008)
          & DANCE DISTRACTION  

DANCING FOR CHARITY & DANCE DISTRACTION 
are established groups promoting 
Modern Jive across the North of England.
DANCING FOR CHARITY - 
PROUD to be one of the four FINALISTS

WE WELCOME BEGINNERS AT ALL OUR EVENTS, HOWEVER DANCE DISTRACTION NIGHTS  - WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS are especially devoted to those who are brand new to 
Modern Jive.
   
 -  CLICK 'CLASSES & MORE' ON MENU to the left FOR 
 MORE  CLASS & VENUE INFORMATION

DANCE DISTRACTION runs our FREESTYLES & SATELLITE events to encourage newcomers to the Modern Jive Community. 
See below for future events. 
ENTRY AT ALL OUR VENUES IS ONLY £4 



DATES
DANCE DISTRACTION FREESTYLE
SATURDAY 30TH JANUARY 2016
8PM  - 11PM
@ GROSVENOR DANCE CENTRE
HEATON, NEWCASTLE NE6 5LL

VALENTINES DAY  
SUNDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 
@ FOREST HALL CLUB
WITH JASON KING 
4PM till late. 
pay on the door £7 
all proceeds to CRY 
CARDIAC RISK in the YOUNG

ANNUAL BURNS NIGHT@ FOREST HALL CLUB 
SATURDAY 23RD JANUARY 2016
7.30 - 11.00 
live music with
JOINT STOCK BAND 
TICKET ONLY EVENT TICKETS OUT NOW!  £12 just a few tickets left. ticket only event 
ALL PROCEEDS TO THE

WHAT AN AMAZING NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION  -  CHECK OUT 


VENUES:

MODERN JIVE FOR BEGINNERS 
8PM - 10PM WEDNESDAYS @
FOREST HALL CLUB, 
GREAT LIME ROAD FOREST HALL, 
NE12 9DQ.

FRIDAY NIGHTS @ FOREST HALL CLUB 
CLASS with a challenge then 
FREESTYLE till 11pm 


MODERN JIVE FOR BEGINNERS 
8PM - 10PM THURSDAYS @
  BEDLINGTON COMMUNITY CENTRE, 
FRONT STREET, BEDLINGTON,NE22 5TT.

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SUPER SANTA SUNDAY SPECTACULAR 
WITH BESSIE & THE ZINC BUCKETS 
DECEMBER 13TH WHAT AN AMAZING TURN OUT !!

WE RAISED £800 FOR THE SALVATION ARMY TOY APPEAL and DONATED 250 NEW TOYS THANKYOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT & GENEROSITY 
FOR PICS CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE 

WE WELCOME BEGINNERS -  NO PARTNER REQUIRED - Wednesdays and Thursdays run by DANCE DISTRACTION are informal evenings which aim to be  an intimate introduction to modern jive -  for absolute beginners, we offer an informal beginners class from 8pm - 8.40 and one to one teaching of individual moves which can be practiced at the freestyle later in the night. Members who have danced for years are happy to encourage and support beginners.

Each week we will teach just a few moves so that everyone has the opportunity to extend their repertoire of modern jive moves.  


EVERY FRIDAY @ Forest Hall Club
 CLASS & FREESTYLE 
SOCIAL NIGHT 
8 PM - 11PM 
ALL WELCOME ENTRY £4




DANCING FOR CHARITY established in 2008 has raised over £70,000 for local charities over the last 6 years and continues to do so.  We aim to reach a grand total of £100,000 in 2017.
ALL PROFITS from our Friday nights at Forest Hall  -  go to local charities. 

our 60'S & 70'S  FUNDRAISING FREESTYLE 
 RAISED A TOTAL of £715 
  which will go to 
TEENAGE CANCER TRUST 
& DAFT AS A BRUSH 

 our BEACH PARTY!
 RAISED A TOTAL OF £500 for 
D.F.S.G. Duchenne Family Support Group. 
Children suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS EVENT.


OUR  FREESTYLE on 
MAY 30TH raised a total of £300 
 for 
GUST & FIRST START HOUSING 

THANKS to everyone who joined us at our EASTER BUSK  
at NEWBIGGIN by the SEA





  
THANKYOU TO EVERYONE who came along to our BUSK 
in North Shields  


DANCE EVERY FRIDAY @ FOREST HALL CLUB NE12 9DQ.
Fridays @ Forest Hall  -  where else can you welcome the weekend, dance the night away on a lovely dance floor,  with a great atmosphere, and reasonable bar prices, the class on a Friday starts at 8pm and is a mixture of beginner and  intermediate moves, beginners are still welcome to join and be encouraged by more experienced dancers. After the class we freestyle till 11pm.
ENTRY ONLY £4 all proceeds to charity. 

ALL WELCOME   NO PARTNER NEEDED.


WATCH THIS SPACE FOR OUR NEXT GROUP HOLIDAY POSSIBLE DATE 5TH SEPTEMBER 2016


DANCING FOR CHARITY - ESTABLISHED IN 2008 

SO FAR WE HAVE DONATED 
OVER £75,000 
TO CHARITIES OVER THE LAST 7 YEARS.


Over the last seven years we have raised over  £75,000 for various charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care, North Tyneside General, Hospital Oncology Department, and the British Heart Foundation. We presented £10,000 to Angie Taylor of the Charlie Bear for Cancer Care Fund, and £10,000 to THE DALES SCHOOL, BLYTH for the setting up of a life skills house for children with special needs. 

A cheque for £1500 was presented to Ollie Crawshaw who has Spinal Atrophy, to help to pay for his wheelchair. 
A FURTHER £700 
was raised on Saturday 3rd November.

A cheque for £1000 was presented to the charity C.R.Y.  Cardiac Risk in the Young. 

The African Connection
working with the

 DANCING FOR CHARITY 
SUPPORTING kindergartens in Otjiwarongo, Namibia, 
see their Facebook page for more .......


Keep in contact with us and keep up to date with our events and fundraising, sign up to our mailing list or join us on Facebook or Twitter for instant updates 
 
DANCING FOR CHARITY is focused on FUN!  providing an entertaining evening of modern jive  (and sometimes other styles of dance).
The organisers of this social evening make no profit whatsoever from the money raised.      

DANCING FOR CHARITY is a group of like minded people devoted to raising funds for local charities, while having a fun sociable time.
 
Come along, whether you are a couple, single or in a  group, you will be made truly welcome.  The age range is  20 ish to ??
(sorry~ no under 18's -social club rules)  and what we all have in common is a love of dancing and a need to have fun! 
Check out the smiling faces, see the effect dancing has!  ....... 

Check out our slideshow of just some of the events here.
 
Our DJ understands how important the music is to get us all on the floor. We will play a great range and take suggestions from members too. In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere beginners can learn to jive in just six weeks.
 
We have several experienced dancers who will lead you into beginner  moves, teaching just a little at a time. We start the evening at 8pm with a class , individual help for beginners is available on request. 
 
However,  nearly everyone will join the class to learn a new move or two or just to warm up and break the ice, the moves are beginner and intermediate combined, and everyone has fun learning together. Then it's FREESTYLE all night until 11pm. Occasionally we will bring in a guest teacher to introduce some more advanced moves, tailored to suit the needs of our members. 
 
Our venues are airy, dimly lit, with a great dancefloors. The bar prices are very reasonable and entry is only £4.
 
 
 
 

Donations to Date

TOTAL DONATED TO 
 
North Tyneside General 
Hospital, Oncology Department - £1,000 

TOTAL DONATED TO



British Heart Foundation - £6,000


TOTAL DONATED TO 
CHARLIE BEAR CANCER CARE - £10,000

TOTAL DONATED TO
THE DALES SCHOOL, BLYTH -  £10,000

TOTAL DONATED TO
 

St Oswald's Hospice -  £1,000

 


THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us.

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