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What we do when
A Wednesday evening at Holloway
A complete list of dates is given on the Calendar page.
Our regular club evenings are held fortnightly in Holloway. We meet, from 7.30 to 10.00 pm, on the 2nd, 4th and (if there is one) 5th Wednesdays in each month. In August we meet on the last Wednesday only. In December we sometimes meet on the 3rd instead of the 4th Wednesday depending on where Christmas is in the week.
We are fortunate that around six of our members regularly call. Each takes a turn at calling for one evening, or part of an evening, and occasionally a guest caller from another club. Each dance is explained and walked through, and then danced with the caller still giving instructions. We use recorded music from CD's, but occasionally have a band, for example if someone has a special birthday, and also often on the 5th Wedensday of the month (that is usually once evry three months).
There is a short interval halfway, with tea and coffee available.
We have just a very short Summer break in August. So the last Wednesday in July we hold an end of season party. This is similar to a normal Wednesday evening, but we have live music from a band, and a selection of several callers from the club. There is a bring and share supper, so we ask you to bring a little contribution of food. There is no admission charge. But we do make a collection for a local charity, to which you are invited to contribute.
|2011||£165||Derbyshire Red Cross|
|2012||£250||Macular Disease Society, relevant to one of our members|
|2015||£300||Derby Hospital Cancer Unit, in memory of Pat Roadhouse, a long serving member of our Club who died of cancer earlier in the year on Good Friday, after being cared for at this unit; to be used towards the costs of training a counsellor (which Pat herself had previously helped with)|
|2016||£300||British Heart Foundation, in memory of Syd Wilks and Syd Barber, two more well established members who died in 2015|
|2017||£250||Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre at Skegness|