Spring Fling 2024
We're all getting together on May 24th for a lively and casual evening of performing, socialising and celebrating!
What is the Spring Fling?
The Spring Fling a performance night/social where each dance class performs a little piece that they’ve been working on in class. Then we’ll have food, drinks and a mini rave in the Al Fresco Disco! (ie The Big Act car park - GLAM!)
When/where is the Spring Fling?
The Spring Fling is taking place on Friday May 24th, from 6.30pm at The Big Act. We think the event will probably end around 11pm.
What’s the plan?
Throughout May, each class is going to work on one routine across 3-4 lessons, learning a new section each week. Much like you would normally! However, unlike with your average term, in May you'll get to share your dance with the world's liveliest, most supportive and enthusiastic crowd - YOUR FELLOW AE DANCERS!
Your 'mini showpieces' will be super, super chilled - we’re not planning MIND-BLOWING formation changes nor arranging extra rehearsals. We're just putting together fun little bops that you’ll master during your regular class time.
Then on the eve of Friday 24th May, all AE Dancers will get together for a mini showcase where each group with perform for each other. So you’ll get a chance to dance your socks off in-front of a roaring crowd. AND you'll get to be a part of said roaring crowd, as you watch everyone else’s routines!
After the performances, we’ll have a social in the Al Fresco Disco, where we’ve arranged for a food truck and bar to cater the evening plus a live band to entertain us into the night (so this will be a ticketed event - probs about £14pp*).
So it’s a performance opportunity, show AND social in one!
I’m away in May/a bit nervy about joining...
Now don’t panic, this isn’t a mandatory event. You can absolutely go to class as normal in May and not perform! But if I were you, I’d cancel everything else in your diary on May 24th…just in case….;)
And don’t worry if you already know you’re away for a week in May. Us teachers are going to film mini tutorials of what we learn each week, so you can catch up at home. Easy! And as we said, it’s likely we’ll be doing routines you’ve already worked on in previous terms, so things will feel familiar.
How do I get involved in the Spring Fling?
Because it’s such a relaxed affair, the way you get involved is to…continue going to your classes as normal! Closer to the time we’ll ask you to confirm which pieces you’re dancing in. And we'll release tickets (every dancer will need to buy a ticket*). So keep an eye on your socials and emails!
What's the purpose of the Spring Fling?
As a community, one of our absolute strengths is CELEBRATING TOGETHER. And that's what the Spring Fling is all about. Coming together, performing in a low-pressure, confidence boost setting, CHEERING for each other. And then having a big old party together.
We keep the Spring Fling super casual in terms of preparation - you literally just go to class for 4 weeks and then rock up on May 24th! So it's not a huge commitment. And it's easy for newbies to join in with!
The vibe is inclusive, supportive and FUN! Something to look forward - a real highlight in the dancing calendar.
Will I have to buy a ticket for the event?
Yes, we'll be pre-paying for everyone's food/the band/the venue. So we'll need to know numbers and take payment for all of the above beforehand. We're hoping to keep ticket prices down to about £14. We'll release tickets early May.
Can I invite my friends and family?
It's unlikely we'll have many tickets for friends and family but...we will know more at the beginning of May!
Can I park at The Big Act?
As we'll be using The Big Act car park as our Al fresco Disco, you will not be able to park there on the night of May 24th. There is free parking on Silver St/Gas Lane however. But what we'd really recommend is walking down and then taxi-ing back with friends BECAUSE LORD KNOWS THE BOOZE WILL BE FLOWING!