New Beginnings & Endings

The date was Saturday, 16th February 2019.  It was a double celebration at The Copthorne Hotel in Slough/Windsor; our launch and Valentine’s party!  The guests were all dressed for the occasion which made it very grand and exciting.  Ladies were given fresh red roses on arrival, heart stickers and red heart chocolates were handed to both the men and women.  Everyone came prepared for a good night out and they weren’t disappointed.  Over 200 people arrived and they all left happy!  A good clairvoyant, Avril was present giving out readings for those who booked a slot and Avril received very positive compliments too. Those who were lucky enough to get an appointment were impressed with the accuracy of her messages.  A photo booth was set up with props for guests to take free pics and lots were taken.  All in all it was a GREAT night, the atmosphere was fun and enjoyable with good music by our DJ Ken Rolph.

 

Another new venue has sprung up onto our list of party places, Billericay in Essex.  Stock Brook Country Club is a beautiful venue set on the outer fringes of the picturesque village of Stock.  Our parties will be held in the Rosewood Suite downstairs with breathtaking views  of the landscaped gardens.  There is a good size dance floor, reasonable drinks prices and lots of free parking onsite.  Friday, 19th April is the launch party; a guest appearance with celebrity DJ Mick Brown an ex Capital Radio DJ and now on drivetime Delite Radio and Jackie Radio.

 

Sadly we have to cancel all our parties at The Old Deer Park in Richmond with immediate effect.  A lot of thought and several factors were considered and members were asked for their opinions and preferences too between Leatherhead Golf Club and Old Deer Park.  The final decision was to discontinue our parties at Richmond.  We hope to find another venue around the Surrey area to replace this closure.

 

 

Happy New Year 2019

 

Happy New Year Everyone – Wishing all of you a year of good health and happiness!  2019 is the year of the Pig and in Chinese horoscope this is a good year to make money and invest.

Our New Year’s Eve Party at the Harte & Garter Hotel was an amazing success.  There were lots of new faces, and some people who came to our last party came again this year which was great and not forgetting our loyal members too.  The music on the night was fabulous – thanks to our DJ Ken.  His repertoire of songs kept the dance floor filled most of the night.  Then at midnight we had the usual traditional welcoming in the New Year Songs and everyone got involved which was fantastic.  It was so good to see people enjoying themselves and getting involved in the festivities, what a wonderful time we had.

 

The photo booth was a big hit; funny and happy memories were taken home for keeps, some pictures will be on the website soon.  There were queues throughout the night and the props provided added gaiety and playfulness to the snapshots taken.  It was hilarious and much enjoyed.

 

This year we have three new venues for you to try out and give us your feedback.

On Friday, 18th January there are two launch parties one in Essex at The Thurrock Hotel, Ship Lane, Aveley, Essex RM19 1YN.  This is a lovely venue with a good size dance floor and doors leading out onto the terrace.  Great for summer nights or perhaps you might meet somebody and want to get to know them where you can chat and get away from the music.

The other new venue is in Teddington, The Teddington Constitutional Club, 5 Stanley Road, Teddington TW11 8TP.  Here, there is a large bar just outside the function room and the atmosphere is very warm and friendly.  The room has a massive dance floor so you won’t be restricted to show your dance moves.

Then in February we have another venue, some of our members may remember this one.  We have been here before, several years ago.  It’s at the Copthorne Hotel in the Royal Suite, in Slough/Windsor, on Cippenham Lane, Slough, Berks SL1 2YE.  We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day at our launch party on Saturday, 16th February so come prepared to maybe get lucky and join in our ice-breaker activity (optional).  We are having a raffle with cash prizes, chocolate hearts on arrival, a photo booth, clairvoyant in attendance in a private room and party novelties. See you there!

 

Autumn News

Autumn is back preparing us for the inevitable cold and grey winter nights ahead!!!  But at Dance Parties we are always here to make the cold Friday nights and some Saturday nights exciting and vibrant to help kickstart your weekend!!!  Instead of dreading the freezing weather look forward to the parties you will be attending where you can meet friends and get to know new people.  Our parties are warm and friendly with a great atmosphere and the drinks prices are reasonable and there’s always free parking too.

 

We all love a discount and with the festive seasons creeping up we would like to help make your party organisation hassle free and at a great price.  All you have to do is get your group of 8 or more people round to us.  Come to any of our Friday or Saturday parties and enjoy yourselves.  We provide the DJ and venue plus there will be other people there to join in the fun and add to the atmosphere.  No DJ or room hire cost, it’s all on us, what better deal could you get.  Each person in your group will get FREE membership for a whole year and the organiser gets free entry to the party plus 3 FREE entry vouchers to any other parties, this offer is valid for bookings confirmed and paid for by 30th November 2018.  Don’t miss out on this fabulous deal.  We can also reserve tables for your group so everyone can be sat together.  However, your party does not have to be a festive one, it could be a Retirement, Hen or Stag party just any party you want to organise, bring it to us!

Come 2019 we have a few new venues – The Ship Hotel in Weybridge, Copthorne Hotel in Slough/Windsor, Thurrock Hotel in Thurrock, Essex and Whiteley Village Hall in Surrey.  We believe you will like these new venues.  Check out the “New Venues” page on our website for more information.  The Copthorne Hotel is a revisit, we used to have our parties here a few years ago and thought to bring it back.

Bye for now and you’ll hear from us soon with other news!

Hello Everybody

It’s been a while since we did a piece on what’s happening at Dance Parties Plus!  Hope everyone is well and enjoying the parties.  Sadly summer has almost ended and thankfully the weather is more tolerable.  So no more shorts and sandals (for the men) to our parties, smart dress please everyone!

We have a new addition at some of our parties; dance music videos on large screens as well as our DJ.  We think this is a refreshing introduction to the party, adding more atmosphere and party frivolity, seems like the members are enjoying these music videos too. WE HAVE MORE EXCITING IDEAS COMING UP and more special deals so keep searching our website i.e. the first 25 ladies get half price entry, a welcome drink, exclusive room prices at hotels, glow sticks, LOYALTY CARDS, special deals at our HALLOWEEN, XMAS and NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY. GIVE US YOUR MOBILE NUMBER SO WE CAN TEXT YOU THESE SPECIAL OFFERS!!??

Loyalty cards were issued at most venues in the past weeks, have you got yours yet?  If not, get down to the venue that is issuing them, we do advertise in the “This Week” page on our website.  These loyalty cards are very popular, don’t miss out get yours soon.  After 9 visits to any of our parties, your tenth party will be a freebie.  For instant information, we are giving out loyalty cards at The Fairway Inn Rickmansworth Golf Club this Friday, 14th September – pick up yours there if you haven’t got one yet.

 

This Friday, 14th September, there is an Amy Winehouse Tribute Act in the Bier Keller at The Coppid Beech Hotel, Bracknell.  The singer Laura Jane has been described as “UK’s most authentic Amy Winehouse Tribute Show”.  Come and experience the quirky look and deep raspy soulful voice and believe you are being entertained by Amy Winehouse herself.  To add nostalgia, Friday 14th September is Amy Winehouse’s actual birthday!!!  Tickets are selling fast and you don’t want to miss out on this GREAT Tribute Night – get your tickets online via our website.

Glowsticks are another fun feature at our parties, we have been giving them out to members and they seem to enjoy being subtly lighted in the dark

STAY SAFE and ENJOY OUR PARTIES.

Midsummer Nights

Sadly we didn’t bring football home but at least we got as far as the semi-finals – that’s a great step forward right?

We at Dance Parties are very pleased with the success of our 2nd party at The Holiday Inn London Elstree.  The teething problems we encountered at the launch have all been sorted and we thank the hotel staff for their great efforts on the night.  Everyone had a free welcome drink on arrival and that went down a real treat.  The number of people whom attended were also fabulous and we thank you all for giving us a second chance to put things right.  There were no long queues at the two bars serving our guests and the function room was cool with the air-conditioning running well.  The music was good as usual with one of our top DJs, Ken Rolph.  Everyone was dancing throughout the night and enjoying themselves.

This Friday, 20th July we are at The Berwick Manor Hotel in Rainham, it’s a Club Classics & Soul Night.  Dress code will be relaxed due to the hot weather but scruffy dress will not be accepted.  Music will be provided by one of our Top Radio DJs, Raffle Prizes and Glowsticks will be handed out to everyone.  The glowsticks will make you standout in the dark.  Either wear it as a bracelet or make a pretty necklace with it.  So tell all your friends and bring them along to make it a great disco night out!  The function suite is air-conditioned and the marquee extension opens out into the pretty garden to chill and have a chat.

The other parties this Friday, 20th July are at Old Deer Park, Richmond TW9 2AZ, Porters Park Golf Club, Shenley Hill, Radlett, Herts WD7 7AZ and Canons Brook Golf Club, Harlow CM19 5BE.

Bring a group, a friend or meet someone new at any of our parties, don’t stay in or be alone – join the fun people of Dance Parties Plus!!!!

 

 

 

A Summer’s Dance

Hey, hey, hey what a flaming start to the British summer, it’s absolutely gorgeous with the soaring temperatures, blue skies and light summer breeze.  Don’t bother going overseas searching for summer sun, stay right here in the UK.  Start the weekend by soaking in the sun during the day and in the evening when the temperatures have cooled a lit

tle come to our AIR CONDITIONED Dance Parties venues and make the most of your Friday evenings.  There is usually one, sometimes two events in your area every Friday night so no excuses!!!  These parties are held for all everyone to dance off, shake off (call it what you like) all your stress after a long week at work; forget all your troubles, worries, problems for the night and come enjoy the music, drinks and mix with like minded people.

We had a New Launch Party at Rickmansworth Golf Club last Friday and the number of people attended was very encouraging.  This was a new venue in the Hertfordshire area and conveniently located.  The drinks prices were very competitive and there was ample free parking on site.  The setup at the dance area was cosy and there was plenty of room away from the dance floor to just chill and talk to friends or get to know new people.

There are three great parties this Friday at the ever popular Bird Hills in Maidenhead, Ashwells Country Club another favourite in Essex and Carshalton in Surrey.  Make note of these dates and come along from wherever you are.  Bring a group, celebrate special occasions, bring your party to our party without the hassle of arranging music and hall hire.

By Karen Lewis

With the long cold winter finally gone

Summer is here and the birds are in song

Sky so blue, not a cloud to be seen

Plants are in flower and trees full of green

Days are longer with hours of light

Children play in the sun, warm and bright

A walk in the park with a picnic planned

The bubbly is open and a glass in the hand

We celebrate together with laughter and cheers

Until the light starts to fade and the sun disappears.

LAST WEEK’S LAUNCH PARTY AT BERWICK MANOR HOTEL

HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!  The weather has been very good to us and hope it lasts through the whole of summer……

Last Friday, 15th June we revisited an old haunt and had our Launch party at the Berwick Manor Hotel in Rainham.  The music was great and the marquee set up which is extended from the function room was a good addition to space.  However, the numbers attended were not so great.  We think it was because there were two of our parties in the same area on the same night!!!! Doh…..

Those who came liked the refurbishment of this venue and enjoyed themselves and said they would definitely come again.  The whole place looked more spacious and very well organised, the only thing missing were people. The other parties we had last weekend had good turnouts, even the party at Richmond was well attended.

We have decided to cancel all our parties at Richmond during the winter months due to the lack of lighting in the parking area and parking problems we had last year.  This decision is taken with our members safety as priority and also to ensure the ladies are not at risk of ruining their shoes or tripping on stones when walking from the carpark to the function suite. These are all feedback from members and we are taking action to avoid them since we can’t improve the situation.  So our last party at Richmond this year will be on Friday, 14th September and we will resume again in May of 2019.

We also have another launch party this Friday, 22nd June at a new venue in the Hertfordshire area, Rickmansworth Golf Club, Moor Lane, Rickmansworth WD3 1QL.  Our parties will be held in the Fairway Inn and the room is very spacious with a large dance floor, lots of free  parking and very competitive drinks prices.  Come along and join the fun!  See you there!

 

LAST WEEK’S PARTY AT HOLIDAY INN

Last Friday, on 8th June we had a smashing party at The Holiday Inn London Elstree.  Over 250 people attended – WOW!!!  The music was rocking & rolling and the dance floor was moving….

Everyone was enjoying themselves, the atmosphere was great in the flaming June summer night and the air-conditioning system decided to have the night off!!!.  The room was smoking, fortunately it was huge and spacious and there was another room to chill where the bar was.  A fan was placed in the suite to cool and circulate the air which did make a difference.

We apologise to everyone for the long queues at the bar due to one of their tills breaking down and not having sufficient bar staff on duty.  Brian is meeting with their management team this week to rectify all the problems we encountered and ensure it is not repeated at our next party there in July.  A BIG thankyou to everyone who supported our launch party.

Yes, another launch party in Rainham, Essex this Friday, 15th June.  Some of you may remember The Manor Hotel where we used to have our parties a few years ago.  It has now been refurbished with a new name, The Berwick Manor Hotel and new management too.  Our party will be held in the Function Suite but this time there is a permanent marquee extension from the suite.  The space is much bigger and more spacious, the marquee leads out onto a lovely garden where you can chill and have some fresh air or chat to friends. We will be issuing loyalty cards at this party and all drinks prices will be discounted between 8.30pm till 10pm only.  So don’t hesitate, make arrangements, get your glad rags on and come party with us.

Then on Saturday, 16th June, Imber Court will have it’s Ballroom doors open to all for our Saturday night party – put this down in your diary and get ready for a great night out.  Tell and bring friends along to this party at a great venue with one of our top DJs playing the best music to keep your feet on the dancefloor throughout the night!

 

NEW VENUES

In the summertime when the weather is hot you should all go dancing and partying on Friday nights with Dance Parties Plus as most of our venues have air-conditioning or the windows opened!!!

We’ve had FOUR new venues added to our collection of parties around the M25 perimeter.  One in Hertfordshire, PORTERS PARK GOLF CLUB which is a lovely venue with beautiful surroundings and another one in Surrey, CARSHALTON ATHLETIC FOOTBALL CLUB.  Both venues have good sized dance floors, lots of free carparking spaces and reasonable drinks prices too.  For those who haven’t been you should try out these two venues so you won’t be left out.  The numbers from our two launch parties were very encouraging and we hope you carry on attending these parties.

Another new venue a bit further off in Colchester, actually it’s between Braintree and Colchester in the small village of Earls Colne.  Its The Essex Golf and Country Club and our launch party is this Friday, 18th May.  Only on this date, loyalty cards will be issued at this party!   So come along and try this venue out and at the same time collect your loyalty card.

In June, there will be three launch parties; one in Borehamwood/Elstree at The Holiday Inn on 15 June, we used to have our parties here but it has been refurbished to a very high standard and have decided to try this venue out again. The other on 15 June is at the Berwick Manor Hotel in Rainham.  This hotel has been newly refurbished and looks good.  Our parties will be held in the Function Suite with a marquee setup adjacent to the function suite, which gives more room now than when we used to have our parties at this venue before.  We are certain you will enjoy the experience and there is much more space.  The marquee opens into the gardens and in the summer months you can have a breather and chat with friends outside.  Loyalty cards will only be issued at both these parties on these launch dates so come along and get yours here.

The third is in Rickmansworth, The Fairway Inn Rickmansworth Golf Club.  We were invited by the management to have our parties here as they are part of the Hertsmere Leisure group, the organisation that closed Bushey Golf Club in Herts.  We have use of the Function room and captains room which makes it very spacious.  Again, drinks prices are very reasonable, with big dance floor and lots of free carparking spaces.

We are very happy that the Loyalty Cards are being used and hopefully everyone will have a card as the months go by. These cards will only be given every so often and you will be notified in advance via THIS WEEKS LISTINGS HEADER on our website the week before where they are being given out.

 

 

HAPPY EASTER

It’s that time of the year again changing of the seasons; temperatures increasing, rain from the heavens, flowers blooming, longer days and new beginnings.

This Easter weekend there are 4 parties around the M25 orbital.  On Friday, 30th March is the launch party at Woolston Manor Golf & Country Club, some of you may remember this is a revisit from the past.  This venue has been newly refurbished and our parties will be held in The Taylor Suite.  It was very popular when we were there a few years ago but unfortunately the management at the time was in disarray but now the new management are very much on the ball and we are sure you will enjoy coming here.

There is an extra party at Bushey Met Sports Club.  Remember it was cancelled at the beginning of March together with other parties due to snow and bad road conditions?  We managed to get a booking for this bank holiday weekend Friday, 30th March.  We know how popular this venue is and was pleased to

be offered an alternative date.  Another top favourite party is on too, yes you guessed it, Bird Hills Golf Club, also on Friday, 30th March.

That’s not all, on Easter Sunday, 1st April, at Ye Olde Plough House we are having a Soul and Club Classics Night and to keep you grooving on the dance floor is Soul/Club Calssics DJ Dave.

No reason or excuse to stay away.  Ladies get glammed up, men scrub up and everyone should join in the Easter parties around you to have fun and welcome the Blooming Spring into our lives.

Easter Eggs will be handed out at every party this weekend and there will be a cash prize in one of the eggs – it might be yours so don’t miss out!