Staying Active with World Dance Masters

Written by samuelwdm

7 February 2021

While we can’t be together in person, we can online! We are excited that we’ve got another set of amazing workshops and fun activities to keep us all connected over the coming months and to keep your dance in top form for when we get back to competitions and social dancing!

We know how many of you valued the technique workshops we ran in Spring 2020. So we are bringing them back to help you polish and improve your technique and styling to LEVEL UP your dance! This time, we’ll be running six sessions focussed on six different styles.

Each 1-hour session will help you deepen your understanding of the style so you can apply it to your practice. All classes start live at 11 AM UK time in our private Facebook Group. If you can’t attend live, the sessions will be recorded and available on-demand whenever you want to watch them.

Each session is unique, so if you took our sessions last year, these next sessions will be a great addition to build on those foundations, but are also perfect if this is your first time or want to freshen up your technique.

Sunday 28 February – Jenny Stephenson – ECS & Polka Technique
Sunday 7 March – Jessica Devlin – Waltz Technique
Sunday 14 March – Roy Hadisubroto & Fiona Murray – Body Movement
Sunday 21 March – Shane McKeever – Street Technique
Sunday 28 March – Barbara Seelt – Cha Cha Technique
Sunday 4 April – Fred Whitehouse – Nightclub Technique

Access to all classes can be purchased for £30 – £5 per class. You can purchase access to the Technique Workshops here.

And what better way to put your technique into practice than with LOCKDOWN MASTERS 2! We’ll be bringing another virtual event to your screens in May so that everyone can stay active and get that all-important practice in before Worlds 2021.

For Lockdown Masters 2, we’ll be using the same dances as the first Lockdown Masters but changing up to 2 songs per division. You can find the updated dances here. As with the first Lockdown Masters, you must use the official WDM music as this contains important elements that are needed for the production of the virtual event. The music that must be used can be downloaded from here.

Key dates for Lockdown Masters 2
Registration Opens – Sunday 28 February
Final Date for Uploads
– Sunday 18 April
Competition Launch
– Saturday 15 May
Awards Ceremony
– Sunday 16 May

Keep your eye on our Facebook Page for more information on Lockdown Masters 2, including when registration opens!

One more thing! Every Sunday from 28th February we’ll also be hosting a fun workshop totally live and totally free on the World Dance Masters Facebook Page at 1 PM UK time! Each week will be hosted by a different World Dance Masters instructor or personality. These teaches will be fun and easy TikTok-style dances which we then challenge you to post on your TikTok or Facebook profile with the hashtag #WDMChallenge! We can’t wait to see your moves 🙂

We are so excited for the weeks ahead. Whether it is taking part in the fun #WDMChallenge workshops, working on your technique in our LEVEL UP classes, or working towards and competing at the Lockdown Masters 2, we are looking forward to staying connected to our whole dance community and keeping you active with World Dance Masters.