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SPLASH @ PAKEFIELD

06-09 SEP 2024

SPLASH 2023

The booklet for Splash 2023 is now available. 
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MASTERCLASSES

ONLINE BOOKINGS FOR MASTERCLASSES ARE NOW CLOSED, PLEASE BOOK AT THE WEATHERDESK.

Masterclasses are small classes that are taught in fixed couples. They provide teacher interaction and the opportunity to master the technique being taught. You do not have to be an advanced dancer to participate!
You do however have to book in advance at £5 per head in a fixed partnership. You can do this online before the event, or via the Weather Desk subject to availability.

All attendees at Drop/Aerial style workshops must report to the Weather Desk on Friday evening to ensure that they complete a disclaimer form per person

SAT 10.45am – Shake That! – The Line Dance with Lyndsey Hill (SOLO) 

Did you miss it before? Don’t worry, because ‘Shake That!’ is back! Join us and master the MOST impressive line dance, guaranteed to leave your friends wishing they had learned it too! This funky and intricate sequence, filled with attitude and musicality, is not to be missed. Led by the footwork maestro, Lyndsey Hill, this one-hour intensive class will have you learning the choreography and dancing it with confidence. Get ready to shine on the dance floor! 

Suitable for Int+ Solo dancers 

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SAT 12pm – Airborne with Tony & Hayley (PARTNER) 

If you’re looking to take your dance skills to new heights, look no further than these two aerials masters. With years of experience under their belt, Tony and Hayley are experts at teaching you how to perform jaw-dropping lifts safely, accurately, and stylishly. From showstopping competition moves to impressive lifts that will leave your audience speechless, these masters will guide you through every step of the way, ensuring that you feel confident and comfortable. Get ready to leave the ground and elevate your dancing skills to a whole new level with these two aerials Gods. 

Suitable for Int + Dancers Only – Signed Disclaimer Required 

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SAT 1.15pm – Body Isolations & Stops with Toni Sails (PARTNER) 

At this masterclass, Toni will be teaching a comprehensive range of chest and hip isolations that can be led physically. This crucial skill benefits both leads and followers, enabling them to move their entire body in sync with the music, beyond just using their feet and arms. By incorporating isolations and body roll type movements, Toni will empower dancers to connect with the intricate beats present in music styles heavily influenced by Zouk, RnB, and pop. These expressive movements allow you to hit those complex beats with precision and grace, elevating your dancing to a whole new level. 

Suitable for Advanced Dancers only 

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SAT 2.30pm – Top Cat Partnered with Tim Stevens (PARTNER) 

Join master of funk Tim Stevens and his partner Emily in this workshop and learn techniques to improve your lead and follow styling and musicality. Gain confidence to impress judges and stand out on the dance floor without compromising the flow of your moves or connection with your partner. Tim’s expertise in funk and soul music combined with Emily’s sass will give you the skills to enhance your dancing and take it to the next level.  

 Suitable for Intermediate + Dancers and Above 
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SAT 3.45pm – Rhythm is a Dancer with Richard & Zoe (PARTNER) 

Presented by South West teachers and franchisees Richard & Zoe, the “Rhythm is a Dancer” masterclass is designed to elevate your dancing with captivating rhythmic patterns and timings. Get ready to infuse a fresh and exciting flavour into your dance moves as you learn from the best in the business. Discover the art of dancing in sync with the music, making your every step an expression of rhythm. Join us for this extraordinary experience and unlock the true essence of dance through the power of music. 

Suitable for Intermediate + Dancers and Above 

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SAT 5pm – Centripetal Force with Caine Langford (PARTNER) 

Join Caine as he takes you on a thrilling journey through the technique and a variety of fast rotational, counterbalance wow moves. Get ready to be amazed by the dynamic and impressive moves that Caine will teach you – perfect for the competition dance floor. Packed with challenging technique, this session promises to be filled with new learning opportunities to enhance your repertoire.  

Suitable for Advanced Dancers Only 

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SAT 6.15pm – The Perfect Partner with Jamie Eddy (PARTNER) 

Join award-winning couple Jamie and Jen in this masterclass, packed with amazing hints, tips, and techniques to help you become the perfect Ceroc dance partner. Whether you’re a leader or a follower, this masterclass is designed to enhance your skills and take your dancing to the next level. With Jamie and Jen’s expertise, you’ll learn how to improve your connection, timing, and musicality, making you THE perfect partner on the dance floor. So don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best! 

Suitable for Intermediate + Dancers and above  
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SUN 10.45am – Ready, Set, Skills (SPINS) with Ellen Dacombe (PARTNER) 

Mastering the spinning technique can be a challenging task, and it often takes several years to perfect without proper guidance. However, with the help of Multi-Open Winner Ellen Dacombe, you can now deconstruct the spin in a way that is easily understandable for all levels of dancers, whether leading or following. Ellen will guide you on your journey towards achieving the ultimate, controlled, multiple spin.   

Suitable for Intermediate Dancers and Above 
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SUN 12pm: Sensual Bachata with Dan Akers (PARTNER)  

Experience an enchanting and passionate one-hour masterclass on Sensual Bachata, led by the charismatic Ceroc & Bachata teacher, Dan Akers. In this captivating session, Dan will guide you through the art of connecting with your partner on a deep and sensual level, as you explore the essence of close hold Bachata. Learn the nuances of body movement, connection, and musicality, allowing you to express the emotions of the music with grace and sensuality.  

Suitable for Intermediate + Dancers and above 
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SUN 1.15pm – Super Drops with Tony & Hayley (PARTNER)  

Are you ready to take your dance moves to the next level? Look no further than this thrilling workshop, where you’ll learn daring seducers, jaw-dropping dips, and exhilarating drops that will leave your audience in awe. But don’t worry, you’ll be able to keep your partner’s feet firmly on the ground as you master these impressive moves. With Tony & Hayley’s expert guidance, you’ll be able to invigorate your move repertoire and become a master of the most exciting moves on the dance circuit. Impress your friends, thrill your dance partner, and elevate your dancing skills to new heights with this unforgettable masterclass. 

Suitable for Advanced Dancers – Signed Disclaimer Required 
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SUN 2.30pm – Make the Crowd go Wow! With Richard & Zoe (PARTNER) 

Prepare yourself for an exhilarating one-hour dance masterclass with Richard and Zoe, where you will embark on an extraordinary journey into the realm of technical wow moves. This class is not for the faint-hearted, specifically designed to challenge and push dancers beyond their limits. Richard and Zoe, renowned experts in their craft, will guide you through a carefully curated batch of intricate and inspiring moves that will leave you in awe. From mind-boggling spins to gravity-defying seducers and everything in between, this masterclass promises to elevate your dance skills to new heights. 

Suitable for Int+ Dancers and above 
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SUN 3.45pm – SILC Developmental with Caine Langford (PARTNER) 

Join the amazing Caine Langford in this masterclass that will challenge even the most competent SILC dancers, not just in terms of the complexity of movements, but in developing your own unique style of SILC that complements and exaggerates musical differences. With Caine’s guidance, you’ll explore the nuances of musicality, learning how to develop your own choreography and take ownership of your style. This class is perfect for those looking to take their SILC dancing to the next level and stand out on the dance floor. 

Suitable for Advanced Dancers Only 
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SUN 5pm – Using your Head with Barry Watson (PARTNER) 

Join Barry for an in-depth exploration of head movements that will add a whole new dimension to your dance repertoire. From mastering graceful head rolls to nailing the exhilarating crazy chicken turn, this class will push your boundaries and have you accomplishing dance moves you never thought were possible. Barry’s guidance will empower you to unlock the true potential of head movements in your dance.  

Suitable for Advanced Dancers only 
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SUN 6:15pm – Funky Blues with Tim Stevens (PARTNER) 

Get ready to groove into the “Funky Blues” masterclass let by street dance expert Tim Stevens.  This cool workshop mixes the vibes of modern blues music with the urban buzz of street dance all guided by Tim’s know-how in both. You’ll trace the roots of blues and street dance, and learn to groove with close connection.  Tim’s mix of these styles sparks an exciting blend, ending in a dynamic partnership where dancers can strut their stuff in the Splash Blues Room or rock the competition floor.

Suitable for Intermediate + Dancers and above 

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