In the early August heat wave, the Stoop hosted the first of its Dance Schools. Harley's Angels dance instructors Anna-Louise Mederson and Louise Bennett put 30 children of ages 7-15yrs through a week's rigorous programme. The sessions covered Street, Hip-Hop and Jazz and all their hard work will be on display when the team perform a dance showcase at the first Quins home match of the season.
The children enjoyed afternoon activities of rounders, badminton, a much needed water fight and a rugby skills session led by 1st XV player Karl Rudzki.
During the week a variety of awards were presented, those who stood out for their effort, consistency and the students who were most improved all took home prizes such as signed Harley's Angels shirts and Mighty Quins watches. The week was a huge success and a great start to the season for the new Harley's Angels team.
* You will be able to see the Harley's Angels Dance Summer School perform their routines pre-match and half-time at the Quins Vs London Wasps match on the 13th September.
Harley's Angels Dance Academy begins on Tuesday 2nd September
New for the 2003/04 season is the weekly Harley's Angels Dance Academy. Boys and girls of all abilities are welcome to join, learn and improve their dance and fitness skills - whilst having fun and meeting new friends. The Dance Academy will specialise in Street Dance, Funk and modern dance styles, as well as introducing children to performance skills on matchdays. The syllabus is designed to be fun yet challenging, and has been created especially for the Academy.
The Dance Academy will run weekly on a Tuesday night. The Academy will begin on Tuesday 2nd September in the East Stand at the Stoop (Jester Suite). Feel free to come along and join in. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of your session to register. The Session cost is £4.50, with the option to pay per 10 week term at a cheaper rate (£4 a session).
Sessions will be split in to three age groups running hourly from 5.30pm - 8.30pm, all classes will be taught by Anna-Louise and Louise.
5.30pm - 6.30 pm, Level one 7 - 10 yrs
6.30pm - 7.30 pm, Level two 11 -; 14yrs
7.30pm - 8.30 pm, Level three 15 - 18yrs
The Dance Academy will perform at half-time on selected home games and will be the resident dancers here at NEC Harlequins. Harley's Angels form a vital part of the Community Team and are sponsored by Connexions. Links have been established with 'Angels against Addiction', a health campaign that aims to raise awareness of the dangers of addiction. The Dance Academy will perform on a selected matchday in support of this worthwhile campaign.
For further information on the Harley's Angels please call Helen Marshall on 0208 410 6044 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.