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A fun and easy way to learn how to dance, you’re sure to have a great night out and meet loads of people so come on your own or with friends.
Ceroc Dance Tadcaster
Every Tuesday night at 7.30pm
Riley Smith Hall
“The only sociable way we know to keep fit…” FHM Magazine
Ceroc teach a funky fusion of salsa and ballroom with an eclectic mix of great music from the latest chart hits to the golden oldies. Its great fun, very easy to learn and you don’t even need to bring a partner… New members are always welcome and we have a beginners class each night with around 100 people learning to dance, it’s a fantastic night out!
“Possibly the most fun you can have mid-week…” Time Out Magazine
Ceroc is all Heart!
Forget tutus and spandex, modern Ceroc dance can get you fit, give you a seriously sexy body and be great fun.
Not everyone enjoys spending hours alone in a gym. Ceroc offers an exciting form of exercise that is effective and sociable so you can dance the night away. It will not o nly get you fit, its addictive qualities will keep you interested and motivated enough to stay fit!
James Cronin, founder of Ceroc says, “the amazing thing about Ceroc is that it’s so different to other forms of exercise. It’s not as repetitive, it’s social and fun, easy to learn and it exercises your mind as well as your body, giving you leaner muscles, increased stamina and energy, better posture, poise and co-ordination.”
The British Heart Foundation agrees that a dance like Ceroc is a great way to stay in shape and can also help your heart. The aerobic effects of Ceroc are great for overall fitness whilst the impact of the turns can actually help to protect against bone diseases, such as osteoporosis. And as if that’s not enough, dancing energetically can actually help to make you feel great. All in all making you a happier, fitter, sexier and a much more confident person.
Ceroc is great for anyone looking for a totally addictive and exhilarating way to get fit and have fun. It is highly recommended for anyone who wants to lose weight, as it really burns up calories. And once you get into the swing of things, your legs will tone up and you can help control your weight more.
What more could you ask for? Ceroc is definitely the easy way to get fit!
For more information please contact Chris:
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
phone – 07773013847
This page was contributed by David Gluck
Executive Support, Tadcaster & Villages CEF
Working with our partner’s, we are now ready to show you the results of our work and ask for your feedback and ideas about the proposals.
We would be delighted if you would visit us at the venues shown on the right and let us have your views so that we can quickly develop a final set of plans and get to work on what we are sure will be a fabulous new facility.
Where And When?
Tadcaster Town Council, The Ark, Kirkgate
9th May 11am – 6.45pm
10th May 11am – 6.45pm
11th May 9am – 1pm
Tadcaster Swimming Pool
13th May 10am -7pm
14th May 10am – 7pm
15th May 2pm – 7pm
16th May 9am – 1pm
RIVERSIDE PARK, TADCASTER – THE DRAFT PROPOSALS
1. The project aims to create a linear park along the west side of the River Wharfe, in Tadcaster town centre.
This will provide a pleasant recreational and exercise environment, supported by distinctive children’s play provision, outdoor fitness equipment, and new footpaths and seating, and will fill an important gap in Tadcaster’s provision, since the town has no park at present.
2. The project is a response to several stimuli, including
feedback from young people on lack of play space
feedback on the need to improve the appearance and environment of the town centre
feedback from local retailers on the need to increase town centre footfall
the challenges of local health and obesity indicators for adults and children
the need to develop community confidence and to stimulate local excitement
3. Project benefits will include
environmental improvements to a prominent, high-visibility area of the town, allowing closer access to natural beauty;
an opportunity to promote exercise at a variety of levels, and to engage with partners’ aspirations to widen and extend participation;
improved health and mental health for the community, and increased social interaction;
increased confidence in the community’s capacity to change for the better.
4. The project delivers significantly against strategic plans including the District Councils’ s Five Big Things (Tackling the Tough Stuff, Living Well, Changing Places) and its Programme for Growth; the County Council’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (it fits several key objectives), Selby’s Open Space Strategy, and Selby’s Economic Development Strategy (Raising the image of the area, Regenerating the Three Market Towns).
The project will create a linear park, along the western bank of the River Wharfe, and stretching north and south of Tadcaster Bridge. This is already an informal recreation area, and the project will enhance it by:
lighting this footpath to form an attractive and safe evening amenity;
providing a group of five pieces of outdoor fitness equipment, of a suitable style and design, for use by the general public for ‘fun’ exercise and for more serious training;
installing a new and distinctive play area on the loop of land close to where the footpath diverges away round the churchyard;
installing picnic benches and seating to enable relaxation with pleasant views across the river, to the viaduct and beyond into open countryside;
opening up access to the former Tadcaster Beach, a sandy area on the Wharfe that has historically been a local recreational space;
improving the gateways to this new footpath, at both the Kirkgate and Bridge Street ends, as a means of enticing people to explore further and find the linear park;
providing a second footpath, south of the Bridge, between the existing gates, suitable for use by cyclists and pedestrians;
providing seven pieces of appropriately designed ‘trim trail’ equipment for use by the general public, by supervised groups of fitness learners, and potentially also by Tadcaster Albion footballers for fitness training purposes;
clearing overgrown vegetation and opening up vistas and access
At a later stage, and subject to agreement with the Environment Agency, it may also be possible to open up one of the arches of the bridge to provide a pedestrian throughway linking the north and south of the park without the need to cross the road. This project might be undertaken as an enhancement by volunteers. Other elements to be included in a second phase are
information signage at entrances;
additional planting of trees and shrubs, including shrubs to attract butterflies etc.
The following maps illustrate:
This page was contributed by David Gluck
Executive Support, Tadcaster & Villages CEF
Don’t be afraid to have your say
Dance Yourself Fit
SUMMER IS ON ITS WAY – LEAVE THE GYM BEHIND – COME AND GET FIT THE FUN WAY!!!!!…..
LET ME MOTIVATE YOU TO LOOK GREAT AND FEEL FANTASTIC
ALL MY CLASSES ARE RUNNING THAT ARE ADVERTISED ON MY CLASS PAGE. THERE IS NO NEED TO BOOK… JUST TURN UP, BRING SOME WATER, GET READY TO HAVE SOME FUN, TAKE IT AT YOUR OWN PACE AND BURN SOME CALORIES!
Please note ……. NO CLASSES ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS.
My name is Kayti. I have been dancing since the age of 3. All I have ever wanted to do is dance so at 18, I managed to win a place at London Studio Centre and moved to London. I trained professionally for 3 years and then went on to have a successful dancing and singing career for over 10 years. I have danced all over the world in shows, and on television. Home is where the heart is though and for the last 2 years I have based myself back at home in Leeds.
18:00 – 19:00 : Riley Smith Hall – Tadcaster
18:00 – 19:00 : Tadcaster Methodist Church Hall
I guarantee that my easy to follow, fun and energetic classes will leave you feeling great, and wanting more!.
My classes are suitable for everybody and no experience is required, so come on, don’t miss out, come and join the Zumba & Bokwa dance craze.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.
The Riley Smith Hall is ‘the’ venue in Tadcaster, offering a large sprung dance floor its ideal for dances and classes alike.
For a show the hall can seat 362, with a large seated balcony.
We can accommodate 250 for a sit down meal.
Upstairs there is an art deco supper room, offering a smaller venue for more intimate dinners and smaller gatherings.
The Riley Smith Hall is Central to the busy town of Tadcaster. Within Walking distance of the central car park – ample parking for all your guests.
The hall is available to hire for any event; popular uses are;
- Birthday Parties
- Dance Competitions
- Show Rehearsals
The Riley Smith Hall offers a beautiful setting for your wedding.
We have a range of excellent, and flexible packages with a high standard of service to suit all budgets.
We will meet with you to discuss your needs, show you photos of the hall and get to know you. Then we will help you plan every detail of your special day.
Here at the Riley Smith Hall we pride ourselves on offering a personal service, which is tailored to the couple. Your wedding is your day and we will cater for your needs from start to finish.
You can choose from a wide range of dishes for your guests – we have no set menus, simply a range of starters, main courses and desserts. If there is something you would like that’s not on our menus – Do not despair these are simply our popular options – tell us what you would like and we will oblige
Keep checking this site for more listings of up and coming events from the Riley Smith Hall Tadcaster.
Lucy Tate – 07877691259 or 01937832289
website – www.therileysmithhall.co.uk
Wiggle n Giggle Dance Exercise
Fun, friendly class
Easy to follow, clear instruction
OVER 50s ESPECIALLY WELCOME
Viv Bolton teaches Wiggle n Giggle dancercise classes every Tuesday from 1000-1100 at the Boys’ Sunday School .
As the name suggests these classes are all about having fun while you wiggle to the music. Viv is a qualified jive instructor with experience in many other forms of dance which she brings into her classes. There’s a great mix of disco, cha cha, salsa, Charleston, shim sham, and even a hint of belly-dance.
All the routines are simple to learn and fun to dance and Viv teaches each one at a nice relaxed pace.
Anyone is welcome, everyone is friendly, you don’t need to be super fit, you don’t need a partner and you don’t need to book in advance. But you do need comfy clothes, soft soled shoes and a smile!
Each class costs £3.50.
For more details contact Viv on 07931 508444 or email@example.com
No Booking Required
THE BOYS SUNDAY SCHOOL
Dance Classes Tadcaster
4:00-4:30pm BALLET/GREEK 5-8YRS
4:30-5:00pm TAP/MODERN 5-8YRS
5:00-6:00pm STREET DANCE 9-11YRS
4:00-4:30pm LITTLE MOVERS 3-4YRS
4:30-5:15pm BOOGIE KIDS 5-8YRS
5:15-6:15pm STREET DANCE 12-16YRS
1 HOUR LESSON £4.50
45 MIN LESSON £4
30 MIN LESSON £3.50
CHILDREN ATTENDING BOTH BALLET/GREEK AND TAP/MODERN WILL PAY £6
LESSONS ARE PAY AS YOU COME BUT A 10% DISCOUNT IS GIVEN FOR TERMLY PAYMENTS
EXAMS AND COMPETITIONS
- ALL CHILDRENS CLASSES WILL BE SET INTO GRADES IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
- LITTLE MOVERS PLEASE BRING A TEDDY OR DOLL/BABY.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY CLASSES THAT ARE NOT LISTED, FOR EXAMPLE DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS, I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO PUT THEM ON . IF YOU HAVE A CHILD WHO ATTENEDS ANOTHER DANCING SCHOOL BUT THEY ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING
CLASSICAL GREEK,THEN JUST CALL ME AND I CAN PUT MORE CLASSES ON FOR DIFFERENT GRADES
FIRST LESSON FREE
“To the uninitiated the Ginner method of Greek dancing may at first appear to be simple and easy of execution, that is far from the case, for this type of dance requires as much application and practise as any other form of dancing. The simplest form of the Ginner method is that which is known as ‘Lyric’, the more advanced form’s are known as Athletic, Pyrrhic, Ritual, Bacchic, Tragic and Choric”
– RUBY GINNER
I have studied Greek dance for 23 years and I was taught by Mrs Cynthia Carr, one of the great figures in Greek dance. I am a strong believer that it gives you something that no other form of dance can. It’s a shame that Greek is not as popular as other types of dance because it truly is amazing . Many people who have never studied Greek dance think its all lyrical, but they could not be further from the truth, the power that is needed for Bacchic is outstanding. You learn about mythology so its also educational and more that anything its fun and it really teaches you how to use your whole body to dance with.
BERENICE GILMOUR A.I.S.T.D
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Sunday 28th July 2013
Did you know the countdown has started for Tadcaster Carnival 2013? Very much looking forward to what I know is going to be a spectacular day (with sunshine, I promise)
Things are heating up at Carnival HQ so I just wanted to let you all know about the developments.
As you all know the day will once again start with a parade through the town, the floats will all have a film and television theme this year and trust me there are some corkers already! Anyone can enter the parade, businesses, groups, societies all are welcome, if you’d like to take part please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
The parade will arrive at the Magnets Sports ground at around 1 where the fun starts! There will be live music throughout the day with some fantastic local bands and a musical extravaganza (big word!) in the evening (more on that in a second) We’ll have displays in the arena, competitions, stalls, lots of yummy food, fair ground rides all ending in another amazing firework display. I guarantee a totally fab day out for all.
We are still looking for stalls for the day, anything goes, from baking to gardening, handy crafts to henna tattooing! If you would like a stall please get in touch with Christine email@example.com
The day will end with a truly amazing line up of some incredibly talented musicians. We are very proud to announce that the following acts will be playing at the Carnival………………….
Littlemores, The Primates, Radio Mojo and in the evening we have a Saturday Night at the Movies tribute act a fantastic Robbie Williams tribute and the incredibly popular Huge will have you all up dancing and singing!! This will be a day/night not too be missed. Check out our line up on youtube.
Phew! Any questions or for info please do get in touch with me either on here or via email!
by Kirsty Poskitt
Tadcaster Carnival 2013
Tadcaster Carnival Parade 2012 Below – Look for some familiar faces …
It’s the time of year that we humans start to come out of our winter slumber and try and catch up with all the things that have been on hold over the long, dreary winter. This often includes returning to exercise and this rush to get back into it often catches people out!
The end of hibernation – It has been a common pattern over the last few weeks at the clinic whereby the sun comes out and the running shoes go on. This is generally a good thing however the drive to get back to a previous fitness level or train for some summer event can often push people to push themselves too hard and too fast.
These sudden, extra strains on the body often ‘find out’ any underlying weakness, tightness or biomechanical issue. Generally speaking these can be easily resolved with the right kind of exercise and the odd tweak here and there however the old adage that prevention is better than cure rings true in this situation.
By maintaining a decent underlying level of fitness throughout the colder months these peaks and troughs can be avoided plus you don’t have to play catch up to achieve your previous level of fitness. It is easy to just say increase your exercise in controlled and sensible manner but this is the approach that is needed.
It is always worth working on stretching and a certain amount of sport specific conditioning exercise, just work out what your sport requires from your body and then work on these individual components. This will inevitably lead to the exercise being more enjoyable and more rewarding and therefore more likely to feature on your winter calendar next year!
By Dave Baxter
At 12:53 today the funeral car carrying Freddie Johnson arrived outside St Mary’s church in Tadcaster. An honour guard made up from RAF Personnel and members of the Yorkshire University Air Squadron lined the path to the church to say the final farewells to a hero.
At exactly 1 o’clock the pall bearers took their places to carry Freddie into the church. Canon Sue Sheriff conducted the service which included the life and times of Freddie Johnson. Although Freddie lived until the age of 92, only 5 of those years were spent in the RAF. Sue quoted “He was a family man at heart with so much love for his wife, children, grand children and great grandchildren” which is a side that many people from Tadcaster will remember him for.
Freddie flew 92 missions during World War II and was shot down twice. The average life span of a plane crew during the war was only 3 weeks, but somehow Freddie spent 5 years in the air and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross among several others medals.
many people attended the service where family members paid their respects through poems and stories. Freddie’s youngest son who now lives in New Zealand also had a recording of a prayer for Freddie which one of his children had recorded in Maori.
A slide show of Freddie’s life was shown which showed many aspects of his adult life including his marriage and his children.
A prayer was also read out by a member of the RAFA (Royal Air Forces Association) donations were also collected for RAFA in lieu of flowers.
Freddie’s exit from the church was preceded by a flypast by a lone plane (not knowing about planes I was informed that this was most likely a Tucano) of the RAF’s Yorkshire University Air Squadron. As the coffin approached the funeral car, a lone trumpeter played the last post which was a very moving tribute to a hero.
After the service Freddie’s coffin as taken to Harrogate Crematorium, a wake was also held at the Tadcaster Social club where the flag flew at half mast.
FREDDIE JOHNSON A DECORATED war hero who was only able to attend the unveiling of a Bomber Command memorial after an outcry has died, aged 92.
Former rear gunner Freddie Johnson, from Tadcaster, was awarded six medals in the Second World War, including the Distinguished Flying Cross for gallantry, during five years’ service on Wellington and Halifax bombers, and was twice shot down, once behind enemy lines.
But The Press revealed last year how he had not been invited to the ceremonial unveiling of a £6.5 million memorial in London by the Queen. The story was picked up by other media, generating international coverage, local MP Nigel Adams intervened and he then found he was being invited after all.
His daughter Mandy said yesterday that Freddie had been very pleased that, thanks to The Press coverage of the story, he had been able to go to the ceremony after all.
She said he had died at home, in line with the family’s wishes, having only just returned from hospital.
She said he had left a widow Jean, herself and two sons, Simon and Nick, the latter of whom was flying back from New Zealand with his wife to attend his funeral.
She said until very recently, Freddie had been a very active member of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) and had also been a patron of the university cadets at RAF Church Fenton, and representatives of the association and RAF were set to attend the funeral and provide pall bearers.
She said the service would take place at 1pm on Tuesday, April 23, at St Mary’s Parish Church in Tadcaster, followed by cremation at Harrogate and then a gathering at Tadcaster Social Club, formerly the Royal British Legion.
Story By Mike Laycock, Chief reporter at the Yorkshire Evening Press
The funeral takes place today of World War Two hero Freddie Johnson. The former rear gunner, from Tadcaster, was awarded six medals and shot down twice in the war.
The Calendar region got behind him after it was revealed he had been told he couldn’t go to the unveiling of a Bomber Command memorial in London he’d helped raise money for.
After he appeared on the programme he was told he could go.
His daughter Mandy said he died at home, in line with the family’s wishes, having just returned from hospital.
He left his wife Jean, a daughter and two sons, Simon and Nick.
Freddie was a member of the Royal Air Forces Association and had also been a patron of the university cadets at RAF Church Fenton, and representatives of the association and RAF will attend the funeral and provide pall bearers.
It will take place at 1pm at St Mary’s Parish Church in Tadcaster, followed by cremation at Harrogate and a gathering at Tadcaster Social Club.
Story by Calendar News
Freddie was a well known member of the community in Tadcaster and will be missed. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour!” (Winston Churchill)
Tadcaster Computer Services provide a professional computer repair service in Tadcaster. Most of our clients don’t have the time to send their computers back to the manufacturer to wait weeks for repairs, they need the repairs carried out as soon as possible. That’s where Tadcaster Computer Services steps in. If your computer can be repaired the same day, it will be; if you need new components your system will most likely be repaired the next day. If special order parts are required, they will be fitted the day they arrive.
No one wants to be without their computer for any length of time which is why we offer a home visit assessment service. If you call for a repair, we turn up and tell you whether it can be resolved there and then or whether it’s going to take a while. Nothing happens unless our customers are happy with the price quoted, we charge accordingly per job, no set rates but pensioners do receive a discount.
We provide a range of services including the following:
- PC / LAPTOP REPAIRS:
- Data (information) Recovery / Retrieval
- Internet and LAN problems
- No Power Faults
- Software installation and faults
- Password recovery / removal
- LAPTOP REPAIRS:
- Laptop LCD Replacements / Adjustments
- Damaged AC power connector / socket
- Charging Problems
- Dropped / Physical Damaged
We do provide more services so call us to enquire.
Businesses in Tadcaster have also benefited from our services over the years, from fixing broken software, installing anti-virus software, all the way up to and including building and installing servers.
So! If you have any computer issues, repairs, or software problems please give us a call, we will be with you as soon as possible.
Tadcaster Computer Services also operate a No Fix No Fee Service.
Tadcaster Computer Services
Tadcaster Enterprise Park
01937 519 668
07876 492 617
Situated in the heart of the historic market town, Tadcaster Physio is located opposite the Swimming Pool and a few seconds walk from the Leisure Centre.
Tadcaster Physio and Sports Injuries Clinic owner and Lead Physio Dave Baxter has over 12 years of clinical experience and heads the team of Chartered Physio’s delivering a range of services.
- Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapy
- Sports Injuries Rehabilitation
- Occupational Health
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Fitness to Work assessments
- Neurological conditions
- Respiratory conditions
- Spinal Injuries
- One-to-one Pilates
- Ante and Post Natal Exercise Groups
- Skihabilitation & Pre-Ski MOT
Specialist treatment for a range of conditions
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Sprains & Strains
- Tennis Elbow
- Knee Pain
- Ligament Injuries
- Work Related/Postural Problems
- Sacro-Illiac Joint Dysfunction
- Chronic Pain
- Post-Surgical Rehab
- Hand & Wrist Pain
- Rheumatic Conditions
- Joint Pains
North YorksLS24 9JB
Tel: 01937 833976
Becky Potter FdSc SMA has just joined Tad Physio providing Sports Massage
Becky will have clinics on Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons/evenings. Please call the clinic for more details or to book an appointment.
Whitecote Caravan Park North Yorkshire is a small family run site set in the beautiful Vale of York. The site is situated on the outskirts of the village of Ulleskelf which has a pub serving meals and a small village store with easy access to York, Harrogate, Leeds and the East Coast. The Site 4 miles from the Town of Tadcaster. Our site is an ideal base to explore the Yorkshire Dales and East Coast. Golf, fishing and swimming all within 4 miles.
There are 30 pitches for touring caravans, campervans or camping, all with electric hook-up.
There are full shower, waste and toilet facilities on site.
There is a Static Caravan available for hire (sleeps 5 with 1 double and 1 single bedrooms, shower/toilet, kitchen and lounge and private decked patio area).
Dogs on a lead are welcome.
There is a friendly bar on site which is open every Friday and Saturday night (plus Sunday night on Bank Holidays) with occasional entertainment; there is also a beer garden.
If you require further information, or wish to make a booking, please do not hesitate to contact :
Pauline & Richard Boyes
Whitecote Caravan Park
Ryther Road, Ulleskelf,
Nr Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24 9DY
Tel: (01937) 835231
Media Trust, in conjunction with Your Square Mile and Heineken, would like to invite you to a Community Media workshop in Tadcaster.
This workshop is being held following feedback from the community that local people would like to be more involved in community media.
This free event will give you the chance to learn from media experts about how to create your own articles, radio pieces, podcasts, videos, photographs and blogs. There will also be an opportunity to get further involved with www.tadcaster.yoursquaremile.co.uk
Tad & Villages Community Engagement Forum Annual Meeting: monday 8th April at 6.30pm – at Riley Smith Hall – all are very welcome to attend – news of the work of the CEF this past year and all plans for next + presentation on the new arrangements for Health Services from the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group.
Monday April 15th is the day that Tadcaster Social Club’s Eggheads challenge will be broadcast.
In September last year, a team from The Social Club were selected to take on the Eggheads and we duly travelled up to Glasgow to do our damnest. The outcome of the sow is still a secret (well almost) but I can say that we were delighted to have taken part.
The show will be broadcast at 6pm and will be shown on our 5 foot projection screen telly. Our whole team will be there to take on challenges if you think you’re good enough.