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Roller Dance Skills Focus 17+
Roller Dance Skills Focus 17+

Wed, 14 Aug

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Leeds

Roller Dance Skills Focus 17+

Weekly skills focus class to deep dive into a roller dance move or skill. AUGUST Focus: The Downtown

Time & Location

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14 Aug 2024, 18:30 – 19:45

Leeds, Mabgate mills, Macaulay St, Leeds LS9 7DZ, UK

Guests

About The Event

This class will have a monthly focus to deep dive into a particular movement set, including as many variations as we know and can create!

AUGUST Focus: The Downtown

Each class will build on skills from the previous week throughout the month, however, just come when you can!

This class is suitable for folks who have some roller dance experience - if you have none, we recommend you try our Tuesday night classes first.  However, you are still welcome to attend, just understand that the pace of the class will pick up during the month.  The first couple of sessions will be more fundamentals based, which will then be built on through the month.

If the class feels too intense for you, you are welcome to join in without skates.  Roller dance is very challenging!

Why do we love roller dance so much?

  • It fosters a sense of belonging when folks are able to dance together.  Roller dance is incrdibly powerful and we have had the privilege of being in spaces where skaters don't speak the same language, but are able to join in with the same steps in dance.
  • It supports fantastic footwork and technique that will support all other forms of roller skating. Especially balance.
  • It doesn't require a lot of room, so you can practise in a smaller space - like The Skate Sanctuary!
  • It's great fun.
  • It's a fabulous warm up
  • You will become a more confident skater and learn to be more patient with yourself.

What size hire skates do I need?

We recommend you ask for your regular shoe size.  If you try skates on and they're not right for you, we are happy to swap them. Our skate hire is available in full sizes only, from UK 3 - UK 12. You no longer need to book a specific ticket to tell us what size you require.

Do I need to sign a waiver?

Yes, everyone who skates with Roller Girl Gang needs to sign a waiver.  For sessions at The Skate Sanctuary, you will complete a paper waiver the first time you come. This will be kept securely in digital form for one year, so that you do not need to sign each time. We ask that you let us know if your circumstances change, including  emergency contact details. 

I have a Skate Pass, do I still need to book?

Yes, please still book your spot.  Please remember that if you are not able to make it, our cancellation policy does still apply.

Can I bring my own refreshments?

Yes, no problem! If you forget, we do offer soft drinks and just ask if you need your water bottle refilling.  Please make sure you are not eating and drinking while you skate, that includes chewing gum.

I wear inline skates, can I come?

Yup. We welcome all wheely-booted folks. You may find some skills do not translate directly to inline skates, however we can all do our best.

I don't identify as a girl, can I come?

Absolutely!  Roller Girl Gang was founded and is run by women, with the support of our fantastic volunteer team, to provide better access to roller skating for all genders and identities, especially marginalised folks.

What do I do if I have a problem?

Please speak to one of our skate marshall volunteers, who wear purple t-shirts. If they are unable to help you, they will find our lead skate marshall, who will do their best to assist. We have a Respect policy in place to keep everyone feeling as safe and supported as possible. In case of accidents, we always have at least one trained first aider in the room.

Will the shop be open during class?

As it is within The Skate Sanctuary, it is no problem to collect an order or check out items you may need.  We are not able to support skate fittings during class though.

How do I find the venue?

The Skate Sanctuary is near Aldi on Harrogate road, just off Macaulay Street on one side, and Mabgate on the other.  Access to Mabgate Mills is via Macaulay street and there is free parking at the venue after 5.30pm and at weekends. 

Bus stops are on Harrogate Road / A61 (number 42 bus)

The door will be open, so please come in and hang out in the shop area, until class time.

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Ticket Terms and Conditions:

  • Please check if you are able to hire skates / require your own skates as we do not provide hire skates for every class.​
  • Under 18s  must be accompanied by a guardian or responsible adult
  • All identities and genders are welcome.
  • We welcome inline skaters.  Skateboards, scooters and heelys are not allowed.
  • You authorise Roller Girl Gang to take photographs and video of the session to share on their website and social media. Please speak to instructors or marshalls at the session if you do not wish your image to be included.
  • Published event times reflect venue availability time - you may be asked to remove your skates up to 10 minutes before the published end time in order for us to clear the venue on time.
  • We are happy to refund/reschedule tickets if you tell us by email more than 24 hours in advance of the class.  Please email skate@rollergirlgang.co.uk  We are not able to accept cancellations via social media DMs.
  • By booking you accept our cancellation, COVID and  respect policies as well as our liability waiver
  • You undertake all activity at your own risk. Roller Girl Gang cannot be held responsible for any accident or injury.

Wellness Policy:

By booking a ticket, we will assume you are well and there are no reasons you should not be roller skating.

It is impossible to provide an exhaustive list of conditions which would prevent you from skating.  If you are in any doubt regarding your fitness to skate, please consult a medical professional before booking a ticket.

If you feel you have a reason, medical or otherwise that your skating ability may be impaired, you must inform a member of the RGG team at the start of the session

If after talking with a member of the team you decide not to skate, no refund will be given unless the required 24 hr notice period has been met.

Membership Offer
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Tickets

  • Skills focus 17+

    Skate skills focus class: 6.30 - 7.45pm

    £8.00
  • Skills focus + Skate Hire

    Skills focus class 6.30 - 7.30pm + skate hire and protective gear

    £10.00

Total

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