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Roller Grooves 17+
Roller Grooves 17+

Tue, 30 Jul

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Leeds

Roller Grooves 17+

A rhythm based roller dance class, intended to be accessible for most. This session can be done on / off skates – skaters feeling less confident can still improve their skills off-skates. (aka stepping). This class intends to equip skaters with ways of moving that feel great!

Time & Location

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30 Jul 2024, 19:45 – 21:30

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

About The Event

This is a bouncy, groove-centred class, with a focus on fun!  This is intended to give you ideas of ways to move that you can work on yourself.  This class is all about play, so expect upbeat songs, spanning decades! It is not choreography focussed, meaning you only need to focus on short patterns at a time. 

By moving right to the extremeties of our bodies, we will connect mind and body with music to groove to!

This class is deisgned to be drop-in, so come whenever you can.  

No previous dance experience is necessary, though we do think you will get more from this class if you are able to stand still, roll forwards and step from side to side on your roller skates.  If you're not quite there, we do have ways to support you in class.

Fundamental roller dance skills will allow you to fully develop and understand body position and how this can support you.  

Roller dance is great fun and suitable for small spaces!

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.

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Tickets

  • Roller Grooves Class

    One ticket to Roller Grooves - 7.45 - 9.30pm

    £10.00
  • Grooves entry + Skate Hire

    One ticket to Roller Grooves class 7.45 - 9.30pm + skate hire and protective gear

    £10.00

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