What's On - CLASSES and CLUBS

REGULAR CLASSES
 Remedy Pilates                     
Sessions: Monday Afternoons (contact Felicity for times)

Pilates teaches you to be in control of your body and not at its mercy", "If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30 you are old, if it is completely flexible at 60 you are young".  It's really effective in the alleviation of back pain and other orthopaedic conditions and is suitable for all ages and ability levels, both men and women.

Felicity is a Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s) member and is insured. She holds a Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Mat Pilates.  Felicity is also qualified to teach Reformer Pilates and has undergone additional training in the use of Pilates to treat common orthopaedic conditions such as Sciatica, Arthritis, Osteoporosis and hip and knee arthroplasty.

Contact: Anne  07717 333234  Email: annebhillion@gmail.com 


Dance: Beginners Ballet & Jazz up to 18yrs (baby ballet/adult dance tba) 
Sessions: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Afternoons (please contact Louise for times)

Jaggers Performing Arts teach those who wish to gain skills in various dance styles and musical theatre from nursery to Adult age ranges. We strive to develop the skills of all of our students however in situations where a student is gifted with natural talent for dancing or musical theatre; we also guide and support them when pursuing their talent via scholarships and specialist schools. Our working relationships with students and parents are second to none.

Jaggers also holds Inclusive days where we encourage parents/carers to be part of their children’s Jaggers experience. This involves parents/carers taking part in the lessons/activities with their children for the lesson. Although this is not compulsory, we highly recommend it to all. At Jaggers we are always happy to talk to families and work with an open door policy. Classes are taught by Louise Close 

Contact: Louise 07809 678 224 Email: jaggersperformingarts@yahoo.com Visit: www.jaggersperformingarts.com 


 Fitsteps  Intensity Low to High
Sessions: Wednesday mornings (Please contact Jacqui for times)

FitSteps is a dance/exercise class without a partner using steps from ballroom and Latin dances. Ages 16+. If you want to get fit, fast, lose those unwanted pounds and have more fun than you can believe doing it, here’s some great news for you.

And for anyone who’s thinking, ‘But I can’t dance’ or ‘I don’t have anyone to dance with’, there’s no excuse – you don’t have to able to dance and you don’t need a partner! You just have to want to get fit and have fun.

So, if you’re ready to take to the floor and FitStep your way to a new you, all you need to do is get in touch with Jacqui, an accredited FitSteps Instructor, and book yourself in.

Contact: Jacqui 07731454228 jacquihoward65@btinternet.com

 Happiest Hounds Dog Training 
Sessions:    Wednesday evenings (Please contact Louise for times)

Modern puppy training classes teaching owners how to educate their puppies in a kind, fair and effective way, to listen, be well behaved, come back when called and walk nicely on the lead as well as many other exercises including confidence building and self-control games.

The 7 session course is based on ‘The Life Skills for Puppies’ best-selling book (which is provided to owners).  Classes are taught by Louise Bater BSc (hons), a fully assessed member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a registered Training Instructor with the Animal Behaviour & Training Council.
All classes are family friendly and have a maximum of just 4 puppies per class to give owners lots of 1:1 attention and to tailor the training to meet each puppy’s individual needs.Happiest Hounds also offer private puppy courses held in your own home over 5 separate sessions and private sessions for adult dogs.

Contact: Louise 07940 897 246 Email: info@happiesthounds.com  Visit:  www.happiesthounds.com
 KARATE
Sessions:  Saturday Mornings (Please contact Lesley for times)

Wado-Ryu karate - both Traditional and Sport. Encouraging activity 'For All ages from 4 to 100 plus years'.

Everybody is welcome.10 reasons to learn Karate:-
1) Self-discipline  2) Boost social skills  3) Encourage physical activity  4) Learning to set & achieve goals  5) Increase self-esteem 6) Instil a sense of respect 7)  Improve listening skills  8) Develop team skills 9) Improve in other areas of life 10) SELF DEFENCE

Chief Instructor: Lesley Darrington – All our instructors have been 'Enhanced DBS' checked and are 'Insured'.World Champion, 2 European titles, 15 British titles, 10 English titles.

Contacts: Lesley or Colin 07590 687 477 or 07702 670 813     Email: info@ikc.org.uk  Visit:   www.ikc.org.uk


 COOK STARS Cookery Classes
Sessions: Tuesday Mornings for pre school, others by arrangement (Please contact Nicky for details)

 
Cookery classes for pre-school and school age children and Adult classes and other ad hoc and seasonal classes i.e. Christmas Easter etc
Contact: Nicky Sandhu 07864 698966 or 07843054630 nicky@cookstars.co.uk

 REGULAR VILLAGE HALL CLUBS
 Badminton
Sessions: Tuesday 
Evenings (contact Julian for details)
 
We are a sociable club of varied abilities and ages 16-80+.  Meeting on Tuesday evenings 20:00-22:00 in the Village Hall  from September through May. £3.00 per night - first night free! Either pop in on a Tuesday and introduce yourself or if you would like to find out more before you come along, call Julian.
Contacts: Julian 
01992 440388 or 07914 153984 jfbutcher54@gmail.com or Chris 07814 383017 chrisgooch72@gmail.com
 Carpet Bowls
Sessions: Thursday Afternoons (Contact Peter for further information)
 
Carpet Bowls Club Meets Thursday afternoons at 13:30. We have available two carpets and are looking for new members to enable both mats to be in uses. You may be a green bowler who might like to take up carpet bowls or just looking for a new sport or activity.
Contacts: 
Peter Deadman 01279 843230 or Dick Waters 01279 842581 waters.richard@sky.com
 Coffee Club
Sessions: Held Monthly on Wednesday Morning
 
Come and join us for a natter over cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake. All monies go towards charities and good causes

Contacts: Gill Robinson 01279 842374 or Jackie McDonald 01279843172

 Gardening Club
AdHoc Meetings, Outings and Events (Please contact Jackie for further information)
 
Hundson Gardening club do not meet regularly but have regular events such as Autumn Show, Christmas Wreath Making, Plant Sale and arrange various outings See Hunsdon Gardening Club for more details or contact Jackie  or Diane.
ContactsJackie Carthy 01920 872597 or 07803 739221 jcarthy830@gmail.com  or Diane Dangell  01920 871305  dianedangell@meitassociates.com

 History Society
Sessions: Monthly Monday Evenings (Contact Malcolm for further information)
 
The aim of the Society is to bring to life, the history of our village to both young and old residents, and others fascinated by History.  

We hope to encourage interest not only in Hunsdon but also the surrounding area.

We are a very friendly group and always welcome both new members and guests to our meetings.

Our membership is £5.00 per person annually, and £2.00 per meeting for visitors.

 We are in the process of a digital project to record digitally photographs presently held in several albums, regarding the History of the Village and the people who lived here, to share and save for future generations

Contacts: Malcom Slater 01279 841107 / 07780 857496 malcolm.slater@btinternet.com  or  Gill Robinson 842374 

 Over Three Score Club
Sessions: Wednesday Afternoons (Please contact Diana for further information)

This is a club for older residents. The club meets every other Wednesday 14:00–16:30. Membership fees are £5 per year.

Our meetings are very varied and include speakers, entertainment, outings, ‘bring and buy’ afternoons and sometime even a ‘beetle drive’. We are a friendly club and take great interest in all our members.

Contacts: Diana Gee 01279 843815 (Chair) dianagee01@gmail.com or Owen Whittaker 01279 842858

 Quintessence
Sessions: Annual Pantomime in late January plus Ad-Hoc plays

Quintessence is our village ‘amateur dramatics’ group. We usually put on a pantomime each year and occasional plays and reviews. We also write our own murder mysteries which we perform for a number of charities and organisations both in and out of the village. All of our income is donated to charity. New members (both on and off stage) are always welcome.

We are a friendly bunch so why not ring to find out more? 

Contacts: Liz Roberts 01279 842702 elizabetheroberts@outlook.com or  Sharon Conlan 07795 821365 shazzamed@btinternet.com

 Scrabble Club
Sessions: Tuesday Afternoons (contact Annette for further information)

Scrabble Club welcomes all ages, from eight years old to one hundred years old. It takes place every Tuesday from 14:00 to 16:30. It costs £2 per person each week and it is a very sociable club. Beginners welcome. There is always a break for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat at about 15:00.

If you would like to find out more before coming along 

Contact:  Annette Luedtke 01279 842581    annette.luedtke@gmail.com

 Hunsdon Scout Group
Sessions: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Contact Karen or one of the other Leaders below for Further Information)
 
A thriving scout group with enthusiastic leaders dedicated to providing a varied programme of exciting activities, including camps and sleepovers, fun days and competitions for all sections.
If you know a young person who would like to join in, our you would like to join the volunteer leader team, please contact one of the leaders.

 
Beavers

For age group 6 - 8yrs     Meets Tuesday evenings 18:15 - 19:15
Contact: Kerry Chalk 07949 866472 
 kerry.chalk@hotmail.com

 
Cubs
For age group 8 - 11 yrs   Meets Friday evenings 18:15 - 19:45
Contact: Karen Osterley 
07971 753193 karenosterley@gmail.com

 
Scouts 
For age group 101/2 - 141/2 yrs  Meets Friday Evenings 20:00-21:30
Contact: 
Martin Hunt 07706 647425 martin_hunt_5@hotmail.com

 Toddler Group
Sessions: Thursday Mornings (Contact Kimberley for further information)

For parents, grandparents and guardians to meet and chat over a cup of tea whilst your children play and interact with each other in the safety of the Hall 
Meet Thursdays 10:00-12:00.
(term time only). £2 per family

Contacts: Kimberley Nutley 07875 135254 or Leanne Stevens 
07939 891417 leannesbennett@icloud.com