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Are you a big dance film buff? Do yo like nothing more than to sing – and dance – whenever a classic musical comes on the telly? If so, your perfect hen weekend could feature a Grease themed dance party.

Themed dance parties are becoming increasingly popular as part of a hen weekend. They are a great way to get the party going. And they are sure to provide some great memories for years to come. Whether you’re all old friends or your hen weekend has lots of people who don’t know each other, this is a fantastic activity for any hen party.

If you want to add a touch of the silver screen to the dance routine, a Grease themed class could be just the thing for you. Along with Dirty Dancing, this film classic is a big dance class hit with hen parties and hen weekends.

By the time you’re done with your Grease themed dance class, you will be moving like greased lightning around the dance floor - just like Olivia Newton-John’s Sandy did with John Travolta’s Danny. To really get into the mood, you could even come in Grease themed fancy dress for the hen weekend!

And the fun doesn’t need to stop when the dancing is over. Why not turn your hen weekend into a themed event? Head back home with the gang and put Grease on the DVD player or, better still, catch the live show! Then, when you need a bite to eat, why not head over to a 50s American themed restaurant?

In fact, you could even take your newly learned dance moves with you to the wedding. What better way to unite your very own bunch of T-Birds and Pink Ladies than with your very own mini-Grease show? It’s a great way to show everyone what they missed out on with the best of hen weekends!

Vanessa Robinson is the Events Manager at Pink Kiss, the dance party specialists. She says: “Grease is one of those all-time dance classics. Everyone loves Grease. So you’re sure to have a great time if you book a Grease themed dance party as part of your hen weekend.”

Find out more about Pink Kiss' great Grease classes and then book a session!

Here at Pink Kiss HQ, we're very excited about the launch of our newsletter, Kiss and Tell. We published it on Friday.

If you haven't had a chance to look at it yet, just click on the link below.

It's full of useful info. There's a piece about cheerleading and an interview with one of our instructors who recently appeared on the telly! Also check out the pictures from recent Pink Kiss dance parties and your comments.

Enjoy the read, and let us know what you think. We'd love to hear from you!

The Pink Kiss team

A few fantastic femme fatales for you!

Themed dance parties are a great way to get any hen weekend started. And there are lots of different dance styles you can try out too. 80s themed classes or cheerleading sessions are always a sure fire way to have fun and break the ice. But what if you want to try something a little more…risqué?

Hen parties and hen weekends offer the perfect opportunities to let your inhibitions go and try something new. So how about taking a burlesque class?

It’s not every day you’ll get the opportunity to perform in your very own dance troupe with feather boas and an array of props: unless your name is Dita Von Teese. In which case, you probably don’t need our help!

Burlesque is a dance form you can trace back to Victorian times and beyond. It came out of a desire to make fun of things that were a little too serious – and put a sparkle back in everyone’s lives.

Nowadays, you might associate it with Christina Aguilera performing “Lady Marmalade” or the sexy routines by the Pussycat Dolls. Whatever the reason you know about it, burlesque is a simply fabulous way of celebrating a bride-to-be’s last moments of freedom! So a burlesque themed dance party could be just perfect for your hen weekend!

Burlesque dancing is becoming more and more popular with hen parties. Not only is it a great way to exercise and have fun: it’s great for building confidence too.

Vanessa Robinson is Events Manager at Pink Kiss, the hen party specialists. She says: “Burlesque is a great way to help you develop your confidence. In just one class you can learn the perfect poise, using props to present yourself with ease. This glamorous dance form offers a great form of escapism where you can discover something new and exciting about yourself.”

But you needn’t let the fun stop there. Want to make your hen weekend work to a theme? Try out other activities like making your own lingerie. Or you could head over to a spa for escapism of the more tranquil variety. Whatever you decide upon, a hen weekend featuring a bit burlesque will be a time to remember!

So, if you want to try something different for a hen weekend, think about burlesque. It’s a great way to exercise, build confidence and have fun. Learning a glamorous routine with the aid of props is a great way to start your hen weekend.

Find out more about Pink Kiss' brilliant burlesque classes, then book a session!

Meet the cheerleading troupe!

Cheerleading is becoming a more and more popular activity for parties. And it’s not just great for hen weekends. Birthday parties, graduations, reunions: they’re all a great excuse to shake those pom-poms.

Cheerleading developed in America to help get crowds cheering at football games. Back then it was boys who did the dancing, but now it’s more popular with women. And it’s become even more popular lately thanks to films and TV shows like Bring It On, Heroes and, of course, Glee.

So what could be a better activity than a fun dance routine recalling moves from some great shows? And even better: you’ll be doing it with friends and creating come fantastic hen weekend memories!

It’s a great group activity. So this makes it a fantastic opportunity for a bunch of friends to get together and have fun. And if not everyone in the party does know each other, it’s a great ice breaker.

Arranging a cheerleading dance is a great way to make the special girl have an equally special day. She’ll get her own chant yelled out by her closest friends and family as she’s put firmly at the centre of attention.

On top of all the fun, you’ll have, cheerleading is a great form of exercise. So you’ll be keeping fit as you enjoy your hen weekend.

After the cheerleading is done, there will be plenty more fun to be had, of course. Why not carry on with the cheerleader themed hen weekend watching Bring It On, the ultimate cheerleader film. Or you could try your newly learned moves when you hit the town.

If you’re feeling really brave, you could even perform your routine at the wedding reception. The guests will love it. And it will help make the bride’s day even more special.

Vanessa Robinson is the Events Manager at Pink Kiss, the dance party specialists. She says: “Dancing together is a great activity for friends. And cheerleading is a wonderful way to make the party girl feel extra special. We run cheerleading classes all over the UK and they’re always a big hit with the girls who do them.”

Find out more about Pink Kiss' fantastic cheerleading classes and then book a session with us!

Ah, just look at all that neon! This can mean only one thing: THE 80s ARE BACK!!!

Many current brides-to-be will have either been born in the 80s or grew up during them. So, what better hen party could you have than dancing to hits from the 80s?

A themed dance party is a great way to get any hen weekend started. And they are the perfect excuse to get out the fancy dress.

Dancing is a great way to exercise, learn a new skill and, most important of all: have fun. If not everyone in your hen party knows each other, a themed dance party is a great ice breaker. And with a fantastic soundtrack from the 80s, everyone is sure to get into the party spirit quickly.

There were lots of things “acceptable in the 80s”. Neon clothes. Big hair. Bigger shoulder pads. Now, thanks to a bit of reminiscing, they’re acceptable all over again. There’s even talk of bringing Dallas back!

The 80s had it all: Scott and Charlene in Neighbours, Michael Jackson, Dirty Dancing, Live Aid, The Breakfast Club and Bananarama.

It was also the decade in which Fame, Footloose and Flashdance hit the screens. And they were all big on dance numbers. Why not re-live some of those great sequences for your hen party?

And when the dance party’s over, you could get the DVD out to bring back even more memories. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could try your new moves at a nightclub later on.

The options are endless: yuppie cocktails maybe? Driving a Delorean? Maybe a great big Rubix cube competition while you watch Labyrinth.

One thing you can be sure of: by starting the hen weekend with some 80s dancing you can’t go wrong.

Cheryl Taylor recently organised an eighties themed dance session for her friend’s hen party. “Our instructor was good fun,” Cheryl says. “She showed us how to do all the dance moves in stages. So we now all feel we can pull off the 80s dance moves enough to perform at the wedding.”

Vanessa Robinson is the Events Manager at Pink Kiss, the themed dance party specialists. She says: “Dancing is a great way to get a hen weekend started. If you want a bit of retro-fun, 80s dance sessions are the way to go.”

So get out the big perms, dust off your shell suit and let’s get dancing.

Find out more about Pink Kiss' 80s dance classes and then book a session with us.

We’re forever being told we’re living in tough times. The news is full of horror stories about economic crises and no one having any money.

So what happens when it comes to celebrating a bride-to-be’s last days of freedom? Should we forget about it and concentrate on the big day itself? Certainly not!

A wedding can be expensive enough before you get started on the hen party – both for the bride and her friends. But the perfect hen party needn’t cost the earth. You definitely don’t need to splash the cash to have a hen party to remember!

A themed dance party is a great way to get the hen party going. And it’s affordable too. For just £25 per person, you can have the time of your life dancing to a variety of styles. Grease, Dirty Dancing, ABBA, cheerleading are popular choices to get hen parties going. Fun comes as standard. And you’ll be guaranteed a great time.

If you fancy something a little naughtier, you could even try burlesque or pole dancing classes. These classes aren’t just about learning great seduction techniques. They’re a great way to exercise and have fun too.

Affordable themed dance classes like these run across the country. If your hen party is in the mood for dancing, you’re sure to have a great time!

But the hen party fun needn’t stop there. Nights on the tiles might pummel the purse, but there’s loads of other ways to keep the party going. Why not get take the hen party back home? Ask everyone to bring a bottle and let the fun unwind. Try a bit of pampering with face masks, watch a classic film and get the gossip going!

Vanessa Robinson is the Events Manager at hen party specialists Pink Kiss. She says: “A hen party is one of those landmarks in life. And it’s important to get it right. But even if you’re on a budget there are still loads of great things you can do.

“After a low cost activity, such as a themed dance party, you can keep the hen party going back at home. If you want to keep a theme going, why not do a Grease routine before getting the DVD out at home? You could even dance along with Sandy and Danny to the new moves you’ve learned!”

We know our themed dance parties are a great way to have fun during a hen weekend. But why let the fun stop there?

It's not just at hen parties you'll find people dancing. There's the wedding reception too!

Why not take the 80s dance or cheerleading routine you learned to the wedding reception? You can be sure the wedding guests will love watch it as much as you love performing it!

And if you're feeling really brave, you could even film it! Don't forget to send us the youtube link!

Who needs a hen night when you can have a whole hen weekend? Spreading different activities across a couple of days is a fantastic way to celebrate the bride-to-be’s last days of freedom. It means that rather than just a night on the tiles, you can get involved in a variety of activities – some of which you might never have dreamed of doing.

 

Whether you want to dance, drive or dive, there are lots of opportunities to make your hen weekend a weekend to remember.

 

Of course, keeping a brood of hens entertained over a weekend takes some planning. So, we at Pink Kiss have come up with some suggestions about day time activities to get you thinking!

 

  • Kitchen craftiness – there’s nothing better than home-made food and drink. Especially when the food is chocolate and the drinks are cocktails!
  • Afternoon tea – with a night of partying ahead, why not take some time out with afternoon tea, along with sandwiches and cake. A perfect way to catch up with old friends
  • Bath time bonanza – make bath time a great time by creating your own bath bombs! Pick your own fragrances, colours and moulds to make a bath time treat as individual as you are
  • The wheels on the bus... – take in the thrills, spills, sights and sounds of your host city with a fantastic bus tour
  • Lock and load – take a sedate trip along one of the UK’s many canals – and stop off at a pub or two on the way
  • Pedal power – if you’re feeling energetic, why not take a cycle tour around the area? It’s a great way to see the sights – and keep fit too.

 

Vanessa Robinson, Events Manager at hen party specialists Pink Kiss says: “There’s so much choice these days about what you can do to celebrate your friend’s forthcoming weddings. Lots of girls are choosing to do so much more than just go out for the evening now.

 

“A hen weekend marks a real milestone for your group of friends, so it’s important to make it special. But there are plenty of people out there who can help you.”

Are you in the mood for dancing on your hen weekend? Pink Kiss is the place to come to. Pink Kiss runs dance classes in cities across the UK.

Want to recreate scenes from classic dance packed films like Grease, Dirty Dancing or Flashdance? Maybe you want to try out cheerleading? What about trying something a bit naughtier with pole or burlesque dancing? Whatever dance style you’re looking for, Pink Kiss is the place for you.

Charlotte from Bournemouth had a great time when she booked a burlesque class: ‘Our instructor Jen was amazing at making us feel comfortable and at ease!’ she says. ‘All twelve of us, ranging from 20 to 63 LOVED it! Two ladies will be booking for hen parties [with Pink Kiss] soon. A five star session.’

But it’s not just dancing Pink Kiss can help with. Pink Kiss can help you arrange the rest of your hen weekend with a variety of packages including everything from pampering to something a bit more adventurous!

Make your hen weekend the perfect weekend with Pink Kiss.

Find out more by visiting www.pinkkiss.co.uk or call 0845 094 4486 or 07506 826 855. You can also find Pink Kiss on Facebook and Twitter.

There are as many types of hen weekends as there are hens to go on them. While some hens may prefer to take things easy with pampering, others may want to go for an adrenaline fuelled day of motor racing or climbing.

One activity that’s increasing in popularity is dancing. Thanks to shows like Britain’s Got Talent, Got To Dance and So You Think You Can Dance, more and more people want to get down and boogie! Want to know more? Here are eight dancing styles guaranteed to get your hen party grooving.

 

  1. Pole and burlesque – try something sexy and flirtatious with a pole or burlesque dancing session. It’s not just about the art of seduction: these dance classes are a great way to build confidence, exercise and HAVE FUN
  2. Cheerleading – Give me a B! Give me an R! Give me an I! Give me a D! Give me an E! What have we got? One fantastic hen weekend of dance!
  3. Classic 80’s Dance – The 80’s is back with a vengeance. If you want to re-create the moves from Flashdance or Fame, get your legwarmers and neon outfits ready. Dress sense optional!
  4. ABBA Dance Theme – Are you a dancing queen? If the answer is “ja” (that’s “yes” in Sweedish) then put your money, money, money where your mouth is and take a chance on this dance session
  5. Glee Dance Theme – One for gleeks everywhere. A Glee themed dance party is a sure fire way to get the party started for all fans of the hit TV series
  6. Thriller Dance – Celebrate one of MJ’s definitive moments by re-creating all the moves from the dance sensation that is Thriller! And to make it extra special why not slap on some zombie make up?
  7. Movie favourites: Dirty Dancing or Grease – Ever dreamed of being Baby or Sandy for the day? Well, now you can. Have the time of your life with a movie themed dance party. It’s sure to be the one that you want!
  8. Mix and match – not sure what you want to do? How about mixing and matching? Whether it’s combining pole with Glee or Cheerleading with Thriller, it’s all about making your dance session perfect.

 

Vanessa Robinson, Events Manager at hen party specialists Pink Kiss says: “Dancing parties are a great way to get together with friends and have some fun. Whether you want to relive some of your favourite moments from film or TV or try something a little more risqué, you’re sure to find a dance style that works for you.”