Currently we have a wide range of user groups making use of The Phoenix Centre, these include traditional community groups, arts and performance groups, local committees, environmental groups, faith groups, individuals offering classes and training, as well as a range of support groups. Some have developed their own content for this section of the website in an effort to introduce themselves and their work to you.
The Phoenix Youth Space hosts a weekly youth club for teenagers on Monday and Thursday evenings 7 till 9pm. Please see Youth Club.
Meiuboo Smiles are a Creative Arts Company, providing affordable courses led by expereinced professionals who believe in bringing the benefits of the Arts to all age ranges. Meiuboo Smiles are running and plan to run a wonderfully engaging range of sessions, these include: Smile Tots (2-3), a fun class for the budding dancer to develop co-ordination and concentration - Music & Dance (0-5) Sing, dance and have fun while improving your childs concentration and motor skills. Relaxed informal sessions using traditional tales and nursery rhymes. Plus much more.
Classes start from £3.00 per session and take place on a Tuesday morning starting at 9.45am.
Sure Start Childrens Centres: Play and Stay.
Play and Stay is a new type of family group. By working together with Health Visitors, Playlink, Speech and Language, Children Centre's Teachers and our Outreach Team we aim to bring you a fun new group, where babies and children can play, you can meet new people plus have the chance to try out new activities or short courses. Cold drinks for adults and healthy snacks for children will be provided, plus there will be a different activity every week!
Sessions run every Wednesday from 10.00am until 12.00pm.
For more information please phone 01304 226919.
Kent Karate Schools.
Established in July 1983 in Ashford, the Kent Karate Schools provide top class tuition in Japanese karate, anti bullying and educational karate to all members of the community from 5 years upwards.
Beginners and advanced students welcomed and the resident coach at The Phoenix Centre is Gavin Finn a senior 3rd Dan black belt instructor, registered via the NAKMAS National Governing Body (www.nakmas.org.uk).
Sessions run on term time Saturdays from 9am until 10am.
Living Lively: Sandwich Singing Group.
Living Lively is a charity that runs singing groups for lively older people. The groups meet in term time for a total of 36 sessions per year. Sessions take place during the day and each 90 minute session includes a break for tea/coffee.
Our groups are not formal choirs, there are no auditions and no previous singing or musical experience is needed. Sessions are led by experienced professional musicians with a strong emphasis on enjoying singing together.
We sing a wide range of material including many well-known favourites and we also spend time learning new music. Our groups are all different and people are encouraged to suggest items that they would like the group to try.
Members of our groups pay a small charge for a 90 minute session which includes refreshments. This covers some of the costs involved in running each of our groups .
2012 sessions start on the 11th of January and run during term time from 10.30am until midday.
For further information about the Sandwich Singing Group or other Living Lively groups, please contact Celia by phone on 01233 750585 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga 4 U.
Priscilla Peck- BYSA (Hatha Yoga Teacher BSY (British School of Yoga) will be running mixed ability yoga classes, beginners very welcome on Monday evenings at The Phoenix Centre. All you need to bring is your own yoga mat, a blanket and most importantly, yourself! If you are worried that sitting on the floor is too difficult for you, you are welcome to come along and sit on a chair.
Fees: £6 per 90 minute session or £60 per 12 week term.
Sessions start on Monday the 9th of January 2012 and will run from 6.30pm until 8.00pm.
For more information contact Priscilla Peck by phone on 07913 311141 or email email@example.com
Sandwich Dance Centre.
Learn to dance, Ballet, Tap, Street & Musical Theatre at an established Dance School with a long history of excellence and inspiring success. High quality tuition provided by a B.A.T.D qualified teacher who is a life long Member of the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) and a Member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D.).
Classes run from 10.00am until 3.30pm every Saturday in term time.
For more information please contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Calligraphy: With Calligrapher Julia Baxter.
Learn the art of beautiful writing in modern and traditional style scripts, decorative techniques, using both traditional and modern tools and materials. Discover the possibilities of creative expressions of words in different presentations and formats.
The Tuesday evenings during term time, 7-9pm at The Phoenix Centre.
Contact Julia Baxter on 01304 617250 or email email@example.com
In coming weeks a range of other user groups will developing their own content for this website, these groups include:
Watch this space for information on other groups.