Where do I start?
If you are interested in joining an Artistic Roller Dance Club then the best thing to do is to come along to one of our club sessions. At our club sessions you can learn to skate, play a few games and have a bit of fun!
We offer a 8 session Trial Membership at the Club Session, after this period you will be invited to become a member of the club. You can resign your trial membership at any time during this period, however, if you do not attend for 4 weeks and have not contacted the Club we will assume you wish your name removed from the Trial Membership Scheme.
For safety reasons and also availability of spaces in our training sessions, we have had to instigate a Waiting List to attend our Club session. If you wish to join the waiting list please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will contact you as soon as a space to join the trial membership becomes available. We review the membership numbers and the waiting list on a monthly basis.
Where is club session held? What is club session?
Club session is a fun session held every Saturday at 4:45pm to 6:15pm at the YMCA in Maidstone. Club session is open to all ages and abilities, we play games, like mats, limbo and corners.
We introduce basic dance skills through Sequence, Runs in a circle and the Snowball Waltz and of course a general "all skate". Basic skating instruction is provided during half an hour of FARS Basic Skills Course (Grades and Merits), followed by some dances which, you can join in with as your skating improves.
How much will it cost to skate?
Non members: £4.00
Hiring 'White Skates'
If you a member of Maidstone Roller Dance Club and are at a minimum of Grade 3 skating standard then you are eligible to hire the 'white skates' for use at our club session. These skates will cost £1.50 per person/ per week. Please also note the hire of 'white skates' is on a first come, first served basis.
Can I come on my own?
Because this can be a dangerous sport, particularly if someone falls and breaks an arm or wrist e.t.c. we require all skaters under 16 years to be accompanied by an adult.
Rules & Regulations:
Please abide by ALL the Rink Safety Rules:
1. Ensure skates are correctly tightened & laces tucked in.
2. Please follow the flow of skating.
3. Skate in a safe manner which is not likely to cause injury or accident.
4. Do not eat or drink when skating.
5. Do not wear loose clothing on the rink.
6. Keep long hair tied back whilst skating.
7. Do not go onto the floor until directed.
8. Clear the floor when directed