Wednesday 20th July 2022 Stowmarket – Message from Jane

Great to see everyone – pheww!

Hi every one of you who turned up to dance on Wednesday evening after the previous couple of record-breaking hot days! In spite of having been sure to tell everyone the dance floor is air conditioned, I did wonder if anyone would actually brave something quite so active but of course you all did – you wonderful women!  Thank you for being there with me, and getting down on it.  

I realise the school holidays will have started by the next one on Weds17th August, and many of you may well have family commitments, and/or have childcare responsibilities to factor in, caring for young ones while parents are working, or because you are a parent yourself.  But hopefully you will feel a Bop! with us all for just 90 minutes, a catch up with the others, and a bit of me-time, for you can still be on your August schedule … to help your stamina, and keep up your energy levels! LOL – I know!! – that was said ‘tongue in cheek’  You can just come along and sit and watch, and listen to the nostalgic tunes, and have a couple of glasses of wine if you prefer! It’s YOUR evening, to do whatever feels right on the night!

Either way, I look forward to seeing you when you are next there, and as always a huge thank you for making Let’s Bop! the evenings they have become – because of YOU, your enthusiasm, spirit, sense of fun and friendly participation with us ‘ladies what bop’! 

love from Jane Spencer-Rolfe 

22 July 2022

PS … I am SO sorry, I said I would put Beatles on, and because I sometimes have a brain like a sieve, I completely forgot to add to the playlist.  As nearly every one of my school reports used to say – “Jane needs to concentrate, and then she could do better”  … Leave it with me, not quite got there yet even after 50 odd years!

Join us on the air conditioned dance floor for Jane’s Let’s Bop!

Time: 7:30 pm – Dancing til 9:00 pm (Doors open 7:20 pm)
You can now pre-book at the original advance-ticket price £5, but there is no need to pre-book, and you can still just turn up and dance!
*Please note NEW On The Door (OTD) ticket price £8
(this is the first ticket price rise since 2017 when Let’s Bop! first started)
Venue: The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, Suffolk  IP14 1ET
BAR OPEN (card payments taken at Bar)

LET’S BOP! Your regular chance to dance and actively socialise – for women in Mid Suffolk

For those who have already become a regular part of the Let’s Bop! chance to dance movement in Stowmarket, you will know what it’s all about – but we always welcome newcomers – and for those who don’t know – read on …

LetsBopUK evenings are simply that – the chance for women to come out, and have a Bop again – a regular ‘chance to dance’ and get back out there, in a different way. It’s 90 minutes of favourite floor fillers and dance tracks just for you, so you can enjoy moving while grooving to the music in a friendly sociable inclusive atmosphere.

  • This is NOT a class!

There are No complicated steps to learn, no bright fitness studio lights – it’s not like the gym.  It’s a sociable gathering of women who miss that regular opportunity to have a bop, who love to dance, and meet up with others who feel the same. At a Let’s Bop! event all women are welcome, and all ages from 18 – 80. We do get a mix of ages, and sometimes mums and daughters come along together, which is great and welcomed, but to be honest, most of us are probably over 40. … I don’t think we’ve had 3 generations – yet!  Jane, Marguerite, and the rest of the gang will be there to welcome you – and dance with you too of course.  You can pay £8 on the door as you come in as we know what it’s life when life is busy, or you can pre-book your discounted ticket in advance.

Wear whatever’s comfortable for YOU to dance in – your choice entirely, jeans, trackies, sparkle and sequins – whatever YOU feel like – everything goes at Let’s Bop! You simply turn up, the bar is open – or you can bring some water. There are tables and chairs out – and when you’re ready or hear THAT song you’ll want to ‘join the ‘party’ on the dance floor. That’s it – no expectations just a regular chance to dance. We have low disco lighting at our The John Peel Centre nights, and a varied mix of music tracks, which Jane creates – lots of 70s 80s sometimes 90s right through the noughties, to the present day in there too.  Soul, Disco, Motown, Reggae, okay, some ‘Cheese’ as well.

Always friendly, we know ‘girls just wanna have fun’.  And whilst the music is LOUD enough for you to dance, it’s not so loud you can’t have a bit of chat.  It’s a great way to relax unwind, and actively socialise with your ‘girlfriends’ – it’s basically some ‘me time’ – just for you. Come and let your hair down.

LetsBopUK will soon have you reminiscing as hearing the tracks will take you back – remembering those good times your disco days, and club nights.  So, whether you turn up on your own, or come with a friend, maybe the women from the WI, or round up the ‘girls’ from work, the mums in the playground – your sisters everywhere – and have a bop – get your mojo back with Let’s Bop! Enjoy the nostalgia – it’s great for well-being, and it’s all over at 9 pm, so it needn’t be a late one. … Fun, fitness, and friendship!