… in the Press, on the Radio, on TV
Since starting up Let’s Bop! from an idea in April 2017 and a church hall in Jane Spencer-Rolfe’s home town of Needham Market Suffolk, things have grown to such an extent that Jane ‘recruited’ a partner Ronni-Louise Hetherington to work with. Together they have increased the size of this small venture taking it first to The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket, where now Let’s Bop! have attracted a growing number of women who regularly turn up to dance. We attracted the attention of the local radio station and Jane had a chat with Lesley Dolphin on BBC Radio Suffolk. Then we were contacted by the Business Section of the East Anglian Daily Times, The Ipswich Star, and The Stowmarket Mercury with the following headlines and articles Dance Start-up Let’s Bop! invites women to bop their stresses away and Groovy start-up Let’s Bop! gets women up on the dancefloor
Ronni then got a new venue up and running in June 2018 at The LP Bar & Nightclub in Bury St Edmunds, west Suffolk – the same concept – a space hired by Let’s Bop! exclusively for women. Our nights out are for ALL ages and are for women who realise they can still … get down on it, and who LOVE the music from back in the day, to the present day – and who want to get back ‘out there’ dancing – or ‘having a bop’ as we say – in an appropriate and suitable club or music venue environment. Then in November 2018 we signed a contract with The Deltic Group to take space in their fabulous nightclub – Unit17 in Ipswich – after seeing their fabulous Disco floor, and meeting their team of highly professional nightclub staff, who were keen to be a part of helping Jane and Ronni in getting women who used to, and still wanted to … get back out there DANCING!
This again prompted the newspapers to contact us as we launched our new Ipswich venue – and also they gave us the opportunity for a bit of video coverage on their digital editions which you can see here Women-only clubbing experience to launch in Ipswich THIS then was followed up by Jane and Ronni being featured on both local radio again, as well as a TV appearance – being featured on BBC’s local news programme Look East
Thankfully Ronni thought to ask Kevin Burch from BBC Look East for a Selfie
And here is what women have said about Let’s Bop!
Some of the comments about Let’s Bop! from some of our first brave ladies who turned up to ‘give it a go’ in the early days. Since then we’ve gone from strength to strength
Sally– A wonderful “informal” care free session of disco dancing. Strutting ones stuff without feeling embarrassed is great!!
Vanessa– Great evening full of fun and very HOT. Congratulations, reggae next time!
Julie– Great evening, loved every minute of it, well done for this. Superb!
Ann– Just Fabulous!! We will be back with reinforcements. Great fun, thanks!
Sue– Loved it!! A bit of Motown in the mix would be great. Thank you!
Dianne– Brilliant evening, loved it. May there be many more!
Liz– I’m rushing home to weigh myself!
Anon– Fantastic! See you next time with more friends!
Linda– Great work out, loved it!
Jane – Real good fun!
Karina – A great evening.