I enquired about a venue in Abergavenny today – it’s the smaller studio in the Dance Blast building, which I thought would be more cosy and welcoming than a church hall. It is free on a Weds afternoon, which would have been my ideal time, but there re a couple of points against it:
There is a Tea Dance going on next door which is a negative for 3 reasons:
- Parking will be tricky
- They will want to use the kitchen at around the same time as us
- Many of the people who attend the Tea Dance might be interested in also attending Cake and Chorus.
The other point against it is the price, which is £15 an hour. For 2 hours we would have to pay £30 which is much more than I want to pay. I know Sally who runs Dance Blast and I might be able to negotiate the price down to £20 for the 2 hours and I would consider it if I could.
Other times that I might be able to run the group are Thursday mornings or Friday mornings so I can present these to Sally with an offer of £20.