We thought it was worth mentioning the social aspect for members within the classes and their friends.
What we find is it creates an incredible atmosphere in class. Everyone knows each other and it is very friendly. People always have lots of choices for suitable partners to work with that they know. Rather than going to e.g. gym in isolation, they turn up and meet 30 of their friends and have the option to socialise after too.
After each class, a lot of people go to our sponsor pub who reserve tables for us, give us free food and cheaper drinks. It is very casual, and a great chance to meet everyone from classes.
Additionally, we have couple of social events each month. They are different days and diverse. One may involve going out, while one may be a quieter gathering. Events so far have included:
Our own private ceilidh (70 people attended)
Food and Drink Around The World Event
Brass Monkey – hiring out the cinema room to watch films
Walks in many different locations
Malones – drinks night in our own area in sponsor bar
and many others…