We’re sorry to say that in line with the majority of other dance event organisers we have no option but to cancel this event, Utopia at Twickenham on 20th March, with regard to public safety.
As you will see from many other dance organisers, this is a tough decision to make. On the one hand many of our lively hoods are dependent on income from our events and regular classes but our concerns for our dancers and the dance community as a whole has to take priority. On the other, we supply a service that many appreciate and look forward to but even though there are dancers that still want to maintain their commitment to the dance venues they regularly attend, which is of course appreciated, we all now need to look toward the greater good.
It’s still difficult to know just how serious this virus outbreak is as there are many conflicting reports, and this compounded further by our own government’s reluctance to take any significant action to curb it. But there is no doubt that within certain age groups and categories it is deadly. We all have family and friends that are therefore susceptible and given the length of the incubation period, the speed of transition and the close proximity of dancing we all have no other choice.
Needless to say this means all future Utopia events will be also be put on hold until such time as there is a clear directive or advice to the contrary.
In the meantime stay safe and we wish you and your loved ones all the best. We’ll be in touch again with updates as and when things change. For all those that have already booked tickets for this event we’ll simply roll them over to the next event as and when we reopen. If however, you would like a refund, please contact Val via the website contact page HERE and she’ll organise it for you.
Val, David and Vince
Utopia - Friday 20th March, 8.30pm - 1am
On-line bookings open. More details HERE
Utopia Style Workshop - Sat 28th March, 1.30-4.30pm
On-line bookings open. More details HERE
Please note that in making a booking via this website you are accepting our terms and conditions as detailed HERE.
Why can't I make a booking - it says 'on hold'?
As all our events are gender balanced booking options are limited for some categories. This will mostly apply to solo lady bookings (as these tend to sell out quickly) but can sometimes also apply to solo guy and gender balanced couple bookings too. On this basis if you link to the booking page and it says that you're preferred booking option is 'on hold' it will be because we have reached our current limit for that category. This can change as we lead into the few days before an event so please do check back. However, most updates regarding bookings are generally posted on our Facebook page HERE and group HERE so they are good places to check for changes as well as posting for a booking partner if you're a solo lady.
After I make a booking do I get a ticket?
No, sending out physical tickets not only adds expense and administration it can also lead to delays and lost tickets. On this basis when you make a booking your name is added to our door list to be checked on entry. After making a booking you should receive a booking confirmation. There is generally no need to bring this with you but it's good practice do to so in case there are any problems with your booking.
I don't seem to have received a booking confirmation?
Booking confirmations are sent out by our system for all purchases. However, sometimes they get diverted to your spam folder (so check there first) and sometimes they are deleted by your email manager without you seeing them - this is more often the case with Hotmail and Yahoo accounts. The general rule is that if money has been taken from your account, then your booking is confirmed. If you are in any doubt please do contact us via our contact page HERE and we'll look into it for you.
Do you buy unwanted bookings/tickets back?
Sorry, no. No major event organiser buys tickets back from people who have bought a ticket and who then for whatever reason cannot make the event. However, as many of our events sell out there's a good chance that you can sell your ticket to someone else by putting a message on our Facebook page HERE and group HERE.
What happens if I sell my booking/ticket to someone else?
Whilst you are at liberty to sell your booking/ticket on to someone else it remains your responsibility to organise payment of that ticket with the person(s) concerned back to you - and it also remains your responsibility to inform us of the change of name(s) to assure they change is noted on our door entry system. For any changes to your booking you must therefore let us know the details via our contact page HERE.
As solo lady spaces sell out quickly how do I know when tickets first go on sale?
All subscribers to our website generally receive regular emails from us informing them of up and coming events and when bookings open. If you would like to be added to our email notification list simply complete the subscription form that is shown at the bottom of every page on this website.
Where can I see details of all your up and coming events?
On our Events page HERE