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Amber Gordon School Of Dance
Address: The Downshire Centre, Hillsborough
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THE AMBER GORDON SCHOOL OF DANCE -- established in September 2002 in Hillsborough N Ireland. Offers various dance classes for all ages from 3 years to adult. The dance classes offered range from RAD Ballet, ISTD Modern Theatre, and TAP. The school is based at The Downshire Centre, Hillsborough and also the Lisburn Leisureplex and is the only dance school in the area offering different forms of dance EXCLUSIVELY Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Exams are taken yearly, and on alternate years Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance Modern Theatre Exams are taken. I am proud to say the School achieves a 100% pass rate with high results. School performances are very big events, involving the entire school, showing Ballet, modern, and tap classes. The Show is held in the Island Hall, at The Lisburn Civic Centre, and is obviously a very high spot in the School's calendar.

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Bakerloo Junction
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I am always being asked where did the name Bakerloo Junction originate. It came from a map of the London underground. Don't try and find the location as it doesn't exist. There is a Bakerloo Line but no junction. For the past 35 years people have been trying to find Bakerloo Junction. There was a good reason for the name when I formed the group back in 1974. I wanted to perform on the local cabaret scene. Cabaret Clubs would have been very reluctant to book a folk duo. The name Bakerloo Junction put them off the scent. It only took one performance in a club to convince them that we were an acceptable cabaret act. A folk duo arriving dressed in velvet jackets with bow ties and black patent shoes was most unusual and very impressive. In 1974 I compared a summer season in the Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle. I was convinced that a folk duo would be successful on the cabaret circuit. The second member of the act was Michael Keery. Mike was a lovely singer and a good guitarist and banjo player. I can remember the Saturday afternoon in Lisburn when my wife Pat escorted us around various shops looking for our new outfits. Mike thought we were mad. I have many happy memories of the numerous shows I did with Michael. Our main agent was Billy McCullough (Cuckles). His first booking for us was the Abercorn Club in Belfast - WHOW!! Bakerloo hits the big time. Mr 10% Billy was a real character. It was a pleasure to pay him his money just for the fun. We performed on the cabaret circuit until most of the social clubs disappeared due to firms closing down. By this time a number of other contacts had been established and we enjoyed the very best in local venues. Our next break was being introduced to Emerald Records. We were invited to the recording studio where Mervyn Solomon and George Doherty (studio manager) listened to us singing a few songs. They were impressed - I should think so. The next thing we knew we were offered a recording contract. Here we go! Here we go!

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Ballroom Blitz
Address: Sackville Street, Lisburn, BT27 4AB
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Learn to Dance the "STRICTLY COME DANCING" way with BALLROOM BLITZ. Adult dance classes in Cha Cha, Salsa, Jive, Samba,Waltz, Quickstep and many others 7.30-8.30 LATIN AMERICAN AND SALSA 8.30-9.30 BALLROOM AND TANGO

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Belfast Waterfront
Address: 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, County Antrim, BT1 3WH
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Telephone: 028 9033 4400 - Box Office: 028 9033 4455
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Email: enquiries@waterfront.co.uk

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Belfast Waterfront opened for business in 1997 and has played a key role in Belfast’s economic and social development since then. The city is now recognised as a major European destination for conferencing, culture and business investment. What we offer We are an award-winning, purpose-built conference, arts and entertainment centre offering a variety of facilities including: Main Auditorium Studio 14 meeting rooms gallery space gift shop restaurant two bars. As well as hosting events, we serve local residents and provide community groups with access to our world-class facilities. We now employ 50 full-time employees and more than 100 casual members of staff. To date, we have: welcomed more than five million visitors hosted more than 2,000 national and international conferences staged more than 3,400 arts and entertainment events sold more than three million tickets attracted more than 90,000 overseas conference delegates.

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Bentra School of Irish Dancing
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Contact: Jacqui Haggan
Telephone: 028 93 361 454
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Email: bentra@hotmail.co.uk

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Castle Gallery Fine Art
Address: 13 Castle Street, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT27 4SP, N.Ireland
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Email: info@castlegalleryni.com

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Castle Gallery was established in 2002 and we have constantly developed and improved the variety and quality of art work on show. Our new and spacious gallery opened in september 2005 facing our previous establishment. We aim to provide a relaxing and calm atmosphere where everyone will feel welcome to browse. We have a wide range of art by both traditional and modern artists. We will give you honest advice on investment potential of all artists and also provide an insurance quotation service on paintings. At our offline gallery we provide a quality professional framing service. I hope you enjoy our website, Andy.

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Cinemas on line
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Cinemas in Northern Ireland

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Counterfeit Blues Brothers
Address: Clontara Park, Lisburn, BT27 4LB
Contact: Rob Montgomery
Telephone: 02890 301704
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A Blues Brothers tribute act The purpose of 'The Counterfeit Blues Brothers' is to pay tribute to the music and humour of Jake & Elwood and to keep the passion they had for blues alive. We are a Blues Brothers tribute band based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland but are willing to travel anywhere. Our show consists of 2x45 min sets (but can be adjusted to suit your requirements) with songs that include 'Everybody Needs Somebody', 'Sweet Home Chicago', 'Shake Your Tailfeather', 'Soul Man' to name but a few as well as classics from other artists. Choose between the full 9 piece band or if your budget doesn't stretch that far, the duo (Jake & Elwood) using high quality backing tracks. Live Band: Jake & Elwood on vocals Lead Guitar Player Rhythm Guitar Player Bass Guitar Player Keyboard Player Saxophone Player Trumpet Player & Drummer Available for festivals, pubs, clubs, formals, weddings etc. For a great nights entertainment packed with fun, singing and dancing you can't go wrong when you book 'The Counterfeit Blues Brothers'

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Drumlough Pipe Band
Address: 176 Dromara Road, Hillsborough, Co Down, N Ireland, BT2 6QA
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Welcome to the Drumlough Pipe Band Website. Whether you are a Piper, Drummer, Drum Major, non playing enthusiast or in any way linked to Pipe Bands , we hope the site is as enjoyable as any others in the same tradition. And even if you're not into the Pipe Band Tradition, then we hope that the site has something to offer everyone. We hope you enjoy.

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Fusion Theatre
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We're a cross community drama group based in the Lisburn and Hillsborough area of beautiful, sunny Northern Ireland. We have successfully put on productions of Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, The King & I and Les Miserables. “Fusion” projects our philosophy of inclusion for all groups of people regardless of race, gender, physical ability, age or religion.

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I got rhythm
Address: Moira Mews, 66B Main Street, BT67 0LQ
Contact: Sean Randle
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Email: seanrandle2003@yahoo.co.uk

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An exciting new music school is opening in Moira, Co Down for individual instrumental tuition, group workshops and band mentoring. We can guide students through exams, from complete beginners upwards, or the lessons can just be for fun! - I Got Rhythm Music School provide tutors for guitars, drums, woodwind, brass, singing, keyboards and strings as well as traditional instruments. There is a rehearsal studio with the option to record demo’s and CD’s. All our tutors are professional musicians, experienced teachers and are fully police checked. ** Lessons start Mon-Fri from 3pm, and from 10am on Saturdays. * Price per individual half-hour lesson is £13. - Download the printable flyer (PDF 182 KB) ** Band Mentoring If you are in a band (or would like to be in one), why not make use of our band-mentoring scheme? Whatever your taste in music, our tutors will help you bring your musical ideas to life. You can get expert guidance and rehearsal and recording time in the studio.

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Island Arts Centre
Address: Island Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL
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Telephone: 02892509509
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Email: arts.info@island.lisburn.gov.uk

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Island Arts Centre The Island

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Komodo Recordings
Address: 79 Magheraconluce Rd, Hillsborough, County Down, BT26 6PR
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Komodo Recordings is a leading Recording studio in Northern Ireland, situated just outside Hillsborough, within easy reach of Belfast. No other Recording studio in Ulster caters for as many different types of recordings to our high standards. We offer studio & mobile recording, cover graphic design & printing, CD & cassette duplication, sound reinforcement, drum tuition and finance schemes designed for your particular needs.

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Lambeg Players
Address: Harmony Hill Presbyterian Church Hall, Moss Road, Lambeg, Lisburn, BT27 4NW
Contact: Ian Bennington
Telephone: 028 9072 5700 [work]: 028 9068 7649 [after hours]
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The club meets on Tuesday evenings for rehearsals. With a strong emphasis on family involvement, this drama club has two main priorities: - To produce high quality pantomimes, plays and entertainment in an atmosphere of good fun - To raise money for charitable causes

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Laughin Stock Lisburn
Address: 7 Bon Accord Terrace, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT28 1TL
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Laughin Stock Lisburn for all of your fancy dress and costume needs. We offer a wide variety of costumes for all occasions be it Halloween, 70's Parties, themed parties, Hen Nights and Christmas time. Costumes are all available for a variety of sizes and ages both male and female. As well as costumes we also sell a number of accessories, make-up products and wigs. Much more is available instore and if we don't currently have an item in stock, we can order your desired item from a huge catalogue of products available to us.

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Lisburn Art Gallery
Address: 46 Bachelors Walk, Lisburn, BT28 1XN, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
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Telephone: 44 (0)28 9262 7994
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Opened in June 2005, The Lisburn Art Gallery specialises in Modern and Traditional Irish art. The gallery occupies a Victorian terraced house located at 46 Bachelors Walk, Lisburn Co Antrim. Our collection consists of works by many of Irelands leading and most sought after artists with our best emerging artists also represented. Our aim is to give friendly, confidential advice to both the serious collector and the first time buyer, who will experience the joy in seeing their collections develop and grow.

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Lisburn Leisure Park
Address: Governor's road, lisburn, BT28 1
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Lisburn Leisure Park; Lisburn Omniplex, Restaurants & Entertainment! Play Eat Stay. We have it all here on one great Leisure park. At Lisburn Leisure Park, only 10 minutes from Belfast, we have your all in one entertainment package for days out in Northern Ireland. Lisburn Leisure Park is the home of the Lisburn Omniplex Cinema and Lagan Valley Leisureplex along with some of the finest restaurants in Lisburn and Northern Ireland. It’s easy to see why it’s NI’s Ultimate day or night out. With convenient FREE parking for over 1000 cars & an easy walk to Lisburn Town centre, Bow Street Mall & Lisburn Square, And only 5 minutes walk to Train Station, Bus Station & Wallace Park. Perfect for families, couples, groups or friends. Lisburn Leisure Park, caters for all your needs. Lisburn Leisure Park; Northern Ireland's Ultimate Day Out

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Lisburn Omniplex Cinemas
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Lisburn School of Music
Address: 49 Market Square, Lisburn, BT28 1AG
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Lisburn School of Music was stated in March 2002 by principal Stephen McLoughlin. Situated in centre of the city, the school has an ethos of creating a relaxed and fun atmosphere for all levels of musicians to learn and interact. Stephen progressed from a music degree to a research degree Mphil, when he had an opportunity to explore his chosen field of Schenkerian Analysis. For several years Stephen has been a part time lecturer of Schenkenian Studies in the University of Ulster.

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Lorna Hamilton Artist
Address: Saintfield
Contact: Lorna Hamilton
Telephone: 02844830479
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If you had asked me 10 years ago if I would be sitting for hours waiting for a buzzard to land or for an otter to appear it would have been a resounding no. But it's amazing how when you start to take notice of what is around you how things really start to matter. My interest is definitely in animals and people. I care what happens to them. As a wildlife artist I have been privileged to travel some amazing places, Canada, the States, Finland. In 2005 I travelled to the Canadian Rockies. It was an amazing trip, seeing grizzly bears, elk, deer, moose, nesting osprey and bald eagles. However some of the most memorable sights have been at home or in Scotland proving you don’t need to travel to the other side of the world to experience special times in wildlife. It is often the time when you least expect , when something happens. One evening I watched while an otter fished about 20 metres away. Another time when visiting Scotland, I saw 3 red squirrels, spotted woodpecker and pheasant all within 6 square metres and all at the same time!! Sometimes the sight of the most common of animals stays in your memory too, like the little mouse clinging to the blade of grass or meeting a fox eye to eye for that spilt second.

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Luce Balloons Arts & Crafts
Address: 21 Railway Street, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, BT28 1XG
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Luce Balloons is a professional balloon company that started trading around 1998. We started out as a home based business and have steadily grown into one of the premier balloon companies in Northern Ireland. In February 2008 we opened our new and improved party store. With the new party store opening it enabled us to develop our Arts & Craft department which is continually expanding with new and exciting lines. We have in stock a large range of Arts & Crafts products that can be used to make everything from a water colour masterpiece to your Christmas cards. We have also sourced items for the “extreme crafter”. If you can’t find what you are looking for give us a call and we will endeavour to get it.

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Odyssey Arena
Address: 2 Queens Quay, Belfast, BT3 9QQ
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Telephone: 028 9076 6000 Box Office 028 9073 9074
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Odyssey Arena is owned by the Odyssey Trust Company and operated by SMG, the world leader in arena, stadium and convention centre management. Philadelphia based facility management company, SMG, was founded in 1977 with the management of their first facility, the Louisiana Superdome. They soon grew to manage convention centres, exhibition halls and trade centres, arenas, stadiums, performing arts centres, theatres, and specific-use venues such as equestrian centres. Today 156 facilities operate under SMG's banner world wide. SMG Europe is the largest operator of sports and entertainment venues in the United Kingdom and Europe, controlling 75,000 seats in eight facilities. The 20,000-seat Manchester Evening News Arena is the largest indoor facility in Europe and the flagship of the group that includes Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle and Odyssey Arena. The group also manages the König Pilsener Arena and the Loreley Amphitheatre in Germany. The Odyssey Arena is operated by SMG (Northern Ireland) Limited, a limited company registered in Northern Ireland with registered number NI036861 for and on behalf of Odyssey Millennium Limited, a limited company registered in Northern Ireland with registered number NI036962, both of whose registered office addresses are 2 Queen's Quay, Belfast, BT3 9QQ.

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The Grand Opera House
Address: Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7HR
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Telephone: Box Office: (028) 9024 1919 - Stage Door: (028) 9024 0411
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Since opening its doors on 23 December 1895, the Grand Opera House has delivered an unrivalled programme of entertainment, playing host to some of the greatest names in theatre and music. Designed by the prolific theatrical architect Frank Matcham, the theatre was a huge success from the outset, hosting a vibrant programme of opera, drama, pantomime, or the latest London comedy or musical. By the 1920s and 1930s, variety events dominated the schedule, and during the Second World War, the venue became a repertory theatre, hosting special Christmas and New Year performances. When peace finally did arrive, the Grand Opera House was at the centre of the celebrations, hosting Gala Performances by the Savoy Players for General Eisenhower, and Field Marshalls Alanbrooke and Montgomery. With the introduction of television in the 1950s, the theatre suffered significantly and although the venue continued to present live shows, its acquisition by the Rank Organisation led to a new use as a cinema. This proved ultimately unsuccessful and in 1972, at the height of the troubles, the shutters came down on the ‘Matcham Masterpiece.’ With demolition looking a certainty in 1974, the Grand Opera House became the first building in Belfast to be listed as being of historical and architectural importance, and when, in 1976, it was acquired by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, its future was finally assured. After a massive restoration project, the doors reopened in 1980, and the theatre became a catalyst for the regeneration of Belfast city centre. Since then, Northern Ireland’s premiere theatre has welcomed some of the world's top ballet and theatre companies. Although badly damaged by IRA bomb attacks in 1991 and again in 1993, the Grand Opera House bounced back on both occasions, continuing to host an array of theatre royalty and the prestigious BAFTA Award Ceremony in March 1994. Extended in 2006, the original façade has been joined by a striking addition to Belfast’s skyline, home to a smaller performance space, The Baby Grand, plus the Luciano's Café Bar and the Hippodrome Restaurant. This development heralds the beginning of yet another journey in what has been a ‘dramatic’ life so far.

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The Piano Doctor
Address: Wellington Park Close, Maghaberry, BT67 0UN
Contact: Mark McKeown
Telephone: 028 9581 0310
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Email: info@thepianodoctor.co.uk

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The Piano Doctor Mark McKeown BMus DipPT CPT began taking a keen interest in keyboard instruments since the age of 4 years old. Since then he has led a music-driven life, studying music all the way up to a Bachelor of Music degree. Having sang and played with orchestras, he is trained in piano, keyboard, celeste, clarinet and saxophone, as well as orchestral conducting. In 2005 Mark moved to Canada to pursue training as a piano technician at The University of Western Ontario. In addition to his training, he helped maintain the music department's practice pianos (approx 150 in all). During his time at UWO, Mark attended the Steinway factory, Steinway Hall and the Yamaha performers' studio that are all based in New York, and given seminars by some of the leading piano technicians on the continent.

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The Wendy Gibson Ballet Academy
Address: Christ Church Hall, Hillsborough Road, Lisburn
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Wendy trained with the Joyce Higgins School of Ballet where she achieved Royal Academy of Dance Examinations up to Grade 8, progressing to Senior grade and Dance Education syllabus levels 1,2 and 3. Wendy Assisted Joyce as part of her teacher training and continued in Belfast with Maxine Graham and Laura Walker, where she studied and achieved her vocational major examinations - Pre-Elementary, Elementary and Intermediate to successfully obtain her R.A.D. Teaching Certificate with distinction in 1996. As an added interest Wendy attended Tap Dancing classes with Diana McVicker. She also studied piano and music theory with Roxaline Simpson, through the London College of Music.

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Theatre Tickets
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Your one stop shop for London theatre tickets and theatre breaks using our secure online booking facility. Tickets can be purchased using all major credit or debit cards, can be collected from the venue or dispatched to your door. Theatretickets.co.uk is a very well established company and have sold many thousands of tickets to satisfied customers for over 4 years. We are one of the largest theatre ticket websites in the UK with a long standing record of reliabilty and security.

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Ticketmaster
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Telephone: R of I: 0818 903001 N. I. & UK 0844 277 9964
Fax: R of I: 01 677 9647 N. Ireland & UK 00 353 1 677 9647
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Ticketmaster is Ireland's leading ticketing company, with a proven track record in the computerised ticketing industry, offering clients a service which is backed up by extensive experience and the highest standards of professionalism. Launched in July 1999, ticketmaster.ie is the online division of Ticketmaster Ireland Ltd. ticketmaster.ie has established itself as the market leader in online ticket purchasing in Ireland. Consumers have 24-hour access to tickets for more than 5,000 events and benefit from quick and secure real-time transactions. To ensure safety and security of all online purchases, ticketmaster.ie is certified by VeriSign. Ticketmaster is also a founding member of STAR (Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers), a London-based trade group that ensures quality and fair business practices for the live event ticketing industry.

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ZumbaNI
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Email: zumbanorthernireland@hotmail.co.uk

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What is Zumba fitness? Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves which allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be FUN and EASY TO DO which encourages particpants to stick to the Zumba fitness programme and achieve long term health and fitness benefits. Zumba is not only great for the body, but it is also great for the mind. It is a 'FEEL HAPPY' workout! Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music rhythms creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. It maximises calorific output fat burning and total body toning. Suitable for men and women, all ages and all abilities. No coordination necessary. No experience necessary. Easy to follow and so much fun!

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