New dance classes for youngsters in Balsall Common

Balsall Common’s Kirsty Cannon is set to launch new dance classes for 4 to 12-year-olds at The Jubilee community space on Friday 27 October 2017.

Kirsty credits her personal love of dance, at least in part, to the interest in fitness that she developed when she was younger:

Kirsty Cannon

“I got the fitness bug through a friend, but then one day I saw a dance class through the window and I thought I’d like to give it a try.  Now dance is my passion and that’s what I really want to do now.”

Kirsty is still into her fitness training and sports as well and is currently also training to be a trampoline instructor, despite a nasty accident when she was younger:

“I fell off the trampoline when I was 8 years old and broke my arm.”


Dance Classes at The Jubilee Community Space

Kirsty admits to being surprised at finding a home for her classes at The Jubilee building behind the HSBC Bank on Station Road:

“I had been searching the village for some time and I really wanted the right surroundings.  I wanted somewhere I felt comfortable and the vibe you get from a place is really important.   If I don’t feel right then I won’t be able to give my best, so the venue selection was really important.  I saw something on Facebook about The Jubilee.  I didn’t even realise you could rent out the room, I thought it was just for coffee mornings or something.  I thought I’ll go and check it out but I wasn’t really expecting to end up using the venue.  But it is fab!  I fell in love with it straight away and I’m really happy to be doing my classes there.”

Kirsty is also pleased with demand for her sessions in the relatively short time since booking The Jubilee for her classes:

“I’m amazed how many bookings I have already had in such a short space of time, thanks to the Balsall Common Facebook page and the help from parents that I attend fitness training with.  They have really helped get the word out by tagging and sharing with other parents online and talking to other parents.”

Kirsty sees her new dance classes as a stepping stone to the future:

“My goal is to run a dance school of my own where I teach children aged 4 to 12 focusing on technique trying to teach from a young age.  It’s not just about dance though.  When I was younger I was not a confident child, at all, so it’s also about expressing emotions and getting it all out.  If I’ve had a bad day I can find dance gives me a way of getting it all out.  I also think there is a need for children to develop social skills so I want my group to be friendly and supportive to really help with that.”

Dance Class information

Venue: The Jubilee community space to the rear of HSBC bank Station Road Balsall Common CV7 7FE
First session: 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm Friday 27 October 2017
Cost: £5 per session
Bookings: contact Kirsty to book in advance (preferred although she does say she can probably accept walk-ins on the day of the first session)
Phone: 07718 126323
You can also search for Kirsty Cannon on Facebook and message her with queries there.

The Jubilee Community Space for Hire

The Jubilee Community space has been refurbished under new management and is available for hire by local community groups.

To discover more visit The Jubilee Facebook page
or visit their dedicated Jubilee page at HallsHire.Com

Victory for Balsall Common Children at Twickenham Rugby Final

BCPS rugby

Balsall Common Primary School rugby team are celebrating their 7-1 win at the Aviva Schools Tag Rugby Final which took place on Saturday on the hallowed turf of Twickenham in front of a 81,193 strong crowd.


Boys and girls aged 7 and 8 from the top performing school have worked hard throughout the season with the support of Berkswell and Balsall RFC. 

Continue reading “Victory for Balsall Common Children at Twickenham Rugby Final”

Berkswell & Balsall Rugby Club

Seniors play semi-professional Saturday afternoon, Minis and Juniors (5 onwards) Sunday Morning at 10am.  New players always welcome at the club on Honiley Road.


Berkswell & Balsall Rugby Football Club (BBRFC) was founded in 1981 by Les and Steve Edwards. The club progressed from modest beginnings borrowing space at the Heart of England School, to fielding three regular senior sides, as well as an occasional Veterans side.   The senior 1st team squad has been climbing the leagues at a steady pace and began the 2012/13 season in The Midlands West Division One, a particularly good standard of semi-professional rugby.   The club also has a thriving youth section and vibrant social scene and has earned a fine reputation not only for the standard of rugby they play, but also for the quality of their social events, which they open up to the wider community.   For anybody interested in playing or coaching with the club contact Club Secretary Lesley Fahy:   Email: Tel: 07881 942616   Web: Berkswell & Balsall Rugby Club

Berkswell and Balsall Common Tennis Club


For Adult membership visit on a Saturday afternoon (2pm-5pm) or Tuesday evening (7pm-9pm); there are always people playing and just ask anyone about membership and how they enjoy the club and it’s facilities.

For Junior membership come along between 4.30pm and 6pm each weekday, or on Saturday morning between 10.00am and 12.00pm when the coaching staff are at the club.  They will be able to give you more details of junior sessons that match the ability of your child.Open_Day_promo_pic_May_2011

Alternatively contact our membership secretary Jackie Bland on 01676 532349 or 07775 615555 or email


Berkswell and Balsall Common Tennis Club is located on Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common. Organised adult club sessions are held on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons, with regular competitions held at weekends. There is a very active junior membership, with structured coaching at individual and group levels available throughout the week. The club is near the village centre and is part of the Berkswell & Balsall Common Sports & Community Association, which manages the grounds and building on behalf of the Lant Trust.

The club has 6 astroturf all weather courts, all of which are floodlit.

The club has several teams in the Coventry & District league, with both men’s and ladies teams playing at various levels. There is a very active junior membership, with structured coaching at individual and group levels available. The club holds an annual closed championship, with both men’s and ladies competing for singles and doubles titles, with an open competition and by age groups.


Berkswell And Balsall Common TC
Meeting House Lane
Balsall Common

Give our membership secretary Jackie Bland a ring on 01676 532349 or 07775 615555 or email