Dance In Line-Latin/Ballroom
|Judith Bolton||07870 500300|
Although suspended at the moment, members of this group report that it will be up and running again as soon as possible. Fortunately some are able to put the dances into practice at home and if you would like to see some of the choreography that members can access right now, please click 'The CoronaBonus Choreography' link on this page. A Zoom Party was held at the beginning of May to celebrate two years of our very successful dancing activities. A Musical Theatre Picture Quiz is planned for July 15th.
Strictly Come Dancing is set to show a different side to Ballroom and Latin this autumn with more ‘dancing apart’ routines on the cards. It sounds as if this group may have been anticipating a trend to be followed by the masses. Who knows??
The group is open to anyone interested in trying some Latin and Ballroom dancing without a partner. It is for dancers of all abilities including absolute beginners. The group started at the beginning of May 2018 and has been really successful. A large group got going straight away and there have been several new members joining since. There is now a class at 10.00 - 11.00 am on Mondays in St. Arvans hall for Starters and, of course, it is open to anyone wanting some revision. The initial group still meets on Wednesday mornings at 9.30am at the same venue.
New members are always welcome on Mondays. Why not come and have a try when we get the go-ahead/? There are links available to access short teaching videos of all the dances. This should help you to remember steps if you wish. Please click 'teaching videos' in the bottom left hand corner to see them.
The aim is to have fun dancing, while at the same time learning Latin and Ballroom figures that could easily be used in partnered dancing should members find themselves in a position to do so. It is so much easier to learn them when dancing on ones own! You will get some exercise at the same time, of course.To see the group in action, please click on 'Group Videos' above the photo.
Judith is not a qualified dance teacher but she has danced since the age of 3. She graduated from Exeter University, went on to work for the Guardian and later qualified to teach adults at Manchester Polytechnic, specializing in teaching lipreading to adults who have acquired deafness. It is a very different world. However, put dance experience and communication skills together and it seems to be a good combination for this group. The wonderful surprise has been the quick rate at which everyone has learnt different dance genres. Our dance list now includes Waltz, Strolls, Cha Cha's, Quickstep and Mambo. We even have a Paso Doble and the latest....an Argentine Tango! They are all learnt with a smile!
Over and over again, we are being told how good dancing is for one’s social life, joints, balance, general fitness and feeling of well-being.
We meet weekly. Please give Judith a ring or email in advance You will be very welcome. There may not be meetings in school holidays so please check with her if in any doubt.