Furness

English Country Dancing

This group normally meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at the Croftlands Community Centre from 2.30pm until 4.30pm, starting each September and continuing through to and including the following April.

Of course, current circumstances mean that we are not able to do this but we are hoping that matters will be different by September 2021 and that we will then be able to return to our normal routine.

In the meantime, we have a quiz running that is based on the names of dances that have been done by the group in the past.

To coincide with when we would have been meeting, group members are receiving a quiz clue, the solution to which is a dance named on the group’s dance list (this list has been provided to members). The next time a quiz clue is sent out, the answer to the previous clue is given. This is accompanied by the dance instructions, other information relating to the dance and the clue that was given, and, if available, a YouTube link or links so that the dance can be viewed being danced by others – something, of course, we are looking forward to being able to do again ourselves!

When we meet, the entry fee is usually £1. In normal circumstances, there is a mid-meeting break with light refreshments and a chance to chat. Our meetings are great fun with good exercise (see our photos and members’ comments below).

Please email Sue Lydon or Joan Linney for further information on any of the above.

Some photos from our group meetings

Group Meeting 1 Group Meeting 2 Group Meeting 3

A Get-Together with the Grange & District Country Dancing Group. Playing for us is 'The Sands Band'

Get Together 1 Get Together 2 Get Together 3

And finally – Some comments from our group members

"Getting up on a wet Monday knowing you are going to have fun and laughter at our dance group, gives you a spark in your life."

"It stretches your brain!"

"It gives you fun and exercise."

"I smile for 2 hrs – exhilarating!"

"Live, Laugh, Learn – the U3A motto is what the dance is about."

"Exercising our brains and funny bones; with the occasional dance thrown in for good measure!"

"I never stop smiling all afternoon. Many thanks to Joan and Sue."

"Good for the heart, good for the brain, and good for the soul. They’ll make you so welcome!"

"A really fun, welcoming group, what a better way to exercise with laughter and making new friends."

"Brilliant for keeping us fit but mainly for keeping the brain fit and focused."

"Great fun, why not join us!"

"A great afternoon, good company, keeping fit!? & good brain workout."

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Bird Watching Book Reviewers
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Bus Pass Explorers Casual Striders
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Discussion Group Drawing
Early Music (listening) English Country Dancing
Environment Matters Fellwalkers
French Conversation Friday Walkers
Industrial History Italian Improvers
Listening to Music Local History
Love to Read Meditation and Crystals
Memory Course Midweek Walkers
Natterjack Readers Natural History
Novel Readers Optimistic Readers
Painting Philosophy
Pickleball Questers
READING GROUPS Rummikub
Science and Technology Forum Scrabble and Board Games
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STUDY GROUP Sunday Lunch
Sunday Walks Table Tennis
Talking About Poetry Theatre Visits
Uke Troupe Visiting Gardens
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