Modern circle dance draws on the rich and diverse traditional dances of many countries, including the Balkans, Greece, Israel, Russia, and France. There is also a growing repertoire of new dances to classical music and contemporary songs.
Circle dances can be energetic and lively or gentle and reflective. The aim always is to experience the joy of dancing with others.
Almost anyone of any age or ability can circle dance. Each dance is taught, there is no audience and everyone is welcome. So come on your own or with a friend (you do not need a partner) and join in. Circle dance is suitable for both men and women and new group members are welcome at any time.
We dance at St Peter's Social Club, Black Dog Way, London Road, GLOUCESTER GL1 3EX
(The entrance is the door facing London Road).
If you are not sure whether Circle Dance is for you, please have a look at the feedback comments attached to this page.
Gloucester U3A Circle Dance Group - Children In Need 2019
Once a year our group has the opportunity to celebrate their 'Inner Child' through the option of dressing in bright yellow, donning Pudsey Ears or t-shirt and enjoying dances, all of which are connected in some way to childhood or family, or are just plain silly!
Our session started in true style by the arrival of John on his motorised scooter! After observing him perform a few laps around the hall, I decided that he had definitely captured his 'Inner Child'!
We enjoyed dancing to 'Mori Shej' (meaning 'My Daughter' in Hungarian), 'The Child Awakes', 'Teddy Bears Picnic' and 'Donkey Riding' amongst others, Thanks to my very patient and talented husband, a video compilation snippet of 'Teddy Bears Picnic' and 'Donkey Riding' can be accessed from this page.
We were a relatively small group for this session as unfortuately we are missing some of our wonderful group due to illness, but we still raised the amazing total of £48.50! (the total rose further after my email to the group immediately after the event). What a fabulous effort!
We are always happy to welcome new dancers to the group. Our aim is to enjoy a wide variety of music and dances from around the world, exercise our bodies and our brains, but most importantly of all, to have fun.
Looking forward to sharing dances with you all again very soon.
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|Thu Dec 19th||3rd Thursday. Merry Christmas.|
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