Ripon & District

Circle Dancing

If you would like to have some gentle exercise and fun then this is for you. Music and dance steps from around the world – Dancing in a circle – no previous experience needed.
Please come along - I guarantee you will love it !!

We usually meet at Harrogate/Harewood Road Methodist Church Hall on the second Friday of the month at 2.00 p.m. until 4.00 p.m. with a break for Tea/Coffee/Biscuits.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATES FOR FOLLOWING 2 MONTHS:

  • FRIDAY 8th NOVEMBER
  • FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER

The group has been established for a year now but no previous experience is necessary. Our teacher Margaret explains the steps of each dance as we go along and as she rightly says there are no wrong steps only individual interpretations.

The cost is £3.00 - £4.00 per session (to cover hall costs and expenses)

For further information please contact Marylyn Rafferty on 01765 600114 or marylynraff@aol.com

Here is a fuller explanation of what Circle Dancing is .....

Dancing in a circle is an ancient tradition common to many cultures for marking special occasions, strengthening community and encouraging togetherness.
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 style and mood reflects the group and the interests of the teacher. The aim always is to experience the joy of dancing with others and to create a sense of well-being and community.

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.

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