Moving to Music 1
Co-ordinator: Margot Harvey
Meetings: Monday, 10.45 – 12.00 noon, Abbott Hall Social Centre
10 January to 21 March
The two groups might appeal to anyone who enjoys the freedom and relaxation that moving to music brings. Our aim is to keep all our bits in good working order, and have fun at the same time!
We do simple stretching, aerobic and weight bearing exercise and dance designed to maintain, and hopefully improve stamina, suppleness, and strength and at the same time stimulate concentration and memory. We work through a series of routines focusing on different parts of the body and usually include a more creative section that changes frequently.
The music is an eclectic mix that might come from anywhere in the world - Cuba, Italy, Africa, Asia, UK, USA; and any time – the nostalgic 40’s, the rocking 50’s; and any style from folk to jazz, classic (very occasionally), Bhangra, Latin American, and of course, ‘pop’. The only criteria that count are that the music is rhythmic, and uplifting, and so guaranteed to get us moving!
the class in actionHOUSE RULES: Only two:
1. Safety first - non-slip soles or bare feet are a must;
2. You are responsible for your own level of participation - work within your own limitations.
No pain, no strain, just enjoy an hour with a swing.
It was so good to get back to a weekly meeting again in October after a 19 month gap, for a slightly pared down session of exercise and dance. We've followed safety procedures, and as a result of reducing the maximum number of members in each group we have been able to maintain social distancing and also give ourselves plenty of room to move! It's been good to welcome some new members though we do still have a short waiting list. Omicron permitting, we look forward to strutting our stuff again in January.