|Time||4.00 - 5.30 pm|
|Co-ordinator(s)||Jane Willis and David Beare|
To give you a taste of this group which started just before Christmas and grew to over 20, here is a collection of comments from group members:
“The Jive group has been great fun. Everyone has happily danced with each other and we have managed to create a happy blend of joyous spontaneous dance and sharing and learning new moves. Jiving is great exercise for body and mind, the music makes us feel young/alive and hopefully we’ll learn how to really ‘swing’ with new steps and moves.”
"Jive generally seems to be making a comeback and there are quite a few opportunities for people to go and dance, so it's good to refresh the steps, learn some new ones and make new friends. We've enjoyed the music and the social side. It’s good exercise, great fun, really groovy, dead cool - a chance to grow old ‘disgracefully’. Rock on! I absolutely love it!"
The group may run over the summer if enough jivers are available. We plan to go to rock ’n’ roll gigs together and show off our talents before resuming en masse on October.
After a long summer break, this group will reconvene formally on Wednesday 27th September at 4.00 – 5.30 p.m. in the Fellside Centre (park in Booths top car park). But before then, some of us will be meeting up at the Rock ‘n’ Roll charity gig at the Town Hall on Sat 23rd September 7.30 pm – come and join us – we had a fantastic time last year.
Most of us have jived at some point in the past and we all learn from each other, usually changing partners every few dances. Several members have learnt from scratch by watching us – but we don’t do jive ‘lessons’ as such. You just need to be a keen dancer! It’s very sociable, excellent exercise and we have a lot of fun.
The more the merrier, so bring your friends, or come on your own and make friends! Don’t forget to bring a dancy CD. If you are new, simply come on the first day and sign up at the end if you’ve enjoyed it. (I will need your email address and phone number).
We have had great fun over the winter months with our different styles of jiving, learning from each other, enjoying the music, and trying to incorporate some new moves into our jive sequences.
We break over the summer and will start again when the evenings begin to draw in. But to make the group viable, we need MORE jivers – or people willing to learn! It’s great exercise and there is a lot of laughing!
Group starts again on Wednesday September 27th.