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Moving to Music

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What we do

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 start the week with a swing!


August 2019

Moving to Music 1 - Weekly: Monday 10.45 a.m -12.15 p.m. Abbot Hall Social Centre
9th September to 9
th December

Moving to Music 2 - Weekly: Wednesday 12.15 -13.15 p.m. Castle Street Centre
11th September to 11
th December

We get together to enjoy simple exercises and dance, hoping (!) to keep our muscles, joints, cardio-vascular system and memory in good working order, helped by good music and a lot of laughter. Nothing is compulsory (except safe footwear!) and the aim is that everyone feels better at the end of a session than they did at the start! If you are interested in joining us do get in touch and I'll put you on the waiting list. Looking forward to seeing you next term but do please let me know if you are not coming back – thanks!

May 2019

Moving to Music 1 - Weekly: Monday 10.45 a.m -12.15 p.m. Abbot Hall Social Centre
April 1st – May 20th (excluding April 15th & 22nd)

Moving to Music 1 - Weekly: Wednesday 12.15 p.m. -13.15 p.m. Castle Street Centre
April 3rd – May 22nd (excluding April 17th)

We still meet every week and try to keep joints, muscles and memory in good working order, as painlessly as possible, through our range of exercise, dance, much hilarity and good music! There is still a waiting list that, I'm pleased to report, has reduced somewhat as the year has progressed but my apologies to those patient people I haven't been able to invite to join us, as yet.

This year has seemed to rush past at an alarming rate and I can hardly believe that the summer break is already on the horizon which I hope all will enjoy before we meet again in September.

November 2018

No report received

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