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Dance group faces troubling times

Created on 23/02/2018 @ 10:01
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In its heyday, it used to fill a hall with participants, but Welshpool’s Scottish Country Dancing Group says its numbers are now running dangerously low.

The Group was started over 20 years ago at The Armoury but had to move to the Town Hall due to the large numbers wanting to join in.

There were special Burns Nights with bagpipes and haggis not to mention a big Christmas bash, but due to various reasons, the numbers are down to just six people which no longer covers the cost of the hall.

“We are not a ‘formal’ group and have a lot of laughs,” said the Group’s Christine Husa. “It is one of the best ways for all ages to keep fit and have fun at the same time. We dance Jigs, Reels and Strathspeys (slower) to different kinds of Scottish music in sets of three, four or five couples. It is more like country dancing or ceilidh though not quite as strenuous!”

The Group meets for two hours on Wednesday evenings at the Town Hall’s Corn Exchange from 7.30pm, and they need at least eight people to make it viable.

“We would be happy to spend time and patience with beginners if they are interested in learning. A sense of rhythm helps but it is a lot of fun and a great way to meet people. No special clothing is needed but light shoes are helpful.

“We would really like people to just pop in to sit and watch us to find out if it is their thing before deciding to join, if they prefer. They don't have to bring a partner as we mix and match!”

If you are interest, contact Christine on 01938 554652 or Brenda on 01938 570252.


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