In English Country dancing, people of all ages dance with a partner
but also in larger groups. Some of the dances are newly composed:
some have been enjoyed from as far back as the 17th century.

Dancing is a good way to a good way to remain fit and stave off the effects of  old age.(click)

Dances are always explained to remind everyone of the
sequence of movements involved.
The music is normally CD's and led by a caller.
There is no need to come with a partner:
the atmosphere is informal with emphasis on friendliness and enjoyment.


Club nights are normally at the Bader Hall of King Edward School,
Kings Hill Road, Lichfield WS14 9DE, except during school holidays,
when we normally use St Chad’s Church Hall, The Leasowe WS13 7HD

See dates below:

We meet on Mondays at 8pm and dance until 10.15pm

with a break about 9pm of about 20 minutes.
We do not have facilities to make hot drinks.  Water is available in the dining room, but no cups.

To Find Bader Hall.

On London road turn into Borrowcop Lane and almost immediately take the left turn into Kings Hill Road and go up the hill.

You will pass a leisure centre on right and all weather pitch on your left. Turn into parking area on right after the last building on the right (beware of a red barrier post) and you will see tennis courts beyond this.  Park either on visitor’s car parking area or on the tennis courts.

The entrance to Bader Hall (main school hall) is quite difficult to find .

If you stand at entrance to tennis courts with courts behind, look for a double door in building to your left.  Go through doors and up the stairs.  At the top of stairs go left and through wooden doors to a corridor. Bader Hall is now on your left!

For confirmation of location and any other queries contact
Christine Simpson +(44)01213553757 or 07809027421


NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
INCLUDING BEGINNERS

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65th Aniversary  Dance

SATURDAY 

26 August 2017

Geof Owen

with

                       “Patchwork”                         

   at  WHITTINGTON VILLAGE HALL

Langton Crescent Whittington  WS14 9JR

7.30pm  to 10.30pm

Coffee/Tea/Biscuits in the interval

Details:-Ken Whinray 01543676327

See Dance page

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PROGRAMME  SPRING 2017

  Date Venue Caller    
2017        
June 26 Bader Hall David Burke  
July 03 Bader Hall Val Shaw  
  10 Bader Hall Goef Owen  3J's 80th birthday celebration with Chris & Julie playing  
  17 Bader Hall  End of term party, Club Callers with Rod Stradling playing  
Sep 04 Bader Hall Jeff Miller  
  11 Bader Hall Joyce & David Berry  
  18 Bader Hall Phil & Cynthia Stone  
  25 Bader Hall David Wright  
Oct 02 Bader Hall Audrey Gordon  
  09 Bader Hall Christine Dodd  
  16 Bader Hall Derek Osburn  
  23 St Chad's Hall Geoff Morgan  
  30 Bader Hall David & Kathryn Wright,   Barbara's Party  
Nov 6 Bader Hall Joyce & David Berry  
  13 Bader Hall Geof Owen  
  20 Bader Hall Kathryn & David Wright  
  27 Bader Hall Phil & Cynthia Stone  
Dec 04 Bader Hall Kathryn Wright  
  11 Bader Hall TBA  
  18 Bader Hall Club Callers Party Night  
  31 St Chad's Hall New Year's Eve party Club Callers  
Jan        
  5 Whittington Kathryn & David Wright with Folkus Pokus  
  7 Bader Hall TBA  

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The HEALTH aspects of Folk Dancing.

 

Overall fitness - Folk dancing is the perfect exercise. It combines all the positive aspects of intense physical exercise with none of the negative elements. Folk dancing is a low impact activity requiring constant movement and quick directional changes that keep the body in shape. It tones the muscles without causing injury.

Cardiovascular conditioning - As with all regular exercise, folk dancing can lead to a slower heart rate, lower blood pressure and improved cholesterol profile.

Strong bones - The movements of many folk dances can strengthen weight-bearing bones and can help prevent or slow down loss of bone mass (osteoporosis).

Burning off calories - Folk dancing can burn off as many calories as a brisk walk. An hour of folk dancing can burn between 400 and 800 calories.

It's a mental challenge - Modern folk dancing is a mental challenge. Calls have to be remembered. Reacting quickly to the folk dance caller keeps you mentally on your toes. Whilst concentrating on the moves you escape from your worries and every-day pressures.

It's an antidote to depression and loneliness - Folk dancing contains a social component that solitary fitness endeavours do not. It is very tactile, and friendly which contributes to self esteem and a positive outlook.

Rehabilitation - When recovering from heart or knee surgery folk dancing is a positive alternative to aerobic dancing or jogging.

Laughter - Folk dancing is full of fun - laughter is the best medicine!

 

"English Country Folk Dancing is Fun and Friendship set to music"

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