LICHFIELD FOLK DANCE  CLUB
invite you to join us at Bader Hall, King Edward VI School,
Kings Hill Road, Lichfield WS14 9DE

Monday evenings 7.30pm to 9.30pm (Term time only)

Fun/Fitness/Friendship
Newcomers are welcome, including beginners. No need to bring a partner. 
First night free!

Contact Lynn Penny 
Phone:  07443 644126
Email: lynnpenny.lp@gmail.com

We danced lots of fabulous dances last Monday, called by Christine Dodd. Next Monday we look forward to dancing to David Wright's programme. Don't forget that there will be no dancing the week after due to the bank holiday, so come along and dance whilst you can!

If you are an inexperienced dancer you don't need to wait to give our club a try.  Term time only, Mondays 7.30-9.30 dancing, arrive a little earlier to book in and be ready to start dancing at 7.30pm. Your first visit will be free if you are new to dancing.

The Annual Membership is now £4 and is due if you haven't already paid. The weekly subscription is £3 for members, visitors £4.

Bader Hall is spacious and well-ventilated, and we will continue to take anti-Covid precautions:

  1. We advise all attendees to be fully vaccinated

  2. Correct money would be appreciated, in notes or large coins. (Please avoid small change!) It is possible to pay for the whole term by BACS, ask Lynn or Sandra for details.

To find Bader Hall: From London Road turn into Borrowcop Lane and almost immediately take the left turn into Kings Hill Road and go up the hill. Pass the Leisure Centre on your right and the all weather pitch on your left  and then enter the school grounds by passing through the double gates on the right. Follow this road as it goes right around the tennis court. Having parked above the tennis court, enter the building via the open door on the right and climb the stairs passing the gym on the way or via the new entrance to the Dining Hall.

We do not have facilities to make hot drinks.  Water is available in the dining room, but no cups, so bring your own.

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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 remain fit and stave off the effects of old age.(click)

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Prescribe dance instead of drugs GPs are advised by health chiefs.  Family doctors are being urged to take up "social prescribing" after research found it cut GP visits and trips to A & E units by more than a quarter.

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 7.30pm until 9.30pm at the Bader Hall of King Edward's School,
Kings Hill Road, Lichfield WS14 9DE
 

For confirmation of location and any other queries contact
Lynn Penny +(44)01212400321 or 07443644126


NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
INCLUDING BEGINNERS   

 

If you are new to Folk Dancing please look at the Steps & Figures  Page to get an idea of what you will be doing, if you come to the club.


We now have a Facebook group - if you would like latest news about the Club and updates, please contact us, asking to be our friend. 

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PROGRAMME

 

Date

Caller

 

Venue  

 

2024

 

 

   
 

20th May

 

David Wright

 

 

Bader Hall

 
 

27th May

Bank Holiday

 

No Dancing

 

3rd June

Joyce and David Berry

 

Bader Hall

 

 

10th June

Audrey Gordon

 

Bader Hall

 

 

17th June

Kathryn Wright

 

Bader Hall

 

 

24th June

Kathryn and David Wright

 

Bader Hall

 

1st July

Audrey Gordon

 

Bader Hall

 

 

8th July

Christine Dodd

 

Bader Hall

 

 

15th July

End of term. Party night. Club Callers,

Live music. Bring and share supper.

 

Bader Hall

 

 

 

School Holidays- No dancing

 

 

 

 

9th Sept

TBA

 

Bader Hall

 

 

   

 

Bader Hall

 

 


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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