Line Dancers Hold First Session

The first of the weekly line dancing sessions for over 60s was held at the Methodist Hall yesterday.

15 women joined the 75-minute session, led by professional instructor Lesley Thomas.

And Lesley described the new recruits as “very keen.”

The routines have been tailored towards the over 60s and differ from the line dancers’ regular Tuesday night sessions.

The sessions started with some easier dances but Lesley says, if the ladies keep up with the standard of the first lesson, “they’ll soon be joining the others on Tuesday nights!”

There were no men at the event and Lesley says she’d welcome some male dancers if they’d like to come along.

The event has been arranged by the Council to extend the social and well-being opportunities for the over 60s beyond the successful Memory Café and Wednesday clubs.

Natalie Gardner has never been line dancing before and says it was “a bit difficult at first” but says she really enjoyed the experience and is now a convert.

Ivy Broughton hopes to attend every week after her first session. She enjoyed both the exercise and social interaction. Like Natalie, Ivy had never tried line dancing before, but says she’s watched it on TV. She just wishes “she could do it better.”

The next session will be held on Tuesday from 1.30pm to 2.45pm at the Methodist Hall.