You can help yourself to beat loneliness
and to keep fit and healthy
with gentle social dancing.
English-style folk dancing does not involve high-energy fancy footwork,
all the moves are relatively simple and suitable for all ages.
The character of the dance is created
by the way that the moves are put together.
All are explained and walked through before being danced to music
- with free help and guidance from the dancers.
Please give it a try.
Some of the dance moves seen on television are more suited to
gymnastics or acrobatics but, as they say, "that's show business".
Similarly, if you aspire to qualifications, medals and glory -
much effort must be made; just like all other aspects of life.
Folk dance clubs include people with all ranges of dancing ability,
from absolute beginners to some who have been doing it for decades
and know dozens or hundreds of dances.
As a recent beginner, I have always found a warm welcome
and great enthusiasm to help me -
and anyone else who occasionally needs guidance.
English Folk Dancing in Yorkshire
Beat loneliness - come and have fun, with light exercise