1pm - 3pm Tuesday
Held at Crumpsall Community Hall, Cleveland Road.
Come and join us at our Line Dancing class held at St Matthews Church Hall, Cleveland Road, on Tuesday afternoons.
We are a friendly group – easy to learn dances – great teacher – a real social atmosphere!
Everyone very welcome.
We meet to dance every Tuesday from 1 - 3pm at St Matthews Church Hall, Crumpsall. Our dancing always involves a lot of laughing, especially when we learn new dances or try to remember old ones. In the first hour we dance more familiar dances, demonstrated by Ann, while in the second half Evelyn often teaches new ones or reminds us of more recent ones.
We always have refreshments around 2pm, preceded by the 'tea dance' - which is actually 'Come dance with me' sung by Nancy Hays. This is a time for more chatting and laughing and also when some of us may learn a more advanced dance. When tea break ends our tired feet and minds are encouraged back into action by 'firm but fair' Evelyn and we contine working them hard until 3pm.
We usually demonstrate two dances at the AGM but, because dancing obviously involves the feet and people at the AGM are always seated in rows, only the first few rows of peoplehave everseen what we are doing! To try to combat this problem Ann and Evelyn often introduce extra arm movements to give people something to look at. So if you think Irish Stew, Peaches and Cream, Ice Cold Corona, and Black Coffee is a tasty meal or that you would like to meet the Gypsy Queen or even find out where Codigo or Bonaparte's Retreat is, come along on Tuesdays to find out more. Ann Fullen and Evelyn Schneider, our teachers, will be there to help you. Valerie Clark - November 2019
2018 seems to have whizzed by. The line dancing class held on Tuesday afternoons between 1.00pm and 3.00pm at Saint Matthew’s Church Hall, Cleveland Road, Crumpsall, (just across the road from North Manchester General Hospital) continues to go from strength to strength under the patient tuition and guidance of Ann and Evelyn.
This is described as a beginners’ class and we’ve had a lot of new recruits this year. Members do differ in their levels of experience with quite a few people attending various other line dancing classes but many only coming to this one, weekly class. Most of the dances are “walked through” before the music goes on and we dance them with varying degrees of success. The “walk through” is great for new dancers but it also helps those of us who need our memories refreshing. This is a fun class that gets everyone moving and exercises the grey matter at the same time. Mistakes are made, laughed off and nobody judges. We start dancing around 1.15 for about 45 minutes then have a 15 minute break for a nice cup of tea and a chat with other members before dancing again for the last 45 minutes. You join in as many or as few of the dances as you wish. The time flies by.
If you are looking for something “fun” to do that will get you moving, where you can meet new people, learn a new skill and simply enjoy yourself, why not come along and give this a try? You’ve nothing to lose and possibly a lot to gain. Sandra Littler - November 2018