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dance on community sessions

darts is restarting some of the Dance On sessions in communities

A group of women smile and dance at a Dance On in the Community event let by darts in Doncaster

darts’ successful Dance On programme for over 55s is making a comeback. The sessions have been running over Zoom and on Sine FM radio throughout the pandemic and have recently returned to The Point, darts’ building in central Doncaster. Now, people living in EdlingtonBessacarr and Auckley can get back to dancing and socialising in a safe way.  

Dance On is a fun, friendly way to get moving, keep fit and feel healthy. Whatever the level of mobility, people can get involved in a way that is comfortable for them – sitting, standing, or boogying around the room. The sessions are really varied with dancing from a variety of styles, eras and cultures, adapted to suit everyone. Those who have carried on participating in Zoom sessions have really felt the benefit:   

The Zoom sessions have saved our sanity during lockdown (we have been shielding for a year)! 

Dance On sessions will be designed safely and in line with current Government restrictions. Professional dance leaders will ensure that people feel comfortable in each session. There will be fewer places and a shorter time slot of 45 minutes so that more sessions can take place.  

Sessions starting soon are: 

Dance On at ECO in Edlington restarts on Monday 19th July – Sessions are at 10am and 11.15am 

Dance On at St Francis’ Church in Bessacarr restarts on Friday 23rd July – Sessions are at 10am and 11.15am 

Dance On at Auckley Parish Centre restarts on Monday 26th July – Sessions are at 3pm 

Dance On at The Point is now running every Tuesday – 11:15am is full but there are a few places left in the 10am group 

Sessions are by advanced booking only – those who have not booked won’t be admitted 

Sessions are available to book in blocks of 6 via Eventbrite at a cost of £15 (£3 per session, 6th session free). Booking Links are here: 

Dance On in Auckley – 3:00 – 4:00pm

Dance On in Bessacarr Session One – 10am – 10:45am

Dance On in Bessacarr Session Two – 11:15am – 12pm

Dance On in Edlington Session One – 10am – 10:45am

Dance On in Edlington Session Two – 11:15am – 12pm

Dance On at The Point Session One – 10am – 10:45am

If you would like more information about any of the opportunities or want to get involved, please contact or telephone 01302 341662.

This activity is funded by Sport England and Doncaster Council and is part of Get Doncaster Dancing.  

Dancer, Charlotte Armitage said:

We cannot wait to be back in the room and dancing with people again! There is nothing more joyful than a group of dancing, smiling participants just letting go and getting stuck in. We know that moving and getting together with others can make a huge difference to people’s health and wellbeing, and we’re thrilled to be able to start our community-based groups again as we emerge from lockdown.

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