Dance On Social!
Last Monday we held a celebratory launch event for our Dance On project here at The Point. We had a dancefloor, a couple of fantastic DJs playing Northern Soul, Motown plus all the classics, a glitterball to boogie under and plenty of cups of tea!
To kick things off we had a chat about the project and introduced it properly to everyone. Dance On is a programme of dance groups for adults over 50 which aims to provide an environment in which to meet new people, have a laugh and get some exercise in a fun and friendly environment.
To get the music going, we were joined by participants from Singing For Memory, our choir for adults living with dementia, who treated everyone to a few songs about dancing.
Then it was time for our Dance Artist Charlotte to guide everyone through a few moves before the DJs began taking requests! We heard plenty of variety, from The Jackson 5’s Blame It On The Boogie to Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now to George Formby’s When I’m Cleaning Windows.
Afterwards Charlotte brought everyone together again to see what we could remember of the moves she showed us. We filmed a bit of it for Facebook – have a watch and give us a like!
Here are a few examples of what our guests had to say about the event…
“Absolutely brilliant. Lovely to see so many people enjoying themselves.”
“Beautifully inclusive. So lovely to see everyone happy.”
“I had a dance and met a lot of nice people. It was really good fun.”
“We really enjoyed ourselves and it’s lovely seeing all enjoy themselves. Brilliant. 5 stars.”
“I had fun and feel motivated!”
Huge thanks to everyone who came along – we hope you had as much fun as we did!
If you’d like to find out more about Dance On, visit the official website here. We run groups in various locations across Doncaster and welcome all adults over 50 regardless of ability – no prior experience necessary.
We will be holding our next Dance On Social in June, so keep an eye out for more news nearer the time!