Dancing Post Covid………

I think it’s safe to say, none of us expected to be where we are in this situation in September of 2020 when we alighted from our beds on January 1st of the same year. But here is where we are and from here is where we need to move.

Classes in Wells have started at 7:00pm on a Monday evening. This is a mixed experience class with a maximum number of attendees set at 30 people, couples only for obvious reasons. There is still some room left if you would like to come along and dance. Please call, text or email before arriving as “walk in’s” are now no longer allowed. Please understand this is not of my doing, I am following the government guidelines. 

Classes at Castle Cary are now running on a Wednesday evening from 7:00pm. Again, it’s a mixed experience class but this time the maximum number I can accept is 10 couples. Please register you attendance prior to arriving for the class.

Shipham looks set to restart on the 17th September at 7:30. However, this is to be confirmed and made absolute. 

Other news.

For those who would like a private lesson, I am able to offer you appointments throughout a Friday or a Saturday morning in Hadspen Village Hall. If you are unfamiliar with Hadspen, I can tell you it has a very welcoming and airy feel, not to mention the expansive and glorious sprung floor.

I know this probably goes without saying but, I will say it anyway as I believe it does our subconscious mind the power of good. All venues are Covid compliant. Meaning sanitation methods are in place and all are extremely well maintained. I have to keep records of anyone who attends lessons or classes just in case health authorities ask for details. Should I ever be asked to pass your details to any government authority, I would seek your permission first because this is my legal requirement. You are not obliged to say “yes”.

The single most important aspect of everything is – we all begin to feel comfortable with where we are right now because now, and how we feel now, determines how we move to a new and subsequent now! Thus if you have a desire to dance, you must make certain you find a way of fulfilling that desire otherwise you stagnate. Fear is the single most prevalent cause of stagnation. Fear of dancing/moving is the only thing which stops you from dancing/moving. So, in these extraordinary times of heightened fear and anxiety, now is the time to start dancing as if your life depended on it, because your emotional, mental and indeed spiritual wellbeing DOES depend on it. 

I am fortunate to have been involved with dancing for over 40 years, it’s only now I am aware there is so much more to dancing than meets the eye! So please, don’t sit there thinking about it; get up and do it!