Bramhall Circle Dance Group has been running since 2008 but things are a little different this year.
Circle Dancing in 2021
Pre-Covid Circle Dancing was usually done holding hands in a circle or wavy line. During 2020 and for the foreseeable future in 2021 we are dancing unjoined and in a socially distanced circle. In the last year we have danced in small groups outdoors when allowed, and on zoom during lockdown, and stayed in touch with regular zoom chats. In May 2021, we started dancing outdoors again, with the slightly larger group now allowed, but this is of course dependent on the weather and the dryness of the ground. Sessions are open to beginners and if you are interested in trying circle dancing please contact Terri for information about the date and location of the next session. We are dancing on Tuesday afternoons whenever possible.
We will provisionally be returning to the Bramley Centre on Tuesday afternoons in July 2021. It is likely that social distancing will still be required and we will be unable to accommodate everyone in a large group. So, initially at least, instead of a 1.5 hour session we will have two consecutive one hour sessions which you will need to book in advance.
Beginners are still welcome to join us, but please note the requirement to book in advance.
What is Circle Dancing?
In our group you will dance a mixture of simple International Folk Dances and modern choreographies, using lovely music often from Greece and Eastern Europe, as well as Israel, South America and elsewhere in the world. We are affiliated to a worldwide network which has benefitted from online connection during 2020.
The Bramhall group is run and taught by Terri Owen, and sometimes also taught by Bridget Ovey.
Beginners can start at any time as each dance is taught and there is always a mix of dances. Many will seem easy and relaxing, others may challenge you. Once you have been a few times and picked up some basic steps it will quickly become easier to follow dances which are new to you.
What should I wear?
Indoors: Any comfortable clothes. Flat shoes are recommended. Outdoors: Layers of clothing. Flat sturdy shoes or trainers essential. Bring a waterproof just in case.
Where is it?
Outdoor Dancing: See dates and venues on Blog page. https://bramhallcircledance.wordpress.com/blog/ Contact Terri to be added to email list for updates. Dates will be added at short notice depending on weather forecast and numbers may be limited depending on covid rules and location.
Indoor Dancing: Provisional restart date July 2021
The Bramley Centre, Bramley Close, Bramhall, SK7 2DT Click Here for Map
Provisional new times will be Tuesdays 1.15 to 2.15pm and 2.30 to 3.30pm. Cost will remain at £6 per session.