Bramhall Circle Dance Group has been running since 2008 although things were a little different during 2020 and 2021 due to covid when we met on zoom in the winter and danced outdoors together in the summer. We returned indoors to the Bramley Centre in Sept 2021 to dance on Tuesday afternoons at the original time of 1.30 to 3pm.
Although at first we danced in a socially distanced circle without holding hands, this was replaced in 2022 by dancers being asked to take a Lateral Flow Test before attending. This enabled everyone to feel comfortable holding hands again and we have continued to take LTFs through 2022.
JANUARY 2023 – Restart Date is Tuesday January 10th. ( 1.30pm )
It is not necessary to book but if you haven’t been to the group before it would be helpful if you let me know you are coming, especially if you are a beginner interested in trying circle dancing for the first time. Payment is by cash on the day (£7) or in advance by bank transfer. (ask for details)
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 benefitted from online connection during 2020.
The Bramhall group is run and taught by Terri Owen, and sometimes also taught by Bridget Ovey. The size of the group varies between 10 and 20 but is currently averaging around 13 -15 dancers in a session.
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. There is no need to come every week but as with anything, the more often you do it, the easier it seems.
Remember, Call Terri first on 07713 681439 if you are new to the group.
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?
Indoor Dancing: Tuesdays 1.30 to 3.00pm The Bramley Centre, Bramley Close, Bramhall, SK7 2DT Click Here for Map Cost will be £7 per session. Cash on the day or Bank Transfer in advance (ask). Don’t forget to take a Lateral Flow Test before coming.
Outdoor Dancing: May happen at short notice during the summer.