Circle Dance

Contact: Pat Adams at 2055 3611

or circle.dance@cardiffu3a.org.uk

Circle Dance is accessible, varied, good exercise, fun and open to everyone. We dance to all kinds of music, you don’t need a partner and each dance is taught.

This past year the group has danced to many different genres of music, both classical and modern, traditional and popular, from many countries including France, Israel and Greece, Bulgaria and Ireland. New rhythms and step patterns have become familiar – from a bouncy walk to a flowing grapevine, a limping slip step to a lyrical waltz – in different moods from playful to meditative, energetic to graceful, and many others.

The group meets from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, in the Vestry, Tabernacle, in the Hayes. [Map]

New members are always welcome.

If you are interested and want to know more, please contact the group leader.

For more information about the international network of circle dancers, visit the http://circledancegrapevine.co.uk/ and about circle dance in Cardiff, visit the Circle Dance in Cardiff Facebook page.

Everyone was new to circle dance at the beginning but now this is what some members say about it:

  • “Circle dancing is fun and something anyone can pick up."
  • "It is a great way to keep physically fit and supple. It also gives me an emotional lift through listening to beautiful music and participating in an enjoyable social activity. The music is so melodious – not loud – it helps to relax and move in time.”
  • “Something wonderful happens as we progress as one in a circle to beautiful folk music of the world.”
  • “Some of these dances take me into another world – very meditative and transporting.”
  • “Addictive! My favourite U3A group, lovely music, great company and good variety of dances.”
  • “Circle dance exercises the parts of the body I didn’t know I had! Good for core strength and muscle tone – and fun!”
  • “Exercising the mind and body while having FUN!”
  • “The group atmosphere is friendly and non-judgemental.”

Proposed Group : Circle Dance for Men

If you can walk, you can dance! I promise! Come and engage mind and body in a non-competitive, non-judgmental way. Dance to wonderful traditional and modern music from around the world. Each dance will be chosen to suit the group and carefully taught step by step. No previous experience will be expected or necessary.

Please contact me at circle.dance@cardiffu3a.org.uk to express an interest, or for more information. We need a minimum of six men to get started – but the more the merrier!

Venue: The Vestry, Tabernacl, The Hayes, Cardiff, near John Lewis.

Provisional dates: Tuesdays, 11am–12.30pm, 15 October; 5 November. Other times may be possible depending on demand and availability.

Some video links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_kele6tedo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Kx6Ifrpow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnyPAJNKdNw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toDA6rZdPfA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OgEjEwzuTo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuIWw9ao8lQ

Please join me and let’s see where this dance can take us.