‘Strictly Come Dancing’ arrives in South Gloucestershire

Posted on Monday 21st September 2009 at 8:17 am by SH (Editor)

Dance South Gloucestershire, in partnership with Exercise on Prescription, has organised dance classes for people aged 50 and over in Thornbury, Kingswood and the Frenchay Rehabilitation Centre through their programme ‘Dance on Prescription’.

Thanks to funding from South Gloucestershire Council and the Quartet Community Foundation’s Older People’s Fund, Dance on Prescription is inviting participants to experience dance and a little touch of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ with dance leader Ruth Price. The Thornbury class has been running since last year and participants have already seen the benefits dance can bring socially and physically.

Councillor Heather Goddard, executive member for community services, said: “The popularity of TV programmes such as Britain’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing shows that the profile of dance has never been higher. South Gloucestershire’s Dance on Prescription is an accessible and fun way to exercise that can help older generations to increase their fitness levels, confidence and social opportunities.”

The Dance on Prescription classes continue from October and run through to July and December 2010, depending on the venue. For more information and to book a place, please contact South Gloucestershire dance development officer Lisa Lort on 01452 550431 / 07793284588 or email lisa@dancesouthglos.org.uk.

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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