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Boogie in Balintore

On Wednesday 5th October Isabella Dance and the Seaboard Over 60s hosted a Tea Dance Extravaganza at the Seaboard Hall, Balintore as part of Luminate 2016.  Here, Julia McGhee shares her experience of the day: 

The event had a ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ theme with a dressing up box full of fabulous sequins, top hats and feather boas to get everyone in the mood.  It was definitely a hit! 

The afternoon kicked off with live music from Nicky Murray and Chloe Rodgers, playing a mix of Scottish Traditional Music, while everyone enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea served by volunteers from the Royal Voluntary Service. This was followed up by a seated dance demo.  Everyone had the chance to dance – joining in at their tables with a variety of easy exercises designed to loosen the joints and get the circulation going. 

It was a great opportunity to share what goes on at the Over 50s dance class and current participants took to the floor to demonstrate some of the routines that they have learned in class. And as well as live music and dance we also had some wonderful live singing by Rae Jack who brought a little bit of ‘Chicago’ to Balintore.

Boogie in Balintore is a dance project aimed at offering dance activity and social opportunities to older adults living in the Seaboard Villages. The project is funded by the Voluntary Action Fund and is being delivered by Isabella Dance. By collaborating with local groups such as the Seaboard Over 60s and the Seaboard Cares Charity,Boogie in Balintore aims to reach out to older adults in the Seaboard Villages and encourage participation in a fun, social activity that is also great for improving fitness. Find out more here

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