Daytime Groups

Daytime Groups

These sessions provide dancers with the opportunity to dance in the afternoon with people from other clubs as well as their own.

St John’s Anglican Church hall, 18 Basset Road, Johnsonville

Bring $5 per session and your own water bottle.

St John’s is on the hill, about six minutes’ walk from the Johnsonville train station and bus hub.

For more information contact Pat Reesby, pmreesby@gmail.coml or phone 938-0550; or Catherine McCutcheon, or phone 021 211 5279.

Otherwise, just come, though it might be a good idea to check first with your club tutor.

Advanced Sessions

When: Twice a month, second and fourth Tuesday afternoons, 12:45 until 2:45pm

A variety of local tutors. These sessions provide independent dancers with the opportunity to learn new dances and formations they may not encounter at their club.

This year, the advanced sessions started on February 22 when Iain Boyd took the first of five sessions. Rod Downey took over on May 24, with three sessions. Melva Waite is currently taking the advanced sessions.

General Sessions

When: The third Tuesday of each month, starting in March, and also the fifth Tuesday (when there is one), 12:45 until 2:45pm

Tutor for 2022: Catherine McCutcheon

The focus for the general group is on popular dances, including some from upcoming dance programmes. Although the dances are walked and taught, they best suit those of intermediate level and above who know the common formations, including reels of three, reels of four, allemande, double triangles, reel/jig/poussette, grand chain, figures of eight across and on the sides, and ladies’ chain, and who can instantly identify corner positions.

The first of the general sessions for 2022 took place on March 15 and are continuing throughout the year.