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Step out with ballroom dancing in Blacon

6 January 2017
Step out with ballroom dancing in Blacon.

Blacon residents inspired by BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing can learn a few moves of their own as part of a community programme to improve physical activity.

Energise Blacon, funded by Sanctuary Housing, is offering 12 weekly sessions teaching the basics of ballroom to people of all abilities.

Aspiring dancers aged 18 and over will be able to get to grips with classic steps such as the foxtrot, tango, quickstep and waltz.

Being run by Saughall-based Bruce’s School of Dance, the sessions cost £2.50 and take place at the Parade Enterprise Centre in Blacon between 10am and noon from Friday 13 January.

Energise Blacon forms part of Sanctuary’s wider Love Sport programme, in partnership with Sport England, which is taking place in neighbourhoods across the country and aims to engage more than 2,250 residents in sport and fitness activities.

Sanctuary’s commitment to the five-year programme has been match-funded by Sport England, through National Lottery investment, to help deliver the sport and activity sessions.

Sandra Hewitt, Sanctuary’s resident involvement manager in Blacon, said: “Ballroom dancing is a great way to keep fit and the success of shows like Strictly Come Dancing prove just how popular and rewarding it is.

“The Energise Blacon sessions are the perfect opportunity to get involved and we would encourage as many people as possible to take part.”

Dawn Daniels, from Bruce’s School of Dance, said: “We are delighted to be working with Sanctuary to offer people the chance to try ballroom dancing. Hopefully it is something they will develop a passion for and continue with into the future.”

To find out more about activities available through Energise Blacon, email neighbourhoods@sanctuary-housing.co.uk; or join the discussion by following Sanctuary on Twitter and using the hashtag #LoveSport.