In English Country dancing, people of all ages dance with a partner
but also in larger groups. Some of the dances are newly composed:
some have been enjoyed from as far back as the 17th century.
Dancing is a good way to remain fit and stave off the effects of old age.(click)
Prescribe dance instead of drugs GPs are advised by health chiefs. Family doctors are being urged to take up "social prescribing" after research found it cut GP visits and trips to A & E units by more than a quarter.
Dances are always explained to remind everyone of the
sequence of movements involved.
The music is normally CD's and led by a caller.
There is no need to come with a partner:
the atmosphere is informal with emphasis on friendliness and enjoyment.
For more information see www.lichfieldfolkdanceclub.co.uk