New square dance club set to launch in Pocklington

A new square dance club is being launched in Pocklington.

A new square dance club is being launched in Pocklington.

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A new square dance club is set to open its doors in Pocklington, and local residents are being urged to pull on their dancing shoes and take part.

Purpose built for people who have never danced before, square dance is highly social as every dancer in each square of eight people will dance with everyone else in the square.

The new club, ‘Wolds Weavers’, will join the 200 or so other square dance clubs in the UK to bring this form of dance to the East Riding.

From tomorrow, when it opens its doors at 7.30pm at Burnby Hall, complete beginners to square dance will be taught by a group of experienced dancers and callers in a full programme designed to cope with all the intricacies and brain teasing that square dance has to offer. Club chairman Jack Gooch said: “It’s great for us men since there are no complicated steps to learn, only moves, so if you can walk in time to music then you can square dance.”

The programme will be suitable for couples, families and singles and costs £3 per person per evening. Potential dancers can just turn up on the evening.

As well as tomorrow, the club will be taking beginners on 24 and 31 January. After that, it will be too far into the course to take on any more.