Get dancing and get active in North Lincolnshire

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As part of North Lincolnshire Council’s Active Together programme a number of free dancing sessions are being provided across North Lincolnshire to encourage adults and families to take their first steps towards getting active.

Activities are not for the super sporty but are just a great introduction to exercise and dance. Getting active doesn’t have to be hard work – it can be great fun! So come along and give it a try.

There are lots of sessions you can take part in:

Fitsteps continues on Tuesdays at Riddings Pool in Scunthorpe from 12.15pm to 1pm and on Thursdays at The Base youth centre in Scunthorpe (moving to 20-21 Visual Arts Centre from 29 October) from 5pm to 5.45pm. Fitsteps is a fun, energetic and effective class; with a mix of ballroom and Latin steps. Suitable for anyone aged 16 and above.

New classes are planned to start the week commencing 26 October:

Bollywood dance on Tuesdays at 20-21 Visual Arts centre from 5pm to 6pm. Bollywood dancing is an expressive, lively form of dance rich in Eastern culture. Suitable for anyone aged 16 and above.

Little Bear Feet on Wednesdays at Ancholme Leisure Centre from 1pm to 1.30pm. An introduction to dance and movement for children aged 18 to 30 months and their families.

Melody Movement on Wednesdays at Ancholme Leisure Centre from 1.30pm to 2pm. The next steps in dance and movement for children aged two to four years-old and their families. Parents will be expected to be actively involved.

Popdance at Ancholme Leisure Centre on Wednesdays from 5.15pm to 6pm. Learn simple routines to pop music from the 80s, 90s and 00s. Suitable for all aged eight and above. Any child below 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

All sessions are free to attend. Places are limited though, so please book you place by contacting Chelsey Everatt at chelsey.everatt@northlincs.gov.uk and 01724 297270. Don’t forget to wear comfy clothes and a drink of water.

The sessions are only being offered until Christmas as a taster programme to find out what activities people want to take part in. A permanent timetable of activities will then be put together.

Through Active Together you’ll find being physically active can be fun, sociable and massively rewarding. All Active Together activities are free and targeted at people who want to take their first steps towards becoming active.

Councillor Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for Customer Services, Sport and Leisure, said: “We say it all the time, but keeping active really is important for your health. Not only does it have the health benefits but it’s a great way of socialising and having fun. It may seem daunting at first, but once you give it go you will wonder why you didn’t start earlier. We’ve got some brilliant sessions planned as part of the Active Together programme. Have a go at these great dance sessions and get your children involved. It’s a great way to spend time with your family. What’s even better is that all sessions are free, so why not give it a go?”

Find out more details about other Active Together sessions at Active Together