Circle Dancing

Ref: C2523542

You will start with basic dance steps, gradually building a repertoire of dances. Instructions are repeated until dancers can competently dance without any prompts. Circle Dances reflect the cultural background of their origins, thus giving you an opportunity to explore our world heritage.

Additional information about this course

Women only course. Must be a member of WHIST. For more information contact Susan Heptinstall on 07899065285 or sheptinstall@wea.org.uk

Course aim

Circle Dance uses traditional folk dances from around the world to enhance physical and mental well-being. Dancers hold hands, moving together, following simple routines of steps. Dances can be lively and uplifting to rhythmic and meditative.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate two dance steps
  • Demonstrate the ‘W’ hold with arms
  • Explain 3 aspects of the Circle Dance hand hold
  • Explain the significance of dancing in a circle

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Please wear appropriate footwear

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course outline

Circle Dancing Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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