Sidmouth family dance day

PUT YOUR best foot forward for a Family Dance Day in Sidmouth on Saturday. Thanks to a National Lottery grant through Sport England, Wren Music is launching the Feet First For Families project at St Teresa s hall, Vicarage Road, Sidmouth.

PUT YOUR best foot forward for a Family Dance Day in Sidmouth on Saturday.

Thanks to a National Lottery grant through Sport England, Wren Music is launching the Feet First For Families project at St Teresa's hall, Vicarage Road, Sidmouth.

It aims to introduce children, young people and families across Devon to folk dance in its various forms, such as social dance, step dancing and Morris.

Free folk dance sessions to schools and youth clubs, led by experienced community dance leaders and professional folk musicians are being offered by Wren Music and these will be followed by Saturday Family Dance Days.


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The first of these takes place at St Teresa's hall from 10.30am to 3.30pm and costs �10 for a family of two adults and up to three children, or one adult and up to four children.

There will be live music, and the chance for people who play an instrument to join in.

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In the evening there will be a ceilidh at the hall from 8pm to 11pm, with live music from Rough Music, the 30-piece East Devon Folk Orchestra.

Tickets for this and more information are available at: www.wrenmusic.co.uk or by calling (01837) 53754.

Feet First project is directed by David Faulkner, a senior community musician with Wren Music - backed by Devon County Council, Exeter City Council and Arts Council England South West.

He said: "Thanks to support from the National Lottery, we hope to give young people and their families the chance to learn some of our own West Country dances.

"We aim to introduce them to local opportunities to join in dancing, and will be running a prize draw for people who take part in further dancing to win a extra Wren Music workshop for their school or youth club.

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