Youth boost for local dance group

IT has been more than 30 years since the Old Style Dance Group had children learning to dance in its mix but recently that changed.

Ada and Davi Sherry have been running ‘Just Love to Dance’ sessions for children for a cold coin donation at the Port Lincoln RSL Clubroom.

Ahmari Gurmen has been dancing for a couple of years and has learnt lots of dances with her dad, Richard and her younger brother Luis recently started dancing.

Alegra Coombe has also joined our group and is learning to dance with her mother, Jamie.

We would love to see more parents and grandparents bring their children along so they can have lots of fun and learn to dance together.

It’s also a great occasion for anyone to come along by yourself or with a friend and learn to dance.  

We regularly use Dockings Band to present the music for our dance group.

The group dances tango, rhumba, cha cha, swing, saunters, quickstep, old style waltz and more modern type dances like the rock and roll waltz, some rockabilly and the rock and roll switch.

“We are encouraging some of our younger children, their parents and grandparents to come along and learn to dance,” Mrs Sherry said.

“We usually have lots of extra women but need more men to become their partners.”

All the money raised by the dances goes to local charities including Legacy, Community House, Royal Flying Doctor Service and the RSL.

Anyone interested in joining and learning how to dance can contact David Sherry on 0417 389 762.