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All's well in the garden for dancers!


By Alan Beresford

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A GROUP of young Fochabers dancers have not been letting the lockdown get them down as they have taken their sessions into the great outdoors.

Findhorn-based Dance North's junior Fochabers class have been continuing their classes in the splendid surroundings of the walled Garden at Gordon Castle.

Leading the classes, which are open to youngsters aged seven to 11, is instructor Tiffany Broadfoot.

She said: "We'd normally hold our sessions in the Public Institute but due to the Covid regulations we've now used the walled garden a couple of times.

"The theme we're doing is nature so it's a really appropriate setting.

"We usually have eight to 10 kids at the sessions with two of the students from the senior group coming along to help out. They get an opportunity to learn contemporary dance technique as well as expressing themselves in a safe and fun environment.

"It also helps them with their confidence as they work both individually and in groups."

Last year Dance North trialled online classes for the younger students but was discontinued after it became clear that they much preferred to work with their friends in person rather than virtually.

Classes run during school term time.

For more information on these classes and other projects run by Dance North, visit their website at https://www.dancenorth.scot/ or phone (01309) 691661.


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