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Being active is important for our physical and mental health whatever our age or stage of life, and never more so than at the moment. Many of us are having to spend more time at home which means we’re not getting outside as much to walk or exercise. The Virtual Village Hall is a great place to find some gentle, fun ways to exercise and dance at home. Here you’ll find a range of sessions designed to keep minds and bodies feeling healthy, fit and well. You don’t need any special equipment, just space to move and possibly something to hold on to, like a chair, if you are less mobile. Our tutors are all experienced instructors so you can rest assured you’ll be in safe hands.

Please take care to ensure that your health and safety are a priority when taking part in these sessions and note that you are undertaking all Exercise & Dance sessions at your own risk. When taking part in any of these activities, please ensure that you:

Risk assess your area: Make sure you have adequate space and clear any potential hazards.
Stay hydrated: Drink water before, during and after a session and take it steady in hot weather.
Know your limits: Take breaks when needed.
Wear comfortable clothing and footwear: Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear for all exercise activities.
In case of an emergency: Keep your mobile phone nearby

 

Tutor: Molly Grey, dance instructor

Learn basic steps and style, then build the moves together into a fun routine that brings together everything you’ve learnt in the class.

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Tutor: Jo Edwards, Personal Trainer and Fitness Director at Rush UK Trampoline Parks

HIIT training can help to increase stamina when working out. The short rest periods in between the hard work give the momentum to continue through and maybe work a little bit harder!

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Tutor: Matt Wharton, Head Golf Professional, Llangefni Gold Club

How the body moves in the Golf

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Tutors: Neil & Claire Seabrook, professional dance instructors

Neil and Claire from Boston Jive as they demonstrate some basic stroll dance steps and moves to music

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Tutor: Tracey, community fitness instructor

Easy to follow 35 minute gentle toning exercise class to music

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Dancer: Johanna Hadley, ballet dancer and teacher, Janet Lomas School of Dancing

Watch the Virtual Village Hall’s ballet teacher Johanna perform a short dance at sunset, filmed at Salford Quays in 2014.

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Dancer: Johanna Hadley, ballet dancer and teacher, Janet Lomas School of Dancing

A short performance of the Prelude from Les Sylphides by the Virtual Village Hall’s ballet teacher Johanna.

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Tutor: Jay Kumar, Bollywood dance choreographer and entertainer

Join Bollywood dance tutor Jay for this fun, interactive dance session to music with easy-to-follow choreographed moves.

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Performers: Silver Swans® from Janet Lomas School of Dancing

If you’re looking for inspiration to try one of the Virtual Village Hall’s Royal Academy of Dance Silver Swans® ballet classes, sit back and enjoy performances by dancers aged 55-84 from Virtual Village Hall ballet tutor Johanna’s regular Silver Swans® ballet class.

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Tutor: Sam, Pilates instructor

Pilates instructor Sam guides you through a 25 minute standing Pilates mat session

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