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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: Sam, Pilates instructor

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

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Neil & Claire Seabrook, professional dance instructors

This energetic session is perfect for beginners and experienced dancers alike.

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Tutors: Neil & Claire Seabrook, professional dance instructors

Learn basic jive and stroll dance steps and moves

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Tutor: Tracy Vowels

Join community exercise instructor Tracey for a fun, lively 30 minute Salsa Fit class with gentle toning exercises for arms using light weights

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Elin Dawns, freelance community dance practitioner

DanceFit session with choreographed dance routines to help keep you fit and active

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Michael and Jowita, 2020 winners of TV show The Greatest Dancer

Latin and Ballroom dancing sensations Michael and Jowita thank volunteers and NHS Volunteer Responders for their service and perform a thrilling jive.

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Neil & Claire Seabrook, professional dance instructors

Watch again. Jive is a lively dance style from the 1940s and 1950s, performed to swing music or rock and roll.

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Johanna, RAD Silver Swans® ballet instructor

Watch again. Join Johanna, a Royal Academy of Dance licensed Silver Swans® ballet instructor, for this gentle ballet class.

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Helen, Zumba instructor

Zumba is a fun fitness programme to upbeat music that mixes in different dance moves. This lively 20 minute class is suitable for both beginners and regular Zumba fans.

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Molly Grey, dance instructor

Join dance instructor Molly for a gentle 30 minute seated to standing dance-based movement to music class.

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We hope you have enjoyed taking part in some of the sessions at the Virtual Village Hall. If you have had a positive experience, please tell friends and family about it or share our social media pages and posts. You might also like to consider making a donation to Royal Voluntary Service to support our services in NHS hospitals and local communities across Britain.   

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