Marlborough dance group on hunt for teacher
7:00pm Sunday 10th March 2013 in Latest News
Wannabe dancers from Marlborough are desperate to get their dancing shoes on and are in need of a teacher to show them some killer moves.
Maureen Hill, 51, of High Street in Manton, was struck by the urge to boogie but could not find any classes in Marlborough, so she decided to see if anyone else would be interested in setting up a group.
After putting an announcement in Christchurch notices and sending an email to her friends approximately 20 women have come forward hoping to dance the night away.
Now all they need is a professional to help teach them their cha-cha from their foxtrot.
Mrs Hill said: “I became interested in joining a dance group about three or four years ago but there didn’t seem to be anything suitable in Marlborough and I didn’t want to travel all the way to Swindon.
“At the time we couldn’t find a teacher but I’ve decided to try again.
“Last time round, quite a few people said they were interested in being part of the group but there are even more this time. After it was in the church notices I had people getting in contact from Pewsey and other areas around Marlborough.
“I want it to be a social thing where different people in the community can come together and maybe go to the pub for a few drinks afterwards.”
Mrs Hill is hoping that the group will meet every Friday and she is looking at Wesley Hall as a possible venue.
She said: “When I mentioned the dance group I suggested Latin or ballroom, but I spoke to a dance teacher who said it might be easier to find somebody to teach jive. I would be up for it but I’d just have to check with everybody else.
“I think the problem is that there isn’t a teacher in the area and dance teachers’ schedules are quite full so it’s a difficult thing to start.
“But I’m hoping that a teacher might see how many people are interested and would be willing to travel to Marlborough.”
Anyone who is interested in teaching the class can email amauremootoo@gazette andherald.co.uk