This month's craft club saw us creating lovely paper roses. February (Tuesday 6th) will see us jewellery making so please bring along any stones or anything you'd like to turn into a pretty piece. Looking ahead to March (Tuesday 6th) we will be knitting squares which can be used to make blankets for knitting for Africa. All skill levels will be welcome, with someone on had to show the absolute the beginners the ropes (or the wool!) so please do come along for what will be another great night.
|The beautiful creations at January's craft club|
Our first WI meeting of the year saw us transported back to the 1920s and have a go at swing dancing! Despit there being some nerves to start with, everyone had it by the end! The swing era spanned from the 1920-1940s and evolved with the jazz music over the years. But with changes in music styles swing dancing and lindy hop faded into a background for a time.
|In March at craft club we will be knitting squares which can be used to make blankets for children in Africa|
The dance was revived in the 1980s when Sandra Cameron and Larry Schulz of the Cameron Dance Center Inc in New York tracked down old timers Al Minns and Frankie Manning who taught them the moves. Dancers from New York, Sweden and London then set about reviving the dance style and today it is as popular as ever with old timers such as Norma Miller still traveling the world to inspire people to get on the dance floor.
|Swinging the night away!|
If the dance class left you wanting to learn more you can find a dance class near you on this website:
Lindy exchanges and dance camps give you the chance to see the dance scene in other parts of the world. For a list of camps and exchanges across the globe check out