New teachers and New classes for the Keep Fit Association

New teachers, new classes – the KFA teacher training works!

Two long-term friends are spreading the joy of dance from their KFA teacher training. Newly qualified Georgina Moore  and Sally O’Brien, who has worked with adults have undertaken teacher training and are now running classes in Carnforth and Morecambe, Lancashire.

Georgina runs Dance Fit, a dance fitness class for adults of all abilities; “There are loads of exercise classes out there with fixed choreography,” explains Georgina. “I don’t enjoy ‘fitness’ style classes as I miss the creativity that dance brings, so I can now bring this to my classes.  Dance Fit feels like a dance class, rather than a fitness class. It should particularly appeal to women who may have gone to dancing classes when they were younger.”

Sally runs DANCE-Ability, aimed at adults with learning disabilities. She feels that there is a real need for these classes in the community. “We have both achieved Level 3 KFA qualification to teach ‘Exercise, Movement and Dance’ to adults. The course was run by the Keep Fit Association in Bolton,” added Sally, who lives in Crag Bank. “We have learnt how to teach safe dance exercise and we can offer alternative movements within the class so that it appeals to all ages and abilities. We do not have fixed choreography – we use a variety of music and different dance styles.”

The training the pair undertook was very thorough, taking 10 months to complete part-time and included written exams in Anatomy and Physiology and in Health and Safety; “We both spotted gaps in the market for specialised dance classes in this area. When a KFA teacher training course ran near us, we immediately signed up. Our families are growing up and we both felt it was our time to pursue our passion for dance further.”

Sally added: “For the past 13 years, we have danced in teams of adult dancers from across the North West and performed at the Royal Albert Hall, the Birmingham Symphony Hall and Blackpool Winter Gardens.”

Georgina will be choreographing her first team performance this spring for the Lune Valley team to perform in May at the KFA North West regional event. “Once you have a love of dance, it never leaves you!” she said.

Adapted from an original press release by Judith Coyle Editorial.

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