Bollywood-inspired dancing brightens our day

6 August 2013

Jhoom instructor Emma Leigh

Despite the monsoon weather conditions outside, Alan Shearer Centre members have enjoyed a dance session designed to brighten anyone’s day.

Coloured streamers and scarves were used to create swirls and shapes in the air at this week’s Just Jhoom music and movement event, held indoors at the centre as torrential rain poured down.

Emma Leigh from Milly Dance Academy had returned for the second in a series of dance classes to demonstrate that everyone can join in the fun exercises which include Bollywood-influenced styles together with hip hop and jive steps.

Just Jhoom exercise classes are enjoyed regularly by adults with learning difficulties who attend the Parkhead Resource Centre run by St Cuthberts Care in Ashington.  Jackie Dunn, the Alan Shearer Centre Services Manager, thought the fun workout would be ideal for disabled visitors to try and invited Emma to come and teach at the Activity Centre.

The last Just Jhoom session in the Alan Shearer Centre’s summer events schedule will be held on Monday 12 August between 11am and 12pm and is open to everyone, whether you have been to a session before or not. To book a free place contact the Alan Shearer Centre on 0191 267 8118.

If you have any ideas about special events or activities you’d like to see at the Activity Centre, why not let us know on our Facebook page or you can contact Manager Jackie Dunn on 0191 267 8118 or email Jackie at: