|Telephone||01280 816 940|
|Weekday||2nd & 4th Monday|
|Time||14.00 – 16.00|
|Venue||Buckingham Athletics Football Club House|
About the group
I fear that my position in the Square Dance World tends to take precedent over everything else in my life. I have been in the activity for more than 60 years so you will understand it’s importance to me. This is why I never volunteer for a committee position as I am already on several committees internationally as well as nationally and locally.
I’m afraid that out of all the U3A groups ours will be the last to be able to meet. Sadly we move fairly briskly which means we breath a lot, our form of dance requires us to have 8 people dancing in a group and touching – hands at least. World wide we are having difficulty in meeting as every country where there is Square Dancing has the same problems we do. There are some isolated clubs in the Australian bush , the American prairies and the Steppes of Russia where the virus has not taken hold but in the towns and cities it is not possible yet.
The best thing that has come out of the Virus is the rise of Zoom meetings which to me have been such a pleasure and a comfort. We regularly meet in Australia at midnight for educational sessions and are joined by people from Japan, USA, Europe and all other English speaking countries. There are others happening all over the world every day but often they are in the middle of the night in Europe when it’s morning or afternoon in other parts.
It is such a pleasure to ‘meet’ with people whose names we are familiar with ‘on paper’ but have never met in person. These meetings are pulling us all closer together than ever before even though our friends in the Buckingham U3A group are not allowed to meet by government decree. In sporting terms we are likened to Judo, an activity that is also dependent on close contact and probably heavy breathing,
I do send out regular emails and am in closer contact individually with some of our members. We relish the occasional encounters in the supermarkets and around the town. Our return to dancing depends now on the government allowing it and most importantly our dancers feeling confident meeting in a normal way. It will be some months yet I’m afraid. Rest assured I will let everyone know when we may start and keep my fingers crossed that enough of you are well enough and interested enough to join me.
Looking forward to that day
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