Ballroom bonanza for South Ayrshire

Strictly Come Dancing is still the name of the game in South Ayrshire as residents and visitors get the chance to to don their dancing shoes and put on the Ritz - every week.

South Ayrshire Council are encouraging prospective fox trot fiends and salsa stars to try their hand - or feet - at ballroom dancing as they expand their regular series of tea dances.

Every Tuesday and Thursday the council holds a dance at Troon Concert Hall between 1pm and 3.30pm and, at the same time on Wednesdays, at Ayr Town Hall.

Now dance opportunities at the two venues will cover a wide range of styles for men, women, old and young alike, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Every week will offer something different and, during the mid-session tea break, dancers can enjoy information sessions with local dance instructors, on hand to answer questions, give demonstrations and offer guidance on technique - so your progress will be faster and much more fun.

The cost for each session is £2.20 and you can pay at the door.

Councillor Bill Grant, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure for the Council, said the dance sessions have become very popular, attracting people from all over South Ayrshire and often beyond.

“I really welcome this excellent initiative and it’s ideal for people of all ages who don’t know their Paso Doble from their jitterbug!” he said.

“Dancing is a tremendous way to get out and enjoy yourself spending the afternoon on the dance floor is a brilliant way to way to get some fun exercise, enjoy great music, make new friends and learn new skills – and all at the same time.”

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