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Lesson 2 – 24/04/2018

A register was now place made up from last week’s attendees and although there was a small drop in numbers there was still a very healthy turnout.

Our instructors quickly took control from the stage and we had a recap on last week’s lessons which sort of agreed with what we had been practicing at home, but at this stage had no point of reference.

However this was rectified towards the end of the evening’s class where we were allowed to video the instructors demonstrating the complete sequence. Please note the video was allowed for personal use only and not for re-distribution.

The Jockey

The Jockey was another addition to the Rock Step sequence and allowed for a change of direction with a few twirls now thrown in for good measure. The lesson itself consisted of a similar amount of steps to the previous week and combined with the Rock Step we now have something to allegedly find our way around the floor with.

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Dance Your Way to Fitness

My wife and I have three super fit international circus performers for sons with strict diets to match, and It seems the collective were not over impressed with my eating habits. As a consequence, my years of slovenly diet were unknowingly transformed with the stealth elimination of meat and dairy by “she who must be obeyed”. This healthier eating eventually took off five stone without any real hardship, but that also came with muscle tone issues.

Picking the Right Exercise

Simple light exercise addresses this issue and although once a keen runner I now have more respect for my knees so I needed to find a sustainable alternative. Swimming was my first thought but that would exclude “she who must be obeyed”, and it was time we found an outside interest together. Having recently undertaken a cracking joint venture with JustJive.Com their enthusiasm was just the inspiration I was looking for.

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An Audience With Fiona Harrison

Fiona Harrison joins the 1940s Radio team bringing a ladies touch to the schedule.

Fiona Harrison is a soprano and costume artist with an intuitive understanding for all things 40s. Highly respected on the 1940s scene for her vocal versatility and authenticity, Fiona regularly performs songs from this era in authentic uniforms and glamorous costumes of the period. Widely acknowledged as “Britain’s finest Professional 1940s Entertainer” Fiona has gained a reputation for her outstanding showmanship and gorgeous glamour. 

Her trademarks are her superb musical arrangements and close harmony work. This she does by recording the two harmony parts onto her backing track and then singing the melody line live in performance making her act unique and unlike any other.
With 11 fabulous forties shows to choose from Fiona has become the artist of choice headlining at many events in the UK and Northern Europe.

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Newbury 2018 History Festival 1940s RadioThe Newbury
2018 History Festival

Fun Filled Family Weekend
of Living History
8th and 9th September 2018

'Based on the success of the Greenham 100 Years of War and Peace event last year, the nearby town of Newbury is hosting a wartime home front weekend on the 8 and 9 September 2018'

The 8 and 9 September are the dates for your diary and all activities are in the Town and local venues. There will be dance, music and song on Saturday evening in the Market Place and additional history related trips on the Canal so watch out for these and much more.

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