Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Big turnout for 'Teach' dancing classes

Maybe it was the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ effect, but even the organisers of the series of dance classes in aid of Teach na nDaoine were surprised at the large turnout for the opening session last night, writes Brian Byrne.

Around 80 people registered for the eight-session series of classes which will be run on Monday nights in the CPC Assembly Hall.

“It was very much an unknown quantity,” said Teach committee member Noel Clare as he worked to clear traffic jams of cars at the school entrance in run up to the class. “But it’s a full house.”

Jacinta Sully, another committee member, was busy registering those who had arrived. “It’s a good mix of age, and quite a few men,” she noted, “though there are more women, as is usual.” There are places for more, especially men, for next week. And it all looked like fun.

The teacher is Caroline Finlay, working with the help of dancers Jim McCormack, Martin Connolly, Marie Fennell, Tina Davis, Teresa Monagle, Noel Rosney and Ena Sower.

Next session, next Monday, 8.30pm-10pm.