Old time dancing at the community centre

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Fraserburgh Community Centre is the venue for dancing every Thursday afternoon from 2pm until 4 pm when around 50 or more dancers take to the floor.

The main hall is packed with dancers performing old time dances from Latin American dances and sequence dances through to Scottish dancing. The dancers, the youngest of whom would be about 60 and the eldest over 90, dance non-stop for a two-hour period.

The music is provided by Alixa and Eric Gunn, with the couple leading the way on the dance floor and Alixa calling the dances.

Alixa said: “It is a great way to keep fit and active, listen to good music and have great fun. Dancers attend the weekly session from all over the area, travelling from Peterhead, Hatton, Stuartfield and Mintlaw.”

The eldest couple who attend the sessions are Bessie and Jim Tait, both a sprightly 91 years young.

The coupl,e who have been old time dancing for some 20 years, explained that they attend at the Community Centre dance class almost every week and also travel throughout Aberdeenshire dancing.

“We really enjoy it, it is great fun and a great way to keep active and get exercise” they said.

Anyone who is interested in attending the classes can come along to the Community Centre on a Thursday afternoon. Attendance only costs the admission fee to the Community Centre as Alixa and Eric run the class on a voluntary basis.