I started dancing classes aged six. Later I specialised in Greek and character dance and continued until I left for college aged nineteen. At Birmingham University I danced with a group performing 18th/19th century dances in village halls.
Moving to Salisbury I joined contemporary dance classes at the Arts Centre and, on retiring, attended as many dance classes as I could find; including tap, Spanish and African, and have seen dance performances in Salisbury, Southampton, Bath, London, Exeter and elsewhere.
In 2014 interested members of Mind the Gap, our acting group for over sixties, were taken to see a performance by The Company of Elders at Sadlers Wells. The Elixir programme there looked so exciting I attended the whole weekend of performances, and workshops on choreographing older people. The slow and graceful movements of groups and individuals inspired me to join with Meg and then Philippa to form such a group for over sixties in Salisbury.