Slaves to the rhythm at village church hall

Slapdash Appalachian Dancers at St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, with Sue Gray, Andrea Tait, Glenys Petz, Laura Wharton, Barbaray Charritt, Heather Girdlestone, Mel Stopper, Andy Mackay and group leader Paul Dickinson.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Slapdash Appalachian Dancers at St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, with Sue Gray, Andrea Tait, Glenys Petz, Laura Wharton, Barbaray Charritt, Heather Girdlestone, Mel Stopper, Andy Mackay and group leader Paul Dickinson. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Exercise and entertainment, fitness and fun is the cocktail served up by Slapdash Appalachian Dancers at St Mary’s Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, every Tuesday.

The dance takes its name from North America’s Appalachian Mountains and is a mix of English and Irish step dancing, Native American and African rhythms.

Dance group leader Paul Dickinson said: “We arose out of the Boston Women’s Music Project 22 years ago which gave women an opportunity to try a musical activity they had never done before.

“Slapdash was formed a year later and we’ve just celebrated our 21st anniversary.”

For more information, call Paul on 01775 723026.

Pictured are Sue Gray, Andrea Tait, Glenys Petz, Laura Wharton, Barbara Charritt, Heather Girdlestone, Mel Stopper, Andy Mackay and Paul Dickinson. Photo: SG030215-153TW.