20th July 2019
Mulepackers Partner Class took part in a demonstration at Tesco Superstore on Southampton Road, Salisbury as part of a fund-raising event "Dance Beats". Thank you to Fred and Sylv, Janice and Peter, Elsie and Dave, Ray and Sandy, Carol and Alan and Joyce and Ian for supporting it. Thanks to Marg and Steph too for coming along to cheer us on! See video clip on DEMOS,FETES page of this website.
Thanks Marisa for signposting us to a fascinating article on how dancing can reverse ageing in the mind and body. Click on the link to read this study ...
13.4.2019 - Charity Dance
We had a good turn out of 40 people at our charity dance at Old Sarum Community Centre. We raised £268 to add to the charity fund (which now stands at £544) so thank you to everyone for coming and for donating raffle prizes and buying raffle tickets. We had a lovely American Supper and got the amounts just about right this time with not too much left over. The quiz was to identify dance titles from visual clues - most people getting 14/15 which was quite amazing. We did a lot of dancing and laughing as usual. Think most people agree we sorted out the problem of the harsh lighting at the hall by bringing our own corner lights and having fairy lights in bottles on all the tables. Thanks to everyone who helped set up and then pack up at the end, for help in the kitchen with washing and drying up. We are grateful for the team spirit - and all for a good cause. See photo gallery below ....
Belated Christmas/New Year party 2nd Feb 2019
We didn't anticipate having snow and ice for our charity dance, but still had a pretty good turn out. We had lovely American supper with Turkey, Ham, Stuffing, Rolls, Salads, Quiche and plenty of Sweets, Cakes and Gateaux. We had a quiz to find out how many of us actually take on board the lyrics of the songs we dance to. (Result: we were all pretty rubbish, but good at guessing which caused a lot of amusement). ...
No, it's not "they'd pump your tyres and check your dipstick/mirror/make up, but actually oil" (White Rose)
And No, it's not "Old soldiers die hard, old bellies/breasts/flags but heads hang low" (Old Soldiers).
The evening made £186.50 to add to the charity fund which now stands at £265; a pretty good start for 2019. Thanks to everyone again for all the efforts - setting up, selling raffle tickets, donating prizes, washing up, cleaning and putting away. See photos of the party below: