Clarence City Council’s newest event, Dance Hall Days, was presented in six halls around the city in November with many turning out to dance to range of classic and modern music.

People of all ages, from eight to 80, danced along with instructor Hannah Vermeulen to some of the classic all-in dances from the 1950 to today. This included Nut Bush City Limits, the Time Warp, the Cha Cha Slide, Hokey Pokey, Heal-Toe Polka and the Pride of Erin.

Free dancing was encouraged in the breaks and some great demonstrations of the Fox Trot and classic rock and roll dancing could be seen.

At Calverton Hall, the Save St Barnabas Working Group provided the supper and bar, raising some much needed funds.

The largest audience was at Sandford Hall on 10 November with 90 people taking part, while 60 attended Calverton Hall on 23 November. Other Dance Hall Days were held in Bellerive, Richmond, Lindisfarne and Cambridge.

The nights were considered a great success with patrons calling for “more nights like this”.

Dance Hall Days were designed to get the community together in the spirit of fun, to promote health and wellbeing, and to make use of the great resource we have in our community halls around Clarence.