Dance club opens to more members
PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 March 2015 | UPDATED: 13:03 03 March 2015
AN INTERCULTURAL dance club has changed its name to represent its growing membership.
Formerly known as a Nailsea group, it is now called the North Somerset Intercultural Dance Association (NIDA) as it now has members in Clevedon, Portishead and Weston.
NIDA has been given a grant from the Quartet Community Foundation to enable it to attract more people from across the district.
Secretary Roger Howard said: “NIDA aims to reach out and bring our rich multi-cultural society together through music, dance and exercise.
“This is particularly important in the surrounding villages where residents, and especially members of the immigrant community, can be socially very isolated.
“It is a very happy and jolly form of communication that overcomes language barriers and shyness, creating a firm basis for friendship.
“We are fortunate in having a balanced mix with about half of our members coming from ethnic minorities and the rest of local British extraction.”
The weekly dance sessions are held in Nailsea Methodist Church, Silver Street, on Fridays at 7.45pm.
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