Hands Up for Hand Jive

Yes, even sitting  in a chair, you can get the blood pumping, keep fit and have a good chuckle, as our seated dance class proved.

The Valees reminisced and giggled as they did the hand jive to ‘You’re the One That I Want’ from Grease and eventually got the hang of ‘pat your thighs, cross your hands, elbow touch, fist on fist and thumbs up,’ and then start again.

Muscles got warmed up and feet were tapping to Abba’s ‘Waterloo’ followed by Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of ‘It’s too Darn Hot’. And there was still some energy left to air-mike along to Elvis’s ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’.

This class has been some time in the planning and it certainly got both the thumbs and the hands up on the day. It is now due to become a regular fixture in the New Year.