Learn Scottish dances
Joining a Scottish country dancing club opens up a world of fitness, friendship and fun, says a local troupe.
In 1923 two women, Jean Milligan and Ysobel Stewart were dismayed at how the dances in Scotland were being performed so they started to collect and preserve the dances in their original form.
This year is the 90th anniversary of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society and there are celebrations worldwide.
In Wellington, a weekend school is holding a ball at the end of June.
Beginner classes are available in most clubs, the local ones being Tawa and Linden.
Tawa meets on Thursdays and beginner classes are from February 7, 7.30pm till 9.30pm, and Linden on Mondays from 7pm till 8.30pm, beginning March 7.
Call Maureen on 478 8055 for Tawa, meeting in Tawa Union Church, Redwood Ave and Philippa on 496 2102 for the Linden group, who meet in Tawa Baptist Church Hall, Main Rd, Tawa. No partner is required just wear casual clothes and soft shoes.