Folk Dancing Group

Meets: 1st Thursday & 3rd Tuesday PM

Location: Higham Village Hall

Group Leader: Eric Bushby

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Our dancers are a lively group, anxious to try out and enjoy some wonderful English social dances we have inherited, ranging from traditional jigs from around the country to formal set dances of the 17th century and the elegant Pride and Prejudice type dances of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Add to this the American descendants of these dances, taken to America by the early settlers and now returned to us as lively square dances and contra dances,together with many modern dances based on traditional formations, and you have a vast range of different styles, formations and rhythms to enjoy.

It is a highly sociable activity, involving gentle exercise and performed to music guaranteed to lift the spirit.

Meet at 2:00pm on Thursday 4th April and Tuesday 16th April in Higham Village Hall. Transport is available from Padiham.  Please ring Eric to arrange.  
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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Burnley & District U3A will be held on Thursday 25th April at 2.00pm at the Unity Centre, Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Padiham. Three Committee members (Treasurer, Secretary and one elected member) have served for two years and therefore have to be replaced or, if they wish, stand for re-election.  Nomination forms for these positions will be available at the monthly meeting in February and March or from the Secretary.


Submissions For May Newsletter

Please note that all submissions for the May 2019 newsletter should be e-mailed or telephoned to the newsletter editor by Wednesday 8 May 2019. June deadline is Wednesday 19 June.


Annual Membership Renewal

It is the time of year to renew your membership; the year ends on 31st March. As agreed at the AGM last year the membership fee has been reduced to £14 April to March or £9.50 October to March per person; £26 April to March or £17 October to March for couples living at the same address. An absolute bargain, we’re sure you’ll agree. Melinda Jackson will be available at the February and March meetings to accept your money.
If you can’t attend the monthly meetings you can download a renewal form and submit by post.


Next Open Meeting

Our next Open Meeting will be held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH on Thursday 25th April 2019 commencing at 2:30pm. The meeting will feature a talk on ‘Sailing the Atlantic with the Jubilee Sailing Trust’ by Norman Harris. A full list of our Open Meetings for 2019 is available on our Schedule of Open Meetings Page.


Fancy Becoming A Member?

If you fancy joining Burnley and District U3A and attending one or more of our Special Interest Groups please visit our How To Join Burnley and District U3A page. Guests are welcome to attend up to two monthly meetings at a fee of £2.00 per meeting or to attend one Special Interest Group meeting as a taster session. If you have questions or just want to know more about the local U3A you will be welcome to chat with one of our Greeters at the monthly meeting from 2:00pm. The monthly meetings are held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham Lancs BB12 8JH (see our location) and commence at 2:30pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. Download our Introductory Brochure (PDF).