As the new series of the BBC’s ‘Strictly Coming Dancing’ gets ready to hit our television screens this Autumn, you too can experience some of that ‘strictly magic’.

Strictly Dance stars Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite have developed a unique dance and fitness programme called ‘FitSteps’, which combines the best known and most popular Latin and Ballroom dances with proven fitness techniques.  It all goes in to making a fabulously fun exercise session, which quickly improves fitness and posture, burning lots of calories too.

A FREE taster session will take place on Monday 14th September from 7.30pm-8.15pm at Lister Hall (the Chantry Centre) in Long Street, Dursley.  The session will be led by accredited Instructor Jane Manning from ‘World Jungle’ who has trained with Natalie Lowe and takes a regular Fitsteps class at that time each week in Lister hall.  She explains:

“Fitsteps is a great way to exercise, without even realising it!  You don’t need to be able to dance – and it doesn’t involve any partner work or require special shoes.  Just turn up in training shoes and comfortable clothes for a workout, enjoy the music, get fit and have some fun!”

So, if you’re ready to take to the floor and FitStep your way to a new you, just turn up on the day. All ages and levels of experience welcome.

Fitsteps Jane with Natalie

For more information, please visit the World Jungle website (www.worldjungle.org.uk) or contact Jane Manning at World Jungle on 01453 548 880, email info@worldjungle.org.uk


A great night out… and raising money for a good cause too!

On Saturday 5th September, Lister Hall at the Chantry Centre in Dursley is delighted to be playing host to one of the most popular rhythm & blues and soul show bands in the South West – ‘Kick the Cat’.

‘Kick The Cat’ is an eight-piece band playing a fantastic mix of  soul, rhythm & blues, disco,  motown and  funk – and are particularly well known for their tribute to the Blues Brothers.

 The event has been organised by award-winning community organisation World Jungle with the aim of raising money to support a variety of community projects to support children, young people and adults across the Cam and Dursley area.

Jane Manning from World Jungle says:

“It is fantastic to welcome this fabulous and highly entertaining band back to Dursley.  This promises to be a great night out and raising money for a good cause too.

 All proceeds from the evening will go towards World Jungle being able to deliver a series of community ‘Fun Day’ events supporting children and families in our local area.”

Doors open at 8.00pm.  Tickets are £10 and are available in advance from The Chantry Centre in Long Street, Dursley or online on the World Jungle website: www.worldjungle.org.uk

For more information, please contact Jane Manning at World Jungle on 01453 548 880, 07878 865 297 or email: info@worldjungle.org.uk .

Kick the Cat