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Moray BALL groups look for positive providers

By Chris Saunderson

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PEOPLE have been having a Ball online during lockdown and more activity providers are needed to continue that work.

Ann Hay, link worker for the Be Active Life Long (Ball) said: “As we continue planning the re-start of the Ball groups later in the year we are looking to expand our providers that offer activities to the groups.

Dance teacher Linda Molvik.
Dance teacher Linda Molvik.

“They can be exercise based, anything from dance to yoga, pilates – anything suitable for people over 60.”

Ball groups also welcome talks by local speakers on a variety of subjects.

The groups run from Monday to Friday usually from 10am to noon or 2-4pm, sessions are for an hour and costs are covered by individual groups.

Linda Molvik, a trained dance instructor, has led sessions online during lockdown.

A retired teacher, she moved to Speyside a few years ago and heard about the Aberlour Ball group.

Linda also runs community classes in Speyside and has continued over lockdown on a Monday and Wednesday.

Linda said: “I’ve had great feedback from the girls about what the class has meant to them. The social aspect of seeing people, even across a screen has meant a lot. I’ve really been quite humbled by some of the things people have said.

“We started the online class back in April 2020. I have a wonderful group of ladies who are fun, enthusiastic and have a great sense of humour. Whether the music is disco, Latin, country, retro or current, they just get stuck in. I’m so proud of them - they are a joy to teach.

“You don’t stop dancing because you get older, you get older because you stop dancing!”

Anyone interested in becoming a provider can contact Ann at Ann.Hay@moray.gov.uk

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