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An Oldham-based DJ has used her knowledge of world hits to create a series of dance workshops for people who need to exercise more and would like to have fun learning simple routines to some of the most famous pop songs from around the globe.

Geli Berg, aka DJ Mayeva, has launched Dance Global as an alternative for people who are not so keen on joining a gym, but who love to dance on social occasions.  She has recruited professional dance teachers of Indian, African, Latin, Caribbean and British heritage, who will teach choreography to viral songs from their own cultures, such as Jai Ho, Jerusalema, Mambo No 5, Happy and many others.   The workshops are aimed at people who may not have the confidence to attend dance classes in more formal settings.

People of all levels, ages and backgrounds are invited to attend with a promise of exercise with added fun and friendship.

The free two-hour workshops take place at 6:30 pm on Mondays at the Honeywell Centre in Oldham.  All teachers have been chosen for their friendly and supportive approach and the routines will be taught with beginners in mind.

Speaking about the project, Geli says: “I know from personal experience how exercise can seem like a chore, even when we know how important it is for our health, so I wanted to find a way to remove as many barriers as possible.  People love to dance to a good music track.  Our classes are open to families and there is no cost.  The aim is improved health as a by-product of fun and friendship.”

For further information please email, or just turn up at a Dance Global session.

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