Paignton Festival

Hi Guys, Here we are again well into July, which means Paignton Festival cannot be far away. As a matter of fact on the last day of the month [31st] we will be taking part along with some of our participants from Zumba classes who support us year in year out, in the parade around Paignton. We will be “dancing” in the street to some of our favourite music tracks, and possibly some new ones too. Everyone who takes part in the Festival week supports their own local charity. Any money taken is shared with various charities. We love to share our love of music and dance with everyone along the route so hope we will see you there,and may the sun shine on us !! I don’t think I know anyone who has not been touched by a loss or serious illness in their friends and relatives, including myself , but life goes on and this is my way of coping in times of sadness.

About the author

Paul and Helen Harrison

Just to put you all “in the picture” so to speak, the accompanying photo is of myself and my other half Helen, who has been with me through thick and thin in my career as a teacher of fitness and dance.

I qualified as a fitness teacher of Exercise to music back in 1990, with the Y M C A going on to teach fitness in many formats eg. Step /Aqua and Zumba.

Zumba took me back to my roots as a dancer. So this has been our passion as much as any other form of exercise, together we demonstrate our love of dance fitness at various charity events throughout the Bay during the year.

It gives us great pleasure to see the fun people have trying out new routines, and the most important thing we find is that no-one is embarrassed or age or shape conscious we all join together in the pleasure of it. Anyone who thinks it is not a serious contender in this age of hard hitting exercise classes should try it ! without giving too much away neither of us is under the age of 60 and still going strong.