Diverse Dance Mix is a Dance class with a difference! It’s an eclectic blend of 26 dance styles from around the world, so no class will ever be the same!
DDMIX is at Penistone Leisure Centre on Wednesdays at 7:30-8:30pm in the small room. Classes cost £6 per class, or £20 for 4 classes.
“The aim of DDMIX is to get people moving without being intimidated by the word ‘dance’ or the technicality of the steps, but instead to give a full body workout that is such fun that you don’t even notice that you are exercising. With the vast number of dance styles around the world to choose from, no one will ever get bored!”
The class was devised by Dame Darcey Bussell (of the Royal Ballet & Strictly Come Dancing!) and is choreographed by herself and Nathan Clarke.
The DDMIX Website describes the classes-
“We have a passion for dance-based fitness and believe the best way of getting fit is by doing something you enjoy. By participating in dance, you can achieve your goals by not looking upon exercise as a chore. We love group exercise classes with non-correctional instruction, that are fun and all inclusive.
Darcey wanted to create a program using segments of dance from around the world, providing great variety with a western touch. Given her deep interest in all forms of dance and having danced nearly all genres from her classical ballet base, the DDMIX adventure began. She contacted her good friend and talented choreographer and dancer Nathan Clarke, with whom she has worked on Viva La Diva, Darcey Dances Hollywood and the closing ceremony of the London Olympics. On hearing her idea Nathan agreed to join Darcey and they started working on the choreography for the first DDMIX. “