Zest has taught two fantastic sessions recently for Grapevine organisation in Essex. It’s a group for adults with learning difficulties to get involved in loads of different activities, either in the centre, or out on trips. The members either come with carers, or by themselves, and are encouraged to be independent while in the sessions.
If you are 18 years old or over you are welcome here, there is even a 70 yr old who attends! They have a strong core of 40 members who attend every week, and they are a great bunch of friends, (with some dramas also breaking out amongst them!). It has a really warm and friendly atmosphere there, with all the members wanting to chat to me and shake my hand which is really lovely.
The first session we did was African dance, and I bought lots of African belts for everyone to dress up in to get in the mood. It’s a 2hr workshop so everyone was exhausted by the end of it.
The second session was Street dance and it was on one of the hottest nights in June – we were all sweltering! It was great coming back again as I am getting to know the members and they were looking forward to seeing me again.
Zest has been invited back in October for a night of Bollywood, so we can’t wait to get back for that one!