u3a - Learn, Laugh, Move

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u3a Cockermouth dance group

Now more than ever, health and fitness have become increasingly important to all of us and u3a members have been finding new ways to stay fit and get the endorphins going over this period of time. We will spotlight a different fitness activity every month on this page and are encouraging u3a members to send in details of what they are doing in that particular area.

This coming month the focus will be on Dance. Our Subject Advisers for Ballroom Dancing, share their passion for ballroom and latin dance as well as helpful tips for starting out in dance and what to do if you want to join a local dance group or start one up. Ann Taylor, u3a Subject Adviser for English Folk Dance has also shared her enthusiasm for folk dance in Folk Dancing is Fun. Find out more about why folk dancers always seem to have a smile on their face! 

Look out for more yoga workshops available to book via the Online Events Page

We also want to hear from you! To share details on what your group has been doing in yoga, cycling or dance please go to our online form to share your photos and stories with us.

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Book onto workshops, learn about different yoga practices, the health benefits, find out what other u3a groups are doing and get in touch with us.



Read stories about a vast range of bikes and routes, united by the physical and social benefits of cycling with a u3a group. Tell us about your group!


Cockermouth Dance Team At Bassenthwaite Lake Station


Our u3a Subject Advisers for Ballroom Dancing, Gill and Greg Greenhalgh share their passion for ballroom and latin dance and how this has evolved within u3a. 

Tell us about your experience of dance in u3a!

Folk Dancing


Ann Taylor, Subject Adviser for English Folk Dance, shares the joy of folk dancing. 

Follow the link to take part in u3a's Run for the World charity event and find out how you can further support u3a sports and wellbeing groups.