Looking to lose weight the fun way? A new type of exercise class is spinning into town as Greenwich Dance launches Power Hoop classes on Thursday evenings at The Borough Hall, Royal Hill

Combining hula-hooping and exercise to music, Power Hoop classes involve more than just hip-twirling; the weighted Powerhoop is used in a variety of manoeuvres to work all of the body’s muscle groups.

‘Powerhooping is for everyone,’ says Caron Loudy, Programme Manager at Greenwich Dance said. ‘With the weighted hoop it’s a really effective way to get fit, and it’s also a lot of fun!

‘We offer a huge range of dance classes with fantastic teachers, from African and Egyptian to Ballroom and Ballet, so even if you’ve never danced before, come along and give it a go. Make your New Year’s resolution early and sign up for one of our January courses now!’

Regular adult evening courses also return for the spring term, which begins on Monday 12 January. This includes African, Ballroom, Ballet, Feldenkrais, Lindy Hop, Pilates, Salsa and Tango. Prices start from £35 for 5 weeks and all courses should be booked in advance on 020 8293 9741 or via

There is also a range of drop-in classes to try including Egyptian Belly Dancing, Flamenco, Yoga and Zumba. Drop-in classes are £7 and there is no need to book in advance.

From January, all classes for children and young people will be on Saturdays, with classes catering for all ages from 0-18.

Dancing to the Music of Time, a drop-in class for over 60s, returns on Fridays at 1.30pm. The weekly class uses creative dance to help improve stamina, balance, co-ordination and confidence.

For full details of all classes, including dates, times and prices, see or call 020 8293 9741