Last updated 15th February 2023
Here you can find details of our current regular users, with session frequency. Weblinks are shown if available, and where contact details are given these are published by permission per GDPR.
Listings are grouped under alphabetical headings of Children, Dance, Dog Training, Health and Wellbeing, Singing, Weight Loss.
Tots Time Marysia and Jewels, Administrators (weekly, Thursdays) https://www.facebook.com/groups/921615708000684/about
We provide a wide range of toys and activities for under 5s and welcome parents, grandparents and carers – enabling all to meet in a friendly and relaxed environment with light refreshments included. Tots Time is run by volunteers (many from the former Munch Club Team), so expect a warm welcome, excellent toys – and our famous Tractor Song!
Bridport Community Orchard Group Paul Arthur (Once or twice a year – Autumn)
Website: www.bridportcommunityorchard.org.uk https://www.facebook.com/BridportCommunityOrchard/
Bridport Community Orchard, in St Mary’s Church Field, is a public space with about 60 fruit trees, mostly apple and pear. It is maintained and managed by a group of volunteers. They hold annual fund raising events such as Apple Day in October, where funds raised go into the upkeep of the orchard. Church House Hall is an invaluable asset for the event.
Bridport Scottish Dancers Malcolm Laws (weekly, Wednesdays)
Website: Welcome to Bridport Scottish Dancers
07790 323 343 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a mixed bunch of enthusiasts who aim to make Scottish Country Dancing a highly enjoyable social experience. Come and join us – it’s fun, great exercise and you get to meet lovely people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Dynamic Dance Dee Lanning (some weekly, some Sundays monthly)
07740 349 393 email@example.com
Dee teaches the iconic moves of the 1920’s dance known as Charleston! During her courses she will look at the different styles of Charleston over the 1920’s, 30’s & 40’s, adding some vernacular/vintage Jazz movements and a little bit of history along the way.
Each week dancers will learn a new set of moves, building up routines, focusing on both technique and how to freestyle each move! Those with more experience are welcome to stay and join us for Charleston Plus and recall tried and tested routines.
Dance Connection Julia Hope Brightwell (series of 6 weekly sessions, Thursdays; one monthly Sunday session)
Text: 07787 752201 firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Hope Brightwell, aka Jewell, leads these sessions of movement for wellbeing, expression and connection. No set steps.
Friday Dance Group (weekly, Fridays)
Eva, 07847 280 806
Started about 15 years ago by a few women who just love to dance – they didn’t want a class, a partner or to learn a style – just to dance for themselves in a supportive environment, with like-minded ladies. A friendly atmosphere in which to meet and dance – however they choose – just to be in the moment, without constraints, audience or judgement.
Grace & Growl Anna Golding (weekly, Tuesdays)
Facebook: (1) Grace + Growl Dance Company | Facebook
07958 045 672 email@example.com
Grace & Growl is a contemporary dance company of older dancers, which is now part of Fingerprint Dance CIC. Led by Anna Golding, members attend classes and rehearsal preparing for performance.
Bridport Dog Training Society Anne Spark (weekly, Mondays)
07850 759 439 firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been offering our services to the local community for over 60 years, helping owners understand their dogs and training them to behave responsibly. We currently have a combination of qualified instructors and experienced helpers. Our classes are designed to cover all levels from puppy socialisation through to the three stages (Bronze, Silver and Gold) of the Kennel Club Good Citizens Awards.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Yoga Lesley Wilson (weekly, Mondays)
Website: Home | As you are Yoga
07789 492 043
Lesley offers friendly, accessible, mixed ability Yoga classes and one-to-one teaching in West Dorset and East Devon, with a lifetime of personal Yoga practice experience and twenty-one years of Yoga teaching. A registered British Wheel of Yoga instructor.
New Elizabethan Singers John Haylock (variable through year)
Facebook: (1) New Elizabethan Singers | Facebook
NES are a large choral group of around 60 singers who normally perform two concerts per year, usually of large set-piece choral works. Mostly, though not always, they like to perform in St Mary’s Church and it is not uncommon for them to have packed audiences.
Slimming World Sue Phillips (weekly, Tuesdays)
07542 649 812 email@example.com
Slimming World Natalie Harper (weekly, Wednesdays)
01308 426 521 07879 401 465 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I’m Natalie and I’ve been a Bridport-based Slimming World Consultant for over 7 years. I am proudly part of one the the biggest weight loss organisations in the UK. I can confidently help you lose weight and feel amazing by guiding you through our fantastic plan! You, your friends and your whole family can enjoy the same everyday meals as well as all different cuisines.