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How do we recruit more young people to our dance clubs?
By ZoeRPM
On Tue Jan 05, 2016 05:07 AM

I first joined a dance club while I was at secondary school. I am now in my fifties and usually find myself the youngest on the dance floor. How do club (especially in the UK) recruit young people? If we don't do this, our clubs will die.

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re: How do we recruit more young people to our dance clubs?
By schuhplattlerPremium member
On Tue Jan 05, 2016 06:12 AM
This is the big problem in folk dance. Groups tend to age and die out.

I have found only two solutions to this:
1. Recruit within ethnic groups by teaching in churches, synagogues, ethnic community centers, and (this one probably won't help you in the UK) ethnic summer camps.
2. Teach on college and high school campuses. If you can become a part of the actual curriculum, so much the better.

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