A DANCE group is inviting people to step back in time at a new class in Malton.

York Vintage Dance Group is holding sessions at the Milton Rooms on Wednesday evenings.

Tina Hull, from the group, said: “As well as teachers, we are 1940’s re-enactors, and this year we are hoping to teach locals the dances performed at the Pickering War Weekend, or at other vintage-themed events.

“Our classes are very informal and lots of fun, and once folks have learnt the dances they can attend one of our dance events and put their new skills into practice.

“We have performed at the Yorkshire Air Museum, York Festival of Vintage at York Racecourse, the BBC Two documentary Our Dancing Town, wartime and 1940’s weekends, carnivals, street performances, etc.

“We cover a wide range of dances from basic social ballroom, to jitterbug/swing, strolls, popular sequence, 1940’s novelty, the Charleston, old time dances and much more, and to music from every decade from the 1920s through to the 1950s and beyond, and modern retro songs.”

Tina said part of the experience was also having the option to dress for the occasion or dance.

“Dancing is very topical at the moment following on from the pre-Christmas popularity of Strictly, the health benefits of dancing and at the moment it’s that time of year that everyone seems to want to get fit,” she said.

“Everyone is welcome to come along to our classes which are very informal and lots of fun.”

A beginners class will be held from 7pm to 8pm, followed by an intermediate class from 8pm to 9pm. For more information, go to yorkvintagedance.co.uk