Dancing for charity

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A TASTE of exotic lands will be coming to the Alfreton area during a fundraising event to help deaf people.

An Arabian dance party - or hafla - is being held at Somercotes Parish Hall, on Nottingham Road, on 24th March in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

The event will feature performances by local Arabic dance groups and include a variety of belly dance styles, as well as a raffle.

Said organiser and belly dance teacher Mary O’Connell: “It is a very ancient art form traditionally performed by women for other women as a form of entertainment.”

Tickets for the hafla, which starts at 7.30pm, are £5 and available by emailing springhafla2012@yahoo.com. All proceeds will go to the charity.