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Current "Dancing, Exercise and Sports" Groups.          Members: to find more details/dates/news or to contact a Group Leader, go to our Member's Page

                                                                                                       Interest Groups are open to York U3A members only.


Beginners welcome!


For the young at heart - relive your youthful dancing efforts, or if you never got down to it, come and join our friendly group and learn a few cool steps to impress the grandchildren.


No need to have a partner we all dance with each other.


Venue:Neal Guppy's Enterprise Club, Nunnery Lane, York.


We meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month beginning on Monday 19th September from 1.45-3.45 pm.



Exercises in Water Class

Ballroom Dancing



Table Tennis

Keep Fit and Flexible with the Margaret Morris Method (M.M.M.)

Snooker Group

Beginners welcome!


This class is continuing for another year so that members can gain more confidence, but basic steps will still be taught to newcomers.


New members, couples and particularly singles, male and female, are welcome.


Venue: Neal Guppy's Enterprise Club, Nunnery Lane. We meet fortnightly on alternate Mondays, starting on Monday 26 September, 1.45 to 3.45, for 6 sessions.


Cost: £2 - £3 per session, depending on numbers, to be paid at the beginning to cover the cost of the room. The total cost will be determined before the first session.




Mobility and strengthening exercises are performed standing with shoulders under the water, near the shallow end and also at the side of the pool.  These exercises are followed by free swimming if you wish.  The class members are friendly and supportive so why now come along and try a free class?  Or, come along, watch and see what it entails?  


The class meets at the Energise pool in Acomb, York on Mondays, 1:30pm to 2:30pm throughout the year, except on Bank Holidays.


Members may join at any time, but please contact Julie Murphy on 01904 79 33 10, to arrange a start date.  A current U3A membership card needs to be shown upon joining.


The pool is hired for U3A class members’ use only and the shared charge is approximately £18-20.00 for 9 weeks course commencing September 2016.  The cost varies and is dependent upon the number of people attending the course.   Per session £1.20 is required at reception for the digital locker key; £1 is returned when the key is handed back.


The optimum number in the pool is 50 people.  If more people are interested, a short waiting list will be started, but do not let this deter you from enquiring for a place, as vacancies from time to time do occur.


Day/Time:  1:30pm to 2:30pm on Mondays, except Bank Holidays.




Venue:  The Main Hall, York RI –Sport, Art &Leisure Centre, Queen Street, York


We meet every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2-4pm, Wednesday morning 9.30-11.30am (Closed Bank Holidays)



Cost: £4 per 2-hour session.


PLEASE NOTE:  Premises NOT accessible to disabled members







Croquet (strictly, Golf Croquet).  Fresh air, gentle exercise and friendly competition.


Training is provided for those who have not played before, but the game is easy to pick up.  


Venue:U3A croquet is played every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning at Scarcroft Road Croquet Club, in the summer season (roughly April to end September).


Tuesday sessions start at 2 pm and go to about 4 pm; Saturdays start at 10 am.


Most players join either the Tuesday or the Saturday group but you can be flexible between them. £3 a session.  No equipment needed; wear flat shoes.  





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If you are looking for a great way to get fit and have fun then racketball could be the sport for you.  It is similar to squash, played on a squash court with a racket that has a short handle and large head and a bouncier ball, making it easier.  A coach attends regularly on a Tuesday to give us expert tips on how to improve our game.  Rackets and balls are provided.


Venue: Squash Courts, Railway Institute, York

Day/Time: Tuesdays 10.00 – 11.30 (all year) and Thursdays 10.00 – 11.30 (all year)


An extra session may also be available at Dunnington. For more details, please contact the Group Leader


Cost:£3 a session which includes coaching approximately once a month.


Accessibility:  Access to building and courts via steps.

A sociable group, who meet weekly to chat and enjoy a game or two of Snooker.  


All are welcome, beginners or experts, as basic tuition can be given. We have a nucleus of female members, but more would be very welcome.


Venue: We meet every Monday at The Castle Snooker and Pool Club, Tower Street, York (opposite Clifford’s Tower) at 2 pm ‘til 4 pm and the cost is around £3 but does vary depending on how many tables we require.  


All equipment is provided. The Club is licensed and also sells snacks etc.  It is fully accessible to disabled members and has a disabled toilet


M.M.M. Website www.margaretmorrisonmovement.com


MMM is international with International Summer School at Chichester University, Easter course at Bradford College and weekend courses, workshops and classes.

Exercises for mind and body, which look good and are satisfying to perform. All done in a relaxed non-competitive atmosphere where everyone performs at their own level to mainly classical music.


The exercises are for co-ordination, posture, balance and breathing. So at the end of the class one feels a real sense of well-being.

Margaret Morris was a professional dancer and painter who also trained as a physiotherapist. Her book “My life in Movement” is in York Explore.


The Group Leader was a professional actor then, before emigrating to Australia in '87, trained as an MMM teacher and introduced MMM to Perth, W Australia and Melbourne and U3A there.


Venue:   New Earswick Bowling Club, Huntington Road


Monday & Thursday 10 –11 am, classes are on-going. First class is FREE (to see if this class is for you) then afterwards £1 per class (for hall hire).


Indoor Bowls Group

(new group)

If you are interested in taking up a new sporting

activity/hobby why not come along and join the U3A Bowls Group on a Monday or Thursday afternoon.


No previous experience is necessary as a

Coach will be in attendance for new members to get you started and help you enjoy the experience.


Venue: York & District Indoor Bowls Group, 302 Thanet Road, York


Dress Code: Smart casual

Equipment: Bowls and shoes are available on loan


Day: Monday or/and Thursday afternoons


Details will be available in August 2017