An energetic group of dancers in Sutton have been rocking around the Christmas tree in support of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

The Aerolatino group, which meets at Sutton Sports Village, donned festive attire for one of their recent sessions to show their support.

Aerolatino is a dance fitness workout with Latin American rhythms and dance styles such as the salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha.

Dance instructor Tori Lynch said: “We actually supported the Alzheimer’s events through all our classes, but our Aerolatino ladies at Sutton Sports Village are an older group and there enthusiasm is absolutely unbeatable.

“We support other charities throughout the year but Alzheimer’s and Dementia is one we choose particularly because of the benefits Aerolatino offers to conditions such as these.”

The founder and Director of Aerolatino UK, Jeff Davila, a Colombian born salsa dancer, choreographer and fitness instructor, has designed the programme to work the body and mind simultaneously.

The choreography is built in blocks which encourages, maintains and improves memory and concentration and memory and the patterns of movement use both the left and right side of the body and the brain.

One of the members from Sutton group commented: “Aero makes me feel happy, fitter, and more energised.

“It also introduces you to new people. It’s my favourite fitness of all the classes I attend. The instructors make it so enjoyable.”

Physically, the programme is low impact, high energy, and great for improving cardio and muscle tone and co-origination, and is suitable for ages 16-81.