Cancer women Moon-dance the night away at Uphall

MANY ladies love to dance but rarely get the opportunity, save for the odd wedding or big birthday party.

It is hoped that Moondance will change all that.

A Moondance is basically a ladies only dance night that gives them the opportunity to strut their stuff on the dance floor in a safe, non-judgmental environment and, as a lovely bonus, raise money to help in the fight against breast cancer.

The idea for Moondance was hatched in the kitchen of Val McGavin who, together with her sister Christine and friend Denise, was one of three ladies who loved to dance but were without a dance floor.

Since then Val has spearheaded the project, with the first Moondance held in June 2011 at her local golf club in Uphall.

Such was the success and the hugely positive comment from the ladies who attended that Val was encouraged to think that there might be real potential to roll the Moondance idea out elsewhere in Central Scotland and, in time, beyond.

Since that first dance, events have now taken place in Fauldhouse, Tillicoultry and the south side of Glasgow, all of which were a resounding success, with the promise of Moondance being a regular event in each of the local areas. The third Uphall Moondance now takes place on Friday, November 9.

If you would like to find out more about Moondance, email, visit Moondance on facebook or visit the Breakthrough Breast Cancer website at