Line dancing is an alternative way to be more active, meet new friends, increase stamina and cardiovascular endurance, improve balance, move rhythmically to energizing music, release stress, and just have fun!
We are happy to announce our FALL 2022 class schedule (see below)
LINE DANCING FOR FUN & FITNESS CLASSES
Join us on TUESDAYS:
SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 through DECEMBER 20, 2022:
With TWO exceptions: Tuesday evening classes will move to WEDNESDAY evenings only on NOVEMBER 9 & 16.
Co-Sponsors: Valdese Parks & Recreation Department, Valdese, NC, & The Old Rock School
Location: Old Rock School, 400 Main Street West, Valdese, NC
Flat Fee: $5 for the evening, payable at the door (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Professional Instructor: Judy Wright, PhD,
National Dance Society's 2018 Dance Scholar Awardee;
Line and couples' dance competitor, author, dance educator; and specialist in
kinesiology, motor learning, motor development, dance education, and aging & physical activity
Get your exercise the fun way!
Build endurance and stamina!
Improve your balance and footwork!
Keep your feet moving to a variety of music styles!
Step-by-step instruction gets you line dancing!
No partner needed!
Learn and practice Social dance etiquette!
BEGINNERS & NEWCOMERS (LEVEL 1)
5:45 p.m. -7:00 p.m. --This entry-level class is especially tailored for absolute beginning line dancers to get started with basic dance rhythms, short combinations, and easy-to-do, low-impact line dances. Learn how to do the 5 dance rhythms used in all social dancing, recognize typical line dance steps and patterns, build vocabulary for line dancing, and become more comfortable moving in the 10 basic directions. All skill levels are welcome to come and practice the Level 1 line dances whether as a warm-up and/or a way to get more low-impact aerobic exercise. New to line dancing? This class is for you! Get moving with low-impact aerobics (like walking to music with one foot on the floor at all times) as you gradually improve your stamina, balance, and footwork. Keep moving to avariety of music styles from country to non-country and experience different line dance styles! Can't make it each week? Join us when you can as we have a drop-in format with new line dances each week (revolving two weeks on the same line dances), lots of practice time, and reviews of the previous week(s) too!
7 - 7:10 p.m. BREAK andDrawing for free classes
HIGH-BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATES (LEVEL 2)
7:10 - 8:30 p.m. --Learn more challenging step patterns, syncopated rhythms, turn techniques, and line dance choreography! This class extends the difficulty from level 1 for improver and intermediate level line dancers, yet will keep the focus on flow, fun, and non-stop movement to build cardiovascular fitness benefits. New line dances are taught each week along with a review of the previous week's line dances. Low-impact options are given for all line dances with a variety of music styles for both classic and popular line dances. This class will help you to not only increase your endurance and stamina, but also add self-expression and personality as you execute the line dances.