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!
Upcoming FALL 2023 CLASSES will be held weekly from SEPTEMBER 5TH - DECEMBER 19TH--more details to follow!
We are happy to announce our SPRING 2023 SEMESTER class schedule (see below)
LINE DANCING FOR FUN & FITNESS CLASSES
Join us on TUESDAYS:
JANUARY 10, 2023 through MAY 30, 2023:
With ONE switch to WEDNESDAY evening on May 24th (when Tuesday night is unavailable that week)
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 5:45 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)
6:00 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 used at weddings and dance parties, 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 orientated to moving in relation to the four walls of the room with low-impact aerobics (like walking to music as you keep one foot on the floor at all times). As you increase the length of time moving to the music, you will gradually improve your stamina, balance, and footwork. Avariety of music styles from country to non-country not only adds variety but also introduces you to different styles of line dancing! 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 review options too!
7 - 7:10 p.m. BREAK andDrawing for free classes
HIGH-BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATES (LEVEL 2)
7:10 - 8:10 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, personality, and engage your brain too!