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!
SORRY TO INFORM YOU-- As of March 13, 2020: ALL REMAINING LINE DANCE CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE 2020 SPRING AND THE SUMMER. Below is what was scheduled, but will be on hiatus until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the NC guidelines for social distancing! STAY SAFE!
Tentative 2020 SPRING SCHEDULE:
LINE DANCING FOR FUN & FITNESS CLASSES 24 Week Schedule
January 14, 2020 through June 30, 2020 as follows:
TUESDAYS: January 14, 21, 28
TUESDAYS: February 4, 11, 18, 25
March changes: WEDNESDAY: March 4 [day change due to elections on Tues.]
WEDNESDAY: March 11 [day change due to room on Tues. is unavailable]
TUESDAY: March 17
NO CLASSESweek of March 24 [meeting rooms unavailable]
TUESDAY: March 31
TUESDAYS: April 7, 14, 21, 28
TUESDAYS: May 5, 12, 19, 26
TUESDAYS: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Co-Sponsor: Valdese Parks & Recreation Department, Valdese, NC
Location: Old Rock School, 400 Main Street West, Valdese, NC
Flat Fee: $5 for the evening
Professional Instructor: Judy Wright, PhD,
National Dance Society's 2018 Dance Scholar Awardee
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!
BEGINNERS & NEWCOMERS (LEVEL 1)
6-7 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? Get moving with low-impact aerobics (like walking to music) as you gradually improve your stamina, balance, and footwork—all while enjoying avariety of music and experiencing 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: Drawing for free classes
INTERMEDIATES (LEVEL 2)
7:10 - 8:45 p.m. --More challenging rhythms & combinations! Expand your dance vocabulary! This class extends the difficulty from level 1 for improver and intermediate level line dancers. 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. In this class, you will refine your turn techniques, learn a variety of rhythm syncopations, and increase your self-expression as you become more comfortable adding your personality to the line dances.