The main benefits of linedancing are many. They include:
- Regular, moderate exercise.
- Friendship and fun.
- Mental exercise.
- Stress Release.
- delays and prohibits the onset of alzheimers disease, dementia, and other age-related disorders.
- Helps prevent osteoporosis.
- you don't need a partner
So, can i go to classes on my own?
Yes most definitely!! Although many people bring their friends with them for mutual courage the first few times, i have always found line dancers to be a particularly friendly crowd and if you arrive on your own, it would be unusual to be on your own for too long. The very fact that you don't need a partner to line dnce means that peole tend to mix more with other dancers and i have always found classes to be very sociable
What if i have never danced before?
Having spoken to other non - dancers, they found line dancing generally easy to learn as it has a consistent pattern to it. The dances all consist of a set of dance steps, which are then repeated, once you have learnt the set of setps (which are very normally very short for beginner dances), you then just repeat these steps for the rest of the song! The main thing to remember is that it does take a while to get to grips with the different dance steps but keep with it as it really does get easier after the first few weeks. Also, many dances use the same steps in different combinations, so once you have learnt how to do the combination of steps making up a vine, for eg in one dance, you will then be able to do the same vine in different dances.
Should i start by attending a beginners class?
Yes! There is nothing more off-putting to a beginner than to go to a class and find that everyone else knows what they are doing, you are likely to give up and go home straight away unless you are paricularly determined! The advantages of starting with a beginner's class are that everyone will be in the same situation as you and the teaching and the dances will be geared to your level
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