Dance to the Music

Improver line dancers

Improver line dancers

Paul Gayer

Is line dancing good exercise? Yes, many studies say it is! It is widely known to be one of the best forms of exercise for people with aging bodies. “Why?” you may ask. It provides the benefits of an aerobic workout which helps maintain a healthy heart, and provides a platform for you to get involved in a social environment which is great for mental wellness.

For those of you who are already line dancing, you know that you are doing one of the best activities for total body wellness. The heart-pumping benefits are right in line with the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines. Adults should do at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise, and a one-hour line dance class twice a week fulfills most of that suggestion! It’s also gentler on your body than an aerobic exercise program.

There is another benefit to line dancing that you may not have considered. By attending a line dancing class, you get to interact with other people who are the same level that you are, and you don’t even need a partner. Today it seems there is a line dance for just about any song you can think of. If not, many line dances are timed so that they can fit multiple songs providing you many dance opportunities. Being around other people while dancing is good for your social and emotional health.

Line Dancing Club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays in the Hermosa Ballroom. All you need is your water and your mask to wear as you enter the room. The dues for club membership is only $20 for the year, and all of the classes are free of charge!  Not sure where to begin or need the times each level meets? For all the information, email CJ at cjaz@usa.com.

Save the date: Our first dance party will be Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in the Hermosa Ballroom.

Why not join us today! Line dancing is fun, good exercise, and a great social activity.