Dr. Mark Magdanz
Classes are nearing completion for fall. It’s time to sign up for the long dark winter. Beginner and intermediate classes are on Wednesday afternoon in the Hacienda aerobics room.
Line dancing is fun, and we get up to 8,000 steps in some classes. Since 10,000 daily steps are the current health recommendation, the lion’s share of your activity is done for the day. Line dancing is the No. 3 most participated in senior exercise worldwide. Why? Because it’s fun and generally safe for all. Rebecca teaches with an emphasis on humor and self-improvement without stress. Progress to the next level at your own pace or stay in a class level forever. Some also come to SaddleBrooke for more advanced dancing. Classes are restricted in size, so you must register with Rebecca in advance to attend-the times sent by her are the official start of activity.
Some of your neighbors have been dancing with Rebecca since October of 2012. If you are brand new to line dance (or your skills and stamina are not where you want them to be) you should inquire about the Level 1 (beginner) classes. If you have some experience, talk with Rebecca about your skills as you may be able to move up sooner. “It’s important to remember how good laughter is for you; it releases endorphins and a little laughter every day goes a long way to reducing stress. To combat stress, we ought to be seeking out more comedy,” according to experts on aging.
Line dancing is a stress relieving activity, and we laugh out loud many times in every class. The focus of the classes is just to have some great fun, exercise, learn and develop the ability to laugh at ourselves. We can improve our quality of life with some hearty guffaws and our successes on the dance floor. Giggle or laugh out loud when we get the dance right or when a dance gets the best of us. Come join in for some good times, laughs and some exercise.
Dance with your heart, and your feet will follow.
To place your name on one of the reservation lists for the winter series, contact Rebecca Magdanz. Rebecca has been teaching line dance professionally for over eight years. Contact Rebecca at [email protected] or phone 818-2656.