Dr. Mark Magdanz
Beginner/Refresher Line Dance Classes for the winter and spring of 2016 are rapidly filling to capacity. The Level 1 sessions will teach you the basics of line dancing in a fun and safe environment and last for 10 weeks. Rebecca teaches with humor, repetition, multimedia and joy. You will learn new skills with each new dance. Many dances are learned and reviewed in each series with about half never before seen in SaddleBrooke Ranch. The step types vary so you will master a few at a time and gradually improve your skills. Some line dance steps are quite difficult, so those come later in higher level classes.
If you have tried line dancing and stopped, why not give it another go; the only ones who fail with Rebecca are the few who give up. Rebecca has one abiding purpose in teaching line dance. She just loves to see the joy and sense of accomplishment on the faces of her students as they succeed and have fun. Most importantly conveying the knowledge of dance with skill, humor and enthusiasm for this fun activity is her overall target.
Rebecca teaches all three different levels of her class with an emphasis on humor and self-improvement and without stress. When it comes to aging, James Fries, MD, Stanford University stated, “If you had to pick one thing that came closest to the fountain of youth, it would have to be exercise.” Students progress to the next level at their own pace or may stay at a favorite level forever. Level 1 and Level 2 in SaddleBrooke Ranch are Wednesdays. Ranch residents may also attend classes in SaddleBrooke for Level 1/Beginners and Level 2/Easy Intermediates Monday and/or Tuesday. Level 3 for the most advanced dancers meets Thursdays in SaddleBrooke. Classes are restricted in size so you must register with Rebecca in advance to attend.
Student party/practice sessions are available for all skill levels. A great cardio and muscle memory session is the goal of these workouts. They last about an hour and have been clocked at 5,000 steps. Come prepared to laugh, move, learn, perspire and expand your brain and memory.
Line dancing is fun and exercise. It is the number three most participated in senior exercise worldwide. Why? Because it’s fun and doesn’t hurt! For more information or to put your name on a class reservation list, contact Rebecca Magdanz at [email protected] or phone 818-2656. Rebecca is a full-time, 11-year resident of SaddleBrooke, and she has provided line dancing lessons to SaddleBrooke since 2008 and SB Ranch since 2012.