Dr Mark Magdanz
Can you still get in? Maybe, for Saturday’s class. Here’s a most timely and simple 2020 resolution that’s both fun and healthy. I’m having more joy in 2020 – with line dancing. Why line dance after seasonal celebration memories fade? Mostly for that extra bit of fun. Also, burn calories with 3000-5000 steps performed each class. Get out of the house. Interact with old friends and make some new ones. Rebecca’s Line Dance Lessons are providing support for maintenance and improvement of your mental/physical health. And most of all, it’s fun.
How can a dance activity do this? Just consider a few items.
Memory and Learning: Choreographed movements require memorization, concentration, listening and reading skills. Learning new skills/patterns is a proven booster for functional brain capacity.
Balance/coordination: Over 80 different movement skills may be learned in class, improving balance and coordination – helping prevent falls, a major nemesis. Turning skills provide inner ear training and desensitization to increase control of balance.
Exercise: With a fun activity providing mild to moderate cardio work-out, you are likely to continue instead of quitting.
Upright movement with side motions: Strengthens bones beyond simple walking.
Socialization: Line dance gets you out of the house to meet new friends.
Music: Music therapy has proven helpful in the maintenance and recovery of brain function.
All of the above also attacks the issues of depression, fatigue, and isolation we can experience with aging.
Two skill/fitness level classes accommodate most everyone. Level 1/Beginners and Level 2 classes are Wednesday and Saturday. Students progress to the next level at their pace, or may stay in a favorite level forever. Rebecca’s teaching focuses on fun, self-improvement, and lowering stress. Happy Feet practices for Level 2 are in SaddleBrooke on Thursdays. These are great cardio and muscle memory sessions that move fast, and, in an hour, you will have clocked about 5,000 steps. Note: Class sizes are always limited by room size to enhance your quality of learning. Limited space means you must pre-register to attend.
Want variety? Rebecca has taught over 250 different dances (ahem, get this – there are 100K+), most every style but no belly and hula. Each series includes review and brand-new dances. Prepare to laugh, move, and expand your brain and physical capacity.
Line dancing – fun and exercise. It’s among the most participated in senior activities worldwide because of the fun! For more information now/or to put your name on a class reservation list for this spring, contact Rebecca Magdanz at [email protected] or phone 818-2656. Rebecca is a full-time, 14+ year resident of SaddleBrooke, and has provided line dancing lessons for happy SaddleBrooke students for nearly eight years. Classes are designed to support and improve your health and fitness.