LINE DANCE

WHAT IS LINE DANCING?

A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which individuals or group of people dance in one or more lines or rows, all facing either each other or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Unlike circle dancing, line dancers are not in physical contact with each other.

 

IS LINE DANCING A DANCESPORT?

Line Dance is a Competitive Dancesport. It's athleticism and its harsh physical demands of the body put in on equal ground with recognized sports like football, soccer and field hockey. Competitions are held locally and worldwide, with national and international champions being crowned yearly.

 

FITNESS BENEFITS OF  LINE DANCING?

  • Improving the body’s core muscles - Country and western dancers are required to carry out a number of energetic moves and steps across the dance floor. As a result, this dance offers a fine way to strengthen the body’s core muscles.

  • Potentially reducing blood pressure - With quick steps and expressive arm movements, country and western dance exercise forces an increase in heart rate to push more blood around the body. This can potentially reduce blood pressure over time, energising muscles more efficiently.

  • Building up stamina - Regular country and western classes will gradually build up your stamina, so that your body deals better with the whole concept of exercising.

  • Helping to prevent osteoporosis - Osteoporosis is a disease that can make bones more susceptible to fractures and breakage. Thankfully, help could be at hand in the unlikely form of country and western dance, which can strengthen the skeleton and bone structure. Country and western dance can help build bones of all ages.

  • Keeps the brain active - Country and western dancing also brings many psychological benefits such as improving: coordination, alertness and concentration levels.

  • It has been known to prevent and decrease the effects of neural diseases such as Alzheimer’s

LINE DANCE STYLES

Current Dance Season Line Dance Syllabus are available for Registered Members under the Members tab.

 

Rise & Fall

Description

A dance using Rise & Fall and Swing & Sway Motions.

Common Dances

Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep & Viennese Waltz

Pulse

Description

A dance using Pulse motion.

Common Dances

Polka, East Coast Swing, Jive and Samba

Smooth

Description

A dance using Flat motion.

Common Dances

West Coast Swing, Tango, Night Club & Hustle.

Cuban

Description

A dance using Cuban motion, with any break step occurring on the 2 or 6.

Common Dances

Rumba, Cha-Cha & Mambo.

Funky/Street

Description

A dance demonstrating footwork and bodywork that is consistent with Hip-Hop or Street.

Common Dances

Break Dance, Poppin & Hip-hop.

Novelty/Stage

Description

A dance demonstrating footwork and bodywork.

Common Dances

Broadway or Show Performances

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