I found this on Facebook from Paul Hughes; had to share! I TOTALLY agree!!
TEN GOOD REASONS TO LINE DANCE
- It’s Just the Best Fun
Most people take up line dancing because it’s great fun, really good fun – with real smiles and lots of out loud laughter. Just take yourself along to a local class and try it for yourself. You’ll soon see that along with the steps and the music comes high energy, fun and laughter. It’s a giggle. It’s a hoot. It’s a blast.
- You’ll Make New Friends
You will meet lots of lively and friendly people on the dance floor. People who will welcome you and help you to learn – everyone was a beginner once. Line dancers are known as the most friendly group of people you will ever meet. They always create a great atmosphere and are welcoming and helpful, especially with beginners.
- You’ll Enjoy the Exercise
There are few other ways you can take regular exercise in all types of weather and have such good fun. If you haven’t exercised for a while and need to get fit, line dancing is an ideal way to start. It keeps joints moving, your muscles active and blood circulating, but most of all, it gets all the chuckle muscles working.
- It’s Easy to Learn
Don’t be afraid – anyone can learn to line dance. You don’t have to be John Travolta or Darcey Bussell. The beauty of Line Dancing is that anyone can do it. And you’ll be surprised how quickly you get to grips with it. It only takes a bit of practice – honestly. Pretty soon, you’ll be up there, strutting your stuff with the best of them.
- You Don’t Need a Partner
It’s oh so liberating – no need to worry about being turned down if you ask a lady to dance or worry about being a wallflower. No, none of that malarkey, you just get up and dance. Total freedom to please yourself and no need to worry about an awkward partner stepping on your toes either. You can dance, you can sit, you can watch with no one to answer to.
- It’s a Feel Good Factor
No matter where you are – at your local class, a social event or a line dance festival – you’ll always be in good company and the feel good factor starts long before the music starts. You’ll feel the buzz. It’s an old adage but the atmosphere is electric and you’ll get swept away with it. You’ll stop worrying about who’s watching and you’ll dance for yourself and for the fun of it.
- It’ll Improve Your Memory
What a bonus, training your memory to learn lots of different dance patterns and recall when the music starts is like brain jogging – it’s a fabulous mental exercise. A fun way to challenge your memory and keep the grey cells active. You’ll be amazed how much you can retain and recall. Of course, nobody is perfect, so you’ll laugh at how often you go wrong too.
- You’ll Feel a Sense of Achievement
All those early feelings of frustration and confusion, wondering if you are ever going to get to grips with it, will go and you’ll be a dancer and you’ll feel so proud of yourself and thrilled at the progress you’ve made. You can dance like nobody is watching.
- It Relieves Stress
Line dancing also helps to relieve stress and tension. It takes your mind off your problems and that releases endorphins. When your body releases endorphins, it makes you feel happy and cheerful. So line dancing can help to reduce depression.
- Passing It On
It won’t be long before you start to share the joy with everyone you know. You’ll become a line dance evangelist, encouraging everyone you know to join the line. You might even become a line dance bore. But hey ho, no matter, now you can dance and know how good it is you’ll want to pass it on.
So are you ready to try it – or resume it? NOW is the perfect time; I’m running TWO summer specials:
- BOGO – If you’ve never taken classes with me before, take one class & get the next one FREE (call or text me at 630.492.0401 to schedule)
- Prepay 12 classes or admission to DWJ dances for the price of 10 (aka, $120 on your DWJ card for $100) – no more digging for cash!
REMINDER: We dance on Saturdays at SPOTTED FOX after we dance on Fridays at the ELGIN MOOSE LODGE. Upcoming dates are August 12 & 13, August 26 & 27, & September 9 & 10. See you soon!