Dr. Mark Magdanz
Fitness.com reports that “Dancing can be used in place of regular low–impact exercises such as cycling, walking or aerobics. Depending on the form of the dance, you can actually burn a large number of calories doing it. Who would have thought you could have fun and lose weight at the same time? Research shows an adult can burn lots of calories doing 30 minutes of dancing (up to 450 per class). The best – you’re not even thinking about calories – it’s just part of fun. Researchers believe dancing helps keep your mind and body healthy as you age. Any kind of dancing increases the number of chemicals produced in the brain to help grow nerve connections. More importantly, dances that require you to learn certain steps actually increase your brain power and help to improve your memory skills. Dancing has even been known to help reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Any kind of dance has you using most of your different body parts. So different muscles in your body are being used with different steps. All forms of dance are proven to lower risk of heart disease, help with weight control, and strengthen the bones and muscles especially in your back, legs and hips.”
With Rebecca’s classes you’ll get exercise, balance, strength, new friends, brain maintenance, increased memory, muscle tone, bone strength, self-confidence and have consistent fun in the process. A willingness to laugh at yourself and with others will be your greatest asset. It is required that you be nice to yourself and allow the time to catch the basics.
Level 1 Beginners class is for those new to line dancing and those who just discovered they like the pace and challenge. It’s all about basics. Classes occur Monday and Thursday.
Level 2 Easy Intermediate classes provide a faster learning and dancing workout. Those who have significant training, stamina and/or experience sometimes jump directly to this level. Classes are Monday afternoons and/or Tuesday mornings.
A fun and vigorous Practice Session occurs year-round on Thursday for Level 2.
It’s time to claim a spot on the fall dance floor. If you have been gone for the season, make fall or winter plans to dance immediately as some classes are already full and have waiting lists. This fall, nine classes are planned for each level. Provisions can be made for those who will miss a lesson or two due to your travels (we travel, too!).
Classes are taught on a reservation basis to control size and maintain a favorable learning environment. Professional lessons allow physical modifications of choreography and movements tailored and actually created for those with physical limitations. Place your name on a class list by contacting Rebecca Magdanz at linedancin4SB@aol.com or phone 818-2656. Reserved spaces are allotted by date of inquiry. Rebecca has produced happy SaddleBrooke dancers since 2008.