Dr. Mark Magdanz
The spring line dance party hosted by Rebecca Magdanz was a smashing success. Over 50 dancers and a few watchers enjoyed three hours of fun and light refreshments in MountainView Ballroom April 22. In addition, about $375 was raised and donated to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Having fun while doing some good deeds is a satisfying way to end the busy winter season.
Fitness.com revealed that dancing can replace regular low-impact exercises like cycling, walking, swimming or aerobics. You can actually burn large amounts of calories. Have fun and lose weight at the same time—and you’re not thinking about weight loss. Dancing keeps mind and body healthier as you age and increases the brain chemicals that help you grow/repair nerve connections. Any kind of dance has you using all the different body parts and all the different muscles; therefore, it helps to strengthen bones and tone your entire body. All forms of dance are known to lower risk of heart disease, control weight and strengthen the bones/muscles especially of your back, legs and hips.
With Rebecca’s classes you’ll gain fun, exercise, balance, strength, new friends, brain maintenance, increased memory, muscle tone, bone strength, self-confidence and consistent fun. A willingness to laugh at yourself will be your greatest asset. Rebecca requires that you be nice to yourself and allow time to absorb the basics.
Level 1 Beginners class is for those new to line dancing. If your life is slowing down, or you need a slower pace, then Level 1 is a great place to add some fitness and energy back into your lifestyle. Classes occur Monday morning in SaddleBrooke or Wednesdays at the Ranch.
Level 2 Easy Intermediate classes provide a bit faster learning and dancing workout. Those who have previous training and/or experience may jump directly to this level quickly. For this level you’ll need step training and more stamina. Classes are Monday afternoons and/or Tuesday mornings. A few can even come to SaddleBrooke Ranch on Wednesday afternoons.
Level 3 Intermediate is the most challenging class with more complex dances and a vigorous workout. Classes are Thursdays in the early afternoons.
Fun and vigorous Practice Sessions occur year-round on Thursday for Level 1 and Saturday for Levels 2 and 3.
Want more fun and better health in your life? It’s time to claim a spot on the spring dance floor. If you are gone for the season, make fall or winter plans to dance. This spring seven lessons are planned for each Level of dancing. Can’t make them all? Extra sessions are available to those who will miss a lesson or two due to travels (we travel, too! yeah).
Classes are taught on a reservation basis to control size and favorable learning opportunity. Put your name on one of the class lists by contacting Rebecca Magdanz at [email protected] or phone 818-2656. Rebecca has produced skilled and happy SaddleBrooke dancers since 2008.