April already? Sign up now for line dancing


Dr. Mark Magdanz

Reservation lists for classes are almost final, so don’t delay. There is still space for Level 1-Beginner students to register. Should you learn Line Dancing from a professional instructor? Yes, for the fastest results. Easier, safer and less frustrating. Rebecca has a deep commitment to your fun and rapid development of expertise. If you have previously tried dancing and quit, frustrated, try it again; the only ones who fail with Rebecca are those who quit. Develop the first stage skills and fitness-dance for life. Rebecca has one abiding purpose in teaching line dance-she loves the joy and sees accomplishment on the faces of her students.

A special note for men: If you ever plan to learn to dance with your wife, I suggest you learn some line dance first! Learning to move my feet, direct an (often frustrated) wife, decide the next move, and avoid collisions on the floor was about the most frustrating activity ever. Line dancing first would have helped so much—I dream that someone had sent me to line dance first.

The next series of classes for Beginner/Level 1 dancing will begin Monday, April 9. The Level 1 Beginner series will run into June with 9 planned lessons. Lessons are on Monday and Thursday. You can take one-or progress faster with both sessions. Series packages are prepaid prior to beginning class. Level 1 dancers can move to the quicker Level 2 as they develop stamina, confidence and basic dance skills. Rebecca’s dancers can move up and down between dance levels as they progress through injuries, aging and life’s many changes.

April 9 and 10 will also see the start of Level 2 (Easy Intermediate) class. You may also wish to reserve your summer and fall space now as classes book far in advance. The coming Level 2 series is also nine lessons. Classes are on Monday and/or Tuesdays. Some of the happiest students take both.

Thursday afternoons are terrific for highly active Level 2 dancers. A mix of cardio and review dances in a rapid fire “Party” format is great fun. Thursday sessions run year-round and review oldies and new dances from current series. Prior Level 2 lessons are required for your successful transition to these “Happy Feet” sessions. No one remembers all the dances (Rebecca has taught over 250 in SaddleBrooke), so a brief walk through and consistent dance step calling is included. The goal is laughter and a great cardio workout. Calendars are emailed for these weekly sessions.

For information and placing your name on reservation lists, contact Rebecca Magdanz at [email protected] or phone 818-2656. Rebecca is soon a 14-year, full-time SaddleBrooke resident. Her dance history includes periodic lessons since age eight, Fred Astaire, guiding a Line Dance Club from 17 to 100+ members during three years as president. Rebecca is in her 11th year as a professional line dance instructor in SaddleBrooke.