Line Dance lessons with Rebecca

Dr. Mark Magdanz

Classes are in full swing for the fall season. So, what’s next? It’s time to get signed up for the winter season. By January the floor will most likely be full, and Rebecca restricts class size so all students can have the best experience of fun and learning.

Line dancing is about fun and exercise. Line dancing is the third most participated in senior exercise worldwide. Why? Because it’s fun and doesn’t hurt! You will learn how the movements of dance are already in your daily life—just add music and a set pattern. Rebecca teaches the two different levels of her classes with an emphasis on humor and self-improvement without stress. You can progress through the levels at your own pace or stay at a favorite class level forever.

The health news continues to report on the adult sense of humor-and lack thereof. The research indicates we just don’t laugh enough. It is in middle age that both men and women begin to suffer a sharp decline in their sense of humor and get increasingly grumpy, say British scientists. Researcher Dr. L. Harbidge said, “The Lifetime of Laughter Scale shows that there really are diminishing returns when it comes to laughter. We laugh twice as much in our teens as in our fifties. And findings suggest that it’s all downhill from 52.” The study found that an infant can laugh aloud 300 times every day; life rapidly becomes far less amusing. Teenagers laugh just an average of six times a day. Sadly, the average 60-year-old manages a hearty guffaw just 2.5 times a day (however, the average congress person may be laughing all the way to the PAC). Dr Harbidge said, “It’s important to remember how good laughter is for you: it releases endorphins and a little laughter every day goes a long way toward reducing stress. To combat stress, we ought to be seeking out more comedy.”

Line dancing is a stress relieving activity and we laugh out loud many times in every class. The focus of the classes is just to have some great fun, exercise, learn and develop the ability to laugh at ourselves and with others. We can improve our quality of life with hearty guffaws and our successes on the dance floor. Giggle or laugh out loud when we get the dance right or when a dance gets the best of us. Come join in for some good times, laughs and some much needed exercise.

“Dance with your heart and your feet will follow!”

To place your name on one of the reservation lists for the winter series in 2019, contact Rebecca Magdanz. She’s a professional line dance instructor with many years of SaddleBrooke teaching and a 14 year resident of unit 24. Separate classes are offered for your friends from SaddleBrooke Ranch. Contact Rebecca at [email protected] or phone 818-2656.