Line dancing has always been a favourite activity at the Jubilee Centre.
Our sessions are currently on Friday afternoons.
From 5th January 2024, the timetable is
- 11.30 - 12.15: Line Dancing (Beginners Level) - £4.00
- 12.15 – 1.15: Line Dancing (Improvers Level) - £4.50 *
- 1.15 - 2.30: Line Dancing (Intermediate Level) - £4.50 *
- 2.30 - 4.00: Social Line Dancing (All Levels) - £4.50 *
* If you go to two line-dancing sessions, the cost is £8; if you go to three sessions, the price is £12.
The health and wellbeing benefits of line dancing
Line dancing is a fun and engaging aerobic activity that offers a wide range of benefits for both physical and mental well-being. Here are some of the key advantages of incorporating line dancing into your fitness routine:
Cardiovascular Health: Line dancing is an excellent form of aerobic exercise, which means it strengthens your heart and improves your overall cardiovascular health. The continuous movement and rhythmic steps boost your heart rate, increase blood circulation, and improve your endurance. Regular line dancing can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure.
Balance and Coordination: Line dancing requires a combination of precise footwork and coordination, which can significantly enhance your balance and coordination. As you practice and learn new moves, your brain becomes more adept at processing spatial information and coordinating your movements. This improved balance can reduce the risk of falls and injuries, especially as you age.
Bone Strength and Muscle Tone: Line dancing engages a wide range of muscles in your lower body, including your thighs, calves, glutes, and core. The repetitive movements and resistance from the ground help build muscle tone and strength, which can improve your posture and reduce pain in your joints.
Stress Reduction and Mental Well-being: Line dancing is a great way to release stress and boost your mood. The combination of physical activity and engaging music can trigger the release of endorphins, which have mood-enhancing and pain-relieving properties. Studies have shown that line dancing can effectively improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, promoting a sense of relaxation and overall well-being.
Social Connection and Community: Line dancing classes and events provide a great opportunity to connect with other people who share your interest in dance. You can meet new friends, socialize, and build a sense of community while enjoying a fun and active activity.
Cognitive Enhancement and Memory Improvement: Line dancing can also stimulate your brain, improving cognitive function and memory. Learning new dance steps and sequences engages your memory and problem-solving skills. Studies suggest that line dancing may even help reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
A Fun and Enjoyable Activity: Line dancing is generally a fun and enjoyable activity, making it easier to stick with a regular exercise routine. The upbeat music, social atmosphere, and challenge of learning new steps can keep you motivated and engaged.