Dancing the line

5 August 2020|Community News| Off Comments off on Dancing the line|

LOCAL residents are back into the swing of things, with line dancing classes at the Chigwell Barn resuming following the COVID-19 shutdown.

Boots and All is taught by Laura Rittenhouse and Regan Love on Thursdays for basic beginners from 10am to 11am, beginners plus from 11:30am to 12:30pm, and on Fridays for basic beginners from 1pm to 2pm and improvers from 2pm to 2:30pm.

Ms Rittenhouse said she started line dancing in Rosny three years ago.

“We fell in love with it and choreographed our own dance and decided to start our own class as a way to give back to the community,” she said.

“We started a class at the German Club in Glenorchy two years ago in October before outgrowing that space and moving here.”

Line dancing is a sequence of dancing steps that involves turns and steps.

“It’s the physical activity and the social side, it’s also good for emotional and mental health as well as brain training,” Ms Rittenhouse said

“Line dancing is for any age, but certainly as you age the risk of dementia is a real thing, so line dancing where you have to learn steps is combining the physical with the mental and is really good for memory – it’s just fun.”

Sue Devine has been coming to the class for one and a half years.

“It’s good fun, we don’t take it too seriously and we just have a good time,” Ms Devine said.

“We did some line dancing on Zoom for a while, but it’s great to be back and see everyone face-to-face.”

Caption: From left, Sue Devine, Boots and All instructor Laura Rittenhouse and Annette Brown.

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