Line dancing is fun, sociable and has all the elements to keep the body and mind active, says Ashburton instructor Annette Fyfe.
Mrs Fyfe has been with the Mid Canterbury Linedancers for 28 years and will soon restart her popular classes in the Tinwald Memorial Hall.
She said line dancing combined a variety of music, ranging from country to modern, that was so enjoyable you didn’t realise you were exercising.
Medical studies had proven dancing was good for the heart, for memory, bones, blood pressure and balance.
“It’s such a good stress reliever for people and I just love teaching it.
enjoying line dancing and learning new dances and steps.”
Beginners who’ve learnt the basic steps and wanted more dancing could choose to dance the next level of dances if they wanted.
Mrs Fyfe said some dancers enjoyed their own fun socials and also travelled away together around Canterbury to other line group socials.
Beginner classes on Mondays start on February 1 and run for 75 minutes from 1pm. They are followed by easy/intermediate classes at 2.30pm and intermediate classes an hour later.
Wednesday evening classes for beginners start on February 3 and run from 6.30pm. Easy/intermediate classes run from 8pm.