The Donald Heiter Center is proud to be parterning with Bucknell’s Institute for Lifelong Learning (BILL) to offer a Line Dancing Program at the Community Center!
|Dates:||2/26/19 – 4/2/19|
|Time:||Tuesdays at 1:00pm – 3:00pm|
The course will provide a history of modern line dancing and instruction in line dancing of various genres. Studies have shown that dancing increases physical and social well-being, as well as mental acuity. An Absolute Beginner and a Beginner course will be offered.
In the initial class the course leader will present a history of dance forms including European folk dancing, early American folk dancing, contra-dancing, and western dancing that have led to modern line dancing in its various genres. A discussion of the physical, mental and psychological benefits of dancing will occur.
In subsequent classes the leader will provide a brief history of the origins of different line dance genres and provide instruction and practice of sequenced dance steps. By the end of the course, students will have learned 4-6 dances and be able to dance them from memory and also understand their historical, social and cultural context.
No dance experience is necessary and no partner is required. Students should wear comfortable clothing and smooth soled shoes.
About the Instructor
Pam Conner, B.S. Marketing, Philadelphia College of Textiles & Sciences. She has extensive experience as a line dancer and dance instructor and is an award winning choreographer. She is knowledgeable about the history of folk and line dancing and with the many health benefits of dancing.