1-Wall Line Dances
Wednesday 5:00 - 5:55 pm
Thursday 9:00 - 9:55 am
1st & 3rd Saturday 10:30 - 11:25 am
$12 Drop-In, $40 for 4 classes
Available live on Zoom
Gentle Tai Chi, Line Dance, Kids Dance, Kids Science
Trudy started dancing when she was 6 and continued to dance all the way through college. She enjoyed doing tap, ballet, jazz, acrobatics, folk dance, and square dance. In her adult years she attended many years of Jazzercise and Zumba classes with a few years of clogging added in for good measure.
In 1998 Trudy took her first class in tai chi with her mom. Her interest in the whole body benefits of tai chi grew as she watched the positive effects it had on reducing her mother's symptoms from post-polio syndrome. In 2013 Trudy was certified as an Easy (Gentle) Tai chi instructor.
Trudy has a technical side as well, with a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering and a Ph D in Computer Science. For over 30 years she has taught hands-on science classes and workshops to children and young teens, Her favorite topics are magnetism, electricity, static electricity, physics, matter, and computer fundamentals.
Text and reservations: 602-345-0496
About the course
This line dance class is for all ages and abilities. There are no turns and all steps are done facing the front wall. As with other line dances, each person dances by themself with the dancers arranged in rows (lines), all facing the same direction. The dances consist of a sequence of moves that are repeated throughout the song. The instructor cues the upcoming moves so memorizing the sequence is not required.
No previous dance experience is necessary. The details of each step in a sequence will be taught and practiced before dancing to music. Usually, each dance will be danced first to a slower song and then again to a faster one. The line dances taught will have 3 to 8 steps in the sequence. All dances will be done facing forward only (one wall). However, options will be provided for those who might want the challenge of adding turns.
Most of the dances taught are popular country line dances. However, they have been modified to take the turns out. Usually, the country music is replaced by upbeat popular music, both new and old. Singing or humming along is an option.
This class is for those who meet any of the following criteria:
1) are new to dance or line dance
2) would like to “keep it simple” while dancing
3) enjoy dancing in a group
4) would like to line dance to a variety of music (not just country).
This class is a great way to get some dance exercise while having fun!