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Line Dancing Classes Available at Scherer Community Center
Just about everybody can use some additional exercise. What better to obtain that goal than learning how to line dance? Line dancing classes are ongoing at Yucaipa’s Scherer Community Center on a drop-in basis for just $4 a week.
The health benefits of line dancing are numerous. Multiple on-line sources tout the benefits of any form of dancing and line dancing can be exceptionally beneficial for all people but especially for seniors. Line dancing can help improve your balance and provides the heart-healthy benefits of an aerobic exercise while also allowing you to engage in a social activity.
One 21-year study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found dancing can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in the elderly. In the study, participants over the age of 75 who engaged in reading, dancing and playing musical instruments and board games once a week had a seven percent lower risk of dementia versus those who did not. Those who participated in these activities at least 11 days a month had a 63 percent lower risk of dementia. Of all the physical activities, dancing involved the most mental effort and thereby provides both physical and mental stimulation.
Line dancing does not require a partner, helps grow confidence and coordination and is a fun group activity where participants can be as helpful as an instructor in helping newcomers learn the various dances. Plus, it is a way to meet new people, laugh a bit and allows you to participate as much or little as you, and your body, will allow.
Yucaipa’s line dancing classes meet on an on-going basis and pre-registration is not required. Beginning Line Dancing is held on Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and a performance group class is held immediately afterwards on Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. The $4 fee covers both classes.
Classes are held at the Scherer Community Center at 12202 1st St. in Yucaipa. For questions and additional information, call the center at: 909-797-1177.