Weekly Dance Classes for Older Persons in Blacktown
10am - 11am
Woodcroft Neighbourhood Centre, Woodcroft
$5 per person
No previous dance experience required
Term 1: 1st February to 5th April
Term 2: 26th April to 1st July
Term 3: 18th July to 23rd September
Term 4: 10th October to 20th December
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Ballroom dancing is considered a 'low-impact' exercise. Low-impact exercises are movements that are gentle on the joints and can be performed in a fluid motion. The benefits of a low-impact exercise like Ballroom dancing are:
improves balance and coordination, which lowers the risk of falling
stimulates a healthy appetite
promotes a better nights sleep
improves muscle strength and flexibility
helps prevent illnesses and diseases
burns calories and body fat
reduces stress and anxiety
encourages social interaction and boosts self-esteem
sharpens concentration and mental acuity, helping to prevent dementia
Benefits of Ballroom Dancing
What do you wear?
If you are a first timer, we advise you to wear clothes that you are able to move freely in (and don't mind getting a little sweaty)! Casual clothes are the way to go. Remember, Ballroom dancing requires a lot of spinning. Skirts or dresses can make spinning easier, but be wary of their ability to be revealing as well.
Flat, comfortable shoes will ensure your ankles are taken care of. Also, consider wearing closed toe shoes, you never know when a partners foot may go rogue.
You can chose to wear heels, but please make sure the heel is securely attached to the shoe itself. Consider your comfort levels, you will be performing light aerobic exercise for an hour.