Line dancing is a fun, energizing class that will help get your body moving, fill you with energy, increase your memory function and meet new friends all at the same time!
Not only that, but there are a myriad of other health benefits form dancing too...
"Studies show that dance improves mood and certain cognitive skills, such as visual recognition and decision-making. It also helps reduce stress, increases levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin, and helps develop new neural connections, especially in regions involved in executive function, long-term memory, and spatial recognition. Dance has been found to be therapeutic for patients with Parkinson’s disease."
As was noted in a 2003 study in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, dance has the ability to decidedly improve brain health.
The test results:
The only physical activity to offer protection against dementia was frequent dancing.
- Reading - 35% reduced risk of dementia
- Bicycling and swimming - 0%
- Doing crossword puzzles at least four days a week - 47%
- Playing golf - 0%
- Dancing frequently - 76%. That was the greatest risk reduction of any activity studied, cognitive or physical.
Vickie Aigner has been instructing dance for the past 7 years and is a co-leader of The Renegade Ropers, the number one placing Line Dance team for the past 3 years at the Arizona Dance Convention.
VICKIE OFFERS LINE DANCING CLASSES FOR GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES.