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Line Dance with Joan Price!

The most fun you can have with both feet on the floor!

line dance classContemporary Line Dancing isn't just country/western any more! It's modern, urban sophistication, swing syncopations, flowing waltz and nightclub rhythms, and Latin flavor. We still dance choreography in lines — but with the look and feel of ensemble dancing. It's fun, great exercise, and it will free the dancer in you! Classes are taught by Joan Price, popular line-dance/fitness instructor, speaker, and author. Scroll down for class information!


Joan Price's line dancing class

MONDAYS
7:00pm - 8:00pm: Beginner class while intermediate dancers review on the side
8:00pm - 8:55pm Intermediate class
Coaches' Corner,
420 Morris St., Sebastopol, CA
Non-members: $10 ($9 seniors 60+); Members free

WEDNESDAYS
6:30pm - 7:30pm: Beginner class
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Intermediate class
Ellington Hall,
3535 Industrial Drive, Suite B4, Santa Rosa, CA
4-Week Series (start anytime): $40 beginning or intermediate class/$58 both classes
Drop-in: $14 beginning or intermediate class; $20 both classes

FRIDAYS
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Beginner/Easy Intermediate class.
7:00pm - 8:00pm: Intermediate/Advanced class.
Coaches' Corner, 420 Morris St., Sebastopol, CA
Non-members: $10 ($9 seniors 60+); Members free

See our class dancing
Line dance testimonials

Line dancing for fun and fitnessWhat is line dancing? Picture rows of people dancing a set choreography as an ensemble. The dance might be slow or fast, and it might have the look of country-western, Latin, swing, or Broadway. As they dance, they turn to face a different direction, and the choreography begins again. There are thousands of different line dances, ranging from super simple to extraordinarily complex , featuring innovative choreography.

Line dancing originated in country-western bars, but it isn't just fancy footwork to country-western tunes any more. Line dancing has evolved to offer a rich blend of urban sophistication with stylistic expressions influenced by musical theatre, Latin rhythms and jazz dance. Line dancing is enjoyed internationally -- England, for example, boasts one million regular line dancers.

Since you dance on your own in an ensemble, line dancing is ideal for singles and for partners of non-dancers. It's also wonderful for people who want a social activity that doesn't involve dating or partnering.

Need one more good reason to line dance? A long-term study indicates that leading a mentally stimulating and physically active life can postpone memory problems. Sedentary living and lack of mental challenge have been linked to higher risk of dementia. In fact a 21-year study done by Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City found that the only physical activity to offer protection against dementia was frequent dancing, which reduces risk by a whopping 76 percent! We're integrating mental, emotional, social, and physical activity; memorizing choreography; and making quick decisions. We knew line dancing was fun and felt good -- now we know it keeps our brains fit as well as our bodies!

And line dancing burns 200 to 375 calories an hour, depending on how fast you dance and how much you travel the floor!

No experience necessary! Success and fun guaranteed!

Questions? Need directions? E-mail Joan.

Can't come to class? Bring Joan to your next social function, employee party, or special event! Joan will entertain your clients, staff, or guests at your next business or social event by teaching an easy, energetic line dance. Camaraderie, success and laughter guaranteed! Email Joan.

Line Dancing!
The most fun you can have with both feet on the floor!

 

Joan and Robert

Joan Price and Robert Rice, 2001
Photo: Star Dewar

Robert Rice

Robert Rice, 2004
Photo: Duncan Garrett.

In memory of Robert Rice, who is always with us on the dance floor.