What to expect
Line Dancing is a low impact form of dance and is therefore suitable for all ages and abilities. It is good for your bones and joints, metabolism, balance and can also help burn up those unwanted calories in the process.
The social and wellbeing aspect of being part of our group is also very important. As with any form of dance, line dancing helps boost your mood by making you feel good as well as having other benefits for both the mind and body. It helps improve your memory as you are required to remember dance steps and combinations.
Everything you need to know
What is Line Dancing?
Line dancing is a choreographed dance routine with a group of people that has a repeated sequence of steps.
It is great fun because it can be danced with or without a partner!
It is a great way to keep the mind and body fit, make new friends, and for an all over sense of personal wellbeing.
Two left feet are not a problem and there are no ‘wrong steps’ only ‘variations!’
A good sense of humour is essential so why not come along and see what you have been missing.
All dances are taught in sections of eight counts (unless its a waltz), which we repeat before adding the next section. You will then dance to a track of music. Dances are repeated each week and new ones added as the weeks progress. Dance step sheets can be downloaded from the Copperknob website.
Health, fitness & wellbeing
Line dancing involves physical activity so please dance within the limitations of your ability. Please consult your GP for advise especially if you have any existing medical condition. Remember to always take a break if you need one. Flying High Line Dancers will not accept any responsibility for any injuries or illness incurred through the learning and performing of any dance.
What to Wear
No special clothing is required, but we recommend loose fitting, comfortable attire. A good idea is to wear a couple of layers of clothing so that you can remove a layer as and when the evening warms up.
Correct footwear is vital and needs to be comfortable, low heeled and supportive, enabling you to move freely and easily on the floor. Footwear which sticks to the floor, e.g. training shoes or sling backs/high heels, are not suitable for obvious reasons.
Refreshments & Breaks
Dancing can be hot work and we have regular breaks so you have a chance to have a drink and rest. Please bring your own drink to class, e.g. bottled water.
There is NO membership fee. There are two payment options for classes. They can either be paid four weekly in advance at a cost of £26-00 by bank transfer, bank details available on request, or in cash or cheque, payable to Mrs L Stevens, on the first class of each block. Alternatively you can 'Pay as you Go' at a cost of £7-50 per class.
All venues have ample free parking
During the course of the year regular dance events with a singer or band are held, as well as other club parties to celebrate Easter, Halloween, Christmas. See Socials for full details.
Dance Floor Etiquette
Please click to read our Dance Floor Etiquette to know what you should 'never' and 'always' do on the dance floor.
Always ask if you are unsure of specific steps or sequences as there are probably other dancers thinking the same but too shy to ask. Dance sheets will be available to purchase for you to practice at home if you wish.
Above all be patient as practice makes perfect and the more you do the easier it becomes. It may take a little time to master all the different steps/combinations but remember you never take a wrong step, we just call them variations which adds to the fun of the evening.