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Line Dancing Group

Group Leader:  Lynne Pilcher

Deputy Group Leaders: Pauline Brown, Paddy Colcombe

Tutor: Nigel Hobman

Email: linedancing@u3aoliva.org

When: Monday at 11.30 – 13.30. 

Where: Pensionistes, Oliva map

Numbers Max: No limit

Availability: Yes 

If you would like more details or to be an active participant in the group, please contact the leader via the email above.

About Our Group

Classes start at 11:30 a.m. and the first hour is dedicated to beginners. From 12:30 a.m to 13:30, our teacher guides us through more complex dances. 

IMPORTANT: Please read the basic information all dancers need to know by clicking here

Our instructor is Nigel Hobman and he has been teaching our group for 4+ years. His enthusiasm for dancing is infectious and we are taught the latest dances along with Golden Oldies in a fun environment.  These days, not all Line Dancing is to Country and Western music, so don’t worry if you’re not a big Country music fan.  Nigel has a wide range of music so there are sure to be other songs that you’ll enjoy.

The cost is 5 Euros weekly, on a pay as you come basis.  If you have any questions or you’d like to find out more about us, please contact our Group Leader.  Line dancers can get a list of dances and more information on how to obtain stepsheets and view videos of our new dances by clicking here

Benefits of Dance

There are so many benefits to dancing. Let’s take a look at the mental and physical benefits of dancing.

Many Dancing styles including Line Dancing, Country dancing, ballroom dancing, etc. are done with others. When you participate in these dances, you’re involved in a beneficial social activity as well. You are also cognitively stimulating your brain as you learn the steps to the dances. Dancing therefore might be one of the best physical activities you can choose for brain health.

Source: verywellmind.com


Mental Health Benefits of Dance

  • Keeps mind sharp
  • Improves self-esteem
  • Involves social skills
  • Increase endorphins
  • Easy to bond with others
  • Improves your mood
  • Lessens loneliness
  • Eases depression
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Decreases rumination
  • Helps memory
  • May prevent dementia
  • Raises pain threshold
  • Reduces pain perception

Physical Health Benefits of Dance

  • Improves muscle tone
  • Increases muscle strength
  • Raises heart rate
  • Improves lungs
  • Increases circulation
  • Lowers risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Boosts aerobic fitness
  • Improves posture
  • Makes stronger bones
  • Reduces risk of osteoporosis
  • Helps weight management
  • Improves flexibility
  • Better coordination and agility
  • Increased endurance

Current Information:

Start Date: Monday 19th September 2022. Time: 11:30 – 13:30

If you are interested in joining this group please email the Group Leader.

Please note that our group has 2 Deputy leaders to ensure that we conform to U3A requirements that stipulate that the Group leader or deputy MUST be present at classes.  However, any enquiries should only be directed to the Group Leader.