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Modern Line Dancing: Beginners/Improvers

Thursday 4 October 2018
10:00 - 11:00
10 Hours / 10 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£53.00 Half fee available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

Line Dancing is wonderful for your health and can improve your sense of well-being. Enjoy the camaraderie with other dancers and boost memory, cardiovascular and muscular strength and flexibility. See improvements with blood pressure, cholesterol levels even blood sugar levels can improve. Co-ordination improves through the different movements, lung capacity and bone strength can increase and bone loss can be stopped or slowed down. Smile your way to a fitter you.

Entry requirements

A love of all music and the desire to dance to choreographed sequences in group formation

What you will learn

Basic individual steps involved in this dance style. Usually one new sequence per session, chosen from choreographed dances published on the Linedancer website. Dances are choreographed to a variety of music styles and tempos. Adaptation or substitution of full turns when needed Health & Safety aspects concerning group dancing.

How you will learn on this course

Tutor will demonstrate each individual step which will be practised to music. Various steps linked together make up a cheographed routine of 32 -64 counts. Each routine will be broken down into phrases allowing dancers to practise each section before linking together into a whole routine which is repeated to two or four ‘walls’ or directions. You will learn how to read and follow a dance script to aid home practice A specialised website can be used to view you-tube links of most of the dances taught.

How you will be assessed on this course

 

There will be interactive teaching and learning activities shared with students by the tutor including demonstrations, use of technology, Word Clouds, quizzes, reflective diaries, observation, discussions, direct questioning, self-assessment, working in pairs or groups, working together to develop and challenge what you have learnt, finding out what you can do well and what you could do to improve.

 

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

N/A.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Optional practice using dance scripts or viewing on website.

What you need for your course

A website will be recommended. Hand outs will be given.

What you need to bring to the first class

Be sure to wear comfortable supportive shoes: no sling backs or high heels, except the wide one inch heels. Soles should not be rubber as these mark the floor and do not allow safe free movement. Trainers are not suitable but split sole dace shoes are ideal once you decide this dance form is for you. Otherwise, just make sure the soles allow you to swivel without sticking. Trousers and top would be fine; if a skirt is preferred, then it should allow plenty movement. If you need glasses to complete your Student Learning Record, then please bring these with you and a pen.

What you can do next

Have you thought about enrolling on another Line Dancing or fitness course with us? Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Move to the Music and Exercise, Salsa and Socialise, Exercise & Tea. Want to formalise your fitness learning by doing this online course with NCFE: Level 1 Award in Exercise Studies? Do you aspire to work, in a physical education and school sport setting? Have you thought of doing the Active IQ: Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education & School Sport?

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking