While standing in front of the group she would count out the pattern. We were to start on the left foot moving forward, then backward on the right foot, side left, side right, vine to the left, rock step, heel, toe ... . Whatever she called out we were to do in time to the music. Now add agility.
We laugh and giggle and she encourages us to continue. To my knowledge, no one has quit.
On occasion, her class dances at benefits. Not me! I'm dancing in place of walking, but many in the class enjoy performing.
Dancing is a great cardiovascular exercise because it requires that you dance in time to the music, which increases the heart rate. Add to that the ability to transfer your weight and keep your balance while you mentally recall the pattern.
I heard on the news that when a person retires, if he or she doesn't keep their brain active, dementia could develop. Let's not let that happen. Start the music, and dance.
If you are a senior citizen looking for a great way to keep fit, have fun and meet people your own age, try line dancing at a senior center.
Mary Trotter, of Scott Depot, may be emailed at MWT110...@aol.com.