Line Dance Lessons: a Fun Way for Senior Citizens to ExercisePosted on August 7, 2013 by ECR Louisville in Alzheimers Care, Blog, Caregiver Education, Community Resources, Mobility / Wheelchair
Line Dance is loved by Seniors. When Senior Citizens start dancing The Cotton Eyed Joe, Ole’ and Slappin’ Leather, hearts race, laughs bubble to the surface and smiles are found all around. Line dancing in the golden years can be doubly rewarding, offering a chance for social interaction and gentle exercise. Shawn Trautman DVDs shown at Senior centers, community events and countless private residences inspire countless Seniors to learn to line dance. Boot scoot that Senior boogie with world-renowned dance instructor Shawn Trautman, whose DVDs appeal to aspiring dancers of all ages. Dance is especially beneficial to Seniors for the following reasons: â€¢ Line dance is more than just a social diversion. According to recent research, dancing provides the perfect blend of mental and physical exertion that helps to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Continual thought processes regarding steps combine with gentle exertion to keep a sharpness of mind and body. â€¢ There’s no need for a partner. Jump into that line! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never met the person doing the Electric Slide next to you. Line dance provides a seamless social vehicle for Seniors to combine the benefits of dancing with the making of new friends. â€¢ Learn how to line dance on your own terms. Starting with his Dance 101 DVD, Shawn Trautman breaks down each step from multiple camera angles and his no-nonsense instruction ensures that you’ll achieve mastery. Choose to stay in your living room and dance along, or get out of the house and join a line nearby!
About the Author
Shawn Trautman A top-rated dance instructor, Shawn Trautman is the founder of one of the best selling dance lesson collections worldwide. The co-author of Picture Yourself Dancing and a frequent public speaker, Shawn believes anyone can learn to dance â€“ and heâ€™s developed online and DVD classes to extend that opportunity worldwide