Ten Good Reasons to Line Dance

Line dancing is one of the most popular dance genres on the planet!

And no wonder, when you consider how many dancers from all around the world enjoy the hugely diverse music selection that talented choreographers bring to the dance floor.

Ten facts you never knew about Line dancing

Why not see for yourself. We are sure you'll be surprised ...
1. It’s just the best fun Most people take up line dancing because it’s great fun, really good fun - with real smiles and lots of out loud laughter. Just take yourself along to local class and try it for yourself. You’ll soon see that along with the steps and the music comes high-energy fun and laughter. It’s a giggle. It’s a hoot. It’s a blast.
2. You’ll make new friends You will meet lots of lively and friendly people on the dance floor. People who will welcome you and help you to learn - everyone was a beginner once. Line dancers are known as the friendliest group of people you will ever meet. They always create a great atmosphere and are welcoming and helpful, especially with beginners.
3. You'll enjoy the exercise There are few other ways you can take regular exercise in all weathers and have such good fun. If you haven’t exercised for a while and need to get fit, line dancing is an ideal way to start. It keeps joints moving, your muscles active and blood circulating, but most of all, it gets all the chuckle muscle working.
4. It’s easy to learn Don’t be afraid - anyone can learn to line dance. You don’t have to be John Travolta or Darcey Bussell. The beauty of Lin Dancing is that anyone can do it. And you’ll be surprised how quickly you get to grips with it. It only takes a bit of practice - honestly. Pretty soon, you’ll be up there, strutting your stuff with the best of them.
5. You don’t need a partner It’s oh so liberating - no need to worry about being turned down if you ask a lady to dance or worry about being a wallflower. No, none of that malarkey, you just get up and dance. Total freedom to please yourself and no need to worry about an awkward partner stepping on your toes either. You can dance, you can sit, you can watch with no one to answer to.
6. It’s a feel-good factor No matter where you are - at your local class, a social event or a line dance festival - you’ll always be in good company and the feel-good factor starts long before the music starts. You’ll feel the buzz. It’s an old adage but the atmosphere is electric, and you’ll get swept always with it. You’ll stop worrying about who’s watching and you’ll dance for yourself and for the fun of it.
7. It'll improve your memory What a bonus, training your memory to learn lots of different dance patterns and recall when the music starts is like brain-jogging - it’s a fabulous mental exercise. A fun way to challenge your memory and keep the grey cells active. You’ll be amazed how much you can retain and recall. Of course, nobody is perfect, so you’ll laugh at how often you go wrong too.
8. You'll feel a sense of achievement All those early feelings of frustration and confusion, wondering if you are ever going to get to grips with it, will go and you’ll be a dancer and you’ll feel so proud of yourself and thrilled at the progress you've made. You can dance like nobody is watching.
9. It relieves stress Line dancing also helps to relieve stress and tension. It takes your mind of your problems and that releases endorphins. You’re your body releases endorphins it makes you feel happy and cheerful. So line dancing can help to helps reduce depression.
10. Passing it on It won’t be long before you start to share the joy with everyone you know. You’ll become a line dance evangelist, encouraging everyone you know to join the line. You might even become a line dance bore. But hey ho, no matter, now you can dance and know how good it is you'll want to pass it on.
Science confirms - Dancing makes you happy


Leon Nel & Dalene Botha – Partners: Gold Medal

Rita Esterhuizen – Newcomer Platinum – Novelty: Gold Medal

Dance Instructor - Leon Nel

Line dancing is dance steps choreographed to the beat of popular songs – it includes a variety of dance moves such as funk, waltz, rumba, tango and swing. It is a fun way to keep fit (trim) and stimulates the mind.

Leon Nel teaches line dancing at the Roosevelt Park Bowling Club, Blairgowrie Recreation Centre and Wilgeheuwel Retirement Village. for beginners – all ages welcome! No partner or experience is required.

Leon Nel shone at the South African masters line dance competition.Rainbow Line Dance owner Leon Nel competed in the intermediate section, danced the East Coast swing, waltz and Charleston for which he won a gold medal. He also competed with Ms Cherie Bailey in the senior duo event dancing to the song of Andy Williams – Can't take my eyes off you – for which they won a silver medal out of 10 couples competing. The dance was choreographed by Leon.

Line Dancing offered at these Venues

Roosevelt Park Recreation Centre: 73 Preller Dr, Franklin Roosevelt Park, Randburg, 2129: Monday evening at 18h30 for Beginners and 19h30 for Improvers or Thursday morning at 10am.

Blairgowrie Community Centre: Conrad Drive, Blairgowrie: Friday morning at 10 & 11am and Saturday morning at 9, 10 & 11am.

The Dance Palace: 336 Ontdekkers Rd, Discovery, Roodepoort, 1709 : Wednesday morning at 10 & 11am.

Featherbrooke Hills Retirement Village: Sunrise Avenue, Homes Haven, Featherbrooke, 1746: Friday afternoon at 14h30 for Beginners
Line Dance Competition Lessons: Ask for times.