Se­niors tap­ping into dance class

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

SU­BI­ACO se­niors are try­ing to im­prove their health and keep fit with a new age-friendly dance class.

The pro­gram called Gold Dance to Mu­sic, is held at The Palms Com­mu­nity Centre.

Ex­er­cise in­struc­tor Maree Friebe said the work­out was easy to fol­low and en­cour­aged se­niors to keep fit and be so­cial.

“Re­search shows that par­tic­i­pat­ing in dance-based ex­er­cise in a so­cial en­vi­ron­ment can help se­niors greatly im­prove phys­i­cal well­be­ing as well as cog­ni­tive func­tion,” she said.

“The class is a light-hearted, achiev­able mix of a num­ber of dance styles such as waltz, cha cha, tap, reel, jazz, tango and maybe even a touch of bal­let.”

Su­bi­aco Mayor Heather Hen­der­son said she had at­tended the class and was thrilled with the pos­i­tive feed­back she had re­ceived from other par­tic­i­pants.

“The class has been an im­me­di­ate hit with the local com­mu­nity. It’s not only a chance to keep ac­tive and learn some new dance moves, but also to build so­cial con­nec­tions and get to know other local residents,” she said.

Gold Dance to Mu­sic costs $5 per ses­sion or is in­cluded in a Lords mem­ber­ship. Classes be­gin at 9.30am on Thurs­day morn­ings and run for 45 min­utes.

Mayor Heather Hen­der­son joins Su­bi­aco se­niors in a new age-friendly dance class.

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