Read these articles that briefly outline the benefits of dance for mental health and physical well being. Some of the benefits mentioned include: increasing confidence, coordination, stamina, bone strength, muscle strength, cardiovascular strength, lung capacity, weight control, balance, and energy. Dance also improves cholesterol levels, decreases blood pressure, and reduces stress. My favorite reasons to dance? I forget my pain and problems when I'm dancing. I enjoy the company of some of the friendliest and fun-loving people. It is a reasonably priced mood enhancing drug. Yep, I'm hooked. I'll see you on the dance floor.
Copperknob is the current go to website for the International line dance community. You can search by song title, dance name, choreographer, difficulty level and find dance step sheets, demonstrations and teaches of the many, many dances being danced around the world.
The World Line Dance Newsletter is the go to place to find line dance events in your town and around the world. This website will help you find a place to dance near your home; or, in a town you might be visiting. Always call ahead before showing up at a dance venue to confirm the information online is up to date. Finally, this site is famous for their weekly survey where anyone can report their favorite dances, making this the place to find the most popular line dances in the world right now. Keep in mind, this is a self-report kind of thing so not everyone is weighing in, but it's not a bad snapshot of the line dance scene.
The National Teacher's Association is an International personal trainer and coach program for dancers incorporating many styles of dance. This is the place to go if you want to train to become a line dance instructor or learn how to do the steps properly and master the lingo of line dancing. Become a member to receive their excellent quarterly newsletter.
O'ConnorClasses Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at at 1:30
Middlebrook Methodist Church in West Knoxville on Tuesday nights. Sign-in at 6:30, lessons begin at 7:00pm.
West Knoxville Senior Center off of Campbell Station has classes on Tuesdays at 1:00, Wednesday at 1:00, and Thursday beginners at 2:15.
Kerbela Line Dancers meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Kerbela Shriners. (315 Mimosa Ave., Knoxville) Doors open at 6:30. The lesson is from 7:00-8:30. We include beginner, improver and intermediate dances in the lesson. Our lessons are free, and new students are welcome at any time. Please contact Janice Osborne with questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-207-3732).
Church Street United Methodist Church 900 Henley Streetmeets on Thursday nights 7-8:30pm.
West Haven Rec Ctr Tuesday nights from 6:30 – 8:30, March 21st-May 9th, 2023. 3622 Sisk Rd, Knoxville, 37921.
Gary and Lisa Morris lead the following weekly line dancing classes:
My People's Senior Center 1220 West Main Street, Sevierville, TN. Mondays and Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm Beginner level, 1:30-2:30 Intermediate level.
Valley Grove Baptist Church 9000 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN (off Chapman Hwy just before entering Seymour) Wednesdays 11:00am-12:00pm Beginner Level
South Knoxville Senior Center 6729 Martel Lane, Knoxville, TN (just off of Governor John Sevier Hwy and Maryville Pike). Wednesdays 2:00-3:00pm Beginner Level