"New" Beginner Classes                                         

(for those that have little / no experience with line dancing)

Starting Date:  Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Place:  Parkside Centre, 140 Durham St, Sudbury (in the YMCA building) - Kinsmen Room C.  Parking under the building (access off Brady St.) is free after 5:45 p.m.  We have been dancing at Parkside for many years, without any incidents, as the under-building parking area is well lit.  Please do not let the location deter you from attending, if you enjoy dancing.

Time:  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cost:  $7.00 per person, per class (pay as you go; no payment upfront)

Footwear:  Bring/wear a smooth-soled pair of shoes OR a comfortable pair of shoes (sneakers or other), with an old pair of socks on the toes of the shoes.  This helps to reduce strain on the knees.  

For the first time you attend, please attend at least 20 minutes prior to class start, so you have time to sign your Liability Waiver, receive instruction from the instructor, and get your dancing shoes on!  Class starts at 7:00 p.m. sharp.  After the fourth week of class, it is difficult to accept new attendees, as line dancing is progressive - you learn easy dances to start, then once you get used to terminology and new steps, you will progress to a little more difficult dances.  It is not fair to the students who attend from the beginning of the session, to slow the class down to accommodate new people joining, so if you are interested, it would be in your best interest to attend commencing April 19th, 2018.  If you are unsure, please call Carol at 705-525-0448.  

Once you have signed up the first week, your name will be on an Attendance Sheet, and all you have to do is check your name under the appropriate date.  If you know in advance that you will be missing, you can always mark an "A" on the attendance sheet (meaning Absent).  

Consistent attendance is the key for your enjoyment and satisfaction with the class.  Although other activities/family functions happen often, if you (for the most part) maintain consistent attendance, you will - over time - learn and remember the dances, and remember the terminology for the steps.  Repetition of dances taught is what makes line dancing work - dances are reviewed again and again, until you reach a point where the instructor can give you the name of the dance, play the music, and you just dance the dance!  This is the ultimate goal - to keep you dancing!

Terminology:  because you have not been exposed to the terminology of steps used in line dancing, this is probably the largest hurdle you need to overcome (don't worry - it isn't that hard!).  But getting used to the terminology will take you a few weeks.  You can do it!

Water:  it is important to remain hydrated.  Please bring your own water, as sometimes the vending machine in the hallway is not always full.

Parking:  Free parking under the building after 5:45 p.m. Entrance is off Brady St., before the railway overpass.  Or free parking at meters on Durham St. is available, after 6:00 p.m., but it is difficult to find a spot.  

Contact Carol at 705-525-0448 or email at dancinfeetinmotion@gmail.com

NOTE:  Classes are only cancelled if there are not enough people attending (for the most part).  Always watch your email.  Advance notice is always given, unless there is an emergency, so always check your email before leaving home.

 Basic Line Dance Steps and Terminology (click on)

If you wish to do a little practicing, download the document above, and practice some of the steps.  This will assist you in getting used to the terminology, and the motion of the steps.  If you chose not to practice, that is fine, as repetition in doing the steps is what makes it all come together!



Got a Hole in My Pocket - Rosie Multari & Jo Thompson Szymanski         Snowflake - Simon Ward

Twisting - Laura Sway & Julie Lockton                                                        Charlie's Cha - Gloria Stone 

Shut Up and Dance With Me - Jane E. Davis                                                        A Monster! - Anna Szymanski

Champagne Promises - Tina Argyle                                                                 Little Rhumba - Donna Laurin

Gloria - Rosie Multari                                                                                       Short Small Sally - Roy Hadisubroto and Raymond Sarlemijn

Bored - Ria Vos                                                                                                        Come Dance With Me - Nancy Hays                                     

Ah Si - Rita Masur                                                                                              Ex's & Oh's - Step5678

Crash and Burn - Gail Smith                                                                         Mamma Maria - Frank Trace

Merengue  Espana - Debbie Small                                                               Heavenly Waltz - Bertha-Rose Park  

Nimby EZ - Micaela Svensson Erlandsson                                                   Rockin' the Wagon Wheel - Jamie Marshall                                                        

Stealing the Best - Rosie Multari

STEP SHEETS BELOW (click on the individual step sheet)

2016 Teaches

Misbehave a Bit - Forty Arroyo                                                                         Shut Up and Dance With Me - Jane E. Davis                                                 

That's Where I Belong - Rosalee Musgrave                               Cokernut Waltz - Karen Spencer

Crank It Up - Cheri Litzenburg                                                                    Mamma Maria - Frank Trace

Merengue  Espana - Debbie Small                                                                      Ah Si - Rita Masur

Stealing the Best - Rosie Multari                                                                     Crash and Burn - Gail Smith

Heavenly Waltz - Bertha-Rose Park                                                                    Mr Put It Down (AB) - Juliet Lam                     

Little Rhumba - Donna Laurin                                                                     Charlie's Cha - Gloria Stone

Blue Night Cha - Kim Ray                                                                                            If I Wuz U - Neville Fitzgerald and Julie Harris

Left in the Dark - Vivienne Scott                                                                   Electric Slide - Ric Silvern