I have been teaching line dancing for over fifteen years at many venues in the eastern and south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I have also completed ballroom dancing at medal level, learned Hawaiian dancing and Zumba. I also instruct in sequence, square and social ballroom dancing.
I teach a modern and gentler form of line dancing incorporating ballroom and Latin moves and steps as a fun and fitness cardio exercise. This new form of line dancing is very popular as it caters for a wider age group ranging from children to seniors and is danced to many genres of music including contemporary and pop music. Line dancing is still very popular in Australia, particularly with older dancers wishing to dance socially, as the complexity and tempo of the dances can be adapted to suit the ability of the dancers, with the emphasis placed on social interaction and tailored movement rather than developing style and technical expertise. The original American ‘boot scooting’ form of line dancing was generally danced to country and western music and was harder on the knees and legs and therefore limited the age group of dancers.
Dancing is now one of the things that come to mind when we talk about exercise. That is because there are many potential health benefits for incorporating dancing into exercise routines.
Line dancing (or sequence dancing, as often called) is fun, social, suitable for all ages, great for mental and physical health and covers a whole range of music genres and forms, and can be done with or without a partner.
My classes are very popular and held most days of the week catering for ultra-beginners, beginners, improvers and intermediate. A dedicated and experienced teacher, choreographer and demonstrator, she specialised in teaching beginners and is passionate about keeping senior members of the community fit and learning new life skills.
Genre of dance music: waltz, mambo, cha cha, swing, pop, country, Latin, Hawaiian, or your choice.
Level of dances: from absolute beginner to easy intermediate
Dance step sheets: may be provided to all participants if required (not mandatory) or links to my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=marie+pietersz+
Certificates of attainment and appreciation: can be provided to all participants
- Cost per class $10. Cost per 2 classes per week $7.50 each. Fun and caring environment. Social outings included.
- Class format
- With my aim to “keep seniors on the floor for longer” and my LiveLifeLearn outlook and attitude, I can provide weekly half-hour or one hour group classes in a friendly, inclusive and encouraging environment during school terms or throughout the school holidays, or over a specific period. Seniors would learn to move to music from their era and younger dancers to more modern classics.