Line and Tap Dancing

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Goals/Outcomes:

  • Decrease social isolation

  • Sustain and enhance independent living capacity

Description:

Line and Tap Dancing are means of promoting socialization, health, and fitness which ultimately support independent living. The long-term health impact includes lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, increased balance control & centering increased bone mass, and increased mobility without joint damage. Participants gain an understanding of the relationship between music and dance. They learn to recognize the use of improvisation and syncopation and how the choreographer uses these elements to express him/herself. The participants select the music and often choreograph unique dances.


Line dance is choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which the participants dance in one or more lines or rows without regard for the gender of the individuals, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancers may or may not be in physical contact with each other.


Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by a tapping sound that is created from metal plates that are attached to both the ball and heel of the dancer's shoe. These metal plates, when tapped against a hard surface, create a percussive sound and as such, the dancers are considered to be musicians.

Location(s):

13422 Kinsman Road, Cleveland, OH 44120

Hours:

Line: 10:30am -12:30pm Wed & Fri
Tap: 10:30 am - 12:30pm Thurs

Cost:

No Cost to Participants, Donations encouraged and accepted

Eligibility:

Age 55 and over

Contact:

Teres Burns (216) 283-4400 Ext. 2362

Area Served:

Mt. Pleasant Community

Transportation:

Yes