Line dancing is defined by Wikipedia as a "choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows without regard for the gender of the individuals, all facing each other or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time."
Personally speaking, as someone who is quite used to dancing by herself, I've never had so much fun. My execution leads a bit to be desired. In fact, my execution involves me NOT "executing the steps AT THE SAME TIME" as my colleagues. I'm the "a few beats" behind girl. However, it doesn't seem to matter to my classmates who are the most warm and welcoming group ever. They surround me so that I have someone to follow no matter which way we turn and they are ever so helpful in explaining to me what a post is versus a twinkle.
For those of you with partners who don't like to dance....good news....no partner/no date required. In fact, you can leave 'em at home and do this just for yourself. Better yet, you can bring them with and show them a good time. More good news.....the Dorchester County Family Y boasts one of, if not the only, beginner line dancing class in all of Dorchester County. I have big goals this year....and one of them is to graduate to the intermediate class and then on to advanced. Yippee! I'm not sure I'll get there.....but you can't blame a girl for trying and there's always hope right?
The mission of the Y involves developing a healthy mind, body, and spirit through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The way I see it...this class helps me fulfill all three...I'm staying young. Heck, I grew up with the hustle and now I can do the "boot scootin boogie". I'm exercising my mind...by trying to remember the sequencing of the steps for each dance. And I'm being socially responsible by inviting you....no daring you to come and join us for a really great time with a wonderful group of people at one of the best places in this county.