Lets Dance Program

Creative Ageing Festival Showcase Feature

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During the Mid North Coast Creative Ageing Festival, Arts Mid North Coast is encouraging seniors to put on their dancing shoes and have some fun regardless of whether they think they have two left feet or have not danced for a while. There is no doubt that dance benefits the body and the mind. The health benefits of dancing for seniors range from improving your physical health to creating strong social connections that increase your sense of happiness and well-being. Dance has physical health benefits including improvements in balance, strength and gait, which help reduce the risk of falls, a significant health hazard in later life. Dance has been shown to be beneficial in the direct treatment of a number of conditions including arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and depression.

So its time to kick up your heels and get dancing and one of the many opportunities and dance types throughout the region. All the below have sessions during the Creative Ageing Festival. 

Coffs Coast & Nambucca

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Monday. 

7 pm to 10 pm. Coffs Harbour Seniors Club. Cavanbah Centre. 191 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour. Old Time/New Vogue and more. $7. For further information contact Dorothy 6651 6936. http://coffsconnect.com.au/coffs-harbour-senior-citizens-club-inc

7.30pm to 9.30pm. Debbie’s Social Dance Classes, Bellingen. Bellingen Memorial Hall. $10 but the first class is free. For more information please call Debbie Anderson – 02 66551531. https://www.bellingen.nsw.gov.au/community-directory/society-and-culture-sport-leisureand-recreation/debbies-social-dance-classes

Wednesday. 

1 pm to 4 pm. Macksville Dance Club. Macksville Senior Citizens Club. 39 Princess Street, Macksville. Old Time and New Vogue. $5 includes afternoon tea. For further information contact Colin 6568 6887.

7.30 pm to 10.30 pm. Ruth Dancers. Macksville Senior Citizens Club. 39 Princess Street, Macksville. Old Time and New Vogue. $5 includes supper.

7.45pm. Razzle Dazzle Rockers. First Ave, Sawtell. April 4th only. 7.45 Beginners class. $10 at the door or call for member price. For further details contact Sandy 0421130076 https://www.facebook.com/pg/RazzleDazzleRockersBigRiverRockers/about/?ref=page_inter+nal

Thursday. 

6.15 pm. Let’s Dance Rock n Roll. Nambucca RSL. Nelson Street, Nambucca Heads. Beginners 6.15 pm to 7.15 pm. $12 Intermediate 7.30pm to 9pm. $15. For further details contact Helen on 0417 646 424. http://nambuccarsl.com.au/entertainment/every-week/lets-dance/

Saturday. 

9.30 am Line Dancing. Woolgoolga Senior Citizens Club. 6 Boundary St, Woolgoolga. $8. For further information contact woolgoolgasc@gmail.com

2.00pm to 4.00pm. Debbie’s Social Dance Classes, Urunga. Urunga Literary Hall. New dance starting April 7th. $10 but the first class is free. For more information please call Debbie Anderson – 02 66551531. https://www.bellingen.nsw.gov.au/community-directory/societyand-culture-sport-leisure-and-recreation/debbies-social-dance-classes

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Other Dates

First and Third Saturday of the Month. 7.00pm to 10.00 pm. Macksville Dance Club. Macksville Senior Citizens Club. 39 Princess Street, Macksville. Old Time and New Vogue. $5 includes supper from bring a plate. For further information contact Colin 6568 6887.

First Saturday of the Month.7.30 pm to 10.30 pm. Rock n Roll. Coffs Harbour Seniors Club. Cavanbah Centre. 191 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour. Cost $10.

Port Macquarie / Macleay

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Monday. 

9.30 am to 11.45am. Beginners & Revision. Port Macquarie Seniors Club.43 Muster Street Port Macquarie. $10 annual membership for all Club activities plus $2 per dance session. Contact 6583 7149

1 pm to 2 pm Diamonds & Denim Line dancing. North Haven Bowling Club. 1 Woodford Road. North Haven Beginners 1.00 pm. Intermediate: 2.15 - 3.30 pm. $8. For further information http://www.didenim.com/classes.htm

3.45 pm. Rhythm Revue. North Haven Public School. 670 Ocean Drive, North Haven. All levels welcome. First three sessions free, $10. This group is much loved for its many community performances. For further details contact Cecily 6559 6461.

Tuesday. 

9.30 am to 12.00 pm. New Vogue Dancing. Port Macquarie Senior Citizens Club. 74 Munster Street Pot Macquarie. $10 annual membership for all Club activities plus $2 per dance session. Contact 6583 7149

12 pm to 1.30 pm. Diamonds & Denim Line dancing. Port Macquarie Rotary Hall, 198 Hastings River Drive Port Macquarie, Beginners 12 pm, Intermediate: 1.45 to 3 pm. $8. For further information http://www.didenim.com/classes.htm

Wednesday. 

9.30 am to 11.00 am. Dancing for Parkinson’s-Argentine Tango. Rotary Hall, Hastings River Drive. Port Macquarie. Class begins with a welcome circle and a Tai Chi warm-up. A variety of fun exercises such as Mirroring and Stretching with music, Dancing in chairs. Simple, Argentine Tango walking steps to music with emphasis on core strength and balance. $2.50 per person per week. For More information and to register please contact: Sheila MacDougall and Russell Wilkinson. Phone: 02 65 838203 or 0438849964

6.30pm. Port Macquarie Ballroom. Tacking Point Public School Auditorium. Beginners start at 6.30 through to 7.30pm. 7.30pm for Intermediate and/or Social Class. $15 which includes supper and a social dance afterwards. For further details contact John Tiley on 0414821597. http://www.portballroom.org.au

7.00 pm to 10.00 pm. New Vogue Dancing. Port Macquarie Senior Citizens Club. 74 Munster Street Pot Macquarie. $10 annual membership for all Club activities plus $2 per dance session. Contact 6583 7149

Friday. 

7.00 pm to 10.00 pm. New Vogue Dancing. Port Macquarie Senior Citizens Club. 74 Munster Street Port Macquarie. $10 annual membership for all Club activities plus $2 per dance session. Contact 6583 7149

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Other Dates

First Saturday of the Month. 2 pm to 5 pm. New Vogue Dancing. Port Macquarie Senior Citizens Club. 74 Munster Street Port Macquarie. $10 annual membership for all Club activities plus $2 per dance session. Contact 6583 7149

Third Saturday of the Month. 5pm to 8.30pm. New Vogue Dancing. Port Macquarie Senior Citizens Club. 74 Munster Street Pot Macquarie. $10 annual membership for all Club activities plus $2 per dance session. Contact 6583 7149

Mid Coast (Taree & Forster)

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Monday. 

5 pm. Line Dancing for Beginners. Club Forster. 19 Strand Street, Forster. 7 pm for Intermediate dancers. For further details contact 6554 8892. https://www.clubforster.com.au/dance-lessons.html

Tuesday. 

7.15 pm. The Dance Club. Club Taree. 121 Wingham Road, Taree. Covering a range of dance styles including new vogue, sequence, latin & old time, and dance to CD music. Dancing is from 7:15 pm – 10:15 pm. For further details contact Dot 6552 7557. http://tareerslandgolf.com.au/activities/internal-clubs/dance-club/

7.30 pm Social Dancing. Club Forster. 19 Strand Street, Forster. 6.30 - 7.30 pm: Group dance lesson. For further details contact Paul 6554 8495. https://www.clubforster.com.au/dance-lessons.html

Wednesday. 
6.30 pm. Rock 'n' Roll. Club Forster. 19 Strand Street, Forster. Beginners 6.30 through to 7.45 pm Intermediate (Level 3) and 8.30pm Partner & Line Dances. For further details contact Helen on 0417 646 424. https://www.clubforster.com.au/dance-lessons.html

7.00 pm. The Club Taree Rock & Roll Social Dance Club. 121 Wingham Road, Taree. Meets on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 9 pm. $4 Members, $6 Non-Members. For more details contact Susan Power on 6551 2331. http://tareerslandgolf.com.au/activities/internal-clubs/rock-roll-club/

Sunday.

2.00pm Manning River Ballroom. Wingham Services Club Auditorium. 28 Bent Street, Wingham. $15 which includes supper and a social dance afterwards. For further details contact John Tiley on 0414821597. http://www.portballroom.org.au/manningriver/

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