WE ARE BACK ROCK N ROLL CLASSES RETURN ON TUESDAY 21st JULY! As Queensland is now in Stage 3 of COVID-19 restrictions we are finally able to offer dance classes again. We will be operating under the Dance and Physical Performing Arts Industry COVID Safe Plan which can be found at https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/130230/industry-covid-safe-plan-dance-physical-performing-arts.pdf
This plan has been approved by Queensland Health and allows contact between non-household dancers partaking in a class. However, if you display any COVID symptoms, please stay home, self isolate until you’re well again and then join us after you’ve recovered. As we are required to keep details of everybody who attends and as there is a limit on venue capacity, we need everybody to pre book by phoning us on 0467 798 202 Thank you for your co-operation. We have a strong commitment to ensuring our community's health. If you have any concerns or questions about our processes and procedures, or any aspect of managing Townsville Dance On Rock n Roll, in this transition period, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Keep on dancing
Our Lessons are held at the Cutheringa Bowls Club, 8 Harold Street West End, Townsville Australia every Tuesday evening. Entry is $5 per head for the whole night. Tea, coffee and water supplied.
Timing is as follows:
6.30 - 7pm Level 1 - Absolute beginners this class is suitable for people who have never danced a step before. The main aim of this class is to get the basic footwork right.
7pm - 7:45pm Level 2 - Beginners class this class is suitable for people who have mastered the footwork and are looking to add a bit of style to their dancing.
8pm - 8.30pm Partner/Social dancing, these are simple fun sequence dances that can be done by individuals or with a partner when you want to do something different from rock n roll.
8.30pm - 9.00pm Level 3 - Intermediate this class is suitable for people who have danced for a while and would like to learn a few more advanced moves.
9.00pm - 9.15pm Free dancing
9:30 Socialize over coffee at venue decided on the night.
Come and have some fun.
Reducing the risk of dance injuries
You can reduce your risk of injury when dancing if you follow some simple guidelines. Some tips include:
See your doctor for a check-up if you have a medical condition, are overweight, are over 40 years of age or haven’t exercised regularly for a long time.
If you have a pre-existing problem or injury especially to the foot, ankle or lower back, consult your doctor before starting.
Choose a dance style that is appropriate for you. Have a basic awareness of your own body and of your own personal limits and boundaries. For example, high impact dance styles that involve jumping and vigorous movements are not appropriate for a person with arthritis.
Warm up thoroughly before you start dancing and include stretches. This is important in preparing the body for dancing.
Cool down after a dance session and stretch again.
Drink plenty of water before, during and after dancing.
Wear layers of clothing that you can take off as your body warms up.
Wear professionally fitted shoes appropriate to your style of dance. Proper dance shoes distribute load, absorb impact, and support your foot.
Don’t push yourself too far or too fast, especially if you are a beginner.
Concentrate on correct posture and your dance technique. The way a dancer connects one movement to another must be technically correct so as not to twist the body incorrectly, or strain a muscle.
Talk with your dance instructor if you have a problem or injury. They may be able to modify the move and teach you a variation to reduce the risk factors.
Sit down and watch, sometimes you can learn more from watching than actually doing something for the first time.
Make sure you take sufficient rest between dance sessions, especially if you are new to dancing or are not very fit. This will help minimise muscle soreness or stiffness.
What to do if you injure yourself when dancing Suggestions include:
Stop if you feel pain. Continuing to dance will only make the injury worse.
Seek assistance from one of our trained First Aiders.
Seek advice from your doctor as soon as you can. A proper diagnosis is important.
Don’t resume dancing until you have fully recovered from your injury. Returning to dance too soon will turn an acute injury (an injury that occurs suddenly) into a chronic injury (an ‘overuse’ injury that gradually worsens over a long time).
Preferably, wear comfortable clothes that aren’t too restrictive. Despite the fact that you’ll probably work up a sweat, we encourage you to come dressed smart casual!
We do have a ‘Dress Code’ which can outline things better for you. If you’d like a copy please ask our door staff.
But basically, if you think about going to a night out at a ‘social club’ you’ll do well.
So, avoid joggers (they’ll stick you to the floor), guys avoid sleeveless shirts (the girls don’t want your bare armpit in their face).
Sometimes (especially in the summer months) it’s a good idea to bring a hand towel as well – you’ll be working up a real sweat!
For those of you who really get pumping, consider bringing a spare shirt or three.
But remember above all else that; the most important thing to wear is deodorant!