Line dancing involves performing a lot of repetition of movement and steps. During a class or event Line dancers and Line dance teachers can perform the same movement or type of movement many, many times. Therefore it makes sense when teaching to take this into consideration to make sure that these movements and steps are performed as safely as possible. Doing some CPD to learn more about what you can do, as a Line dance teacher, to help your dancers, and yourself, to enjoy dancing and the benefits it potentially can offer. Below are a couple of CPD areas that you might want to focus on.
You can encourage your Line dancers to do a short but very beneficial warm up before they start a Line dance session. By making it part of the class and something that they do before getting on the dance floor at socials you will be helping your dancers to reduce their risk of injury as well as getting their mind and body ready to dance.
At first there were just beginners in Line dancing and now there are beginners and absolute beginners – often called ABs. The newer level really came in when beginner Line dances became a bit more complex than beginner dances of the past. So the AB level was the new, true, beginner and the old beginner level became more like the improver or even easy intermediate level from the mid 1990s. I am sure that somewhere there are even different levels of absolute beginners now. All these different levels can make life tricky for newbies wanting to find a suitable Line dance class. So the following explanations might be helpful for dancers and instructors wanting some guidance about beginners.