Barn dancing is fantastic aerobic exercise for any age, and lots of fun too - just watch the smiles
We use simple dances that are easy to learn - you'll be dancing in 5 minutes even if you have never danced before in your life!
For our line dances, we play a selection of mostly mainstream Country Rock music or pop music with the emphasis on songs that will get your feet tapping. With the barndancing, we get everyone partnered up and dancing in circles, square sets, or double lines (known as "Reels").
We usually run a maximum of 3 sets of around 30 minutes in a typical evening, doing around 3 dances per set. If people want shorter sets we can do 4 X 20 min sessions, with 2 dances in each session. Before each dance, we walk everyone through the steps until they are comfortable, and then we dance to the music!
The focus can be either on the more traditional dances, in which guests dosie-doe, heel-and-toe, and swing their partners, or more modern line dancing, which is all about movin' your feet wit' the beat, but not in partners. It works very well to do a mix of both styles
Here is an example of one of our dances: