~ Winter 2016~

Classic & Contemporary Line Dance with Hedy McAdams

TBD ~ Hopefully short session will begin in early February, 2016 ~ keep checking website or contact Hedy for updates.

(Please scroll to bottom for registration information and map)

All Classes:
Singles & Couples Welcome!
No Partners Necessary!

Individual Sections:
Sec. A ~ 10:00-10:45 a.m. - Basics/Beginning Class

Sec. B ~ 10:55-11:40 a.m. - Intermediate Class
Sec. C ~ 11:50 a.m.-12:35 p.m. - High-Int/Advanced Line Dance Class

Combined Sections:

Sec. D ~ Beginning & Intermediate Line Dancing ~ 10:00-11:40 a.m.
Sec. E ~ Intermediate & Advanced Line Dancing ~ 10:55 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Drop-In (Free!):

Note new Recreation Department policy:  Drop-in is free, but limited to one time for maximum of two skill level sections; sign in with teacher.

Open Dancing:

Always between classes, 10:45-10:15 a.m. and 11:40-11:50 a.m., and usually 10-minutes or so before (10:00 a.m.) and after (12:35 p.m.) session.

One Section (A, B, or C), ?-class series:  $? Palo Alto residents, $? NR
Combined sections (D & E), $? Palo Alto residents, $? NR
Drop-Ins:  free ~ limited to one visit to two different skill-level sections ~ sign in at class

General Description:
Classic line dances and dances of exceptional merit taught by Palo Alto’s Hedy McAdams, award winning and world-renowned choreographer and teacher.  ("Classics" are dances so well-choreographed that they continue to be taught and danced at line dance venues locally and around the world!)  For active adults of all ages, class features music from Swing, C/W (Country Western), Latin, Ballroom, and Zydeco traditions and forms.  An outrageously fun way to stay in shape, make new friends, and energize mind, body, and spirit. Three skill level sections are offered; with a reduced cost available if you register for two sections.  Singles are welcome ~ No partners necessary!  Co-produced by The City of Palo Alto Recreation Department and Dance Adventures.  Detailed descriptions about skill levels follow below.


You may register for series (1) on-site, or (2) by using the internet, as follows:   EnjoyOnline@cityofpaloalto.org, or (3) by telephone at 650-463-4900, or (4) through U.S. mail using the coupon in the Enjoy catalog or recreation department website.

Sec. A ~ Basics/Beginning Line Dance

Focuses on beginners as well as experienced dancers who want to review or warm-up for intermediate class.  Great for absolute beginners who are looking for a pleasurable way to build motor-skill coordination (balance, flexibility, strength and endurance) and memory skills, as well as for returning students who want to review or refresh basic technique and patterns.  This section features easier dances taught at a more leisurely pace, with Hedy's precise style.  Practice between classes is helpful, but not mandatory.

Sec. B ~ Easy-to-Mid-Intermediate Line Dance

Focuses on dancers who want more challenge, attention to styling, and more intense mind/body workout.   Skill level:  Advanced beginning to mid-intermediate line dances.  This section features more complex line dance classics taught at a faster pace, with continued attention to styling details.  Practice between classes is highly recommended.

Sec. C ~ High-Intermediate/Advanced Line Dance

Workshop format focuses on dancers with a minimum of 2 years line dance experience, or by permission of instructor, Hedy McAdams or 650-322-6760). Ideal for dancers who want the ultimate challenge in line dance and want to build resilience and dance floor stamina, flexibility & strength, effortless and graceful technique, memory capacity, and consistent poise and composure on the dance floor.  Workshop features classic advanced line dances that continue to excite and intrigue advanced line dancers locally and around the world, peppered with pre-announced and surprise “quizes,” and exercises designed to build poise and confidence.  On-going advanced students must be willing to practice between workshops.  Skill level:  advanced-Intermediate to advanced line dances.  

Sec. D ~ Two sections taken concurrently

Basics/beginning (Sec. A) and Intermediate (Sec. B).  Take a second section at a reduced cost!

Sec. E ~ Two sections taken concurrently

Intermediate (Sec. B) and High-Intermediate/Advanced (Sec. C).  Take a second section at a reduced cost!

Stern Ballroom, Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301.  Registration:  Call the City Of Palo Alto Recreation Department, 650-463-4900, or register as described above.  Map

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