Young At Heart

2019 Term 2 classes commence Friday 3 May

Ballroom dancing is a gentle, low-impact, social, aerobic exercise, so as well as keeping your mind and body co-ordinated, it helps to keep you fit!

Did you always promise yourself that you will learn to dance "one day"?

Well, that day is now here, Penrith Ballroom Dance has designed a class especially for you - the "Young At Heart", and those who would like to stay that way!

And what about those who used to dance and would like to go back to it? This is for you too! And if we are not able to do it the way we used to, then we modify the steps to complement our abilities.

We have partnered with U3A Nepean to run classes for Seniors.

The U3A classes run on Friday mornings at our studio. The Experienced dancers' class is from 9.30 - 11.00 am and the Beginners' class is from 11.30am - 1.00 pm. For a small cost, morning tea is provided between the two classes.

Membership of U3A is essential for these classes, find out how to join U3A here https://www.u3apenrith.org.au

Ballroom dancing is a feel-good way to improve your fitness. Given the unique combination of physical exercise, social interaction and mental concentration, all set to music, it's no wonder it has been found to help relieve stress, increase energy and improve strength and muscle tone.

What to wear?

  • Clothing - Comfortable casual clothing
  • Footwear - proper ballroom dance shoes are required for all students. We ask that you have your shoes by your 4th week with us. Beginners, until you have your ballroom shoes, please wear firm fitting shoes, preferably court shoes for the ladies, no thongs, slip-ons, slides or scuff styles. The fine stiletto heels for ladies are equally unsuitable. Your teacher will discuss where to purchase your ballroom shoes.

A five year study in New York by Dr Joe Verghese, a neurologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine found ballroom dancing to be the most effective physical activity in reducing the risk of dementia.

Join the fun, make new friends, put a spring in your step and a smile on your face!