Wanneroo Line Dancing – Renegade Line Dancers

Wanneroo Line Dancing

As Billy Ray Cyrus’s Achy Breaky Heart rocks out from the speakers, I am trying to remember when to turn. Yes, I am trying my hand or perhaps that should that be feet at line dancing with the Renegade line dancers in Wanneroo.

On our first morning, my friends and I decided that the back line, out of sight of the other class members, was the place for us. However encouraged by the more experienced dancers we moved down to the front so we could get a clear view of how the steps should be done.

Lorraine Wallis has been teaching line dancing for more than 23 years. All over the northern suburbs, Yanchep, Woodridge, Joondalup, Ocean Reef and at Wanneroo since 2006, Lorraine has been sharing her love of dancing.

“It’s a great way to help balance, co-ordination and to keep bone-healthy,” says Lorraine. “ People can take the classes at their own pace or sit out for part of the session.”

Wanneroo Line Dancing

In our Friday morning beginners class there were around twenty participants. Mostly seniors, but there was a fair amount of younger people who were enjoying the class as much as the older group. Lorraine says that all dancing is great for seniors to keep active and she has one lady, in the advanced class, who is 87 and another lady, who occasionally attends, is 95. There were a few men in our group and Lorraine would be happy to welcome more men to the classes.

Lorraine stands on the small stage and walks us through the designated dance steps several times before we attempt to keep to the beat of the music. Some of these dances have interesting names such as, ‘Pass me a Beer’, Wine, Women and Song’ and ‘Symphony Shuffle’.

It’s a friendly group of people who are all happy to welcome and help newcomers. And the first class is free so dancers can decide if this is the right activity for them.

Wanneroo Line Dancing

As for me, I’m finding line dancing a lot of fun and as soon as I work out my left from my right, I’ll be hitching and shuffling along with the rest of the class!

Classes are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Tuesdays: 10am-12noon – beginners and improvers $8 per session.

Fridays: Beginners: 9am -9:45 am – beginners. $5 per session. Improvers: 10am-12 noon. $8 per session.

 

Address: Wanneroo Sports and Social Club, Crisafulli Avenue, 

              Wanneroo

Phone:   08 9561 1447

Restrooms: Clean and wheelchair accessible

Parking: Lots of parking spaces at the Club grounds

Find more line dancing classes

About Hazel Broomhead

My name is Hazel and I am a Perth senior!

Originally from Edinburgh in Scotland, my husband and I moved to New Zealand with our children in 1974. As my husband is in the oil business, we moved to several other countries including the Sultanate of Oman, the Netherlands, Singapore, the Philippines, the USA, Russia and Kazakhstan during the next 36 years before retiring to Perth.

We have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who live in different parts of the globe – New Zealand, Scotland and Colombia - which makes a great excuse for us to travel and visit.

My career background is in radio and print journalism in Scotland and New Zealand as well as public relations in various other countries.

We love to eat out, walk, travel and enjoy the wonderful lifestyle here in Western Australia.

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