Ballroom Basics for Balance

Ballroom Basics for Balance

Madison Central Library

201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703

This class is for you if:
You want to get better at walking or moving around on various surfaces and in various environments, both inside and outside: Carpets, grass, and snowy walkways; among crowds, at theaters, and in your living room!
You want to challenge yourself in a safe environment to reduce your risk of falls.
You are able to participate in medium-difficult activity without major health symptoms (like chest pain, shortness of breath, or dizziness).
You are able to move about on your own with or without a device to help you.
You can hear and see well enough to participate in a group class.
You are interested in having fun!

At Each Class:
You learn basic moves of ballroom and other dances, and why they can help you improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling.
We provide research-based balance testing at the beginning and end of each course to help you learn your risk of falls and track your progress.
We warm up and cool down, including breathing practice and stretches.
We encourage and help you practice. Practice works!
We have roundtable discussions.
We have fun!
This class is taught by physical therapists and other health care professionals. Hands-on assistance is usually available for those who need it or prefer it.

Posted by: Susan Frikken