River Heads line dancers Carola, Heather, Dianne, Susan, Toni, Janet, Maria, Jan and Fay.
River Heads line dancers Carola, Heather, Dianne, Susan, Toni, Janet, Maria, Jan and Fay. Alistair Brightman

River Heads line dancers love thinking on the go

LINE dancing is good for the soul, it is exercise and gives you an interest.

Fay Wells said she started line dancing because she wanted something to do and has been leading an enthusiastic group of line dancers at River Heads for 12 years.

"I went to a class and loved it. I'm not conscious of it being exercise and enjoy moving to the music, the people are nice and when we get together we have a lot of fun," she said.

"Anyone is quite welcome to join us whether they can dance or not as we are all patient with new people and are happy to give them time to learn the steps."

Maria has been dancing for 10 years and said she dances with other groups in Hervey Bay and enjoys going to River Heads to keep up the practice with Fay.

"We learn new routines and trying to remember them is a challenge, but Fay goes over them with us often. It's about basic step repetition," Maria said.

First timer Susan started two weeks before Christmas and said she loves the classes.

"My friend introduced me to it, I had never done it before but I enjoy seeing everyone dancing. I find I have to think more and it's a great way to meet nice people," Susan said.

"You have to be prepared to hang in there and get your head to talk to your feet.

"You also have to think on your feet while you dance to get the steps right," she said.

A group of dancers car pool it from Hervey Bay out to River Heads and they all agree that it's a wonderful spot to be line dancing.

Fay would like more people from River Heads, and anywhere else, to join them on Wednesdays from 9am in the River Heads Community Centre. For more information contact Fay 41283836.