About Gently Ballroom
In 2013, Laucinda was inspired to teach some classes for more elderly clients or those recovering from injury. However, adults of any age are welcome. Laucinda trained with Matthew Cutler from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing (winner in 07′ with Alesha Dixon) and James White of White Diamond Entertainment to create her own brand ‘Gently Ballroom’. Elegant, gentle paced, recreational Ballroom and Latin dance steps without the need for a partner. This concept has been used by the City of York Council's over 50's exercise programme, weekly classes run at The Galtres Centre in Easingwold and many groups such as the WI hire Laucinda for tasters of this class.
Dancing leads to improved balance, coordination, proprioception, strength, gait, agility, improved cognitive function in areas such as procedural learning and overall neuromuscular health and functional mobility, wellbeing and fitness levels.
A recent study showed that dancing prevents the development of dementia by 76%.
Studies also show that only 20% of males and 17% of females between the ages of 65 and 74 get enough exercise! It then drops to only 9% males and 7% females over the age of 75!
By continuing to dance past the age of 50, regular dance activity reduces the occurrence of a number of chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis and depression.
Dance classes play such an important role in the elderly community. Laucinda is fully aware of and motivated by the benefits of dance to combat anatomical issues associated with the ageing population and stave off degenerative conditions such as dementia. Falls prevention and social isolation benefits are also strong considerations in favour of these dance classes.
Regular weekly Gently Ballroom classes take place every Thursday, term time only, from 9.40 - 10.40 a.m. at The Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold. Please note that this class may be moving to a 1 p.m. start after Easter but we will keep you informed of this. Covid risk assessment available upon request..
Classes are paid for directly at the Galtres Centre (no block booking needed, drop in available all year round). The cost is £4.25 if paying by cash or alternatively you can purchase a book of tickets directly with the Galtres Centre in order to attend their classes at a cheaper rate. Contact the Galtres Centre direct for these classes on 01347 822472