Line dancing, a popular recreational activity at The Villages retirement community in Florida, is coming to Evanston at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., this fall.

Classes are held every Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. through October, and “no partner is needed,” according to promotional material from the Center.

According to Wikipedia, a line dance is a “choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows, all facing either each other or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Unlike circle dancing, line dancers are not in physical contact with each other.”

Line dancing is particularly popular with seniors because of its physical exercise benefits, which Levy describes as “a great low impact exercise for the body and mind.”

At The Villages, the music for line dancing is typically country-and-western, but at Levy, the promotional material promises dancing to “jazz, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and classical.”

Additional information is available on the city’s website.

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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