Versatile Line Dance perfect for physical, mental health


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Jane Heilig has fun while staying fit at a North Brevard Line Dance class.

SENIOR LIFE Courtesy of Jane Helig

For Yvette Kling of Titusville, teaching North Brevard Line Dance classes is about fitness, making friends, having fun and more.

“It brought joy into my life again,” she said.

Kling and her husband, Tom, had moved from Titusville to South Carolina where he pastored a church for 10 years. However, he passed away in 2006 and, one month later, she underwent cancer surgery.

Kling returned to Titusville to be near her grown children. But after 30 years in the ministry, it was hard to find a new normal.

“I started line dancing in 2008 and teaching in 2010,” she said. “I discovered I couldn’t concentrate on myself while dancing and trying to step to the beat of the music. It takes me away.”

It could be Latin music, cha-cha, country or rock and roll.

“We dance to all types of music,” Kling said.

Class member Lois Broyles always has loved to dance.

“Line dancing helps me physically, mentally, fills me with energy and makes me happy,” she said.

It takes her back to youthful dreams of becoming a June Taylor dancer on the old “Jackie Gleason Show.’’

Look for the group to perform at the North Brevard Historical Museum’s 25th fundraising barbecue. It’s scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Fox Lake Park. Tickets can be purchased at the museum at 301 S. Washington Ave. For information, call 321-269-3658.

North Brevard Line Dance is open to the public. Men and women are welcome.

Classes are held at the First Presbyterian Church at 1235 S. Park Ave. They take from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Monday; from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday; and from 10 a.m. to noon each Friday. The cost is $4 per class.

“As an instructor, my goal is to make this line dance journey fun,” Kling said. “Life can be difficult at times, but line dancing can take us away from our worries for a little while as we focus on the task at hand — learning the steps and dancing them.”

For information, call: 321-225-4872 or go to northbrevardlinedance.tripod.com/.