Ann Chen

Fitline Dance Exercise

FitLine is an exercise routine that combines basic Ballroom Dance figures with QiGong (ancient Chinese exercise). The dances I teach range from American Smooth, Waltz, Rumba, Samba, ChaChaCha, Charleston, jive, Salsa, Bachata, Tango to Line Dancing. I use QiGong to cool down at the end of the class.

I believe the combination of Ballroom Dance and QiGong provides the most effective way to improve one's Chi (deep mindful breathing and movements in QiGong) and the dances provide a highly enjoyable way to reduce stress, improve mobility, flexibility, memory and confidence.

Dancing is my passion. It makes me happy and the people dancing with me happy. I would like the happiness to spread wide and far and reach those who have no dance partners or think they have two left feet.

Through FitLines, I would like to show that everyone is able to dance and enjoy their dancing.

I am currently taking my IDTA (International Dance Teachers' Association) ballroom teaching examination. At the moment, I am qualified to teach ballroom waltz, quickstep and foxtrot.

I am also the founder and organiser of Tango Cotswold and I teach Argentine Tango (Salon Tango). I organised a tango dance at the Winchcombe Country Show, which was reported in the Echo newspaper and on Radio Winchcombe.

I also organise charity dance parties each year for local charities, which are always full of positive energy. I truly believe that the healing power of dance can be used as an integral part of the holistic way of life.

Apart from dancing, I am also a very keen photographer and I love the beauty of nature and wildlife, which is very therapeutic. I am also very interested in meditation, listening to music and camping in wild places.

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