Country Gold Line Dance
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Welcome to the Country Gold Line Dance classes at the North Mesa Senior Recreation Center.  We hope
you will come and join us.  We want you to be a part of the exercise, social activities, and  just plain fun that
we have while enjoying line dance.

It is called line dancing because we form lines and dance together in sequence (we hope!)  A series of
steps is learned for each dance, and then the music starts.  We continue dancing these steps facing
different walls until the music stops.  If we make a misstep (we all do), we laugh about it, catch in, and
 go on.

The wonderful thing is that we become friends while doing something that we love to do.  A partner isn't
necessary.  Everyone is welcome.  We have a place for you to learn and grow in line dance.

New Students Class:  This class is available to those who walk in our doors with no experience whatsoever in line dancing.  It teaches vocabulary, basic steps and step combinations slow and easy.  When your instructor thinks it is time, you can join the Beginning Class.

Beginning Class:  This class is designed for those who have never danced before.  Starting with some of the basic steps, we learn a few easy dances.  We then progress to learning the "split-floor" dances and some of the easier Jam dances as well as some of our favorites and new dances.  Angels are available to help.  Students may move on to the Improver class whenever they feel ready to do so.  Students who enter this class after the class is well underway, will be referred to the New Students Class. 

Improver Class:  The Improver class continues to learn Jam dances, along with some favorites and some new dances.  The difficulty level of the dances increases slowly as the dancers gain more ability and confidence.  Angels are available to help.  Students may move on the Intermediate class whenever they feel ready to do so.

Intermediate Class:  These students have been dancing for three or more years.  The remainder of the Jam dances are taught along with many favorites and/or new dances.  The dances are more difficult with more turns and faster speeds.  Although Angels are available to help, students are encouraged to learn the dances and do them without depending on others.

Challenge Class:  These students are selected by the instructor and the class. The dances are at all levels, but include the most difficult dances.  This group also does performances when requested.  This class also learns the dances first so they can teach and/or help in the classes.  They are involved in the decisions made for the classes and help out when we are having parties and other activities.

All students are encouraged to dance at the level where they feel most comfortable.  Classes can be repeated at any time and as many times as you wish.  If you advance and have problems, you can always go back.

Students are given the option to dance their class and also dance in the classes below their level if they wish to do so.


Angels are available in all classes for you to watch and to provide help on an individual basis.  Our Angels are experienced dancers who are giving their time to help out.  

You will learn quickly to depend on them; however, it is always better to learn the dances yourself and do them without needing to watch others.

Although Angels have regular assignments, they often cover for other Angels who have to be absent for some reason.  So they try to learn all the dances in every class so they can fill in as necessary.

Your Angels are:   Kay Atwood, Paula Autry, Margie Bluth, Mary Kay Boles, Shirley Bowen, Connie Dunagan, and Tina Walker as well as Instructors Sonia Herrell and Candy Westrich.