If you are looking to get off the couch, make new friends and get a good workout in a fun environment, then Country Fusion and line dancing with Elizabeth Mooney is for you!
As we think about starting an exercise program, most of us think about expensive gym memberships, and long boring hours spent trying to get into shape. Thanks to Elizabeth Mooney and her creation of Country Fusion all of that has now changed.
You can now workout in the relaxed atmosphere of your local bar, or at one of the regular classes at Dream Dance Studio. And while working out, you’ll meet new friends that are very welcoming and ready to help if you need assistance. If you have two left feet and feel uncoordinated as I do, don’t worry, you can go at your own pace and make the moves that are comfortable to you at your own entry level.
In speaking to Kali and Ronnie, two members of the class:
“Everyone remembers when they just started, you’ll find the other members ready to assist you if needed. It’s important as you first get started to go at your own pace and have fun. But more importantly be patient with yourself! No one is there to judge – just have a good time! We’ve been doing this for over a year, and it’s changed our life for the better! It’s so much fun you don’t even feel like you’re working out!”
Two Different Classes are Available:
1) Local Bar/Restaurant Classes:
Currently these are being offered at Alice’s and Patrick’s Pub, and last about 2 hours during which Elizabeth will teach various songs, and break down the different steps. Participants can wear regular street clothing and cowboy boots or other footwear. The line dancing lessons are open to all ages. There is no cost to the attendees for these sessions.
Kaitlyn Reynolds a member of Country Fusion commented.
“In the past when I went out, you’d never find me on the dance floor, now I go out there since I feel comfortable and confident based upon what Country Fusion has done for me.”
2) Dream Dance Studio
The Country Fusion Fitness class takes place at Dreams Dance Studio and lasts 50 minutes. Participants burn 500+ calories during a Country Fusion class. Participants should wear comfortable gym clothing and sneakers. Make sure to bring water bottle and a towel. The Country Fusion fitness class costs $15 for a drop in session. Discount packages are available as well. The Country Fusion fitness class is a great workout and you'll have fun while doing it. The class is open to everyone - the youngest participants of then fitness class are probably around 15.
Kaitlyn Reynolds added “Your age or gender doesn’t matter for this class, as we have everyone from 16 to over 60 in our classes, it’s so simple and easy, anyone can do it. Just be ready to make new friends, and be ready for the positive impact that Country Fusion makes on your body and your self-confidence.”
More about the Country Fusion Instructor:
At the early age of two years old Elizabeth Mooney started to dance on stage, and has never looked back to second guess her lifetime goals. Starting at 16 years, she was already teaching the kids and choreograph dances for fun. At age 23 Elizabeth became a certified fitness instructor and later went on teach Ballet, Latin, Ball Room dancing Zumba, Pole Dance, Pound, Zumbatonic, Barre Assets, and training in BOSU, Bootcamp, HIIT, and Cardio Tai Box.
Elizabeth continued on to choreograph Wild Cherryz Burlesque, where she served as the choreographer to six beautiful women. Under her leadership at that time, the company garnered an impressive resume of performances that include America’s Got Talent Season 6, Mercedes Benz fashion week, The Gong Show Live at BB Kings, as well as a featured segment on Sirius XM Radio.
So how did Country Fusion get started?
Elizabeth relates, “As Country starting to get more popular, I found there were no real classes around for this routine, so I choreographed an example version for one of my classes, and the class loved it. So, Country Fusion was born, based upon my vision of a full country routine as a workout.
Fast-forward to today, and we find that Country Fusion is going Nationwide, after becoming an approved provider of Continuing Education Units (CEU) by athletics, Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). There is interest from new instructors from New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Georgia, Wyoming, Texas and even Ireland. Currently, there are 15 instructors certified, and Elizabeth has the goal of reaching 100 by December of 2017.
In Elizabeth’s own words, “Country Fusion is a lifestyle, inspiring the mind, body, and soul.”
Where to find the Classes:
Over the next month, Country Fusion will have numerous events - below is the current upcoming event schedule and details on each one:
- Starting March 2nd, Country Fusion will be at Patrick's Pub every Thursday night
- Friday, March 3rd - Country Line Dancing Night at EdVenture Land in Kenvil (659 US Highway 46, Kenvil, NJ) - line dancing is $5, and babysitting is $5 - call 973-598-1515 to reserve your spot
- Sunday, March 5th - Country Line Dancing at Sheridan's Restaurant and Tavern in Newton
- Wednesday, March 8th - Country Line Dancing at Alice's in Lake Hopatcong
- Sunday, March 12th - Instructor Certification Workshop at Get Pulsed Studios in Lilburn Georgia
- Sunday, March 19th - Instructor Certification Workshop in Ledgewood NJ at Dream Dance Studio (11-5 pm) - sign up at http://countryfusion.net/upcoming-instructor-trainings
- Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26 - ECA 360 Fitness Inspire Conference in NYC - Country Fusion will have a booth and be doing demo sessions
Location of Country Fusion Classes:
Dream Dance Studio:
Address: 1451 US-46, Ledgewood, NJ 07852