irisportrait"I love every part of Here's to Life, the exercise, dance, singing, and the annual concert. The program has greatly improved my level of fitness, which is crucial as we get older, but more importantly, I've made so many new friends whom I'd probably never have met in other aspects of my life, including among those people who attend the Disabilities classes. I've been a helper for two years, and it's been a revelation to see the improvements these lovely people have made through attending Dancercise. Just to see the joy on their faces as they respond to the music and movement adds to my own enjoyment. The Here's to Life motto says it all – " Fun, Friendship, Fitness."
Iris, Victoria Point, 70’s, Here’s to Life regular – 8 years

image006"From the moment of my first exercise class at Here’s to Life nearly 10 years ago, I have loved every minute of being a part of a great group. I attend on Wednesday mornings and I find it awesome. I always feel re-energised after the class. The participants are able to work at their own speed and get a great workout that suits them. The music is always good and you never get bored because every term we have new music and new moves. The girls are so friendly and after each class we have a cuppa on the veranda and have a catch-up and swap news with each other. Our teacher Sue, is a terrific person and is much loved by everyone who attends the various classes. We appreciate how much energy she puts into everything. She is an inspiring instructor and has a way of leading the class in dance routines so everyone can find their own pace and get the most enjoyment out of each routine. The vibe and energy Sue creates is truly infectious and amazing. Thank you Sue for making it such an enjoyable experience.”.
Eileen Burke

carmelportrait“Carrying some niggly old sporting injuries, I am thrilled that I found the Here’s to Life program.  I always look forward to starting my day with an early morning tap or jazz exercise class - which fits in well around my busy schedule.  I have met some wonderful ladies who share my enthusiasm, and each class is filled with contagious energy, smiles, and laughter.  I always leave the classes feeling invigorated, and have noticed definite improvements in my energy levels, strength and flexibility.”
Carmel, Alexandra Hills, 40’s, Here’s to Life regular - 3 years +

carmel"I decided to give dancing a go when I saw the advertisement in the Redland City Bulletin for over 60’s dance classes in 2012 and I have been attending Here’s to Life ever since. I love my Jazz class, it keeps you fit and is filled with friendly people who love to dance. So when I come to class there is a non-competitive friendly environment for us to dance with joy and fun.
We are blessed with a wonderful and patient teacher called Sue. One of my favourite quotes is You don’t stop dancing because you grow old….You grow old because you stop dancing."

Carmel Buck

Disability Workshop - Jan 2024

A huge thank you to the Redlands City Council Community Fund for their wonderful support and financial assistance.