Specialty Dance Classes

Specialty Dance Classes offer patrons the opportunity to have fun while exercising and learning new dance forms, whether you're a beginner or an experienced dancer. Progressive in nature, these classes start with fundamentals and work toward more complex steps and combinations. The classes in this section require pre-registration, no drop-ins are allowed, and are open to all levels of fitness and dance experience. Refunds will not be given unless a class is cancelled by the Recreation Center. Enrollment will not be accepted after the second week of classes. 



Flap, shuffle, step ball change your way to fun! This class will focus on rhythm, coordination, basic tap steps and combinations. Students will learn a mixture of Broadway and rhythm tap. Tap shoes are required for this class. All levels welcome.

Dates: Tuesdays– September 23, September 30, October 7, October 21, November 4, and November 11
: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Location: Rice Dance Theater
Instructor: Heather Nabors
Cost: Rec Members $45 • Non-members $90

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This class will cover a variety of jazz styles and steps to get your feet moving! Class will help improve coordination, posture, and overall flexibility. All levels welcome.

Dates: Wednesdays – September 24, October 1, October 8, October 15, October 22, and October 29
: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Location: Rice Dance Theater
Instructor: Jennifer Salter
Cost: Members $45 • Non-members $90

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Ballroom Sampler

Take a sample from the ballroom dance platter! This class will give students a intro to several styles of ballroom dance including the waltz, rumba, and tango! All levels welcome.

Dates: Thursdays- September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, and October 30
Time: 12:10 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.
Location: MPR2
Instructor: Jill Banta
Cost: Members $45 •  Non-members $90

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This class focuses on classical ballet technique to improve posture, strength and balance. All levels welcome.

Dates: Saturdays – September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18, November 1, and Nov 8
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Rice Dance Theater
Instructor: Laura Gutierrez
Cost: Rec Members $45 • Non-members $90


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