Specialty Dance

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. 

 

 

Fall 2015 Class Offerings


Ballroom *4 week session*

Learn the basics of American Ballroom in this 4 week session. Class will cover waltz, tango, and the foxtrot. All levels welcome.

Days: Thursdays
Time: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, and Oct. 15
Instructor: Jill Banta
Location: MPR 2
Cost: Members $35; Non-members $80

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Ballet

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

Days: Saturdays
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Dates: Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, and Nov. 7
Instructor: Kate Rash
Location: Dance Theater
Cost: Members $45; Non-members $90

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African *4 week session*

This class will introduce students to the techniques, rhythms, and cultural contexts of dances originating from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Mali. Accompanied by live drumming, class will begin with warm-up exercises that prepare the mind and body by developing strength, stamina, coordination, flexibility, and rhythmic awareness. As class progresses, specific dances and songs will be introduced and students will gain awareness of the marriage between dancing and drumming. All levels welcome.

Days: Saturdays
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dates: Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, and Oct. 24
Instructor: LipanUrban 
Location: Dance Theater
Cost: Members $60; Non-members $120

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Jazz

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.

Days: Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Dates: Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, and Nov. 4
Instructor: Amy Smith
Location: Dance Theater
Cost: Members $45; Non-members $90

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*Classes are progressive. No drop-ins allowed.
* Enrollment will not be accepted after the 2nd week of classes.
*Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Refunds will not be given unless a class is cancelled by the Recreation Center.