Community Dance School classes begin Jan. 17

Photo of ballet slippersNIU’s Community Dance School, sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education and celebrating its 21st year of instruction, will begin its spring 13-week session Monday, Jan. 17.

Classes meet weekly through May 6 and culminate with a dance concert. Instruction is offered for ages four through teen and adult. Classes include creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet, pre-pointe, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz hip-hop, Irish step, ballroom, Latin and swing.

Students are taught by NIU faculty and instructors who hold degrees in dance education, have danced professionally or are currently theatre dance performance majors at NIU. Kelly Hemmingway will teach Irish soft and hard shoe, and Barbara Heimerdinger, KNPE faculty member, will teach ballroom, Latin and swing.

The spring concert will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in Anderson Hall. Admission is free.

Registration will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in Anderson Hall, Room 130. For more information, call (815)753-0277 or (815)756-4092 or contact Diane Rimmer at drimmer@niu.edu.

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