2007-02-22 / Upcoming Events

Latin and ballroom dance classes offered

The recreation department will start new sessions of its three adult dance classes on Thursday evenings at the Community Center on Thursday, March 1.

Latin Dancing will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. No partner is necessary. Students will learn how to find the beat, and move to the beat. They should wear comfortable clothes and shoes that allow them to swivel and turn. They will learn the basic moves of the merengue, cha cha, rumba, and salsa.

The swing/ballroom class will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This class is an introduction to salsa, swing, the foxtrot, the waltz. Learn basic steps and skill to lead and follow in partner dancing.

Finally, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., the tango will close out the evening. Tangoing is sweeping the country and the world. Connection and communication between the partners are a very important element in this dance. Students will start with walking, embracing, finding, and dancing to the beat. This is an introductory class for complete beginners.

All three classes at taught by Kana Kubota. Kana has taught at Dance New York, the New York Athletic Club, Greenwich House Music School, the Stevens' Institute of Technology, and Vassar College

In Rhode Island, she has taught at Narragansett Towers, East Greenwich High School, and Central Falls High School.

For more information, call 423- 7260. Registration forms are available at the Community Center or can be downloaded from http:// www.jamestownri.net/rec/rec. html.

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