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This list may not be complete - so please check the listings on the CLASSES page, click here. Please contact Laura Jackson to register: (615) 740-5533,
Placement questions for Alaina Runions, please call 931-338-9491Placement questions for Bryan Wlas please call 630-728-7339 or e-mail
all other placement question please call Pacer Harp at 615-740-5550The Spring Dance Recital is Saturday, May 11, 5pm in the Performace Hall. Tickets are just $5 and may be purchased at the event.
Zumba with Bryan Wlas, Michele Valenti, and Alaina Runions
Get a fantastic workout and learn great dance moves! Burn up to 600 calories in one session with this energetic class. Zumba combines international and familiar music with accessible steps in the newest fitness sensation to sweep the country! This workshop meets for three Saturdays in March. Student limit 20
DAN1004 Sat March 9, 16, 23 2-3:15pm $30
Parent and Me with Alaina Runions (Suggested ages 2-4)Elementary Division course developed to expose a child to the art of dance. Adult parent will assist their young child in developing flexibility and dexterity through music and movement. Student limit 12DAN1950 Thurs 10 - 10:45 $120
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Kids’ Tap Part 2 with Bryan J. Wlas (ages 7-11)
UPDATE: We still have room in this class!
Continued from the fall semester or another tap class, this is designed for students with some previous tap experience. Participants will continue to learn more complicated steps and work on technique, as well as learning routines in preparation for the Spring Dance Recital. Student limit 10.DAN2400 Mon 4:30-5:15pm $100
Kids’ Ballet Part 2 with Bryan J. Wlas (ages 7-11)
Continued from the fall semester or another ballet class, this is designed for the students with some previous ballet experience. Participants will continue to learn more complicated steps and further enhance technique, as well as learn routines in preparation for the Spring Dance Recital. Student limit 10.DAN2050 Mon 5:15 - 6pm $100
The Young Adult Division of the Dance Department is combined with opportunities to audition for and perform in Renaissance Center productions. Our goal is to prepare a student for a future in the arts, or at least implant a long-lasting respect and appreciation for the arts as young members of our society.
The Open Division of the Dance Department is primarily aimed at adults and the enrichment of their lives. Beginners are welcome and classes range from ballroom to clogging to health & fitness.
Hip Hop Body with Alaina Runions ( ages 15 –up)
This class is structured to offer an intense cardiovascular workout, in addition to teaching students basic hip hop movements and technique. The class is ideal for students looking to tone muscles, achieve weight loss and/or increase stamina, all while indulging in a fun-filled dance activity that avoids the monotony of traditional cardio training. Student limit 14
DAN2700 Mon 6-7pm $100
Stretching, Toning & Abs with Bryan J. Wlas (ages 18+) CANCELLED - will reschedule in the summer semester.
This fitness class will target various areas of the body for strength, flexibility and mobility. Each class will begin with a warm-up, followed by stretching and core strength work. Every week we will focus on a different part of the body or muscle group to work, incorporating exercises that participants can use at home as well. Student limit 14.DAN3013 Wed 6:30 - 7pm $100
Dance for Fitness with Davileen Long
No partner or previous experience needed! This class is perfect for anyone wanting to take advantage of the many benefits of dancing but worried that without a partner, learning to Cha Cha, Swing, or Salsa would not be fun. In this course, students will be introduced to various patterns and rhythms from several of the Latin Dances. Each new step will be broken down at a slow beginning pace then; will speed up progressively throughout the class. This is not an aerobic or Zumba class. Students will learn actual patterns of Latin Dances that could easily be adapted to partnership dancing.DAN1500 Wed 4 - 5pm $120
Beginning Ballroom with Davileen Long
This class is designed as an entry level course to basic Ballroom Dancing. No previous experience is required but partners are encouraged for this course group. Students will be introduced to four of the most popular social dances; Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, and Swing. Two to three patterns in each dance will be presented with special attention given to partnership and music identification. By the end of this class, students will feel comfortable leading and following the patterns presented and confident in their abilities to identify starting beats, count music, and correctly select the appropriate dance in respect to the music. DAN1500 Wed 6-7pm $120
Intermendiate Ballroom with Davileen Long
Students already familiar with basic patterns and concepts of dance are encouraged to participate in this intermediate class. Additional patterns of increased complexity will be established and more attention will be placed on proper technique and partnership skills than in beginning levels. Due to the advanced nature of this class, students will focus on two primary dances during this course, one smooth and one rhythm. DAN1505 Wed 5-6pm $120
Placement questions for Alaina Runions, please call 1-931-338-9491
Placement questions for Bryan Wlas please call 630-728-7339 or e-mail
Broadway Dances (ages 13+) with Bryan J. WlasLearn original choreography from Broadway shows such as “A Chorus Line”, “The Will Rogers Follies”, “Chicago” and more! Challenge yourself with this fun and exciting class. Previous dance experience recommended. Student limit 14.DANW2905 Sat April 20, 27 and May 4 2:00-3:00pm $25
Musical Theatre Dance with Bryan J. Wlas (ages 12+)This class will introduce beginning students to jazz dance technique, and reinforce technique for more experienced dancers. Class will begin with a warm-up, followed by technique exercises and learning new steps, and students will use their new knowledge to learn routines to songs from Broadway musicals, as well as popular music. A great way to become more confident in dance and learn moves that you will use performing in shows as well! Student limit 14.DANW2900 Sat Feb. 16, 23 and Mar. 2 2:00-2:45pm $25
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