DANCING – FOR THE FUN OF IT!
“There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.”
Dancing can be practiced and enjoyed all four seasons.
In the spring and summer months we want to get out and do things. Gather at parties, outside ballrooms, wedding receptions, graduations, local pubs or athletic clubs – anywhere we can dance.
“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.”
~ Mikhail Baryshnikov~
During the fall and winter months, when the weather turns dreary and the nights are long, we choose to stay indoors, gathering for holiday parties, enjoy festive occasions in dancehalls, recreational facilities, dance clubs or seasonal home celebrations.
Anytime throughout the year there can be occasions to dance!
*Dance with a partner, dance in a line or dance alone.
*Dance for fitness and agility, dance for exercise
*Dance to learn a new cultural tradition
*Dance to be close to your partner
*Or just dance for the fun of the dance-alone so that only you feels the music coming from the radio, the IPod, the CD or just the music in your head.
“Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.”
~ Maya Angelou ~
Dance forms are as individual as the dancers themselves.
Clark College Continuing Education offers a variety of beginning and advanced classes in Social Ballroom Dancing, Latin Style Dance, Line Dancing, Belly Dancing, Club Dancing, Zumba in the PM and Zumba Dance & Exercise.
We are always ready to offer new dance classes with suggestions from the public. Is there anything you would like to see?
The best part of dance classes is you can sign up with a friend or partner or sign up by yourself and meet new people. Grab a buddy or buddies and have a fun night out!
Our teachers are professional dance instructors with years of experience and they are eager to teach you the new steps.
“If you can talk, you can sing. If you can walk, you can dance.”
~ African Proverb ~
The benefits of dancing are overwhelming. Here are just a few:
*Provide social occasions to meet new people plus offer the chance to learn or practice the social etiquette of dancing.
*Counteract depression and other health concerns, bring down blood pressure, cholesterol and aid in digestion.
*Present exposure to different cultures and types of dancing.
*An alternative to exercise programs that can be dull and repetitious.
*Build confidence in your skill and ability to dance with a variety of partners (if you choose)
*Gives you a feeling of letting loose and enjoying the moment regardless of the world around you.
“Lose yourself in the music, the moment - you own it.”
~ Eminem ~
Check out our EXPLORATIONS quarterly schedule of classes for an
up-to-date listing of dance classes offered.