The psychological and physical benefits of dance and music are outstanding. Our department offers a variety of dance classes touching on a wide range of interests.
Ballet is offered for children ages five and up. Instructor Brandi Andrews was a principle dancer with the Prescott Ballet Ensemble and has taught ballet since 2000. She brings with her a nice balance of discipline, which ballet requires, with a fun twist the children love.
Belly-dancing is a mesmerizing and exhilarating dance form. This class accommodates all ages, shapes and sizes and is a great way to build endurance and muscle tone. Instructor Amy “Amaya” Stephenson is energetic and charming. There is a children’s class for ages six to eleven and a beginner class for ages twelve and up. Mothers are welcome to join the youth class for a fun mother and daughter activity. Many of the ladies like to perform at community events. Event participation is not mandatory to participate in this class.
A new forty-five minute introductory line-dancing class is offered, which breaks the steps down into smaller increments for a slower-paced learning process. Once you’re comfortable with the steps, you can join the beginner class to combine the steps into current line dances. Dance nights are offered the second Saturday of each month at the Department of Water and Power Building, with a free lesson from 5-6pm and dancing from 6-8pm for only $5. Dance nights are growing in popularity and everyone is having a great time.
A new thirty minute class is offered focusing solely on swing style dance in both East and West Coast Swing. This class takes place right before the ballroom dance class so that as you progress in skill, the transition to ballroom style dance is to simply stay for the next class. In fact, the line-dancing instructor and ballroom dance instructor have scheduled classes on the same night to maximize your time.
The above mentioned classes have monthly fees associated with them and some are open to drop-in participation.
For more information on these classes visit www.bcnv.org or call the Recreation Department at 293-9256. Join us for the time of your life.