Perhaps the fast-paced cha-cha appeals to you, or maybe you’re more interested in learning the slower, fluid moves of belly dance. It might be the dramatic movements of Flamenco that intrigue you. Pellissippi State Community College is offering a variety of non-credit dance courses this spring. Classes run now through May.
A partial selection of spring 2011 dance courses includes the following:
March 16-April 20 (Wednesdays), 7-8 p.m.; $85 per single or $100 per couple; Blount County Campus, 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Cuban in origin, the cha-cha is a dance that uses a fast tempo. Cha-cha rhythm is found in some of today’s pop music, making the dance one that can be used on the nightclub or party floor.
March 22-April 26 (Tuesdays), 10:30-11:30 a.m.; $75; Tennessee Conservatory of Fine Arts, 8705 Unicorn Dr., Ste. 310
Slower, Middle East-influenced music is the basis for this class. Students will work on flexibility, muscle isolation and stretches, all while listening to world music and learning the captivating moves of belly dance.
“Introduction to Flamenco”
March 22-April 26 (Tuesdays), 6:30-7:30 p.m.; $75; Tennessee Conservatory of Fine Arts, 8705 Unicorn Dr., Ste. 310
This dance can help improve posture and self-esteem, increase stamina and burn calories. Plus, it’s full of rhythm, clapping and all-around graceful, dramatic fun. No partner is needed for Flamenco dance classes.
To register or find out more about these or other non-credit courses offered by Business and Community Services, Pellissippi State’s non-credit division, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call (865) 539-7167.