Line dancing classes

August 8, 2017 by Anonymous

SHOW LOW — Momma, grab your steel-toed dancin’ shoes. I’ve signed us up for Line Dancing classes on Monday nights, August 28 through October 2, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, in the Aspen Center, room 110.

It was only $40 apiece and the instructor lady, Katherine Venancio, said we’ll learn the proper dance steps for popular dances such as the Cotton-Eye Joe 10-Step, Black Velvet, Good Time, Tulsa Time, Chatta-Hoochee and Western Cha-Cha. You’ve always wanted me to learn to dance, and with our daughter’s weddin’ coming up, figured now was the perfect time to learn so I could dance with my two favorite ladies.

NPC's noncredit Line Dancing classes are designed for all skill levels. “Line dancing is low impact, easy steps and for all ages, 8 to 80!” said instructor Venancio. “Grab a family member and come have some fun!” Students should bring their own partner, if at all possible.

Line dancing has its roots in traditional folk dances. The absence of a physical connection between dancers is, however, a distinguishing feature of country western line dance. “We'll explore an overview of step techniques, beginning level patterns, moves and terms,” continues Venancio. Dance floor etiquette and correct dance posture are also covered. As students become more comfortable, she uses faster music and more intricate patterns and moves in the class.

She recommends wearing shoes with leather or soft soles. Enroll in the Line Dancing class (reference HPE 099x-59) at least three days before the class starts to ensure it is not canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Register at any NPC location during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. There will be no class on Labor Day, September 4.

Venancio has been teaching dance classes for NPC since 1997. “I enjoy the different people I have had the pleasure to meet in my classes.” She is the owner of Katherine's Dance Studio, 60 S. Main in Snowflake, (928) 205-3084. “So if you would rather have a more one-on-one session, stop by,” she adds.

NPC's Community and Corporate Learning Division provides personal interest and specialized corporate training throughout NPC's service area. For more information about noncredit, personal interest classes, contact Katie Olsen, community learning specialist, (800) 266-7845, ext. 6244, or click on the "Noncredit Classes {Learning Adventures" link. For corporate training, contact Royce Kincanon, corporate learning coordinator, (800) 266-7845, ext. 6239, or email.

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