Registration Center Family
Minimum 6 couples to hold class.
Cole Center Family YMCA
Kendallville IN 46755
Please call 347-9622 with any ques- 700 S Garden Street
Kendallville IN 46755
700 S Garden St
tions. You may also leave a message
P O Box 233
for Richard and Terry Harris at this 219-347-9622
Social Ballroom Dancing consists of Richard and Terry Harris have been
SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCING is an two types of dances, Modern and Latin. residents of Auburn since April, 2000.
informal adaptation of formal ballroom They have enjoyed dancing together
dance steps used in competitions. It’s Modern dances, such as the Lindy for almost 20 years and are members
(Swing), Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango were of the USABDA (United States Ama-
a fun and elegant activity for special
developed in the 1920s and 1930s. teur Ballroom Dancers Association,
events such as weddings, anniversa-
Inc.) and DanceSports, Inc.
ries, holiday parties or an evening with Latin dances became popular in the
someone special. 1930s and 1940s starting with the Richard and Terry began taking
Rumba and followed by the Cha-Cha, dance classes in California in 1982
Samba, Mambo, Merengue and others. with Phran Turner four nights per
Our beginning dance class will cover week, along with private lessons on
the basic steps of Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Popular dances in more recent times the weekends. In 1990, they bagan
Swing, Rumba, Waltz, Night Club Two are the Hustle in the 1970s, Night Club assisting Phran at dance classes and
Step Samba and the Hustle. Students Two Step in the 1980s and Line Danc- teaching at local fundraisers. In or-
should wear clothes that are comfort- ing in the 1990s. der to find places where they and
able. Special attendtion to shoes is im- their friends could dance more often,
portant. Wear smooth-soled shoes or they formed the Mission Hills Social
Dance Club in Fremont, California.
just socks. Shoes with anti-slip soles,
such as tennis shoes or hiking boots,
Advantages of Dancing After moving to southwest Michigan
are not recommended for dancing. in 1995, they joined Dance Arts Stu-
◊ Low impact exercises dio where they continued dance les-
◊ Improves confidence and coordiation sons under Rhonda Hocutt and
*Classes will be held Friday nights: ◊ Couples, family and friends can do Rhonda Rabbers. They assisted
6:45-7:45pm & 8-9pm together their instructors with teaching at
*Sessions run for six weeks with an ◊ Rewarding way to spend leisure time dance classes and practice parties.
end of the session practice dance. The ◊ Meet new friends They also performed at dance exhibi-
dance begins with our final one-hour ◊ Enjoyed by all ages tions at the Lake Michigan College
class followed by three hours of open ◊ Improve existing relationship Wedding World Expo, Dance Arts
dance. A small fee may be charged for ◊ Dances can be used with many forms of Studio recitals, Lakeland High
refreshments offered at the open music; rock and roll, country western, School, Orchard Mall and at local re-
easy listening, big band, new age and tirement centers.
*Minimum 6 couples to hold class.