The Community Music School at Southwestern College is offering two new ballroom dancing classes, one for adults and college students and a separate class for high school students. No experience is necessary. Jenny Hunt Blackburn will use classic Christmas tunes to instruct individuals and couples on fundamentals of the swing and the foxtrot.
“This is going to be a really fun class, and people who have always wanted to learn to dance can do that to favorite old Christmas music, whether or not they have a partner,” says Hannah Northerns, administrator of the Community Music School. “It would be a great early Christmas present—a gift of a skill that would last forever.”
Blackburn is a university ballroom dance instructor with extensive private studio experience. Her husband, Brandon, is a visiting music faculty member at Southwestern College.
The classes will meet four times: Nov.16, 30, Dec. 7, and 14, in the Winfield High School choral room. Adult class will be from 6-7 p.m.; high school students will meet 7-8 p.m. Cost for the session (four classes) is $28 for individuals and $50 for couples. Participants should wear leather-soled shoes (but tennis shoes will work, too) and comfortable clothes to move in. For more information or to register for the class, call (620) 229-6272.