ESU Announces Community Dance Program Schedule
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) has announced the schedule for the fall Community Dance Program, which offers dance instruction for children and yoga/Pilates fusion and Zumba classes for adults. The teachers and assistants are ESU students with a background in dance, and all have teaching experience. They are under the supervision of Elizabeth Gibbons, Ph.D., professor of movement activities and lifetime fitness, and Natalie Schultz-Kahwaty, M.Ed., instructor of movement activities and lifetime fitness, both of whom have extensive experience teaching a wide variety of dance forms.
“The children’s classes incorporate learning the concepts and skills of dance technique and the development of self-awareness and self-expression with guidance in exploring motion and emotions,” said Dr. Gibbons. “The yoga /Pilates fusion class for adults blends yoga, which focuses on strength, flexibility, and spirituality, with Pilates, which builds strength in the deep muscles of the abdominal region, the body’s core. Both involve attaining specific postures, strength, flexibility, and mindfulness through movement and breathing. Zumba combines world music and Latin steps set to an aerobic beat.”
Adult yoga /Pilates will be held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Session one will be held from September 9 – October 14. Session 2 will be held from October 21 – December 2 (no class November 18-21). The cost is $66 for each six-week session. Adult Zumba will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Session one will be held September 10 – October 17. Session two will be held October 22 – December 12 (no class November 18-21). The cost for each six-week session is $66/once a week and $132/ twice a week.
Children’s classes will be held on Saturdays. Session one will run from September 7 – October 12 and session two will be from October 19 – November 23. The cost is $60 per six-week session. The programs are as follows:
9:30 – 10:15 AM
Creative Dance, 4- 5- year-olds (new)
10:15 – 11:00 AM
Creative Dance, 4- 5- year-olds (returning)
11:00 – 11:45 AM
Lyrical Contemporary, 6- 8-year-olds
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Hip-Hop/Jazz, 9- 12-year-olds
The Community Dance Program is taught in the ESU dance studio, located on the second floor of Koehler Fieldhouse on the corner of Smith and Normal Streets
For more information about the Community Dance Program at ESU, please visit www.esu.edu/dance or call the ESU Office of Conference Services at 570-422-3061.