Dance Club to demonstrate new moves Tuesday

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By Michael Peters

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

Dance Club members will demonstrate new moves at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center.

A dozen members of this college’s dance club went Jan. 24 to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville for a weekend of dance classes and workshops.

“They’ll be talking about what they learned and demonstrating some of the dances that they worked on,” George Ann Simpson, kinesiology and dance professor, said.

“There’s a hip-hop number they learned and had fun doing; they’ll definitely do that,” Simpson said.

At the workshop, club members had a choice of classes taught by Sam Houston State University alumni they could participate in.

Options included ballet, jazz, tap, hiphop and pilates.

“Aerial silk was very popular,” Simpson said.

In aerial silk, performers climb a silk fabric hanging from the rafters to perform acrobatic maneuvers.

“Since it was a beginner class, they didn’t roll up and down the silk; they learned how to use their weight as a counter-balance,” Simpson said.

Later that evening, members went to a recital featuring Sam Houston State alumni who have opened dance studios.

Funds for the workshop were raised from the proceeds of last December’s Works in Progress show and a grant from student activity fees.

For more information, call the kinesiology and dance department at 210-486-1010.

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