The fall session for youth programs at the NAC officially began Tuesday, September 8. There are a variety of classes offered for children, including dance, gymnastics, tae kwon do and KidFit. These classes are a great option for parents who want their kids to stay active and learn new skills.
What many parents may not know about the Youth Programs department is that they can also take advantage of these amazing programs. The Academy of Dance at the NAC offers a variety of adult dance classes. Participants in these classes not only get a great workout, but also learn new skills and form friendships with others in their class. Additionally, dancing is shown to reduce chances of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease along with other benefits that come with staying active and fit.
Adult Tap | Tuesdays at 11 am
This class is for dancers of all levels. Participants have fun while getting a great workout. Throughout the year, dancers will learn various tap steps and techniques. By the end of the session, participants will have learned several routines.
Adult Ballet | Fridays at 9:30 am
This class is structured as a typical ballet class, with barre work, center work, adage and allegro steps. Come and learn classical ballet technique, which will give you great balance, better posture, and a strong core. This class is for dancers of all levels. Beginners are welcome!
Belly Dancing | Beginner: Tuesdays at 7:30 pm | Intermediate: Mondays at 7:30 pm & Wednesdays at 9:30 am | Performance: Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
Country Line Dancing | Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Kathy has been teaching country line dance in the Philadelphia area for the past 10 years with a great reputation for patience. She has a knack for teaching even those with two left feet! A study at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y. found dancing to be the only regular physical activity associated with a significant drop in the incidence of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Other studies have shown Line Dancing in particular to be a great help in areas of memory, balance, cardiovascular and vertigo. And at the same time you get to have lots of fun!
To enroll in adult dance classes, visit the Program Desk. For more information about these classes, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-968-0600 x112.