Dance is an art form that can convey an emotion, tell a story, entertain, and help you keep fit and stay healthy. Dancing is creative, passionate and very expressive.
In these videos we focus on three types of styles: Latin, Hip-Hop and West African dance.
Dancing is a social activity. Studies have shown that strong social ties contribute to high self-esteem and a positive outlook. Friends help us grow, make us laugh and support us as we learn and dancing provides the opportunities to do just that.
Dancing requires coordination, agility and the ability to memorize and repeat complex steps. Dance to the beat as you move your body in dynamic ways in different directions, high and low. Let the rhythm get you!
Body and Soul
People all over the world love to dance. Interacting with different cultures improves your health by expanding your mind and sharing your spirit. Dancing strengthens and stretches your muscles as you learn to move it in creative, new ways.
Meet the Instructor: J Lyn Thomas
J Lyn received a BA in Dance from the University of Colorado. She has taught extensively in Colorado and New York in dance schools and companies, as well as in public schools, charter schools and not-for-profit organizations. She is trained in and teaches a vast range of dance styles, but specializes in hip hop, breaking, locking and West African dance. Her extensive performance resume includes appearances in television, commercials, music videos, stage and film.