Cane Dance, Spring 2023
WHERE: Hanover Rec Center, live in person, live online + class recordings!! See https://GinaDances.Podia.com
WHEN: Tuesdays, April 4-May 30 (No class May 23 + 1 snow day built in)
I want to start with this commentary: this won't be your average cane dance class. The song is beyond-the-beyond badass and you will LOVE it!! OK, now the basic info ..... Learning to dance with a cane is an important step in an intermediate dancer’s development. It was my favorite prop from the first moment I picked it up. Cane dance comes from southern Egypt and features a catchy rhythm and bouncy moves. With attitude! Cane dance is a super blend of personality, folkloric dance moves and manipulating a prop while moving - always a challenge for newer dancers. All experienced dancers have learned to dance with a cane and its like riding a bike – a bit of a challenge at the start, but once you learn it, you’ll always know how to do it. Expect fun and a rhythm that simply grabs you and pulls you in. Cane dance is also a good way to let off a little steam! This class is the right choice for any intermediate student who has not yet performed with a cane, and any student who would like a refresher run with this prop. It is strongly suggested that local students show up in person. This is a required class in the Intermediate level sequence (including multiple technique semesters, veil, cane and zills) prior to or co-temporaneous with taking any Intermediate or Advanced classes during 2023.
PLEASE NOTE: All classes above beginner level require instructor permission (by email). Please note that everyone who attends in person needs to be vaccinated. Masks are optional.
LOCATION: Hanover Rec Center (this is the Richard W. Black Center NOT the Black Family Center) at 48 Lebanon Street in Hanover, next to Ledyard Bank. A Zoom link will be provided for remote students.
FAQs: See FAQ’s page regarding foul weather, make-up classes and other issues. Please note that everyone who attends in person needs to be vaccinated. Masks are optional.
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: SeeFAQ’s page.
COST: Including a cane: $75 in person and $89 for remote students (we will spend time working together via weekly video review) per month for three months beginning the day you register. The registration deadline is Friday, March 24 (as canes need to be ordered), after which time the price goes up $10 per month. Please note that we cannot offer refunds, discounts for missed classes (although we encourage make-ups for this class in Beginner classes), transfers of registration/credit to other students, or refunds due to instructor illness, weather rescheduling or power outages.
OTHER QUESTIONS: Don’t hesitate to email me with any other questions at email@example.com or call me 802-282-2149. If I’m not available to take your call, please let me when and where is a good time to reach you.