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January 23, 2006

Dance classes offered by Recreation Department

You can still sign up for several dance courses that are being offered by the Recreation Department.

West African Traditional Dance
Mondays, Jan. 23 - Mar. 6 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, East Fieldhouse
Instructor Mandjou Kone will teach traditional dances of her native land, accompanied on the drums by Mandjou's brother Salif Kone and other drummers. Each class will end with traditional songs and chants. Dress in comfortable clothing. Cost is $ 35 for UCSC students and Wellness Card holders.

Photo of dancers

Ballroom Dance
Tuesdays, Jan. 17 - Feb. 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, East Fieldhouse
Instructor David Smith will introduce some of the most fun and useful ballroom dances, including triple-step East Coast swing, cha-cha, or rumba, ballroom samba, and American tango. Return students are welcome. Singles and couples are welcome. There will be frequent rotations of partners, in which everyone is urged to participate. Wear
comfortable clothing and footwear that is lightweight and well-connected to your foot. No previous experience necessary. Cost is $15 for UCSC students and Wellness Card holders.

Belly Dance
Tuesdays, Jan. 17 - Feb. 21 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in the Activity Room, East Fieldhouse
Instructor Caroleena Epstein teaches the ancient art of this Middle Eastern dance, focussing on posture, technique, and simple choreography. Men and women and all levels are welcome. Cost is $35 for UCSC students and Wellness Card holders.

Sign up by calling the Recreation Office at (831) 459-2806 or stop by the office at the East Fieldhouse. Also check out the new recreation
web site at www.ucscrecreation.com.

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