On March 4, 2015

Compass holds swing dancing classes for all ages

Thursday, March 5 — BRANDON — Swing dancing in Vermont is more popular than you know! Informal dances are held throughout the state on a regular basis. Give swing dancing a chance and you might just be completely surprised in how much fun it is.

Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon brings back David Allan for an extended dance series, this time including children. On March 5, 12, 19 and 26, Allan will teach a beginner class for kids, plus adult beginner and intermediate level courses. The kids class runs from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. and is for children aged 8 – 12. The adult beginner class follows from 6:45 – 7:45 p.m., with the intermediate class from 8 – 9 p.m.

Allan teaches the proper posturing and connections and six to12 basic six-count swing patterns in both the adult and kids beginner classes. The intermediate class will learn Charleston eight-count moves and how to combine East Coast swing with lindy hop. The prerequisite for intermediate class participants is to have taken the beginner class or have equivalent experience.

David Allan learned to swing dance from the top dance instructors in the country while living in San Francisco in the 1990s. He runs Green Mountain Stomp Swing Dancing, teaching and organizing swing dances and has taught for eight years in communities and colleges throughout the Champlain Valley.

The fee is $25 for the kids’ full four-class series; $40 for one adult series; or $65 for both. Reservations are required with payment due at the first class.

The Compass Music and Arts Center is located at Park Village, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon, in what used to be the old Brandon Training School.

For more info, call 802-247-4295 or visit www.cmacvt.org.

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