Put on your dancing shoes…
I didn’t make it to the block dance last weekend — I was out of town, and the weather was kind of “iffy” anyway — and I was hoping that someone who’d been there would post a report on the blog. My home town used to hold block dances every week during the summer when I was in my early teens. It was great fun, a highlight of my week, a time to get together with my friends and listen to some good old rock ‘n’ roll and flirt with the boys. So I hope the Tburg dance was a success.
In case you didn’t get enough dancing last weekend, I thought I’d point out that the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts has hired a dance teacher this year, and she’s got an ambitious slate of offerings: ballroom dancing, creative movement for 4 and 5 year olds, ballet for ages 7 to 11, beginning tap dancing, and Irish ceili dancing. Not sure of what the latter was (I was picturing “Riverdance” where you have the stiff back and hands at sides and ballet-pointed toes) I googled it, and learned it’s more like contra dancing, or square dancing. It sounds like fun and great aerobic exercise to boot! Plus you get to dance to all that great Irish music. Dance lessons start next week and go for six weeks, and I heard that the ballroom dance class may be reaching its limit. Well, if you have an interest in learning how to cut a rug (or move gracefully across the dance floor), give the Conservatory a call at 387-5939.
TCFA director Calista Smith has also lined up quite a selection of new music teachers, making it possible to study all kinds of instruments with private teachers. Did you know that at TCFA you can take private lessons in cello, flute, guitar, autoharp, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, piano, violin and voice, as well as all band instruments?
Sometimes I think how cool it is that we have this resource for the arts in our community. How many communities our size can offer so many activities that feed the soul and spirit?