August 09, 2004

SIUC offering ballroom dance classes

by Bonnie Marx

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- If you feel the need to unleash your inner Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers, sign up for ballroom dance lessons at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Two sessions are available this fall. The first session meets Wednesdays, Sept. 1 through Oct. 6. Beginners, who will learn the rumba, cha-cha and swing, meet 6:30 to 8 p.m. Intermediates, who will perfect the foxtrot, waltz and tango, meet 8 to 9:30 p.m.

In the second session beginning Wednesday, Oct. 13, beginners will learn the foxtrot, waltz and tango and intermediates will cover rumba, cha-cha and swing. The session concludes Nov. 17.

All classes meet on the second floor of Davies Hall. The fee is $30 per participant. Gift certificates are available. To register or for more information, call SIUC's Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or visit the Web site,