EVRPD to Offer Adult Jazz Dance Classes

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), provider of numerous recreational and community activities in Estes Valley, is excited to offer adult jazz dance classes beginning in March.

Classes will be held on Wednesdays, March 7 through April 11, and will be offered at two levels. Level 1 will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., and Level 2 will be held from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. The cost for each six-week series is $48, and all classes will be held at the Estes Valley Community Center, 660 Community Drive. The registration deadline is Wednesday, February 28. To register, visit evrpd.com/recguide, call 970-586-8189, or visit the EVRPD recreation office at 380 Community Drive.

Instructor Laurie Grace Wood has been dancing since she was 7 years old. She went on to train, perform, and become an entertainment dancer and choreographer for more than 18 years, working for Disney/ MGM Studios, SeaWorld, community theatres, universities, pageants, and corporations. She also completed degrees in Modern Dance and Business Administration at the University of South Florida.

According to Laurie, “Dance is a full-body workout that improves memory, coordination, balance, strength, rhythm, self-expression, and creativity. In these classes students will learn jazz styles, technique, and whole dances in a fun, safe environment.”

Level 1 students will learn the basics of jazz, Broadway, and lyrical dances along with accomplishing a choreographed dance number by the end of the session. This level is designed for adults who want to dance and exercise for joy. Level 2 students will learn intermediate levels of jazz, Broadway, and lyrical dances to improve dance technique and performance skills. This level is designed for adults with a dance background who want to perform for community events.

For more information about the new community center, to purchase a membership or inquire about senior services, visit evrpd.com or call 970-586-8191.