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Dancin’ Away Their Troubles at GHS

If James Brown is correct and "any problem in the world can be solved by dancing," then Geneva High School students and staff now have a chance to solve their problems every Tuesday after school.

Zumba instructor Laura Webb is offering dance classes to any student, faculty member or even parent that wants to learn. All classes are sponsored by the GHS Activities Department, so there is no charge to participate. 

As a GHS staff member, I attended the first session and not only worked up a sweat but had a blast doing it. My previous dance-class experience includes ballroom dance in college and square dancing in elementary school gym class.  Things have changed a lot since those days, and the steps can’t compare to what I learned from Laura. I never knew there were moves such as “The Butterfly” and “The Sprinkler” or that a body could move that way. Although when I came home to show my daughters they quickly informed me to never do them in public.

With the new “no-grinding” policy at all school dances, it was mentioned that many students don’t know how to dance. The dance classes are timed perfectly for students to learn just in time for prom, which is Saturday, April 30, at the Museum of Science & Industry.

Lessons continue from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, (the following week off for spring break) and then April 5, 12, 19 and 26 in the GHS Dance Studio behind the Mack Olson Gym stage. Come for one lesson or all six. There is no registration required—just show up with an open mind and no inhibitions.

I am attending my nephew's wedding this weekend and will be tempted to bust out a new move, but my daughters will be there, so I’ll politely hold back.

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