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The Monster of Racism By Diane Faison -Mckinzie All lives matter, and that includes black lives too. The last breath of a black man not only ascends upward toward the sky as his neck is stretched in a noose hanging from a tree, but in our day that last breath is pushed into...
Of all the styles of paired dancing, Ballroom Dancing clinches the top of the list when it comes to dances that stand the test of time. Graceful and gorgeous, keeping you fit while you have fun, the dances that make up this genre call you to be in tune with your partner as you seamlessly blend the movements with not only the music, but with each-other as well.
Social Ballroom Dance Beginner 1 and 2: Ideal for the first time dancer, or those who wish to revisit basic skills of ballroom dance. These classes cover the fundamentals of partnering skills, floor craft, and basic ballroom patterns in various dances. Beginner 1 will demonstrate patterns in Foxtrot, East Coast Swing, Rumba, Waltz, and Cha-cha. Beginner 2 will introduce the Tango, Night Club 2-Step, Samba, Bolero, and Quickstep.
Social Ballroom Dance Intermediate 1 and 2: Designed for the dancer who has acquired a basic knowledge of ballroom dance and has shown proficiency in basic patterns and skills, this level covers a continuing work on dance technique including posture, position, and frame in addition to more developed dance patterns from previously learned dances. Intermediate 1 continues the same five dance patterns learned in Beginner 1 and can be taken immediately following Beginner 1, or taken simultaneously with Beginner 2. Likewise, Intermediate 2 takes up a more deliberate study of the five dances learned in Beginner 2.
Each proficiency level is comprised of 24 lessons, spanning 6 months (one 55-minute lesson per week). For example: If a couple enrolls in Beginner 1, and attends 6 months of classes (24 lessons), they will have completed the Beginner 1 proficiency level and may advance into Intermediate 1.
Because ballroom dance focuses on partnership development and is danced only as a couple, our lessons are tailored for pairs only. Therefore when you register, you must enroll with a partner. All age groups are welcome beginning at 12 years of age. Note: the class fee ($65/month) is per couple; not per person.
While still shots are permitted, videography during Social Ballroom classes is prohibited.
Rockie & Mary Lou Troxler
Rockie and Mary Lou Troxler have been dancing ballroom for over 20 years and have competed in USA Dance for over 10 years in various venues across the continental United States. In 2012 they won the Senior IV International Standard National Championship and are charter members of the Carolina Heartland Chapter of USA Dance in Greensboro, NC. They are natives of Alamance County and currently reside near Elon, NC. They have three children: Tonja (married to Sunny), Jeremy (married to Nicole), and Jesse (married to Jamie), as well as 8 grandchildren.
Since the beginning of time, God instilled in humans a desire to communicate through drawings and symbols. Not only were they used for language, but also to express feelings and emotions. In our Visual Art classes, the students will learn to express themselves through worship using various mediums, and create pieces that ultimately express the awesomeness of God they see surrounding them every day.
Visual Art Classes: This year we will be learning the Principals of Art through practice using a variety of methods such as drawing, painting, sculpting, and mixed medias. We will also be cultivating a little love for Art History as we study some of the people and pieces that have been heralded in the art world over time. Our budding artists will also get to share their talents with our Theatre Department by doing some projects throughout the year that are in conjunction with productions being staged.
Advanced Art: Exploring Mediums and Techniques: We are created in the image of God. As a result, we appreciate beauty in creation and we desire to create beautiful things as well. In this class we will seek to offer our talents as an offering of praise to God in response to the gifts He has given us. Our focus will be on developing the students skills in a variety of mediums with an emphasis on painting techniques in acrylic and oil. We will also work on specific projects throughout the year related to the productions that the Theatre department has planned.