Dance Celebration draws public to Wellness Center
By Al Lin
City College’s dance classes convened in the Wellness Center on Oct. 18 to host a night celebrating a new era of dance at the Wellness Center. Students and residents alike paired up to salsa with latin dance band Mazacote on the new North Plaza, while others took an introductory lesson on the Feldenkrais method taught by Jean Elvin.
As the sun set and the autumn moon rose, the dancers moved inside to the various studios of the Wellness Center, waltzing to Seal’s hit “Kiss by a Rose” and learning West Coast swing from instructor Steve Rockwell.
When the clock struck eight, the guests lined up to head into the Wellness Center’s theatre for a mélange of performances by the dance department. Kathe Burick and her intermediate tap class opened the show tapping to Chip Webb’s “Spinning the Webb” jazz piece. Other notable highlights included a Mongolian dance performance and a performance by the City College Cheerleading Squad.
For more information on upcoming dances, check the City College athletics Web site at www.ccsframs.com. The dance department will be holding a Halloween Ball on Saturday the 25th.