WCU to offer ballroom dance classes

Western Carolina University will offer a six-week ballroom dance class from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 12 through Oct. 10, with a final class Thursday, Oct. 13, on the WCU campus.

Instructor Heidi Turlington, with degrees in dance and physical education, is a former competitive dancer and experienced instructor. Participants will learn dances including the waltz, tango, cha-cha, swing and fox-trot, as well as the basics of leading and following in social ballroom dance. Participants are welcome with or without a partner and should wear comfortable, soft-bottomed shoes.

The classes, sponsored by WCU’s Division of Educational Outreach, cost $59 per person and will be held in Room 134 of WCU’s Cordelia Camp Building.

To register, or for more information, call 828-227-7397 or go online to http://learn.wcu.edu and select “community classes, conferences and workshops.”