The Brockport Chapter of National Dance Educators Organization has teamed with Cobblestone Arts Center, 1622 state Route 332, Farmington, for a series of master dance classes throughout March.
The program serves to bridge the gap between collegiate and community dance to get the community excited about dance movement. Each week features different course options, including Irish dance, musical theater, creative dance, yoga and Native American dance.
Part of the inspiration for the monthlong engagement stems from the success faculty adviser Juanita Suarez had with Happendance, a community and professional dance company in East Lansing, Michigan.
“The power of dance is its ability to bring people together,” Brockport student Grace Lopata-Linn said. “That’s what’s so important about bringing dance into the community. Community dance isn’t about your skill level or experience, but making dance accessible for everyone.”
The classes will present a final performance at 2 p.m. April 8 at Cobblestone Arts Center featuring excerpts from each week’s classes and professional works by Brockport dancers.
For information, call 585-398-0220 or visit bit.ly/2mPxxzG.