The Pima Community College Social Dance courses are designed as a ‘sampler’ to give individuals an opportunity to experience different music, rhythms, and patterns. The use of the ‘triple step’ and common patterns across styles is explored. A field trip to a community dance ‘party’ ends the semester. The courses promote the health benefits of dancing with lessons in goal setting, practice, and self-evaluations. There is no focus on ‘competition.’
Pima Community College (PCC), West Campus, offers a 14-week Salsa/Latin Dance course, 1 credit or audit, under the Fitness and Wellness (FAW) program, on Tuesdays from 6:40-8:45 pm, in the Fitness Sports Science Bldg, Room 102 (furthest NW corner of the campus). Beautiful hardwood floor and mirrors. Classes begin September 11. Latin dances introduced are Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Merengue, and Rumba/DANZON. FAW 123F, Course # (CRN) 11115
PCC West Campus, 2202 W Anklam, Tucson (west of I10/St Mary’s exit)
The PCC Northwest Campus offers a 14-week Ballroom/Latin Dance course, 1 credit or audit, also under the Fitness and Wellness (FAW) program, on Saturdays from 4-6:05 pm. Classes are held adjacent to the campus at the NW YMCA/Aerobic Studio, with a beautiful hardwood floor and mirrors. All students will need a PCC ID for secured access. Classes begin September 8. Dance styles introduced are Rumba, American Tango, Fox Trot, Waltz, Lindy Hop/Swing, and all the Latin dances mentioned above. FAW 112F1, CRN 11172.
PCC NW Campus, 7600 N Shannon Rd, Tucson (east of I10/Ina or Orange Grove exits, head east to Shannon, then North until it ends at Magee/NW YMCA)
To enroll, visit www.pima.edu. Both courses include FINALS that are field trips to Social Dance Events in Tucson! If you have questions about the courses, call instructor Krystyna Parafinczuk, at 520-743-1349, or email ude.amipnull@kuzcnifarapk.
Tuition: $82.50 + registration fees (1 credit or audit). Fees are higher for non-residents. Cost breakdown is less than $3/hr! NEW: If you are 55 years old and over, the tuition is cut by 50% – $41.25 ($1.47/hr). Registration fees remain the same.
PCC Salsa dance students at their FINAL at the Sunday Salsa Social, hosted by Salson, at Shall We Dance, Tucson.