SHIPPENSBURG, PA (August 16, 2011) - The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University is offering BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS beginning Monday, September 12, 2011.  Classes take place consecutive Monday evenings (except Oct. 10) through October 24, 2011, on-stage in the inspirational setting of the Grove Theatre, inside the Luhrs Center. 

Two different classes are offered, based on experience level; Beginner (5:30- 6:30 pm), and Advanced (6:30-7:30 pm).  Classes are taught by seasoned dance instructor, Frank Hancock.

Classic dance lessons are taught based on skill and experience level.  Beginner classes include Swing, Foxtrot, Cha Cha Cha and Tango.  Advanced classes include the Waltz, Mambo, Two-Step, Rumba and Advanced Swing. 

It's a unique opportunity to learn ballroom dance moves on the same stage where Broadway dancers from Gypsy, Annie and the Paul Taylor Dance Company have performed.  This is a great way to learn the basics as a beginner or brush up on your skills as a refresher.  Both singles and couples are welcome to register.

The cost is $35 per person for the entire six session course.  For additional information or to register for classes, contact the Luhrs Center box office at (717) 477-SHOW (7469).

About the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University

The mission of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University is to support and enhance the University's role in academic and cultural enrichment for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Luhrs Center's 1,500-seat state-of-the-art Grove Theatre is where programs to educate, enlighten and entertain are presented. Benefits of the Center to the region include expanding opportunities to participate in a wide range of cultural programming including full-scale Broadway companies, musical groups, symphonies, dance troupes and internationally known speakers. In addition, it adds options for professional training programs, youth programs and senior citizen programs; attracts regional and national business conferences, professional meetings and planning sessions; and additional visitors to the area which will result in a positive impact on the local and regional economy.