SHIPPENSBURG, PA (February 23, 2011) - The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University is offering BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS, beginning Monday, March 14, 2011.  

Classes take place consecutive Monday evenings through April 18, 2011, on-stage in the inspirational setting of the Grove Theatre, inside the Luhrs Center.

Three different classes are offered, based on experience level; Beginner (5:30- 6:30 pm), Advanced (6:30-7:30 pm) and Third Timers (7:30-8:30 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, ChaCha and Tango.  Advanced classes include the Waltz, Mambo, Two-Step, Rumba and Advanced Swing.  Third Timers classes are offered for more experienced dancers who want to "kick it up a notch" to advanced levels of ballroom dance such as the Junior Waltz, Rumba, Hustle, Merengue, Polka and Cupid Shuffle. 

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 also the perfect time to brush up on your skills as a refresher, or if you're a beginner and preparing for the upcoming wedding season.  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.