International Folk Dancing Classes

November 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Chester Town Hall
556 Elm St
Chester, VT 05143
$5 per class
Melissa Lovell Post
(802) 875-4102

Melissa Lovell Post, an expert in international folk-dancing, will be holding classes in dance geared toward beginners and intermediate-level dancers.  No partner is necessary. It is helpful to come regularly to build up familiarity with the repertoire, but it is not required.

Melissa has attended many workshops led by experts in Balkan dance, as well as dances from other cultures. She extended her knowledge by living a year in Croatia. She has taught folk dancing to recreational groups for the past 35 years, and has a clear teaching style that allows learners to pick up the dances quickly.

Melissa enjoys introducing dancers to the lilting melodies and different rhythms of dances from places such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, Greece, Albania, France, Israel and the United States.  The dances are often done in circles or lines.

She says, “Dancing is a ‘package deal’:  it is a great way to exercise the body and the brain, improve balance, socialize, and just have fun!  It also happens that in the process of joining hands and moving together, a nice sense of community develops.”  Melissa teaches or reviews each dance before it is done.

Casual, comfortable clothing is suggested.  It is helpful to wear supportive shoes that slide easily on a wooden floor.

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