Southeastern to host Irish dance class

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: October 22, 2012

      HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting a free Irish step dancing demonstration class on Thursday, Nov. 15, compliments of the Northshore Irish Dance Performance Academy.

     Scheduled from 5 - 7 p.m. on Southeastern's main campus in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building, room 153, the event is free and open to all dancers ages 10 and up. The course will teach basic to intermediate Irish dance steps.

     According to course instructor and Southeastern student Ariel Assaf, participants can expect a fun and high energy environment, lots of jumping, rhythm, stomping, leaping and Irish music.

     "For newcomers looking to lose weight, tone up and get a fantastic cardio workout, Irish Dancing is a fun way to achieve those goals," Assaf said. "Both men and women are encouraged to come, even if only to observe."

     All dance majors are encouraged to attend, Assaf said. Athletic training majors are also encouraged to participate, as Irish Dance classes focus on toning muscles, increasing flexibility, improving coordination, and strengthening the cardiovascular system.

     Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable attire, bring dance shoes, including tap, tennis shoes and a bottle of water.

     For more information, contact Assaf at

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