Ah, exercise. One of the most frequently abandoned New Year’s resolutions. After all, it’s hardly enjoyable to struggle under a heavy barbell or get hollered at by a perky exercise instructor. But now, the American Rhythm Center (ARC), a program of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, is presenting a way to work out which actually sounds fun. From Monday, January 6 through Saturday, January 11, ARC is offering a week of free dance classes as part of its Free-4-All event at its studios in the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd floor.
Prospective students of any ability level can shake their groove thing in classes such as tap, hip-hop, flamenco, classic Indian, and even soul swing (a.k.a. Chicago steppin’). The teachers come from ARC’S community partners and other affiliated groups including Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, (Isadora) Duncan Dance Chicago, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, Gang of Toes, Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts, M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Dave Maxx, Muntu Dance Theatre, Onye Ozuzu of Columbia College Chicago, and the Stick and Move Dance Crew.
Students also will have the opportunity to “Tour the ARC” by trying one of each type of class, and enter a drawing for a free 10-class card and other prizes.
To learn more about the Free-4-All , visit arcchicago.org or call 312-922-1272.
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