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Crooked Tree Arts Center parents and their elementary students can take some time out to be together. This month’s offering in the popular “Just Us!” series is “Learn to Dance,” a class that introduces the family to basic ballroom dancing with professional dancer Zoe Marshall-Rashid.
Marshall-Rashid has an extensive background in dance. While studying abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico, she began taking salsa lessons and instantly fell in love with partner dancing. In 2005 she attended the La Mama International Director’s Symposium in Spoleto, Italy where she participated in workshops with Anne Bogart and JoAnne Akalaitis, among others. After working in Chicago as a casting director and theatre administrator, Marshall-Rashid moved to San Francisco to study ballroom dance full time and enroll in the Ballroom Dance Teacher’s College. At BDTC she trained for certification in all 17 American Style dances: Rumba, Cha Cha, Bolero, East Coast Swing, Mambo, West Coast Swing, Samba, Merengue, Lindy Hop, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Night Club Two Step, Hustle, Waltz, Fox Trot, American Tango and Viennese Waltz. Marshall-Rashid is also a competitive dancer who holds several titles including the 2011 San Francisco Open Rhythm Scholarship Champion, 2011 April Follies Women’s Rhythm Champion and 2011 April Follies Women’s Smooth Champion. She is a National Pro/Am Finalist in Rhythm, Smooth, and Nine Dance.
“Just Us! Learn to Dance” is open for registration. Tuition is $24 per couple for Crooked Tree Arts Center members and $44 per couple for non-members. Family memberships are available for $55 a year, and provide the entire immediate family with tuition discounts on all classes and workshops, special members-only events and discounted tickets to shows and performances.
For more information, and to register for the October 11 “Just Us! Learn to Dance” visit www.crookedtree.org, or call 231.347.4337.
Petoskey, on Little Traverse Bay, is about 60 miles north of Traverse City on US-31.
Image: Hailey (5) and Carina Hume, of Alanson, have fun together during CTAC’s “Just Us! Fairy Doors” class.