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(Press Release provided by Leelanau Community Cultural Center)

LELAND: The Leelanau Community Cultural Center will offer Creative Movement for Kids on three Saturdays in March at the Old Art Building in Leland. On March 7, 14, and 21, Hughthir White will instruct the classes for 4–5 year olds from 9-9:45 am and 6–8 year olds from 10-10:45 am. Students are encouraged to attend all three sessions, but can attend just one or two. Cost is $30 for all 3 sessions and please pre-register by March 1. Drop in is $12/session. For more information or to register, contact the Old Art Building at 231-256-2131 or online at

Hughthir White began dancing as a child. In Detroit he began studying with the acclaimed Harriet Berg. Hughthir went on to get a Dance Degree from Naropa University.

In the past thirteen years Hughthir has taught Children’s Dance Classes at The Children’s Center in Leland, Interlochen Arts Academy, Northern Michigan College and recently at Yen Yoga Fitness.

Hughthir has completed two Intensive Workshops with Anne Green Gilbert, in Seattle. Anne is a renowned Dance Educator, author of many acclaimed books on Teaching Creative Dance.

Hughthir’s style of teaching is devoted to encouraging the ‘creative’ while exploring the ‘conceptual’. He begins with the ‘Brain Dance’, a rich multi-layered warm up that is based on fundamental movement patterns that babies discover in their first year. These movement patterns wire the central nervous system by laying the foundation for appropriate behavior and attention, eye convergence necessary for reading, sensory-motor development and more.

CONTACT: Linda Sprout or Becky Ross


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