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Youth dance classes set to begin in Westport

— Caroline Thompson will be teaching Dance Movement Classes as part of the Westport Youth Commission’s after school programs.

Classes will be held at the Westport Heritage House, 6459 Main Street, Westport, every Monday beginning Oct. 21. Registration will be at 3:15 p.m. for 4 through 6 year olds with a 45 minute introductory class to follow. Registration for 7 year olds and up is at 4:15 p.m., class to follow until 5:30 p.m. Depending on interest, numbers and experience more classes may be formed. All children are welcome. This will be the 32nd year of the program. Children may sign-up and begin at any time until February 2013.

A Registration fee of $25 for the classes is due at the time of registration for residents in the Town of Westport, Checks made payable to “Westport Youth Commission”. Scholarships are available. The registration fee of $45 is required for any child wishing to participate that lives outside the Westport Town line or school district.

The beginning class consists of basic movement, introduction to different dance techniques and for the older classes, dance technique and gymnastics.

Children should wear leotards/bodysuit, tights and ballet or gymnastic shoes or footless tights or sweatpants and tee-shirt. Ballet shoes or gymnastic shoes are preferable to barefoot. Please, no tutu’s. For safety purposes absolutely no socks or tights with feet without shoes.

If there is no school, there is no Dance. If school is canceled because of snow, or any other reason classes will not be held. Classes will be held every Monday until the end of May.

For more, call Thompson at 962-8373 or email 188goat@westelcom.com.

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