The Connection is hosting a free Dance Master Class in the style of the Rockettes on Saturday, March 11, from 1 - 3 p.m.. This workshop will be led by former Radio City Rockette Holly Evans.

Participants in the Rockette Style Dance Master Class will begin with a warm-up that incorporates stretching and strengthening as well as cardio training. They will then learn two dance combos that reflect the style of the Rockettes and focus on precision dance technique.

The class will end with participants learning a kick line that will prove to be fun while also focusing on coordination and team work. The final 30 minutes of the class will be a cool down with a Question and Answer session about life as a professional dancer.  

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This class is taught by former Radio City Rockette, Holly Evans, who spent 10 years as a member of the Rockettes serving as a Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer for the Rockettes during her tenure. Holly currently is an Adjunct Professor in the Commercial Dance Department at Pace University. She lives in the local NJ area and teaches guest classes at many private dance schools and Universities across the country.  

This workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so registration is required. Ages 13 and up are welcome, some prior dance experience is recommended. Participants can wear regular dance shoes or bring character shoes (no tap shoes).

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

For those who love to dance and want to keep moving to the music beyond this workshop, The Connection offers a full range of adult dance classes, free to Total Facility Members of The Connection. Members can free their minds and get in shape with the following weekly dance classes: Ballet, Ballet Body Sculpt, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom Dance, Belly Dancing, Cardio Dance Fusion, Lyrical, and Zumba.

Enjoy unlimited adult dance and fitness classes in addition to The Connection’s beautiful 5-lane pool and Fitness Center for the low monthly price of $67.

For more information, visit TheConnectionOnline.org or stop by 79 Maple Street, Summit.