Springville Center for the Arts is offering an introductory dance program for 5 to 8-year-old students. Instructor Liz Bligh will explore the basics of various dance forms, including Ballet, Jazz and Modern dance. Each hour long session will incorporate 45-50 minutes of instruction with 10-15 minutes of free dance at the end.

Bligh started going to dance class when she was 3 years old. She continued all the way through high school, taking various classes including: ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, and ballroom. Her love for and interest in dance continued as she got older. While at SUNY Fredonia, she went on a study abroad trip to Ghana, West Africa, entitled Ghana: Cultural Rhythms. On this trip, she took daily drumming and dancing lessons. With her history in dance, she learned the routines quickly and with ease.

Looking forward to this new class, Bligh shares, “It is amazing that people all over the world are dancing and enjoying the benefits of dance. Dance is great for socialization, exercise, flexibility and balance, memory, spatial awareness, and teamwork. I would encourage everyone to get up and Dance Now!”

“Dance Now” will be held at Arts Underground, 66 East Main Street, Springville, NY 14141. The dates are Saturdays, Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10 to 11 a.m. Call (716) 592-9038 to register, the cost is $60. For more information, visit SpringvilleArts.org.