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Get Up and Dance! Exploring creative outlets for movement

kids dancing in a gym

DIXON, Ill. - Looking for a fun, approachable way to incorporate movement into daily life? Get Up and Dance! Youth ages 8-14 will learn basic dance skills through games and activities that will help increase physical activity, promote a healthy lifestyle, and decrease potential injury. We’ll get warmed up with balance, endurance, rhythm, stretching, and more activities before diving into several dance styles, including ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, and kick, all in an inviting environment. 

Get Up and Dance! is part of Sauk Valley Community College’s College for Kids. Sessions will be held July 15-18 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 IL-2, Dixon, IL 61021.  To register visit Space is limited.  The cost to participate is $15. Questions regarding either session can be directed to Danielle Gapinski, 4-H Youth Development Educator, at 815-632-3611 or 

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