HANCOCK — There’s no better way to warm yourself on a chilly winter’s evening than to dance. And Heikinpäivä 2018 is offering plenty of opportunities to do just that – even for folks who’ve never danced before.
That’s because the City of Hancock’s Theme Committee is partnering with Finlandia University to offer an 8-week class in social dance that’ll teach even the most firmly-rooted wallflower some of the most enjoyable and easy to learn dance steps. Led by Finlandia University fiber arts professor and dance enthusiast Phyllis Fredendall, the course will run for eight Wednesday evenings, beginning on January 10. Home base for the class will be the University’s Finnish American Heritage Center.
Registration for the class is $50 per person for all eight sessions. Partners are helpful but not mandatory; all that’s required is a willingness to learn and have fun. Several instructors have expressed an interest in leading a session or two, so students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of dance steps and techniques.
For more information about the social dance class, call Fredendall at (906) 487-7376 or the Finnish Theme Committee registration number at (906) 482-1413.