Belly dance classes for beginners offered

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s Lifelong Recreation is offering the opportunity to learn the ancient art of belly dancing.

Belly Dance Level 1 Basics will teach participants 12 years-old and older the basic elements of belly dancing such as torso isolation, arm movements and moving across the floor. Classes will be held 6:30-7:25 p.m. Tuesdays, July 10-31, at the Community Building, 115 West 11th St. Cost is $20 per dancer.

To register online, visit: or stop by any Parks and Recreation facility including: the Community Building; Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St.; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. or the Administrative Office in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For more information contact Jo Ellis, recreation instruction supervisor, at (785) 330-7355.