Improve your dance skills with LPRD’s Dance Fundamentals II

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is offering a returning workshop to continue the development of dance skills.

Dance Fundamentals II provides participants an opportunity to learn triple-rhythm dance movements and patterns, such as sailor steps, coaster steps, crossing triples, knee pops, boogie walks, camel walks and sailor shuffles. Dancers will review some of the techniques explained in Dance Fundamentals I and brush up on arm positions, or port de bras.

The three-hour dance workshop is available to participants 15 years-old and older and will be held 1:15-4:15 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Sports Pavilion Lawrence®, 100 Rock Chalk Lane. Cost is $20 per person. Singles and partners are welcome.

A follow-up program focusing on spins and turns, Dance Fundamentals III, will be offered Sunday, May 15.

To enroll online, please visit: or stop by any Parks and Recreation facility, including: the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; Sports Pavilion Lawrence®; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; or Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.

Face coverings are encouraged and appreciated for visitors to City facilities. Masks must be worn at all times while visiting LPRD facilities unless actively participating in a class, during which participants 11 years-old and older may remove their face coverings. For detailed mask regulations, please visit Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health’s website at

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