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Yoga, Ballroom Dancing to highlight Con-Ed offerings at Delta State

By July 27, 2007General

Delta State University’s Graduate and Continuing Studies will offer a trio of new and exciting classes as part of its early fall line-up. A Hatha Yoga class, an instant piano class and a ballroom dancing class will offer participants a diverse selection in August – September.

Under the instruction of Conner Burnham, the Hatha Yoga class is scheduled to meet once a week (Tuesday evenings) for six weeks starting Aug. 7 – Sept. 11 from 6-7:15 p.m. in Room 302B of the H.L. Nowell Union on the campus.

Hatha Yoga provides the means for many people of any age not only to get and stay in shape but also to develop balance, coordination and a sense of centeredness. Unlike conventional forms of exercise, Hatha yoga stresses quality of movement over quantity. Yoga improves strength and flexibility in the mind as well as the body, and aids in relaxation.

Registration fee is $80 which includes all six sessions. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 3.

Participants must bring a yoga mat to class.

Also slated for August is an instant piano class under the instruction of David Haynes.

Participants will cover fundamentals so that they will be able to play virtually any pop tune with both hands. Participants will also take home a specially prepared CD and workbook to continue the learning process at their own pace.

This class will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 6-9 p.m. in the Henry J. Jacob Conference Center of James M. Ewing Hall on the Campus.

Registration fee is $45 and materials fee is $25. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 24.

The last offering in this series is a ballroom dancing class under the instruction of Leslie Shive.

Experiencing a tremendous rebirth and spike in popularity, this ballroom dancing class will allow participants to master the basic techniques of dance. This introductory class will include elements of dance, leading and following techniques, dance positions, dance etiquette and four dance patterns – the waltz, tango, cha-cha and fox trot. 

The class will meet Tuesday evenings for six weeks starting Sept. 18 – Oct. 23 from 6-7 p.m. in the State Room of the H.L. Nowell Union on the campus.

Registration fee is $60 per person or $110 per couple, which includes all six sessions.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 5.

To register for one or more of these classes or for more information, please contact Graduate & Continuing Studies at (662) 846-4871 or email