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Pueblo Community College, arts center partner on classes

What do country, jazz and salsa dancing and jewelry-making have to do with each other?

They are new classes Pueblo Community College and the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center have partnered to offer this semester.

The classes are available for either credit or noncredit.

The classes are “Silversmith Jewelry,” “Social Dance” and “Dance Survey.”

PCC officials said “Silversmith Jewelry” is scheduled to meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays from Monday through Oct. 7.

The new class will provide the tools for designing and making personal sterling silver jewelry. It will be taught by PCC instructor Don Allen.

“Social Dance” is scheduled to meet on Tuesday evenings in two separate five-week sessions, with Richard Martinez as the instructor. The first session runs from Sept. 17 to Oct. 15 and is comprised of “Introduction to Country Dance” from 6 to 6:50 p.m., “Salsa I” from 7 to 7:50 p.m. and “West Coast Swing I” from 8 to 8:50 p.m.

The second session runs from Oct. 29 to Dec. 3 and includes “Introduction to Latin Dance” from 6 to 6:50 p.m., “Salsa II” from 7 to 7:50 p.m. and “West Coast Swing II” from 8 to 8:50 p.m.

“Dance Survey 1.0” is scheduled to convene from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 17 through Oct. 22. Megan Miller will cover beginning skills in ballet, jazz and modern dance.

Those interested can register at the arts center or call 295-7200 for more information. Students wishing to take the classes for credit can call David Edward at 549-3385.

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