by Trevor Odom, Assistant Marketing and Program Manager, Prescott Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center
The Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center is proud to be a center of community performing arts education. As part of our mission statement to support the performing arts of the Prescott area, we have attempted to cultivate a space for the free expression and teaching of all forms of the performing arts.
This has allowed us to grow a diverse community of different instructional classes focusing on a myriad of topics including, but not limited to, exercise, ballet, group dance, swing, tap, belly-dance, martial arts and more. For this issue of Prescott Living Magazine we would like to shift the focus to a few of these classes to highlight the wonderful variety found at the Elks.
Zumba® — Our Zumba® classes taught by Shiri Briseno are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in our beautiful hickory-floored dance studio on the second floor of the Elks Performing Arts Center. This high-intensity, interval-style dance workout blends a fun and exciting atmosphere with proven calorie burning results.
Yoga by YOGABOND® — Taught by the highly credentialed and experienced Martha Bond, this yoga class offers different skill-appropriate levels from beginners to intermediates and beyond. This ancient art, which includes breath control, simple meditation and the adoption of specific bodily postures, produces a number of beneficial effects for the body and mind. With four different classes to choose from, there is sure to be one that fits your needs.
Lindy Hop Swing-Social Dance — Imagine being taken back in time to a period of class and sophistication. Earl and Monique teach the Lindy hop, while Earl and Delisa teach Argentine tango — the elements of being old-school cool. What’s even better is that admission to these classes gives you discounted access to the Elks Performing Arts Center’s monthly “Top of the Elks” social dances, where you can test out your new moves to the sounds of live, local jazz musicians.
Tai Chi — Tai chi is an ancient Taoism practice combining elements of exercise, meditation and martial arts. Roma Korn teaches this class with personalization in mind, interviewing all her students beforehand and focusing on their needs. The result is a professionally handled class that invigorates the mind, body and soul.
By presenting this tiny subset of classes, we hope you can see the great variety available. The Elks takes pride in its ability to accommodate the greatest instructors the Prescott area has to provide. We hope to be able to continue to expand our offerings. If you would like any information on the classes available at the Elks Performing Arts Center please visit prescottelkstheater.com and look for the link to our class schedule.
Zumba and Yogabond are Registered Trademarks.