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  • Learn to Dance!

  • A great form of exercise, dancing opportunities are a virtual smorgasbord in southern Oregon — from belly dancing and ballet to square dancing and even climbing a pole.
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    • Costs and considerations
      An informal poll around the valley found too many places and styles of dance to create a complete list. Whether salsa, ballet or pole dancing, most schools offer introductory classes and discounted...
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      Costs and considerations
      An informal poll around the valley found too many places and styles of dance to create a complete list. Whether salsa, ballet or pole dancing, most schools offer introductory classes and discounted packages for new students and discounts for long-term contracts.

      Belly dancing is most often available in group settings with private lessons or parties available upon request. Expect to pay between $7 and $10 per hour for group sessions and $25 to $30 for private sessions. Additional costs include hip scarves and skirts.

      Square dancing is offered at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center in Medford, with new classes starting this fall. Prices and dates were not immediately available. For details, beginning this summer, call 664-2116. Additional costs? Flashy uniforms and travel costs if competitions become an option.

      Pole dancing, available at a handful of studios around southern Oregon, varies in price based on commitment level. Most studios offer a drop-in rate of $15 or $20 for an hour-to-hour-and-a-half workout. Monthly prices range between $40 and $80 per month, depending on contract length and number of available classes per week. Some studios offer "punch cards" for various style sessions.

      Ballet, with so many options in various cities in the region, can range drastically in price with small group lessons ranging at one site for $30/month (for weekly lessons) to $15 or more per class. Added costs are typically for footwear.

      Ballroom dancing, whether waltzing or doing the cha cha, can be tackled in group settings for as little as $7 to $10 per session.
  • A great form of exercise, dancing opportunities are a virtual smorgasbord in southern Oregon — from belly dancing and ballet to square dancing and even climbing a pole.
    Options abound for sneaking in a good workout disguised as artistic expression and finding a type of dance to learn is as simple as driving through a local town or perusing a phone book.
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