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 WINTER 2017


African Dance: Introductory program of African dance taught in an invigorating atmosphere.  Move with polyrhythm, which are the basis of African dance and many other popular dance forms, such as hip hop and stomp.  Explore the cultural significance of these dances.  African–based movement is a great aerobic workout and it is fun!  No experience is necessary.  Any age is welcome.  (Children may take class if accompanied by a parent.)

Instructor: Déjà   Mitchell, B.S., Modern Dance, Utah State University.  She has studied African dance and drumming  for over 15 years with numerous renowned teachers.   

Ongoing, beginning January 9, 2017

Mondays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuition/class: $8 members,

$10 nonmembers.

For more information or for those interested in monthly or yearly rates, register at: 


Fusion Belly Dance: Learn the basic belly dance language. Feel sensual and strong. Fusion belly dance is a blend of styles and cultures--from India, to North Africa, to New York urban. A fun, full-body workout that will make you feel transformed.  All levels and ages welcome.

Instructor: Deja Mitchell

Ongoing, beginning January 5, 2017

 Thursday, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Tuition/class: $8 members,

$10 nonmembers.

For more information or for those interested in monthly or yearly rates, register through 

Middle Eastern Performance Class: A choreography class for those students that participate in performances with instructor.  Instructors  to place students in class.

Instructor: Candace Baker (Zuhra)

January 5 through March 23, 2017

Tuesdays,  6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Monthly tuition:  $37 members, 

$40 nonmembers.

Argentine Tango Class: Tango I:  Learn to dance tango with us! Argentine tango is an improvised social dance, known for its beauty, passion, drama and excitement. It fosters the experience of oneness and presence. Learning tango will develop your balance, coordination and flexibility, as well as provide you with gentle cardio, rich music, and a meaningful social experience.

This class is designed for beginning dancers and is open to everyone who would like to continue to improve the basic elements of this dance or take on a different role.

We will start with exercises in balance, coordination, body posture and continue with tango walking, lead and follow communication, navigation on the dance floor and musicality.

Prepare to have fun and make new friends.  Who can join: Complete beginners are welcome to join in. You don’t need a partner to join.


What to wear: Wear comfortable clothing and secure smooth-soled shoes.

Instructors: Kseniya Lindemayer and Christopher Neville

January 9 through March 27, 2017

Mondays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (6 to 7 p.m. lesson, 7 to 8 p.m. guided practica)

Tuition/monthly: Tango I: (4 week session): $60 members, $65 nonmembers.

Nightly: Drop-in: $15 members,

$16 nonmembers.

Intermediate Tango: Practica only  4 punch pass: $20 members,

$22 nonmembers



Virginia Tanner Creative Dance:  Our creative dance classes focus on the development of the whole child.  Dancers develop technique through traditional modern and ballet exercises.  In addition, they exercise their creativity and imaginations as they explore the elements of dance through age appropriate movement.  Dancers are given opportunities to improvise, engage in creative problem solving and grow in cognitive, social and emotional ways as they interact in each class.  Each class has a musical accompanist to expose dancers to a variety of musical genres.  Kindergarten and older classes will participate in 2 proscenium performances each year, one in Ogden and then again in Salt Lake City as part of the annual Tanner Dance Studio Show.

For more information or registration, please call:(801)581-7374 or on-line:



Tribal Rhythms: Drums: Explore the basics of drumming. Traditional African rhythms and djembe techniques will be taught.  We will have a facilitated drum circle, so you  can get playing and have fun!

High-quality African drums (djembes) and instruments will be supplied for class use.  Or you may bring your own to play.

Instructor: Déjà  Mitchell

Beginning:  Ongoing, beginning January 3, 2017

Tuesdays, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Ages: 8 through Adult

Mixed Levels:  Ongoing, beginning January 9, 2017

Mondays, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8 through Adult

Advanced:   Ongoing, beginning January 4, 2017

Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.

Ages: 8 through Adult

Tuition/class: $8 members,

$10 nonmembers.

For more information or for those interested in monthly or yearly rates, register through 


CMEA – Classical Music Education for Adults:  Explore the history of Western Music from the Renaissance Period through Modern Day. Topics will include prominent and uncommon composers and compositions, the evolution of musical instruments, and world events that influenced music throughout time. Participants will have the opportunity to learn new information, as well as contribute their own ideas and knowledge to enhance the experience of the class.

Instructor: Marianne Rohbock, Education & Outreach Coordinator Ogden Symphony & Ballet

January 9 through February 13, 2017

Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuition: $15 members,

$18 nonmembers


Class Policies: Advanced registration is required for all classes; registration fees are required to be paid 10 days prior to the start date of the class/workshop.  Space may be reserved by phone; the registration fees may be mailed or delivered to the art center.   All classes have minimum and maximum enrollment.  The Art Center reserves the right to cancel classes with low registration.  Every effort is made to notify those registered of cancellations or postponements.  Fees for canceled classes are fully refundable.


Withdrawals/Refunds: For multiple date classes, refunds will be made available for students withdrawing from classes within the first week, prior to the day of the second class.  For single date classes refunds are available only if students withdraw one week prior to the class.  Class fees after these dates are non-refundable.  A $5.00 withdrawal processing fee may be charged.

For more information, please contact: The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401, (801) 392-6935 or on-line at



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Exhibits                 February 2017



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