Cumberland Recreation launching new dance classes for children and adults

Starting May 21, there will be dancing once again in the streets and halls of Cumberland.

Well, in the halls anyway. The Village of Cumberland, in partnership with tru MOVEMENT, is offering a series of dance classes for kids and adults, the first time Cumberland Recreation has offered dance programs in recent memory.

“Cumberland is growing and changing, and we continually aim to offer programming that reflects the needs of our diverse community,” says Ryan Parton, recreation co-ordinator for the Village of Cumberland. “One of the great little facets of Cumberland is its vibrant arts community. It makes sense to offer some new avenues for people young and old to explore dance, be it for creative expression, fitness or just for fun.”

The new series of dance classes includes beginner tap for all ages, a mix of contemporary dance styles for teens and tweens, dance fit and ballet burn for adults and a selection of classes for babies and toddlers to groove along with their parents or caregivers. No previous dance experience is required for any of the classes.

“I’m really excited about this new partnership with the Village of Cumberland, because it’s creating new opportunities to explore movement through dance,” says Jennifer Walsh, a highly experienced dance instructor and owner of tru MOVEMENT. “It’s so rewarding watching kids grow in their confidence and physical ability as they progress through their classes, and it’s so much fun working up a sweat in the adult classes in a lively, social way.”

To register for classes or learn more, visit or call 250-336.2231.

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