When was the last time you danced?


When was the last time you danced?

The McCreary Community Building in Perry has two licensed Zumba instructors, leading classes on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Prices are $5 per class or $25 for a six-class punch card.

The Lake Robbins Ballroom in rural Woodward has provided a place for this fun, social form of exercise for more than 80 years. Lessons are available for $5 a session on Sunday afternoons. You may attend every session or only the sessions that teach the types of dance that interest you.

No registration is needed. Just show up at 3:30 p.m. for your group lesson. You don’t even need to bring a partner along with you. Visit the website or call 515-438-2305 for information about this venue at 26726 150th St.

Other Dallas County dancing opportunities include the Waukee YMCA, which offers dance classes both for beginners and those wanting more of a challenge with Zumba, Bollywood or Move It by Silver Sneakers. All of these classes provide cardio workouts along with fun and social interaction. Silver Sneakers is a health and fitness program that is included in some Medicare Advantage plans.

Another opportunity for lessons is Des Moines Dance in the Valley Junction area of West Des Moines. For information on classes, call 515-865-6043.

Ann Cochran is the health navigation coordinator in the Dallas County Public Health Department.


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