Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

September 30, 2013

Learn ballroom dance at Fair Park

By Tina Taylor
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — Everyone says to get active and stay active, so you might as well have fun doing it. Dance your way to a healthier lifestyle with ballroom dance lessons. If you have always enjoyed dancing, why stop now?

Cheron Stenson and her new dance partner, David Sheffield, will be starting these fun classes Oct 15 in the afternoon (2:30-3:30 p.m.) Stenson used to teach dance many years ago at an Arthur Murray Dance Studio. More recently in the last 12 years, she has been taking dance lessons at the Cumberland County Playhouse, where you may have seen her in some the plays.

Sheffield also lives in Fairfield Glade, but is originally from Houston, TX, and has more recently taken dance lessons in Knoxville at the Academy Ballroom and other studios. He has always enjoyed dancing.

You might not be as good as “Dancing with the Stars,” but you will have fun trying.

Billie Brannon invites you to get your tap shoes on and get active again with her Happy Feet Tap dance class every Friday from 2 to 3 p.m.

If country dancing is more your speed, load up your partner and head to the Saturday night dances at the senior center, with the Southern Pride Country Band and Tom Fincher, who has a different special guest every week. They really sound great, and the lights are low. That’s from 6 to 9 p.m. every Saturday night. Cost is $5 at the door.  

Do you prefer line dancing? They got you cover on it, too. Every Thursday night at the center, from 6 to 9 p.m., you can boot scoot with the rest as Don and Ann Weaver leads everyone into a great time, and it's free. They aways have fun!

The ladies love dancing in Elizabeth Haywood’s line dance class, every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for beginners and advanced dancers.

Larry Potter, fifth degree black belt, works personally with each of his students to react without having to think to defend their lives. He will be starting another 10-week self defense class on Fridays, starting Oct 11 at 12:30 p.m. Let him teach you.

Vicki Halfacre is excited about teaching a new Tai Chi class, Yang Long Style, with 108 movements, because she knows how much it has helped her to feel better with arthritis. It will be starting Sept. 30, and it will be every Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Instructors Angie Bedard and Jack Brady also have a good Tai Chi class on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

Wow! Just look at some of the fun active things, you can enjoy at your Fair Park Senior Center. The center is at 1433 Livingston Rd. in Crossville, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with some evening classes. Visit their website to learn more at http://www.fairparkseniorcenter.org or call 484-7416.