For parents who are looking for a good way to channel your children's energy, dance classes at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) are a great choice and can be beneficial for kids of all ages.

For parents who are looking for a good way to channel your children’s energy, dance classes at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) are a great choice and can be beneficial for kids of all ages.
“While many children attend practices for team sports, but don’t always get to play, every child gets to participate in dance,” said Wandra Williams, PCCUA Director of Community Service/Continuing Education.
Williams said slots for dance classes at Phillips College are filling fast. Registration is going on now for placement for fall semester classes, which begin the week of Aug. 19.
In addition to hip hop, students may register for group classes in ballet, tap, and jazz, as well as duet lessons. The PCCUA dance program is open to students ranging in age from three to 18.
“Our program has really grown, so, if you are planning to enroll in classes this fall, it is very important to register now, so that I can make sure that I have a place for everyone,” said Williams.
Hip hop classes are being offered for students in grades 2-3 and 9-10, and students may register for the hip hop class without taking regular dance classes.
“Dance has great benefits for children,” Williams added. “It can help with overall fitness, weight management, muscle strength, strong bones, self-esteem, and coordination.”
Placement is made on a first come, first served basis, and limited spaces are available. Returning students must return their applications. New students may call to have one mailed or stop by the Community Service Office from 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the PCCUA Administration Building.
For more information, call Williams at (870) 739-0308 or wwilliams@pccua.edu or Jennifer Levine at (870) 338-6474, ext. 1181, or jlevine@pccua.edu.