Cayuga Community College is adding the offerings of Auburn-based New York Institute for Dance Education to its "leisure learning" evening courses. The NYIDE Syllabus Study series, beginning in November, offers concert dance instruction in ballet, jazz and Afro hip-hop, along with proprietary components of modern technique and reinforced motor function developed by NYIDE founder Sean McLeod.
According to Jeffrey Rosenthal, Cayuga's interim vice president of academic and student affairs, the expanded slate of credit-free dance offerings complements a new theatre concentration for liberal arts majors, and may appeal to anyone in the community interested in dance instruction.
"Credit-free courses at Cayuga are primarily intended for the public," said Rosenthal. "However, with plans for a college theatre program and the concurrent development of a Musical Theatre Festival in Auburn, we do expect increasing demand from our students for dance instruction. If the college offers dance courses for credit in the future, our relationships with area instructors will provide a helpful resource for designing them."
Other dance-related courses regularly offered in Cayuga's leisure learning program include ballroom, tap, jazz, belly dance, dance exercise and Zumba. Course listings and online registration are available at http://www.cayuga-cc.edu/xenegrade.