Being the Financial Coordinator and Registrar at Wesleyan’s Green Street Arts Center has many rewards. I am able to meet many wonderful people, as the diversity of this Center is truly amazing. I work with our teaching artists on a daily basis, and after getting to know these dynamic people I am always curious to see what their classes are like. I took my first class at Green Street two years ago and continue to take advantage of some of the great offerings each year.
After the success of Beginning Drawing, my first Green Street class, I was inspired to continue exploring what Green Street had to offer from a student’s perspective. Being a woman in my mid-forties, and having a sedentary job, I wanted to incorporate more activity into my life. Leah’s Hip-Hop Aerobics class seemed like the perfect fit.
When I showed up for the first class, I could tell that I was the oldest of the 10 students. I wasn’t discouraged- quite the opposite, actually. I grabbed my water bottle and the determination to make it through the first class. After 55 minutes of great music, a few simple dance moves, and stretches, I had clearly gotten a complete aerobic workout. It was so much fun, that it was hard to think of the class as exercise. Driving home, I felt energized and was hooked.
Like all of Green Street’s teaching artists, Leah has a way of making Hip-Hop Aerobics equally enjoyable for both beginners and experienced dancers. She is energetic and kindly encourages all students to make the most of the experience.
After taking Hip-Hop Aerobics, I have not only have I gotten in better shape, but have also proved to myself that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I gave the class a chance, and I am excited to try others at Green Street again soon.
If you’re interested in attending Hip-Hop Aerobics or want more information about other classes and events at Green Street, call (860) 685-7871, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website. Still not sure what to take? Many classes welcome drop-ins!
Submitted by Claudia Foerstel, Financial Coordinator & Registrar and Green Street student