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City Park Students Shake It Off in New Dance and Tumbling Class

This fall, City Park School premiered its new dance and tumbling class taught by Cora Fetzer.

Each day, students are invited to get up, get moving and try new things. The class features stretching, tumbling and dancing. Fetzer said this class offers students a unique experience and encourages them to practice self control and step out of their comfort zones.

“The best part is seeing how each kid expresses themselves,” Fetzer said. “It’s very different from one student to the next. I’m just glad to give them the opportunity to do this stuff because many of them aren’t exposed to this outside of school.”

Students in Fetzer’s class are often found doing cartwheels, rolls, headstands, balancing on balance beams and incorporating dance into the mix.

“It’s like physical education 2.0,” Fetzer said. “They’re getting that element of health and wellness. They’re moving their bodies and becoming more aware of them. It’s an outlet for them to express themselves.”

In October, Fetzer hopes to teach her students several Halloween-themed dances, including the “Monster Mash,” and the choreography to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

“We are thrilled to have Cora Fetzer join us at City Park as our dance/tumbling instructor,” said City Park School Principal Kim Rhyne. “We want to give our students fine arts opportunities in alignment with our vision: ‘City Park is where children can explore endless possibilities.’ We have an amazing art and music program. We added drama/performing arts two years ago, and now, we have dance/tumbling. Academics and fine arts instruction go hand-in-hand for student success.”

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