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Tap Dance Class with Roberta Kulik

Tap dance class is taught by Roberta Kulik at the Oak Park Arms retirement community.Taught by Roberta Kulik, the Oak Park Arms’ monthly tap dance workshop takes place at noon, Thursday, May 9, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

Kulik will teach 15 minutes of basic tap moves that can be done either sitting or standing. Tap shoes are welcome but not required. This type of dance is a left-brain/right-brain workout great for coordination, balance and memory.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.

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“Next Stop Hollywood” Dance Workshop

A Hollywood dance workshop will be taught by Roberta Kulik at the Oak Park Arms retirement community. Roberta Kulik will teach a Hollywood-inspired dance workshop at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 11, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

This workshop, based on kaleidoscopic Hollywood choreographies, will feature user-friendly geometric dance patterns and routines taught by Kulik, who hosts a dance workshop focusing on a different form of dance monthly at the Arms.

This month’s theme draws inspiration from Busby Berkeley, a well-known Hollywood movie director and musical choreographer. Berkeley often composed elaborate dance routines using complex geometric patterns performed by large numbers of showgirls. The patterns combined with the number of performers and the use of props produced a stunning kaleidoscopic stage effect.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.

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Tap Dance Class with Roberta Kulik

Tap dance class is taught by Roberta Kulik at the Oak Park Arms retirement community.Taught by Roberta Kulik, the Oak Park Arms’ monthly tap dance workshop takes place at noon, Thursday, April 11, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

Kulik will teach 15 minutes of basic tap moves that can be done either sitting or standing. Tap shoes are welcome but not required. This type of dance is a left-brain/right-brain workout great for coordination, balance and memory.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.

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Irish Folk Dance Workshop with Roberta Kulik

Roberta Kulik leads an Irish Folk Dance workshop at the Oak Park Arms retirement community. Roberta Kulik will teach an Irish dance workshop at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 14, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. Kulik will teach user-friendly Irish folk dance steps and choreography.

Irish dancing is a cultural form of dance, rich in tradition and ethnicity, which originated in Ireland hundreds of years ago. Irish dances are traditional group numbers that can either be divided into performance dances or social dance, and going even further, into solo, pairs and groups.

Although step-dancing is often the dance form that comes to mind when thinking of Irish dance, it is in fact only one of a number of styles. Other Irish dance styles include Ceili (pronounced KAY-lee), Sean-nos and set dancing.

Step dancing is a highly skilled art form focusing entirely on footwork. Arms are held tightly at the sides and the torso remains rigid. While it is unclear exactly why the upper body does not participate in this dance, the most intriguing theory is that because when Irish dancing was banned by the British, dancers only used their feet so they would not appear to be dancing if seen through the windows.

Ceili involves several couples dancing together in a set pattern and is usually performed in a line or circle. Dancers either learn the steps in advance or listen to a caller announce them. Sometimes partners are exchanged in this type of social dance.

Sean-nos, meaning “low down,” is an old-style solo form of Irish dance. The movements are low to the ground and often improvised. Similar to tap dance, the arms move freely and are sometimes incorporated into the steps.

Set dancing resembles ballroom dancing and employs steps such as the waltz, polka and swing. In recent years it has become very popular in Ireland and is gaining in popularity in the United States.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.

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Tap Dance Workshop

Tap dance class is taught by Roberta Kulik at the Oak Park Arms retirement community. Taught by Roberta Kulik, the Oak Park Arms’ monthly tap dance workshop takes place at noon, Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

Kulik will teach 15 minutes of basic tap moves that can be done either sitting or standing. Tap shoes are welcome, though not required. This type of dance is a left-brain/right-brain workout great for coordination, balance and memory.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.

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Tango Dance Workshop at the Oak Park Arms

Roberta Kulike will teach a tango dance workshop at the Oak Park Arms retirement community. Roberta Kulik will teach a Tango Dance workshop at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

The tango, also referred to as the dance of love, has influences from European and African culture. Dance is a left-brain/right-brain workout great for coordination, balance and memory.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.

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Square and Round Dance Workshop at the Oak Park Arms

Square and Round Dancing Workshop held at the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community Taught by Roberta Kulik, the Oak Park Arms’ monthly dance workshop takes place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. This month Kulik will teach square and round dancing.

Square dancing is typically a dance of four couples arranged in a square with each couple facing the middle of the square. Movements are based on steps and figures used in traditional folk dances from many countries and prompted by a “caller” to the beat, often from a stage.

Round dancing is broken down into two categories. The first belongs to an ethnic, folk or country category, while the second resembles ballroom dancing. Modern round dancing is cued ballroom dancing progressing in a circular pattern counter-clockwise around the dance floor.

Kulik will teach senior-friendly square and round dance steps and choreography.

Both forms of dance are great ways to reduce stress and improve balance, coordination and memory.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.

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Tap Dance Class at the Oak Park Arms

Tap dance class is taught by Roberta Kulik at the Oak Park Arms. Taught by Roberta Kulik, the Oak Park Arms’ monthly tap dance workshop takes place at noon, Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

The first 15 minutes features basic tap moves that can be done either sitting or standing. Kulik continues the class with 45 minutes of basic tap steps and routines. Tap shoes are welcome, though not required.

This type of dance is a left-brain/right-brain workout great for coordination, balance and memory.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.

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Tap Dance Workshop

Taught by Roberta Kulik, the Oak Park Arms’ monthly tap dance workshop takes place at noon, Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

Kulik will teach 15 minutes of basic tap moves that can be done either sitting or standing. Tap shoes are welcome, though not required.

This type of dance is a left-brain/right-brain workout great for coordination, balance and memory.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.

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World Folk Dance Workshop

Roberta Kulik will teach a World Folk Dance workshop at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

In this genre of dance, folk dances from different ethnic groups are performed by the same dancers. Kulik will teach basic dance steps of folk dances and give participants the opportunity to test out the steps in “user-friendly” choreography.

Dance is a left-brain/right-brain workout great for coordination, balance and memory.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.

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