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Park City Dance Club will kick off a new season

Cindy Rae, the founder of the Park City Dance Club, will begin fall sessions with the East Coast Swing on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Park City Dance Academy Studios. (Photo courtesy of Martin Skupinski)

Dancing is Cindy Rae’s life.

She has danced since she was eight and has competed and taught social dance throughout the years.

Rae is also the founder of the Park City Dance Club, a group that will start up its new season on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Park City Dance Academy studios, 6554 N. Creekside Ln., at Kimball Junction.

The session follows a month break for the club, and it will meet weekly for one-hour sessions beginning at 8:15 p.m.

The dance-club sessions are open to anyone who wants to dance, has danced or currently dances.

"It doesn’t matter how old you are, or how experienced you are, if you have the desire to dance, you have to do it," she said. "I have to dance, because it fulfills what’s inside of me, including the creativity and I keep doing it to improve."

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Rae said it is important that the class starts on time to accommodate those who have to work the next day.

The first dance that will be on the menu will be the East Coast Swing.

Rae selected the quick-paced number that is danced to rock ‘n’ roll and boogie-woogie because of the demand, and depending how many people show up and show interest, Rae may break the class in half.

"I will be happy to offer two levels if the numbers warrant it," she said during an email to The Park Record.

Last year, the first dance of the season was the Foxtrot.

"I tried to pick something that wouldn’t be too difficult for people to learn," Rae said. "The Foxtrot is the dance that can be learned quickly, so people can move on to other dances."

Although the East Coast Swing is a little more advanced, Rae said she is just offering what people seem to be interested in.

"I’m not the one who is learning how to dance, and I pick them for the students," she said. "If we get enough people to split the class in two, then we can chose a variety of dances they can work on separately at the same time.

"I know many people who don’t think they can dance because they feel too tired or just don’t want to socialize," she said. "I feel that way sometimes, but as with those who give it a try and find they like it, it always feels so good to me to get out there. And I want people to learn and enjoy dance."

The Park City Dance Club will meet every Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. at Park City Dance Academy of Performing Arts, 6554 N. Creekside Ln., at Kimball Junction. The cost for couples is $75 for a four-week session or $40 for singles. For more information, call (801) 792-3082.