CH Senior Center News

The Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center (SAC) invites seniors to dance in the New Year by joining one or more of the many dance classes it offers, including two free classes. 

Line Dance (contemporary style) promotes physical fitness through dance exercise. Join instructor Gladys McGlothin on Mondays, Jan. 7 through March 11, 9:30–10:30 a.m. All levels are welcome and no partner is required. The class fee is $25 for eight weeks.

Zumba Gold is dance and exercise combined. Instructor Anita Bartel will keep you moving and having fun. The class meets on Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through Feb. 26, 11 a.m to noon, and the fee is $25 for eight weeks.

Argentine Tango, a social dance based on the natural walk, is enjoyed by adults of all fitness levels. Instructor Ann Dobyns teaches the basics of the dance and a bit about its history and the culture in which it developed. Class participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring either leather-soled shoes or heavy socks that will slide on the floor. No partner is necessary to participate in this class, which meets on Fridays, Jan. 11 through March 8, 9:30–11 a.m. The class fee is $25 for eight weeks.

English Country Dance is an ongoing class that meets on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Participants will learn traditional dancing and enjoy a fun time with new friends; no partner or experience is necessary. Wes Senseman instructs this free class.

Dance 101 is an ongoing class that meets on Fridays at 11:15 a.m. Instructor Leslie Keller encourages everyone who thinks they can’t dance to give it a try. Through dance movement, participants can improve strength, balance and flexibility while exploring the art of improvisation. Wear comfortable clothing and expect to feel energized and have a heightened awareness of your potential. This class is free.

Given all these options, why not add a dance class to spark your fitness routine?

The Cleveland Heights SAC, located in the CH Community Center at 1 Monticello Blvd., offers a variety of programming for those 60 and older. A complete schedule of programs is published in the community center’s newsletter, and is available online at

SAC membership is $5 for Cleveland Heights residents. To sign up, bring a recent piece of mail (such as a bill) and a photo ID.

University Heights residents who would like to join SAC must first register with Patrick Grogan-Myers, University Heights community development coordinator, at 216-932-7800, ext. 203, or Membership is $10 for University Heights seniors.

Amy Jenkins

Amy Jenkins is supervisor at the Cleveland Heights Office on Aging and the Senior Activity Center. She can be reached at 216-691-7379 or

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Volume 12, Issue 1, Posted 12:32 PM, 01.03.2019