Get Ready to Rumba

“Dancing with the Stars” has returned to television and to the dance floor of the Centre for the Arts too. Starting on October 14, learn the popular Cha-Cha, or move your feet to the Rumba. Both dances originated in Cuba and rely on jubilant percussive rhythms, which make them great fun to learn. The Cha-Cha class begins at 7 pm and is geared toward beginning level dancers who will learn basic steps, rhythms and techniques. The Rumba class, starting at 8 pm is for intermediate dancers with the focus on advancing the student’s knowledge of each dance and further developing their dance style.

Both classes are on Wednesday nights. The deadline for registration is October 7. The class fee is $50 for members of the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, or $55 for non members.
Instructor Amanda Showell has taught at some of the largest dance schools on the east coast, having coached the dance teams of both Princeton University and the University of Delaware. A teacher since 1996, she has won numerous ballroom dance competition titles and trained with World Class dancers such as Peter Eggleton and Charlotte Jorgensen.

The Centre for the arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410-758-2520, online,, or request via email at The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. Visit us on the web at