BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – On Friday, February 11, the Binghamton University ballroom dancing team held their 2nd annual ballroom dancing class at the Broome County Regional Farmers Market.
The evening consisted of two 45-minute lessons, followed by a moment of free dancing.
Two dance instructors lead the class while demonstrating proper technique, movement, footwork and positioning. There were two dances taught to the class, rumba and bachata.
The rumba is an engaging, rhythmic dance that can be performed to many contemporary songs in the pop, rock & roll, country and blues genres.
Bachata is a romantic and passionate dance with Latin roots, which relies on simple footwork patterns and lots of hip action.
Amanda Poodiack, the event coordinator, spoke to 12 News to give her thoughts on this event in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think a lot of people are ready to come back there and live their lives and be in the community. We are happy to allow people to start with this.
The couples had the chance to learn how to manage well while sharing a pleasant moment between them. After a successful evening and a strong turnout, the Binghamton University Ballroom Dance Team hopes to host another dance class soon.
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