Cuban-inspired and guaranteed to get you on your feet, the mambo is one of ballroom’s most energetic and passionate dances. Anyone who has seen Rita Moreno’s Oscar-winning performance in West Side Story will recall her expressive execution of the mambo in the movie’s pivotal gym scene.
In this Dance Discovery session, we will explore the swivels, spins, flowing movements and sharp, quick steps of this high-energy dance.
Suggested for ages 12 through adult. No partner or previous dancing experience is necessary to register.
Following this session, consider attending An Evening with Rita Moreno on Dec. 6.
Appropriate attire: Clothing that is comfortable to move in, with dance shoes or non-rubber-soled shoes. No sandals, please.
About the instructor: Holly Stults has been dancing and performing all her life, but her real job is Education Programs Director at Civic Theatre. She was the first dance performance major at Ball State University and graduated with a degree in Dance and Theatre Performance. Currently she serves on Ball State’s Alumni Council, representing the esteemed Department of Theatre and Dance. Her teaching and choreography experience includes work at Ball State, Taylor and Anderson universities; University of Indianapolis; Lafayette’s Bach Chorale; Civic Theatre; and various dance studios, high schools, churches and show choir clinics, as well as three months teaching dance and English in China. Her local stage experience has included the Phoenix Theatre, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Actors Theatre of Indiana, BOBDIREX, Lilly Theater at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and several shows at Civic Theatre. She also has appeared in many commercials, print ads and industrials. Her favorite role is that of mother to her three boys and a French bulldog named Quincy Pierre.