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Never too old to learn to dance

John A Pavoncello
York Dispatch

A new class at Windy Hill Senior Center in Spring Grove is a hit — and a tap and a beat.

Seniors at the center are learning to tap dance during an hourlong weekly class taught by Charlee Zamudio-Fidler, owner of York Area Repertoire of Dance. 

"We're just learning the basics right now," Zamudio-Fidler said. "We are really working on balance, finding our centers again, working on posture, and from here we just add more sounds and we build steps, and that is how tap is formed."

Going into the third week of classes, attendance is building as more people hear about it. Fifteen seniors took part in Friday's class, with several others stopping in to watch.

For Bob Kirk of Seven Valleys, the class makes a lifelong dream a reality. Kirk wanted to learn tap as a child and looked again when he turned 55, but he never followed through. He said he is happy to be starting two weeks shy of his 70th birthday.

"This is my chance to tap, and I love it. It's great," he said.

Tap classes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. each Friday and cost $5 per class. For more information or to register for the class, contact Windy Hill Senior Center at 717-225-0733.