In addition to yoga, Pilates and Zumba classes, the TCU Recreation Center is now offering a hip-hop dance class to students.
Students can purchase and or use existing fitness class passes from the Rec Center to enter the hip-hop class.
Sophomore theater major Jonathan Hardin says he has been looking for a hip-hop class in Fort Worth.
“It’s kind of hard to find a hip-hop class in Fort Worth,” Hardin said. “Since this one is right here, it seemed like a good choice.”
The class takes place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and is taught by Kirsten Gallon, who has been teaching dance for over 12 years.
Gallon emphasizes that dancers of all skill levels can take the course because she focuses on the fitness and choreography aspects of the class.
“It’s a combination of the good choreography with the good fitness side to it too,” Gallon said. “When I was teaching in San Diego, I had a nice combination of males and females.”
Gallon tailors the choreography for a male or female dancer, but she said so far only two males have taken the class.
Hardin says he appreciates the fitness aspect of the class.
“Just doing the dance time after time after time, you get a lot of cardio in there, definitely,” Hardin said.
First-year business major Taylor Elmajian, a former dancer, said she enjoys the class as an alternative to cardio activities.
“I chose this hip-hop class because I really like dance, and I don’t like running,” Elmajian said. “Instead of doing the elliptical, treadmill and bike every single day, which gets so boring, I decided I’d rather mix it up and do the hip-hop class for cardio.”
Students interested in any exercise class at the the Rec Center can buy an all-class pass, ten-class pass or one-class pass.