Dancing it out with the Social Dance Club

The Social Dance Club is hosting “drop-in” dance lessons, free for all Del Mar College students and faculty. The lessons, offered several Thursdays this semester, are taught by kinesiology professor Carolyn Mauck, who said she likes teaching dance because it is fun.

“It’s pure pleasure of moving, interacting with someone,” she said with a smile.

Mauck, who at a recent lesson wore a flowing white dress covered with pink and blue flowers, teaches all types of dance, from the salsa to the fox trot. Her enthusiasm is contagious, said Joyce Ferrera, who first attended a recent lesson where dancers learned moves such as the rock step, octopus and lady’s loop.


Kinesiology professor Carolyn Mauck (center right) teaches a dance step to Social Dance Club members and guests on Sept. 10.

“This is a great opportunity to come and learn the basic skills of leading and following…” -Carolyn Mauk, kinesiology professor

“I think she’s really good at making sure everyone knows what they’re doing,” Ferrera said of Mauck. “She’s really nice and outgoing. I think that she makes not only the other class fun, but this class too.” Mauck also is Ferrera’s weightlifting instructor.

The dance lessons will be offered from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and 15 as well as Nov. 5 and 19 in Room 220 in the Aquatic Center on East Campus.

“This is a great opportunity to come and learn the basic skills of leading and following,” Mauck said.

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