Overlea has a gem of a resource for families. Overlea Fullerton Recreation Council (OFRC) Dance has been serving the community for over 40 years.
A variety of dance and fitness classes from Children’s Dance, Modern, Hip-Hop, Boys Dance, Adult Tap/Jazz, Aerobics, Ballroom Dance, Zumba, Zumba Gold and Basic Mat Pilates are offered to the community.
The primary program is the Children’s Dance program. Children ages 3 to 7 take ballet and tap. Ages 7 and up take ballet, tap and jazz. Ages 10 and up can take pointe in addition to ballet, tap and jazz. Pointe students must have 3 years of ballet experience. Also offered- modern dance and hip-hop dance which are both co-ed classes. In May, the annual recital is held that showcases all dance classes.
Adult Tap and Jazz is for those ages 18 and older. This class goes over the basics of tap and jazz.
Aerobics is one of the fitness classes held in mornings and evenings. This hour-long cardio class includes fitness dances, step aerobics, kickboxing and floor and stretching exercises.
Zumba is a latin-inspired cardio fitness dance class with most of the music in the class either Latin or internationally-based. You will get to dance the merengue, cha-cha, salsa and more, adding fitness elements to the routines to help tone your body. It is a cardio dance workout.
Zumba Gold is a latin-inspired cardio fitness dance class. It is Zumba, but at a lower intensity and a milder pace.
Basic Mat Pilates focuses on core strengthening to stabilize and support the spine. Using your own body weight and gravity, you will tone, strengthen and lengthen your entire body.
Ballroom Dance, as seen on “Dancing With The Stars”.
Elmwood Elementary School Recreation Room location is where Children’s Dance, Modern, Hip Hop, and Adult Tap/ Jazz classes take place. Elmwood is located at 531 Dale Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21206.
Fullerton Elementary School Cafetorium location is where P.M. Aerobics, Zumba, Basic Mat Pilates, and Ballroom Dance classes take place. Fullerton is located at 4400 Fullerton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21236.
Fullerton Community Center is where A.M. Aerobics and Zumba Gold classes take place. It is located at 7209 Belair Road. If you are traveling down Belair Road from 695, the community center is located to the left after the traffic light at Taylor Avenue.
To learn more visit www.ofrcdance.com