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UMD students taking virtual dance classes at home

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DULUTH, MN-- As college students are learning their everyday courses online, some are also trying to navigate virtual dance classes too.

A modern dance technique is offered at the University of Minnesota Duluth and students are dancing at home while taking lessons from their instructor online.

Professor Rebecca Katz Harwood says losing the studio environment, and face to face interaction has been a real hurdle.

She added that even though it's a difficult time for everyone, she teaches her five students to look at the glass half full.

"I think the challenge of being able to give feedback, which is something that normally your able to do more seamlessly in real-time now has become an ither or task, so I think just navigating and figuring out what's best," stated Katz Harwood.

The students say they were hesitant at first, especially with trying to figure how to make enough space in their homes.

They also said it challenged them to work on time management. One student in the class says "it's actually been pretty fun".

"It's kinda fun to bring dance into my house and share it with my family and to have my dogs running around while I'm dancing, obviously its really wonderful to be in the studio but there are positives of being at home as well," added Noelle Kedrowski.

Katz Harwood says you too can learn to dance at home.

She suggested checking out dancingalonetogether.org where you can learn or create dances to share with your community.

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Kaitlyn Moffett

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