The Clinton Rotary Club is once again supporting arts in the community. The club funded two events for residents of Sampson County. The first event was co-sponsored with the Performing Arts School of Clinton. Seventeen parents and dance students attended an informational seminar at New York University’s Harkness Center for Dance Injuries on July 10. The Sampson county resident were presented with a one hour informational session about the prevention of dance injuries and career opportunities for students who study dance at the university’s rehabilitation center.
The Harkness Center is focused on educating parents and students on the challenges presented to adolescent dancers. Students and parents were offered injury prevention tips, and were informed of the center’s free injury prevention assessment offered at NYU Lagone Medical Center.
The second sponsored event was held on Saturday, Sept. 9. The club sponsored two free hip-hop classes offered to anyone in the community. Twenty-four participants ages 5-61 participated in the free event. Sean Jaenicke from the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory taught classes to males and females in the community. “It was a pleasure to bring to Sampson county my style of dance,” said Jaenicke. “The participants were so energetic and a pleasure to work with during the workshop.”
The Clinton Rotary Club meets each Thursday at Zeng’s Palace in Clinton.