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Wanna Dance?

Local Editor Lisa Cisneros heads over to AMA Dancers & Co. for a Monday night hip-hop class.

Hi Des Plaines! Welcome to my new video column, Doing it up in Des Plaines, where I'll be out and about town, trying my hand at activities, participating in events  and showing you everything your community has to offer. Up first, a hip-hop class at AMA Dancers & Co. at 216 Graceland Ave.

Always looking for new ways to get some exercise and get out of the house, I headed over to AMA on a Monday night and hoofed it up in the hip-hop class. (I won't be quitting my day job any time soon.) There I spoke with instructor Amy Probasco, 26, about the benefits of the class and student Tyra Kadlac, 70, about why she loves AMA.

Ama Dancers & Co. (pronounced am-ma, I pronounce it incorrectly throughout my interviews but people were too polite to correct me) was established in 2005 by owner Ann Marie Frank. What began as a dance and tumbling school with 90 students has grown to 400 children and adults. AMA offers classes in tap, jazz, ballet, drama, voice, piano and guitar from beginning to intermediate.

Up next: MBD Martial Arts.

Kristen McLaughlin September 09, 2010 at 05:59 PM
HA! LOVE THIS GREAT JOB LISA!
Sara Byrne September 09, 2010 at 08:13 PM
looks like a blast!!!!
jsjs September 10, 2010 at 09:24 PM
AMA rocks!
Karen Ladendorf September 11, 2010 at 04:34 PM
you're so natural I love it!
Sara Fay September 11, 2010 at 10:14 PM
Lisa, you are too cute! I'll take hip hop with you any day.
Lisa Cisneros September 12, 2010 at 04:21 AM
Thanks Sara I think you're cute too!
John Orrico September 21, 2010 at 12:35 AM
Looks Like a Lot Of Fun!!
Lilas D. Kawales September 25, 2010 at 12:40 AM
Two left feet, no way. Your a natural!!

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