Mental Health First Aid Course in St. Paul

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota will hold a free Mental Health First Aid training course in St. Paul designed to teach the basic first-aid skills needed to help a person who is experiencing a mental-health problem or crisis. This two-day, 12-hour course is aimed at improving mental health literacy. It will be held Feb. 25-26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Ave. S., in St. Paul. Participants should bring a lunch. Participants will receive a course manual and certificate for completing the course. Registration is required. To register or get more detailed information, contact NAMI Minnesota at 651-645-2948.

TU Dance Center offers pre-professional and junior and teen classes
TU Dance Center, 2121 W. University Ave. in St. Paul, is offering both pre-professional and junior and teen classes in its spring 2013 semester.

The Pre-professional Division classes, which begins this week, is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African and repertory work for students up to age 23. The Junior and Teen Division, organized by age, introduces the joy of creative movement and introductory dance technique using several disciplines. Classes begin Feb. 2 and include Creative Movement/Drum for ages 5-9, Introduction to Dance for ages 10-13, Beginning Ballet Barre for ages 8+ and Modern Teen Beginning for ages 14+.

Other educational activities include open classes in modern, ballet, GAGA/People, West-African and contemporary ballet and intensive three- to five-day workshops in different disciplines.

For information, visit “classes” at www.tudance.org, or contact TU Dance Center via email at education@tudance.org or call 612-605-1925.

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