Spend your holiday break by working off some excess-induced pounds while raising money for a good cause. On Saturday, December 29, at 10:30 a.m. Nia instructor Jane Pagano will host "Dancing 4 Walls" to raise funds and awareness for the 4 Walls Project/Proyecto 4 Paredes at the Tango Café Dance Studio (389 Gregory St.). In 2008 Bonnie Yannie and Meghan Haslan founded the organization, and have since built more than 50 homes in Rochester's sister city of El Sauce, Nicaragua. This winter Yannie will return to the city for the sixth time to spend six weeks building homes.
The hour-long Nia class will draw on martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts all to the sounds of soul-stirring music to connect body, mind, emotions, and spirit. The event is pay-what-you-will, and 100 percent of proceeds will go toward building materials. For more information visit 4wallsproject.com.