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Peas, Dance, Marilyn’s Farewell

Peas, Dance, Marilyn’s Farewell

Delora Porter offers sweet peas to classmates in Marilyn Smith's International Folk Dance Class

Delora Porter offers sweet peas to classmates in Marilyn Smith’s International Folk Dance Class

At the break in Marilyn Smith’s International Folk Dance Class, Delora Porter said, “Anyone want a pea?” and opened her container of snappin’ fresh peas from her garden. Marilyn Smith (green v-neck on the right) had just announced that she was planning not to teach Dance 40 next Autumn in the face of cutbacks at SRJC, after 46 years of teaching (doesn’t she look great?!).

At the far right is Julie, and flanking Delora are Sandy, who delighted us with her belly-dancing, and Beverly in the center of the photo. You will notice some Santa Rosa H.S. students who take this class as a P.E. credit.

Marilyn will continue to teach in the area, and her classes at Monroe Hall can be found on her website Razzmatazz.