HYDE PARK — The Hyde Park School of Dance is offering free salsa dancing lessons Friday.
The class at 6:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., wraps up three weeks of free classes before the dance school’s annual gala.
Erin Barnett, a teacher at the school, will lead the 1½ hour class. The class is free but requires a reservation by visiting the school’s website.
The school holds its annual gala at 5:30 p.m. Saturday with dinner, dancing and a silent auction at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. on the University of Chicago campus.
The gala will also include a Broadway-inspired dance performance by company dancers with music from Bopology.
Ticket packages start at $125 for a single seat, $600 for four and up to $5,000 for 10 seats.
Tickets are available on the school’s website.