Canadian farm offers alpaca dance classes

By Daniel Uria  |  July 27, 2017 at 3:37 PM
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July 27 (UPI) -- A farm in Canada is offering "alpaca dance classes" for anyone looking to get fit and cut a rug with the wooly mammals.

313 farms in Manitoba is offering six weeks of dance and fitness classes including hip-hop, barre, cardio, pilates, mommy and me and boot camp with the company of friendly alpacas.

Each class lasts about 45 minutes and is followed by a 15-minute "Alpaca Meet and Greet" session for students to feed the animals and snap a selfie.

"Moms, dads, little ones come out and just learn about music and about animals. You get outside and get away from the TV and get a little workout at the same time," Ann Patman of 313 Farms told Global News. "The alpacas are super friendly, they don't bite, they're very curious about people without being intrusive so they're really nice to get along with."

Inspired by the growing trend of Goat Yoga students are free to choose whether or not they'd like to interact with the alpacas while toning their abs or learning hip-hop moves.

"The people who have been here really like it," Patman said. "They love the interaction with the alpacas, they love that they're so friendly. They're good with the little kids - yah, people like it."

Classes cost $10 for guests who register in advance and $15 at the door. The farm also requests that guests hoping to attend the barre, cardio, hip-hop and boot camp classes register in advance to assure teachers are available.

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