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Ballet Daytime sections!


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Studying ballet is one of the most effective and elegant ways of improving posture, grace, flexibility, and strength. No experience needed for the beginning classes; one year of training is recommended for advanced beginning, barre and mixed-level classes, and at least two for intermediate and int./advanced. The Pointe/Pointe Prep class, which may be done in pointe shoes or on demi-pointe, will focus on ankle-strengthening exercises and is for students also enrolled in the mixed-level class preceding it.

Fall 2017

Beginning:
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Sept. 11-Dec. 11 or
Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, Sept. 6-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22) or
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Sept. 6-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22) or
Sundays, 3-4 pm, Sept. 10-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26)
Instructors: Suzanne Beahrs (Wed. PM); ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Mon.); Raina Lucas (Wed. noon); Allie Pfeffer (Sun.)
Fee (14 weeks): $154

Advanced Beginning:
Tuesdays, 5:30-7 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12 or
Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)
Instructors: Steven James
Fee (14 weeks): $196

Barre Only: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Sept. 11-Dec. 11
Instructor: Suzanne Beahrs
Fee (14 weeks): $154

Intermediate:
Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23) or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)
Instructors: Steven James (Sat.); Nicki Miller (Thurs.)
Fee (14 weeks): $196; Drop-ins (Intermediate & Int./Advanced only): $18

Intermediate/Advanced: Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, Sept. 11-Dec. 11
Instructor: Nicki Miller
Fee (14 weeks): $196; Drop-ins (Intermediate & Int./Advanced only): $18

Mixed-level:
Sundays, 3-4:30 pm, Sept. 10-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26
Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Sun.)
Fees (14 weeks): $196

Pointe/Pointe Prep:
Mondays, 9-10 pm, Sept. 11-Dec. 11or
Sundays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Sept. 10-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26)
Instructor: ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Sun.);Nicki Miller (Mon.)
Fee: $154; Pointe students must also enroll in class immediately preceding.

Instructors: See above

Winter 2018

Beginning:
Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Jan. 8-March 12 or
Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, Jan. 10-March 14 or
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 11-March 15 or
Sundays, 3-4 pm, Jan. 7-March 11
Instructors: Megan Dillon (Thurs.); ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Mon.); Raina Lucas (Wed.); Megan Yankee (Sun.)
Fee (10 weeks): $110

Advanced Beginning:
Tuesdays, 5:30-7 pm, Jan. 9-March 13 or
Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm, Jan. 6-March 10
Instructors: Steven James
Fee (10 weeks): $140

Barre Only: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 8-March 12
Instructor: Steven James
Fee (10 weeks): $110

Intermediate:
Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm, Jan. 11-March 15 or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, Jan. 6-March 10
Instructors: Steven James (Sat.); Nicki Miller (Thurs.)
Fee (10 weeks): $140; Drop-ins (Intermediate & Int./Advanced only): $18

Intermediate/Advanced: Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, Jan. 8-March 12
Instructor: Nicki Miller
Fee (10 weeks): $140; Drop-ins (Intermediate & Int./Advanced only): $18

Mixed-level:
Sundays, 3-4:30 pm, Jan. 7-March 11
Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Sun.)
Fee (10 weeks): $140

Pointe/Pointe Prep:
Mondays, 9-10 pm, Jan. 8-March 12 or
Sundays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Jan. 7-March 11
Instructor: ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Sun.);Nicki Miller (Mon.)
Fee (10 weeks): $110; Pointe students must also enroll in class immediately preceding.

Instructors: See above

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Belly Dance

Experience the fun and energy of this ancient dance form! Beginners will enjoy low-impact aerobic exercise as they learn the basic moves of Middle Eastern dance. The continuing class, for dancers with at least 1-2 years of basic belly dance experience, will teach more challenging hip movements, dancing with finger cymbals and veils, and floor work.

Fall 2017

Beginning:
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Sept. 6-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22) or
Sundays, 4-5 pm, Sept. 10-Dec. 17

Intermediate: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Sept. 6-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22)

Instructors: Laylianah Mahasin (Wed.); Cristina Velasquez (Sun.)
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2018

Beginning:
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14 or
Sundays, 4-5 pm, Jan. 7-March 11

Intermediate: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14

Instructors: Laylianah Mahasin (Wed.); Cristina Velasquez (Sun.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Bhangra It's back!

Bhangra is a lively and energetic folk dance from Punjab, India that has gained international attention in recent years. A combination of strength and grace, this dynamic form of dance incorporates high jumps and fluid movements into a fun and fast-paced routine. We'll be dancing to a variety of mixes that incorporate both Punjabi and Hip-Hop music; this dance style doubles as a workout, so get ready to sweat!

Winter 2018

Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14

Instructors: Aarti Asrani
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Bollywood Dance

Bollywood is the name given to the style of dancing seen in popular Indian musical films. It is an exciting fusion of many different styles, including classical Indian dance, hip-hop, belly dance, Latin dance and more. This class will bring out your inner Bollywood superstar, while giving you a fun workout!

Fall 2017

Saturdays, 4-5 pm, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)

Instructors: Nischitha Shetty
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2018

Saturdays, 4-5 pm, Jan. 6-March 10

Instructors: Nischitha Shetty
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Break Dance


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Break dancing originated in NYC in the early 70's and is one of the Four Elements of Hip-Hop. In this physically demanding, beginning-level class, you’ll learn moves such as toprocking, uprocking, and freezes, as well as footwork and power moves. Young people under 13 admitted with instructor’s permission.

Fall 2017

Fridays, 6-7:30 pm, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24)

Instructors: Jose Velasquez
Fees (14 weeks): $196

Winter 2018

Fridays, 6-7:30 pm, Jan. 12-March 16

Instructors: Jose Velasquez
Fees (10 weeks): $140

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Dance Video Divas

Have you ever watched a Beyoncé or Britney video and wanted to learn the dance yourself? This class (formerly known as Beyoncé and Beyond) shows you how to do just that! After a short warm-up, this fun class will focus on a step-by-step breakdown of the original choreography from your favorite music videos (with credit to the choreographers of course). We'll even take requests! Don't miss your chance to dance like Michael, Janet, Beyoncé, N*Sync, J.Lo, Aaliyah and more!

Fall 2017

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Sept. 6-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22) Full or
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23) Full

Instructors: Erika Vinson
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2018

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14 or
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Jan. 11-March 15

Instructors: Erika Vinson
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Flamenco Basics New level!

If you have seen and been excited by this dynamic and passionate Spanish dance form, this class is for you! You'll be introduced to all its components: the music, beautiful arm and hand movements, aggressive footwork, use of the skirt, rhythmic clapping and castanets. No experience needed for Level 1; Level 2 students should be comfortable with basic footwork. Wear a full skirt, shoes with a sturdy 2-inch heel, and bring all your enthusiasm!

Fall 2017

Level 1:
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12

Level 2:
Saturdays, 5-6:30 pm, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)

Instructors: Jeanie “Marisol” Ibanez
Fees (14 weeks): $154 (Level 1); $196 (Level 2)

Winter 2018

Level 1:
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Jan. 9-March 13

Level 2:
Saturdays, 5-6:30 pm, Jan. 6-March 10

Instructors: Jeanie “Marisol” Ibanez
Fees (10 weeks): $110 (Level 1); $140 (Level 2)

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Hip-Hop


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These classes teach a fast-paced, high-energy "MTV-style" dance. After a short warm-up, class will focus on learning aerobic dance combinations done to pop and hip-hop music. At least six months hip-hop experience recommended for advanced beginner class; one year for intermediate. Wear sneakers and be prepared to sweat!

Fall 2017

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12 or
Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23) or
Saturdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)

Advanced Beginning: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12

Intermediate: Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Sept. 6-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22)

Instructors: Bernadine Fields (Wed.); Antonio Luna (Thurs.); Jose Velasquez (Tues., Sat.)
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2018

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Jan. 9-March 13 or
Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Jan. 11-March 15 or
Saturdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Jan. 6-March 10

Advanced Beginning: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Jan. 9-March 13

Intermediate: Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14

Instructors: Antonio Luna (Thurs.); Travis Simmons (Wed.); Jose Velasquez (Tues., Sat.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Holistic Ballet

This class is for students interested in gaining a deeper insight into the technical foundations of ballet technique. Students will discover their movement potential through classwork paced at a moderate rate that allows for active experimentation, clear comprehension, and the use of dance imagery to expand and enhance their understanding of concepts, techniques and vocabulary. We will discover how to move through the classical form with an awareness of initiation, articulation and dynamic alignment.

Fall 2017

Thursdays, 11 am-noon, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23)

Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2018

Thursdays, 11 am-noon, Jan. 11-March 15

Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Jazz Basics

Start practicing your jazz hands and Fosse moves! Designed primarily for beginners, this fun and energetic class explores jazz styles with emphasis on basic techniques, including isolations, turns, and leaps.

Fall 2017

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12

Instructors: Liza Ashton
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2018

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 9-March 13/p>

Instructors: Megan Yankee
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Jazz Funk

Jazz Funk is an exciting blend of jazz and hip hop dance styles. This class begins with a thorough, heart-pumping warm up focused on mobility, strength and alignment. Then we dive into fun and funky choreography combining fluid, full-body jazz and hard-hitting funk and hip hop styles. Some dance or movement experience recommended, but adventurous beginners welcome!

Fall 2017

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Sept. 6-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22)

Instructors: Christina Conley
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2018

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14

Instructors: Christina Conley
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Lyrical/Contemporary


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Do you love SYTYCD? Based in ballet and modern dance, this contemporary lyrical class teaches a fluid choreography, often using emotion to motivate the movement. One year prior training recommended for the continuing class.

Fall 2017

Beginning:
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Sept. 6-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22)

Intermediate: Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23)

Instructors: Raina Lucas (Wed.)Nicki Miller (Thurs.)
Fees (14 weeks): $154 (Beg.); $196 (Int.)

Winter 2018

Beginning:
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14

Intermediate: Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, Jan. 11-March 15

Instructors: Raina Lucas (Wed.); Nicki Miller (Thurs.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110 (Beg.); $140 (Int.)

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Modern Daytime section!

Modern dance evolved as a rebellion against the formality of ballet; it is freer and more expressive but still emphasizes proper alignment and technique. No experience needed for the beginning class; one or more years of training recommended for continuing. Some experience recommended but not required for the mixed-level class.

Fall 2017

Beginning:
Sundays, 2-3 pm, June 11-Aug. 27
Fee (12 weeks): $132

Mixed-level:
Thursdays, 11 am-noon, June 8-Aug. 24

Beginning:
Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Sept. 6-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22) or
Sundays, 2-3 pm, Sept. 10-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26)
Fee (14 weeks): $154

Mixed-level:
Thursdays, 12-1 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (not Nov. 23)
Fee (14 weeks): $154

Intermediate:
Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, Sept. 11-Dec. 11 or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)
Fee (14 weeks: $196

Instructors: Suzanne Beahrs (Wed.);ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Mon., Thurs.); Rachelle Feldman (Sat.)Allie Pfeffer (Sun.)

Winter 2018

Beginning:
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 8-March 12 or
Sundays, 2-3 pm, Jan. 7-March 13
Fee (10 weeks): $110

Mixed-level:
Thursdays, 12-1 pm, Jan. 11-March 15
Fee (10 weeks): $110

Intermediate:
Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, Jan. 8-March 12 or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, Jan. 6-March 10
Fee (10 weeks: $140

Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Mon., Thurs.); Rachelle Feldman (Sat.)Megan Yankee (Sun.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110 (Beg., Mixed-level); $140 (Intermed.)

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Tap


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Everybody has rhythm. This class will help you find it and express it! We'll work on tap dance fundamentals and apply them to choreography and improvisation to different types of music. One year of tap experience recommended for the intermediate class. Please wear tap-shoes or shoes with a hard, smooth sole.

Fall 2017

Beginning: Tuesdays, 7-8 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12
Intermediate: Tuesdays, 8-9 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12

Instructors: Rebecca Conley
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2018

Beginning: Tuesdays, 7-8 pm, Jan. 9-March 13
Intermediate: Tuesdays, 8-9 pm, Jan. 9-March 13

Instructors: Rebecca Conley
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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West African Dance Live drumming!

This fun, energetic, aerobic class is sure to get you in great shape. Traditional West African rhythm and dance styles will be explored for everyone to enjoy!

Fall 2017

Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23)

Instructors: McDaniel Roberts
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2018

Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Jan. 11-March 15

Instructors: McDaniel Roberts
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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CLASSES

Ballet
Belly Dance
Bhangra
Bollywood Dance
Break Dance
Dance Video Divas
Flamenco Basics
Hip-Hop
Holistic Ballet
Jazz Basics
Jazz Funk
Lyrical/Contemporary
Modern
Tap
West African