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Afro-Caribbean New!

This class is based in the technique of Katherine Dunham, an early modern dancer who has been called “the queen of black dance.” Bringing together African, Caribbean ritual, social dance and concert dance, this technique focuses on developing strength, flexibility, and the ability to fully and rapidly undulate the torso. Through the magical sounds of the drums and the fusion of dance, rhythm, and song, the class creates a dance community that nurtures, heals, renews, and inspires body and spirit.

Spring 2018

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 22-May 24

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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.

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

Spring 2018

Beginning:
Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 19-May 21 or
Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, March 21-May 23 or
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 20-May 22 or
Sundays, 3-4 pm, March 18-May 20 (not Apr.1)
Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Mon.); Raina Lucas (Wed.); Megan Yankee (Tues., Sun.)
Fee (10 weeks): $110; $99 (Sun. - 9 weeks)

Advanced Beginning:
Tuesdays, 5:30-7 pm, March 20-May 22 or
Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm, March 17-May 19
Instructors: Steven James
Fee (10 weeks): $140

Barre Only: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 19-May 21
Instructor: Steven James
Fee (10 weeks): $110

Intermediate:
Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm, March 22-May 24 or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, March 17-May 19
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, March 19-May 21
Instructor: Nicki Miller
Fee (10 weeks): $140; Drop-ins (Intermediate & Int./Advanced only): $18

Mixed-level:
Sundays, 3-4:30 pm, March 18-May 20 (not Apr.1)
Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Sun.)
Fee (9 weeks): $126

Pointe/Pointe Prep:
Mondays, 9-10 pm, March 19-May 21 or
Sundays, 4:30-5:30 pm, March 18-May 20 (not Apr.1)
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.

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

Spring 2018

Beginning:
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 21-May 23 or
Sundays, 4-5 pm, March 18-May 20 (not Apr. 1)

Intermediate: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 21-May 23

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

Spring 2018

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 20-May 22

Instructors:

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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!

Winter 2018

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

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

Spring 2018

Saturdays, 4-5 pm, March 17-May 19

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.

Winter 2018

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

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

Spring 2018

Fridays, 6-7:30 pm, March 23-May 25

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!

Winter 2018

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

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

Spring 2018

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, March 21-May 23 or
Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 22-May 24

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!

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)

Spring 2018

Level 1:
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 22-May 24

Level 2:
Saturdays, 5-6:30 pm, March 17-May 19

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!

Winter 2018

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

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

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

Spring 2018

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, March 20-May 22 or
Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 22-May 24 or
Saturdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, March 17-May 19

Advanced Beginning: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 20-May 22

Intermediate: Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 21-May 23

Instructors: Antonio Luna (Thurs.); Bernadine Fields (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.

Winter 2018

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

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

Spring 2018

Thursdays, 11 am-noon, March 22-May 24

Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks
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!

Winter 2018

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

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

Spring 2018

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 21-May 23

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.

Winter 2018

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

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

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

Spring 2018

Beginning:
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 21-May 23

Intermediate: Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, March 22-May 24

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.

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.)

Spring 2018

Beginning:
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 19-May 21 or
Sundays, 2-3 pm, March 18-May 20 (not Apr. 1)
Fee (10 weeks): $110; $99 (Sun. - 9 weeks)

Mixed-level:
Thursdays, 12-1 pm, March 22-May 24
Fee (10 weeks): $110

Intermediate:
Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, March 19-May 21 or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, March 17-May 19
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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Modern Jazz New!

This soulful modern jazz dance class is based in the technique of legendary jazz dance teacher, Luigi. After a grounding warm-up, students will be challenged from the outside in and trained in both the expression and execution of movement. Set to eclectic, atmospheric and heart-thumping music, this modern jazz class will equip you with ballet foundations as well as with modern and jazz dance vocabulary and will keep you engaged, sweaty, and inspired. Some dance training recommended.

Spring 2018

Sundays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 18-May 20

Instructors: Tracey Durbin
Fees (9 weeks): $99

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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.

Winter 2018

Beginning: Tuesdays, 7-8 pm, March 20-May 22
Intermediate: Tuesdays, 8-9 pm, March 20-May 22

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!

Winter 2018

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

Instructors: LeBrandi Johnson
Fees (10 weeks): $110

Spring 2018

Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 21-May 23

Instructors: LeBrandi Johnson
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