Adult & Teen Classes

AfroBeat Dance

SPRING 2020

Sundays, 3-4 pm, March 15-May 17 (not Apr. 12) REGISTER NOW
Instructor: Saydenu Tukan
Fee (9 weeks): $99

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AfroCaribbean Mix

This class will explore the different dances from the African Diaspora in the Caribbean Islands and their modern forms such as Soca, Afro-Beats, Dembow, Reggae, Reggaetón, Bomba, etc. Exploring 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 class focuses on developing strength, stamina, flexibility, quick feet movements and the ability to fully and rapidly undulate the torso. The class creates a dance community that nurtures, heals, renews, and inspires body and spirit.

SPRING 2020

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 19-May 21 Register Now
Instructor: Emy Landestoy
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Ballet – Daytime sections!

Studying ballet is one of the most effective and elegant ways of improving posture, grace, flexibility, and strength. It is considered to be an excellent foundation for many other forms of dance. 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 intermediate/advanced. The Pointe/Pointe Prep class, which may be done in pointe shoes or on demi-pointe, will focus on ankle-strengthening exercises; students must also enroll in the mixed-level class preceding it.

SPRING 2020
Beginning: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 16-May 18 or REGISTER NOW

Wednesdays, 11 am-12 pm, March 18-May 20 (focus on center work) REGISTER NOW

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 18-May 20 or REGISTER NOW

Sundays, 1-2 pm, March 15-May 17 (not Apr. 12) REGISTER NOW

Adv. Beginning: Tuesdays, 5:30-7 pm, March 17-May 19 or REGISTER NOW
Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm, March 14-May 16 REGISTER NOW

Barre only: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 16-May 18 REGISTER NOW

Mixed-level: Sundays, 3-4:30 pm, March 15-May 17 (not Apr. 12) REGISTER NOW

Intermediate: Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm, March 19-May 21 REGISTER NOW or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, March 14-May 16 REGISTER NOW

Intermed./Advanced: Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, March 16-May 18 REGISTER NOW

Pointe/Pointe Prep: Sundays, 4:30-5:30 pm, March 15-May 17 (not Apr. 12) REGISTER NOW

Instructors: ShaLeigh Comerford (Sun., Mon. Beg., Wed. AM); Nicki Miller (Mon. Int./Adv., Thurs. Int.,); Steven James Rodriguez Velez (Monday Barre, Tues. Adv. Beg, Sat. Adv. Beg. & Int.); Danielle Segretto (Wed. PM);
Fees (10 weeks): One-hour classes $110 (Sundays – 9 weeks, $99); One and a half hour classes $140 (Sundays – 9 weeks, $126; Drop-ins $18 (Int. & Int./Adv. ONLY)

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Ballet Awarenesss

In this class, students will gain a deeper insight into the technical foundations of ballet and discover how to move through the classical form with special attention to initiation, articulation and alignment. Class begins with breathing and body awareness exercises, and progresses to simple barre and center exercises done slowly and mindfully. For beginners and experienced dancers alike.

SPRING 2020
Thursdays, 11 am-12 pm, March 19-May 21 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Anthony “AJ” Nelson
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Contemporary Ballet Daytime

Class focuses on the deconstruction of movement into accessible technical basics that movers from varied backgrounds can understand. We work from the foundations of William Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies to remove artificial affectations leaving the core technique and pure physical architecture of the body. The ultimate goal of this study is to learn the functionality of form and how to carry this knowledge into application through phrase work. This is a practical, technical class that uses the tools of improvisation, weight, shape, space, rhythm and time. Participants will see results that can easily apply to other forms of dance. For all levels.

SPRING 2020
Wednesdays, 1-2 pm,March 18-May 20 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: ShaLeigh Comerford
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Belly Dance

Experience the fun and energy of this exotic dance form! Beginners will enjoy low-impact aerobic exercise as they learn the basic moves of Middle Eastern dance. The continuing class will cover more advanced content for those with some belly dance training. The mixed-level class welcomes beginners but will progress at an accelerated pace.

 

SPRING 2020

Beginning: Sundays, 4-5 pm, March 15-May 17 (not Apr. 12) REGISTER NOW

Mixed-level: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm,Mar. 18 -May 20 Jan. 8-March 11 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Laylianah Mahasin (Wed.); Cristina Velasquez (Sun.)

Fee (10 weeks): $110; Sundays (9 weeks) $99

SharQui: Belly Dance Fitness

Get ready to shimmy and sweat in this new Bellydance Fitness Class! In each class, you’ll learn easy-to-follow belly dance combinations using a dynamic teaching system known as SharQui (pronounced Shar-‘Key), developed by world famous bellydancer, Oreet. You will learn the ancient, beautiful art of belly dance with a focus on constant movement and calorie-burning fun! This class is great for all levels of experience, from brand new beginners to advanced dancers.

 

SPRING 2020

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 18-May 20 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Laylianah Mahasin

Fee (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!

SPRING  2020

Saturdays, 2-3 pm, March 14-May 16 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Nischitha Shetty 

Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Brazilian Samba

Students will take an imaginary journey to Rio de Janeiro as they experience the lively movements of Brazilian Samba! Prepare for a workout as you learn the fast footwork, elegant body movements and spirited choreography of this sensual dance.

 

SPRING 2020
Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 19-May 21 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Cristal Chinchayan

Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Break Dance

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.

SPRING 2020

Fridays, 6-7:30 pm, March 20-May 22 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Jose Velasquez

Fee (10 weeks): $140

 

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Contemporary/Lyrical

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 intermediate class.

 

SPRING 2020
Beginning: Tuesdays, 7-8 pm, March 17-May 19 REGISTER NOW   OR
Sundays, 2-3pm, March 15-May 17 (not Apr. 12) REGISTER NOW  

Intermediate: Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, March 19-May 21 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Steven James Rodriguez Velez (Beg Tues,), Saydenu Tukan (Beg. Sunday.); Nicki Miller (Int.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110 ( Tues Beg.); $140 (Int.) Sunday Beg (9 weeks): $99

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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 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!

SPRING 2020
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 17-May 19 WAITLIST

Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 19-May 21  JOIN WAITLIST

Sundays, 12-1 pm, March 15-May 17 (not Apr. 12) WAITLIST

Instructor: Erika Vinson (Tues., Thurs.); AJ Nelson (Sun.)

Fees (10 weeks): $110 ; Sun. (9 weeks) $99

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Hip-Hop

Hip-hop dance is a street dance evolved from hip-hop culture and includes a range of styles, such as breaking, popping and locking. After a warm-up, class will focus on learning short combinations done to hip-hop music. No experience needed for the beginning class; six months of previous training recommended for advanced beginning and one or more years for intermediate.

 

SPRING 2020

Beginning: Tuesdays, 8-9 pm, March 17-May 19 REGISTER NOW   OR

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, March 18-May 20 WAITLIST   OR

Saturdays, 5-6 pm, March 14-May 16 REGISTER NOW

Adv. Beginning: Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 18-May 20 REGISTER NOW

Intermediate: Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 19-May 21 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Nanette Richardson (Tues.); Jose Velasquez (Wed., Thurs., Sat.)

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 experience recommended.

 

SPRING 2020

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 18-May 20 Register Now

Instructor: Christina Conley
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Modern         Daytime section!

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

SPRING 2020
Beginning: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 16-May 18 REGISTER NOW<

Mixed-level: Thursdays, 12-1 pm, March 19-May 21 REGISTER NOW

Intermediate: Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, March 16-May 18 (SDW) REGISTER NOW OR

Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, March 14-May 16 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: ShaLeigh Comerford (Mon.); Rachelle Feldman (Sat.); Anthony “AJ” Nelson (Thurs.)

Fees (10 weeks): $110 (Beg. & Mixed-level); $140 (Intermediate)

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Modern Jazz

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 2020
Sundays, 5-6:30 pm, March 15-May 17 (not Apr. 12) REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Tracey Durbin
Fee (9 weeks): $126

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ShaGa

ShaGa is a guided movement practice based on the philosophy that what we do in the studio can affect our lives outside of it and that inhabiting our bodies allows us to more fully inhabit the world we live in. It is designed for all people of all abilities who want to connect to their passion to move and discover in a welcoming, accepting  atmosphere. Evocative ideas and imagery create an improvisational playground that enhances increased sensitivity to our bodies while going beyond familiar limits and expanding our movement potential. As we allow our innate, inner rhythms, we experience freedom inside our movement and inside our minds while connecting our bodies to our imaginations. The practice opens us up to more pleasure and the capacity to experience movement as a dynamic, healing force of vitality

 

SPRING 2020

Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, March 18-May 20 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: ShaLeigh Comerford

Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Street Jazz

Street Jazz is a fusion of several styles of jazz as taught in dance studios with popular street dance styles, including hip-hop. Students will be encouraged to step outside the box and bring their own individual style and personality to their movement. For beginners as well as those with some dance experience.

 

SPRING 2020
Fridays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 20-May 22 Register Now

Instructor: Emy Landestoy
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Tap

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.

 

SPRING 2020

Beginning: Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, March 17-May 19 Register Now

Intermediate: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 17-May 19 Register Now

Instructor: Rebecca Conley
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Social Dance

PRIVATE LESSONS

Getting married and needing help with your “first dance”? Or would you just like individual instruction tailored to your specific needs? Private lessons cost $60/hour or three for $165; call 919-286-6011 for more information.

Movement/Fitness

90’s Cardio Funk

Join us for a non-stop 90’s dance party, using fun songs and exhilarating aerobic dance moves made popular back in the day. Think Flyy Girls meets Kid n Play, boy bands, pop divas, movie soundtracks, and more! Dances include the Running Man, Tootsie Roll, and Funky Charleston. It’s every bit as fun and cheesy as it sounds – you’ll giggle your way through a great workout! For all levels.

 

SPRING 2020
Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, March 19-May 21 WAITLIST

Instructor: Erika Vinson

Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Ballet Conditioning

This class will help you improve your core strength, muscle control, turn-out, and flexibility through floor barre and other types of exercises. An excellent warm-up for students in the mixed-level ballet class which follows, it is also great for those with no ballet experience who want to work toward that strong, dancer body.

 

SPRING 2020

Sundays, 2-3 pm, March 15-May 17 (not April 12) Register Now

Instructor: ShaLeigh Comerford
Fee (9 weeks): $99

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 Broadway Workout – New Daytime Section!

Do you want to add some extra exercise to your routine? Are you a fan of Broadway show tunes? You’ve come to the right place! This class will make your workout super fun, as you move and groove to upbeat Broadway songs you love and learn some awesome choreography to boot!

 

SPRING 2020

Mondays, 12:00-1:00 pm, March 16-May 18 Register Now

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 17-May 19 WAITLIST or

Thursdays, 1-2 pm, March 19-May 21 Register Now

Instructors: Isabelle Frame (Mon.); Emy Landestoy (Tues.); AJ Nelson (Thurs.)

Fee
(10 weeks): $110

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Pilates Mat

The Pilates Method has become a favorite of dancers and others for its effectiveness in promoting flexibility and long, lean muscles. Floor exercises focus on strengthening the body’s core through precise movement, spinal alignment and integration of the breath. Exercises can be modified for all levels.

 

SPRING 2020

Mondays, 11 am-12 pm, March 16-May 18 REGISTER NOW

Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 16-May 18 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Anna Barker (AM); Shermalyn Green (PM)

Fee (10 weeks): $110

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SharQui: Belly Dance Fitness

Get ready to shimmy and sweat in this new Bellydance Fitness Class! In each class, you’ll learn easy-to-follow belly dance combinations using a dynamic teaching system known as SharQui (pronounced Shar-‘Key), developed by world famous bellydancer, Oreet. You will learn the ancient, beautiful art of belly dance with a focus on constant movement and calorie-burning fun! This class is great for all levels of experience, from brand new beginners to advanced dancers.

 

SPRING 2020

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 18-May 20 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Laylianah Mahasin
Fee: (10 weeks): $110

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