Adult & Teen Classes Summer Session #3

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE HELD ONLINE USING ZOOM

We strongly encourage you to register for the entire 4-week session of the class(es) of your choice, if your budget will allow. We will need to have a minimum number of students enrolled in any particular class in order for it to continue. All classes will meet the first week of the session, and drop-ins will be allowed. Thereafter, we will continue to accept drop-ins only after minimum enrollment is met. If minimum enrollment has not been met before the second class, the class will be removed from the schedule.

Enrolled students will be notified if their class has to be cancelled and may choose another class or a refund/store credit. Make-ups may be taken during the four-week session but may not be carried over to the next four-week session.

Summer classes will be organized into three 4-week sessions that will run back-to-back through August.

Session 2: June 29-July 26 (we will have classes on July 4th) – OPEN FOR REGISTRATION NOW
Session 3: July 27 – Aug. 23 –OPEN FOR REGISTRATION NOW

AfroBeat Dance

AfroBeat Dance is a fusion of several popular dances from Africa, danced to continental rhythms. This class is very high energy and super fun! No experience necessary.

SUMMER 2020

Session #3: Sundays 3-4 pm, Aug 2 – Aug 23 CANCELLED

Instructor: Saydenu Tukan
Fee (4 weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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.

SUMMER 2020

Session #3: Thursdays 5:30-6:25 pm, Aug 6-Aug 27 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Emy Landestoy
Fee (4 weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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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.

SUMMER SESSION #3 2020

Beginning:
Mondays, 6:30-7:25 pm, July 27 – Aug 17 REGISTER NOW
Wednesdays, 12 pm-12:55 pm, July 29 – Aug 19 REGISTER NOW

Adv. Beginning:
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45 pm, July 28 – Aug 18 REGISTER NOW
Saturdays, 12:30-1:45 pm, Aug 1-22 REGISTER NOW

Barre only: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, July 27 – Aug 17 REGISTER NOW

Mixed-level: Sundays, 3-4:25 pm, Aug 2 – Aug 23 REGISTER NOW

Intermediate:
Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm, July 30 – Aug 20 REGISTER NOW or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:15 pm, Aug 1 – 23 REGISTER NOW

Intermed./Advanced:
Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, July 27 – Aug 17 REGISTER NOW

Pointe/Pointe Prep:
Sundays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Aug 2 – 23 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: ShaLeigh Comerford (Mon. Beg., Sun Mixed-Level); Nicki Miller (Mon. Int./Adv., Thurs. Int.,); Steven James Rodriguez Velez (Monday Barre, Tues. Adv. Beg, Wed. noon, Sat. Adv. Beg. & Int.); Isabelle Frame (Sunday Pointe)

Fees (4 weeks): One-hour classes $40; 75 minute classes $50; One and a half hour classes $55;
Drop-ins: $12/60 min, $14/75 min, $16/90 min (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.

SUMMER SESSION #3, 2020
Thursdays 11am-11:55 am, Aug 6-27 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Anthony “AJ” Nelson
Fee (4 weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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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!

SUMMER SESSION #3, 2020
Beginning
Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm, July 30 – Aug 20  REGISTER NOW
Intermediate
Saturdays 2- 3 pm, Aug 1 – 22 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Nischitha Shetty
Fee (4 weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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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.

SUMMER SESSION #3, 2020
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm, Aug 5 -26 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Cristal Chinchayan
Fee (4 weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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Contemporary

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.

SUMMER SESSION #3, 2020
Intermediate:
Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, Aug 6 – Aug 27 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Nicki Miller (Int.)
Fees (4 weeks): Int. Thurs: $55

Drop-Ins: $16/90 min

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Contemporary Explorations

This is an exploratory class focused on sensation, pleasure, and expanding our scope of imagination. After a warm-up, we will play improvisational games in the center and across the floor and end with a dance combination based on our work/play in class. No experience needed, just the willingness to break patterns and connect more deeply with the tools we have already accumulated during our lives.

SUMMER SESSION #3, 2020
Tuesdays 7 -8pm, July 28 – Aug 18 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Steven James Rodriguez Velez
Fees (4 weeks): $40. $12/class, drop-in basis

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Flamenco

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 the beginning class; continuing students should be comfortable with basic footwork. Wear shoes with a sturdy 2-inch heel, and bring all your enthusiasm!

SUMMER SESSION #3, 2020
Beginning: Wednesdays 6:30 -7:30 pm, July 29 – Aug 19 REGISTER NOW

Intermediate: Saturdays, 4:30-6:00pm, Aug 1 – 22 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Jeanie “Marisol” Ibañez

Fee (4 weeks): $40 Beginning, $55 Intermediate
Drop-ins: $12/1 hour, $16/90 min

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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.

SUMMER SESSION #3, 2020
Beginning:
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, July 29 – Aug 19 REGISTER NOW

Intermediate:
Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, July 30 -Aug 20 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Jose Velasquez
Fees (4 weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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Jazz Funk

This class uses a blend of dance styles in fun and funky choreography set to upbeat pop music. We do a thorough warmup utilizing traditional jazz and modern technique. We build strength, stamina, alignment and fluidity that facilitate dancers expressing through the choreography. This class is very high energy and fun! Some dance experience recommended, but adventurous beginners welcome.

SUMMER SESSION #3, 2020
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:25 pm, Aug 2 – 23 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Christina Conley
Fee (4 weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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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.

SUMMER SESSION #3, 2020

Mixed-level:
Mondays, 5:30-6:25 pm, July 27 – Aug 17 REGISTER NOW
Thursdays, 12-1:15 pm, July 30 – Aug 20 REGISTER NOW

Intermediate:
Saturdays, 11 am-12:25 pm, Aug 1 – 22 REGISTER NOW

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

Fees (4 weeks): $40 (Beg), $48 (Mixed-level); $56 (Intermediate)

Drop-ins: $12/1 hour and 75 min, $16/90 min

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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.

SUMMER SESSION #3, 2020
Sundays 5-6 pm, Aug 2 – Aug 23 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Tracey Durbin
Fee (4 weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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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.

SUMMER SESSION #3, 2020
Fridays 5:30-6:30 pm, July 31 -Aug 21 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Emy Landestoy
Fee (4 weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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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.

SUMMER SESSION #3, 2020
Beginning:
Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, July 28 – Aug Aug 18 CANCELLED

Intermediate:
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, July 28 – Aug Aug 18  REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Kathleen O’Melia
Fee (4 weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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Movement/Fitness

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.

SUMMER SESSION #3, 2020
Sundays 2-2:55pm, Aug 2 – 23 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: ShaLeigh Comerford
Fee (4 weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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 Broadway Workout

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!

SUMMER SESSION #3 2020
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:25pm, July 28 – Aug 18 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Emy Landestoy
Fee
(4weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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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.

SUMMER SESSION #3 2020
Mondays 11 am-12:00pm, July 27 – Aug 17 (Note: Aug 10 and 22 classes will be pre-recorded and not live) REGISTER NOW
Thursdays 7:30 pm, July 30 – Aug 20 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Anna Barker (Mon), Shely Wright (Thurs)
Fee (4 weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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Quarantine Fitness

This fitness class will bring a healing vitalitity to your daily routine at home. We will utilize low-impact approaches using our own body-weight rather than props to strengthen our bodies and cardiovascular systems while reaping the benefits of improving the way we feel in mind and body. All fitness levels are welcome tto join. Yoga mats recommended.

SUMMER SESSION #3 2020
Tuesdays 6:30 -7:30 pm, July 28 -Aug 18 CANCELLED

Instructor: Isabelle Frame
Fee (4 weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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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.

SUMMER SESSION #3, 2020
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Aug 5 – 26 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Laylianah Mahasin
Fee (4 weeks): $40, $12 drop-in

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Self-Care for Stressed Bodies – New Class! By Donation

In these unsettling times, we can all benefit from some extra self-care. This donation-based class will center around mental and physical wellness and is designed for anyone who wants to increase, develop or add to their wellness toolbox. Exercises include breath work, meditative techniques, and body work such as targeted muscle stretches and exercises to release pain and tension as well as improving body, mind, and spirits. This class is for all stressed bodies. For all walks of life. Movers and non-movers alike.

Note: Please wear clothing that allows a full range of motion, is breathable, and most importantly, feels comfortable to you. Any personal materials such as yoga mats and towels are optional.

This class is by donation and FREE to people who identify as Black, Indigenous or Persons of Color. Please do register using the link below so that you will receive the  Zoom link; cost for the class will be $0. Profits will be donated to a local Black community organization.

If you wish to donate, you may click the donation link and choose an amount to add to your cart before checking out: DONATE

SUMMER SESSION #3 2020
Mondays, July 27 – Aug 17 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Anthony “Ay-Jaye” Nelson

Fee (4 weeks): by donation. Registration link above will allow you to purchase the class for free. If you wish to donate, you may click the donation link: DONATE

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