Adult & Teen Classes Winter

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CLASSES ARE HELD ONLINE USING ZOOM

Winter Session runs for 10 weeks between Jan 4 – March 14 and is open for registration.

We strongly encourage you to register for the entire 10-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 10-week session but may not be carried over to the next session.

Afro-Caribbean 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.

WINTER SESSION 2021
Thursdays 5:30-6:25 pm, Jan 7 – March 11 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Emy Landestoy
Fee (10 weeks): $100, $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.

WINTER SESSION 2021

Beginning:
Mondays, 6:30-7:25 pm, Jan 4 – March 8 REGISTER NOW
Wednesdays, 12 pm-12:55 pm, Jan 6 – March 10 REGISTER NOW

Adv. Beginning:
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45 pm, Jan 5 – March 9 REGISTER NOW
Saturdays, 12:30-1:55 pm, Jan 9- March 13 REGISTER NOW

Barre only: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan 4 – March 8 REGISTER NOW

Mixed-level: Sundays, 3-4:25 pm, Jan 10-March 14 REGISTER NOW

Intermediate:
Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm, Jan 7-March 11 REGISTER NOW  or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:25 pm,Jan 9 – March 13 REGISTER NOW

Intermed./Advanced:
Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, Jan 4 – March 8 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Rachelle Feldman (Sat Int.; Adv. Beg) Nicki Miller (Mon. Int./Adv., Thurs. Int.,); Steven James Rodriguez Velez (Monday Barre, Mon Beg, Tues. Adv. Beg, Wed. noon,); Isabelle Frame (Sunday Mixed Level)

Fees (10 weeks):  One hour classes: $100, 75 min classes: $120, 90 minute classes: $140
Drop-ins: $12/60 min, $14/75 min, $16/90 min

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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.

WINTER SESSION 2021
Thursdays 11am-11:55 am, Jan 7-March 11 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Anthony “AJ” Nelson
Fee (10 weeks): $100, $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!

WINTER SESSION 2021
Beginning
Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm, Jan 7 – March 11 REGISTER NOW
Intermediate
Saturdays 2- 3 pm, Jan 9 – March 13 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Nischitha Shetty
Fee (10 weeks): $100, $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.

WINTER SESSION 2021
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm, Jan 7 – March 12 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Cristal Chinchayan
Fee (10 weeks): $100, $12 drop-in

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Contemporary Dance Styles

This fun class will focus on several contemporary dance styles, including jazz, modern, and lyrical, with perhaps a little improv thrown in for good measure. Both beginners and students with some dance experience are welcome.

WINTER SESSION, 2021
Mondays 6:30-7:25 pm, Jan 4 – March 8 REGISTER NOW
Instructor: Killian Manning

Fees (10 weeks): $100 Drop-Ins: $12/1 hour

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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.

WINTER SESSION 2021
Tuesdays 7 -8pm, Jan 5 – March 9 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Steven James Rodriguez Velez
Fees (10 weeks): $100, $12/class, drop-in

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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!

WINTER SESSION 2021
Sundays, 4- 5 pm, Jan 10 – March 14 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Anthony “Ay-Jaye” Nelson
Fees (10 weeks): $100, $12 drop-in

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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!

WINTER SESSION 2021
Beginning: Wednesdays 6:30 -7:30 pm,Jan 6 – March 10 REGISTER NOW
Intermediate: Saturdays, 4:30-6:00pm, Jan 9 – March 13 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Jeanie “Marisol” Ibañez
Fees (10 weeks): Beginning): $100, Intermediate: $140
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; one or more years for intermediate.

WINTER SESSION 2021
Beginning:
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Jan 6 – March 10 REGISTER NOW
Intermediate:
Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Jan 7 – March 11 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Jose Velasquez
Fees (10 weeks):$100, $12/class, 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.

WINTER SESSION 2021
Mixed-level:
Thursdays, 12-1:15 pm, Jan 7 – March 11 REGISTER NOW
Saturdays, 11 am-12:25 pm, Jan 9 – March 13 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Jessi Knight (Sat. Intermediate); Anthony “AJ” Nelson (Thurs. Mixed Level)
Fees (10 weeks): Thurs: $120, Sat: $140, Drop-ins: $16

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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. At least one year of dance training recommended for this intermediate/advanced-level class.

WINTER SESSION 2021
Beginning: Wednesdays 5:30-6:25 pm, Jan 6 – March 11 REGISTER NOW
Intermediate: Sundays 5-6 pm,Jan 10-March 14 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Tracey Durbin
Fee (10 weeks): $100, $12 drop-in

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Street Jazz  –  It’s Back!

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.

WINTER SESSION, 2021
Fridays 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan 8 – March 12 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Emy Landestoy
Fee (10 weeks): $100, $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. For the beginners class, tap shoes are not required. Hard-soled shoes on a non-carpeted floor should be sufficient.

WINTER SESSION 2021
Beginning
:
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Jan 5 – March 9, 2021 REGISTER NOW
Intermediate:
Tuesdays, 8:30-8:30 pm, Jan 5 – March 9 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Kathleen O’Melia
Fee (10 weeks): $100, $12 drop-in

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Movement/Fitness

 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!

WINTER SESSION 2021
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:25pm, Jan 5 – March 9 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Emy Landestoy
Fee
(10 weeks): $100, $12 drop-in

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 Conditioning for Movers   –   NEW!

This class is designed to strengthen the body, refine balance/coordination, increase flexibility, and improve cardiovascular health. We will target the core/abdominals, arms, legs, and back. Using standing and seated exercises we will tone and sculpt the muscles, bringing fulfillment and energy to the body and mind. This class is for movers of any kind, and all fitness levels are welcome. Yoga mats recommended.

WINTER SESSION 2021
Sundays 3:00-3:55 pm, Jan 10-March 14 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Hannah Marr
Fee
(10 weeks): $100, $12 drop-in

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Deep Stretch

This class is a fantastic complement to any dance class you may be taking or an opportunity by itself to get in the stretching that your body needs. This class will help you improve your core strength, muscle control, and flexibility through a flow of moving exercises and static stretches.

WINTER SESSION 2021
Sundays 2-2:55pm, Jan 10 – March 14 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Hannah Marr
Fee (10 weeks): $100, $12 drop-in

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Movement for the Moment

This class is especially designed to help us all stay grounded, strong, and connected to ourselves and each other during this difficult moment in human history. We’ll use elements of yoga, Pilates, dance, mindfulness meditation, and other mind-body practices such as Alexander technique, Feldenkrais, and Infant Developmental Movement/Body-Mind-Centering, all within a trauma-informed approach to teaching. Come as you are: tired, overwhelmed, anxious, stiff/sore, whatever! Leave feeling more calm, alert, ready to engage with the world, and resilient in the face of whatever comes our way.

This class is a great way to “let go of the day,” in preparation for restful sleep. Feel free to join in your jammies!

This class is inclusive of all, regardless of age, (dis)ability, movement experience, fitness “level”, etc.

WINTER SESSION 2021
Wednesdays, 8:00pm -9:00 pm Jan 6 – March 11 (Please note slight change in class time) REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Laura Grant
Fees (10 weeks): $100,  $12 drop-ins

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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.

WINTER SESSION 2021
Mondays 11 am-12:00pm, Jan 4 – March 8 REGISTER NOW
Thursdays 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Jan 7 – March 11 REGISTER NOW

Instructors: Anna Barker (Mon), Stephanie Blackmon Woodbeck (Thurs)

Fees (10 weeks): $100; drop-ins: $12

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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.

WINTER SESSION 2021
Tuesdays 6:30 -7:30 pm, Jan 5 – March 9 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Isabelle Frame
Fee (10 weeks): $100, $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.

WINTER SESSION 2021
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Jan 6 – March 10 REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Laylianah Mahasin
Fee (10 weeks): $100, $12 drop-in

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Self-Care for Stressed Bodies – Free for BIPOC and anyone unable to pay

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.

This class is FREE to people who identify as Black, Indigenous or Persons of Color, as well as those without the financial means to pay. Please do register using the link below so that you will receive the  Zoom link; cost for the class will be $0.

If you wish to donate to support the costs for those who are unable to pay, you may click the donation link and choose an amount to add to your cart before checking out: DONATE

WINTER SESSION 2021
Mondays 12:00-12:45 pm, Jan 4 – March 8
Instructor: Anthony “Ay-Jaye” Nelson

Fee (10 weeks): For winter session, we will offer this class for free to those who identify as BIPOC, as well as anyone who does not have the means to pay. Use this link for FREE registration: REGISTER NOW FOR NO-COST CLASS SERIES

For students who are able to pay, the class fee is $75 for all 10 weeks, or $9/drop-in. Please pay and register using this link: REGISTER NOW

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