Adult & Teen Classes

AfroCaribbean

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.

WINTER 2019

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, January 10-March 14 Register Now

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

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AfroJazz Contemporary

This class fuses jazz and contemporary dance with African-based movement to create a form all its own. Similar to some street jazz styles, it is characterized by fast footwork and big movements. Heart-thumping Afro-Jazz, House, and Funk music gives the class a party atmosphere. Open to beginners and experienced dancers alike; expect to sweat!

WINTER 2019

Sundays, 4-5 pm, January 6-March 10 Register Now

Instructor: Clayton Barrier
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. 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 2019

Beginning:
Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm, January 7-March 11 Register Now
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, January 8-March 12 FULL Register Now
Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm, January 9-March 13 Register Now
Sundays, 1:00-2:00 pm, January 6-March 10 Register Now

Advanced Beginning:
Tuesdays, 5:30-7 pm, January 8-March 12 Register Now
Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm, January 5-March 9 Register Now

Barre Only: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, January 7 -March 11 Register Now

Intermediate:
Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm, January 10-March 14 Register Now
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, January 5-March 9 Register Now

Intermediate/Advanced: Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, January 7-March 11 Register Now

Mixed-level:
Sundays, 3-4:30 pm, January 6-March 10 Register Now

Pointe/Pointe Prep:

Mondays, 9:00-10:00 pm, January 7-March 11 Register Now
Sundays, 4:30-5:30 pm, January 6-March 10 Register Now

Instructors: ShaLeigh Comerford Fairbanks (Sun., Mon. Beg.); Raina Lucas (Wed. noon); Kiera Manna (Tues. Beg.); Nicki Miller (Mon. Int./Adv. & Pointe, Thurs. Int.,); Steven James Rodriguez Velez (Monday Barre, Tues. Adv. Beg, Sat. Adv. Beg. & Int.)
Fee (10 weeks): One-hour classes $110; One and a half hour classes $140; Drop-ins $18 (Int. & Int./Adv. ONLY)

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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.

WINTER 2019

Beginning: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, January 9 – March 14 Register Now

Continuing: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, January 9 – March 13 Register Now

Mixed-Level: Sundays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, January 6 – March 10 Register Now

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

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Bhangra     New! 

Bhangra is a high-spirited, high-energy folk dance from the state of Punjab, India, which has become popular world-wide. Students in this class will learn basic steps and simple, lively choreography while getting an intense and exhilarating workout.

WINTER 2019

Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, January 9-March 13 Register Now

Instructor: Lavesh Pritmani
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!

Winter 2019

Saturdays, 4-5 pm, January 5-March 9 FULL waitlist

Instructor: Nischitha Shetty
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Brazilian Samba    New!

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 port de bras and spirited choreography of this sensual dance.

WINTER 2019

Sundays, 1-2 pm, January 6-March 10 Register Now

Instructor: Diandra Jones
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.

WINTER 2019

Fridays, 6-7:30 pm, January 11-March 15 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.

WINTER 2019

Beginning: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, January 9-March 13 FULL wAITLIST

Intermediate: Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, January 10-March 14 Register Now

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

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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 2018

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, January 9-March 13 FULL Join the Waiting List  or
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, January 10-March 14 FULL  WAITLIST

Instructor: Erika Vinson
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Flamenco Basics

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, rhythmic clapping, and castanets. No experience needed for the beginning class; intermediate students should be comfortable with basic footwork. Wear shoes with a sturdy 2-inch heel, and bring all your enthusiasm!

WINTER 2019

Beginning: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, January 9-March 13 Register Now

Intermediate: Saturdays, 5-6:30 pm, January 5- March 9 Register Now

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

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Hip-Hop

These classes teach a fast-paced, high-energy street dance that evolved from hip-hop culture. 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. The mixed-level class is open to students with no hip-hop experience but will progress at a faster pace than the beginner class. Wear sneakers and be prepared to sweat!

WINTER 2019

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, January 8-March 12 FULL WAITLIST or
Saturdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, January 5-March 9 FULL WAITLIST

Mixed-level: Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, January 10-March 14 Register Now

Advanced Beginning: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, January 8-March 12 Register Now

Intermediate: Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, January 9-March 13 Register Now

Instructors: Bernadine Fields (Wed., with Antonio Luna); Antonio Luna (Thurs.); Jose Velasquez (Tues., Sat.)
Fee (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 2019

Thursdays, 11 am-noon, January 10-March 14 Register Now

Instructor: Jessi Knight
Fee (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 2019

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm January 9-March 14 Register Now

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

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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 2019

Beginning:
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, January 7-March 11 Register Now

Mixed-level:
Thursdays, 12-1 pm, January 10-March 14 Register Now

Intermediate:
Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, January 7-March 11 Register Now
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, January 5-March 9 Register Now

Instructors: ShaLeigh Comerford Fairbanks (Mon.); Rachelle Feldman (Sat.); Jessi Knight (Thurs.)
Fee (10 weeks): $110 (Beg., Mixed-level); $140 (Intermed.)

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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.

WINTER 2019

Sundays, 5:30-6:30 pm, January 6-March 10 Register Now

Instructor: Tracey Durbin
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Soca/Afrobeat

Prepare to “wine your waist” (move your hips in a circular motion) with Soca, a fun, high-energy, sexy style of dance popular in the Caribbean, and Afrobeat, a fusion of African-inspired dance and music, including Azonto and Dancehall. The class may choose to learn a full-length choreography with the option of performing at a venue TBD. Costumes would be an additional cost.

 
WINTER 2019

Sundays, 2-3 pm, January 6-March 10 Register Now

Instructor: Diandra Jones
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. 


WINTER 2019

Beginning: Tuesdays, 7-8 pm, January 8-March 13 Register Now

Intermediate: Tuesdays, 8-9 pm, January 8-March 12 Register Now

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

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World Dance    New!

Dance is a portal to a culture and its people. This class will take students on a geographical and historical journey of dance, from Middle Eastern Belly to Indian Bhangra, West African Dance to Chicago House. Prepare to wine your waist, move and groove, shimmy and shake to rhythms from around the world.

WINTER 2019

Sundays, 3-4 pm, Jan. 6-March 10 Register Now

Instructor: Diandra Jones
Fee (10 weeks): $110

Social Dance

PRIVATE LESSONS Getting married? Would you like to feel more comfortable dancing that very special “first dance” on your wedding day? Or would you like to gain a new skill for personal enrichment in an individualized setting? We offer private lessons tailored to your specific needs! Call 286-6011 for more information and to schedule a lesson.

American Tango

American Tango is a ballroom dance originating in Argentina but with European and Hollywood-inspired influences. A dramatic, sensual dance, the movements alternate between slow and slithery steps and sharp, staccato moves such as foot flicks and head snaps. Done to passionate tango music, it’s a fun and eye-catching addition to your dance repertoire!

WINTER 2019

Sundays, 6-7 pm, Jan. 6-Feb. 3 Register Now

Instructor: John Laible
Fee (5 weeks): $55 per person

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East Coast Swing

Come learn this fun, energetic partner dance and join the swing scene! In this beginner-level class, you’ll be introduced to lead/follow techniques and basic footwork and then progress to more complex moves as you become more confident on the dance floor. Both sessions will cover the basic steps but Session 2 will include some different moves. No partner necessary!

WINTER 2019

Session 1: Sundays, 7-8 pm, Jan. 6-Feb. 3 Register Now
Session 2: Sundays, 7-8 pm, Feb. 10- Mar. 10 Register Now

Instructor: John Laible
Fee (5 weeks): $55 per person per session

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Bachata/Latin Tour

This class covers several popular and easy-to-learn Latin dances, including bachata, merengue, cha-cha-cha, samba, and punta. Smooth-soled shoes recommended; come with or without a partner.

WINTER 2019

Bachata: Fridays, 7:30-8:30 pm, January 11-February 8 Register Now

Latin Tour: Fridays, 7:30-8:30 pm, February 15-Mar. 15 Register Now

Instructor: Michelle Draughon
Fee (5 weeks): $55 per person

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Salsa

With its irresistible Latin rhythms, salsa is one of most popular partner dances worldwide. This class is suitable for true beginners, but experienced dancers who would like a review will also benefit. Sessions 1 and 2 will cover different steps, so students may wish to take both. No partner or experience necessary; smooth-soled shoes recommended.

WINTER 2019

Fridays, 6:30-7:30 pm, January 11-March 15 Register Now

Instructor: Michelle Draughon
Fee (Salsa – 10 weeks): $110 per person

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Social Dance Sampler

This is a great class for the novice who wants a taste of a variety of dances. You’ll learn basic lead and follow techniques as you are introduced to some of the most popular partner dances, including foxtrot, waltz, swing and salsa. Different beginner-level dances will be covered in each session, so come to one or both, with or without a partner.

WINTER 2019

Session 1: Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, January 10-February 7 Register Now
Session 2: Thursdays, 8:30 pm-9:30 pm, February 14-March 14 Register Now

Instructor: Carol Ryner
Fee (5 weeks): $55 per person per session

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West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing is more complex than East Coast Swing and can be danced to a variety of music, including pop, blues and country. The level 1 class is open to total beginners; students in the higher-level classes should have some swing dance experience. Come with or without a partner.

WINTER 2019

Level 1: Sundays, 6:30 -7:30 pm, January 6-February 3 Register Now

Level 2: Sundays, 6:30-7:30 pm, February 10-March 10 Register Now

Level 3 (Session 1): Sundays, 7:30-8:30 pm, January 6-February 3 Register Now

Level 3 (Session 2): Sundays, 7:30-8:30 pm, February 10-March 10 Register Now

Instructor: Jasson Phillips
Fee: $55 per person per session

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Waltz

Who can resist the beautiful, flowing movements and lush music of the waltz? This beginning-level class will teach the basics of American Waltz, one of the most beloved and romantic ballroom dances in the world. Come with or without a partner.

WINTER 2019

Sundays, 6-7 pm, Feb. 10-March 10 Register Now

Instructor: John Laible
Fee (5 weeks): $55 per person

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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, and more. Dances include the Running Man, Tootsie Roll, and Funky Charleston. It’s every bit as cheesy as it sounds –you’ll giggle your way through a great workout! All levels welcome.

WINTER 2019

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, January 10-March 14 FULL 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.

WINTER 2019

Sundays, 2-3 pm, January 6-March 10 FULL WAITLIST

Instructor: ShaLeigh Fairbanks

Fee (10 weeks): $110

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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 dance to upbeat Broadway songs you love. The focus is not on learning choreography but on keeping you movin’ and groovin’!

WINTER 2019

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, January 8-March 12 Register Now

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

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Flow Barre

This class is an inspired ballet barre fitness class that incorporates choreographed elements of ballet, modern, jazz, yoga and Pilates to upbeat music. Learn combinations at the barre that guide you to channel your inner dancer as you improve flexibility, balance, muscle control and core strength in a total body workout. Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced dancers.

WINTER 2019

Thursdays, 10-11 am, January 10-March 14 Register Now

Instructor: Jessi Knight
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Nia

Nia is an expressive workout that blends dance with the martial and healing arts. You will strengthen, stretch, open and balance your body while dancing to eclectic music from all over the world. A wonderful combination of exercise, fun and spirituality, Nia builds community and brings profound joy to many people! All welcome; movements can be adapted to any fitness level.

WINTER 2019

Mondays, 10-11 am, January 7-March 11 Register Now

Fridays, 10-11 am, January 11-March 15 Register Now

Instructors: Caroline Dyar and Laurie LaBean
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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Pilates Mat

The Pilates Method was originally developed for rehabilitation purposes but has become a favorite of dancers for its effectiveness in promoting flexibility and long, lean muscles. The floor exercises focus on strengthening the body’s core through precise movement, spinal alignment and integration of the breath. This class is ideal for beginners, but modifications will be given for continuing students to challenge their practice.

WINTER 2019

Mondays, 11 am-noon, January 7-March 11 Register Now
Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm, January 7-March 11 Register Now

Instructors: Anna Barker (Mon. AM); Lauren Deisenroth (Mon. PM.)
Fee (10 weeks): $110

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