Classes in red denote classes that are NEW for our Fall 2017 session, beginning in September!
Super Basic Choreography: Learn a simple dance in one hour – that is what Super Basic Choreography is all about! This class is designed for students new to dance who are interested in learning the basics of dance, and learning how to learn dance choreography. The class starts immediately with learning choreography, with some basic technical steps broken down throughout. During the class you will learn one complete dance and there is a new dance every week in a variety of styles.
Ballet Basics: Designed for students with little to no experience in ballet technique. In this class, dancers work heavily on body alignment/awareness, terminology, learning the five classical French positions of the arms and legs, and basic technical steps. A majority of this class is done at the ballet barre, with some center work that includes tendu, port de bras, and petit allegro.
Beginning Ballet: Designed for students with minimal experience in ballet technique.
Advanced Beginner Ballet: For advanced beginners who have a strong foundation in basic ballet terminology and technique. Dancers in this level should be comfortable learning combinations more quickly and are working towards the intermediate level.
Intermediate Ballet: For the ballet student who has knowledge of ballet terminology and technique.
Ballet Repertoire: In this drop-in class students will learn sections of ballet from the classical repertoire, modified for a beginning/intermediate level. The class will focus on choreography with a very minimal warm-up. Students are encouraged to come early to class to do their own warm-up.
Ballet Stretch & Strengthen: This all level class focuses on enhancing the specific muscles needed for ballet class, including the legs, core, and back. Dancers in this class will focus on floor and center exercises based in Pilates, yoga, and barre method fitness. Each week of class will focus on a specific area of strengthening and stretching, ie one week may focus more on feet, the next more on core or hamstrings. Dancers should be prepared for high impact exercise, but options for low impact or more fundamental forms will always be given.
Intermediate Contemporary: This class is for students who have some experience with contemporary dance, or with other related dance styles such as ballet, modern and jazz. Click here for a class preview video to get an idea of the kinds of exercises and choreography you might encounter.
Contemporary Jazz: Expand your dance vocabulary with emphasis on both jazz and contemporary styles. The class includes technique training, warm up exercises, across the floor combinations, and choreographic variations. Students with prior beginning experiences in jazz, modern, contemporary, or ballet styles will be best prepared for the class.
Beginning Hip Hop (starts October 2017): Dancers focus on rhythm, stamina, and style. This class breaks down the four major elements of break dance, but focuses more heavily on the first two: top rock (standing footwork), down rock (floor work utilizing hands and feet equally), freezes, and power moves. Dancers will be challenged with footwork and groove sequences across the floor that will ultimately culminate in a short class combination. Each class will end with a short freestyle to encourage dancers to express and explore their own unique style!
Music Video Choreography: Learn original, music-video style choreography to today’s top hits. All levels welcome! Heels can be worn but are optional.
Tap Basics: Never taken a tap class before? This class is for you! If you have always wanted to try tap dancing, and need a class that starts with the very basics, come and try Tap Basics. No tap shoes? No problem! For your first class you can wear any hard-soled shoe. We also have loaner tap shoes. This is a drop-in class, but (of course) the more classes you take, the more exposure you will have to basic tap steps.
Beginning Tap: This class is appropriate for beginning level tap students. The class starts with a basic warm up and moves on to learning technique and tap combinations. Tap shoes are required but there are some loaner tap shoes available for new students.
Intermediate Tap: This class is designed for students with some tap experience, focusing on clean sounds, learning variations of rhythms, and working towards learning more complex tap combinations and choreography.
Performance Workshop: This is an opportunity for dancers to spend a quarter learning a piece of choreography. There will be no warm-up, so dancers who have not recently taken class will have the chance to warm themselves up at the beginning of class. After the first week of the session, this class is no longer drop-in.
BeMoved®: This class is a dance fitness experience for people of all movement abilities. The Warm-Up infuses breath and movement through choreographed, artistic sequences that activate core strength and balance while improving flexibility and coordination. The Genre section of class uses continuous, engaging dance combinations to inspire anyone from first-time dancers to professionals. Finally, the Cool Down brings your workout full circle, leaving you balanced in mind, body and soul and feeling rejuvenated.
Sassy Heels: Learn fun, sassy dance moves at Sassy Heels! Each class will include a warm-up, across the floor combinations to better understand how to dance and perform in heels, and a new choreography combination each week. Don’t want to wear heels? The class will be just as much sassy fun without heels!
Music Video Choreography: Learn choreography fit for a music video! This all level class gives you the experience of learning the hottest moves and grooves to chart topping songs. Feel free to wear heels for this class if you are feeling extra fierce!
Musical Theatre: This choreography-focused class is designed for students new to dance as well as experienced dancers who are interested in exploring the different styles of movement incorporated in Broadway musicals, with influences from jazz, contemporary, modern and ballet.