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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.

Fall 2016

Beginning:
Mondays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12 or
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Sept. 13-Dec. 13 or
Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23) or
Fridays, 12-1 pm,Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25) or
Sundays, 3-4 pm, Sept. 11- Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 27)
Instructors: Suzanne Beahrs (Tues.); ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Mon., Fri.); Raina Lucas (Wed.); Allie Pfeffer (Sun.)
Fee (14 weeks): $154

Advanced Beginning:
Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24) or
Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm, Sept. 10-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26)
Instructors: Nicki Miller (Thurs.); Steven James (Sat.);
Fee (14 weeks): $196

Barre Only: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12
Instructor: Suzanne Beahrs
Fee (14 weeks): $196

Intermediate:
Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12 or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, Sept. 10-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26)
Instructors: Nicki Miller (Mon; Sat.) Fee (14 weeks): $196
Drop-ins (intermediate only): $17

Mixed-level:
Wednesdays, 12-1:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23) Cancelled or
Sundays, 2-3:30 pm, Sept. 11- Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 27)
Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks
Fees (14 weeks): $196

Pointe/Pointe Prep:
Mondays, 9-10 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12 or
Sundays, 3:30-4:30 pm, , Sept. 11- Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 27)
Instructor: ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Sun.);Nicki Miller (Mon.)
Fee: $154 (Pointe students must also enroll in class immediately preceding)

Instructors: See above

Winter 2017

Beginning:
Mondays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Jan. 9-March 13 or
Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, Jan. 11-March 15 or
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 12-March 16 or
Sundays, 3-4 pm, Jan. 8-March 12
Instructors: Suzanne Beahrs (Thurs.); ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Mon.); Raina Lucas (Wed.); Allie Pfeffer (Sun.)
Fee (10 weeks): $110

Advanced Beginning:
Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm, Jan. 11-March 15 or
Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm, Jan. 7-March 11
Instructors: Steven James (Sat.); Danielle Segretto (Wed..)
Fee (10 weeks): $140

Barre Only: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 9-March 13
Instructor: Suzanne Beahrs
Fee (10 weeks): $110

Intermediate:
Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm, Jan. 12-March 16 or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, Jan. 7-March 11
Instructors: Nicki Miller
Fee (10 weeks): $140; Drop-ins (Intermediate & Int./Advanced only): $17

Intermediate/Advanced: Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, Jan. 9-March 13
Instructor: Nicki Miller
Fee (10 weeks): $140; Drop-ins (Intermediate & Int./Advanced only): $17

Mixed-level:
Wednesdays, 11 am-noon, Jan. 11-March 15 or
Sundays, 2-3:30 pm, Jan. 8-March 12
Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Sun.); Stephanie Woodbeck
Fees (10 weeks): $110 (Wed.); $140 (Sun.)

Pointe/Pointe Prep:
: Mondays, 9-10 pm, Jan. 9-March 13 or
Sundays, 3:30-4:30 pm, , Jan. 8-March 12
Instructor: ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Sun.);Nicki Miller (Mon.)
Fee: $154 (Pointe students must also enroll in class immediately preceding)

Instructors: See above

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Ballet Repertory

Want the fun and satisfaction of learning choreography from famous ballets? After a warm-up at the barre, you'll learn excerpts from ballets such as Swan Lake, the Nutcracker, Coppelia, and others. The class will be geared to the skill levels and interests of those attending; suggestions for variations welcome. At least one year of recent ballet experienced needed. Pointe shoes are optional.

Fall 2016

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23)

Instructors: Danielle Segretto
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2017

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Jan. 11-March 15)

Instructors: Raina Lucas
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Belly Dance

Experience the fun and energy of this ancient dance form! Beginners will enjoy low-impact aerobic exercise as they learn the basic moves of Middle Eastern dance. The continuing class, for dancers with at least 1-2 years of basic belly dance experience, will teach more challenging hip movements, dancing with finger cymbals and veils, and floor work.

Fall 2016

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Sept. 13-Dec. 13 or
Sundays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Sept. 11-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 27)

Intermediate: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Sept. 13-Dec. 13

Instructors: Laylianah Mahasin (Tues.); Cristina Velasquez (Sun.)
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2017

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14 or
Sundays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 8-March 12

Intermediate: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14

Instructors: Laylianah Mahasin (Tues.); Cristina Velasquez (Sun.)
Fees (14 weeks): $154

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Bhangra It's back!

Bhangra is a high-spirited, high-energy folk dance from Punjab, India. Traditionally performed at harvest celebrations, Bhangra has become popular world-wide. Basic steps and simple but lively choreography will be taught.

Winter 2017

Saturdays, 5-6 pm, Jan. 7-March 11

Instructors: Savita Madan

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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!

Fall 2016

Sundays, 4-5 pm, Sept. 11-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 27)

Instructors: Savita Madan
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2017

Saturdays, 4-5 pm, Jan. 7-March 11

Instructors: Savita Madan
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Break Dance


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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.

Fall 2016

Fridays, 6-7:30 pm, Sept. 9-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)

Instructors: Jose Velasquez
Fees (14 weeks): $196

Winter 2017

Fridays, 6-7:30 pm, Jan. 13-March 17

Instructors: Jose Velasquez
Fees (10 weeks): $140

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Broadway Dance

You can pretend you’re a star on Broadway in this fun musical theatre class! After a warm-up and across the floor exercises, you’ll learn simple combinations from musicals such as The Wiz and Chorus Line, among others. For beginners as well as those with some dance experience.

Fall 2016

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23) Cancelled

Instructors: Kristin Emery
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2017

Fridays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 13-March 17)

Instructors: Dayna De Filippis
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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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 (formerly known as Beyoncé and Beyond) 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!

Fall 2016

Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12 or
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24)

Instructors: Shanda Clifton
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2017

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14 or
Thursdays, 7-8 pm, Jan. 12-March 16

Instructors: Erika Vinson
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Experiential Ballet New!

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 2017

Fridays, 12-1:15 pm, Jan. 13-March 17

Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks
Fees (10 weeks): $125

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Flamenco Basics New!

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. Wear a full skirt, shoes with a sturdy 2 inch heel, and bring all your enthusiasm!

Winter 2017

Saturdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 7-March 11

Instructors: Jeanie “Marisol” Ibanez
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Hip-Hop


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These classes teach a fast-paced, high-energy "MTV-style" dance. 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. Wear sneakers and be prepared to sweat!

Fall 2016

Beginning:
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Sept. 12-Dec. 12 or
Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 pm, Sept. 13-Dec. 13 or
Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, Sept. 10-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26)

Advanced Beginning: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Sept. 13-Dec. 13

Intermediate: Thursdays, 8-9 pm, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24)

Instructors: Bernadine Fields (Mon.); Jose Velasquez (Tues., Thurs., Sat.)
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2017

Beginning:
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 9-March 13 or
Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14 or
Saturdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Jan. 7-March 11

Advanced Beginning: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14

Intermediate: Thursdays, 8-9 pm, Jan. 12-March 16

Instructors: Bernadine Fields (Mon.); Jose Velasquez (Tues., Thurs., Sat.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Jazz Basics

Start practicing your jazz hands and Fosse moves! Designed primarily for beginners, this fun and energetic class explores jazz styles with emphasis on basic techniques, including isolations, turns, and leaps.

Fall 2016

Saturdays, 5-6 pm pm, Sept. 10-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26)

Instructors: Natasha Tyler
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2016

Sundays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Jan. 8-March 12

Instructors: Nicole Lawson
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 or movement experience recommended, but adventurous beginners welcome!

Fall 2016

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23)

Instructors: Christina Conley
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2017

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 11-March 15

Instructors: Christina Conley
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Lyrical/Contemporary New daytime section!

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 continuing class.

Fall 2016

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 11 am-noon, Sept. 13-Dec. 13 or
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Sept. 13-Dec. 13 or
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23)

Intermediate: Thursdays, 8-9:30 pm, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24)

Instructors: Dani Cohen (Tues. AM.); Steven James (Tues. eve.); Raina Lucas (Wed.); Nicole Lawson (Thurs.)
Fees (14 weeks): $154 (Beg.); $196 (Int.)

Winter 2017

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 11 am-noon,Jan. 10-March 14 or
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14 or
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Jan. 11-March 15

Intermediate: Thursdays, 8-9:30 pm, Jan. 12-March 16

Instructors: Dani Cohen (Tues. AM.); Steven James (Tues. eve.); Raina Lucas (Wed.)Nicki Miller (Thurs.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110 (Beg.); $140 (Int.)

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Modern Daytime section!

Modern dance evolved as a rebellion against the formality of ballet; it is freer and more expressive but still emphasizes proper alignment and technique. No experience needed for the beginning class; one or more years of training recommended for continuing.

Fall 2016

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Sept. 13-Dec. 13 or
Sundays, 2-3 pm, Sept. 11- Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 27)
Fee (14 weeks): $154

Mixed-level:
Thursdays, 11 am-noon, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24)
Fee (14 weeks): $154

Intermediate:
Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm, Sept. 8-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24) or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, Sept. 10-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26
Fee: $196

Instructors: Suzanne Beahrs (Tues., Sat.);ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Thurs. eve.); Allie Pfeffer (Sun. Beg.); Stephanie Woodbeck (Thurs. AM)

Winter 2017

Beginning:
Wednesdays, 8-9 pm, Jan. 11-March 15 or
Sundays, 2-3 pm, Jan. 8-March 12
Fee (10 weeks): $110

Mixed-level:
Thursdays, 11 am-noon, Jan. 12-March 16
Fee (10 weeks): $110

Intermediate:
Thursdays, 6:30-8 pm, Jan. 12-March 16 or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, Jan. 7-March 11
Fee (10 weeks: $140

Instructors: Suzanne Beahrs (Wed., Sat.);ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Thurs. PM); Allie Pfeffer (Sun.); Stephanie Woodbeck (Thurs. AM)

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Shaga

Inspired by the Gaga movement philosophy of Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, this class presents an easy and fun way for beginners and experienced dancers alike to connect with their bodies in new, more authentic ways. Each class begins slowly and builds to continuous motion, providing enjoyable exercise for both body and soul.

Fall 2016

Sundays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Sept. 11-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 27)

Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2017

Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Jan. 9-March 13

Instructors: ShaLeigh Comerford
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Tap


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Come dance the rhythm! Students in this mixed-level class will learn or review basic tap techniques and then progress to more complex steps and choreographed routines. Wear tap shoes or shoes that make noise!

Fall 2016

Beginning: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23)
Intermediate: Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Sept. 7-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23)

Instructors: Whitney Goodman
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2017

Beginning: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14
Intermediate: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Jan. 10-March 14

Instructors: Whitney Goodman
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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West African Dance Live drumming!

This fun, energetic, aerobic class is sure to get you in great shape. Traditional West African rhythm and dance styles will be explored for everyone to enjoy!

Fall 2016

Sundays, 8-9 pm, Sept. 11-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 27)

Instructors: McDaniel Roberts
Fees (14 weeks): $154

Winter 2017

Sundays, 8-9 pm, Jan. 8-March 12

Instructors: McDaniel Roberts
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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CLASSES

Ballet
Ballet Repertory
Belly Dance
Bhangra
Bollywood Dance
Break Dance
Broadway Dance
Dance Video Divas
Experiential Ballet
Flamenco Basics
Hip-Hop
Jazz Basics
Jazz Funk
Lyrical/Contemporary
Modern
Shaga
Tap
West African