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Traveling this summer?

You may make up classes missed due to travel or other reasons in any other class we offer. Make-up classes must be taken by August 29 and may be taken in advance. During the summer sessions only, we will prorate fees for absences of two or ore weeks if you tell us the dates you will miss when registering.

Ballet

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. 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.

Summer 2016

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, June 7-Aug. 23 or
Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, June 8-Aug. 24 or
Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, June 8-Aug. 24 or
Fridays, 12-1 pm, June 10-Aug. 26 or
Sundays, 3-4 pm, June 12-Aug. 28
Instructors: Suzanne Beahrs (Tues.); ShaLeigh Comerford (Wed. eve.); Raina Lucas (Wed. noon); Nicki Miller (Fri. noon); Leah Wilks (Sun.)
Fee (12 weeks): $132

Advanced Beginning:
Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm, June 9-Aug. 25 or
Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm, June 11-Aug. 27
Instructors: Nicki Miller (Thurs.); Suzanne Beahrs (Sat. - 1st six weeks);
Raina Lucas (Sat. - 2nd six weeks;) Fee (12 weeks): $168

Barre Only: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (not July 4)
Instructor: Suzanne Beahrs
Fee (12 weeks): $132

Intermediate:
Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (not July 4) or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, June 11-Aug. 27
Instructors: Nicki Miller (Mon; Sat. -1st six weeks); Raina Lucas (Sat. - 2nd six weeks)
Fee (12 weeks): $168
Drop-ins (intermediate only): $17

Mixed-level:
Wednesdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, June 8-Aug. 24 or
Sundays, 2-3:30 pm, June 12-Aug. 28
Instructors: ShaLeigh Comerford Fees (12 weeks): $168

Pointe/Pointe Prep:
Mondays, 9-10 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (not July 4) or
Sundays, 3:30-4:30 pm, June 12-Aug. 28
Instructor: ShaLeigh Comerford (Sun.);Nicki Miller (Mon.)
Fee: $132 (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 extended choreographies from contemporary and classical ballets? After a short ballet barre, you’ll learn excerpts from famous ballets such as Swan Lake, as well as pieces by contemporary choreographers like George Balanchine and William Forsyth. At least one year of recent ballet experience needed.

Summer 2016

Mondays, 8:30-9:30 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (not July 4)

Instructors: ShaLeigh Comerford
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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.

Summer 2016

Beginning:
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, June 9-Aug. 25 or
Sundays, 4:30-5:30 pm, June 12-Aug. 28

Intermediate: Thursdays, 7:30-8:30, June 9-Aug. 25

Instructors: Laylianah Mahasin (Thurs.); Cristina Velasquez (Sun.)
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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 worldwide. Basic steps and simple but lively choreography will be taught; this class is excellent aerobic exercise!

Summer 2016

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, June 9-Aug. 25

Instructors: Neha Batra and Savita Madan
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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.

Summer 2016

Fridays, 6-7:30 pm, June 10-Aug. 26

Instructors: Jose Velasquez
Fees (12 weeks): $168

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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.

Summer 2016

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, June 7-Aug. 23

Instructors: Becca Wilusz
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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!

Summer 2016

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (not July 4) or
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, June 8-Aug. 24

Instructors: Erika Vinson
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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!

Summer 2016

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, June 7-Aug. 23 or
Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 pm, June 8-Aug. 24 or
Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, June 11-Aug. 27

Advanced Beginning: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, June 7-Aug. 23

Intermediate: Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, June 9-Aug. 25

Instructors: Natasha Tyler (Wed.); Jose Velasquez (Tues., Thurs., Sat.)
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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!

Summer 2016

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, June 8-Aug. 24

Instructors: Christina Conley
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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Lyrical/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 continuing class.

Summer 2016

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, June 7-Aug. 23 or
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, June 8-Aug. 24

Intermediate: Thursdays, 8-9:30 pm, June 9-Aug. 25

Instructors: ShaLeigh Comerford (Wed.); Nicki Miller (Thurs.); Becca Wilusz (Tues.)
Fees (12 weeks): $132 (Beg.); $168 (Int.)

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Modern

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.

Summer 2016

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, June 7-Aug. 23 or
Sundays, 2-3 pm, June 12-Aug. 28
Fee (12 weeks): $132

Mixed-level:
Thursdays, 11 am-noon, June 9-Aug. 25
Fee (12 weeks): $132

Intermediate:
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, June 11-Aug. 27 or
Sundays, 6:30-8:30 pm, June 12-Aug. 28
Fee: $140 (Sat.); $216 (Sun. - 2 hour class)

Instructors: Suzanne Beahrs (Tues., Thurs.);ShaLeigh Comerford (Wed., Sun. Int.); Leah Wilks (Sat., Sun. Beg.)

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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.

Summer 2016

Sundays, 5:30-6:30 pm, June 12-Aug. 28

Instructors: ShaLeigh Comerford
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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!

Summer 2016

Beginning: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, June 8-Aug. 24
Intermediate: Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, June 8-Aug. 24

Instructors: Whitney Goodman
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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!

Summer 2016

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, June 8-Aug. 24

Instructors: McDaniel Roberts
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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CLASSES

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