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Traveling this summer?

In order to accommodate summer travel plans, we will prorate class fees if you will miss two or more classes and tell us the dates you will miss at the time of registration. This policy is only in effect during the summer session. As always, you may also choose to make up missed classes in any other class we offer; make-ups must be taken within the same session that they are missed.

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.

Summer 2017

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 8-9 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (no class July 4) or
Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, June 7-Aug. 23 or
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, June 7-Aug. 23 or
Sundays, 3-4 pm, June 11-Aug. 27
Instructors: Suzanne Beahrs (Tues. Beg., Wed. PM); Raina Lucas (Wed. noon); Allie Pfeffer (Sun.)
Fee (12 weeks): $132

Advanced Beginning:
Tuesdays, 5:30-7 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (no class July 4) or
Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm, June 10-Aug. 26
Instructors: Steven James
Fee (12 weeks): $168

Barre Only: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, June 5-Aug. 21
Instructor: Suzanne Beahrs
Fee (12 weeks): $132

Intermediate:
Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm, June 8-Aug. 24 or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, June 10-Aug. 26
Instructors:
Steven James (Sat.); Nicki Miller (Thurs.)
Fee (12 weeks): $168; Drop-ins (Intermediate & Int./Advanced only): $17

Intermediate/Advanced: Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, June 5-Aug. 21
Instructor: Nicki Miller
Fee (12 weeks): $168; Drop-ins (Intermediate & Int./Advanced only): $17

Mixed-level:
Sundays, 3-4:30 pm, June 11-Aug. 27
Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Sun.)
Fees (12 weeks): $168

Pointe/Pointe Prep:
Mondays, 9-10 pm, June 5-Aug. 21 or
Sundays, 4:30-5:30 pm, June 11-Aug. 27
Instructor:
ShaLeigh Fairbanks (Sun.);Nicki Miller (Mon.)
Fee: $132 (Mon.); Pointe students must also enroll in class immediately preceding.

Instructors: See above

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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 2017

Beginning:
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, June 7-Aug. 23 or
Sundays, 4-5 pm, June 11-Aug. 27

Intermediate: Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, June 7-Aug. 23

Instructors: Laylianah Mahasin (Wed.); 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 world-wide. Basic steps and simple but lively choreography will be taught.

Summer 2017

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, June 7-Aug. 23

Instructors: Savita Madan
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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!

Summer 2017

Saturdays, 4-5 pm, June 10-Aug. 26

Instructors: Nischitha Shetty
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 2017

Fridays, 6-7:30 pm, June 9-Aug. 25

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

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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 2017

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, June 7-Aug. 23 or
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, June 8-Aug. 24

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

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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!

Summer 2017

Saturdays, 5-6:30 pm, June 24-Aug. 26

Instructors: Jeanie “Marisol” Ibanez
Fees (10 weeks): $140

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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 2017

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (no class July 4) or
Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, June 7-Aug. 23 or
Saturdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, June 10-Aug. 26

Advanced Beginning: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (no class July 4)

Intermediate: Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, June 8-Aug. 24

trong>Advanced Beginning: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 21-May 23

Intermediate: Thursdays, 8-9 pm, March 23-May 25

Instructors: Bernadine Fields (Mon.); Jose Velasquez (Tues., Thurs., Sat.)
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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Holistic 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. The Tuesday class is barre only; the Friday class includes center work.

Summer 2017

Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (no class July 4)

Fridays, 12-1 pm, June 9-Aug. 25

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

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Intro to Dance

Think you might like to try a dance class but aren’t sure where to start? This class, geared for students with little to no dance experience, will give you a taste of several of the major dance styles, including ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop. You’ll then be able to pick a style that suits your personality and interests; there’s something for everyone!

Summer 2017

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (no class July 4)

Instructors: Suzanne Beahrs
Fees (12 weeks): $132

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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.

Summer 2017

Tuesdays, 7-8 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (no class July 4)

Instructors: Nicole Lawson (Sun.)
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 2017

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, June 7-Aug. 23

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

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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.

Summer 2017

Beginning:
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, June 7-Aug. 23

Intermediate: Thursdays, 8-9:30 pm, June 8-Aug. 24

Instructors: Raina Lucas (Wed.)Nicki Miller (Thurs.)
Fees (12 weeks): $132 (Beg.); $168 (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.

Summer 2017

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, June 6-Aug. 29 (no class July 4) or
Sundays, 2-3 pm, June 11-Aug. 27
Fee (10 weeks): $132

Mixed-level:
Thursdays, 11 am-noon, June 8-Aug. 24
Fee (12 weeks): $132

Intermediate:
Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, June 5-Aug. 21 or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, June 10-Aug. 26
Fee (12 weeks): $168

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

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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 2017

Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm, June 5-Aug. 21

Instructors: ShaLeigh Fairbanks
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 2017

Beginning: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, June 5-Aug. 21
Intermediate: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm, June 5-Aug. 21

Instructors: Rebecca Conley
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 2017

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

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

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CLASSES

Ballet
Belly Dance
Bhangra
Bollywood Dance
Break Dance
Dance Video Divas
Flamenco Basics
Hip-Hop
Holistic Ballet
Intro to Dance
Jazz Basics
Jazz Funk
Lyrical/Contemporary
Modern
Shaga
Tap
West African