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AfroJazz

AfroJazz is a fusion of a number of styles and forms, including traditional West African dance, African-American social dances, Afro-Caribbean dances and traditional jazz dance styles. Students should be barefoot and should wear comfortable clothing for this upbeat class. Open to all levels, most especially the enthusiastic beginner!

Spring 2015

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 16-May 18

Instructors: Jessi Knight
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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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.

Spring 2015

Beginning:Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, March 18-May 20 or
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 18-May 20 or
Thursdays, 7-8 pm, March 19-May 21 or
Fridays, 12-1 pm, March 20-May 22 or
Sundays, 3-4 pm, March 22-May 24 (not Apr. 5)
Fee (10 weeks): $110 (except Sun. $99 - 9 weeks)

Advanced Beginning: Thursdays, 5:30-7 pm, March 19-May 21 or
Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm, March 21-May 23
Fee (10 weeks): $140

Barre Only:Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 16-May 18
Fee (10 weeks): $110

Intermediate:Mondays, 7:30-9 pm, March 16-May 18 or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, March 21-May 23
Fee (10 weeks): $140
Drop-ins: $17

Mixed-level: Thursdays, 12-1:30 pm, March 19-May 21 or
Sundays, 2-3:30 pm, March 22-May 24 (not Apr. 5)
Fees: $140 (Thurs. - 10 weeks); $126 (Sun. - 9 weeks)

Pointe/Pointe Prep: Sundays, 3:30-4 pm, March 22-May 24 (not Apr. 5)
Fee (9 weeks): $50 (must also take 2 pm class preceding)

Instructors: ShaLeigh Comerford (Wed. eve.); Lindsay Leonard (weekday noons); Nicki Miller (Sun. Mixed-level, Pointe); Danielle Segretto (Mon., Thurs. eve., Sat.); Leah Wilks (Sun. Beg.)

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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.

Spring 2015

Beginning: Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 19-May 21 or
Sundays, 4-5 pm, March 22-May 24 (not Apr. 5)

Continuing: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30, March 19-May 21

Instructors: Laylianah Mahasin (Thurs.); Cristina Velasquez (Sun.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110 (Thurs.); $99 (Sunday - 9 weeks)

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Beyonce and Beyond New Class!

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, low-key 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

Spring 2015

Mondays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 16-May 18 FULL or
Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 18-May 20 FULL

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

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Bhangra

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!

Spring 2015

Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 17-May 19

Instructors: Priya Balagopal
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Brazilian Dance

Come dance to the irresistible rhythms of Brazil! You’ll get a great workout in this fun class as you learn Afro-Brazilian dance styles from Bahia and Rio.

Spring 2015

Sundays, 4-5 pm, March 22-May 24 (not Apr. 5)

Instructors: Adriana Freiberger
Fees (9 weeks): $99

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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.

Spring 2015

Fridays, 6-7:30 pm, March 20-May 22

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.

Spring 2015

Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 16-May 18

Instructors: Danielle Oldziey and Becca Wilucz
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. Wear sneakers and be prepared to sweat!

Spring 2015

Beginning:
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 17-May 19 or
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 18-May 20 or
Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, March 21-May 23

Advanced Beginning: Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, March 17-May 19

Intermediate: Thursdays, 8-9 pm, March 19-May 21

Instructors: Jose Velasquez (Tues., Thurs., Sat.); Erika Vinson (Wed.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110

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Irish Dance

Love Riverdance? Now you can do it, too! Irish step dance is characterized by a relatively immobile upper body, straight arms, and quick, precise movements of the feet. In this introduction to Irish step, we’ll tackle the subsets of soft-shoe technique: jigs, reels, and slipjigs. Irish dancing is great exercise, lots of fun, and there’s that fabulous, upbeat music. You gotta try this class!

Spring 2015

Wednesdays, , 6:30-7:30 pm, March 18-May 20

Instructors: Mikaela Saccoccio
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!

Spring 2015

Fridays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 20-May 22

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

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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.

Spring 2015

Beginning: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, March 18-May 20

Advanced Beginning: Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm, March 16-May 18

Intermediate: Thursdays, 7:30-9 pm, March 19-May 21

Instructors: ShaLeigh Comerford (Wed.);Nicki Miller (Thurs.);Becca Wilusz (Mon.)
Fees (10 weeks): $110 (Beg., Adv. Beg.); $140 (Cont.)

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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.

Spring 2015

Beginning:
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 18-May 20 or
Sundays, 2-3 pm, March 22-May 24 (not Apr. 5)
Fee (10 weeks): $110

Continuing:
Sundays, 6-7:30 pm, March 22-May 24 (not Apr. 5) or
Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm, March 21-May 23
Fees: $140 (Sat. - 10 weeks; $126 (Sun. - 9 weeks)

Instructors: ShaLeigh Comerford (Wed., Sun. Cont.);Jessi Knight (Sat.); Leah Wilks (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.

Spring 2015

Sundays, 5-6 pm, March 22-May 24 (not Apr. 5)

Instructors: ShaLeigh Comerford
Fees (9 weeks): $99

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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!

Spring 2015

Beginning: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, March 17-May 19

Continuing: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, March 17-May 19

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!

Spring 2015

Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 18-May 20

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

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CLASSES

AfroJazz
Ballet
Belly Dance
Beyonce and Beyond
Bhangra
Brazilian Dance
Break Dance
Broadway Dance
Hip-Hop
Irish
Jazz Funk
Lyrical/Contemporary
Modern
Shaga
Tap
West African Dance