|Modern I||5:45-7:00 pm||Justin Bass|
|Hip Hop||7:00-8:15 pm||Justin Bass|
|Contemporary||8:15-9:30 pm||Lauren Curley|
|Jazz||5:45-7:00 pm||Dan Higgins|
|Modern Technique II||7:05-8:35 pm||Dan Higgins|
|Ballet||6:00-7:15 pm||Jennifer Beaumont|
|Intermediate Flamenco||7:20-8:50 pm||Solange Gomes|
|Beginning Flamenco||5:30-7:00 pm||Solange Gomes|
|Advanced Flamenco||7:30-9:00 pm||Solange Gomes|
|Prime Movement||9:00-10:25 am||Rosy Goodman Tennant|
|10:35-12:00 pm||Rosie Banchero|
Explore the fundamentals of Ballet technique through a friendly, relaxed environment. This basic ballet class will be tailored to the level of all students while developing strength, flexibility, artistry, and coordination. Tights, leotard, and ballet tights are not required, but socks are suggested.
Combining the basic techniques of ballet with the more modern steps found in Pop and Broadway, Jazz is an upbeat, stylish, and versatile dance form. Jazz classes will typically include strengthening warm ups, stretching techniques, across the floor movements, leaps, turns and center combination work to fun and upbeat music.
This energetic class uses an eclectic mix of music, from R&B to house to pop and teaches dancers hip-hop movements, musicality and technique while also working on rhythm, precision, and muscle memory.
Using basic modern technique and the exploration of various movement styles, students will increase flexibility, strength, and coordination. This joyful movement experience is open to people of all ages and dance backgrounds.
Intermediate-to-advanced modern dance class.
A faster-moving experience with West African and Congolese movement styles taught in an exciting and nurturing atmosphere to live drumming.
Open to everyone 40 years of age and over. Increase creativity, fitness and longevity through movement. Throughout the session, instructors will integrate an eclectic variety of movement styles.
Flamenco consists of three artistic elements: the cante (singing), the guitarra (guitar) and the baile (dance). The dancer physically interprets the emotion of the singer and guitar is through his or her movements, which include percussive footwork and intricate hand, arm, and body movements. The relationship between the artists is similar to that of jazz where there is a basic structure that one must follow, but at its heart, it is an improvised form.
BEGINNING CLASS (Thursdays 5:30-7:00)
Technique: Beginning braceo (arms), footwork, palmas, body postures, rhythms for 4, 6 and some 12 count songs. Choreographies taught in this class are: Tangos (lively song and dance featuring great movement and footwork) and one of the four verses of Sevillanas (partner dance, but there is no need to bring a partner) Registration required.
INTERMEDIATE CLASS (Wednesdays | 7:20 pm - 8:50 pm)
Technique: Intermediate technique including turns, remates, footwork, hand gestures, palmas, and upper body work. Rhythms for intermediate level 4, 6 and 12 count songs. Depending on the choreography taught during the session, it includes instruction on the use of castanets, shawls and fans. Registration required.
WHAT TO WEAR
SHOES: Hard heeled shoes or boots, preferably flamenco shoes, “folklorico” shoes or boots, or character shoes. For flamenco shoes and boots from Spain check flamencoshoes.com, menkes.es, or esflamenco.com
Women: A long, full, flowing skirt. You can buy practice skirts at riversedgedancewear.com, or onstagedancewear.com.
Men: Long pants, and flamenco or “folklorico” boots.
Gestural vocabulary meets fluid athleticism in this fun, quick paced class that explores elements of improvisation and floorwork.