|Modern I||5:45-7:00 pm||Justin Bass - register for drop-in>>|
|Hip Hop||7:00-8:15 pm||Justin Bass - register for drop-in>>|
|Contemporary||8:15-9:30 pm||Lauren Curley - register for drop-in>>|
|Beginning Flamenco||5:30-7:00 pm||Solange Gomes - register here>|
|Modern Technique II||
|Dan Higgins - register for drop-in>>|
|Ballet||6:00-7:15 pm||Jennifer Beaumont - register for drop-in>>|
|Intermediate Flamenco||7:20-8:50 pm||Solange Gomes - register here>|
|Bollywood||6:30-7:30 pm||Sarika Nayak - register for drop-in>>|
|Advanced Flamenco||7:30-9:00 pm||Solange Gomes - register here>|
|Prime Movement||9:00-10:25 am||Dan Higgins - register for drop-in>>|
|10:35-12:00 pm||Rosie Banchero - register for drop-in>>|
|Grey Matters: Movement Class for People with Parkinson's||This class is on hiatus for the summer. It will return starting September 9. Learn more>>|
August 12, 17, 26, September 2
$20/ class, or $75 for all 4
*no punchcards accepted
Odissi is one of the pre-eminent classical dance forms of India which originated in the Hindu temples of the eastern coastal state of Odisha in India.
Age-old tradition of Odissi is manifested from Odisha Hindu temples and various sites of archaeological significance that are associated with Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, the sculptures of which adorn dance postures of this art form.
This graceful dance form narrates religious stories, devotional poems and spiritual ideas with excellent body movements, expressions, impressive gestures and sign languages.
Sarika Nayak our Bollywood instructor from India is going to do a workshop of this dance form! This workshop will include 4 classes of 2 hours each!
This workshop will include:
1. Learning about a little history of this dance form.
2. Prominent postures of this dance form.
2. Basic foot work and hand work
3. Different kinds of head movements used in this dance
4. One performance
RDT's Dance Center on Broadway (formerly the RDT Community School) began in 1994 as an extension of Repertory Dance Theatre's dedication to the creation, development, awareness and understanding of the art of modern dance.
RDT's Dance Center offers a wide range of classes for adults (ages 16+) on evenings and weekends. Classes are designed on a "drop-in" basis so no pre-registration or long-term commitment is required. Teachers work with students at every level and no previous dance experience is expected.
Students can drop in for $12 per class or purchase a 10-class punch card for $100, which is good for every class on the schedule, except Flamenco.
RDT's Dance Center on Broadway offers an affordable way to stay fit, express your creativity, and dance!
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.
Bollywood is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. Bollywood Dancing is one of the hottest dances around! It is the foundation of every great Indian Bollywood film. The dances are a fusion of traditional and classical indian dances with the influence of some jazz, bhangra, hip-hop and modern dance. Timing and Rhythm, engery, and sharp controlled expressive movements are the important elements of Bollywood Dancing!
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 (Tuesdays 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.
This program aims to assist those living with Parkinson's Disease and aging adults by enhancing quality of life through the joy of dance and creative exercise.
The class is designed with exercises in seated and standing positions. The class progresses with dances that emphasize coordination, balance, strength, flexibility, and agility, while stimulating the mind with creativity and imagery as a form of alternate symptomatic therapy.
$100 for a 10-class punch card
You can register for a Flamenco session at the first class of each session, or using the button below. The current session of Flamenco runs from June 27-September 22, 2017. (no classes July 4) The next session will start on September 26, 2017.