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In-Person Classes Returning

We are THRILLED to be returning to the studio for in-person classes this summer! We will start with a limited Saturday schedule with the intent to have a more full schedule by the fall. Stay tuned!

Policies

  • All classes must be registered for and paid for online before attending. We will not be taking any payment in the studio.
  • Classes are capped at 15 students to allow for social distancing.
  • Students are encouraged to be vaccinated in order to take classes. Students who are not vaccinated must wear a mask.
  • All students must sign a waiver upon registering for classes.
Please do not show up for a class without registering online beforehand. We will not be taking payment in the studio.

Class Descriptions

Beginning Modern + -

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 Modern + -

Intermediate-to-advanced modern dance class.

Ballet + -

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 + -

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, rhythm, energy, and sharp controlled expressive movements are important elements of Bollywood.

Flamenco + -

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). You may register for the whole session OR drop-in to each class.

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.commenkes.es, or esflamenco.com
CLOTHING:
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.

Hip Hop + -

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.

Prime Movement + -

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.

About RDT's Dance Center on Broadway

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.

RDT’s Dance Center on Broadway offers an affordable way to stay fit, express your creativity, and dance!

While we are unable to hold classes in person, we have started RDT’s Dance Center On-Demand so we can continue dancing with you!