Donation-Based Dance Classes


Explore movement from a point of joy, not judgment.
Current Week

04
December 2017

Mon 7pm-8pm


Contemporary w/ Candace Tabbs

Details

Candace incorporates and combines pedestrian, gestural movements with classical jazz, ballet and African diasporic technique, to create a unique expression of music and story. The warm-up prepares the mind, body and spirit for the class process by integrating full-body strengthening exercises, dynamic stretching and mindful breathing. Across the floor sequences range from guided improvisations to progressive phrases. In addition to helping the artists understand dynamics, musicality, and emotion, Candace emphasizes how to work anatomically correct so the artists can confidently and efficiently express their individuality and the elements of the story in combinations. This class creates a community of dancers pushing for connection, inspiration and discovery. *Bare feet suggested 

04
December 2017

Mon 8pm-9pm


Hip Hop w/ Janine Micheletti

Details

Janine's class is built to not only learn steps but to understand and enjoy the freedom that street specific styles include. Janine starts out with a warm up consisting of various grooves, isolations, stretching, and core strengthening exercises. She then moves into a combination that will have a focus for that class, whether it be a feeling she wants conveyed or to drill steps to develop your skills as a street style dancer. She hopes to instill an integrity of movement in a supportive and open atmosphere. *Sneakers suggested 

05
December 2017

Tues 7pm-8pm


Ballet w/ Sarah Doudna

Details

In this class Sarah encourages building a strong basis of ballet technique for developing strength and flexibility. Class begins with a warmup at the barre followed by combinations in the center of the room and across the floor. This class is a place for those new to ballet to keep moving and gain the fundamental knowledge of ballet, and for returning dancers to perfect their technique. Sarah focuses on building ballet technique in a friendly and supportive atmosphere with the idea that ballet is fun, expressive, and a great workout. Class is open to dancers and non-dancers alike and all levels are welcome. *Ballet slippers or socks suggested

07
November 2017

Thurs 7pm-8pm


Contemporary Indian w/ Brinda Guha

Details

Based on the core of the Contemporary Indian style lies the fusion of the intricacies of classical Indian dance: footwork, expression, and hand movements, with targeted exercises to provide for a fulfilling and fresh contemporary dance routine at the end of every class. This class attempts to investigate the communicative potential when merging western dance traditions with a classical Indian foundation. It starts with a vigorous yet meditative warm-up, and proceeds to elaborate on Indian classical and contemporary technique. This leads to a dynamic movement language and exchange, and leaves the dancer with a clear understanding of the relevance and importance of Indian aesthetic in the performing arts. *Bare feet suggested

09
December 2017

Sat 12pm-1:30pm


Ballet Workshop w/ Sarah Doudna

Details

As in her weekday class, Sarah encourages building a strong basis of ballet technique for developing strength and flexibility. Class begins with a warmup at the barre followed by combinations in the center of the room and across the floor. This class is a place for those new to ballet to keep moving and gain the fundamental knowledge of ballet, and for returning dancers to perfect their technique. Sarah focuses on building ballet technique in a friendly and supportive atmosphere with the idea that ballet is fun, expressive, and a great workout. Class is open to dancers and non-dancers alike and all levels are welcome. In the Ballet Workshop Sarah has more time to delve into combinations, breaking things down, and adding more challenging options. *Ballet slippers or socks suggested

As a workshop, this class has a $10 minimum required donation.