Donation-Based Dance Classes


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

22
January 2018

Mon 7pm-8pm


Contemporary w/ Marie Janicek

Details

Marie teaches a modern contemporary dance class based heavily on release technique. She guides all participants through the art of letting go, teaching the body to catch and release tension to create movement, variability, texture and expression. This practice focuses on cultivating a deeper awareness with yourself, encouraging you to dive inward into the world of feelings and sensations inside your own body rather than copying the movements of everyone else around you, including the teacher. The warm up builds into the choreography, allowing everyone to get deeply comfortable with the material and naturally progressing all parts of the class into a sequence that can be more easily internalized by body and mind. As a result, you can learn to let go, experience the freedom and excitement of movement as you allow yourself to flow within its current. *Bare feet or socks suggested

22
January 2018

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.

23
January 2018

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. 

24
January 2018

Wed 6pm-7pm


*Liberated Movement w/ Lauren Pellettieri

Details

***FREE class offered at Athleta's studio at 126 5th Ave New York, NY 10011

Registration is required and opens 10 days before class: clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=264093&stype=-7&sView=week

Liberated Movement's signature class is a blend of meditative and high energy movements designed to improve mood and sense of well-being. We'll practice dynamic stretch, Qi Gong, cardio dance, free movement and meditation, alternating between "yin" and "yang" movements to create a sense of calm and ease while also waking up your muscles and increasing heart rate. By working body and mind together to bring presence and attention to what you are doing in the moment, we are able to stretch ourselves strong, lower chance of injury, and improve the quality and feeling of your movement. If you want to boost your energy, relax your mind, and feel more alive, then this class is for you! Anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend; no prior dance/movement experience necessary. Wear any comfortable clothing with bare feet or sneakers.

25
January 2018

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. 

27
January 2018

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 donation required.