Adult Dance & Fitness Classes

UPCOMING CLASSES

March 21, 2019
March 22, 2019
March 24, 2019
  • 9:30a Adult Class: Absolute Beginner Ballet Series (Session III)

    March 24, 2019  9:30 am - 10:45 am
    Dancewave, 45 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

    Taught by Mary Simone Burns

    This is a 4-class session for those new to, or returning to, ballet.

    Pre-registration required | Register here

  • 11:00a Adult Class: Zumba®

    March 24, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Dancewave, 45 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

  • 12:00p Adult Class: Beginner Modern

    March 24, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Dancewave, 45 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

  • Intro to Choreography Workshop

    March 24, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Dancewave, 45 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

    This class will introduce adults to beginning concepts of choreography, such as, how to use concepts of space, time, energy and improvisation in dance-making. Adults will get a chance to explore different ways of moving and to experience first hand the choreographic process.

    Taught by Maddie Warriner

    $10/person | Register

All classes are open-level (except where noted).
Single class and class cards can be applied to any 60- or 90-minute drop-in class on the schedule.
No reservations required for Drop-in classes. Intro to… and Series classes require pre-registration.

WORKSHOPS & SERIES (Registration Required)

Intro to Choreograpy Workshop | March 24, 2-3pm | $10Register or use your class card.

This class will introduce adults to beginning concepts of choreography, such as, how to use concepts of space, time, energy and improvisation in dance-making. Adults will get a chance to explore different ways of moving and to experience first hand the choreographic process. Taught by Maddie Warriner

Intro to Femme Hop Series | March 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:30-7:30pm | $50/4-week sessionRegister or use your class card.

Femme Hop will ignite your inner diva! Mixing Hip Hop and Jazz technique with Hip Hop and Pop music, this open-level class is full of hair flips, hair whips, slow body rolls and dropping it low. It’s sure to bring out a sassier side and dancers will learn new combinations focusing on rhythm, sensuality, musicality and stamina. Dancers should wear sneakers to class (no heels). Dancewave instructor Kenny promises to “make sneakers sexy!” Taught by Kenny Smith

Absolute Beginner Ballet Series | Sundays 9:30-10:45am | Register
Session III: March 24, 31; April 7, 14 Register
Session IV: April 28; May 5, 12, 19 Register
Absolute Beginner Ballet is for the novice dancer, learning the vocabulary in a welcome and encouraging environment. Dancers focus on areas of ballet such as turns (pirouettes!), small jumps (petit allegro!), and large jumps (grand allegro!), and continue to build on proper body alignment. All to a variety of classical, jazz & contemporary music! Taught by Mary Simone Burns

ONGOING DANCE CLASSES (Drop-in)

Hip Hop | Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm | Drop-in
Hip Hop is an energetic and fun class for beginner-level dancers. Learn basic steps, rhythms, musicality and phrasing and choreography to popular hip hop music. This class is a fun way to increase confidence through movement. Taught by Von Black

Beginner Modern | Sundays, 12:00-1:30pm | Drop-in
Class is a highly imaginative and highly physical investigation of ourselves as movers. Class begins with a sensation-based warm up where we ground ourselves through improvisation and set material. We will learn some basics of modern technique and cultivate skills, strength and curiosity through floor, standing exercises and across the floor sequences. Class culminates in a full bodied athletic dance phrase that challenges us physically and creatively as dance artists. Suitable for the absolute beginner to dance and/or modern dance, this class is open to all interested in moving. Taught by Marion Spencer

Open-Level Modern | Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm | Drop-in
Class is a highly imaginative and highly physical investigation of ourselves as movers. Class begins with a sensation-based warm up where we ground ourselves through improvisation and set material. We will work on building our technique and cultivating our curiosity through floor, standing exercises and across the floor sequences. Class culminates in a full bodied athletic dance phrase that challenges us physically and creatively as dance artists. Suitable for a beginner but more geared towards a person with some dance class experience, this class is open to all interested in being pushed physically and creatively and working to dig deeper in their dancing. Taught by Marion Spencer

Modern Dance Company | Tuesdays, 9:00-9:30pm (Fall and Spring trimesters only)
The Modern Dance Company is for adults at all dance levels, providing performance opportunities at various NYC venues throughout the year. Rehearsals incorporate and develop themes from the Modern dance classes, while members work creatively as a collective to produce dance works for performance. Through this process dancers are introduced to an understanding of choreography through guided tasks and choreographic direction. Dancers who attend either the beginning modern or open level modern are encouraged and welcomed to join the Company. Taught by Marion Spencer

Afro-Caribbean | Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm | Drop-in
This high-energy dance class blends traditional Caribbean and African dance movement styles. Students will participate in a focused warm-up, across the floor and choreography to learn distinctively African and Caribbean dance techniques.  This is an open-level class, focused on having fun! Taught by Kameica Reid

ONGOING FITNESS CLASSES (Drop-in)

Barre Vida | Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm | Drop-in
Barre Vida is a total body workout open to people of all fitness levels. It is a low cardio and intense toning class that works to elongate the muscles while burning fat. The class utilizes the use of the ballet barre, small hand weights, and other props to improve posture, give muscle definition, increase flexibility, and encourage weight loss. Each class is choreographed to a specific playlist to help motivate and give that extra musical push. Barre fitness targets the smaller muscles that often get lost in regular cardio or boot camp classes such as the oblique muscles, transverse abdominals, triceps, inner thighs, and gluteus. Expect to have fun and leave sweaty! Taught by Autumn Oftedal

Essentrics® | Fridays, 9:00-10:00am | Drop-in
Essentrics is a full body workout that rapidly changes the shape of your body through a dynamic combination of strengthening and stretching. The technique develops lean, strong and flexible muscles with immediate changes to your posture. Perfect for people of all fitness levels, this program rebalances the body, prevents and treats injuries and unlocks tight joints. With a diverse music playlist accompanying each routine, this equipment-free workout leaves you feeling energized, youthful and healthy. Taught by Diane Jacobowitz

Zumba® | Sundays, 11:00am-12:00pm | Drop-in
Zumba classes feature Latin rhythms set to high-energy international beats. Before you know it, you’ll be getting fit and will feel your energy levels soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness Party. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students. Taught by Kuni Quimby

Zumba® Funk Fusion | Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm | Drop-in
This Zumba Funk Fusion class is about growth, working hard, and having fun while you are working out. This unique class will keep you on your toes, improve your stamina, endurance, strengthen your core while conditioning the body. Most importantly you will have fun while you sweat! Come shake those hips while having a Zumba dance party! Taught by LaWanda Hopkins