Online Adult Dance & Fitness Classes

WELCOME! ABOUT OUR ADULT PROGRAM:

UPDATED SCHEDULE: We have made the difficult decision to cancel our Pilates and Hip Hop until further notice, in order to keep our program healthy and available to our online community. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for the inconvenience!

At Dancewave, everyone is invited to dance! All of our teachers create a community in class that is supportive and non-competitive. We are committed to providing opportunities for students to engage with a diverse range of movement styles. Taking class at Dancewave is about the joy of moving, building confidence, and learning together in an environment that celebrates individual expression and creativity. Please find in each class description our notes in bold about what level of experience and preparation is suggested to best enjoy the class.

ONLINE CLASS REGISTRATION:

Drop-ins: $10/class; Scroll down for registration links
(available 2 weeks at a time)
Unlimited: $60/month; Refer a friend and get $10 off!
(click here for details)

HOW TO ACCESS ONLINE CLASSES:

Participation in our online classes requires a device that has a camera and speaker
○ Click the blue registration button for the date you wish to attend
Important: Attendees must complete registration no later than 30 minutes before class begins
○ After you complete payment, you will receive a confirmation email from school@dancewave.org
○ 30 minutes before class begins, you will receive another email with an invitation link to a Zoom webinar
○ Please join the Zoom link at least 5 minutes before class to allow time for you to set up your camera

WEEKLY ONLINE DANCE CLASSES ($10 Drop-in)

Begin Again Ballet | Sundays, 10:00-11:00am EST | Taught by Deborah Lohse

Taught with humor and vivid imagery, our adult ballet class focuses on building ballet technique in a light-hearted and imaginative atmosphere. Deborah Lohse, also a performing artist, creates a fun environment for adults of all levels to learn and strengthen their foundational ballet technique. Begin Again Ballet reorients adults who may have taken some time away from ballet and are excited to jump back in. This class moves through the traditional ballet structure of barre and center combinations into a final full-bodied movement phrase that encourages physicality, while developing improvisational and performance instincts. Some prior ballet knowledge and understanding of terminology is helpful.

Parades and events may be canceled, but our PRIDE isn’t! Join Deborah for a special opportunity to celebrate diversity in the weeks leading up to PRIDE. Using Daniel Quasar’s Progress Pride Flag each class will highlight a color on the PRIDE flag and celebrate its meaning. Wear the celebrated new color(s) to class each week, and even some songs during class will match!

May 3 Red/Life ○ May 10 Orange/Healing ○ May 17 Yellow/Sunshine & Green/Nature ○ May 24 No Class for Memorial Day ○ May 31 Blue/Harmony ○ June 7 Violet/Spirit ○ June 14 Pink & Blue & White/Transgender ○ June 21 Black & Brown/POC ○ June 28 The FULL Flag to celebrate the PRIDE March that would have happened that day

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Beginner Modern | Sundays, 12:00-1:00pm EST | Taught by Marion Spencer

Dancewave’s Beginner Modern is a highly imaginative investigation of ourselves as facile creative movers. Our class creates a safe space for learning and growth while embracing risk and technical challenges. Beginning with a sensation-based warm-up, we wake up our bodies and ground ourselves through both set material and improvisation. Our class strengthens basic modern technique and cultivates courage and curiosity through floor and standing exercises, finally culminating with a full-bodied dance phrase that challenges us both physically and creatively. Suitable for the absolute beginner to dance and/or modern dance, this class welcomes all levels interested in moving.

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Intermediate Modern | Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm EST | Taught by Marion Spencer

Our Intermediate Modern class follows a similar format to our Beginner Modern class, though is slightly more challenging than our beginner class. Dancers are welcomed into a creative learning environment that challenges a broad spectrum of levels in an inclusive and supportive community. Come join the fun! This class is for all interested in being pushed physically and creatively to dig deeper in their dancing, geared towards a person with some prior modern dance experience and technique.

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Modern Jazz | Fridays, 5:00-6:00pm EST | Taught by Audrey Madison

Whether you’ve danced before or always wanted to, we welcome all levels to Modern Jazz Dance. Classes begin with thirty minutes of exercise designed to increase flexibility as well as strengthen, lengthen and tone muscles. Then we Dance! …combining movements that incorporate a range of dance styles to form different routines weekly. Our minds are challenged as we learn new routines. Our hearts soar as we express ourselves creatively. Our spirits rise as we celebrate the joy of dance. Expressive content, taught in phrases, make this a great class for beginners to intermediates who want to enjoy themselves while dancing!

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Friday Night Improv Jam | Last Fridays of the Month, 7:00-8:00pm EST | Taught by Leah Wilks

Deepen your unique sense of movement exploration. Friday Night Improv classes are crafted for dancers of all levels to enjoy and unwind from the week. Join us for a fun, communal, contemporary dance experience and a chance to connect with others through movement.

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WEEKLY ONLINE FITNESS CLASSES ($10 Drop-in)

Zumba® | Sundays – 2:00-3:00pm & Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm EST | Taught by Ashlea Bonds

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.This is a medium-paced, follow along class with basic sequencing, suitable for all levels.

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Barre Vida | Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm EST | Taught by Autumn Oftedal

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! Class consists of demanding rigorous muscle targeted exercises, though all movement levels are welcome. Be prepared to push yourself! Use a mat!

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Essentrics® | Fridays, 9:00-10:00am EST | Taught by Diane Jacobowitz

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. This is an even-paced class designed to increase flexibility and mobility, accessible to all movers! Occasional use of a mat, if available.

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COVID-19 RELIEF RESOURCES:

We are committed to supporting our dance and teaching artist community. Our teaching artists are paid a fair wage for their work teaching online classes at Dancewave. Please visit our list of Resources for Dance Artists affected by COVID-19. We are closely monitoring community news and making regular updates. Have a new lead on a COVID-19 relief resource? Email us additional resources any time with subject line “COVID-19 Relief Resource” and we’ll add it to the list. Thanks for your support!

Photo by Effy Grey