Adult Dance & Fitness Classes

ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Summer Series: July & August 2019
Master Classes, Somatic Series, Improv
SEE DETAILS BELOW

Moving Together: Community Dance Classes
1-2pm @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 3 | FREE
○ July 14 | Hip Hop with Kenny Smith
○ August 11 | African with Kameica Reid

Friday Night Improv Jam 
Deepen your unique sense of movement exploration. Improvisation classes are led by rotating Teaching Artists on the last Friday of the month, crafted for dancers of all levels to enjoy and unwind from the week.
7:30-9pm @ Dancewave Center | $10 (includes a glass of wine!)
○ July 26 | Led by The Lovelies 
○ August 30 | Led by Rebeca Medina 
Summer Master Class Series 
Dancewave brings talented artists with distinct voices to lead Master Classes in a wide range of techniques and styles. An opportunity to experience current directions in contemporary dance and broaden your skillset!
2-4pm @ Dancewave Center | $18/class, $65/4-class package
○ July 20 | Spatial Rebound | Led by Nik Owens 
○ July 27 | Modern Colombian | Led by Daniel Fetecua 
○ August 3 | Folding and Unfolding – Finding Vulnerability and Power | Led by Donnell Oakley 
○ August 10 | The Floor is Your Friend | Led by Victoria DeRenzo 
Summer Somatic Class Series 
Hit the reset button: Start the weekend off with restorative movement by dance practitioners who join their creative process with a range of somatic modalities. The perfect warm-up for our afternoon Master Classes if you’re interested in both!
12-1:30pm @ Dancewave Center | $16/class, $55/4-class package
○ July 20 | Led by Nicky Witteredge 
○ July 27 | Led by Cecilia Fontanesi 
○ August 3 | Led by Austin Selden 
○ August 10 | Led by Sarah Konner 

THIS WEEK’S CLASSES

All classes are open-level (except where noted).
Single class and class cards can be applied to any 60- or 90-minute ongoing drop-in class on the schedule (in GREEN).
No reservations required for Drop-in classes. 
Intro to…Series and Master Classes require registration and class cards do not apply (in PURPLE).

ONGOING DANCE CLASSES (Drop-in)

Basic Beginner Ballet | Sundays 9:30-11:00am | Drop-in
Basic 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 and contemporary music! Taught by Mary Simone Burns

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

Modern Jazz | Fridays, 6:30pm-7:30pm | Drop-in
Whether you’ve danced before or always wanted to, we welcome all 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. Taught by Audrey Madison

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