Adult Dance & Fitness Classes

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Schedule Update: Dancehall has been canceled indefinitely
○ Improv Jams will pause for November & December holidays
SPECIAL MASTER WORKSHOP: DAVID DORFMAN DANCE
David Dorfman Dance – “Aroundtown” (2017)
Conceived and directed by David Dorfman
BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes
David Dorfman and Lisa Race teach special back-to-back Master workshops at Dancewave, a unique opportunity to work with these distinguished artists. Material will range in styles from release-based post-modern work connecting with the floor, to an eclectic standing modern class. Explore a weighted and grounded approach to movement, harnessing the body’s momentum and force, varying approaches to physical contact, intent and focus, and compositional choices through improvisation.

The second half will explore skills which aim to facilitate moving in and out of the floor with efficiency. Learn to upend the body with inversions that are not fixed in space but instead play with the freedom of suspension while upside down. Participants will incorporate these explorations into short movement phrases, challenging the body to defy preconceived notions of what a body can achieve in motion. No prior experience with inversions is necessary

Friday, December 13 from 12:00-3:00pm @ Dancewave Center
$50 | Early bird price: $40 before November 15

Fall 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!
Fridays from 10:00-11:30am @ Dancewave Center | $16/class
○ November 15 | Led by Rebeca Medina 

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)

Beginner Modern | Sundays, 12:00-1:30pm | Drop-in
Class is a highly imaginative and highly physical investigation of ourselves as movers. Together we nurture a safe space for building community, imagination, risk and rigor, while embracing a spirit of constant kindness, learning and growth. Class begins with a sensation-based warm up where we wake up our bodies and 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 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 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. Together we nurture a safe space for building community, imagination, risk and rigor, while embracing a spirit of constant kindness, learning and growth. Class begins with a sensation-based warm up where we ground ourselves through improvisation and set material. We work on building our technique and cultivating our curiosity through floor, standing exercises and across the floor sequences. Class culminates in a full bodied dance phrase that challenges us both physically and creatively. Suitable to all interested in being pushed physically and creatively to dig deeper in their dancing, this class is geared towards a person with some dance class experience. 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

Hip Hop | Thursdays, 8:00-9:00pm | 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

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)

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

Barre Vida | Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm | 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