Class Descriptions

KID’S CLASSES

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Creative Movement
Tuesday 12pm and Wednesday 12:30pm
This class for children ages 3-5, is a playful introduction to the joys of dancing and storytelling through movement. Taught by Sarah Fader.

Kid’s Ballet I
Saturday 9am
Focus on basic classical ballet technique with some fun movement games and improvisations thrown in. A great introduction to serious dance study for the young student. Ages 5-8 years

Kid’s Ballet II
Wednesday 4pm
A thorough classical ballet technique class that includes barre, center and across the floor combinations. Students will work on refining the basics and move on to more difficult steps and patterns. Ages 9-12

Kid’s Contemporary
Thursday 5pm
This class gives students a solid basis of technique in a respectful blend of Modern Dance, Contemporary styles, and Conditioning. Students will build strength and integrated control as well as do fun patterns across the floor. Ages 9-12

Kid’s American Social Dance Styles
Saturday 10am
From the Charleston to hip-hop, this class peruses American history to acquaint kids with the music and moves that inspired the Nation. We’ll spend a few weeks with each style before moving on to a new dance. Ages 7-11

Kid’s Capoeira
Sundays 1-2pm
This Afro-Brazilian art form combines elements of dance, martial arts, music, and acrobatics into a fluid game between two players. Training Capoeira develops stamina, strength, flexibility, and self-awareness. Classes led by the Boston-based group Mandingueiros dos Palmares, under Mestre Chuvisco. Ages 5-9

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TEEN CLASSES

Teen Beginner Ballet
Tuesday 4:30pm
This class is an introduction to classical ballet technique intended for students with little or no prior ballet experience. Basic steps and patterns, flexibility and strength building, and proper alignment will all be explored. Ages 12-18

Teen/Adult Contemporary Ballet 
Monday 5pm
For the more experienced student, this class starts with a ballet barre, with center work that integrates contemporary and classical movement vocabularies, using non-traditional music. Ages 12+

Teen/Adult Contemporary
Tuesday 6pm
Building from a standing warm-up, this technique class blends influences from Cunningham, Limon and Release for a thorough class exploring complex shapes and patterns, jumps, and expansive phrases. Beginners welcome. Ages 12+

Improvisation
Tuesday 7:30pm
Learn improv techniques, play with scoring, instant composition, and contact. All levels welcome. Ages 15+

Teen/Adult Contemporary Floorwork
Wednesday 6:30pm
This technique class starts on the floor and works its way up to standing and across the floor patterns. Athletic and dynamic, the class focuses on building strength, range of motion, and integration informed by connection to the floor, spatial clarity, and release. Ages 15+

Teen/Adult Pop Phrase
Wednesday 8:00pm
A fun, choreographic phrase class pulling stylistically from current, popular dance styles. Four rotating teachers will share this class, keeping it fresh each week. Ages 15+

Teen/Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet
Sunday 10am
A rigorous, quick-paced ballet technique class for the advanced dancer. Ages 15+

Capoeira
Sunday 2-3:30pm
This Afro-Brazilian art form combines elements of dance, martial arts, music, and acrobatics into a fluid game between two players. Training Capoeira develops stamina, strength, flexibility, and self-awareness. Classes led by the Boston-based group Mandingueiros dos Palmares, under Mestre Chuvisco. Ages 10+

ADULT CLASSES

Teen/Adult Contemporary Ballet 
Monday 5pm
For the more experienced student, this class starts with a ballet barre, with center work that integrates contemporary and classical movement vocabularies, using non-traditional music. Ages 12+

Teen/Adult Contemporary
Tuesday 6pm
Building from a standing warm-up, this technique class blends influences from Cunningham, Limon and Release for a thorough class exploring complex shapes and patterns, jumps, and expansive phrases. Beginners welcome.

Teen/Adult Contemporary Floorwork
Wednesday 6pm
This technique class starts on the floor and works its way up to standing and across the floor patterns. Athletic and dynamic, the class focuses on building strength, range of motion, and integration informed by connection to the floor, spatial clarity, and release.

Teen/Adult Pop Phrase
Wednesday 7:30pm
A fun, choreographic phrase class pulling stylistically from current, popular dance styles. Four rotating teachers will share this class, keeping it fresh each week.

Teen/Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet
Sunday 10am
A rigorous, quick-paced ballet technique class for the advanced dancer. Teachers Betsy Miller and Sarah Slifer Swift alternately lead the class.

Adult Ballet Basics 
Thursday 6:30pm
This is a 12-week course designed for the absolute beginner to Ballet technique. In the course, you will become familiar with the steps and terminology you need to go on to the Elementary Ballet class. There is a Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer session. If you have prior dance experience, feel free to take this class as a drop-in.

Adult Beginner Ballet
Wednesday 8am
This class is a thorough ballet technique class that focuses on the basics, and gets the whole body warm and moving through space. Intended for those who have some dance experience. Ages 18+

Adult Intermediate Ballet
Monday 10am
A challenging ballet technique class with focus on alignment, movement quality, and choreographic center phrases. Ages 18+

Floor Barre
Monday 9am and Sunday 9am
If you like Barre classes, you will love Floor barre. Strengthen, stretch, and clarify your movement through exercises that hone in on ballet technique basics such as turn-out and postural stability. A perfect warm up for your ballet class, or just a great tone and strengthen class on its own. Ages 18+

Ecstatic Dance
Monday 6:30pm and Friday 10am
A guided improvisation class for exploration, body-mind connectivity, and joy . Solo, partner work, and whole group scores keep the class flowing and dynamic.

Improvisation
Tuesday 7:30pm
Learn improv techniques, play with scoring, instant composition, and contact. All levels welcome. Ages 15+

Moving Meditation
Thursday 9am
A quiet, intentional movement practice with minimal guidance, mostly in silence. Similar to yoga and authentic movement. $10 class.

Somatic Tuesdays
Tuesday 10am
This time slot hosts 6-week sessions for various somatic practices. Sign up in advance for these mini-courses in disciplines like Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Body-Mind Centering, and Gyrotonic, from certified practitioners.

Capoeira
Sunday 2-3:30pm
This Afro-Brazilian art form combines elements of dance, martial arts, music, and acrobatics into a fluid game between two players. Training Capoeira develops stamina, strength, flexibility, and self-awareness. Classes led by the Boston-based group Mandingueiros dos Palmares, under Mestre Chuvisco. Ages 10+

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Yoga Dance for Special Populations
Wednesday 11am
This class is designed for anyone who experiences difficulty moving, whether from arthritis, neurological disorders, or lost limbs. Certified instructor Nome Graham will guide the class and get everyone joyfully moving!

Senior Hip-Hop
Thursday 10:30am
Instructor Corinna Trabuco offers this joyful class for our elder population.  Give attention to alignment and enhance mind/body awareness with jazzy isolation exercises (Bob Fosse style) from an Alexander Technique perspective. Dance to music that embraces rock, funk, Motown, Latin, lyrical, and the American musical. Tea for Two anybody? Anything Goes!