Class Descriptions

ADULT CLASSES

Magma
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. Formerly called “Ecstatic Dance”

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

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. Adult class, but ages 14+ welcome.

Morning Rave
Tuesdays 8-9:20am
Every first Tuesday of the month we will have the lights low and colorful and the music loud and energized. Choosing from an array of DJ sets from sessions across the globe, the Morning Rave is the way to wake up with style. Indoor sneakers or bare feet please. $5 suggested donation.

Somatic Tuesdays
Tuesday 9:30am
This time slot hosts 5 or 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.

Contemporary Dance
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.

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

Beginner Ballet
Wednesday 8:15am and Thursday 6:30pm
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+

 Contemporary Floorwork
Wednesday 4:30pm
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. Adult class, but ages 14+ welcome.

Hip Hop
Wednesday 6pm
Laura Tanguay lead this all levels hip hop class. Class consists of warm up, work on steps and style, and then into a fun choreographic routine. Beginners welcome. Please wear indoor sneakers with non-marking tread. Adult class, but ages 14+ welcome.

Dance Essentials
Wednesday 12pm
This class in an elementary level dance class, exploring and developing basic principles of dance such as balance, flexibility, strength, coordination, and fun moves. It pulls from a variety of styles, including ballet, modern dance, jazz, and social dance.

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

Dance for Seniors
Thursday 10:15am
Instructor Corinna Trabucco offers this mindful and joyful class intended for seniors, but open to anybody looking for a care-full and conscientious movement class. 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. Dancing goes from 10:15-11:15, last 45 minutes dedicated to Alexander Technique.

Barre Workout Mat
Monday 9am, Friday 8:45am
If you like Barre classes, you will love Floor barre. Strengthen, stretch, and align through exercises that work postural strength and stability, flexibility, and control. A perfect accompaniment to dance training, or just a great tone and strengthen class on its own.This class is a mat class. Mats are available in the studio, or bring your own.  Ages 18+

Barre Workout
Saturday 8am
Barre workout combines simple Ballet barre exercises, flexibility training, and core workouts to give a total-body, rhythmic, fun class that strengthens, tones, and stretches! No dance background needed to take this class.

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

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 11 and up.

KID’S CLASSES

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Creative Movement
Tuesday 12pm
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 
Saturday 10:15am
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 Improvisation
Tuesdays 4pm
Creativity in Motion is an imaginative way into movement for kids aged 6 to 9. Using imagery, narrative, and game structures, the class develops not just a love of dance and movement, but also introduces children to dance as a creative art. Ages 6-10

Kid’s Capoeira
Sundays 2-3pm
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 5-10

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TEEN 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 14+

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 14+

Teen/Adult Hip Hop
Wednesday 6pm
A fun, choreographic Hip-Hop class lead by Laura Tanguay. Ages 14+

Teen/Adult Intermediate  Ballet
Sunday 10am
A rigorous, quick-paced ballet technique class for the more 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 12+