Class Descriptions

ADULT CLASSES

Magma Ecstatic Dance
Monday 6:30pm
A guided warm-up based in improvisation, movement exploration, body-mind connectivity, leading into a free-form Ecstatic Dance. No dance experience necessary, all levels welcome.

Intermediate Ballet
Monday 9:30am
A challenging ballet technique class with focus on alignment, movement quality, and choreographic center phrases. Ages 18+

Contemporary Modern Dance
Tuesday 6:15pm
This all levels technique class, appropriate for beginners, blends standing work with influences from Cunningham, Hawkins and Release with floorwork and improvisation techniques, giving way to a full range of movement quality, expression, and exploration. The class ends with fun dance phrases and across the floor patterns. Students will develop strength, range of motion, articulation and integration. Adult class, but ages 14+ welcome.

Beginner Ballet
Wednesday 9:00am 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.  For total newcomers to Ballet, try our standing Barre Workout.

Cardio Hip Hop
Wednesday 6:30pm
This all levels cardio class consists of continuously moving warm-up and choreographic routines.  Movement styles include hip hop, pop, club styles like house and vogue, with a thorough cool down and stretch at the end. Beginners welcome! Please wear indoor sneakers with non-marking tread. Adult class, but ages 14+ welcome.

Kripalu Yoga Dance
Thursday 5:30pm
Join us to shake loose the stress of the week and be ready to dance into the weekend full of energy and clarity. Kripalu Yoga Dance exercises all parts of the body and soul. No experience in yoga or dance is necessary- just a willingness to be alive! This practice supports all physical abilities.

Moving Meditation
Thursday 8:30am
A quiet, intentional movement practice with minimal guidance, mostly in silence. Similar to yoga and authentic movement.

Barre Workout Mat
Monday/Friday 8:30am, Wednesday 8am
If you like Barre classes, you will love Barre workout on the Mat. 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. Mats are available in the studio, or bring your own.  Ages 16+

Barre Workout
Saturday 8am
Barre workout is inspired by the Ballet barre. It is an elegant and intense workout for supple strength, alignment and balance, range of motion, and flexibility for the whole body. No dance background needed to take this class. Combo classes are half on the mat, half standing at the barre.

Capoeira
Sunday 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 10 and up.

Nia
Thursday 10:15am
Nia is a low impact dance system for health and wellness, great for seniors.
Read about Nia with Linda Wilkes at https://www.niawithlinda.com/
To sign up contact Linda directly at contact@niawithlinda.com

African Dance
Sunday 4pm
Read about this class with Greg Coles. To sign up contact Greg directly at gregorycoles@aol.com 

Scottish Dance
Sunday, 1-2pm
8-week session meeting September 28, October 6, 20, November 3, 10, 24, December 8, 15. Scottish Highland Dancing is a celebration of the Scottish spirit. This all ages, all levels class explores the traditional Highland Dances and the graceful National Dances.

KID’S CLASSES

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Creative Movement
Tuesday 3pm, Wednesday 12:30pm
This class for young children is a playful introduction to the joys of dancing and storytelling through movement.  Tuesday’s class is for 2-4 year olds, Wednesday is for 3-5 year olds.

Ballet I
Saturday 10am (starting November 9)
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

Ballet II/Contemporary
Saturday 11am
This class combines a ballet barre warm up with a center that explores contemporary modern movement vocabulary and phrase work. A great companion class to the Monday evening Ballet II class for students seeking a more thorough program of study. Ages 8-13

Kid’s Capoeira
Sundays tba
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 if adequate enrollment. Ages 10+ are invited to join the Adult class at 2pm.

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TEEN CLASSES

Teen/Adult Contemporary Modern
Tuesday 6:15pm
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.  Ages 14+

Teen/Adult Cardio Hip Hop
Wednesday 7pm
A fun, continuously moving cardio class with movement vocabulary from Hip Hop, club styles like house dancing & vogue, and some jazzy numbers as well. Ages 14+

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+