CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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AGING CREATIVELY DANCE FITNESS

Dance Fitness involves simple choreographed movement phrases that are easy to follow and fun to dance. Similar to a fitness class, you can practice the phrases multiple times throughout the songs. This class uses a variety of music genres and does not include any floor work.

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MINDFUL MOVEMENT CONDITIONING 

Moving, flowing, breathing: body-mind exercises utilizing chair and mat work will restore balance and harmony, as well as increase strength, flexibility, and alignment. Classes will include variations of Pilates, Gyrokinesis®, stretching, and other somatic work.

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AGING CREATIVELY MODERN

This class is designed for those returning to dance, or for seniors interested in expression through dance and moving at a gentle flowing pace. The class begins with fundamental technique exercises that will warm up the whole body and increase strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.

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EVERYONE TAP

This class is designed to help students improve musicality, rhythm and self expression. Students can expect to be led through a warm up, across the floor combinations and a fun center combination.

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CONTEMPORARY

This class will move you through core | stretch (de)activation, and explore new forms of contemporary choreography.

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CONTEMPORARY MODERN

Contemporary modern classes combine the fundamentals of several dance styles including modern, jazz, lyrical and ballet. This class includes a warm up, movement across the floor, and dance phrases with limited floor work.

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DANCE FIERCE

Dance Fierce is our teen modern dance program. Classes are designed for students in high school who are passionate about improving their technicality and artistry. Expect to be challenged and inspired with each new class and combination!

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DANCE WITH ME

SD Dance with Me is a children's dance program. Our recreational classes hope to give a safe environment in which children can develop independence, competence and strong self-esteem, as well as perfect their dancing and performance skills.

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MODERN

Modern classes are structured with layered movements and dynamic oppositions that challenge both the body and the mind. Movers are tasked with technical aesthetics, floor work, alignment awareness, and dynamic phrase work.

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MOVEMENT FOR WELLNESS

Movement for Wellness offers the dancer of all ages, a chance to slow down, breathe and listen to the body and its needs. Somatic modalities are invited into sequences focusing on basic principles of Feldenkrais, Yoga, and core strengthening, along with gentle TheraBand and foam roller exercises. The benefits of Qi Gong and Tai Chi are incorporated as well. Emphasis is placed on moving with the breath and mindfulness, followed by quiet contemplation and meditation.  These classes are focused on self-care and also offer a unique opportunity to build community.

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SUBTLEBODYBIGDANCE

Dancers are led through an imagery and sensation-based improvisation practice warm up inspired by the Israeli movement language, Gaga, and somatic modalities. Then, imagery and sensation are put into context in dynamic choreography. Students will discover new freedom and textures in their movement as well as an invigorated sense of play.