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DANCE WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

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Absolute Beginning Hip Hop, Modern, Salsa, Contemporary, and Tap Dance are favorite dance workshops for adults. Workshops are enrollment-based*, usually 1, 4, or 6 weeks in length. Scroll down for start dates. For Beginning Ballet Workshops for adults CLICK HERE.

  • You may also be interested in drop-in dance classes for adults offered weekly at several levels. Start any time and come when you can!

Absolute Beginning Tap Dance for Adults

A tap workshop designed for adults to learn tap dance from the very beginning. Fulfill a dream. Learn something new! Make music with your feet! The focus is on learning single tap steps, then incorporating the steps into a series of combinations. It’s so much fun, and easy to pick up.

Tap dance is for any age, but is a perfect dance style to learn as an adult. It is a great workout, strengthening the legs and feet, while increasing mobility in the hips, knees, and ankles. It improves balance and coordination. It is also extremely beneficial to cognitive functioning. (good for the brain!)

Have a bit of tap experience already? We offer a Beginning 2 Tap 6-week workshop (when scheduled) or you can try the Basic Level Tap class offered weekly on our weekly Drop-in Schedule.

Dress Code: Tap shoes recommended but not required to get started. Wear a shoe with a low hard heal or sneakers. Comfortable clothing.

Instructor: Danielle Cortier or Mia Moi

Dates & Times:

  • Wednesdays, September 28 – November 2: 11:45am – 12:45pm (6 weeks) – Danielle Cortier
  • Tuesdays, October 25 – November 15: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (4 weeks) – Mia Moi

Cost: $148 for 6-week workshop, $99 for 4-week workshop

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Absolute Beginning Contemporary Dance for Adults

A 6-week workshop teaching the basic principles of contemporary dance.

Contemporary dance blends classical ballet, modern, and other dance styles for the perfect jumping off point for self-expression. It is a great class for anyone interested in modern or contemporary dance. A favorite dance style often seen on So You Think You Can Dance.

Dress Code: Comfortable clothing allowing for movement. Bare feet or ballet shoes are fine.

Instructor: Danielle Cortier

Dates & Time:

  • Mondays, September 26 – October 31: 2:00pm – 3:00pm – (6 weeks) – Danielle Cortier

Cost: $148 for 6 weeks

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Beginning 2 Contemporary Dance for Adults

This workshop picks up where the Absolute Beginning Contemporary workshop left off. Or, if you have had some intro to contemporary dance, this is a great workshop to continue learning. the principles of contemporary dance.

Contemporary dance blends classical ballet, modern, and other dance styles for the perfect jumping off point for self-expression. It is a great class for anyone interested in modern or contemporary dance. A favorite dance style often seen on So You Think You Can Dance.

Dress Code: Comfortable clothing allowing for movement. Bare feet or ballet shoes are fine.

Instructor: Danielle Cortier

Dates & Time: Mondays, September 28 – November 2: 1:15pm – 2:15pm – (6 weeks) – Danielle Cortier

Cost: $148 for 6 weeks

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Intro to Contemporary Dance Choreography || 4-week Workshop for Adults

An introduction to the Basic Contemporary classes on our Drop-in class schedule. Take this workshop before trying the Basic Contemporary or at the same time!

While some workshops focus on learning technique, this workshop focuses solely on dancing and learning choreography, So if you enjoy the choreography part, but the drop-in classes move a little too quickly or you just want a bit more prep, this workshop would be perfect for you!

Dress Code: Comfortable clothing allowing for movement. Bare feet or ballet shoes are fine.

Instructor: Mia Moi

Dates & Time: Wednesdays, October 26 – November 16: 11:30am – 12:30pmpm – (4 weeks) – Mia Moi

Cost: $99 for 4 weeks

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Latin Sizzle! A Latin jazz funk style workshop

Sizzle! Latin Sizzle! You will have so much fun in this one-hour Latin jazz funk style workshop!

If you want to dance with a Latin flair, this is for you. Dance, sizzle, and get those hips shaking to fun Latin music! Open to everyone from beginners to those with experience!

 

Dress Code: Comfortable clothing allowing for movement.

Instructor: Sydney Vila

Dates & Time: Thursday, October 20: 7:00pm – 8:00pm (1 hour)

Cost: $25 

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Absolute Beginning Hip Hop for Adults

It is never too late to learn something new and hip hop is tons of fun for all ages!  This workshop is designed to introduce adults (and teens age 16 and up) to the Hip Hop culture and dance. The focus is to build a solid foundation to execute popular dance moves. So come on adults and let’s get moving to pop and hip hop music.

Hip hop dancing improves energy, lifts mood and lowers stress in ways similar to aerobic exercise. That’s in addition to the fun!

Instructors: Dereke’ Thompson or Jason Rhodes

Dates & Times: THESE FILL QUICKLY & WILL CLOSE WHEN FULL!

  • Thursdays, October 27 – December 8: 7:30pm – 8:30pm (6 weeks)  – Dereke’ – does not meet during Thanksgiving week
  • Tuesdays, October 25 – December 6: 6:30pm – 7:30pm (6 weeks)  – Jason – does not meet during Thanksgiving week

Cost: $148 (6 weeks)

ALREADY HAVE HIP HOP EXPERIENCE? Drop in to one of our weekly hip hop classes. Basic to advanced levels.

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Absolute Beginning Modern Dance for Adults

A 4-week workshop teaching the basic principles of modern dance.

Modern dance is an expressive and free form style of dance. With technique less restrictive than classical ballet, modern is the perfect jumping off point for self-expression. It is a great class for anyone interested in modern or contemporary dance movement.

Dress Code: Comfortable clothing allowing for movement. Bare feet are fine.

Instructor: Mia Moi

Dates & Time: Tuesdays, October 25 – November 15: 11:00am – 12:00pm (4 weeks)

Cost: $99

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1st Thursday HEELS! A basic level heels class offered monthly

This is a monthly FIRST THURSDAY ‘HEELS!’ Class offered at the basic level for those who have not tried a heels class before. A great place to start and give it a try.
If you want to feel super confident and sexy, then heels is for you! Heels are not required, but definitely welcome.

This class is perfect if you are trying to improve your strength and dance technique, or if you just want to dance it out and have some fun. Heels is all about unleashing your inner beast and feeling like your best and sassiest self.

We also offer weekly classes on our drop-in schedule for those who have experience.
Dress Code: Comfortable clothing allowing for movement. Heels!

Instructor: Heather Haycock

Dates & Time: FIRST THURSDAY HEELS are scheduled on the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 8 – 8:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Thursday, October 6 – 8:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Thursday, November 3 – 8:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Thursday, December 1 – 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Cost: $5 to $28 per class – Pay per class.

Check the drop-in class schedule and find the First Thursday Classes each month and sign up!

SALSA! Absolute Beginning Latin Dance Workshops for Adults

A fun workshop that will focus on the foundation for Salsa dancing. This workshop starts from the “absolute beginning” and during the weekly sessions will teach basic Salsa steps, basic turns, and plenty of Salsa attitude!

The dances learned are perfect for social settings and club dancing.

Partners are not required! Everyone welcome! Come learn the fun Latin dance SALSA!

Instructor: Ivana Castaneda

Dates & Time: Thursdays, November 3 – November 17: 6:30pm – 7:30pm (3 weeks)

Cost: $75 for 3 weeks

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Doja Cat Special! A Commercial Jazz Style Dance Workshop

Doja Cat Special! A Commercial Jazz Style Dance workshop to one of Doja’s hit singles.

For those with dance experience, you won’t want to miss this one-hour super-fun class with Sydney Vila!
Commercial Jazz is Street Jazz techniques combined with Commercial Hip Hop. If you want a challenge combined with fun, and are looking to bring some sass and swagger into your dance repertoire, you will LOVE this workshop!
For adults of all ages Intermediate level experience recommended.

Instructor: Sydney Vila

Dates & Times: Thursday, November 10: 7:00pm – 8:00pm (1 hour)

Cost: $30

Enroll Now! Limited space!

Beginning 2 Tap Dance for Adults

A tap workshop designed for adults to continue tap training at a beginning level.

If you have taken the Absolute Beginning Tap Workshop, or if you need a refresher in tap, this is a great workshop. Tap dance is for any age, but is a perfect dance style to learn as an adult. It can be a great workout, strengthening the legs and feet, while increasing mobility in the hips, knees, and ankles. It can help improve balance and coordination. It is also extremely beneficial to cognitive functioning. (good for the brain!)

The focus is on continuing to learn tap steps, then incorporating the steps into a series of combinations.

We also offer a Basic Level Drop-in Tap class offered weekly on our Drop-in Schedule.

Dress Code: Tap shoes recommended but not required to get started. Wear a shoe with a low hard heal or sneakers. Comfortable clothing.

Instructor: Danielle Cortier

Dates & Time:

  • TBD

Cost: 

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