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Creative Ballet Movement
Kids are naturally creative and full of energy. This class is designed for young dancers to explore their talents and discover new talents. More importantly young dancers will receive basic instruction in ballet techniques and ballet terms. They will also develop hand/eye coordination, flexibility and muscle memory. In addition to ballet instruction young dancers will participate in creative movement exercises that requires little technique. This part of the class encourages the student to be comfortable with their own unique ways of self expression that will simultaneously promote self confidence.
FUN. PERFORMANCES/RECITALS. COSTUMES. These are the words that can best describe this class. Students will learn choreographed works to be performed at recitals and performances. To cover a wide range of techniques dance styles may vary. (ex. Hip hop, Ballet, Modern etc) Also students will have a chance to create works of their. Ultimately, your young dancer will walk away with performing skills such as the ability to memorize dance steps, stage direction and stage presence.
The dance hit on Fox ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ just included a bellydancer in their top 20!!! Bellydance has become an accepted format for young girls to enhance their gracefulness, body control, and a positive self-image. The girls will learn a beautiful tasteful routine which will be taught by Shahira who has taught and performed worldwide.
Learn choreographies created by the classic masters as well as various ethnic ensemble pieces taught by the master instructor Shahira. one of the few accepted artists teaching the Ibrahim Farrah method to dancers today. Each class becomes an adventure in the education and passioned technique of Middle Eastern dance and will add to any dancers journey of self discovery as they become an unique artist themselves.
Begin an adventure of fun and self-awareness!!! Learn to isolate and move with strength and grace. We will sample different components of Bellydance styles. A little cymbal, veil, drum and fun. Take this hour a week to discover all the different emotions you can express through the art of bellydance. This time will be just for you and you can share this time with the master instructor Shahira and in the beautiful studio Broadway Academy.
Ballet/Creative Movement for Children (ages 8+)
Sandy Larson uses a very nurturing approach in her teaching style as she exposes young dancers to movement; both technique-based Ballet and creative movement (often times discovering a style all their own). Based on the philosophy that children already “know” how to dance, she wishes to crystallize their natural ability, expose them to new forms of movement, and bring them further into their hearts, where she believe dance lives…far from ego. Expect your young dancer to have a stronger sense of self-worth, flexibility, and physical strength by semester’s closing.
Ballet/Creative Movement for Children Intermediate (ages 8+)
(Dance experience required. All Intermediate students must also be enrolled in Monday’s class.)
This class builds upon Mondays teachings, further focusing on technique and more advanced choreography. Also, your dancer will learn about various individuals that have made their mark in the dance world with their innovative styles and ideas. This class is created to challenge the serious young dancer. Informational packets will be given.
Hoop Dance (6 week series)
Hoop Dance (aka Hooping) has become a very popular form of alternative exercise & dance movement over the last several years. Approximately 14 years ago, the band String Cheese Incident passed out HUGE hula hoops at one of their concerts, and the 1950’s activity was brought back into popularity. These days you will find Hoop Dance classes in many cities all across the US and even find celebrities such as Michelle Obama, Marisa Tomei, Selena Gomez, Jason Mraz & Beyonce Hooping. Hooping is a low impact, core strengthening fun way to get in shape that burns approximately 50 calories every 8 minutes. However, it’s a whole lot more than that. Many have coined the term Movement Meditation when they refer to Hooping because of it’s mind/body/spirit connection. Come learn more about this amazing form of movement and learn to play again. Suggested age for Hoop Dance classes is 9 and up. To learn more, go to: www.hoopbug.com or call (865) 441-0125.
NIA (pronounced Nee-uh) is a 30-year old fitness practice that any age, any body, and any gender student can joyfully experience. Drawing from the disciplines of dance arts, martial arts and healing arts, each 55 minute class includes mindful movement guidance. Class cycles include warm-up, sustained non-impact aerobic conditioning, strength training, cool down and stretching. NIA dance fitness classes are taught to music, including pop, electronica, jazz, Latin, New Age, Indian and hip hop. NIA students dance barefoot! We cultivate strength, flexibility, mobility, agility and stability. No dance experience necessary. Find wellness and increase fitness through the joy of movement! All bodies welcome!
Heel Hop Fitness
Do you want to dance like Beyonce? J. Lo? All you have to do is bring your high heels and get ready. This class is a unique approach to both dance and fitness. Asami takes first timers or seasoned pros, put them in heels, and give them a fierce, sexy workout. Your new dance moves will demand attention – whether at your home or the club.
A high-intensity workout that fuses yoga and dance with circuits of plyometrics and conditioning. Each class consists of deep stretching, BUTI shaking and heart pounding cardio. BUTI dance moves come from indigenous cultures who love to shake their hips, including Brazilian Baile Funk, African Tribal, Arabic Bellydancing, Samba and more. BUTI will help you free your “shakti” energy, bringing overall balance and cleansing to your mind and body. Empower your workout, connect, sweat and transform your body from the inside out, awaking the charkas and the power within. Classes range from 50 to 75 minutes.
Heated power yoga with tribal dance and BUTI hip circles. 50 minutes.
Curious? Come see what BUTI is all about with more detailed instruction and modifications. 45 minutes.
High Intensity Interval Training. High intensity cardio and strength moves, balanced with restorative low intensity yoga asanas. 30 min.
Dancing For Birth™
pre & postnatal dance classes incorporate dance moves from around the world along with techniques for using movement in labor to prepare you to give birth. Inspired by Belly dance, African, Latin and Caribbean dance, this feel-good workout challenges yet relaxes and uplifts you. Birth can be like a marathon, and Dancing For Birth™ classes will help you to become stronger, more agile, more at ease with your body and both mentally and physically ready to embrace your unique birth experience. At the same time you’ll be learning valuable childbirth preparation skills and natural pain coping techniques that will build your confidence in your own birthing ability and wisdom. Class participants report experiencing low levels of discomfort, few or no interventions and brief labors. Babies whose mothers take Dancing For Birth™ classes love the motion of dancing and are easily soothed after birth by being held while you dance. You’ll regain your pre-pregnancy shape and tone more quickly when you continue classes with your baby after he or she is born.
Belly Dance with DancerAndDrummer
Morwenna & Walid work together to bring new dimension to traditional Arabic Style/Belly Dance. Classes. Belly Dance is for everyone. Enjoy live drumming to dancing. A fun way to express and dance. An energizing way to stay fit. Enjoy the elegance and playfulness that is the spirit of the dance. Learn shimmies, undulations, hip accents, graceful arm movements and move to the tantalizing Middle Eastern Rhythms. All this is done with Warm-ups, drills, combinations in both the Ibrahim Farrah and Mahmoud Reda styles. Learn choreography for both the classical side and folklore. Learn the rhythms and how they relate to belly dance. Be inspired to move to the sound of the drum. Also be exposed to things outside the box. A one and half hour class. Thursday 7-8:30pm.
World Fun N’Fitness Class
Our world is is an amazing place with amazing people. The dances and music of the people show the spirit and love they have for their country and culture. Yes, culture explains so much. Enjoy this dance/fitness form based on belly dance, Hula, Bollywood, Persian, African and Spanish dance. Explore your horizons and improve your health with this exciting new form of fitness. Plus get the added bonus of culture! A one hour class. Thursday 6pm.
Jazz Fusion with Kat Milligan, of The Katharine Slowburn Experience
Jazz Fusion combines contemporary, cabaret jazz, and hip hop dance to create an unforgettable experience of confidence, sensuality, and fun. In this open-level class, dancers move through a luscious warm-up, then declare their inner funk and investigate their curiosity through technique-building combinations that move across the floor. Dancers will develop technique, performance skills, and grow their personal style. This class is taught in a supportive, inclusive atmosphere, where dancers support and uplift each other on our dancing paths.
Improvisation/Comedy Improv/Improvisational Acting
This class is a 6 week course that covers the basic of improvisation from the simple two word rule that drives everything improv, through more advanced concepts, how to apply improvisation to your acting, utilize improv in your everyday life, and of course comedy improv. This includes basic improvisation, improvisational acting, comedy improv (short and long form), presentation enhancement, and public speaking. No previous experience is required, all levels of experience are welcome. Ages 18 and up, accommodations can be made for 12 and up. Be ready to have fun and discover things that you didn’t realize you could accomplish. The class meets every Thursday 7-9 pm September 22 – November 3 (No class October 13). To register, please contact Paul via the contact info below, walk-ins are welcome.