Dance 101: Free At-Home Dance Classes

Dance 101
January 25-30, 2021

Hit reset with a week of free dance classes.
Stay on course with your favorite class or explore a new way of moving. All classes are held on Zoom. We hope these free online classes help you stay connected with your health, your creativity and community. #KeepMoving
Monday, January 25
This Pilates Mat class is designed to stretch, strengthen, and control the movement through your “powerhouse,” or core center. The classical mat order progresses clients from the beginning to intermediate series. Stretching is added to a flow of exercises and increases flexibility with the connection of the powerhouse.

Tuesday, January 26

Dance 101: Musical Theater Dance with Carolyn Goor Hutchinson, 9-10 AM

Join Broadway veteran Carolyn Goor Hutchinson as we explore different styles of Theater Dance, from jazz & soft shoe/tap to ballet & staged movement. We’ll learn choreography from old favorites as well as present day hits. This low impact class will focus on intention of movement to music and is appropriate for all levels. Enjoyment of dance required.
Improve flexibility, balance, and coordination with this slow-paced, gentle class. Class begins with gentle, seated stretches and self-massage to improve body awareness, followed by a series of exercises to strengthen and mobilize the joints while still seated.

Thursday, January 28

Dance 101: Feldenkrais with Carolyn Fleg, 12-1 PM

This gentle class allows the participant to address habitual constraints that interfere with physical ease and the creative process. This class uses gentle, small, slow movements that stimulate and reorganize the nervous system to help to broaden self-image.

Dance 101: House Dance Basics with Anastasia Ryzhova, 5:30-6:30 PM

House Dance Basics explores basic foundational footwork of House Dance. Students will engage in different rhythmic patterns through house movement, jacking and lofting. Students will practice movements in repetition, movements across the floor and will also be introduced to the club element of freestyle. House Dance is an umbrella term referring to underground club styles originating in Chicago and NYC.

Friday, January 29

Dance 101: Absolute Beginner Ballet with Christopher Lam, 1-2 PM

Feel younger and more agile with basic ballet movements. Ballet increases circulation, improves overall mobility, and helps with focus and memory. Beginning with standing warm-ups near a wall or with a chair, your instructor will gently lead the class through traditional ballet, with humor and ease.

Dance 101: Samba with Raffaella Falchi, 5:30-6:30 PM

Engage your mind, body & spirit while learning the fundamentals of several Brazilian styles of dance & rhythms. Each dance style is broken down step by step. This class will focus on learning the basics of Samba in a fun and safe environment. Absolute beginners are welcome.

Saturday, January 30

Dance 101: Essentrics with Julie Loder, 10:30-11:30 AM

Essentrics draws on the flowing movements of tai chi, the methods behind ballet, and the healing principles of physiotherapy. This dynamic workout, based on the theories of Miranda Esmonde-White, simultaneously lengthens and strengthens every muscle in the body, resulting in greater joint mobility, and lean, toned muscles.

Dance 101: Contemporary - Beginner with Kristin Damrow, 12:30-1:30 PM

Kristin’s contemporary movement classes are modified for small spaces and welcome all bodies to move with power, sweat, and feel good! With the contemporary and release dance forms at its core, class will start with improvisation, then go into a warm up that will get you moving with momentum and energy.


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