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Mon Feb 19

The Deep Dance Series with Alexandra James

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Alexandra James

The Deep Dance Series with Alexandra James

We’ll use the notion of deconstructing ourselves to navigate class. What happens when we take something apart to better understand how it works? We expose our habits, open wounds, old concepts of thought, celebrations and anxieties. We’ll start by dropping into ourselves through a mindfulness practice in effort to gain an understanding of where we currently reside. Our aim will not be to demolish, but carefully dissect, our thoughts and understandings of ourselves in relation to all the other things…

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Stretch

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lisa Simon

Description: A fusion of resistance stretching, Yoga, dance stretches, and other techniques done to great music. Can easily be adjusted to fit all levels of fitness. Lisa Simon: Jazz, Stretch, and Barre Conditioning: The Dance Complex from Linden Tree Productions on Vimeo.

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West African Dance

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Fatou Carol Sylla

offers a rich cultural heritage in the arts that has long been traditional sources of self-knowledge, community cohesion and spiritual communion. Come learn traditional dances, rhythms and songs from Senegal and Guinea, West Africa and at the same time explore the functions of these dances in relationship to your own life. Class warm-up informs African dance technique and includes working on core strength, stretch, stamina, grounding, community building and rhythmic sensibility. Live Drumming

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Adv. Beg. Ballet

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Liz Lapuh

$15

This class is geared toward students with little or no ballet training and toward those students who would like to fill the gaps in their knowledge of classical technique. The concentration is on teaching students correct alignment, ballet positions and steps and exploring efficient movement values.

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Capoeira Regional

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Mestre Chuvisco

$15

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art that combines music, dance, acrobatics, and martial arts. It develops self-confidence, coordination, music skills, and self-awareness.

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Jazz (All Levels)

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lisa Simon (Jazz, Stretch)

$15

Classic jazz class with a Ballet, African and Latin base. Set warm-up, across the floor work and combination. Styles vary between classic jazz, Blues, Latin Jazz, Swing, etc. No Pop music.

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Hip Hop Open

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sharon Montella

$13

Sharon's class will teach you the true foundations of hip hop and lift you up with super fun routines. A thorough warm up breaks down the basics for you. Sharon's choreography is a blend of poppin, lockin', stepping', stompin', top rockin', breakin' and krump. While her extremely clear and patient teaching styles guarantees that all will be able to follow the routine, you will also get a cardio and mental challenge that will leave you happy and eager for more!

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Contemporary West African

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Papa Sy (West African Dance)

$16

Papa Sy teaches Métisse-dance (hybrid-dance), a style of Contemporary West African dance which melds traditional Senegalese dance techniques with contemporary styles. Through original choreography set to music from Youssou N’Dour and other contemporary Senegalese musicians, the class will focus on ripple, contraction, weight, trajectory, pace, and breath. As a founding graduate of Germaine Acogny’s famed École des Sables school in Senegal and company member of Jant-Bi, Papa Sy has gone on to choreograph in collaboration with others such as Susanne…

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BollyX

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Fen Tung & Dalia Debs

$12 - $15
BollyX

BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography and intensive workouts with upbeat music from around the world. You will learn the basics of Bollywood, Folk and Bhangra, and other styles of Indian dance. The BollyX format has been created by certified fitness trainers and world-class Bollywood choreographers to ensure a safe, approachable, engaging and highly effective dance workout for both men and women of all ages. Bring a friend and get ready to move!

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Tue Feb 20

Contemporary West African

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Papa Sy (West African Dance)

$16

Papa Sy teaches Métisse-dance (hybrid-dance), a style of Contemporary West African dance which melds traditional Senegalese dance techniques with contemporary styles. Through original choreography set to music from Youssou N’Dour and other contemporary Senegalese musicians, the class will focus on ripple, contraction, weight, trajectory, pace, and breath. As a founding graduate of Germaine Acogny’s famed École des Sables school in Senegal and company member of Jant-Bi, Papa Sy has gone on to choreograph in collaboration with others such as Susanne…

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Midday Movement Series

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Michael Figueroa, Callie Chapman, and emerging contemporary teachers

$10 - $12

The Midday Movement Series aims to provide dance professionals with rigorous yet affordable training options AND pave the way for new movement leaders in Boston by supporting emerging teachers at every level.

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Duncan Dance ages 12-Adult beginner

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Rainbowdance prepares children aged 5-18, for this program. Having an established sense of harmony and affiliation to each other and to the natural world, they move forward to explore their unique and collective beauty and expression. Children explore emotional intention as it is manifested through music and physical movement. Themes include: Leadership and Following, Join and Retreat, Transition, Alone and together, Nature as Teacher, Myth Based Dances and Improvisation. Mothers of 8-11 year olds may dance along for free; Teen…

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Beginning Ballet

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$13
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Bhangra (Adults & teens)

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Pamela Worth (Bhangra)

$15

Bhangra (pronounced similar to "bhung-er-ah") is a high-energy dance form originating in the Punjab region of Northern India and Pakistan. It is a traditional folk dance that is popular across India, and especially in the north. Originally a celebration of the harvest, it is now danced frequently at weddings and other celebrations. Bollywood incorporates some Bhangra influence, and it is growing more popular everywhere as people encounter its infectious vibe. This class will give you a good cardio workout, as…

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Intro to House

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$10
Intro to House

A class for students new to House, or new to dance altogether.  This class focuses on developing students' foundation of house dance at a pace suitable for beginners.  The curriculum will focus on the basics of house dance including jacking, basic steps, and rhythm. Popularized in NY dance clubs, House dance began emerging in the 1980s following the disco era.  Today House is practiced all over the world.  House music is influenced by many music genres including Jazz, African, Latin,…

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Cardio Kick-Boxing

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$12 - $14

Experience the power of energy and heat in this blistering TKO workout. Packed with core conditioning movements and traditional boxing drills and kicking techniques. The class will enhance strength, agility and stamina. All fitness levels.

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Intermediate Ballet

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Liz Lapuh

$15

This class is for the more experienced dancer. It makes use of the full range of ballet movement to increase competence and stamina.

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Argentine Tango Fundamentals

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

AnnaLinda Marcus (Argentine Tango)

$15

The Argentine Tango is an improvisational social dance which requires solid technique and builds communication skills. This is the class for those tools! Learn the basic tango elements, and the dynamic and expressive range of tango movement. We train the beginning dancer in balance, connect them to their imagination through the music and build a strong, collaborative relationship with their dance partner of the moment. AnaLinda’s teaching is unique for its focus on essentializing elements of the dance, leaving memorizing…

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African Dance

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Aicha "Astou" Sagna (African)

$15

Students will learn West African Dances from Senegal, Mali, and Guinea. The class begins with a ½ hour warm-up, and progresses to energetic dancing. There are live drummers.

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Balboa Fundamentals A (Intro to Balboa)

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

July Belber / Stan Yen

For newer students, these classes vary month-to-month, with some months suitable for true beginners (Intro to Balboa / Balboa Fundamentals A) and others requiring some previous experience. Classes will introduce students to the fundamentals of connection, movement, and common rhythms and shapes of the dance. The last half-hour is an open practice where instructors are available for questions and one-on-one feedback. Balboa is a partnered swing dance that originated in Southern California in the 1930s. Danced to joyful swing jazz,…

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