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Drop in Classes

2015 Summer drop-in classes: June 3–July 22

Click on the class titles below for days, times, and descriptions! Pricing can be found on the Rates & Policies page.




Wednesdays, 6:00–7:00pm
Students will learn foundational concepts of hip hop and street dance styles such as specific movement vocabulary, rhythmic syncopation, groove,  and freestyling (improvisation), in a supportive and encouraging environment.

intermediate/advanced modern with rotating faculty

Sundays, 7:00–8:30pm
Want to broaden your dance technique in a welcoming, yet challenging master class setting? This modern class will feature different faculty each week, covering a broad spectrum of techniques and styles. Faculty bios can be found here and here.

June 7 – Leah Cox

June 14 – B.J. Sullivan

June 21 – Jennifer Nugent

June 28 – Larry Keigwin

July 5 – Jesse Zaritt

July 12 – Michelle Gibson

July 19 – Beth Gill


2015 Fall drop-in classes: september 7–december 19 (no class Nov 23–29)

Click on the class titles below for days, times, and descriptions! Pricing can be found on the Rates & Policies page.

advanced modern technique with rotating faculty

Tuesdays, 10:00–11:30am
This advanced modern class will feature four instructors during the 2015 Fall Term: 

Suzanne Beahrs: September 8, 15, 22, 29
Focuses on strength and agility through grounded movement and fluid locomotion.

Anna Barker: October 6, 13, 20, 27
Based in release technique and punctuated with idiosyncratic and gestural movement.

Justin Tornow: November 3, 10, 17
Primarily informed by, and based on, the principles and methods of Cunningham Technique.

Nicole Dagesse: December 1, 8, 15
Incorporates somatic practices and improvisational scores into a intentional sequence that warms the body safely while experimenting with weight, spirals, and flight.

ballet for modern dancers with gerri houlihan

Saturdays, 1:00–2:30pm
This is a ballet technique class with an emphasis on its application for contemporary dancers. Fundamental concepts of alignment, clarity, economy of movement, core strength, and range of motion will be integrated with developing a personal sense of expression and musicality within the classical vocabulary.  

intermediate/advanced modern technique with renay aumiller

Wednesdays, 7:00–8:30pm
This modern technique class is release-based within a traditional technical structure. A large emphasis of the class will be working with qualities and nuances of lengthy movement combinations by exploring ways to recycle energy, understanding core and distal initiation points, increasing awareness of internal lines of energy, and the purpose and function of an anatomically sound alignment. We will concentrate on skeletal initiations, floor work, musicality, and utilizing a sense fluidity and radiation through various explorations of somatic principles. Compound rhythmic patterns and performance qualities will be investigated simultaneously with your technical investigations.

intermediate/advanced release technique with leah wilks

Thursdays, 7:00–8:30pm
This class begins with a floor warmup focusing on alignment and releasing excess tension in the muscles. From there we make our way to standing utilizing exercises that help us define the most anatomically-efficient pathways in our bodies – spiraling, falling, flying, finding our center of gravity, tipping upside-down. This practice will then lead us into larger combinations in which we explore how to use less muscular energy and expand the range of our movement at the same time.


Tuesdays, 6:00–7:30pm
Class description coming soon!