Adult Dance Class Descriptions - Balance Dance Studios | Dance Classes | Adults | Kids

Ballet

Ballet is a beautiful incredibly athletic art form that has been amazing audiences for centuries. It is a disciplined form of dance that strives for perfection while exuding elegance, grace and control. Ballet class is the study of body positions, awareness and alignment. It is a poised style of dance that incorporates the foundational techniques for many other dance forms and is highly suggested as a base to be taken before and during further dance training. This genre of dance is very hard to master and requires much practice but is endlessly beneficial. Dancers will work to improve posture and flexibility. They will concentrate on pointing their feet, strengthening ankles, understanding and increasing turn out, using their plie”, learning to stretch fully through through their extensions will keeping their joints supported etc.

Intro to Ballet – Our Adult Intro to Ballet class is the perfect place to start, whether you’re ready for your first ballet class ever or looking for a gentle re-entry to movement. You’ll be guided through the fundamentals of ballet technique in a welcoming, lighthearted environment. We laugh and sweat our way through a classical ballet barre, gentle stretching, and build on our progress with movement across the floor. Join us for a dynamic, come-as-you-are class designed to combine a high-quality technical foundation with the freedom and joy of ballet. 

Belly Dance

Belly Dance Foundations -A solid foundation in technique is essential for any style of belly dance. Learn the mechanics muscular isolation, timing, and footwork based on Suhaila Salimpour’s technique format (Level 1). Class includes warm up, isolation breakdown and drills, and dance patterns to common Middle Eastern rhythms.

Beginner to intermediate technique and combinations; introduction to finger cymbals
Mondays 7:30 – 8:30pm in Studio 1
Earn 1 CEC in the Salimpour School (for dancers in the certification program)

Folkloric Fusion w/ Finger Cymbals – A combination of jazz, belly dance, folkloric movement and rhythms. Class includes warm up, cymbal technique, and dance combinations influenced from several dance styles and the work of Jamila and Suhaila Salimpour.

Mixed level combinations and traveling movements
Thursdays 7-8pm in Studio 6 (Bravo Building)
Earn 1 CEC in the Salimpour School (for dancers in the certification program)

Belly Dance Advanced – With a foundation established, this class offers students more advanced technique and movement patterns. Each class includes a short warm up, technique drills with layering options, and dance combinations or exercises that explore more advanced interpretation of Middle Eastern music. Bring your finger cymbals.

Intermediate to advanced technique, combinations and dance concepts
Thursdays 8-9pm in Studio 6 (Bravo Building)
Earn 1 CEC in the Salimpour School (for dancers in the certification program)

Body Beats

Dance your way to fitness in a high-impact dance class choreographed to your favorite music. From Pop Princesses to Hip-Hop Swagger, some Sexy Salsa to West Coast Swing – you will enjoy a fusion of good beats and dynamic dance moves while having a great time! Learn at least 1 new routine every week with a different playlist every class! Don’t forget to bring your sneakers! This is truly a “Dance Like No One’s Watching” experience!

Contemporary

Contemporary is a fusion. In this class we will use every kind of movement, many will have strong lyrical components but, you will see flares of jazz, ballet, hip hop, salsa, theatrics, mime, modern, pedestrian movement… you name it. The fun is in the blending. This class will have a short warm up and then spend the majority of class learning and dancing new combinations every week. Whether inspired by a song, a feeling, a vision, or just a wild hair each combination will be unique and allow for much individual artistic freedom.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is a very energetic form of dancing. It is unique in that it allows its dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. Hip hop dancing is an ideal way to express one’s creativeness. It features self-impressions and the dances come from the soul. The dancing represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. There is breaking, popping, locking, and free-styling in hip hop dances. The jumps, breakages, and rotations in the movements are combined in such a way that the dance style becomes an informal and explosive one. Dancers will practice various techniques, steps and moves focusing on rhythm, clear and elaborate execution and musical interpretation. They will learn many fun sequences and combinations.

Hip-Pop

Hip-Pop Dance is a fun, high-energy cardio dance class that will blast calories and incinerate fat while jamming to awesome Hip-Hop and Pop music tunes! This class combines easy to follow dance moves with strength-training exercises, and will have you sweating and singing along to the music. Build endurance, burn fat, and tone your body to your favorite hits. This class is appropriate for all dance and fitness levels. Get ready to shake-it and smile with Hip-Pop Dance!

Jazz

Jazz is a high energy, stamina-building class. We focus on classical jazz technique, with across the floor progressions and combinations that often fuse contemporary and hip-hop choreography with jazz. Some dance experience is recommended, but anyone is welcome to try!

Yoga Beats

Unlike your typical Yoga class, Yoga Beat fuses Hatha flow with contemporary music sure to make your practice Om-azing! Kim creates custom playlists every week for a unique class experience. So come in for a Lemonade Flow, 90s Remix Flow or ACL Flow and get an excellent jumpstart to your morning.