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 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.
This class gives a student’s dance education concrete meaning by providing specific goals to work towards and milestones to attain with a focus on developing a higher level of understanding of the mechanics and technique of dance.
Belly Dance Foundations – A solid foundation in technique is essential for any style of belly dance. Learn the mechanics of muscular isolation, timing, and footwork based on Suhaila Salimpour’s technique format (Level 1). The 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. Earn 1 CEC in the Salimpour School (for dancers in the certification program)
Belly Dance Movement w/ Cymbals – A combination of jazz, belly dance, folkloric movement, and rhythms. The class includes warm-up, cymbal technique, and dance combinations influenced by several dance styles and the work of Jamila and Suhaila Salimpour. Mixed level combinations and traveling movements. 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. Earn 1 CEC in the Salimpour School (for dancers in the certification program)
Sweat, tighten, and define to the beat in this sculpting class which is unlike traditional strength training. Class begins with a standing warm up to connect your mind and body, loosen your joints and range of motion, and build heat and energy. We then move to the mat for a series of movements that burn out the larger muscle groups to tap into the smaller accessory muscles and work your body through different angles and ranges of motions to create definition and tone, not bulk. We plank, rotate, twist, lift, kick, crunch, come up and down, move all around, and sweat… And it’s a lot of fun too! The class is led on-the-beat and in-the-beat and you may just find you’ve lost track of reps as the energy flow takes over.
JAM (Just Add Music) DNCE Fitness
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 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.
Strut your stuff in this high energy, action-packed dance class done in heels! The class incorporates genres of pop, jazz, and hip hop! This class can be done with or without heels and men and women are welcome!
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.
Preview a Hip-Hop Class
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 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!
Come join us for a full mind-body experience and transform your body. Pilates exercises target mainly the core and incorporate the rest of the body through the workout. The emphasis on dance elements of fluidity and balance create long lean muscles all over.
For the beginning to intermediate tapper, Adult tap incorporates tap fundamentals in a fun environment! It’s never too late to learn to tap!
With variations of Hatha and Slow Flow, find your favorite yoga style at Balance! Yoga Beats incorporates Hatha flow with contemporary music sure to make your practice Om-azing!