Adult DNCE Class descriptions - Balance Dance Studios | Dance Classes | Adults | Kids
Balance Dance Studios is proud to introduce our DNCE Adult Fitness program! Our DNCE program offers a wide variety of classes for all levels including Hip Hop,  Contemporary,  Jazz,  Belly Dance, Yoga and various cardio dance formats. Whether you are looking for a way to get fit, workout, learn a new style or simply have fun, Balance DNCE Fitness has a class for everyone!

 

Register online for classes or feel free to call the studio direct at 512.215.8727 to book a class. Office Hours Below.
 
You can register online HERE or reach out directly through phone or email to book a class. Contact info HERE.
 
Location and Office Information: Balance Dance Studios has 2 different buildings: Building 200, Balance Dance Studios, has studios 1-5, and Building 300, Bravo, which has studios 6-9. There are kiosk iPads at the front or side desk in building 200 if you need to purchase a class. (Please note the office is closed until 3:30 pm most days). Your instructor can also drop you into class. You may also call or email the office during open hours for more details and we are more than happy to assist.
 
Office hours:
 
Monday-Thursday: 3:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Closed: Friday and Sunday

Class Descriptions

 

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 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.

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Belly Dance

Intro To Belly Dance – 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 Techniques and Combos (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)

Belly Dance Video

JAM Dance Fit™

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!

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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.

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Restorative Yoga

A gentle yoga class geared toward beginners which includes the fundamentals of yoga and provides you with modifications that support your body. All levels are welcome.
 

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.

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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!

Sexy Hip Hop

Sexy hip hop is a choreography based class that is gender inclusive and beginner friendly! We throw it down to current and throwback pop/hip hop jams while whipping our hair, swinging our hips, and dropping it like it’s HAWT! With focus on building confidence, we strive to create a welcoming environment where you can grow and have fun!

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Tap

Tap classes are designed to develop and enhance music theory, rhythmic coordination and audible articulation of the feet. You will be challenged in a way that leaves them feeling motivated and inspired. The skills will become more advanced and intricate as you progress through each class.

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Barre Sculpt

A combination of traditional strength training and ballet-inspired movements to build total body strength, coordination, and confidence.