CLASSES } Adult Dance Classes

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Northwest Dance Project holds dance classes for adults taught by a variety of instructors and coaches with years of professional experience in their dance disciplines. For beginners, classes are a fun way to get fit while gaining dance experience. For more experienced dancers, classes are more technical, advanced and challenging. All are welcome.


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AB. BEGINNING
BALLET
ROCK YOUR BODY CORE BALANCE  SALSA FIT

 YOGA FOR
BETTER BACKS

 

Adult Workshop Registration Form HERE

Our Open Adult Dance Classes are specially geared for dancers 13 years+.
All classes are accessible and available on a drop-in basis - You can join a class at any time.
Drop-in rate is just $15 cash / $16 credit, debit, check.

Discount Card - $130 for 10 classes - expires 2 months from purchase date.
Flex Card - $150 for 10 classes - expires 1 year from purchase date.

Workshop classes are offered on multi-week, cost-saving sessions - Registration is required for these classes.

MONDAY

TimeStyleLevelType
9:30 to 11am Adult Ballet Adv / Pro Ongoing 
6 to 7:30pm Adult Ballet Beg Intermediate Ongoing
7:30 to 8:30pm Adult Jazz 101 Beginners Ongoing

TUESDAY

TimeStyleLevelType
9:30 to 11am Adult Ballet Adv / Pro Ongoing
5:30 to 6:30pm Adult Rock Your Body Absolute Beginners  Session - Mar 31 to Jun 2
6:30 to 7:30pm Adult Lyrical Jazz Adv Beginners  Ongoing
7:30 to 8:45pm Adult  Ballet 2
Absolute Beginners Session - Mar 31 to Jun 2

WEDNESDAY

TimeStyleLevelType
9:30 to 11am
Adult Ballet Adv / Pro Ongoing
6 to 7:30pm Adult Contemporary Jazz Open Ongoing
7:30 to 8:45pm Adult Ballet 1
Absolute Beginners Session - Apr 1 to Jun 3

THURSDAY

TimeStyleLevelType
9:30 to 11am
Adult Contemporary Jazz
Adv / Pro NO CLASS MAY 7
6 to 7pm Adult Salsa Fit Absolute Beginners Session - Apr 2 to Jun 4
7 to 8:30pm
Adult Contemporary Fusion
Open Ongoing

FRIDAY

TimeStyleLevelType
10  to 11:30am
Adult Ballet Adv / Pro Class Resumes May 15

SATURDAY

TimeStyleLevelType
9 to 10am
Adult Core Balance Open Session - Apr 4 to Jun 13
10 to 11:15am Adult  Ballet 2 Absolute Beginners Session - Apr 4 to Jun 6
11:15am to 12:45pm Adult Contemporary Jazz
Open Ongoing

SUNDAY

TimeStyleLevelType
10 to 11am Adult Yoga for Better Backs Open Session - Apr 5 to Jun 14
11 to 12pm Adult Movement Improv
NEW Class
Open Session - Apr 26 to Jun 14
12:45 to 2pm
Adult Hip Hop Open Ongoing
2 to 3pm Adult Core Balance Open Session - Apr 5 to Jun 14
3 to 4:15pm Adult Ballet 1 Absolute Beginners  Session - Apr 5 to Jun 7
4:15 to 5:15pm Adult Rock Your Body Absolute Beginners  Session - Apr 5 to Jun 7

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

BALLET
Our ballet dance classes provide a basic grounding in ballet fundamentals and basic ballet technique. Placement, balance, posture, coordination, musicality and alignment are clearly explained and emphasized. These classes offer a comprehensive barre and continue into a focused and structured center exercises. Participants should have a basic knowledge of ballet, positions, steps and terms.
Levels: Absolute Beginners, Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
Instructors: Sarah Slipper, John Gardner, Jason Davis, Michelle Davis, Renée Adams, Samantha Campbell, Taryn Jansen, Lindsey McGill, guests.

CORE BALANCE = Yoga + Pilates + Ballet Stretch
This energizing fitness class combines elements of yoga and pilates with stretch components using the ballet barre. The aim is to develop core strength, ease and openness in the joints and a flexible, well-balanced body. Suitable for all dancers and fitness enthusiasts. Yoga or fitness mat useful.
Level: Open - Suitable For All. No dance experience necessary.
Instructors: Andrea Parson, Kara Girod-Shuster, Julia Radick

CONTEMPORARY + CONTEMPORARY FUSION
Our contemporary dance classes are designed to improve technique, flexibility, stamina and artistry. Proper technique will be used as a departure point from which students will take risks and explore the freedom found within contemporary movement. Contemporary Fusiion fuses contemporary dance styles with jazz, ballet, and world dance influences. Combines precision leg work with an ease and fluidity in the torso. It emphasizes and develops proper body alignment, strength and flexibility, rhythmic and musical phrasing, and self-expression. A fun, expressive combination of global music and movement.
Level: Open
Instructors: Mary Hunt, Andrea Parson, Claire Olberding, Franco Nieto

HIP HOP
Our hip hop dance classes introduce the street dance styles from the Bronx and beyond. Fresh, funky and soulful expression of movement that is constantly evolving. A great and fun work out for all dance enthusiasts.
Level: Open
Instructors: Mariecella Devine, Ching Ching Wong, Kerry Davis, Stephanie Shepherd

JAZZ
These soulful jazz dance classes develop a strong technical foundation focusing on lowering the dancer's center of gravity and syncopating movement with a blend of Latin, modern, ballet and jazz. Classes focus on proper alignment, emphasize the realtionship between music and movement and help dancers connect to feeling movement from the inside out.
Level: Beginners, Open
Instructors: Tracey DurbinMary Hunt, Ching Ching Wong, Claire Olberding, Franco Nieto, Kerry Davis, Stephanie Shepherd

ROCK YOUR BODY
Do you want to have fun and get fit? Join us for this lively dance class with upbeat grooves from the past to present. This energetic and energizing class will take you on a journey through stylized jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, salsa, afro-funk and body sculpting. Exhilarate your mind, body and spirit and ROCK YOUR BODY.
Level: Absolute Beginners - No dance experience necessary.
Instructors: Franco Nieto, Kara Girod Shuster, Kerry Davis

SALSA FIT
Move your feet, sashay your hips, and feel the latin heat of salsa in a dance class focusing on emphasizing dance, fitness and cardio routines to the beat of latin music. Wear fitness/dance apparel and bring a water bottle. Socks or bare feet ok.
Instructors: Franco Nieto, Kara Girod-Shuster, Kerry Davis

YOGA
A flowing, all-levels vinyasa class that will move through basic postures to cultivate flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance. The class will focus on using alignment and breath to transition safely in and out of asanas which can aid in the formation of a strong, balanced body and mind. Leave feeling calm, refreshed and ready for the day.
Level: Open - Suitable For All
Instructors: Kara Girod-Shuster, Julia Radick

ATTIRE

May we suggest...

Ballet Class Attire:  Comfortable form-fitting athletic dance wear (leotard, sport Ts, tights, shorts, etc.). Long hair pulled back or clipped. All dancers should wear ballet slippers.

Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Rock Your Body, Yoga and Core Balance:  Dance, yoga or athletic wear. Bare feet, socks or ballet slippers appropriate. No Dark-Soled Shoes.

We recommend The Leotard for all your dancewear needs.

Don't forget to bring a water bottle!

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