(15 years and up)
Bellydance Improvisational Style – All Levels
Bellydance Improvisational Style teaches basic posture, musicality, and movement skills. Using these skills, students will learn how to link moves and read body cues to learn to dance with others without structured choreography. Ultimately, students will engage in a piece that reflects a conversation between dancers and learn rhythm patterns of Middle Eastern music. The instructor recommends attending Lorna Trigg’s Hatha/Flow Yoga as a warm-up to the Bellydance class.
Hatha Yoga – All Levels
Hatha Yoga is a gentle, traditional movement practice which studies asana (poses), breath (pranayama), and meditation (dhyana) to bring students inner peace by calming the nervous system and alleviating physical tension and stress. Regular Hatha Yoga practice is believed to keep the body healthy while teaching greater harmony with all things. A yoga mat ($12 and up) is required to participate. Students may also choose to have their own bolsters, blocks, or straps.
Hatha/Flow Yoga – Beginner
This class is designed to bring a easy flow form of Yoga/Tai Chi movement practice that is suitable for all ages and beginner to intermediate fitness levels. By using the breath in warming / strengthening and flexibility building poses, we build on our own bodies foundation and ability. Lorna Trigg will lead you gently through a 40min practice, honoring your particular place of where your body is. This class is also offered as a warm up to a Bellydance class that follows at 6.30pm. It is not necessary to take the Bellydance class, it is merely suggested that this is a good class to use as a precursor. A yoga mat ($12 and up) is required to participate.
Swing Dancing – All Levels
Swing Dancing is for individuals and couples to enjoy. A variety of swing dances, including the Lindy Hop, are studied. This class is progressive; it is recommended that students who are new to swing attend the first classes of each month and not join in the middle of a month. Student dancers work at their own comfort level – you may choose to wear a mask, rotate to new partners, stay with one partner, or dance by yourself.
Zumba® – All Levels
Zumba® is a group fitness class inspired by Latin dance movements. The musical and fun class is a calorie-burning workout that is tailored to meet your individual fitness needs. Athletic shoes ($25 and up) are required.