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TEEN / ADULT OPEN-LEVEL CLASSES

The School of Spectrum Dance Theater offers a variety of movement and technique-based instruction for teens, adults, and seniors of all sizes and experience levels. 

Browse the variety of weekly drop-in and/ session-based classes below!

(M/W/F) Fitness For Living w/ Angie Bolton | Hybrid*
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
9:00AM – 10:00AM
Ages 18+

Fitness For Living (FFL) is a fun-filled, socially engaging fitness class for The School of Spectrum Dance Theater’s community seniors. Angie Bolton, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and the class creator, safely leads students through cardio and bodyweight resistance work. You will move, sweat, and feel great!

There’s no need for special equipment if students take the class remotely! Instead, grab two cans of soup or beans if you don’t have weights. If you do happen to have hand weights and bands at home, Angie will provide meticulous instruction on how to use them. You will need a hand towel for stretching (and sweating) and water. Please bring a yoga mat if attending class in person. SSDT no longer provides them for hygienic reasons.

*Hybrid Class- link sent upon registration

(Mon) Global Dance Flamenco w/ Amelia Moore
Monday
7:00PM – 8:30PM
Ages 13+ 

Flamenco is a living art form that offers something for everyone! In this class you will learn the basics of ‘compas’ or Flamenco rhythm, and basic Flamenco technique including posture, upper body and hands, spins and more.

(Tue) Open Ballet Basics w/ Ramona Cachinero

Tuesday

6:30PM – 7:45PM

Ages 15+

Similar to our Tuesday Open Ballet Basics, this is perfect for those who haven’t attended a ballet class since childhood!

We take pleasure in welcoming the student back with patience and grace. Keeping the Beginning to Intermediate Ballet student in mind, there’s an emphasis on the fundamental principles of classical dance: leg rotation, posture, balance, and weight transfer. We encourage questions so that all attendees receive as much instructor feedback as they seek. This class provides a safe and inclusive environment for exploration and the joy of motion!

Minimal ballet knowledge is recommended.

(Tue/Th) Adult Jazz w/ Jerry Tassin

Tues/Thur

10:00AM – 11:30AM

Ages 18+

Join this classic Jazz class based on the timeless Luigi technique! The incredible Jerry Tassin guides participants through the stylized warm-up and general stretching of hamstrings, backs, necks, and arms, along with some abdominal work.

Every class has different dance combinations, using every pop, jazz, or theater music genre.

Expect to sweat, move fluidly, and express your artistry!

Class Size Requirement: SIX students registered by 9 am the day of class

SSDT will notify students in case of cancelation. Accounts to be credited.

 Cost: $12.50 Senior Rate* and $18 Non-Senior Rate

*As defined by AARP

(Wed) Pilates w/ Mary Sigward

Wednesday

4:30PM – 5:30PM

Ages 15+

(Wed) Open Tap Refresh w/ Kara Beadle

Wednesday

5:30PM – 6:30PM

Ages 15+

Blow the dust off your tap shoes and join Kara Beadle for a four-week tap refresher!

If you’ve taken tap before and might not feel as confident as you once were, this class is for you! Kara will ease you back into your polyrhythmic sounds while having a great time. Before you know it, you’ll be trippin’ the light fantastic!

Some tap knowledge is helpful.

(Wed) Intro to Byrd Contemporary w/ Stephanie Guiland

Wednesday

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Ages 15+

Students no longer need to wait for the Annual Summer Donald Byrd Workshop to enjoy his method of movement.

The technique class focuses on Mr. Byrd’s movement aesthetics. It emphasizes a relaxed, strong, and flexible torso with highly articulated feet and legs with increasing rhythmic and spatial exactness. With this focus, the dancer becomes more efficient in managing energy and more able to control the visual, emotional, and physical impact of their body moving.

Though the instructor tailors the class to the level of the majority in attendance, the intent is to create a safe and non-judgmental environment for the adult student to learn the basics.

(Fri) Beginner - Intermediate Funk w/ Stephanie Guiland

Friday

12:00PM – 1:30PM

Ages 18+

(Sat) "It's Elementary" Ballet w/ Lillie Pincus

Saturday

11:00AM – 12:30PM

Ages 15+

This is a perfect choice for those who may have studied Ballet in their youth and, since stopped, don’t feel comfortable in an open Advanced or Professional level class. A revisitation of terminology and reintroduction to the genre takes place here!

(Fri) Hip-Hop Choreography w/ Avery Gardner

Friday

6:15PM – 7:15PM

Ages 13+

For questions and additional information, please call 206-325-4161 or email stephanie@spectrumdance.org.

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