ADULT CLASSES

Ages 18+

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DANCE CLASSES 

Whole Body Vinyasa Yoga

Ages 18+

COMING IN SPRING 2022

Discover balance between your heart, head, and hands as we gently flow between standing, sitting, and reclining poses. Each class will begin with time to arrive in the space together with a guiding meditation. The practice of Vinyasa serves as a physical meditation as we explore the connection between our breath and movement and discover strength, flexibility, and grace in the body and mind.

Move On

Ages 16+

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm

Begins January 24, 2022

To register for this class, contact capitalregiondancealliance@gmail.com

using “MOVE ON!” in the Subject Line.

This inclusive dance class for ages 16+ welcomes developmentally disabled and neuro-typical participants in a collaborative atmosphere that celebrates individuality through movement. Participants will experience a fusion of hip hop, contemporary, tap, pop, and jazz dance styles throughout each session. Move On! Is a Dance Alliance outreach program presented in collaboration with the SPAC School of the Arts.

Core de Ballet

Ages 18+

Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00pm

Class is offered both in person and virtually

A unique classical ballet offering that moves participants from core on the floor to center choreography inspired by world-famous ballets. The format includes a standing warm up, floor barre, and movement combinations that include variations and modifications. Come discover your inner-dancer and move expressively at your own level. Fitness attire, ballet slippers and a yoga mat are recommended.

The Ageless Dancer:
Ballet Barre & Balance

Ages 50+

Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm

Class is offered both in person and virtually

The Ageless Dancer series is designed for older adults ages 50+ who prefer a gentle approach with modifications and variations to accommodate all level participants. Ballet Barre & Balance is a one-hour classical ballet technique class designed to improve balance, core and pelvic stabilization, fluidity of movement, coordination, and musicality. Participants will remain standing at the barre throughout the class. Fitness attire and ballet slippers are recommended.

Contemporary Dance

Ages 18+

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm

Experience the joy of moving together in a supportive environment while improving your alignment, range of motion, and strength. Contemporary dance draws from various dance traditions such as jazz, modern, and ballet, providing a dynamic template for the adult dancer to incorporate physical exercise and creativity into their week. Class will begin with a warm-up inspired by various modern and jazz dance styles, including Luigi - the creator of the first jazz technique. The class will progress with across the floor exercises that are then woven into a center combination aimed at having fun while developing fundamental dance skills. We will end with a centering cool-down stretch.

This class is geared to the beginner, but all levels, ages, and abilities are welcomed.

MUSIC CLASSES 

Ages 18+

Thursdays, 5:45-6:45pm

or 7:30-8:30pm

Group Piano

Our group piano classes are structured to accommodate both beginners and those who would like to refresh their skills. Electric keyboards with headphones allow each student to learn at their own pace, while both ensemble and individual playing are part of the class learning experience. Open to beginners and intermediate players, exercises and music are tailored to each player’s individual ability and interests.

THEATRE CLASSES 

The Ageless Actor:
Creating Theatre from Memories

Ages 50+

Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Using themes, shared experiences, and personal objects from their own lives, students will work together to create a piece of autobiographical theatre. Students will learn theatre skills and acting techniques, build community and connection as part of an ensemble while bolstering understanding and deep self-knowledge.

Acting for Adults

Ages 18+

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm

Intended for both beginners and more experienced actors, students will receive a scaffolded, authentic, and specific approach to the craft of acting. This class will utilize numerous acting methodologies, including Stanislavski, Meisner, Hagen, Strasberg, and improvisation. Students will be assigned scenes to rehearse with an assigned scene partner during class time. This class will culminate in a live sharing of our scene work with invited families and friends.