DancEast will be CLOSED May 28-31. We won't hold any classes on those days.
CLASSES FOR ADULTS*
The following classes are open-level (beginners welcome!) drop-in classes (no pre-registration required) unless otherwise noted! Each class is $10, but if you take 2 classes in one day, the 2nd class is only $6**! We also offer class cards at 5 classes for $40 (good for 3 months) and 10 classes for $70 (good for 6 months).
**2nd class discount only applies to those who pay $10 for 1st class, not those who use class card for 1st class
SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVES (pre-registration required):
Contemporary Technique and Partnering Workshop with Erin Kouwe and Curtis Thomas, June 11-14, 6-8 PM, $160, Click here to register through the DancEast portal
Curtis and Erin will lead participants in an exploration of contemporary dance technique and improvisation forms. Through rigorous investigation we will discover tools to create more fluid movement patterns, subtle strength, and connection in and out of the floor. Our partnering practices will uncover greater options in the way we share weight and connect physically with others. By focusing on momentum, flow, and imagination we will uncover new possibilities in the body and with each other. This workshop is for teens and adults. Some dance experience is recommended.
Improv and Contemporary Phrase Workshop with Erin Kouwe, June 4-8, 6-8 PM, $200; register with Erin directly by clicking here
Erin will offer 5 evenings of guided improv and contemporary phrase work. This is for adult dancers who do have contemporary dance experience, and you can register with Erin directly (not through the DancEast portal). Click here to find more info and register for Erin's workshop.
DancEast's Drop-in Classes (no pre-registration):
*These classes are intended to be taken by adults, although we are open to teen dancers attending with parental permission. (Call or e-mail to obtain that permission.) Thank you!
(Scroll past schedule for class descriptions and attire/footwear recommendations.)
MONDAYS: NO CLASS MAY 28
Jazz (open-level) with Lindsay or Carrie 8:00-9:00PM (instructor will alternate)
JUNE 18 ONLY: Line Dance Class taught by Samantha Replogle - 8:00-9:00PM - Mark your calendars and plan to join us for his fun event!
TUESDAYS: NO CLASS MAY 29
Hip Hop (open-level) with Lindsay 6:45-7:45PM
Ballet (open-level) with Alexa 6:50-7:50PM - THIS CLASS WILL NOT MEET JUNE 5 and 12
Contemporary (open-level) with Lindsay 8:00-9:00PM
Latin Fusion (open-level) with Courtney 8:00-9:00PM
WEDNESDAYS: NO CLASS MAY 30
Hip Hop (open-level) with Dorse 8:00-9:00PM
THURSDAYS: NO CLASS MAY 31
Contemporary (open-level) with Carrie 6:55-7:55PM
Heels (open-level) with Carrie 8:00-9:00PM (heels optional)
Hip Hop (open-level) with Courtney 8:00-9:00PM
A note about attendance: we typically get a nice turn-out in our adult classes, but should just one dancer come for any class, it is at the instructor's discretion whether to run the full hour-long class or offer a 30-minute private lesson (still a great value at this price). We appreciate your understanding!
Jazz dance has its roots in African and European dance traditions, but it is a uniquely American style that developed in conjunction with the rise of Jazz music. The class is fun and energetic, and it allows dancers to showcase their individual styles through unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.
Latin Fusion is an exciting mix-up of Latin dance styles - from street to ballroom. The class offers a diverse exploration of movement dynamics. Each class will introduce a new blend of styles - including Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, Cha Cha Cha, Afro-Cuban, Cumbia, Samba and more - while also integrating more familiar foundations for movement, such as jazz and hip hop. Ballroom/Salsa/Latin dance-style heeled shoes are optional (soft soles only, please - no street shoes) and won't always be used (depending on the style of that particular class).
Hip Hop dance is a street-inspired style performed to hip-hop music and reflecting hip-hop culture. Each class includes an upbeat warm-up followed by urban dance choreography unique to each instructor's style.
Ballet dance is a regimented and technical form of dance with roots in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and a unique vocabulary based on French terminology. Class at DancEast makes it accessible and fun, offering the rigor of Ballet exercises within an eclectic and entertaining class that can be enjoyed by beginners and seasoned dancers alike.
Contemporary dance is the most current form of dance today, borrowing from Ballet, Modern and Jazz to create a uniquely 21st-century style of movement. Class at DancEast incorporates the choreographic aesthetic of each instructor with exciting and unique musical choices.
Heels dance is both a muscle-toning dance workout and a choreography-based experience - incorporating elements of Jazz and Hip Hop dance to pop music. Heels are optional (but encouraged), and as with all DancEast classes, both women and men are encouraged to attend.
Attire: We're not picky! Please plan to wear something that allows you to move freely and feels comfortable for you. We recommend you NOT wear anything restrictive (like jeans) - even for Tap classes. For Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz and Stretch/Yoga classes, please consider wearing something at least slightly form-fitting, so the instructor can see your form enough to make helpful corrections. Bring a mat for Yoga and Stretch classes, please.
Footwear for Dance Classes:
Ballet: ballet shoes or bare feet
Hip Hop: dance sneakers or tennis shoes (clean soles, please)
Contemporary: bare feet - and bring a mat for Yoga, please
Jazz: jazz shoes or bare feet
Tap: tap shoes - preferably with low heels (as opposed to character-style, high-heeled shoes)
Heels: heels optional
Interested in private instruction with one of our DancEast Instructors? Please contact us directly and we will be happy to connect you with one of our instructors! The rate is $70/hour.
Our Tap dance series for adults DO require pre-registration (and class cards cannot be used for Tap series classes). New series will begin June 10. Register now!
Beginner Tap Series, Sundays June 10-July 1, 5-5:50 PM Pre-registration required, $50 for 4-class series
This class is for those who have never tapped, those who tapped in the past but need a thorough review of basic tap skills, and those who would like to continue to work on the skills they learned in past classes at DancEast!
Intermediate Tap Series, Sundays June 10-July 1, 6-6:50 PM Pre-registration required, $50 for 4-class series
This is the perfect class for those who already know how to tap dance and are interested in learning a bit more and just having fun dancing!
Advanced Tap Series, Sundays June 10-July 1, 7-7:50 PM Pre-registration required, $50 for 4-class series
This is a great class for those who already know how to tap dance and are interested in being challenged to learn some new combinations (and get a great workout in the process)!
PLEASE NOTE: Registration for a tap series assumes you will attend those classes (or at least the majority of those classes). Instructors will not be able to offer individual make-up classes or take-home material for you to learn at home should you miss a class. Attending subsequent session classes as "make-ups" for missed classes from the session prior will not be an option.