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 and 10 classes for $70.
**2nd class discount only applies to those who pay $10 for 1st class, not those who use class card for 1st class
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.)
House (open-level) with Quincy 8:00-9:00PM
Jazz (open-level) with Lindsay or Carrie 8:00-9:00PM (instructor will alternate)
Hip Hop (open-level) with Lindsay 6:45-7:45PM
Ballet (open-level) with Whitley 6:50-7:50PM
Contemporary (open-level) with Lindsay 8:00-9:00PM
Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary with Carrie 12:30-1:30PM
Buti Yoga (open-level) with Alexis 6:55-7:55PM BRING A MAT, PLEASE!
Hip Hop (open-level) with Dorse 8:00-9:00PM
Modern (open-level) with Carrie 6:55-7:55PM
Heels (open-level) with Carrie 8:00-9:00PM (heels optional)
Stretch & Strengthen (open-level) with Carrie 2:30-3:30PM BRING A MAT, PLEASE!
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!
House dance is a social dance primarily danced to house music that has roots in the clubs of Chicago and New York. The main elements include fast and sometimes complex foot-oriented steps combined with fluid movements in the torso, jacking and lofting.
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.
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.
Buti Yoga is a cardio-intensive class that combines tribal-dance inspired cardio bursts, plyometrics and power Yoga. Each class is guided by the trending beats of the playlist and will vary in sequence and intensity, always offering high and low intervals to offer a HIIT (high intensity interval training) class along with the benefits of stretching, balancing and syncing movement with breath. BRING A MAT, PLEASE!
Modern dance, not to be confused with Contemporary dance, evolved during the late 19th/early 20th centuries as a means to move away from the classical movement of Ballet dance. In practice, it simultaneously borrows from and rejects the teachings of Ballet, incorporating such techniques as contract-and-release, emotion-based improvisation, use of gravity to enhance movement and pedestrian movement.
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.
Stretch & Strengthen class focuses on full body strengthening by rotating through cardio, mat work and barre exercises. The goal is to keep the heart rate elevated while working to deepen stretches and move at a steady pace, incorporating breath work to achieve desired results in strengthening, building flexibility and toning muscles. BRING A MAT, PLEASE!
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/House: dance sneakers or tennis shoes (clean soles, please)
Modern/Contemporary/Stretch/Yoga: bare feet - and bring a mat for Yoga and Stretch classes
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 Sunday evening series will begin February 4. Register now!
ENROLLMENT IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE JANUARY SERIES. Please click here to register for a February series!
(Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28 Class Schedule: 4-4:50PM Beginner, 5-5:50PM Intermediate, 6-6:50PM Beginner, 7-7:50PM Advanced)
Beginner Tap Series, Sundays Feb. 4-25, two time options available: 4:30-5:20PM OR 4:00-4:50PM 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've been learning in tap classes at DancEast! Technique covered will not be the same as what will be covered in the January series, so taking both the Jan. and Feb. series will be a great way to learn a LOT of new tap dance skills! Didn't do the Jan. series? No problem! The Feb. series can be taken on its own.
Intermediate Tap Series, Sundays Feb. 4-25, 5:30-6:20PM 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! Technique covered will not be the same as what will be covered in the January series, so taking both the Jan. and Feb. series will be a great way to learn a LOT of new tap dance skills! Didn't do the Jan. series? No problem! The Feb. series can be taken on its own.
Advanced Tap Series, Sundays Feb. 4-25, 6:30-7:20PM 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)! Technique covered will not be the same as what will be covered in the January series, so taking both the Jan. and Feb. series will be a great way to learn a LOT of new tap dance skills! Didn't do the Jan. series? No problem! The Feb. series can be taken on its own.
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 Feb. session classes as "make-ups" for missed Jan. classes will not be an option.