Ballet is a classical dance form demanding grace and precision while employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate and flowing patterns to create expression through movement.
Barre Fitness is low-impact, protecting your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. With the use of ballet dance techniques, this class will improve your balance, build strength, increase flexibility, burn calories and improve stability through a stronger core. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section in order to create long, lean muscles without bulk. If you are looking to give your body that dancer physique, THIS is the class to take!
In this Beginner Yoga class we breakdown the placement and structures of postures and poses into their simplest form. Although designed as a beginner level class, it is great for all levels; even advanced students can benefit from proper alignment and technique.
Cardio Dance-Fitness is a fun and effective way to burn calories and get your heart pumping. This high-impact cardio workout engages the entire body and helps you build muscle tone. Incorporating various genres of dance and music into your exercise routine will increase your energy levels and improve your overall physical fitness. Genre specific dance-fitness classes will be offered in Hip Hop, Disco, Jazz, Country, Motown, POP and more!
Chair yoga is a general term for a gentle yoga practice that modifies yoga poses to be done while seated in a chair. The use of a chair makes yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. While seated on chairs, students can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends. This class will help reduce stress, improve pain management, strength, flexibility, and mental clarity.
Contemporary is a genre of dance that developed during the mid twentieth century. It has since grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world, with particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and Europe. Although originally borrowing from classical ballet, modern, and jazz styles, it has since come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance.
Gentle yoga is a yoga style which, as its name suggests, is very gentle in its approach and therefore, not as strenuous as the other practiced forms of yoga. Gentle yoga, because of its innate gentle nature, is perfect for those who cannot meet the demands of physically straining exercises.
Gentle Yoga by Candlelight is a slow paced and gentle class designed to bring calm and ease to your body and mind. It will relax you, allowing you to completely let go and rest. The candlelit studio space will create a warm environment that supports the process of going inward. The perfect way to unwind at the end of the working week and enjoy some time for you! Connect to your breath, move slowly, draw your awareness inwards and find the quiet, calm space within you. All levels welcome.
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breakdancing which was created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.
Jazz dance is the performance dance technique and style that emerged in America in the early twentieth century. Jazz dance may refer to vernacular jazz or Broadway or theatrical jazz. Both genres build on the African American vernacular style of dancing that emerged with jazz music.
Modern dance is often considered to have emerged as a rejection of, or rebellion against, classical ballet. Socioeconomic and cultural factors also contributed to its development. In the late 19th century, dance artists such as Isadora Duncan, were pioneering new movement styles in what is now called aesthetic or free dance. Modern dance disregarded ballet's strict movement vocabulary and limited set of movements that were considered proper to ballet in search of a greater freedom in movement.
Movement Improvisation is the spontaneous creation of movement. It is a dance technique for movement exploration. This class allows you to move freely and find expression through your movement with no restrictions. Letting go, acting on impulse, listening to your body, and trusting yourself are all part of the improvisation process. Improvisation will inspire and encourage the discovery of unique movements, as well as helping us to think outside of the box. No dance training is required.
Created by Joseph Pilates, The Pilates Method of physical and mental conditioning is a well thought out philosophy which engages both mind and body. Pilates uses your own body weight to work against the force of gravity. It will rebuild your body through a series of low repetition, low impact stretching and conditioning exercises. You will be working muscles you didn’t even know you had!
A great starting point for beginners, people who are recovering from an injury or those wanting to fine-tune their technique. This beginner matwork class teaches the basic principles of Pilates and builds a foundation of exercises required to move on to the intermediate level. The workout is designed to help you develop leaner, longer-looking muscles, establish core strength and stability and heighten mind-body awareness. No prior Pilates experience needed.
This class focuses on improving deep core strength, endurance and control. Exercises are selected to challenge mobility and stabilization through the core and peripheral muscles while adding flexibility and suppleness to your body. Resistance props may be incorporated to add variety and familiarity. Must have prior Pilates beginner matwork training.
This advanced level class is a fast-paced, challenging Pilates matwork class that requires considerable strength and control. Complete knowledge of intermediate level matwork is required.
PiYO® is a fitness system designed to whip you into shape from head to toe. It combines the practices of Pilates and Yoga to help you build strength, lose weight, increase flexibility and have a great time doing it. PiYO® was created by Charlene Johnson, the founder of the Turbo Kick system (by BeachBody). It was designed for people who want the mind-body benefits of a Yoga or Pilates workout, but with a higher-energy, higher-sweat class.
Restorative Yoga is for everyone! It is particularly beneficial to anyone suffering from stress and pain. The practice is made up of a series of postures that are held for roughly 5 minutes each. The specific postures are used to help stretch the connective tissue around the joints in your body. Restorative classes are usually held towards the end of the week as a way to unwind and relax into your weekend. Class includes soft music and dim lights to help create a calming atmosphere.
Serenity groove is where yoga and dance join. A fun flowing class that allows your individuality and inner spirit to shine. This class is open to all levels. No dance or yoga training required. There will be a variety of music in class. Class will end with meditation and relaxation.
This class is inspired by pilates, yoga, and modern/contemporary dance technique. The fusion of these 3 styles of movement will help increase your flexibility, as well as strengthen and tone your entire body!
Tap dance is a type of percussive dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe.
Vinyasa Flow is the "forever flow" that creates a fluidity of movement and breath with its many asanas and postures. Each class is structured differently to help increase body movement, flexibility, tone muscles, and allow you to tap into your inner rhythm. As well as help in the prevention of repetitive motion injuries and can be safely practiced daily. All levels welcome. Modifications will be given throughout class.
Zumba® is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez during the 1990s. Zumba® combines dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates dance styles such as (but certainly not limited to) salsa, soca, samba, merengue, hip hop, and reggaeton. This class is non-stop FUN from beginning to end!