2018-2019 Dance Classes

Please pre-register! Registration deadline for all classes is 3 business days prior to the first class. After that, there will be a $20 late administration fee added to the cost of the class. 

Please note that some classes are run by third party vendors who do their own registration. Details are provided next to the class information. Any material fees are to be paid to the teacher on the first day of class.


Tap for Adults

Instructor: Timothy Yue

Develop your rhythmic skills with Philadelphia low, fast hoofing, which was created on the city's streets in the 1930sThis session we'll focus on great classic tap pieces from the Legendary LaVaughn Robinson, and blues from Howlin' WolfEspecially useful for musicians. (Tap shoes required.)

Sundays, 11:30 – 12:30 pm

Cost: $50 per month

Classes start in September and run continuously throughout the year.

Please contact the instructor to register, timothytapdancing@gmail.com

Nia Dance Technique

(teen - adult)

Instructor: Lisa Zahren
Nia Dance Technique is a tool for accessing the universal human need to move. Through using a blend of dance, martial-arts, mind-body practices, we will use this highly adaptable practice to explore alignment, sustain energy, challenge our cardiovascular training, and most of all, experience deeply the sensations of movement to increase the pleasure and joy of living in a human body. It is fun and sweaty, done to soulful world music which will take you on a beautiful journey within your home for life: your body. Nia is generally done barefoot, but if injury or comfort requires a student to wear shoes, please be sure that they are clean indoor shoes.

Friday 9:30am - 10:30am

This is a drop-in class which does not require pre-registration.

The class is $10 or $90 for a 10-class card.

There is also a second Nia Dance Technique class on Mondays from 8:30 - 9:30 am. To inquire about availability in this class, please email the instructor, lzahren@hotmail.com

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Appalachian Clogging

(16 - adult)

Instructor: Peggy Leiby

Learn Appalachian Clogging, percussive dancing to old time music. A country cousin to tap dance, though stylistically quite different, it is a uniquely American dance form that emerged from a melting pot of influences Celtic, African and Cherokee. Three good reasons to clog: You become the rhythm section on the dance floor, you can't help but smile while dancing, and it’s great exercise. Hard soled shoes that slide or low-heeled tap shoes are recommended.

Saturdays 1pm - 2pm

Cost: $8 per class for 3+ classes (or $10 single class)

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Waltz & Swing

Waltz Basics
(16 - adult)

Instructors: Peggy Leiby and Ret Turner

This graceful dance is always in style. We'll start with waltz foundations of rhythm and stepping; then cover partnering and basic flourishes.

Wednesdays: 7:00 - 8:00 pm, September 12, 19, 26

Cost: $30 (or $12 single class)


Swing Dance: Basics
(16 - adult)

Instructors: Peggy Leiby and Ret Turner

Get hoppin' and boppin', jumpin' and jivin', and generally in the Swing. The course will cover the basics of East Coast style swing, then go into easy-to-learn and popular swing moves that you'll find yourself enjoying on the dance floor.

Wednesdays: 8:15 - 9:15 pm, September 12, 19, 26

Cost: $30 (or $12 single class)

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Core Fusion / Ballet & Modern Dance Mat & Barre

(teen - adult)

Instructor: Karen Taylor Young

Class covers progression and choreography. Focusing on core, lengthening with stretching, flexibility, balance, coordination and movement. Fun class for those who enjoy a challenge with results. What to wear and bring: Comfortable clothing, socks or bare feet, cushioned exercise mat, towel, bottled water and a cover-up for after class.

Tuesdays(10 Weeks)

6:45 pm - 8pm 

10 Week Session: $100.00*

Single On-Line : $10.00*Walk-in : $11.00*
*Class Introductory Rates 

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