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.

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American Tribal Style ® Dance

Instructor: Paula Phillips

American Tribal Style® Dance (ATS®) is an energetic and graceful style built on movements from ancient times and far away places, where people celebrated life through dancing in community with each other. It is taught by Paula Phillips, Philadelphia's FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio (trained and authorized to teach). Class will follow ATS® Level 1 format which includes slow and fast steps; such as taxeem, body wave, walking shimmy, arabic, and playing finger cymbals.

Saturdays: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, January 5 - February 23
(no class January 26)

Cost: $70 for the 7 week session, $20 single class

Register at State Street Tribal

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)

Click here for dates, more info and a registration form

Awakening

An Azul Dance Class
(all ages)

Instructor: Karen Holmes
Azul is a conscious movement practice open to individuals of all ages, backgrounds, experiences, and physical abilities. No previous dance experience is needed. The movement and music are fun - and make you feel great!

Thursdays: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
October 11 & 25, November 8, December 6 & 20, January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21, March 14 & 28

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

Cost: $15 per class (or $10 first-timers & hardship)

More info at www.thephillytribe.com

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 

Register at Mt. Airy Learning Tree

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 that 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

Register at Mt. Airy Learning Tree

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

Swing & Blues

(16 - adult)
Instructors: Peggy Leiby and Ret Turner

Designed for those who would like a combination of both styles-- up-tempo East Coast and Lindy patterns, as well as the smooth soulful rhythms of blues dancing. We'll be prepared to make this a multi-level experience class. Get the feel for these cool rhythms while building partnering skills and repertoire. We'll be focusing on technique and steps.

Wednesdays: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Jan 16, 23, 30 & Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 

Cost: $8 per class for 5+ classes, $10 per class for 3-4 classes (or $12 single class)

Click here for more information and to register at Mostly Waltz

Tango (American Style)

(16 - adult)
Instructors: Peggy Leiby and Ret Turner

The American style tango (AKA social tango) is pretty much the original tango as it was danced in Argentina a century ago. It is more accessible (easier to learn) then the present day Argentine Tango. It's a wonderfully fun and creative dance. We'll start with the basics as needed before teaching lots of interesting flourishes and moves.

Wednesdays 8:15- 9:15 pm
Jan 16, 23, 30 & Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

Cost: $8 per class for 5+ classes, $10 per class for 3-4 classes (or $12 single class)

Click here for more information and to register at Mostly Waltz

Quinn Center Dance Classes now at Allens Lane

The Quinn Center for Performing Arts classes are now hosted at Allens Lane Art Center! Join us for our spring semester! Come take contemporary ballet, jazz, musical theater, hip hop, and praise! The Quinn Center for Performing Arts is a center for boys and girls ages 5 through 18 that aims to instill the values of self-love, self-confidence, and self-acceptance.  At the Quinn Center, we strive to show even our youngest dancers, that their life is meaningful, and no matter how young they are, they are important, loved, needed, and matter. Here, we teach the heart of dance combined with the art of dance. It doesn’t matter how high you kick your leg, it matters how wide you spread your heart!

For more information and to register please go to www.thequinncenter.org

Contemporary Ballet Technique (Ages 8 and up)

Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30pm

In this class, dancers will learn and master their ballet technique. Contemporary Ballet blends ballet and modern dance. In this class, dancers will learn the technique of ballet dance infused with modern dance technique.  *This class is required for all those who take Contemporary Praise and who are in the The Quinn Center Dance Company."

Jazz (Ages 8 and up)

Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm

Leaps, turns, and isolation are at the core of Jazz dance. Dancers will learn musicality, rhythm, improve flexibility, and strength in Jazz.

Mini Contemporary Ballet (Ages 5-7)

Saturdays 3:30 - 4:15pm

Mini ballet teaches the fundamental techniques of ballet combined with modern influence. This course is prepares dancers to enter Contemporary Ballet at age 8.

Mini Jazz (Ages 5-7)

Saturdays 4:30 - 5:15pm

Leaps, turns, and isolation are at the core of Jazz dance. Dancers learn musicality and rhythm.

Hip Hop (Ages 8 and up)

Fridays 4:45 - 5:30pm

Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture.

Mini Hip Hop (Ages 5-7)

Fridays 5:45 - 6:30pm

2Q Dance Company

Sundays 6:00 - 7:30pm

The 2Q Dance Company is for dancers ages 8 and above. Dancers must audition for the company. 2Q Dance company will participate in outside dance events and competitions. Dancers in the 2Q Dance Company will learn many dances in various dance styles. Auditions will take place on March 3rd.

Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture.