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Experience the intense pleasure of creating your own movements and expressive moments in an open and supportive environment. After a warmup based on contemporary dance technique and phrases, we learn to stand still with confidence, to walk in space being aware in others, to interact with people through the language of the body. We’ll also learn to perform for each other and give constructive feedback. As we move through space, our heightened attention helps us listen to our bodies and hear those around us. We focus our energies and are fully committed to each movement, each moment, and to each other. The music, the space, and the energy of those in it, inspire and reconnect us with the joy of dancing.
Technique of Martha Graham is the basis of these classes which progress carefully from a basic and thorough introduction to an energetic, challenging, and healthful movement experience. Classes are intense, rigorous, and challenging as they focus on correct technique as well as proper body conditioning and toning. Emphasis is on recognizing familiar body patterns and executing them with the precision of the dancer or athlete.
Zumba is a Latin dance inspired, aerobic exercise that incorporates steps from meringue, salsa, hip-hop, and more to make a high-energy dance workout that leaves you smiling AND sweating. No dance experience or skill required! As long as the music is going and you are moving, it is the most fun way to work out! It is no wonder Zumba®'s motto is "Ditch the workout, join the party!
When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick). It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training, dance fitness-party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs, glutes and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a total blast. Toning Sticks will be provided for use in the class, so no equipment purchase is required.