Come join our dance academy for a fun-filled movement experience! We combine an art form with exercise to help one understand the true beauty of self-expression and nonverbal communication. The dance academy offers an extensive variety of dance classes to meet your interests. If you’ve wanted to dance but have been hesitant please come to our open house week and find the best class for you!
Adult classesBallet 102 - Instructor: Sarah Daigneault
Fall Session 2018: September 17 - December 1
10-week session (No classes the week of Thanksgiving
Introduction to Ballet. Concentrate on barre work, ballet terms and explore beginning ballet combinations in the center while improving posture, muscle strength and flexibility. Handouts provided for this class.
Ballet 201 - Instructor - TBA
Study this fundamental dance form in a safe and nurturing environment. Ballet will help enhance your grace, fluidity, flexibility, muscle and memory. This is a great class for cross training in many sports also. Ballet 101 and 102 strongly recommended.
Tap 301 - Instructor: Maria Haugen
For the experiences and intermediately level Adult tapper, this class focuses on quickening of footwork, progressions and will construct a routine.
Ballroom Dance ClassesSalsa 101 - Instructor: Jerry Wilson
Mondays: 7:15 - 8:15pm
An upbeat, Latin dance taht is easy to learn! This danc style evolved in the 1970's when dancers started to mix Mambo & Hustle. Bachata, Merengue, CUmbia, Cha Cha and Mambo are all related to Salsa.
Carolina Shag 101 - Instructor: Jerry Wilson
Mondays: 8:15 - 9:15pm
The official State Dance of South Caroline, this Carolina Shag is believed to have originated along the Atlantic Coast between North and South Carolinas and is considered a main form of swing dance. This is a very fun, upbeat dance typically danced to beach music.
West Coast Swing 101 - Instructor: Jerry Wilson
Tuesdays: 7:15 - 8:15pm
Now one of the most popular forms of Swing dance, the West Coast Swing has swept through the US. Slow and elegant or fast and furious this class will be sure to reach your dance expectations. No prior dance experience required.
Nightclub 2Step 101 - Instructor: Jerry Wilson
Tuesdays: 8:15 - 9:15pm
This slow, romantic, floating dance features "rock steps" and long glides across teh dance floor to songs like "Lady In Red."
Waltz 101 - Instructor: Jerry Wilson
Wednesdays: 7:15 - 8:15pm
Beautifully constructed, this class will focus on mastering the classic 18 count dance element which will allow students to gracefully glide across the floor.
Tango 101 - Instructor: Jerry Wilson
Wednesdays: 8:15 - 9:15pm
Tango is earthy and dramatic! Tangos have a "stalking" or "sneaking" character and are unlike the walks of other ballroom dances.
Cha Cha 101 - Instructor: Jerry Wilson
Thursdays: 7:15 - 8:15pm
A flirtatious and cheeky dance. A real crowd pleaser and fun to do anywhere you can find a dance floor!
Rhumba 101 - Instructor: Jerry Wilson
Thursdays: 8:15 - 9:15pm
A slow, sleek type of ballroom dance that originated in the sixteenth century. It remains a sizzling, passionate dance taht has influenced many popular Latin-American dance moves, including the Cha Cha.
Ballroom Dance Parties!
Here's your chance to meet and mingle with dance students from the MAC and around town! Practice dance steps learned in class and put them to practical use. With a ballroom instructor on hand you can dance the night away but also ask questions and receive coaching if you wish. Soft drinks and cookies provided.
Dates: Thursday, September 6, 7:30 - 10pm;
Saturday October 6, 6 - 9pm
Thursday, November 8, 7:30 - 10pm
Instructor: Jerry Wilson
Cost: $12/members; $15/guests: Per Dance
SILVER BELLS BALLROOM DANCE PARTY!
Learn to dance! Celebrate the season, join the party & make a friend! Door prizes, raffle drawings and more! Begin with a short dance lesson followed by 2 1/2 hours of dancing! Come dressed in your best or just come to dance! This eclectic playlist and night out is the perfect way to ring in the holiday! Hors D'oeuvres and refreshments provided along with Prizes, Fun, Food & Music!
When: Friday, December 14, 7 - 10pm
Instructor: Jerry Wilson
Cost: $15/members; $18/guests
Youth classKids Bop Moves - Instructor: Beth Post
Wednesdays: 4:45 - 5:30pm
Your dancers, age 6 - 12, will get moving to popular Kidz Bop tunes with jazz and contemporary choreography. The dancers will explore movement combinations that enhance strength and flexibility as well as rhythmic and muscle memory. No experience necessary. Just bring lots of energy!