2017 Summer Drop-IN Classes: June 5 – July 30
ADF’s Studios will hold Wednesday and Sunday evening drop-in classes from 7-8:30pm in Reinhart Studio for local dancers during the 2017 Festival Season.
2017 spring drop-in classes: january 9 – May 13
Our drop-in classes are open to teens and adults of all ages!
Scroll down for days, times, and descriptions. Pricing can be found on the Rates & Policies page.
ballet for modern dancers with gerri houlihan
This is a ballet technique class with an emphasis on its application for contemporary dancers. Fundamental concepts of alignment, clarity, economy of movement, core strength, and range of motion will be integrated with developing a personal sense of expression and musicality within the classical vocabulary. Features live music!
capoeira with katya wesolowski
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines dance, self-defense, acrobatics, and music. In this class, participants will work individually and in partners to learn the basic movements, percussive music, and singing of capoeira. Ongoing classes will be complete body workouts, increasing strength, stamina, flexibility, balance, and rhythm. Students with or without experience in capoeira, dance, or martial arts are all welcome!
hip hop for all with ronald west
intermediate/advanced modern TECHNIQUE with suzanne beahrs
This class encourages both taking risks and paring down through full-bodied movement and a supportive community of dancers. The class progresses through a series of little dances (and some guided improvisations) that give dancers opportunities to practice particular skills. These little phrases are compiled into a longer dance at the end of class, so that dancers can revisit all of the material when they are fully warmed up, and integrate what they’ve learned into a full experience of dancing. Key principles include the following: 1. Moving efficiently throughout our kinespheres and in locomotion. 2. Using sensation and play to make choices of dynamics, weight, and quality. 3. Training our bodies to go along for the ride as our heavy, weighted centers initiate with power and momentum.
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED RELEASE TECHNIQUE WITH Allie Pfeffer
This class experiments with and hones the dancer’s connection to the floor. Through the relationship of various body parts to the floor and using the weight of our bodies and limbs in uncommon ways, the class approaches movement practice from a point pf view that doesn’t prioritize being upright. Dancers will work to find a deep sense of grounding that allows them to expand the range of their own capability, then pushes beyond and through their comfort zones. This class is for exploration and going on adventures to discover the line between what our minds want to do and what our bodies are capable of while prioritizing safety. Let’s push the boundaries and delve a little deeper into our potential to locomote, adapt, recover, and surprise.