Ballet, Feldenkrais Method®, RitmoKá, Yoga
Ballet/Pilates based class. Learn to dance like the wind and explore the secret of ballet technique. Develop lightness and speed like no other. The skills transfer to other forms of dance but are a pleasure to develop in themselves. Come cross train with us.
This class will be ALL DANCING. Even the basic exercises with be rhythmic and musical. It will warm you up deeply, help lengthen and lift the spine, stretch and tone the back, core, legs, and feet on the floor and at the barre. Learn to lift the pelvic floor to support your balance, smooth transfer of weight, develop stability in plie and on half toe.
We will do Adagio, Waltzing, Polka, rhythm steps, running, skipping, jumping and turning. You’ll feel like you’re floating…
The Feldenkrais Method® is a holistic approach that utilizes movement in all its forms. Feldenkrais Method® group classes are known as Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) lessons. These classes use gentle movement sequences to achieve powerful effects in terms of flexibility, comfort and coordination. The pacing is similar to Tai Chi or restorative yoga. Unique to the Feldenkrais Method is that these lessons tie directly into functional movements of daily life, such as walking efficiently, balance, and improving one’s posture and use of self overall.
This method explores a variety of movement patterns. Each class is different and cover a wide range of movements and movement qualities. The teacher instructs by verbally describing the movements watching how the students are doing and offering suggestions as needed. That is, students don’t copy the teacher's movements but rather interpret what they are hearing by doing the movement and fine-tuning the movements as the class progresses, and with the teacher’s guidance.
You can expect a class to last somewhere between 45 and 60 minutes. During a class you might walk, stand, or sit in a chair, although usually, you will lie on the floor in a variety of comfortable positions: either on your back, front, or side. The teacher guides students through a sequence of movements, encouraging them to move with gentle attention within a comfortable range. You may become aware of unexpected and interesting connections within and between the movements. As you attend to the improving quality of movement, unnecessary muscular tensions throughout the body can reorganize and release. Students are often amazed at the quick and clear changes that occur through the neuromuscular repatterning that happens in an Awareness Through Movement lesson!
RitmoKá (rheet-moh kah): Technique, Styling and Cardio are the main focus of RitmoKá.
Through creatively choreographed routines, classes combine different genres of Latin and modern dance, and gives you the benefit of a thorough workout.
Latin dance ranges from Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia to Reggaeton, Samba and Flamenco. Jazz, Modern and Contemporary movements are also a part of RitmoKá's repertoire.
Those with a dance background will deepen their technique while learning varied choreography.
If you are new to dance, you will explore a variety of dance movements and vocabulary and learning proper technique, all while having FUN!
If you like the variety and are seeking to have it all in one class, RitmoKá will be a dance party where you can get a diverse mix of dance styles. Classes will vary playlist and dance genres.
Open to all levels.
Yoga Spark ~ Body & Soul, with its fluid pace, improves posture, balance and grace. Kathryn combines breathing techniques and movement through a series of yoga poses to open the hips, strengthen the core and extend the spine: important links to movement in class and in daily life. All levels welcome!