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Class Descriptions (Adults)

Jazz with Ravah & Ralph 

Ravah Daley teaches the authentic Luigi Jazz Technique.  The exercise routine Luigi created for his own rehabilitation after a devastating accident became the world’s first complete technique for learning jazz dance.  Dance historians have defined the style as classic jazz, sophisticated, elegant and even liquid fire.  Luigi and his disciples, Ravah being one of them, teach stretching exercises in a routine to discover what has to be done to control the body.   We teach “always put your body in the right position” and “feel from the inside out”.  This technique is designed to prevent injuries.  We teach the importance of using the body properly; telling students to take their time and feel what they’re doing.  “If you keep doing things right long enough, they’ll get better right.”
Practically speaking, the warm-up takes approximately 30-40 minutes and the remainder of the class is dedicated to a jazz routine: sometimes the music is from eras gone by; Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy David Jr. Tony Bennett, etc.  Other combinations are choreographed to more contemporary artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Cold Play, Rene Olstead, etc.

Ballet with Ralph

Description coming soon!
Tap with Isabel 
Basic Beg Tap:  We will work on mastering a vocabulary of basic tap steps.  Everything will be broken down.
Adv Beg Tap: For those comfortable with the basics. We will start to combine the basic tap steps into short combinations. We will also start to work toward a little more speed and add more sounds.
Intermediate Tap: we will start to add riffs & pullbacks to our tap vocabulary while working on more challenging combinations.
Advanced Tap: for those who have mastered tap steps including riffs & pullbacks. We will work on several complex combinations in each class.

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Pilates (Adults)- It is an exercise system that builds body awareness and core body strength without adding bulk, and the participants improve body strength and flexibility, while helping to prevent injury to your body.

Barre Fitness- an Innovative class that “blends the art of ballet and the strength and precision of Pilates”. It’s a series of exercises (with props) that strengthen, lengthen, and tone the body. It’s an INTENSE workout that results in a Total Body Transformation. This class is designed to give you a dancer-like body with long lean muscles, without the bulk. It helps to improve flexibility, increases stamina, and improves posture. It’s for ANYONE!

Yoga- “Pure Vinyasa” This class will blend several yoga styles with a knowledge of dance to create a rewarding, challenging and fun class called Pure Vinyasa. Vinyasa means breath- synchronized movement, and it develops cardiovascular benefits, strength, flexibility, focus, tone, and relaxation. All levels are welcome. Our instructor, Lois Englund is certified to teach Ashtanga, Anusara, Therapeutic, Restorative and Vinyasa style yoga.

Pilates Reformer & Exo-Chair- Reformers are Pilates machines that use springs and pulleys to provide variable resistance to assist and challenge the body. The reformer glides forward and backward on rollers while exercises and positions are performed on the apparatus such as seated, kneeling, on all fours, standing, or lying on your back, side, or front. The variable resistance with Reformer Pilates is what makes it so unique and is why it’s suitable for every level of ability.

Reformer Pilates has countless benefits including:
Increased Core Strength- flat abdominals and a strong back
Total mind-body workout
Accelerated results
Increased muscular endurance & flexibility
Improve Posture & alignment
Reduced Body Fat
Enhance mobility, agility and stamina
Build Long lean Muscle without the Bulk
Improve the way your body LOOKS and FEELS

Ballroom- description coming soon!

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