GYD offers Contemporary Technique, Jazz and Hip Hop for Adults! New this year we are also offering lunch time Yoga, a Pre and Post Natal Nia class with Janet Ragan and a Ballet Bootcamp and Hip Hop class with Heather van den Broek!
Contemporary Technique (Beg/Intermediate) with Janet Johnson
Rooted in classical ballet vocabulary with a strong emphasis on torso articulation and expression, the contemporary technique classes encourage alignment, form, coordination, musicality, strength, rhythm and kinetic intelligence. This work also acts as an essential warm-up and grounding in precision. Contemporary Technique classes have live percussion!
Jazz (Beginner) with Kelly
Following a balanced conditioning warm-up, funky combinations full of traveling steps, kicks, spins and isolations make this class both challenging and fun!This class is for any adults wanting to give Jazz dance a try! No experience necessary!
Hatha Yoga with Janet Ragan
Hatha yoga is a healing practice that enhances our life force, increasing our resilience to all that life brings. Practicing Hatha yoga asanas or postures improves our body physically through greater balance, range of motion and muscular strength. During a Hatha yoga class we bring awareness to our breath, relaxing the mind and body, improving the delivery of oxygen to the cells and the function of the nervous system.
Pre and Post Natal Nia with Janet Ragan
The Nia Technique is a whole body, mind and spirit movement program that focuses on directing your awareness to how your body, mind and spirit feel at any moment during and after class. Dance to eclectic music, release energy through martial arts, and open, lengthen and breathe into your joints with the healing movements of yoga. Pregnancy is a time of connection to your body and your baby and Nia provides the opportunity to take the time to connect, sense and bring joy into your body. Come and share this special time, nurturing your body, mind, spirit and baby with music, movement and magic.
Ballet Bootcamp with Heather van den Broek
Just as it sounds, combining the technique from a traditional barre/ballet class with the flow of a fitness class done to music that isn’t so “traditional” . No experience required. Bring your running shoes, ballet slippers or go in bare feet but be prepared to sweat and tone like a ballerina does. Plies, sautes and abs, oh my!
Hip Hop Contemporary with Heather van den Broek
A dance class fusing the fluidity of contemporary dance with the edginess of hip hop. Heather breaks down the moves into 5-7 routines, taking you from a warm-up to cool down, all while having fun dancing to current tunes and bringing back some oldies too. Saw a move in a dance video you’ve been dying to do? We’ll do it while having fun and breaking out a good sweat and laugh while doing it. Recommended gear: loose clothing in layers (again, we’ll be sweating), preferably indoor running shoes or bare feet.
Our Adult Dance classes are geared to our GYD parents who want to be part of what their children do every day. Adults who want to be physical, creative, meet new people and learn new skills.
You do not need to be a GYD parent to join! We just want to stress that this is a class to get you in the door to start dancing (perhaps after a long time hiatus). No special skills required, you just need to be brave enough to sign up!