Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Starting Aug. 5
A fun, group bellydance class for teens based on the FatChanceBellyDance® style. According to the creators of the style: "FCBD®Style is a fusion dance form. The movements are inspired by folkloric dances of the Middle East, North Africa, Spain,and India. It is a uniquely modern creation that does not represent an 'authentic' dance from any particular region." Come and have fun learning this style of dance that relies on learning and following dance movement cues by a group leader. Beverly is a certified FCBD® teacher. Youth ages 12-18 must be have a parent/adult on the premises while taking the class. No dance experience necessary. Cost is $12 for drop-in and $35 monthly. If you drop in and decide to sign up for the monthly class at that time, your drop-in fee will apply to your monthly tuitiion.
Saturdays, 1-2 p.m. Zoom only. CLASS TEMPORARILY ON HIATUS.
Korean Pop (aka K-Pop) is a genre of popular music originating in South Korea in the 1990s. Known for its successful male and female groups, catchy beats, and signature moves, K-Pop music is hitting international charts now. K-Pop choreographed dances are specifically designed to match the characteristics of the artist’s songs and often creates a performing trend among fans.” Jade, the instructor, has studied and performed various forms of Middle Eastern, East Indian, Latin and Polynesian dances, along with hip hop and K-Pop. Prequisite: one session of Cabaret Basics to help prepare participants; open to ages 14 & up; minors 16 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $30/month; $15 discounted rate for students taking at least 2 hours of other ADP classes weekly.
Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. + Second Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Learn and practice Middle Eastern rhythms with either a drum (doumbek/darbuka) or finger cymbals (zills/sagat). If you don't have a drum or cymbals, don't worry -- we have spares to share. The Thursday class meets simultaneously with our Cabaret Basics class, giving you a unique opportunity to experience drumming and dancing. $12 drop-in fee applies.
Sundays, 10 a.m.
Datura Style™ is an umbrella term that encompasses the Datura technique and vocabulary for group improvisation. Datura Style™ emerged from innovative dancer Rachel Brice’s years spent integrating, fusing and distilling several influences in pursuit of a unique personal expression and stylization. It draws inspiration from early and continuing West Coast dancers in the American bellydance and tribal/transnational community.
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
To help you reach your physical potential, take advantage of Stretch & Reach, a class that incorporates stretching and strengthening exercises for dancers. Open to nonmembers for a $5 drop-in fee.
Sundays, 5-6 p.m.
Learn a wide range of partner dancing from West Coast swing to salsa to traditional ballroom! A new dance style is introduced each month. No partner necessary. Come a few minutes early to stretch and get comfortable. Wear smooth-soled shoes.
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Get your body moving and your heart pumping to Latin beats with this fun class.
For dancers who've completed basics or other prerequisites and with instructor permission, ADP has the following troupe classes:
Sundays, 11 a.m.
The folkloric dances of Egypt form the foundation of the Raqs Sharqi or oriental dance. Learn about the regional dances and the movements that reflect the lives and personalities of the various people of Egypt. Styles include Saidi, Nubian, ghawazee and more.