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Wild Beauty

Jan 12 - Jan 20, 2020

What does it mean to dance (blackness) in blackness? In the heart of winter, how can we bloom, share breath, conjure, heal, and experiment with joy?

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CLASSES
& TRAINING

Note: Wild Beauty residency on Monday, January 20th with a performance in the late afternoon/evening, so we will not hold regular classes at all during that day. You are, of course, invited to join us on that day for the Wild Beauty workshop and performance!

See our ongoing class schedule by clicking on a day of the week below. To see it all at a glance, check out our schedule pdf.

Our classes and training are on a drop-in schedule that repeats; no pre-registration required. For classes and training that need pre-registration, we've included a helpful reminder to register.

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Dance Cardio Fitness

Olivia Lintz / Kawasaki / 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Classes begin January 12, 2020.

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A 60 minute dance party where you can release your inhibitions & let your freak flag fly while getting stronger + sweating away the stress of the outside world read more

Advanced/Professional Contemporary with Molly Griffin + Emma Whiteley

Emma Whiteley / Founders / 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Ground the body. Follow your instincts. Play with possibilities. Bringing our experience in floorwork and physical dance theater, we will work to break down the mechanics of inversions, floor-based technique, and accessible acrobatics using efficiency and momentum. read more

Pre-register only

Intro to House: Sunday

Michael O’Neal Jr. / Founders / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-register only. Next session begins February 16, 2020.

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This class will help others learn some history of House dance as well as gain a larger vocabulary in House dance and have fun. read more

Beginning Ballet

Kaitlin McCarthy / Kawasaki / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Classes resume January 12, 2020.

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Working through imagery and sensation, the class will build a solid foundation in basic ballet steps, as well as working with musicality and developing skills for learning choreography. read more

CI Fundamentals

Christian Swenson / Steward / Jan 19 12:30pm - Jan 19 2:00pm

Body As Teacher

West Liberty / Kawasaki / 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lyssa Morris will be subbing for West on Sunday January 26.

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The focus of this class is creating a deeper relationship with your body and nervous system through a sensation based practice of movement and vocal improvisation, grounding exercises, embodied meditations, drawing and writing exercises. read more

Movement Jam

Rotating Faculty / Founders / 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

$5–$8 Sliding Scale

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The Contact Improvisation jam on Sundays is an open event welcoming everyone. read more

Beginning Classical Odissi Indian

Ratna Roy / Kawasaki / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Classes resume January 5.

“…a challenging, beautiful and fascinating way to move.”—Nicole Tsong, Seattle Times, “Classical Indian Dance works your body and your brain” read more

Class XChange

Rotating Faculty / Kawasaki / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Class on Dec. 9 + 16 will be taught by Alia Swersky.

Intermediate Modern

Maya Soto / Founders / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sarah Alaways will sub on Mon. Nov. 25.

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Class starts on the floor with breath, connecting to the core and building strength. read more

Low Intermediate Ballet

Kaitlin McCarthy / Kawasaki / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

When You Move I Move with Dani Tirrell

Dani Tirrell / Steward / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

2nd + 4th Mondays only.

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When You Move I Move is a guided practice that involves principles often used in street dance practice and theory. This movement class will use movement (dance) that is found in 90’s party grooves, House Dance, Breaking and other Hip-Hop (street/club) dance forms to focus on community building and how these movements at times centered on protest and self love. read more

Canceled

Emerald City Kiki

Keelan Johnson (Android Allure) / Founders / 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kiki sessions will resume in March 2020.

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Emerald City Kiki Sessions is a FREE bi-weekly gathering and safe space for the Black and Brown LGBTQ2S+ community. read more

All-Levels Hip-Hop

Jaret Hughes / Kawasaki / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Learn today’s hottest hip-hop moves with an occasional old skool flare including progressions across the floor. read more

Beginning Modern with Alice Gosti

Alice Gosti / Steward / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Beginning Modern begins with a solid warm-up of the entire body and core, progressing to balance, floor work, improvisational scores and choreography. read more

Professional Ballet

Gilbert Small / Kawasaki / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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A traditional ballet class, using imagery and sensation to provoke a deeper, more visceral experience. read more

Advanced / Professional Contemporary with the YC

Kate Wallich / Founders / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

February 11 through March 31. Rotating YC faculty.

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Introducing a brand new weekly Advanced/Professional Contemporary class taught by Studio Kate Wallich's company the YC. read more

Advanced / Professional Contemporary with Wade Madsen

Wade Madsen / Founders / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Begins January 21, 2020.

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In Wade’s Advanced Modern class students learn to develop keener awareness of their bodies, beginning on the floor with subtle movements of the pelvis and moving into core strength and full-body connections. read more

Intermediate Hip-Hop

Jaret Hughes / Kawasaki / 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

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This class takes all the elements from the all-levels hip-hop class and turns it up a few notches! read more

Pre-register only

Intro to Hip-Hop: Tuesdays

Jaret Hughes / Kawasaki / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Pre-register only. Next session starts February 18.

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Learn the basic fundamentals of Hip-Hop which includes warm-up, conditioning, movements across the floor and choreography mixed with old and new skool moves. read more

Hip-Hop Choreo

Lex Ramirez / Steward / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Begins January 14, 2020.

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This class mixes elements of Hip-Hop, street styles and commercial dance to create short combos to your favorite new and classic hits. read more

Dance Church

Kate Wallich / Founders / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Dance Church® is an all-abilities movement class that offers a fun and inclusive approach to dancing. Designed for people of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and identities, Dance Church is a communal space for people who want to move their bodies... read more

Body As Teacher

West Liberty / Kawasaki / 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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The focus of this class is creating a deeper relationship with your body and nervous system through a sensation based practice of movement and vocal improvisation, grounding exercises, embodied meditations, drawing and writing exercises. read more

Advanced / Professional Contemporary with Erica Badgeley

Erica Badgeley / Founders / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Begins January 31, 2020.

Yoga

Jess Klein / Kawasaki / 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Classes resume Jan. 11.

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Yoga Flow builds strength, stamina, and flexibility and combines Vinyasa (flowing movement sequences) with slow, sustained stretches, refinement of alignment in held poses, as well as breath awareness and mental focus. read more

Beginning Modern with Kaitlin McCarthy + Lucie Baker

Kaitlin McCarthy / Founders / 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Classes resume Jan. 11.

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Work your brain, body, and artistic spirit in this enlivening start to your weekend! read more

Pre-register only

Intro to Hip-Hop: Saturdays

Michael O’Neal Jr. / Kawasaki / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-register only. Next session begins Jan. 11.

Dance Church

Kate Wallich / Founders / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Dance Church® is an all-abilities movement class that offers a fun and inclusive approach to dancing. Designed for people of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and identities, Dance Church is a communal space for people who want to move their bodies... read more

All-Levels Hip-Hop

Jaret Hughes / Kawasaki / 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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Learn today’s hottest hip-hop moves with an occasional old skool flare including progressions across the floor. read more

Body As Teacher

West Liberty / Kawasaki / 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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The focus of this class is creating a deeper relationship with your body and nervous system through a sensation based practice of movement and vocal improvisation, grounding exercises, embodied meditations, drawing and writing exercises. read more

Pre-register only

Intro to Modern: Wednesdays

Maya Soto / Founders / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pre-register only. Next series begins January 8, 2020.

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Learn basic dance vocabulary used in Velocity’s ongoing ballet and modern classes with other students who have no previous dance experience. read more

Intermediate Ballet

Mark Haim / Kawasaki / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Begins January 15, 2020.

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Ground your modern and release with fluency in classical technique. read more

Low Intermediate Modern

Hope Goldman / Steward / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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A weekly ballet practice focused on building strength, centering, and intermediate skills in an upbeat, come-as-you-are, non-competitive environment. read more

Heels

Ron Gatsby / Kawasaki / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Learn the fundamentals of heels technique which includes warm-up, conditioning with a focus on developing core strength, walking technique, movements across the floor and choreography mixed with Jazz Funk and Hip-Hop. read more

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Intro to Hip-Hop: Wednesdays

Michael O’Neal Jr. / Founders / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Pre-register only. Next session begins Jan. 8.

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This class draws movement and inspiration from Street/Club styles Majinn has trained in or been influenced by (Breaking, Popping, Locking, House, Waacking, etc.) but will be primarily focused in Hip-Hop Social Dances and some beginner Breaking. read more

Advanced / Professional Contemporary with Undercurrent

Undercurrent / Founders / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Begins January 16, 2020.

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Through a continual flow structure, this class will investigate tools to strengthen your body and use its architecture to make rigorous movements in and out of the floor easeful and efficient. read more

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