INSTRUCTIONAL DANCE CLASSES

FALL 2018 Dance Class Schedule

September 17, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018

FREE DEMO WEEK SEPTEMBER 10th- SEPTEMBER 16!

Class Day Start Date End Date Start Time Location
Bollywood Monday Sep 17 Nov 26 5:00 pm RAC Studio I
Hip Hop Tuesday Sep 18 Nov 27 5:30 pm RAC Studio II
Ballet Stretch & Strength Tuesday Sep 18 Nov 27 5:00 (30 min class) RAC Studio I
Ballet I Tuesday Sep 18 Nov 27 5:30 pm  RAC Studio I
Ballet II Tuesday Sep 18 Nov 27 6:30 pm RAC Studio I
Heels I Tuesday Sep 18 Nov 27 6:30 pm  RAC Studio II
Heels II Tuesday Sep 18 Nov 27 7:30 pm RAC Studio II
Salsa Tuesday Sep 18 Nov 27 7:00 pm  Mac Top Line
Jazz Funk Thursday Sep 20 Nov 29 5:00 pm  RAC Studio II
Contemporary/Lyrical - Progressive Choreography Thursday Sep 20 Nov 29 5:00 pm  RAC Studio I
Contemporary/Lyrical - Combo Choreography Thursday Sep 20 Nov 29 6:00 pm  RAC Studio I
Dancehall Thursday Sep 20 Nov 29 7:00 pm  RAC Studio I
Breakdancing Thursday Sep 20 Nov 29 8:00 pm  RAC Studio I
Jazz Thursday Sep 20 Nov 29 7:00 pm  MAC Topline
Ballroom Friday Sep 21 Nov 30 4:30 pm  RAC Studio I
Bachata I Friday Sep 21 Nov 30 5:30 pm  RAC Studio I
Bachata II Friday Sep 21 Nov 30 6:30 pm  RAC Studio I

Please note these are not the Group Fitness Classes. For our Group Fitness Schedule please click here



30 MINUTE CLASS

Ryerson Full-Time Students and Members:  $42.50 + HST 

Non-Members*:  $80 + HST *Non-Members must purchase a $30.00 OneCard to allow for RAC & MAC access.

 

45 MINUTE CLASSES

Ryerson Full-Time Students and Members:  $64 + HST 

Non-Members*:  $120 + HST *Non-Members must purchase a $30.00 OneCard to allow for RAC & MAC access.

 

60 MINUTE CLASSES

Ryerson Full-Time Students and Members:  $85 + HST

Non-Members*:  $160 + HST *Non-Members must purchase a $30.00 OneCard to allow for RAC & MAC access.

 

90 MINUTE CLASSES 

Ryerson Full-Time Students and Members:  $127.50 + HST

Non-Members*:  $240 + HST *Non-Members must purchase a $30.00 OneCard to allow for RAC & MAC access.

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Ballet I

This class is an introduction to ballet or for those with basic ballet experience who would like to master the fundamentals. Improve your co-ordination and flexibility by learning the art of ballet. The class will help develop body alignment, posture, balance, and elegance by utilizing on-barre stretches and choreography, as well as development of the feet and turnout.  

Ballet II

This intermediate/advance level is created for any dancer with a good understanding of ballet technique and 2 or more years of experience. The class expands upon the fundamentals of Ballet technique using simple combinations that allow students to focus on perfecting their technique, musicality and movement. As the class progresses students are challenged with more complex combinations and choreography in this graceful art form. *Note: this is a 90 minute class.

Ballet Stretch & Strength

Tone your entire body with this ballet barre based conditioning class. With an emphasis on sculpting a long lean and strong body as seen on the professionals. This class will use ballet barre, free weights, gravity based strength training and will incorporate stretching. This program is recommended for anyone at any level wishing to increase their strength, flexibility and posture and is excellent add on for any students taking dance classes. In addition, this class can double as an excellent warm-up tool prior to any Ballet class, giving the muscle and joints the needed attention they require to move with strength and grace. *Note this is a half hour class 

Ballroom

Taught by Canadian Latin Bronze Medalist Jone Lam, this class will get you well on your way to dancing like the best! West Coast Swing - smoother in style and danced to almost every kind of groovy music including R&B, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Blues, Old School, and even Rock. It is a dance allowing for personal expression for both leader and follower, allowing you to style it up any way you like... funky, sexy, sassy, or fun. Known for its fun rhythm changes and playful syncopations this is a great dance to have in your social repertoire.  Fox Trot - a staple at weddings and one of the most popular ballroom dances out there, Foxtrot is a smooth dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor.  Tango - characterized as a powerful and passionate dance, the tango is a revered form of art that will have you turning heads. In all the dances, you will learn the basic steps & patterns, work on timing, leading and following, with a strong focus on socializing and having fun! This class will help participants become great social dancers!  All dances are set to today's current and most popular hits!  A dance partner is not required when registering for this class.

Bachata I

Taught by Canadian Latin Bronze Medalist Jone Lam & amazingly talented Ilinca Oprescu. Fast, easy, and fun to learn, Bachata is a popular dance style in the exciting world of Latin dancing being played in all Salsa nightclubs!  Originating from the Dominican Republic, bachata is fun and flirty with quick but simple Dominican footwork.  A dance partner is not required when registering for this class. 

Bachata II

This is an intermediate/advanced level Bachata class for any dancer with a good understanding of Bachata level I instruction. Taught by Canadian Latin Bronze Medalist Jone Lam &  amazingly talented Ilinca Oprescu. Fast, easy, and fun to learn, Bachata is a popular dance style in the exciting world of Latin dancing being played in all Salsa nightclubs!  Originating from the Dominican Republic, bachata is fun and flirty with quick but simple Dominican footwork.  A dance partner is not required when registering for this class. 

Bollywood

Bollywood dances are the hottest, most energetic, and most vibrant that originate from the Indian film industry. From the glamour to the colourful costumes of Bollywood movies (sequins, bling, shawls, skirts, harem pants, sarees, colour!) , the dance is contemporary, informal, vibrant, colourful, exhilarating and so much fun with its emphasis on the musicality, beat, catchiness and storytelling: celebratory, seductive, sad, a love song, various songs for different occasions. The cinematic dance is heavily influenced by the classical styles of India like Bharatnatyam and Kathak and also western styles like Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop. Thus, there is a lot of freedom to experiment and contribute to this evolving, easy-going dance form.

Breakdancing

Breakdancing is a fun, energetic and exciting class that will teach you stylized footwork and new sets of athletic street moves. This class focuses on safety and technique that will make it possible for anybody, regardless of experience, to accomplish and learn several breakdancing moves throughout the term.

Contemporary/Lyrical - Progressive Choreography

So You Think You Can Dance? This contemporary dance class is designed for those with intermediate/advanced experience in ballet, jazz, or contemporary/lyrical who want to challenge themselves with greater emphasis on more intricate floor work, progression, combinations and advanced choreography that interprets the music, words and the emotions of the music with fluidity and more precise technique! This class is set to popular music guaranteed to bring out your inner dancer! Lyrical dance is a style created by blending the technique of ballet and stylization of jazz in fusion with all styles of dance to express movement. Choreography is taught at a comfortable pace to music selected by participants. This class is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves with a greater emphasis on more intricate floor work, progressions, combinations and choreography. Come immerse yourself in the creation of a performance quality piece of choreography created over the entire semester.

Contemporary/Lyrical - Combo Choreography

So You Think You Can Dance? This contemporary dance class is designed for those with intermediate/advanced experience in ballet, jazz, or contemporary/lyrical who want to challenge themselves with greater emphasis on more intricate floor work, progression, combinations and advanced choreography that interprets the music, words and the emotions of the music with fluidity and more precise technique! This class is set to popular music guaranteed to bring out your inner dancer! A  class dedicated to learning, improving and perfecting technique in jumps, turns/spins, and tricks, along with the core work and the strength and conditioning that is crucial in developing these skills. Learn choreography that will challenge your strength and technique, The combos will focus on helping dancers understand dynamics, inpiduality in their movement, picking up new styles and choreography quickly as well as developing natural stage presence. Please note that new choreography will be taught every week.

Dancehall

We invite you to join us in one of our newest classes, Dancehall, that focusses around a genre of music orginating in Jamaica that grew greatly in popularity in the 1970s. This genre of dance focuses largely on the social aspect of dancing, and takes inspiration from raggae and roots music.

Jazz 

Receive instruction and exercise your creative side too! Jazz is a dance form that appeals to everyone because of its energetic and fun characteristics. Experience a mix of styles and techniques. *Some dance experience is recommended

Jazz Funk

This class is designed to bring out your inner pa and star performance quality. It is a beginners class that focuses on confidence building while being fierce and bold. Jazz Funk takes elements of hip hop, street jazz and sensual pa-like energy. You get to be your own music industry star and forget everything else. This genre of dance gives you the chance to release sassiness and dance fiercely.

Heels I

Have you ever wondered how Beyoncé got so fierce? Do you love the Pussycat Dolls attitude? Then this is the class for you. Set to today's hip hop, R&B, and alternative music, Heels is all about having fun, building your confidence, embracing your femininity, and bringing out your inner sass! Heels are optional, however heels worn must have ankle support. No dance experience necessary! Female registrants only. "

Heels II

Grow your skills and passion for dance with this follow up class of Heels I. Intended for dancers with experience in this genre. Set to today's hip hop, R&B, and alternative music, Heels is all about having fun, building your confidence, embracing your femininity, and bringing out your inner sass! Heels are optional, however heels worn must have ankle support. Female registrants only.

Hip Hop

This high energy hip hop class, taught by award-winning choreographer, Amanda Danishevsky, infuses styles of stomp, house, vogue, jazz funk, street dancing, popping and locking. This class welcomes the idea that hip-hop is not studio based, but rather street based. It emphasizes hip-hops origins which value passion for dance, exercise and community. Welcoming beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers to challenging themselves in multiple styles and strands of hip-hop with corresponding, fun and energetic music. The dynamic choreography allows for students of all levels to learn, adapt and grow as dancers. Students will also find themselves growing as freestyle hip-hop dancers, as this class allows for room to find your style in a welcoming environment that will challenge students to grow and shine.

Salsa

Students will learn this fun, flirty, and energetic Latin nightclub social dance that they can take straight to the dance floor! Class covers the basic steps and combinations, along with Salsa's signature spins and turns leaving you with a workout that feels “fantastic”! All levels welcome!  A dance partner is not required when registering for this class.