DANCE

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Fall 2017 Dance Class Schedule

September 18, 2017 - December 1, 2017

ClassDayStart DateEnd DateStart Time
(1 hour class)
Location
Floor Tricks Monday September 18 November 27 5:00pm RAC Studio I
Ballet Classic Stretch and Strength Tuesday September 19 November 28 5:00-5:30pm(30 min class) RAC Studio I
Ballet - I Tuesday September 19 November 28 5:30pm RAC Studio I
Ballet - II Tuesday September 19 November 28 6:30-8:00pm(90 min class) RAC Studio I
Heels Tuesday September 19 November 28 6:30pm RAC Studio II
Salsa Tuesday September 19 November 28 7:00pm MAC Topline Studio
Jazz Tuesday September 19 November 28 8:00pm RAC Studio I
Hip Hop - I TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Hip Hop - II TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Contemporary/Lyrical Thursday September 21 November 30 5:00pm RAC Studio I
Samba Friday September 22 December 1 4:30pm RAC Studio I
Ballroom(waltz, swing, cha cha cha) Friday September 22 December 1 5:30pm RAC Studio I
Bachata Friday September 22 December 1 6:30pm RAC Studio I

Fee: 
30 Minute Class - Ryerson Full-Time Students and Recreation Members: $42.50 + HST; Non-Members: $80 + HST; Non-Members must purchase a $30 OneCard to allow for RAC & MAC access

60 Minute Class - Ryerson Full-Time Students and Recreation Members: $85 + HST; Non-Members: $160 + HST; Non-Members must purchase a $30 OneCard to allow for RAC & MAC access

90 Minute Class - Ryerson Full-Time Students and Recreation Members: $127.50 + HST; Non-Members: $240 + HST; Non-Members must purchase a $30 OneCard to allow for RAC & MAC access

Register for all Instructional Programs at the RAC or the MAC or online here.

Instructional Class Promotion: Purchase your FIRST class at regular price and receive your SECOND class at 50% off. Promotional offer expires September 28, 2017.

Ballet Stretch and Strength

Description: 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.   

Ballet I

Description: 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

Description: 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.

Bachata

Description: Taught by Canadian Latin Bronze Medalist Jone Lam & Canadian Latin Dancesport Finalist Kristina Kulikova. 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.

Ballroom - Waltz, Swing & Cha Cha

Description: Taught by Canadian Latin Bronze Medalist Jone Lam & Canadian Latin Dancesport Finalist Kristina Kulikova, this class will get you well on your way to dancing the flirty Cha Cha, the exciting American Swing and last but not least, the elegant English Waltz!  If you have always wanted to learn ballroom dancing, but didn't know where to start, this class is for you.  We will go through the foundation step patterns for each dance, ensuring we dance to full tempo and switch partners to learn the various leaf/follow roles of each dance. Cha Cha - is a cheeky dance, with quick and precise rhythms with a sexy Latin flavour. Waltz - is a timeless, elegant and sophisticated dance taking you back to the ballrooms filled with English aristocracy. Swing - takes roots from American Rock & Roll, Blues and Lindy hop, with its quick footwork, fabulous jumps, kicks and dips and is sure to have you worked up and ready to dance long after the class is over. No partner required, no experience required, but experienced dancers also welcome! 

Contemporary/Lyrical

Description: 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!

Floor Tricks

Description: This class will bring you to a deeper level of understanding body alignment, weight shifting, placement, and release technique. Each exercise is precisely instructed and broken down allowing the student to visually understand the material before physically executing it. Develop core strength, new movement vocabulary and proper safety to execute tricks to, from, and on the floor. This class is a compliment to any dance background or concentration. Long sleeves and pants are HIGHLY recommended.

Heels

Description: Learning the art of the tease with an R&B and Hip Hop influence. Think… Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and a little bit Fifth Harmony thrown in. This dance class is designed to thoroughly break down movements and combos in a fun way set to sexy music that will make you want to strut! Great for getting in shape, having fun and building confidence in a safe space! High heels are recommended, but not required. Female registrants only. (Formerly known as Burlesque.)

Hip Hop - I

Description: This is a high energy class highlighting Hip Hop and Funk moves linked into a progressive routine taught to a compilation of popular Hip Hop and R&B music. 

Hip Hop - II

Description: The sequel class to Hip Hop I; this class allows you to further explore Hip Hop and Funk moves through new, more complex routines.

Jazz

Description: 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.

Salsa

Description: 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. 

Samba

Description: The Ballroom Samba is an extremely energetic dance which has been adopted from the traditional Brazilian Carnival dance, featuring a variety of rhythms, instruments and tempos. This class with explore both solo as well as partner combinations, with a focus on high impact cardio, musicality and intricate step patterns!  If you are looking to have fun, get energized and learn a popular dance which can be danced to Reggaeton and Latin top 40 tracks, then this class is for you! No partner or experience required, we will be alternating partners in the class!