FITBODY GROUP CLASSES FOR ADULTS, SENIORS AND KIDS


A WHOLE LOTTA fun and fitness... You’ll never forget!


DanceFit has a diverse selection of movement classes including dance technique, dance-fitness, and body-mind classes. Classes are taught by trained professionals and follow all exercise and fitness guidelines for safe and effective training.

 

All of our classes are custom designed and are unique in format and style incorporating principles of natural movement that can be applied functionally to all aspects of daily living. Classes are joint-friendly, safe, effective, balanced and energizing targeting the whole you. Perfect for all levels and ages.

 

Dance Classes


Our dance classes that helps students learn basic through advanced technique and skills whether they want to become better performers or create a dancer's body and self-expression. We offer beginning and advanced dance classes for fun and fitness. Click on any of the links above for a full description of our dance classes.


Ballet classes stress correct placement (body alignment), and correct ballet technique. Class level is determined by the instructor, and is based on an individual assessment. All students receive corrections during class to help them advance. Classes are ongoing. Once a year ballet students are given the opportunity to perform in a recital. No one is required to perform, Costumes will consist of leotards, tights, shoes, and a simple skirt.

  • Adult Ballet -Ballet technique for beginners through intermediate. This class covers the basic exercises at the barre, in the center, and combinations that form the foundation of a dancer's program.

  • Senior Ballet -Ballet technique for those who are seniors and/or limited mobility and flexibility. Traditional ballet technique fused with movements to increase hip and joint strength and flexibility. Works with balance and stability. The class moves a slow pace so that all can progress together.

  • Ballet for Teens -This class is for teens and/or adults who have never had a ballet class, or for those who want to review the basics. This series of classes introduces the basic exercises and body positions.

  • Ballet for Children 3-7 years old (45 minutes) -Ballet for this age group focuses less traditional barre work and more independent movement. Balance, hopping, skipping, jumping, galloping (basic locomotor movements), age appropriate stretches, basic positions of the feet and arms, the concept of parallel vs. turned out legs and feet, and ballet class etiquette are part of the curriculum. Students also learn ballet terminology.

  • Ballet for Children 8-12 years old (55 minutes) -Ballet for this age group reinforces the basic concepts and gradually moves the students into the traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercises. The process is gradual to ensure that students develop their muscles correctly and do not force turnout. Moving in time with the music becomes more important, as well as memorization of ballet terminology. Character dance steps are incorporated into classes. This level of training is also designed for children who want to advance their studies and, for girls, prepares them for pointe.


Hip Hop To the hip to the hop is an energized street funk class for fun music, dancing and moving to the latest hip hop and street beats! (Benefits: Fat-Burning, Cardiovascular Strength, Muscle Development, Coordination, Balance, Rhythm) Fuses together jazz funk, hip hop, street jazz, funk and break dance in a basic workout for all levels of fitness. You will have a jammin' good time with great music!

We will keep your heart pounding to the latest dance mixes. You'll learn energetic choreography and moves that follow a progressive and instructional format. The music will make you want to dance to the fun hip-hop moves and some funky dance routines. Prior dance experience is not required – all you need is a desire to MOVE!


Jazz is a mixed-level class that begins with a warm-up (alignment, strength, and stretch); progresses with jazz isolations and across the floor (turns, kicks and jumps); and culminates with a choreographed combination incorporating fundamental movements already practiced.  This class gives students the tools to pick up choreography in any style, get ready for auditions and improve their performance skills needed for stage and screen.

 

  • Jazz I-Beginners combines the excitement of moving in several styles while developing basic technical skills and proper alignment and body awareness.  Short combinations in diverse styles (lyric, blues, hip hop, and Broadway) focus on musicality and the ability to move through space.

  • Jazz II-Advanced beginners develops the body's proper alignment, flexibility and control.  Includes isolations for different parts of the body and coordination of the arms, head and legs.  Longer combinations that emphasize expressiveness in lyrical and dynamic Broadway styles in the center and across the floor.

  • Jazz III-Intermediate/advanced emphasizes proper placement, increased flexibility and control.  Isolation exercises and short combinations focusing on extensions and turns are done in the center.  Long sections of jazz choreography in contrasting styles are given in the center and across the floor.  Students are coached on performance skills (focus, dynamic contrast, musicality, etc.).


KidPower includes classes in Dance, Fitness, Creativity, Self Esteem, Self Discipline, Leadership, & Followship focusing on individual attention, skills development, special needs, behavior modification, skills modification, and personal growth.

 

  • Kids Ages 3 - 5 -For children aged 3 through 5. Exploratory movement full of fun, games, and dancing.

  • Kids Ages 6 - 12 -For children ages 6 through 12.  Beginning study of dance including ballet, jazz, modern, improvisation, hip-hop, tap, improvisation, African, and performance choreography.

    Specialty Programs.

  • RightWay - A special program designed to help kids address self-esteem and personal growth issues. Kids need to find a place for themselves in our world so that they are empowered to think critically and know their own minds. Call to register.

  • DropZone - A special program designed to drop the pounds... Because, obesity is our highest priority... join us as we join the nation in the fight to keep our kids healthy! for kids who are overweight and/or obese who need special attention. As a kid and as an adult, I have been winning the battle... so let me help you and your kids. Call to register.


Modern. Modern technique with an emphasis on Horton and Dunham dance techniques. Bare feet and/or studio shoes and comfortable clothes.


MovingEnergy - Move Your Body, Feel Your Energy, Let Your Spirit Soar

 

What is MovingEnergy?

It's a Free Style dance class... move from the inside out; free the body, inspire your soul, and express the freedom within your body. It will increase your energy and body dynamics.  This unique holistic movement class expands the boundaries of yoga with the dynamic qualities of dance. This type of movement integrates your three energy centers: body, mind, and spirit for increased vitality, mobility, and longevity.

 

MovingEnergy brings more fun into your life and into your workout by integrating many techniques such as yoga, improvisation, creative movement, breathing, music, and play into a dynamic experience of self-expression. The class is designed to discover, create, and build energy throughout the body using structured sequences of natural movement patterns to integrate, open and energize the seven energy centers of the body, known as chakras. Set to invigorating and pulsating rhythms, sounds of world beat, dance and sacred music, this class allows you to feel the flow; sometimes, smooth and tranquil and sometimes dynamic and strong.

 

Why MovingEnergy?

MovingEnergy is a form of movement in which participants move from the inside out and outside in to tap into their inner and outer vibrations inspired by the music and the energy within the body. The movements and music help to create the right environment for self-discovery and self-mastery to move using one’s self-expression and feelings of empowerment. The inspiration for movement comes from both conscious and unconscious awareness of what and how the body is moving; its about using whatever comes from within. There is no judgment, expectations, and/or right or wrong. The “rightness” of what is created lies with the mover thus, no previous dance experience is necessary. Each participant experiences MovingEnergy in their own way that feels good and honors their being.

 

What Can I Expect From MovingEnergy?

If you can remember what is it to be free, to release all concerns about being right or wrong or finding someone else’s comfort in your body then this is the class for you. You will be able be the “you” in you and to explore those dimensions of yourself that you may know least… it can be like rediscovering yourself. The class environment provides an open and safe space to move, release stress, relax, stretch, tone, breath, and condition the body all at the same time.  MovingEnergy includes a warm-up segment, a guided free-style rhythm movement segment set to inspiring music, and a guided relaxation segment to cool the body.

 

Classes begin with getting in touch with your body with lots of energizing breathing and progresses to full body movements of all parts of the body using easy, natural movements that are low impact dancing to all kinds of fun and energizing music. Participants experience a greater freedom of expression while still gaining the benefits of total body conditioning (strength, cardio, and flexibility) and leave the class feeling invigorated and energized allover. Additional benefits have included weight loss, gained strength, increased energy, more alertness, more awareness and acceptance of your body, and improved coordination and balance. Participants say that taking this class is like ‘creating my own therapy session”.

 

What Do I Need To Begin MovingEnergy?

To begin MovingEnergy class, you need no special equipment. It is best just to show up a few minutes before a class if it is your first time to register. Wear loose and comfortable clothes (preferably cotton) so that you can breathe and move freely. Layers are a good choice. You may wear dance shoes if you wish however, bare feet seems to work best for most participants.


Tap. Students learn a series of exercises at the barre to strengthen the arches and heels of the feet; progresses to a series of rhythmic sequences are done that use syncopation, double and triple timing, hand claps, finger snaps and long breaks; moves to simple choreography based on exercises learned at the barre; and concludes with complex technical skills while tapping, progressions, moving through space , and short combinations traveling forwards, backwards, and side to side across the floor.


Fitness Classes




DanceFit Fitness Classes are designed to "help you feel good and look great!". We have a diverse selection of classes taught by trained professionals and follow all exercise and fitness guidelines for safe and effective training. All of our classes are custom designed and are unique in format and style incorporating principles of natural movement that can be applied functionally to all aspects of daily living. Classes are joint-friendly, safe, effective, balanced and energizing targeting the whole you. Perfect for all levels and ages.

 

Join solo or with a partner or small group to maximize your efforts to get healthy and well. Create a new you! Join in today to make a commitment to lose inches, pounds, and feel better while achieving your fitness goals.


BeFit/BodyShop. For those who need to set smart behavior modification goals, monitor progress, and assure achievement of their goals. You will meet once weekly for group work (similar to Weight Watchers) without an additional charge and join into regular classes or use a program that has been developed especially for you.

Program includes diet and workout plans for cardiovascular health, lifestyle changes, and meal plans. If you want to burn lots of calories and get rid of flab and design a new outlook on living, this is the class for you. Workouts include loads of cardio and loads of fun. Impact and intensity of the workouts grow with you over time.



BootCamp. This boot camp workout leads you through high intensity strength and cardio exercises designed to challenge your strength and endurance while burning lots of calories.

This class incorporates drills designed to enhance agility, speed, power, strength, and quickness for both the upper and lower body. We combine intervals of cardio drills and muscle conditioning exercises to provide you with the ultimate circuit workout.

We move quickly from one exercise to the next with little or no rest with breaks when needed. The heart rate stay up and the heart, lungs, and body is totally conditioned. Many of these moves are advanced but modifications are taugh so that all fitness levels can take the class and stay safe and avoid injury.

Designed to give you the best resykts for improving endurance, cardiovascular fitness, and muscular strength. Based on our signature workout format to get the best full body workout in the time that even the busiest of us can spare!



Caliente! (AfroKarib). This unique dance-fitness based workout combines moves from African, Latin, and Caribbean dance. Caliente! We dance our way into shape with this unique African-Brazilian-Latin way of moving! Join in the shaking, dancing and burning calories to the sound of invigorating and energizing rhythms. You will work up a sweat in this class... a good one. Steps are simple and easy to master in this energizing workout that will totally condition and strengthen the entire body.

 

Just get on up and dance! If you don't already know how to dance, you will definitely be inspired in this class. You will burn calories because dancing helps you get in shape and stay in shape; and you will lose weight and tone your body. In addition to being a great physical workout, this type of dancing is a is also a great mental exercise; and it doesn't matter how old you are!

 

Join us in this fun and stress-reducing workout. It's a great stress relief after a hard day at work; will help you build self-confidence; meet new people. So no matter your age, shape, or size... if you can walk, you can dance.



CardioFlex. Designed to get you in shape, burn some fat and tone up. (Benefits: Maximized Fat-Burning, Weight Loss, Improved Cardiovascular Strength, Toned Muscles with Resistance Training, Improved Balance & Increased Flexibility with Stretching.)

Want to see results quick, fast and in a hurry? Well, join us in CardioFlex - a fun and invigorating aerobic total body conditioning workout. You will burn loads of calories; tone your muscles and increase your metabolic set point... all at the same time! This class is excellent for those who want to increase muscle tone and to lose unwanted fat. And, you get to workout at your own level as you progress. Its a low to moderate intensity and impact class. Includes a complete toning segment targeting the core and total body. Excellent for those who want to increase muscle tone and to lose unwanted fat. You will benefit from not only burning calories, but also from improved coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility.

By the way, this class includes 20 minutes of ACE (Amazing Cardio-Muscular Endurance) and 20 minutes of HAT'S Off (Hips, Abs & Arms, Thighs) and is combined to give you a total body workout. Will improve cardiovascular and muscle strength and endurance. All parts of the body worked for burning fat and calories, developing muscle tone, increasing energy, and stretching. Cardio segments are varied for intensity, variety and fun.

Wear workout clothes and studio/court shoes if you wish. You may also workout with bare feet. Bring a towel and water bottle and if you have hand weights (1 to 3 pound only) please bring them; if you don’t, you may use what we have at the studio.


DanceFit Workout. The Workout! (Benefits: Cardiovascular Endurance, Burn Fat and Calories, Strengthened Heart, Fun with Funky Jammin' Cardio, Improved Strength & Increased Flexibility)

 

Love to dance? Well come on and move your body in this unique and highly effective integrated, balanced, and energizing total body workout. DanceFit maximizes fat burning, strengthens your body, expands the mind, and will lift your spirit. It is a cardio dance-fitness based class that frees the body, enlivens the spirit, and strengthens the soul.

 

Combines the best moves from traditional dance (ballet, jazz, funk, tap, modern, African, Carribbean, improvisation), yoga, tai chi, and ethinic dancing that is easy to follow and fun to do. Just as you will sculpt your body, you breathe easier, increase stamina, and improve alertness. Gain fitness, strength and increased flexibility dancing to all types of music.  Great for all ages, conditions and levels, beginner to advanced can join in the fun. Workouts are joint-friendly, safe, and effective.

 

And, in addition to being a great physical workout, this type of dancing is a is also a great mental exercise; and it doesn't matter how old you are! Join us in this fun and stress-reducing workout. It's a great stress relief after a hard day at work; will help you build self-confidence; meet new people. So no matter your age, shape, or size... if you can walk, you can dance.

 

Senior DanceFit. Designed especially for Seniors this class is about improving mobility and cardiovascular strength while burning calories, improving coordination and balance and having fun! This dance class for senior allows you to move at your own pace with music that makes you feel good from your head to your toes. It will help to free the body, enlivens the spirit, and strengthens the soul by increasing circulation and protecting your joints and bones. Combines the best of Broadway jazz, big band music, and any other dance styles that the group chooses. All dance steps are easy to follow and fun to do. Workouts are joint-friendly, safe, and effective; designed just for seniors.  

Dance Conditioning forTeen/Adult

Dance Conditioning is a fitness class which works on balance, muscular strength and endurance (stamina), flexibility, grace and confidence. It’s good for our brain, too, because it develops and enhances memorization skills.  The class incorporates movements and techniques from ballet and jazz. And it’s fun!!! Call to register.

Flirty Girl Smooth Moves Cardio Dance Class. You will love this video girl dance style. Come and learn how to be flirty and dance to bring out your natural Pussycat Doll! This class is very tasteful in a fun dance workout that is simple to learn with signature moves of the video vixens. Features movements using You will improve your confidence and learn to "strike a pose" while gaining a beautiful and lean body using smooth moves.. fierce! No dance experience required!

Functional Fitness Workout

This class is designed to help with developing energy, strength, and flexibility to improve the ability to perform day-to-day functions with ease. Muscles used in movements required to clean, shop, and have fun recreationally are focused on like lifting, pushing, pulling, sitting. In addition to light cardio work, we will use the body's own resistance and light hand weights.

Kickbox. Add variety to your workout routine... add Cardio Kickboxing! Get the body conditioning benefits of cardiovascular workout, flexibility and strength in this class. Combines high-intensity drills for a dynamic cardiovascular workout including jabs, hooks, uppercuts and kicks for a leaner body and a healthier state of mind. No equipment required and gloves are not used. All are welcome including new students to high fitness levels..

MatCore & BarreMatCore. These classes focus on toning the total body to be lean, tight, and toned.. Consists of several workout components that the instructor will select based on the class participants: Each series of exercises will target all of your major muscle groups. An all around intensive total body workout that ends with a rejuvenating stretch. There is no cardio component to these classes but they are an excellent compliment to any of our other cardio classes.

 

For those who want to create more energy and rejuvenate your life. Practice effective ways to release tense muscles and use your body more efficiently.

 

Barre - Abs, Butt, Hips, & Legs Burn: Includes all of the moves and routines to give these areas an inspiring experience that will change the tone, shape, and condition. You will end up with a firm  and lifted butt, sculpted legs and flattened belly. After you finish this class is you will be on your way to the next level of fitness.

Barre - Upper Body Burn: Upper Body Burn is a total upper body workout will help you shape your shoulders, arms, chest, and back.

MatCore - Strong, Centered, and Stretched! For those who want to create more energy and rejuvenate your life. Practice effective ways to release tense muscles and use your body more efficiently.

    - Breathing techniques

    - Flatten your abs and shape your mid section

    - Improve your posture

    - Improve muscle tone and increase strength and flexibility

    - Reduce stress and increase stamina

    -Make a commitment to lose inches, pounds, and feel better while achieving your fitness goals.

    MovingEnergy is a Free Style dance class... move from the inside out; free the body, inspire your soul, and express the freedom within your body: Move Your Body, Feel Your Energy, Let Your Spirit Soar

     

    What is MovingEnergy? Increase your energy and body dynamics with a MovingEnergy class.  This unique holistic movement class expands the boundaries of yoga with the dynamic qualities of dance. This type of movement integrates your three energy centers: body, mind, and spirit for increased vitality, mobility, and longevity.

     

    MovingEnergy brings more fun into your life and into your workout by integrating many techniques such as yoga, improvisation, creative movement, breathing, music, and play into a dynamic experience of self-expression.

    The class is designed to discover, create, and build energy throughout the body using structured sequences of natural movement patterns to integrate, open and energize the seven energy centers of the body, known as chakras. Set to invigorating and pulsating rhythms, sounds of world beat, dance and sacred music, this class allows you to feel the flow; sometimes, smooth and tranquil and sometimes dynamic and strong.

     

    Why MovingEnergy? MovingEnergy is a form of movement in which participants move from the inside out and outside in to tap into their inner and outer vibrations inspired by the music and the energy within the body. The movements and music help to create the right environment for self-discovery and self-mastery to move using one’s self-expression and feelings of empowerment.

    The inspiration for movement comes from both conscious and unconscious awareness of what and how the body is moving; its about using whatever comes from within. There is no judgment, expectations, and/or right or wrong. The “rightness” of what is created lies with the mover thus, no previous dance experience is necessary. Each participant experiences MovingEnergy in their own way that feels good and honors their being.

     

    What Can I Expect From MovingEnergy? If you can remember what is it to be free, to release all concerns about being right or wrong or finding someone else’s comfort in your body then this is the class for you. You will be able be the “you” in you and to explore those dimensions of yourself that you may know least… it can be like rediscovering yourself.

    The class environment provides an open and safe space to move, release stress, relax, stretch, tone, breath, and condition the body all at the same time.  MovingEnergy includes a warm-up segment, a guided free-style rhythm movement segment set to inspiring music, and a guided relaxation segment to cool the body.

     

    Classes begin with getting in touch with your body with lots of energizing breathing and progresses to full body movements of all parts of the body using easy, natural movements that are low impact dancing to all kinds of fun and energizing music.

    Participants experience a greater freedom of expression will still gaining the benefits of total body conditioning (strength, cardio, and flexibility) and leave the class feeling invigorated and energized allover. Additional benefits have included weight loss, gained strength, increased energy, more alertness, more awareness and acceptance of your body, and improved coordination and balance. Participants say that taking this class is like ‘creating my own therapy session”.

     

    What Do I Need To Begin MovingEnergy? To begin MovingEnergy class, you need no special equipment. It is best just to show up a few minutes before a class if it is your first time to register. Wear loose and comfortable clothes (preferably cotton) so that you can breathe and move freely. Layers are a good choice. You may wear dance shoes if you wish however, bare feet seems to work best for most participants.

     

    About the Practitioner: Edna-Jakki Miller has taught, practiced, and lectured in fitness, dance, and holistic health for over 30 years.   She teaches dance, fitness, aerobics, yoga, bodybuilding, stretching, and breathing.   She has helped hundreds of people in the area of fitness, wellness, and personal growth both domestic and international levels. 

    YogaBeing is about being present... with the body, mind, and soul for an integrative experience that you can get in no other fitness program. Yoga' is a Sanskrit word meaning union or to join.  One yoga path is HATHA YOGA, which is union by bodily control or the physical practice of yoga.  In yoga, we practice asanas (bodily control) and pranayama (breath control).  The purpose is to link the intentional movement of the body to the intentional movement of the breath.  There are many different styles or forms of Hatha Yoga and all DanceFit yoga classes are a form of Hatha Yoga.

    Yoga improves lifestyle, reduces tension, and helps reverse effects physical inactivity.  In addition, yoga improves circulation to the spine and the rest of the body.  Hatha Yoga is one of the most complete systems of exercise ever created and there are many benefits to practicing yoga including becoming more relaxed, less stressed and more flexible.

    Yoga can be safely practiced by all types of people including individuals with limited mobility to the professional athlete.  Yoga understands that people are different and they need different approaches that are in harmony with their differences.  You don't have to be able to turn your body into a pretzel in order to enjoy the benefits of yoga.  Anyone, any age, condition, or profession will benefit from yoga practice.

    Yoga works on all of the various systems of the human body with physiological benefits targeted at wellness and health of your physical body, cells, brain center, spine, nervous system, internal organs and glands.  Yoga will keep your body supple, fit and strong. 

    Yoga also helps by increasing oxygen to the brain, improving memory, and increasing the ability to focus attention for long periods.  And the beauty is that yoga can be done anywhere including the bed, a chair, while lying down, sitting or standing.  Inactivity can be a factor in disease, pain and stiffness.

    YogaLight and ChairYoga is about meeting the needs of those with special needs and or limited mobility. These hatha yoga-based classes combines yoga asanas, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques for general wellness, balance, strength, endurance, and flexibility. YogaLight is a balanced class that is fun and can be done by anyone regardless of age and fitness level. Great for seniors, those new to yoga, and those with limited mobility.

    ChairYoga is combines the best that yoga has to offer while seated. Many energy medicine and therapeutic exercises are combined to really increase and restore energy for revitalization and vitality.

    YogaFlow and YogaDance is about connecting breath and intention to movement. YogaFlow brings basic yoga poses linked together in a flowing style with asanas that are also taught in the traditional way. Great for all levels because of the different variations and progressions used. Includes breathing technique and deep relaxation for developing strength, flexibility and improved posture.


    Specialty Classes




    DanceFit Specialty Classes. A diverse selection of movement classes including Modeling, Acting, and more. Perfect for all levels and ages.




    Acting Basics. This group of classes cover all of the basic skills to help you be the best you can be when presenting yourself whether on stage, screen, or video. Classes include Acting 101, Commercial, Improvisation, Stage Training, Auditioning, Monologues, and other one-on-one needs. You will work with an expert coach in a small group setting. Gain insight from one-to-one sessions with industry professionals. You will learn new skills, techniques, and tips and get feedback and critique to be your best when performing in any venue. Includes tools, techniques and tips. You must register in advance for this class.



    BeFit/BodyShop. For those who need to set smart behavior modification goals, monitor progress, and assure achievement of their goals. You will meet once weekly for group work (similar to Weight Watchers) without an additional charge and join into regular classes or use a program that has been developed especially for you.

    Program includes diet and workout plans for cardiovascular health, lifestyle changes, and meal plans. If you want to burn lots of calories and get rid of flab and design a new outlook on living, this is the class for you. Workouts include loads of cardio and loads of fun. Impact and intensity of the workouts grow with you over time.

    Create a new you! Join in today to make a commitment to lose inches, pounds, and feel better while achieving your fitness goals.




    RightWay. A special program designed to help kids address self-esteem and personal growth issues. Kids need to find a place for themselves in our world so that they are empowered to think critically and know their own minds...

    DropZone. - A special program designed to drop the pounds... Because, obesity is our highest priority... join us as we join the nation in the fight to keep our kids healthy! for kids who are overweight

    and/or obese who need special attention. As a kid and as an adult, I have been winning the battle... so let me help you and your kids. Click here to request more information.

     

    KidsCamp. DanceFit Camp is a fun, movitional, education filled program for children ages 6-12 who want to increase activity, learn new skills, and develop their self-esteem, self-image, and personal style. Camp includes nutrition, dance, fitness, acting, and rhythm.



    Modeling. This class gives you all of the basics and what you need whether you want runway, print, or video. Gain insight from one-to-one sessions with industry professionals. You will learn new skills, techniques, and tips and get feedback and critique to be your best.  You must register in advance for this class.


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