Whether you are seeking to tone your body or transform your mind, the Joy of Movement offers a variety of classes each month for which beginners and drop-ins are welcome.
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Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Social Dance | Lindsey Gionfriddo Kling
Ballroom and Social dance is an international past time that connects people from all walks of life through culture, music, and dance. Lindsey’s Ballroom and Social dance program is a great way to learn traditional and modern social dances, meet new people, create a weekly date night out, prepare for weddings and vacations, and exercise the body and mind. This program offers instruction on the formal ballroom dances like the Waltz and Foxtrot, then spices things up with the Latin dances like the Salsa and Cha Cha. The fun continues with learning the rhythm dances like Shag and Swing. You can travel the world each week experiencing music and dance from all over the globe without ever having to leave the Joy of Movement Studio. Group and private instruction available. Group classes are held Monday evenings. please check the JOM class schedule. Cost: Please contact Lindsey for class fees.
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Belly Dance | Jaclyn Barzvi
Come learn the ancient art of belly dance every Tuesday and Thursday night. Belly dance allows you to learn how to move your body in ways you never thought possible. Build confidence and support with ourselves and one another while learning about Middle Eastern culture, music, and dance. We work on strength, isolations, and conditioning within belly dance technique and move through variations of moves and choreography that are all broken down at the beginner level. No experience is necessary. Suitable for ages 16 and up. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Cost: Drop in class rate is $15 or get a 10 class package for only $10/per class. Hip scarfs are provided at every class.
Inclusive Dance & Move | Maria Troiani Howard
Maria teaches dancers and movers of all abilities and disabilities—new dance movers, folks who use walkers and wheelchairs, dancers of all levels, caregivers—all are welcome! Class format includes socializing on arrival, warm-up and gentle stretching, moving, and dancing—a fusion of choreography, dancer-led improv, technique, and freedance—followed by cool down and calming meditation. It’s all your body's way! All are invited to choose to dance or listen to the music and watch the dance. Caregivers are asked to stay with minors and folks who may need assistance. Classes barefoot or soft-sole dance shoes. Classes are held one Tuesday per month at 1:30 p.m.; please check the JOM class schedule. Cost: Offered free to the community.
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Living Traditions - Body Prayer | Glenna Batson
This class is a slow, meditative form of body prayer, designed to connect body and mind with things universal and sacred. The approach is non-denominational. Both inspiration and music will draw from multiple spiritual traditions - Judeo-Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Celtic, Taoist, Native American, and reverence for nature. The movements are simple enough for anyone to participate. Everyday gestures become sacred when we open the body and channel the spirit. Moving together, we’ll create a reflective space where common pedestrian actions take on a deeper meaning -- however and wherever that meaning arises. Come join me in making every moment, momentous. Please check the JOM schedule for class times.
Fee: $10 per class or love offerings