This class explores the basic positions and structure of a ballet class. Students begin at the barre and move to center work that includes stretches and rhythmic exercises that dance across the floor. The perfect introduction to the beginning dancer. No previous experience necessary.
For the dancer who has studied ballet for 2 – 3 consecutive years. Beginning/Intermediate Ballet continues to build on the basic progression of a ballet class. Students work at the barre and move to more complex center exercises and movement sequences across the floor. This class will combine ballet vocabulary, rhythmic exercises, and stretches in a progressive class at a instructed pace for students to gain strength, increase flexibility, and greater body control.
For the dancer who has studied ballet for 3-6 consecutive years. Intermediate Ballet continues to build on the progression of a ballet class. Students work at the barre and move quickly to more complex center exercises and movement sequences across the floor. This class combines ballet vocabulary and rhythmic exercises at a instructed pace for students to gain strength, increase flexibility, and greater body control.
For the experienced dancer and/or professional that is familiar with the progression, etiquette, and structure of a ballet class. This class moves quickly through the barre, center work (adagio and pirouettes), and jumps (petit allegro and grande allegro).
For the adult dancer that is looking for a comprehensive pointe class to continue building strength in pointe work. Pointe class is designed to be taken after technique class. The primary focus is pointe technique and building endurance in the shoes. Variations from the classical ballet repertoire are introduced once strength, endurance, and body control are achieved.
This class teaches the FUN basics of tap dancing. Students will learn the fundamentals of weight shift: Shuffles, flaps, ball changes, toe taps, heel drops, stomps, and stamps – mixing rhythm and timing in combinations. The perfect introduction to the beginning tap dancer. No previous experience necessary.
This class continues building on the fundamentals of tap dancing. Students will be introduced to more challenging choreography and improvisation. There is a increased focus on the levels of sound and textures created. This class is given at a faster pace with increased rhythmic sequences. Good for the student with previous tap dance experience.
Body Movement Works (BMW) – BMW offers two distinct fitness classes
Stretch, Strengthen, & Tone (SST) – This class combines stretching and strength building exercises with the assistance of a low flying trapeze (aerial dance). SST is for people looking for a challenging strength building workout utilizing trapeze. Students will learn basic circus arts components in order to safely execute exercises that build overall body strength and tone with the trapeze.
Rebound Bounce (RB) – This class is designed to get your heart rate up quickly. It uses “rebounders” (trampolines) to offer a low impact aerobic class that will invigorate your brain and and tone up your buns. It’s fun bouncing while building endurance and strength. Come get your bounce on!
It is ideal to have your own individual bounce equipment for this class. Check out what we use in our RB class and purchase your own: BMWRebounder
This class is a exercise class that combines yoga, pilates, dance, and Tai chi. A wonderful movement methodology for any age or mobility level. No movement experience necessary. GYROKINESIS® classes encompass sitting, lying, and standing positions. A wonderful form of exercise that improves mobility, flexibility and functional support for daily living
Things to know:
- Arrive early: Please arrive 10 – 15 minutes prior to your class time so you may check in with the office and prepare for your class.
- Building: ARC is located in the Crown Hill Center which is a security coded access building. If you are attending Open Class for the first time, please phone our office upon your arrival. All Open class students must sign in at the office upon arrival.
- Inside our studios: To safeguard and protect our Studio floors, please observe the following rules
- Remove street shoes outside of our studios
- No street shoes, food or drinks (water OK), gum
- Tap shoes should only be worn and put on and taken off in the studio
- Dancers that wear pointe shoes, please do toe taping and sewing outside of all studios.
- Avoid using perfume, fragrances, powders, sprays, lotions, oils, and creams that may come in contact with our floors and other dancers that have sensitive fragrance allergies. Clothing that has been exposed to fabric softener or dryer sheets should not come in contact with our floors.
- Studio Closures/Inclement weather: ARC follows the Seattle Public School district during the weekdays for weather closures. If you are uncertain of a Open class operating on a weekend, please phone the school office.
- Electronic devices: Please silence cell phones and electronic devices prior to entering the studios. ARC has a policy of NO cell phone/electronic device use in our studios. We would like to optimize the “human connection” in our studios.
- Photos & Filming: Photography and/or filming of any kind is not allowed without first obtaining written permission from ARC.
- Student minimum: All Open classes must have a minimum of three students in order to operate.