Open Dance & Fitness Classes

COVID-19 Update: While the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” directive is in place, our ONLINE DANCE & FITNESS Classes will replace regularly scheduled in studio Open Program classes. When we are allowed to hold in – person classes in our studios, we will reassess the situation and respond accordingly.

OPEN DANCE PROGRAM

ONLINE OPEN CLASSES

11:00-12:15pm Wed, August 19 – Int/Adv Ballet & Pointe

6:00-7:00pm Thurs, August 20 – Intermediate Ballet

9:30-10:30am Sat, August 22 – Fitness GYROKINESIS®

10:45-11:30am Sat, August 22 – Fitness Rebound Bounce (RB)

10:15-11:15am Sun, August 23 – Intermediate Ballet

11:30-12:45pm Sun, August 23 – Int/Adv Ballet & Pointe

11:00-12:15pm Wed, August 26 – Int/Adv Ballet & Pointe

6:00-7:00pm Thurs, August 27 – Intermediate Ballet

9:30-10:30am Sat, August 29 – Fitness GYROKINESIS®

10:45-11:30am Sat, August 29 – Fitness Rebound Bounce (RB)

10:15-11:15am Sun, August 30 – Intermediate Ballet

11:30-12:45pm Sun, August 30 – Int/Adv Ballet & Pointe

Please check back regularly as more online classes will be announced.

Welcoming adults and intermediate level teens, the Online Open Program offers progressive beginning, intermediate, and advanced level dance classes in Ballet with various other Fitness exercise classes. The Online Open program classes are offered on a annual (September through June) on-going basis, and follows the School Calendar (September – June)

  • All classes are one hour in length unless stated, taught via Zoom.

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  • No Class Cards for online open classes.
  • Please see the schedule tab below for a listing of online classes and instructors.
  • Online class registration will close 1 hour in advance of scheduled class time.
  • Zoom access to classes will be emailed.
  • Classes, instructors, and online schedule are subject to change without notice.
  • No refunds/exchanges or transfers for online Open classes.

IN STUDIO

COVID-19 Update: While the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” directive is in place, our ONLINE DANCE & FITNESS classes will replace regularly scheduled In Studio Open Program classes. When we are allowed to hold in – person classes, we will reassess the situation and respond accordingly.

FITNESS PROGRAM

Welcoming adults and teens (14 years and older) on a drop-in basis, the Fitness Program offers various fitness conditioning classes that are supplemental to Dance classes or used as daily exercise. Fitness classes are offered on an on-going basis.

No dance experience is necessary to attend FITNESS classes.

Offering two ONLINE Fitness classes!

Rebound Bounce (RB) classes require a small low lying trampoline/rebounder.

If you would like to purchase a rebounder for this class and for future personal use, we recommend getting one- HERE

Get your heart rates up with this low impact workout. Using a rebounder and guided exercises, participants improve balance, coordination, and muscle tone. Come get your bounce on in this fun class.

 

 

 

GYROKINESIS®

This class uses a mat and a stool/chair

Gyrokinesis® is a health modality that addresses the entire body. Participants open energy pathways, stimulate the nervous system, and increase range of motion, through flowing movement sequences.

Help activate your body’s own sources of rejuvenation through calm circular motions.

 

IN STUDIO

Stretch, Strengthen & Tone (SST)  –  This class utilizes low flying aerial trapeze

Students in SST will be suspended off the ground, hanging upside down, and spinning on the trapeze. This class progresses slowly to build the upper body strength necessary to support your own body weight with the use of the low flying trapeze. This class is not recommended for students that are adverse to spinning or hanging upside down.

BALLET

Beginning

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.

Beginning/Intermediate

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.

Intermediate

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.

Intermediate/Advanced

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).

Pointe/Variations

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.

 

FITNESS

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

GYROKINESIS®

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 for In Studio classes:

  • 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
  • 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.

Things to know for Online classes:

  • No refunds/exchanges including for reasons due to technical difficulties.
  • Classes, instructors, and schedule are subject to change without notice.
  • Please set up your camera so we can see your entire body head to toes if you would like feedback from the teacher
  • Please mute all microphones upon entry to class
  • PIN the Teacher’s image, so it is the only image you see when attending your remote class
  • Arrive early: Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your class time to check Zoom access, sound, and camera is ready for your online class.
  • Dance area: Be sure to clear your dance area so you can completely stretch your limbs in all directions and mover freely through space.
  • Photos & Filming: Photography and/or filming of any kind is not allowed during and or/of any online classes.
DANCEMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
In Studio Beginning Ballet
In Studio Beg/Int Ballet
In Studio Intermediate Ballet
In Studio Int/Adv Ballet
In Studio Point/Variations
(Pre-requisite of In Studio Technique Class prior)
Online Beginning Ballet

Online Beg/Int Ballet
Online Intermediate Ballet
6:00-7:00pm
Begins Aug 20
10:15-11:15am
Begins Aug 23
Online Int/Adv Ballet & Pointe11-12:15pm
Begins Aug 19
11:30-12:45pm
Begins Aug 23
FITNESSMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday 
BMW- Stretch, Strengthen, & Tone (SST)
BMW - Rebound Bounce (RB)
10:45-11:30am
Begins Aug 22
GYROKINESIS®
9:30-10:30am
Begins Aug 22

(Class times and sessions are subject to change.)

INTERIM, MAINTENANCE, & HOLIDAY CLASSES

These classes are supplemental to the OPEN program that follows the school calendar (Sept-June), and will change regularly. Please check back frequently for current class information. All Interim classes are subject to change.

COVID-19 Update: While the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” directive is in place, our ONLINE DANCE & FITNESS Classes will replace regularly scheduled in studio Open Program classes. When we are allowed to hold in – person classes in our studios, we will reassess the situation and respond accordingly.

 

 

 

DANCE CLASSES

Online

– Single Class $11

In Studio

– Single Class/Drop-In $18

– 5 Class Card $70

– 10 Class Card $130

FITNESS CLASSES

Online

Rebound Bounce (RB) low lying trampoline/rebounder

Order your own trampoline/rebounder we use in Rebound Bounce class – HERE

– Single Class $15

GYROKINESIS®

– Single Class $15

In Studio

– Single Class/Drop-In $30

– 5 Class Card $140

There is no registration fee for this program.

All participants must fill out an annual registration form. No refunds/exchanges or transfers once payment is processed

Online Classes

  • Arrive early: Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your class time to check Zoom access, sound, and camera is ready for your online class.
  • Dance area: Be sure to clear your dance area so you can completely stretch your limbs in all directions and move freely through space.
  • Photos & Filming: Photography and/or filming of any kind is not allowed during and or/of any online classes.
  • Refunds/Exchanges: There are NONE including but not limited to technical difficulties.
  • Classes, instructors, and schedule are subject to change without notice.
  • Please set up your camera so we can see your entire body head to toes if you would like feedback from the teacher
  • Please mute all microphones upon entry to class
  • PIN the Teacher’s image, so it is the only image you see when attending your remote class

In Studio Classes

  • Student must present class card to be marked and sign in for each class in the office.
  • Classes subject to change.
  • Class cards are non-transferable.
  • Lost or stolen cards are non-refundable and will not be replaced.
  • Class cards are valid the entire year in which purchased and must be presented prior to each class.

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.

Friendly Reminders:

  • 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
  • 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 may effect 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 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.
  • Open class cards are valid the entire year in which purchased

NOTE: In Studio – Please avoid using powders, lotions, oils, and creams that may have contact with our equipment and floors. Clothing that has been exposed to fabric softener or dryer sheets should not come in contact with our floors.

Please refrain from using perfume or strongly scented lotions as some individuals have allergies to these products and the oils can stain the equipment and flooring.

FITNESS CLASSES

Choose attire that allows you to breathe, bend, stretch and that you feel comfortable moving in. Please do not wear attire that has zippers or exposed snaps. Any sharp accessories on clothing may puncture, destroy equipment, flooring, or yourself- and is not safe. Fitted clothing is helpful as to not catch on equipment or get tangled. The instructor can also better assess your form.

In Studio

You don’t have to wear shoes or socks for Fitness classes. However if you choose to wear shoes, they should be clean, rubber soles, and never been worn outside. Please note: The Stretch Strengthen and Tone (SST) fitness class utilizes low flying aerial trapeze. Students will be hanging upside down, spinning, and suspended off the ground.

Footwear recommendations: socks, grip socks, sneakers ( rubber soles – never worn outside)

Please supply and bring your own yoga mat for GYROKINESIS®

DANCE CLASSES

Hair tied away from the face for all classes. 

BALLET

Women:

Ballet Shoes or Pointe Shoes

Comfortable fitting work out clothes

Optional leotard and or tights

Men:

Ballet Shoes

Dance Belt (In studio classes)

Comfortable fitting work out clothes

Optional leotard and or tights


DANCEWEAR STORES/ FITNESS EQUIPMENT & RECOMMENDED LEARNING TOOLS

On Pointe Dancewear works with ARC to stock our dress code and uniform requirements. Please contact them for your dancewear needs. They will also ship directly to your home.

Discount Dance Supply offers a 5-10% discount to ARC Dancers. To apply discount, enter TP56153 during online checkout.

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet – Gail Grant

Get your own REBOUNDER for Rebound Bounce classes or personal home use.

SUPPLIES FOR DANCING ONLINE:
At home dance floor:
At home portable ballet barre: Vitavibe.com

Open Program Instructors

Marie Chong

Erin Crall

Susan Fuller