Open Drop-In Dance & Fitness Classes

OPEN DANCE PROGRAMSummer2017_1032

Welcoming adults and teens (14 years and older) on a drop-in basis, the Open Program offers progressive beginning, intermediate, and advanced level dance classes in Ballet and Tap along with various other Fitness exercise classes. The Open program classes are offered on a session and annual (September through June) on-going basis, and follows the School Calendar (September – June)

OPEN Classes are offered in the INTERIM SCHEDULE below, during holidays and outside of the School Calendar ( September – June).

NO Open Dance classes on these days:

Beginning June 10 Please see INTERIM schedule below.

OPEN FITNESS PROGRAM

Welcoming adults and teens ( 14 years and older) on a session and drop-in basis, the Open Fitness Program offers various fitness conditioning classes that can be supplemental to Dance classes or used as daily exercise. The Open Fitness classes are offered on a session and annual (September through June) on-going basis.

No dance experience necessary to attend FITNESS classes. *Please bring your own yoga mat to appropriate Fitness classes.

Body Movement Works (BMW) offers two distinct classes on a drop-in/card or pre-registration 9 class/ 4 week session basis. Pre-registration 9 classes must be completed within purchased 4 week session dates. These specialized fitness classes are 45 minutes in length.

All classes begin with a full body warm-up that builds to increased physical intensity and a cool down.

All BMW classes require specific equipment (RB- rebounders are limited quantities) will be provided as available. If you would like to bring YOUR OWN rebounder to class we recommend getting one- HERE

The OPEN FITNESS PROGRAM follows the School Calendar, September – June.

Please look at INTERIM SCHEDULE below for OPEN FITNESS class offerings outside of the School Calendar ( September – June) and on holidays.

NO Fitness classes on these dates:

Beginning June 10 please see INTERIM schedule below.

BMW – Stretch, Strengthen, and Tone

FITNESS CLASSES OFFERED

BMW 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.

 

BMW Rebound Bound (RB) – This class uses individual rebounders/trampolines

Pre-registration 9 classes/4 week sessions for SST & RB are:

  • Session 1:  September 17 – October 14
  • Session 2:  October 15 – November 11
  • Session 3:  November 26 – December 23
  • Session 4:  January 7 – February 3
  • Session 5:  February 4 – March 3
  • Session 6:  March 4 – March 31
  • Session 7:  April 15 – May 12
  • Session 8:  May 13 – June 9

Gyrokinesis®

ARC DANCE - GYROKINESIS

 

 

Coming soon…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

TAP

Beginning Tap

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.

Beginning/Intermediate Tap

This class continues on the fundamentals of tap dancing. Students will continue to work on tone and faster rhythms – mixing rhythm and timing in combinations. Great for the student that has had “some” tap experience in a formalized tap class.

Intermediate Tap

This class continues building on the fundamentals of tap dancing at a much faster pace. 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.

 

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:

  • 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.
DANCEMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Beginning Ballet7:15-8:30pm NEW! Begins Sept 10
Beginning/Intermediate Ballet7:15-8:30pm NEW!
Begins Sept 10
7:15-8:30 pm
10:15 - 11:45 am
Intermediate Ballet10:30-12pm
Last Class June 4
10:30-12:00pm
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet10:00 - 11:30 am12:00 - 1:30 pm
Point/Variations
(Pre-requisite of Technique Class prior)
11:30 - 12:30 pm1:30 - 2:30 pm
Beginning Tap 2:00-3:00pm


Beg/Int Tap2:30-3:30pm

Intermediate Tap1:00-2:00pm
FITNESSMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday 
BMW- Stretch, Strengthen, & Tone (SST) 9:40-10:25am
BMW - Rebound Bounce (RB)
8:50-9:35am
GYROKINESIS®

(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.

**FITNESS classes *please bring your own mat to Gyrokinesis class.

JULY

Sun, July 21 12:00-1:30pm Int/Adv Ballet

Tues, July 23 7:15-8:30pm Beg/Int Ballet

Sat July 27 1:00-2:00pm Intermediate TAP; 2:00-3:00pm Beginning Basic TAP

Sun, July 28 12:00-1:30pm Int/Adv Ballet; 1:30-2:30pm Pointe/Variations

Tues, July 30 7:15-8:30pm Beg/Int Ballet

AUGUST

Sat, Aug 3 1:00-2:00pm Intermediate TAP; 2:00-3:00pm Beginning Basic TAP

Sun, Aug 4 12:00-1:30pm Int/Adv Ballet; 1:30-2:30pm Pointe/Variations

Wed, Aug 14 10:00-11:30am Int/Adv Ballet; 11:30-12:30pm Pointe/Variations

Sun, Aug 18 10:15-11:45am Beg/Int Ballet; 12:00-1:30pm Int/Adv Ballet; 1:30-2:30pm Pointe/Variations

Tues, Aug 20 7:15-8:30pm Beg/Int Ballet

Wed, Aug 21 10:00-11:30am Int/Adv Ballet; 11:30-12:30pm Pointe/Variations

Thurs, Aug 22 7:15-8:30pm Beg/Int Ballet

Fri, Aug 23 10:30-12:00pm Intermediate Ballet

Sat, Aug 24 10:00-11:30am Int/Adv Ballet

Sun, Aug 25 10:15-11:45am Beg/ Int Ballet; 12:00-1:30pm Int/Adv Ballet; 1:30-2:30pm Pointe/Variations

Tues, Aug 27 7:15-8:30pm Beg/Int Ballet

Wed, Aug 28 10:00-11:30am Int/Adv Ballet; 11:30-12:30pm Pointe/Variations

Thurs, Aug 29 7:15-8:30pm Beg/Int Ballet

Fri, Aug 30 10:30-12:00pm Beg/Int Ballet

Sat, Aug 31 10:00-11:30am Int/Adv Ballet

SEPTEMBER

Sun, Sept 1 10:15-11:45am Beg/Int Ballet; 12:00-1:30pm Int/Adv Ballet; 1:30-2:30pm Pointe/Variations

Wed, Sept 4 10:00-11:30am Int/Adv Ballet; 11:30-12:30pm Pointe/Variations

Sun, Sept 8 10:15-11:45am Beg/Int Ballet; 12:00-1:30pm Int/Adv Ballet; 1:30-2:30pm Pointe/Variations

Beginning Sept 9 please see Schedule for 2019/20 Open Classes

 

 

 

 

 

Please see “Schedule tab” for Regularly Scheduled Open classes beginning September 9.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANCE CLASSES

– Single Class/Drop-In $18

– 5 Class Card $70

– 10 Class Card $130

FITNESS CLASSES

Body Movement Works (BMW)

– Single Class/Drop-In $30

– *Pre-Registration 9 Classes/ 4 week sessions $198

– 5 Class Card $140

Gyrokinesis®

Coming soon…

There is no registration fee for this program.

All participants must fill out an annual registration form and sign-in for each class.

*Pre-registration 9 classes/ 4 week per session; registration and payment must be completed online.

*Pre-registration 9 classes must be used within 4 week session dates. Pre-registration students will not be allowed into sessions in which they are not registered.

  • 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.

**Please note:

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
  • 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 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: 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 and destroy equipment and flooring 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.

You don’t have to wear shoes or socks for BMW 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

Comfortable fitting work out clothes

Optional leotard and or tights

TAP

Tap shoes should only be worn in the studio.

Women:

Lace up Tap Shoes to be worn with thin socks (no loose taps/screws completely tightened)

Comfortable fitting clothes that you can move in – No jeans

Screw driver for taps

Heels with instructors permission

Men:

Lace up Tap Shoes to be worn with thin socks (no loose taps/screws completely tightened)

Comfortable fitting clothes that you can move in – No jeans

Screw driver for taps


DANCEWEAR STORES/ FITNESS EQUIPMENT & RECOMMENDED LEARNING TOOLS

The Dance Collection 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.

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