Open Dance & Fitness Classes

OPEN DROP-IN DANCE PROGRAM

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

Health & Safety: Masks are encouraged for all classes. This health and safety policy may change at anytime.

OPEN DANCE & FITNESS CLASSES

Registration and payment for all Open classes is completed online. All Students upon arrival will sign in at the ARC office. ARC is located in a security coded building. If this is your first class at ARC please phone our office Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your class time.

POINTE CLASS: It is recommended for Students to register and attend the Int/Adv Ballet technique class (12-1:30pm) prior to Pointe class for the physical safety of the Student.

Please click the button below to see the schedule and list of Open Classes.

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

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No refunds/exchanges/transfers or credits once payment is processed. Please be sure to confirm your classes.

Please see the registration button above to see current class schedule.

THE DANCE LAB – FITNESS PROGRAM

Welcoming adult and teens (14 years and older) dancers on a drop-in basis, The Dance Lab 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 September through August.

No dance experience is necessary to attend The Dance Lab FITNESS classes.

REBOUND BOUNCE (RB) classes require a small low lying trampoline/rebounder.

If you would like to purchase a personal 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 upbeat 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.

 

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, hanging upside down or are afraid of heights.

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.

 

THE DANCE LAB – FITNESS

The Dance Lab – offers three 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 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: Rebounder

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. Learn more about it HERE

GYROTONIC®

This class is a individual/private or duo exercise class (work out with a friend) that utilizes the GYROTONIC® pulley tower equipment. Assisted by the equipment, the student is guided through a set of functional exercises that increase range of motion pathways that stimulate energy and vitality to the body.  A limitless movement methodology for any age or mobility level. No movement experience necessary. GYROTONIC® equipment classes encompass sitting, lying, and standing positions. A balanced form of exercise that will help improve the circulatory, respiratory, skeleton, digestive, and nervous system of the body. Learn more about it HERE

Things to know:

  • Health and Safety Protocols are in place
  • Arrive early: Please arrive 10 – 15 minutes prior to your class time so you may check in 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
  • Pointe Students 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 dance classes must have a minimum of three students in order to operate. This also applies to The Dance Lab fitness classes: Stretch, Strengthen, & Tone (SST), Rebound Bounce (RB), and GYROKINESIS®.
DANCETuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
In Studio Beginning Ballet BasicsNEW! 7:15-8:30pm
Begins in August - confirm schedule at registration
In Studio Beg/Int BalletNEW! 7:15-8:30pm
Begins in August - confirm schedule at registration
In Studio Intermediate Ballet10:30-12:00pm (confirm schedule at registration)10:00-11:30am (confirm schedule at registration)
10:00-11:30am (confirm schedule at registration)
In Studio Int/Adv Ballet 12:00-1:30pm
(confirm schedule at registration)
In Studio Point/Variations
(Student must attend Int/Adv In Studio Ballet Class prior)
1:30-2:15pm (confirm schedule at registration)
FITNESSMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
In Studio ONLY BMW- Stretch, Strengthen, & Tone (SST)
Aerial Dance
In Studio BMW - Rebound Bounce (RB)
Trampoline/Rebounders used
Online
BMW - Rebound Bounce (RB)
Trampline/Rebounders used
In Studio
GYROKINESIS®
Online
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.

 

 

 

DANCE CLASSES

All registration and payment is done online. Once processed no refunds/exchanges or transfers.

Monthly class frequency offers discounts on number of classes registered for each month.

Registration, Schedule, and payment is completed and available online.

Health and Safety: Masks are currently optional for all classes. This health and safety policy may change at anytime.

Single/Drop In – $20 per class

2-4 classes  – $19 per class by the month

5-9 classes – $17 per class by the month

10+ classes – $15 per class by the month

 

FITNESS CLASSES

Rebound Bounce (RB) low lying trampoline/rebounder

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

-Single/Drop-In Class $25

 

GYROKINESIS®

– Single/Drop-In Class $25

 

Stretch, Strengthen, Tone (SST)

– Single/Drop-In class $30

There is no registration fee for this program.

All participants complete registration online. No refunds/exchanges or transfers once payment is processed

  • Student must agree to ARC’s Health and Safety policy at time of registration.
  • Students must sign in for each class upon arrival.
  • Classes subject to change.

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 sign in 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 arrive 10-15 minutes early and phone our office upon your arrival. All Open class students must sign in 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 inclement weather closures. We will post on our website any class cancellations.
  • 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.

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 must wear feet coverings (shoes or socks) for all 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

Alice Cao

Marie Chong