Adult Open Classes

Adult Open Classes

Adult Open Classes

DTH Company Artist Daphne Lee teaching the Modern – Horton Technique Class

Join us for the Spring Session of our Adult Open Classes

Mondays – Thursdays at 6:30 pm EDT/3:30 pm PDT

March 8th, 2021 – May 6th, 2021:

Mondays: Ballet Barre & Basics on Zoom

Tuesdays: Modern – Horton Technique on YouTube

Wednesdays: Ballet For Everyone on Zoom

Thursdays: Umfundalai African Dance on Zoom

Whether you’re dancing for fun or working toward your fitness goals, we have a class for you.

Our Adult Open Classes are $8 each with the exception of our Modern – Horton Technique classes on Tuesdays which remain free. Classes must be paid for online only. All purchases for open classes must be made by 6 pm EDT/3 pm PDT the day of the class. After that time, purchases will be closed. Once your purchase is made, the Zoom details will be included in your confirmation email. Please be sure to check your spam and junk mail for the email. If you don’t receive the Zoom details, please contact our Arts Education & Outreach Manager, Sophia Morris directly at smorris@dancetheatreofharlem.org.

Adult Open Classes Instructors subject to change

See our class schedule below:

Mondays | 6:30 – 7:45pm
Ballet Barre & Basics
$8 on Zoom
DTH Company Artists
Stephanie Rae Williams and Sanford Placide

Tonight’s Ballet Barre & Basics class will be lead by Company Artist Sanford Placide and demonstrated by Company Artist Stephanie Rae Williams. This class is designed to tone, strengthen, increase flexibility and agility through a traditional classical ballet barre. Join us for an inspired workout for all levels!

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Tuesday, March 23rd | 6:30 – 7:15pm
Modern – Horton Technique
Free on YouTube
DTH Company Artists
Daphne Lee and Anthony Santos

Daphne’s Class date: May 4th

Anthony’s Class date: April 27th

Dive into the fundamentals of Lester Horton’s technique building strength, stamina throughout the whole body and brain stimulation. Students will engage in a series of anatomical exercises that deal with lengthening muscles and releasing the body while creating a grounded foundation for flexibility, coordination, and freedom of expression. Daphne and Anthony’s approach to the Horton-based class is built with preserving the technique with added modifications making it suitable for every level. Enjoy this dynamic class as we play with percussive musicality and challenge the body and mind.

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Wednesday | 6:30 – 7:45pm
Ballet for Everyone
$8 on Zoom
DTH Company Artist
Crystal Serrano

This Ballet for Everyone class is for all who want to learn the principles of ballet and develop the basis of technique. We will explore its fundamental concepts, and develop strength and flexibility through the pleasure of dancing.

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DTH School Instructor Erin Bryce Holmes

Thursdays | 6:30 – 7:45pm
Umfundalai African Dance
$8 on Zoom
DTH Instructor
Erin Bryce Holmes, M.S., LCAT, BC-DMT

Welcome to Umfundalai (ma-foon-da-la), a Kiswahili word meaning, “essential”. This contemporary Pan-African dance technique draws from movements and traditions of the African Diaspora. The technique espouses a holistic view of the body and the arts including theater, drumming, song, masquerade, and vocalization. The codified technique of Umfundalai stands on the shoulders of the Katherine Dunham and Pearl Primus technique. It is great cardio and history all in one class!

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Past Open Classes:

Alumni, DTH School Instructors and Company Artists

Modern - Horton Technique Class

This class by DTH Alumna Selina Shida Hack  is a basic 45 minute Horton class, moving through the fundamental exercises created by Lester Horton. It will include roll downs, plies, flat back series, laterals, coccyx balance, and fortifications.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Ballet Barre: "Get On Your Leg!" with DTH Alumnus Kevin Thomas

 

Enjoy a Ballet Barre with former DTH Principal Dancer Kevin Thomas. This class will focus on placement and alignment to maximize a dancer’s ballet technique.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

GYROKINESIS® with DTH Alumna Anjali Austin

Gyrokinesis methodology is a movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. Exercises are conducted seated, standing and as floor work. It is an original and unique method, which coordinates movement, breath and mental focus.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

GYROKINESIS® with DTH Alumna Dr. Adesola Akinleye

Dr. Adesola Akinleye will be teaching a GYROKINESIS® class with a focus on how this movement system can support ballet practice. By the end of a GYROKINESIS® session, one’s entire system is awakened and brought into greater balance. Focus on the breath stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, resulting in a sense of calm, well-being and mental clarity. Adesola’s classes emphasize the connectedness of dancing/moving body with environment through breath and imagery.

*Those taking part in the class should have a steady stall or chair they can sit on. Please wear loose comfortable workout clothing.

October 29, 2020

Classic Ballethnic Masterclass - Ballet Barre with DTH Alumnus Waverly Lucas

 

This masterclass with DTH Alumnus Waverly Lucas will provide students with functional information and practice of classical ballet.

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Pilates for Dancers with DTH Alumna Elena Dominguez-Bartley

This particular Classical Pilates Class is dedicated to dancers that want to understand how to find your center, strengthen your core, understand “The 2 way stretch” to create length, and move with ease and grace.

We will follow the original basic sequence created by Joe Pilates.

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Intermediate Advanced Ballet with DTH Almunus Donald Williams

Former DTH Principal Dancer Donald Williams will teach a classical ballet barre with center exercises for dancers with at least intermediate ballet knowledge.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Thursday, October 8,2020

Yoga Class with DTH Alumna Tai Jimenez

Former DTH Principal Ballerina, Tai Jimenez’s Yoga class will include breath-work followed by an all-levels creative vinyasa flow.

Friday, July 10, 2020

 

 

Meditation Class with DTH Alumna Ramona Lisa Ortiz-Smith, MBA

During this meditation class participants will be offered a basic understanding of what it means to meditate and how to incorporate a basic practice into their daily lives. Ramona Lisa will talk briefly about her path to meditation through dance as well as offer a brief description of the tradition she currently practices. Following the introduction, there will be at least 20 minutes of guided silent meditation practice followed by questions and responses.
All are welcome. No meditation experience required.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Intermediate Advanced-Ballet Barre with DTH Alumna Lorraine Graves

This Intermediate-Advanced Ballet Barre class will feature structured exercises that every aspiring dancer does from inception. We will focus on proper execution, form and how understanding ballet technique and terminology builds strength and stamina.

This class will have something for everyone and most ages, so don’t be nervous.Lorraine Graves will also share her personal story about being diagnosed with LUPUS after an almost 18-year career as a Dance Theatre of Harlem Principal Ballerina and Ballet Mistress.Come along for the journey and let’s have some fun.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Tips and Advice for Training En Pointe with DTH Alumna Karen Brown

 

Legendary Ballerina Karen Brown’s Tips and Advice for Training En Pointe class is for all dancers interested in learning how to develop strength and stamina for training en pointe. The class will explain how to sew, tie and care for your pointe shoes. Learn how to warm up and improve your ankle and foot strength. Basic barre combinations and simple pointe combinations in the center will be reviewed and demonstrated. All levels welcome!

Monday, May 18, 2020

Contemporary Ballet Explorations Warm-up and Barre with DTH Alumna Endalyn Taylor

This Contemporary Ballet Explorations Warm-up and Barre is for all levels of Ballet lovers who enjoy applying contemporary methodologies to the fundamentals of classical ballet.

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Pilates with DTH Alumna Courtney Cochran

Align, balance, and strengthen your body through a blend of Pilates mat, barre, and active stretching. This Pilates class is designed to access your deepest core and stabilizing muscles, redefining how you approach movement and power your body. Open to all levels of movers!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Classical Pilates Mat Class with DTH Alumna Gina Papalia

This Classical Pilates Mat class will focus on your core, alignment, strengthening and lengthening your body all at the same time. Learn how to correct yourself in the exercises and set yourself up for continuous growth and understanding of the exercises as Joseph Pilates intended you to do them. It is an open level class, set to give you the basics and challenge you as well.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

 

Contemporary Ballet Barre with DTH Alumna Charmaine Hunter

During this challenging and stressful time, it’s important to stay safe AND stay in shape. Ms. Hunter’s classes keep dancers inspired and uplifted. This contemporary, Vaganova-based ballet barre with Balanchine accents is for dancers of all levels. Enjoy!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Intermediate Ballet Barre with DTH Company Artist Lindsey Donnell

Company Artist Lindsey Donnell will teach an Intermediate Ballet Barre that will focus on developing strength and coordination.

Monday, July 13th 

Contemporary Ballet 

DTH Company Artist Stephanie Rae Williams’ Contemporary Ballet class is rooted in the basics of ballet and at the same time challenges the student to find her or his personal expression in the form. All levels are welcome!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Intermediate Ballet

Company Artist Yinet Fernandez will teach an Intermediate-level ballet class that will focus on developing strength and coordination.

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Intermediate Beginner Ballet Barre with DTH School Instructor Bethânia Gomes

Join us for an Intermediate Beginner Ballet Barre! This class is designed to develop coordination, musicality and stamina through barre and center work.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 Part 1

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 Part 2

Umfundalai African Dance

Welcome to Umfundalai (ma-foon-da-la), a Kiswahili word meaning, “essential”. This contemporary Pan-African dance technique draws from movements and traditions of the African Diaspora. The technique espouses a holistic view of the body and the arts including theater, drumming, song, masquerade and vocalization. The codified technique of Umfundalai stands on the shoulders of the Katherine Dunham and Pearl Primus techniques, it is great cardio and history all in one class!

Thursday April 23, 2020 with DTH School Instructor Erin Bryce Holmes

Saturday, June 6, 2020 with DTH School Instructor Erin Bryce Holmes

Saturday, June 13, 2020 with DTH School Instructor Erin Bryce Holmes

Saturday, June 20,2020 with DTH School Instructor Erin Bryce Holmes

Saturday, June 27,2020 with DTH School Instructor Erin Bryce Holmes

Bomba 

“Bomba” is an Afro- Puerto Rican style of traditional music that reflects the influence of three different cultures that shaped Puerto Rico’s History: Taino (natives indigenous), Spanish and African. The “Bomba” music and dance focused on the powerful expression of Puerto Rico’s African Heritage. In this Bomba class, we are going to learn the basic steps, “paseo” and “piquetes” of some of the most popular “bomba” rhythms. Open to all level of movers!

Thursday May 14th, 2020 with DTH School Instructor Luz Iturbe

Thursday May 21th, 2020 with DTH School Instructor Luz Iturbe

Thursday, July 23rd,2020 with DTH School Instructor Luz Iturbe

Modern- Horton Technique

Dive into the fundamentals of Lester Horton’s technique building strength and stamina throughout the whole body and brain stimulation. Students will engage in a series of anatomical exercises that deal with lengthening muscles and releasing the body while creating a grounded foundation for flexibility, coordination and freedom of expression. 

Friday April 17, 2020 with DTH School Instructor Devika Chandnani

Friday, April 24th, 2020 with DTH School Instructor Devika Chandnani

Friday May 1, 2020 with DTH Company Artist Daphne Lee

Friday, May 8th, 2020 with DTH Company Artist Daphne Lee

Friday, May 15th, 2020 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Friday, May 29th, 2020 with DTH School Instructor Devika Chandnani

Friday, June 5th, 2020 with DTH School Instructor Devika Chandnani

Friday, June 12th, 2020 with DTH School Instructor Devika Chandnani

Friday, June 19th, 2020 with DTH School Instructor Devika Chandnani

Friday, June 26th, 2020 with DTH School Instructor Devika Chandnani

Friday, July 17th,2020 with DTH Company Artist Daphne Lee

Friday, July 24th,2020 with DTH Company Artist Daphne Lee

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos Part 1

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos Part 2

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos Part 1

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos Part 2

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 with DTH Company Artist Daphne Lee

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 with DTH Company Artist Daphne Lee

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 with DTH Company Artist Daphne Lee

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 with DTH Company Artist Anthony Santos