Dance Theatre of Harlem

Adult Open Classes

DTH Adult Open Classes


The COVID-19 Virus has impacted all our lives.

In compliance with our Governor’s mandate to limit large gatherings, to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, Dance Theatre of Harlem has cancelled its New York City season and Vision Gala, two of its largest revenue generating events, and suspended operations of the DTH School and its arts education and community engagement programming.  Also, impending tour dates across the country are being cancelled as well.  The result is a crippling amount of 1.3 million in lost revenue for the institution and like most non-profit organizations, we do not have the contingency funds for use in times of civil emergencies, such as this pandemic.

Now more than ever, we need your support. Please consider contributing, to help us during this critical time. Every contribution is significant in helping us to sustain operations, and deeply appreciated by everyone at DTH.

Dance Theatre of Harlem’s legacy is one of resilience and has endured for half a century, and with your support, we will once again prevail during this precarious time.

Please donate to our Emergency Relief Fund now.

(please select Emergency Relief Fund in the drop-down menu on the donation page)

With gratitude,

Dance Theatre of Harlem staff, dancers, and faculty



All classes are $15. Classes must be paid for online only. All purchases for open classes must be made by 6pm the day of classes. After that time purchases will be closed. Classes end May 9, 2020

Body Sculpting & Cardio – Tuesdays | 7:30pm-8:45pm

Darryl Quinton

A class designed to increase the physical range of the student through stretching, flexibility, and strengthening exercises for the upper and lower body as well as the core. Emphasis is placed on rhythm dynamics, breath, moving in space, and cardio.

All levels welcome!

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 Intermediate/Advanced Beginner Ballet – Tuesdays | 7:30pm-8:45pm

Alexis Andrews

Prepare to have fun! A traditional ballet class framework filled with attainable Intermediate Level exercises that build in complexity and endurance throughout the class. We will review fundamentals, vocabulary and body alignment through a scientific sense, while building strength and mastery. Please dress comfortable and be ready to move.

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Absolute Beginner Ballet DTH Style – Wednesdays | 7:30pm-8:45pm

Rita Castro De Silva-Bearden

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

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Umfundalai African Dance – Thursdays |
7:30pm – 8:45pm

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 techniques, it is great cardio and history all in one class!

All levels welcome!

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All That Jazz – Saturdays | 6:30pm-7:45pm

Darryl Quinton

All That Jazz class incorporates a variety of dance styles from musical theatre, ballet, modern dance and hip hop to build combinations. The class focuses musical theatre, ballet, modern dance and hip hop to build combinations. The class focuses on confidence, presentation and style.

All levels welcome!

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