Youth Dance

Exploration of the many faces of movement: Creative movement classes and workshops.


Contemporary Dance Classes

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Intermediate/Advanced
Date: Tuesdays
Time: 3:45-5:15
Instructor: Kelly Armbrust, Kate Gamble and guests
Ages: 11-18
Price: $18 drop in, $160 for 10 classes. Register here>

Using imagery and grounding techniques from somatic traditions, we will play with gravity, weight, release, and recovery to enliven our movement. Some experience necessary.

For questions, email Kelly at Kelly.opendoorwrj@gmail.com 


Fundamentals I
Date: Wednesdays, March 20- May 22
Time:4-5pm
Ages:  8-11 years
Instructor:   Kelly Armbrust & Grace Derkson
Price: $16 for drop-in, $84 for the series, Register here>

This introductory class will explore fundamentals of modern dance through floor work, standing center work, traveling phrases and creative exploration of concepts.  We will work toward healthy, skeletal alignment, greater strength and flexibility, and attend to both our inner and outer experience of moving through space. Concepts will include grounding/centering, release/recovery, various forms of partner work and more.  No experience necessary.

For questions, email Kelly at Kelly.opendoorwrj@gmail.com 


Fundamentals II
Date: Saturdays
Time: 10:30am-12pm
Instructor: Kelly Armbrust
Ages: 11-15, No experience necessary.
Price: $18 drop-in, $160 for 10-class card . Register here>

This class will explore fundamentals of modern dance through floor work, standing center work, traveling phrases and creative exploration of concepts.  We will work toward healthy, skeletal alignment, greater strength and flexibility, and attend to both our inner and outer experience of moving through space. Concepts will include grounding/centering, release/recovery, various forms of partner work and more.

For questions, email Kelly at Kelly.opendoorwrj@gmail.com 


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Creative Movement for Kids
Date: Saturday, June 22
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Ages:  5 – 10 years
Instructor: Angela Krapovicky
Price: $18 per class, register here>

Kids ages 5 – 10 will discover the joy of movement and improvisational dance in an inclusive environment. They will use imagination, increase body/spatial awareness, channel expressive energy, learn about respecting self and others and have fun! Basic movement concepts will be explored through structured improvisational activities. No experience needed.

For more information, email Angela at angela.krapovicky@gmail.com