Youth Dance

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


Contemporary Dance Classes

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Intermediate/Advanced
Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 3:45-5:15pm
Instructor: Kelly Armbrust & guest teachers
Price: $18 drop in, $160 10-class card. 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 Kate at opendoorwrj@gmail.com for more details.


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Creative Movement for Kids
Dates: Saturdays, September 14 & October 12
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Instructor: Angela Krapovicky
Ages:  5 – 10 years
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


Fundamentals II
Date: Saturdays
Time: 11:00-12:30pm
Instructor: Kelly Armbrust
Ages: 11-15, No experience necessary.
Price: $18 drop in, $160 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 


Fundamentals I
Date: Wednesdays, September 25-November 13
Time: 3:45-4:45pm
Instructor:   Hailey Swett & Brigid Armbrust
Ages:  8-11 years
Price: $18 drop in, $128 full 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