Adult Classes at BDC
There are two different types of dance and fitness classes at BDC for Adults:
BDC Adult Classes (Taught by BDC Faculty)
We offer the following classes for adults taught by our talented roster of faculty members: Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Aerial/Circus & Pilates Mat. These classes are Open Classes meaning drop-in’s are welcome and Class Cards are available. Registering & purchasing classes online is highly recommended.
Adult Classes Taught by Renters (Look for the *)
We have a fantastic group of instructors who rent our space and offer classes such as Nia, Feldenkrais, Dance Fitness, Pilates, Strength & Fitness, and Yoga. Please contact individual instructors for further information about prices & scheduling (see below in class descriptions for contact info). If you are interested in renting the space to offer your own class, contact us at email@example.com.
ADULT CLASS Schedule (starts JAN 6th, 2019)
Pilates Mat & Balance*
Pilates Mat & Balance*
Beginner Pilates Mat*
Strength & Fitness*
Intro to Feldenkrais*
Introduction to Aerial
PRICEs for classes
BDC ADULT CLASSES: BALLET, modern, TAP, jazz & PILATES
Single Class $18
5 Class Card $85
10 Class Card $165
20 Class Card $300
*RENTERS: NIA, YOGA, Feldenkrais, Dance FITNESS, PILATES:
Contact Instructors for registration & payment information. See below in Class Descriptions for contact details.
Single Class $30 (Class size is capped at 4)
5 Class Card $125
Private lessons $75 (1 hour)
Semi-private lessons $75 + $10 per additional participant (1 hour)
Aerial Privates & Semi-Private Lessons by Appointment. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to the BDC Webstore
On the top right is a button to toggle from “List” to “Calendar”
When in “Calendar” go to the date you want and select the class you wish to take
It will give you the option to pay for a Single Class, purchase a Class Card, or use a credit from your Class Card
Contact email@example.com if you have any trouble. Thank you!
Class Descriptions: BDC ADULT CLASSES (TAUGHT BY BDC FACULTY)
BDC Adult Classes are Open Classes. Drop-in’s welcome and BDC Class Cards can be redeemed for any adult class.
This is a beginner level ballet class which is perfect for people who have always wanted to try ballet and for those who grew up training in ballet and are looking for a gentle way back into dancing. Exercises are designed to slowly build full-body strength, educate students about the basic concepts of ballet technique, and provide an enjoyable, meditative, physical experience for everyone to feel more grounded and strong in their bodies.
The class is based in Cunningham Technique, a traditional form of modern dance developed by famous choreographer Merce Cunningham, that Christiana discovered as a pathway to strengthen and develop greater articulation in her back after a lower back injury. This class is amazing for people of all backgrounds and abilities to grow their technical skills by finding ease and alignment in their bodies. We use very simple but challenging exercises to play with rhythm, dynamics and patterning. This class is based in the belief that everyone is a dancer.
Class begins with a warm up focusing on technique and alignment, followed by progressions across the floor including walks, kicks, turns, and leaps. We’ll explore musicality, rhythms, and patterns to fun and upbeat music. Jazz shoes recommended, but ballet shoes or socks will also work. Levels will be given in class, so whether you have years of training or have always wanted to try jazz, come join in! I’m committed to creating a noncompetitive, fun, inclusive atmosphere where everyone enjoys moving, stretching, and dancing together.
Tap is one of the great American dance forms and we are delighted to offer Tap for adults. Laura teaches tap steps in a joyful, relaxed, personalized class with exercises designed to grow each person's musicality, agility and balance. There are often pairs of free, gently used, donated tap shoes at BDC, so feel free to drop by and try a pair. Then get yourself to class!
Introduction to Aerial
Itching to embrace your inner primate by climbing, hanging, and spinning upside-down? Intro to Aerial is the place to learn the fundamentals of aerial acrobatics. Come learn how to climb, invert, and defy gravity on the aerial silk, all while building upper body strength and body awareness in a fun 1-hour weekly class. Expert instruction and industry-standard equipment keep you safe as you challenge your physical and mental limits in this demanding discipline. Intro to Aerial is appropriate for *all* beginner adult students--no one is too old or too out of shape to get started!
BDC is excited to have Danielle Zack, dancer and former director of the pilates program at Seattle Athletic Club, on faculty here at BDC teaching Pilates and Jazz. Pilates emphasizes your body’s core — the abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh, and butt. For this reason, Pilates develops so much of what we all need — strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and alignment — with a much lower chance of injury than with other forms of exercise. Bring a mat or borrow a BDC mat at no charge.
Class Descriptions: adult CLASSes TAUGHT BY renters (contact instructors directly for pricing & further information)
Nia bainbridge - Tanya agnew
Tanya Agnew, a 1st Degree Black Belt Nia Teacher, offers ongoing classes at BDC on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Nia draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Contact Tanya at firstname.lastname@example.org visit her website at www.nianow.com or connect on Facebook at Nia Bainbridge with Tanya Agnew. Single class $18, Ten Class Card $155. Drop-ins welcome!
Introduction to Feldenkrais - Carol Corbus
Contact Carol at email@example.com. Drop-ins welcome!
Dance FITNESS - meredith fiscus
A funky and sweaty 60 minute class, Meredith offers easy-to-follow choreography to great music. Meredith blends contemporary, jazz, lyrical, African and Latin movement in her choreography for an exhilarating dance experience. This dance workout is all about the fun and freedom of dance. All levels welcome. For more information, you can contact Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop-ins welcome!
Pilates Mat and Balance - deanna dewell
A 60 min session with 30 min in Standing: working on lower body strength, flexibility and balance; 30 min down on the Mat: learn the foundational BASI pilates moves and how to safely progress your strengthening of mind and body. Contact Deanna: (206) 445 2379, email@example.com, www.healinmotionpt.com. All classes $20/class, booking essential.
Beginner Pilates Mat - deanna dewell
A 60 min session of BASI foundational Pilates on the mat. Basics of Pilates will be taught by Deanna, a physical therapist for you as an individual. Learn Pilates Principles, the foundational skills for BASI Pilates, YOUR neutral lumbar spine and optimal posture, how to breathe for activation of your core and purposeful movement, control your body’s movements with your mind, and ….add a playful spirit to your workout! Contact Deanna: (206) 445 2379, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.healinmotionpt.com. All classes $20/class, booking essential.
Intermediate-Advanced Pilates Mat - deanna dewell
A 60 min session of Pilates on the mat: intermediate to more advanced moves are performed with BASI repertoire and Deanna’s unique physical therapy approach to in-depth core awareness and mind-body control. Foundational BASI Pilates skills are a prerequisite. Contact Deanna (206) 445 2379, email@example.com, www.healinmotionpt.com. All classes $20/class, booking essential.
Strength and Fitness - deanna dewell
A 60 min session of through body strengthening, lengthening and balance coordination challenges. This is not a BASI mat class, most of class is standing) but uses the skills and knowledge of Deanna's physical therapy and pilates training to provide a safe yet challenging whole body workout. Contact Deanna (206) 445 2379 firstname.lastname@example.org www.healinmotionpt.com. All classes $20/class, booking essential.
yoga - Bayla Rosenblatt
A gentle, beginning yoga class specifically designed for the Helpline House community. All are welcome and any proceeds benefit Helpline House. Contact Bayla at email@example.com. Drop-ins welcome!