adult classes at bdc

Welcome all adult dance lovers! Did you used to take dance? Always wanted to but never had the chance? Our classes are welcoming spaces for all ages and abilities. Class cards are good for all adult classes. Drop-ins are welcome so just come on by!


Adult Modern             Mondays         7:45-9:00pm       Christiana

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.



Pilates (pronounced puh-lah-teez and not pie-lates) is similar to yoga but emphasizes your body’s core — the abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh, butt, and so on. For this reason, Pilates develops much of what exercisers need — strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and good posture — with a much lower chance of injury than with other forms of exercise. Bring a yoga mat from home if you have one, or borrow a BDC mat at no charge.

Danielle Zack is the Pilates Director at the Seattle Athletic Club and has been teaching Pilates since 1999. Prior to becoming a Pilates Instructor, Danielle received her B.F.A. in Dance from Stephens College in Columbia, MO in 1998. She studied anatomy and kinesiology, along with ballet, modern dance, African, Flamenco, East Indian, Tap, and Jazz. After the whirlwind of this intensive three-year accelerated program, Danielle realized that her body had survived without any injuries, despite the demanding physical challenges. In fact, she was enjoying the strength and flexibility and long, lean muscles and attributed it to the daily Pilates classes. Inspired by her love of dance, Danielle brings energy and artistry to her hands-on style of teaching. She studied with brilliant teachers around the country, from Janice Dulak in Columbia, to Juanita Lopez in the windy city, and finally Lori Coleman-Brown from Seattle. She is eternally grateful for her primary Pilates education with the first generation teacher Romana Kryzanowska and her daughter, Sari Mejia Santos.


Dance with Me            Wednesdays    10:30-11:15am     Sandy

Dance with Me is our class for parents, family members and adult friends to dance with their children under the age of 4. This class uses imaginative and cognitively appropriate Creative Movement exercises to introduce very young dancers to the joy of movement. This class is also designed to give children the skills they need to transition smoothly into taking classes on their own as part of our youth programming. 


Adult Tap                     Fridays           2:30-3:30pm       Laura

Tap is one of the great American dance forms and we are delighted to offer a beginning level Tap Class for adults. Laura teaches basic 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!


Beginning Ballet        Fridays            7:00-8:15pm       Christiana

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.



Drop in Classes $18

5 Class Card $85

10 Class Card $165

Class Cards are good for any class and never expire. Cash or Check only please!


Nia bainbridge with tanya agnew

Tanya Agnew, a 1st Degree Black Belt Nia Teacher, offers ongoing Classes at BDC on weekday mornings. For more information contact her at visit her website at or connect on Facebook at Nia Bainbridge with Tanya Agnew.

Nia Classes       Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday    9:15-10:15am



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