SCD offers a wide range of contemporary dance classes from beginner (no experience) to advanced. Classes are taught by SCD dancers and introduce the basic fundamentals of contemporary dance technique including floor work, inversions, improvisation, and phrase work. Each class begins with a full body warm-up and then transitions into spacious, athletic, and sometimes inverted phrases, encouraging awareness to sensation, movement efficiency, and individual performance. A rich sense of community and support is fostered as dancers are guided to fall, roll, and fly across the floor together.
This class contains a fusion of modern, jazz, and ballet. This unique style explores a wide range of organic, angular movements and syncopated rhythms with a base in classical technique. This type of dancing is fun and energetic and includes leaps, turns, and floor work. It’s a fun way to move and express oneself!
Urban style dance focuses on krumping, electro dance, bboy+girl orgin, locking, popping, house, vogue, wacking, fuzed an original flare of contemporary hip hop and latin dance.
Tap is a form of dance where rhythmic sounds are created by the feet, typically performed in tap shoes, with or without, musical accompaniment. In this class, we will work on mastering a vocabulary of basic tap steps; everything will be broken down. As the classes progress, we will start to combine the basic tap steps into short combinations, eventually increasing the speed in which skills are performed. This class is built on progressions; each class will review learned skills and also continuously build new tap skills. This class is open to any level tapper, although, regular attendance is suggested for beginner tappers.(Although, it is ideal to have a pair of tap shoes for this class, you can still learn this style while dancing with bare feet, or, in socks, sneakers, or jazz shoes.)
Afro-Modern dance is a contemporary class where students explore full body expressions rooted in West African, Caribbean, and American dance traditions. The class/movement is designed to enhance rhythm, coordination, balance, weight shift, and increase stamina. The overall desire is for participants to feel comfortable in their moving bodies, groove together as a community, and have fun!
Improvisation - Dancing in the Moment:
This engaging and fun class helps adults express their joy of movement through the art of improvisational dance. There are no steps to learn, just a desire to move freely, thoughtful and expressive ways in response to the music, poetry and the visual stimuli which surround you. All in a totally joyous and supportive group setting that is great for mind, body and spirit.
Pilates and Stretch:
This class will introduce several modalities from Pilates through conditioning exercises that can be modified to each person’s ability. The three essential tools taught in this class are personal body awareness, stretching, and strengthening in a nonimpact, balanced structure. The class ends with a reflection time, which will be lead as participants “scan their body” using their breath and focus while digesting information and discoveries found in class.
Yoga for Recovery:
Aimed for active recovery, this class is geared towards athletes of all levels to increase flexibility, circulation, and stability. From start to finish, the class is conducted under the mission of breath and the reminder that this essential airflow through the body is the impetus of all movement and life. No equipment or Yoga experience necessary.