The Moving Joint Dance Classes

BodyBPM™: is a classy, accessible, “all bodies and abilities” workout that blends DJ culture, dance, cardio and Pilates into one inspiring positive hour.  Alyson Mattoon, professional dancer, Pilates and GYROTONIC® trainer has created a class with the mission of bringing an artful, upbeat approach to the way we exercise and view our bodies.  Featuring eclectic mixes curated by professional DJs, the body is guided through fresh, yet familiar, follow-along dynamic sequences.  Sync your heart’s BPM to the music’s and awaken your body’s fullest potential.  Build strength, coordination and body appreciation.  It’s an all-in-one class for people who love grooving to heart-thumping beats!  Bring a towel, smiles and friends.  Wear soft tennis shoes if you need a little extra foot and ankle support.  You’ll leave feeling energized, happy and connected to the world around us. TENNIS SHOES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Alyson Mattoon – Monday 9:30am, Friday 10:30am

Beginner Modern Dance: This class will incorporate a range of movement styles from modern dance to dance fitness with minimal impact on the joints. We will start slowly on the floor to stretch and tone our muscles and eventually stand up to move our bodies through space with music. This class will be appropriate for an adult student of any age who wants to dance as a form of exercise within a body safe environment.

Sofia Klass – Thursday 6:30pm

Guided Improv: Times are stressful! Come loosen up & open up, physically and mentally, maybe even emotionally. • Stories lie hidden and held tight in our bodies, come UNEARTH them! • Weave between moving on your own and as a group; slow and fast • Move through a meditative flow of movement and explosive flow of movement. Explore weight shifts, level changes, gesture building, contact improv, room architecture exploration, emotional and character investigating, breath work, community conversation physical and vocal. Creating a performance with each other and for each other within one class.

Lizzy Mulkey  – Monday 5:30pm