BALLET, JAZZ, MODERN & TAP
Celebrating Our 29th Year!
2022-2023 DANCE SEASON
Beginning the week of September 12, 2022
Please register in advance to secure your place in class.
WATCH ME MOVE (ages 18 months+ with parent or caregiver):
Day & Time TBD
MUSIC & MOVEMENT (ages 3+): Wednesdays, 2:45 - 3:30 pm
FIRST STEPS (ages 4+): Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:20 pm
BALLET/TAP I (ages 5+): Tuesdays, 3:45 - 4:45 pm (starting 10/11)
JAZZ/TAP I (ages 6+): Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
DANCE GAMES (ages 4-6): Thursdays, 3:45 - 4:45 pm
DANCE CREATIONS (ages 7+): Thursdays, 4:45 - 5:45 pm
BALLET I (ages 7+): Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
BALLET II (ages 8+): Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
FUNKY JAZZ (ages 9+): Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
BALLET IV (ages 10+): Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
BALLET TECHNIQUE (Ballet VII dancers, 13-18): Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
BALLET VII (age 13-18): Thursdays, 4:30 - 6 pm
CONTEMPORARY MODERN (teens & adults 14+): Mondays, 6pm
ADULT/TEEN ADVANCED TAP: Thursdays, 6 - 7 pm
ADULT/TEEN ADVANCED BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE TAP: Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: Ages in the class description are guidelines. Prior experience is the most important factor in determining class placement. Also, some changes in the schedule may be needed, during the dance term. Classes with low enrollment may be canceled or postponed-- advance registration is important! For more information contact Nan Brett at 207-583-6964.
PRIVATE LESSONS & coaching are available with our dance instructors by appointment.
For more details click here. To register, click here.
BALLROOM & LATIN
Learn to dance! Prepare for a special event (weddings, social events, competitions, shows) or just learn how to have fun & feel more confident on the dance floor!
Our group class is back at 7 pm on Tuesday evenings!
Private lessons and Wedding Preparation sessions are available by appointment Tuesday afternoons and evenings. Purchase a session online.
We offer lessons for beginners through advanced-level ballroom dancers.
Taught by Lisa Cummings (Imari), artistic director of Imari in the Sahara Desert Dancers. Belly Dancing is therapeutic and energizing and is a great way to socialize.
For more information contact Lisa Cummings at 207-749-6412 or visit her website.
INTEGRATIVE FITNESS TRAINING
Core Renewal: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10:20 AM
and Wednesdays 6-7:15 PM (September-June).
Private sessions (and small groups) by appointment
Personal attention is the heart of this practice featuring a holistic approach to functional strength, mobility, and balance training with a focus on improved proprioception (the body's sense of positioning & tension). Taught by Nan Brett, dancer, ACE Certified Fitness Instructor, ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer, Reiki Master, SCW Certified Pilates instructor, Biomechanics MethodTM Corrective Exercise Specialist, Institute for Integrative Health & FitnessTM Certified Corrective Exercise Instructor, and the director of The Ballroom. For more information contact Nan Brett at The Ballroom.
Back in Motion: Taught Periodically and Remotely: contact Nan for more information
This class includes gentle, targeted corrective exercise designed to improve function for injured or post-rehab clients cleared for exercise as well for cancer patients in treatment or recovery.For more information contact Nan Brett at The Ballroom.
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PIYO-FITNESS WITH EMILY
PIYO LIVE: Tuesdays, 6:00 pm
A PIYO workout includes core work, flexibility and strength moves. Set up like a cardio class, the music and flow keep your mind busy and your heart rate up!
Fitness with Emily classes at The Ballroom are taught by Zumba and PIYO instructor, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Emily Baker. Contact Emily for details.
Fitness with Emily: Mrsbaker_03@hotmail.com
SOMATIC LIBERATION DANCE
Mondays 9:30 am-11:30 am
Are you ready to clear, heal discharge what no longer serves you?
These waves are designed by Keita A Whitten Foster to invite curiosity, play, joy, and exploration. Each wave begins slow and builds with vitality and tempo, ending with a cooldown phase. Keita also creates dance waves specific to BIOOC bodies of culture. Waves are Influenced by the Ancestors, shamanic world rituals for healing, street dance liberation, journey dance, ecstatic dance, 5 rhythms, and Keita’s experiences as a performance artist and experimental dancer. Waves are listed on her iTunes profile for distance dancers. Please ENJOY and invite others to join this experience with you. For information and scheduling updates join the Facebook group: Somatic Liberation Dance- Western Southern Maine
Ashe, A'hoe, Amen.
Dancer, Fitness Educator & Licensed Massage Therapist, Nan Brett, will work with you in developing a Manual Therapy approach that best suits your needs and goals. Modalities include Craniosacral Therapy, Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Circulatory Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Sports Massage, Hydrotherapy, Reﬂexology, Myofascial Cupping, Trigger Point, Positional Release techniques & Craniosacral Therapy. Documented benefits of Therapeutic Massage includes pain relief, stress relief & improved function. Nan will work with you in developing a manual therapy (& movement therapy) approach that best suits your needs and goals. Contact Nan at The Ballroom.
For more details, click here.
Classes meet weekly Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:30-9:30 am
For everybody and every body! Zumba takes the "work" out of workout by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity dance and fitness moves. You'll go at your own pace in this fun interval-style dance-fitness class. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over you'll see why Zumba classes are called "Exercise in Disguise".
Classes are taught by Zumba instructors Rachel Bradley, Emily Baker & Allison Taber. Classes meet weekly, Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:30-9:30 am.
For details contact Emily: Fitness with Emily: Mrsbaker_03@hotmail.com
Contact Allison through her Facebook page “Growing Branches” or call her at 207-467-5141.
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ZUMBA KIDS WITH MS. ALLISON
Join Early Childhood Educator, dancer & Zumba instructor, Allison Taber for our fun Summer Zumba Kids session! Our weekly summer classes start:
Thursday, July 9. 8:45-9:30 am, ages 3-6;
9:30-10:30am, ages 7-12
Zumba Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography. We break down steps, add games, activities, and cultural exploration. Contact Allison for more information. Text: 207-467-5141
Thursdays 6-7 pm
A peaceful and restorative way to conclude your busy day! Classes are suitable for yogis of all levels of experience.
For information or to reserve your spot, contact Allison through her Facebook page “Growing Branches” or call her at 207-467-5141.