Performing Arts: Dance

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Off-Site

Individually, with a partner, or as a group, explore ballet, tap, jazz, ballroom, Latin dance fundamentals and more to help you get started on the dance floor.

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Ballet

Ballet Tone and Stretch for Beginners

Beginning techniques of classical ballet will be combined with toning and stretching on center floor and barre for overall body conditioning. No prior ballet experience required. Leotard, leggings or tights and ballet shoes required. Adiva Dance Center is located behind a kitchen and bath design store.
DANC:701 | 8 sessions | $138 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Ballet: Beginning

This fun class is designed for students who have never studied ballet before or haven’t taken a recent class. Learn to utilize your center/core for strong ballet technique. The fun and exciting movement of ballet is a great way to get into shape with music and movement that is as good for the soul as it is for the body! Ballet shoes and appropriate attire are required.
DANC:701 | 10 sessions | $63 AGE 60+ | $79 REG

Ballet: Intermediate

If you have studied classical ballet consistently, have a good understanding of basic barre and centre work, and are seeking to develop your technique, musicality and artistry, this is the class for you! Refine your technique at the barre with emphasis on Cecchetti, Royale and Vaganova methods of technique. Centre combinations will be given, including leaps and turns. Ballet shoes and appropriate attire is required.
DANC:701 | 10 sessions | $63 AGE 60+ | $79 REG

Ballroom

Ballroom Dance: Beginning

In eight short weeks, learn to dance with grace, ease and be comfortable to confidently dance at your next social event! Add a new dimension to your life by learning the classic favorites which can provide you with a lifetime of enjoyment. It’s a fun night out, and you’ll be amazed at what you can do with the variety of dance rhythms and steps that are covered. Partners helpful though not required. Rotation of partners is encouraged but not mandatory. Fee is per person. Dress shoes recommended, no tennis shoes.
DANC:720 | 8 sessions | $47 AGE 60+ | $69 REG 

Tap

Tap Dance: Beginning

Designed for beginners and those with limited tap experience, this class explores basic tap steps and combinations as well as an entire tap routine. Develop your sense of movement while practicing basic rhythm tap techniques in this fun way to exercise! Do not purchase tap shoes until after first class. Adiva Dance Studio is located behind a kitchen and bath design store.
DANC:707 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
DANC:707
| 10 sessions | $55.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Tap Dance: Beginning II

A continuation of beginning tap that will continue to build on the basics and students will learn to meld tap combos into a tap dance. Previous tap experience and tap shoes required.
DANC:708 | 10 sessions | $48 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Tap Dance: Beyond the Basics

Once you’ve thoroughly mastered the basics, take the next steps to advance your dancing technique. You’ll learn and practice new steps, combinations and a dance that will make you a more proficient tapper. Previous tap experience and tap shoes required.
DANC:708 | 10 sessions | $48 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Tap Dance: Intermediate

This class is designed for the tap dancer who is ready to take the basics to the next level. Oxford style tap shoes preferred, no rubber metatarsal pads on tap shoes. Skills included in this course are five-count riffs, pullbacks, steps combined in succession, and focus on the rhythm and accent of each skill.
DANC:708 | 10 sessions | $63 AGE 60+ | $79 REG

Latin

Let’s Salsa!

The most popular of the Latin dances, salsa is easy to learn and a creative way to work out. After learning the basics, we’ll move on to the exciting variations including sharp turns, rotations and spins. After taking a few classes, you’ll have the confidence to join the fun on the dance floor. Partners or singles are welcome. Please wear hard soled shoes, no tennis shoes or sandals.
DANC:725 | 10 sessions | $38 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

The Kizomba Explosion

Join us to learn the latest dance sweeping the nation! This Angolan dance combines the grace and style of tango with rhythm and blues groove. Students will learn foundational techniques in footwork and partner-work for both lead and follow. Also explore the dance’s history and origins. By the end of this class, you will be ready to show your moves on the floor and wow spectators! Couples are welcome though no partner is required. On street parking; stairs-only access to dance studio in residential area.
DANC:725 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

The Salsa Experience

Learn authentic Latin culture through the rhythmic sounds of salsa music and dance. In eight weeks you will learn the history of salsa, the origin of the dance, basic salsa steps and musicality skills. You will be moving and shaking in time for our last class night at some of the hottest Latin dance spots in town! Couples are welcome but no partner is required.
DANC:725 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

The Salsa Experience: Intermediate

This class is for those who have taken Salsa Experience: Beginning and understand basic salsa steps, technique, musicality skills and cultural awareness. Learn more intricate turn patterns, footwork and body movement, developing a better understanding of musicality, timing and speed. This will really get you moving and shaking to some of the best Latin tunes for our last class night out on the town! Couples are welcome but no partner is required.
DANC:725 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Swing

Swing Dance: Beginning

Learn to swing dance in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Practicing a variety of easily performed steps that are the basic ingredients of all higher level swing dancing. Experience basics of swing along with combinations and patterns of various swing movements. The techniques taught in this course will help you look great on the dance floor after just a few lessons! A fun way to meet new friends and dance to great music. Couples and singles welcome. Rotation of partners is encouraged but not mandatory. Fee is per person. Dress shoes recommended; no tennis shoes.
DANC:738 | 8 sessions | $49.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
DANC:738
| 8 sessions | $55 AGE 60+ | $85 REG

Swing Dance: Beginning I and II

This class will take you from beginning to amazing! Learn to swing dance in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Starting with the basics and various swing movements, then moving on to more complex combinations and techniques. If you already know the basics, come refine your technique and swing to the next level. By the end of this course, you’ll look great on the dance floor! A fun way to meet new friends and dance to great music. Partners only. Fee is per person. Dress shoes recommended, no tennis shoes.
DANC:738 | 6 sessions | $48.50 AGE 60+ | $75 REG

West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing is the most popular, evolving form of swing dancing throughout the world, danced by all generations. The music can be slower for blues or more upbeat for today’s popular tunes. Leads are smooth, flirty and fun. It’s very popular in the St. Louis area - lots of places to enjoy West Coast Swing on your next dance-night out; Our instructors will cover the basics and move on to as many patterns as possible. We’ll work on spinning, timing, lead/follow and more. Great fun for parties, weddings and other social events. Partners required. Fee is per person. Dress shoes recommended. No tennis shoes.
DANC:740 | 8 sessions | $57.50 AGE 60+ | $89 REG

Western

Modern Western-Style Square Dance: Introduction

Explore modern western-style square dancing (not that old-time dance in the barn!) where the fun starts right on the very first night! Meet new people, make new friends and learn introductory square dancing. Join us for fun, fitness and friendship! Partner not required. No previous dance experience or special dance attire is needed. Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes.
DANC:747 | 12 sessions | $65 AGE 60+ | $65 REG

Social and Line Dancing

Easy Social Dance

Whether you’re preparing for a special occasion or just want to dance for fun and fitness, this class is for you. You will learn to dance to any music, fast or slow. Simple basics of various rhythms will be taught and you’ll enjoy dancing at most any social occasion. Partners or singles are welcome. Wear hard soled shoes, no tennis shoes or sandals.
DANC:728 | 8 sessions | $47 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
DANC:738
| 10 sessions | $38 AGE 60+ | $59 REG 

Easy Social Dance I and II

In this fun class, learn how to look good and move with confidence on the dance floor. Start at the beginning or come back for a refresher, adding new moves to what you already know. You’ll be out in the center of it all when the music starts playing at your next social gathering. Learn how to dance on the beat of the music; the best form for body positioning, posture and balance; how to lead and follow; how to spin; plus lots of great tips and ideas geared especially to each individual and couple. Practice forms of swing, slow, Latin and even freestyle, if you like. Enjoy music, lots of fun and all you need to know for your next social event or night on the town. Partners required. Fee is per person. Dress shoes recommended, no tennis shoes.
DANC:728 | 8 sessions | $55 AGE 60+ | $89 REG
DANC:728
| 8 sessions | $53 AGE 60+ | $89 REG

Let’s Dance! Night Club Two-Step

Night club two-step is a great couple’s dance to learn to dance to slow music. It crosses music types from country dance and R&B, to easy listening and smooth jazz. Night club two-step can travel around the dance floor, stay as a stationary dance or a combination. It’s a popular style for many wedding couples because of its smooth, romantic and relaxed qualities. If you are looking for a great slow dance, night club two-step is the dance to learn, and our experienced instructors will have you feeling comfortable on the dance floor in three short lessons! Partners only. Fee is per person. Dress shoes recommended, no tennis shoes.
DANC:719 | 3 sessions | $40 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Line Dance for Adults

Even if you have two left feet, you can learn basic line dancing steps. No prior experience necessary and no partner required. Come by yourself or bring a group of friends. Be prepared for lots of fun, cardiovascular exercise, and the opportunity to make new friends. Learn new line dances and old classics at an easy-going pace. Non-rubber soled shoes recommended.
DANC:748 | 8 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Line Dance for Older Adults: Easy Intermediate

Step it up a notch! This class is for those who have mastered the beginning class and want to learn more dances. Come learn fun line dances you can do without a partner. This is a great class if you’re single or in a group of friends who want to dance. So put on your dancing shoes and learn the hottest new line dances as well as the all-time classics. Be prepared for lots of fun, cardiovascular exercise and meeting good friends. Prerequisite: Line Dance for Older Adults: Beginning. No partner required.
SENR:703 | 10 sessions | $38 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Slide Dance: Beginning

Slide dancing is a fun, energetic way to get your exercise. People of all ages can have a lot of fun moving to great music and making new friends. If you’ve never tried slide dancing, or you haven’t danced this style in a while and would like a refresher. Our instructor will start at the beginning and take you to fantastic! No experience required.
DANC:749 | 6 sessions | $34 AGE 60+ | $49 REG 

Slide Dance: Plus

This is a strictly-for-fun course that is designed to teach you the electric slide and many of its popular variations. Be on top of the latest steps and routines so you can be confident on the dance floor at the next party or social event. Some experience recommended.
DANC:749 | 6 sessions | $34 AGE 60+ | $49 REG

Country Western Line Dance

Learn basic dance steps that will give you the confidence to join in on the dance floor fun. Enjoy energetic fun while learning classic and modern country western line dances for social events, weddings and more! Bring a friend or two for twice the fun! No experience necessary!
DANC:748 | 8 sessions | $55 AGE 60+ | $85 REG

Electric Slide: Plus

This is a strictly-for-fun course that is designed to teach you the electric slide and many of its popular variations. Be on top of the latest steps and routines so you can be confident on the dance floor at the next party or social event. Some experience recommended.
DANC:749 | 6 sessions | $38 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Belly Dance

Belly Dance for Fun and Fitness

If you’re looking for a fun and entertaining new way to exercise, try belly dancing! This workout set to middle eastern music explores various belly dance moves . Delivering active fun whether your goal is exercise or performance. Wear fitness style clothing for freedom of movement. No baggy sweat clothes. Adiva Dance Studio is located behind a kitchen and bath design store.
DANC:745 | 8 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Egyptian Street Belly Dance: Beginning

If you are itching for something new in your dance routine, this class is it! Egyptian street belly dance is an exciting new style known in the Arab world as mahraganat sha’abi (Arabic for “festival dancing”) aka street sha’abi, which has recently emerged from post-revolution youth culture. Characterized by a blend of the indigenous, core movements of belly dance, Egyptian folkloric movements, and modern street dance stylings, this high-energy, heavily rhythm-based dance takes its gestural cues from lyrics of cutting-edge Egyptian electro-sha’abi music, also called mahragan. You can expect to sweat, have fun and learn about another culture! We will end the session with a hafla (Arabic for “party”) where students can show off their new moves! All genders welcome. This is a beginner class; no prior dance experience required.
DANC:719 | 10 sessions | $39.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG 

Egyptian Street Belly Dance: Intermediate

Yalla! (Let’s go!) Expand your knowledge and skill level by further exploring street dance concepts and layered, intermediate torso work while also developing your skills through both individual dance and group choreography. Delve more deeply into footwork, layering, tracing and the basic concepts of tutting, broadening your knowledge of Arabic music and rhythms as we explore musicality and emotion in Egyptian dance. We will end the session with a “hafla” (Arabic for “party”) where students can show off their new moves! All genders welcome. Prerequisite: Egyptian Street Belly Dance: Beginning.
DANC:719 | 10 sessions | $39.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

 

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