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Dance Classes

 

Please note there are no scheduled spring or summer 2017 classes.

 

 

Dance Fusion

Class description:

Dance fusion is a dance-based workout class suited for individuals of all dance backgrounds and experience levels. The class focuses on jazz, ballet, and hiphop fundamentals, mixing in components of stretch and strengthening exercises for a full body workout, all with the main goal of having fun! There will also be opportunities for exposure to up and coming dance styles of your choice! Come out and enjoy a great workout and improve existing or learn new dance technique.

Bio:

Hey everyone! I'm Liz and I will be instructing the dance fusion class. I have been dancing since I was 8 years old and have loved every part of my dance experience. I was a member of Dancetastic Studio's competitive dance team for ten years back in my hometown of Richmond Hill, Ontario. When I started university, I trained with UWO Dance Force at Western University where we performed to raise money for charities such as Special Olympics London and The Canadian Mental Health Association. Dance has taught me so much about myself and about giving back to the community. It is also the perfect workout, stress-reliever, and a great way to have fun and make friends. I am currently in my first year at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and while I don't plan on dancing as my full time career I plan to keep my passion for dancing alive as it does hold a big importance in my life. I am so excited to be back dancing and to be a part of the Lancer Recreation team and I can't wait to share my knowledge and love for dance with everyone I teach!

DAYS

TIME

TERM

Wednesday

7:30 - 9:00pm

Fall/Winter only

INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth Macchione

Register: To sign up for Dance Fusion , click here.

JAZZ/CONTEMPORARY DANCE

This is a class open to all levels of dancers either hoping to develop more technique or to learn the basic elements of jazz dance. There will be stretching, a warmup, across the floors, and a combination or dance to incorporate what we work on in class. This is an upbeat and fun class, to get students moving and active.

DAY

TIMES

TERM

Tuesday

3:00-4:30pm

Winter

Where: St. Denis Centre - Multi Purpose Room 

Instructor: Elizabeth Pattison

 

 Elizabeth have been dancing since the age of 2, been teaching recreational dance for 6 years, and competitive dance for 4. She is currently enrolled in her 4th year of program at the University of Windsor in the Child Psychology. Elizabeth also teaches dance at Nancy Pattison’s Dance World, working with recreational dancer as well as the competitive team, Essex County Dancers Inc. Having been a member of the competitive team the 6 years prior to graduating secondary school, she understand the importance of extracurricular activities for students and children as a way to help with stress and time management. It is important to keep our bodies active as we go through school, and dance is a stress free way to explore more outlets of creativity and physical expression, while still getting a good workout. I am excited to be joining the Windsor LancersRecreational team this upcoming semester and hopes to share the love of dance with more excited students. 

Register: To sign up for Jazz dance , click here.

 

 

Ballet Fit

Class description:

This class is open to all levels of dancers working on the technique that is the basis to all forms of dance. Ballet is a beautiful form of dance training which combines repetition with movements to help develop a further understanding of ones body and the way it can move in the most technical way. This class will include work at the barre, centre floor and combinations.

DAYS

TIME

TERM

Tuesday

4:30 to 6:00 pm

Winter only

 INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth Pattison

Elizabeth have been dancing since the age of 2, been teaching recreational dance for 6 years, and competitive dance for 4. She is currently enrolled in her 4th year of program at the University of Windsor in the Child Psychology. Elizabeth also teaches dance at Nancy Pattison’s Dance World, working with recreational dancer as well as the competitive team, Essex County Dancers Inc. Having been a member of the competitive team the 6 years prior to graduating secondary school, she understand the importance of extracurricular activities for students and children as a way to help with stress and time management. It is important to keep our bodies active as we go through school, and dance is a stress free way to explore more outlets of creativity and physical expression, while still getting a good workout. I am excited to be joining the Windsor LancersRecreational team this upcoming semester and hopes to share the love of dance with more excited students. 

Register: To sign up for Ballet Fit, click here.

MIDDLE EASTERN BELLY DANCE

Professional dancer Barb Sharp will provide instruction on technique, culture, and music of Middle Eastern dance. The moves are gentle on the body, yet provide a low-impact workout and lots of fun with fellow dancers! Participants can wear workout-type gear, can dance barefoot or in gymnastic-type slippers or socks, and hip scarves are provided to use during class time if you don’t have your own (no coins, please). Performance is not required, and the emphasis will be on building a movement vocabulary for improvisation. All ladies welcome! Come for the fitness, come for the fun!

Beginner level is an introduction to the dance form, and aimed at newcomers to the dance or for those who have taken less than a year of dance instruction. Proper posture, discovering and becoming acquainted with our muscles, and developing a movement bank with body memory will be emphasized. Relaxed atmosphere and camaraderie are encouraged!

Intermediate level builds on the basics, expanding on previous movements and refining technique. Emphasis continues on posture, expanding movement vocabulary and subtlety, developing personal style and expression, matching movement to music, and having a fun evening with the girls!

 

Instructor Bio:

Barb Sharp "Bahija" has studied Egyptian dance for 18 years with DancEgypt in Saskatoon, SK, offering performances and workshops throughout western Canada. As an experienced restaurant and stage performer, and as a bellydance teacher for 10 years, she brings a wealth of knowledge and a warmth of instructional style to her classes. Students gain a new appreciation of the beauty of their bodies in movement and of the joy of Middle-Eastern dance!

Website: http://www.bahijabellydance.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bahijabellydance/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzTFtfUy_YgwgNkN3s9ontw

DAY

TIMES

TERM

Tuesdays

7:00 - 8:00pm (Beginner)

Fall/Winter

Where: St. Denis Centre - Multi Purpose Room 

Instructor: 

Register: To sign up , click here.

BALLROOM DANCING

This course will provide you with the opportunity to learn and practice the graceful modern ballroom dances such as the WALTZ, TANGO, HUSTLE, BLUES and FOXTROT. You will learn the fundamental dance components, base timings/rhythms, key foot patterns and essential leading and following techniques. We start with basic partnering and single steps, and advance to more difficult steps and variations. It is a necessary social grace that fills a need in both the business world and on a personal level. Have a fun and great workout! A partner is helpful but not mandatory.

PLEASE NOTE CLASS CANCELLATION ON THURSDAY MARCH 30TH DUE TO ROBOTICS EVENT HOSTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR. THE MAKE UP CLASS WLL BE HELD APRIL 13TH.

 

DAY

TIME

TERM

Thursdays

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  

Fall/Winter only

Where: St. Denis Centre - Multi Purpose Room

Instructor: Eugene Ginzberg

Register: To sign up for Ballroom Dancing International, click here.

 

 

LATIN DANCING

Break free and enjoy the coordination and freedom of movement. Learn the hottest Latin dances like the SALSA, RUMBA, SWING/JIVE, and CHA-CHA-CHA. We start with simple basic steps and gradually progress to more complicated figures, techniques and amalgamations. It is a necessary social grace that fills a need in both the business world and on a personal level. Improve your flexibility, strength and endurance. Get fit while having fun! A partner is helpful but not mandatory.

PLEASE NOTE CLASS CANCELLATION ON THURSDAY MARCH 30TH DUE TO ROBOTICS EVENT HOSTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR. THE MAKE UP CLASS WLL BE HELD APRIL 13TH.
 

DAY

TIME

TERM

Thursdays

8:30 - 10:00 pm  

Fall/Winter only

Where: St. Denis Centre - Multi Purpose Room

Instructor: EUGENE GINZBERG

Register: To sign up for Latin Dancing, click here.