(Individual classes are listed below)
Register by showing up twenty minutes early to your first class; no preregistration is necessary. You will be asked to sign a waiver, which will complete your registration. Your punch card (Groupon, LivingSocial, etc., 4 class punch card, unlimited month) is good for all classes offered at Dance Life.
Drop in: $10
4 Class Pass: $39
8 Class Pass: $72
16 Class Pass: $136
Unlimited Month: $69
Key for classes:
(B+) All Levels Welcome
All classes are 1 hour long
Bellydance Fitness- Zumba Style (B+)
Belly Dance Fitness is offered Wednesdays at 7PM
Looking for an awesome adult aerobic dance fitness class? Look no further! Belly Dance Fitness is a fitness class geared towards FUN! Work up a sweat and tone those muscles! This bellydance fitness class uses short choreographies (similar to how Zumba is taught) to target muscles used for bellydance, get your heart pumping, and have fun to some great music.
Hip Hop Hustle (B+)
Hip Hop Hustle is offered Tuesdays at 7PM
If you love to dance, but find most hip hop and dance workouts too complicated to get a good workout, then you have found your solution! We funk-da-fy simple to follow, easy to learn dance steps that allow you to really burn fat and calories! This workout feels more like a night on the town than exercise! No dance experience required!
JENergy- Cardio Kickboxing (B+)
Instructor: Jen Kriehn
JENergy is offered Mondays at 6PM
Looking for a new, fun way to get your heart pumping and move to the beat? JENergy fuses hip hop, kickboxing, and bellydance. Come join instructor Jen to shake it, kick it, and do it all with style!
Turbokick is offered on Thursdays at 6PM
This is a high-intensity kickboxing class that uses fun choreographies and great music to torch major calories while toning those muscles and having a great time. Although there is a warning, you may become a Turbo addict!!
Instructor: Melissa, Jen, or Dana
Zumba is offered multiple times throughout the week: Mondays at 7PM Tuesdays at 6PM, Saturdays at 9AM, Sundays at 10AM
This fitness sensation combines Latin and international rhythms to produce a workout that is both fun and effective! The easy to follow steps and upbeat music might even make you forget that you are exercising! More a party than a chore, getting in shape with Zumba is appropriate for individuals at all levels of fitness.
Fundamentals of Bellydance (B)
Instructor: Arielle and Kathy, Maureen or Regi
Fundamentals of Bellydance is offered four times a week: Monday at 6PM, Wednesday at 6PM, Saturday at 10AM, Sunday at 10AM
This class is a perfect choice for adults who are looking for a beginning level dance class, or for those who want to work their way up to a fitness class. Throughout the course, we break down Middle Eastern belly dance to its main components. Students will gain body awareness while learning the foundational moves. Short combinations will be introduced with emphasis on having fun while feeling the deep connection between the music and the movement.
Fundamentals of Bellydance is offered in 8-week cycles. 2014 new cycle start dates: week of January 6th, week of March 3rd, week of April 28th, week of June 30th, week of August 25th, week of October 20th . Latecomers to the session are always welcome; if you start late, just be sure to take the class for 8 weeks in a row, and you will have covered all of the material for this level.
Please note: You do not need to attend all classes held in one week; we suggest one or two classes a week, and you may jump between the classes as you see fit. Monday and Wednesday's classes are duplicates of each other, while the Saturday and Sunday classes cover material at different rates. However, no matter which class you attend, you will learn the same material over the course of 8 weeks.
Foundation Building 1 (I)
Instructor: Arielle, Tori, Maureen, Regi
Foundation Bulding is offered four times weekly: Tuesdays at 6PM Thursdays at 7PM Saturdays at 11AM Sundays at 11AM
Suggested: Previous Experience or Fundamentals of Bellydance
The first of two semesters. In Foundation Building 1, basic concepts are expanded upon, and the dancer's vocabulary of movement is greatly increased. Core technique skills are refined and combinations become longer. Students are encouraged to repeat this level to build the strongest foundation. All classes cover the same material, however Thursday's and Sunday's classes incorporate an element of basic choreography as well.
Foundation Building 2 (I)
Foundation Building is offered Tuesdays at 7PM and a half hour version on Sundays at 12PM
Suggested: Previous Experience or Foundation Building 1
The second of two semesters. In Foundation Building 2, basic concepts are further expanded upon, and the dancer's vocabulary of movement continues to be greatly increased. Core technique skills are refined and combinations become longer. Students are encouraged to repeat this level to build the strongest foundation.
Foundation Level Choreography Express (I)
Foundation Level Choreography is a half hour class offered Tuesdays at 8PM
Suggested: Previous Experience or Foundation Building 2
In this class, students will learn choreography based on moves learned in Fundamentals and Foundation Building semester 1. This is a good option for students who prefer less time spent learning technical moves and concepts, and want to focus on having fun moving to the music!
Hula Hoop Fitness (B+)
Hula Hoop Fitness is offered Sundays at 11AM
Researchers at the Exercise and Health Program at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse l conducted a study; to their amazement, hula hooping expended similar calorie rates and raised heart rates to cardio kickboxing, step aerobics and boot camp classes. The Hula hoop Fitness Workout incorporates FUN, technique, and weight-loss. There is also evidence that this fat-burning workout, with the rhythmic motion of hooping, can also bring about beneficial changes in brainwave activity. Come burn approx. 360-600 calories in an hour of low-impact, high energy fun!
Performance Class (I)
Performance Class is offered on Thursdays at 6PM
A whole room of people, clapping and cheering for you... Who doesn't want to experience that? Get a slice of the limelight in our student troupe performance class! This class is a low-pressure opportunity for students who would like to perform in a group onstage. This class will learn a choreography based in belly dance together, and perform in haflas here in Madison. Purchase or acquisition basic costuming will be required, not exceeding a maximum cost of $50. Have fun dancing with other ladies from the studio!
Bollywood Fitness (B+)
Bollywood is offered Wednesdays at 6PM
Bollywood is the upbeat dance style performed in many Indian musicals. It's a combination of many classical and folk Indian dance, with Latin, Arabic and Western moves thrown in for some spice. It's incredibly fun and very expressive, and there's a lot of deep meaning behind music in the films. Learn how to express what the music means and tell the story of the song through the graceful movements of the body, and get a great workout while you are at it! No previous dance experience is required- just arrive ready to enjoy the beats! Have fun in an adult beginner dance class. Drop-ins welcome!
Sass Class Burlesque (B+)
Sass Class is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7PM
Learn to embrace your sexy side in a sassy, classy way! Gain confidence and have fun as you learn burlesque-inspired choreographies. Be comfortable in your own skin! Classes focus on learning an entire choreography over the course of 6-10 weeks, but newcomers are encouraged to join at any time. The material is presented in a fashion that you can jump in and learn a chunk of a dance at any point. Routines are mainly broadway jazz and belly dance inspired, with the occasional dip into other styles including hip hop and prop work. Email us at email@example.com if you want to know what routine we are currently working on!
Power Flow Yoga (B+)
Power Flow Yoga is offered Tuesdays at 5PM and 5PM Thursdays beginning November 21st
Rent a mat at the studio for $2 or bring your own
Don't let the name scare you! These power flow classes deviate from the 'norm' a bit--there are no sit ups or push-ups, and the pace is challenging, but not too fast. These classes incorporate meditation, breath work, and other venues of mindfulness, and many modifications are offered.
Lachrista's Yoga Philosophy: "Yoga is for everyone-regardless of shape, size, age, sex, race, or ability. I can help you to get through negative body image issues, modify poses for those with disabilities, help heal traumatic imprints, or just generally guide you through your yoga practice. I'm personable, trustworthy, and patient-and I believe in the teacher in each of us. I have been practicing yoga for six years, and teaching it since 2010. Prior to yoga, I was deeply involved in dance (ballet and jazz for 13 years). My yoga instruction is devoted to accessibility, creativity & empowerment through body movement."
Beginning Tribal Belly Dance Fusion (B+)
Tribal Belly Dance Fusion is offered Wednesdays at 5PM
Ayperi's summer class will focus on technique, drills, and conditioning in tribal fusion bellydance style. The class will start incorporating yoga, strengthening, and drills with shimmies, footwork combinations, and isolation-layers to build our tribal fusion bellydance vocabularies and start to string together sentences (combinations) with unique and strong movements. This is a technique & combinations class that will build movements and concepts to enrich your dance practice in any style.
Ayperi is an award-winning professional Tribal bellydancer, fire performer, and costumer. She has performed locally and across the midwest at restaurants, renaissance festivals, seasonal fairs, and night clubs as a soloist (2005 - present), part of the male/female bellydance duet "Ayperi & Misha" (2006 - present), with Vertigo Belly Dance Project (2012 - present), as a member of Ashar Dance Company (2007-20011), as the founder of "El Genneyya" and "Weno Gypsies" (2005-2007), and as a governing council member of the Bellydance UW club (2002 - 2005). Her innovative and epressive dance style incorporates traditional with modern seamlessly. For more information, please check out www.ayperibellydance.com and friend her on Facebook. You can catch her performing monthly at Mediterranean Hookah Lounge.
PiYo - Pilates-Yoga Fusion (B+)
Rent a mat at the studio for $2 or bring your own
PiYo Strength is a fusion class that brings together Pilates, yoga, and bodyweight strength training. It is set to fun music that keeps the pace of the class, and your heart rate, elevated. What is unique about PiYo Strength is that you can improve your strength, flexibility, and balance all within one workout. All fitness levels are welcome to come connect mind and body through this dynamic class!