The Athletic Garage Dance & Body Work

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    Dance Technique

    Tired of landing those leaps face first? Take your dance skills to the next level with this technique class! Useful for all manners of dance, this is a time to practice those essential skills, such as pirouettes and grand jetes. You’ll receive professional dance instruction from teachers at a top dance school, while working out in a supportive studio space. In the process, you’ll also be getting a great fitness workout as you train your body to perfect the moves taught in class. This class is a great complement to any dancer’s training. In fact, it could be quite pivotal.
    Dance Technique

    121 Waverly Dr, PASADENA

    • Perfect the details of essential dance moves during an intensive technique class
    • Enjoy professional instruction from experienced teachers at a well-regarded dance school
    • Develop core strength, stamina, improved motor coordination, and much much more
    • Discover a class that is a perfect compliment to any dancer’s regime
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    Ballet

    I’ll get right to the pointe. All work and no plie is dull. Luckily, beginning ballet will turnout to be pretty fun, and will keep you on your toes, tutu! This class is perfect if you are a newcomer to ballet or trying to reconnect with the dance world. You will be taught basic movements by an experienced professional, who will lead you step-by-step through the positions, movements, and combinations. You will learn the 5 basic positions of ballet and use them in both barre and floor work, learning short routines. You’ll be a master at tendus, pas de chats, passes, and jetes in no time! Hip hip bouree for ballet!
    Ballet

    121 Waverly Dr, PASADENA

    • Learn the basic positions and steps of classical ballet
    • Complete a barre warm up before moving to center to try out petite allegro, adagio, and maybe even a turn combination!
    • Strengthen and stretch your body through this gorgeous form of exercise
    • Feel graceful and beautiful as you learn from an experienced professional!
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    Hip Hop

    Having trouble finding people that share your fly sensibilities? Like you, this class likes to keep things fresh. You’ll be picking up some of the best moves from the Jazz and street dance-inspired world of hip-hop, from African popping and locking, to moves straight out of music video choreography. Start by internalizing moves via heart thumping drills, then put it all together in floor routines set to some of the best beats in music. Whether you’re a novice or have been dancing for years, Hip hop is a modern, culturally relevant style you’ll want to have in your repertoire. These phat dance moves are your chance to become a playa.
    Hip Hop

    121 Waverly Dr, PASADENA

    • Master all of the latest moves in hip-hop while dancing to infectious, high energy beats
    • Learn choreography from an experienced professional dancer
    • Get a great workout that will get your blood pumping, tone your body, and be fun!
    • Discover a current form of dancing that will boost your spirits and build your confidence
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    Jazz Funk

    It’s jazz. It’s funk. It’s jazz funk. Fusing two of dance’s most electric, contemporary forms is right up there with peanut butter and jelly in realm of great ideas. During this energetic offering, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your dance repertoire in a supportive, professional environment … and have a blast doing it. The hip hop and jazz fusion practiced in this class is reminiscent of commercial pop styles, with choreography similar to what you might see in a Beyonce or Britney Spears music video. As such, its fast-paced, sexually charged, and relevant to today’s culture. In addition to learning some hip new moves, you’ll also be getting a great workout as you tone and strengthen your body. Time to take it all the way to Funkytown.
    Jazz Funk

    121 Waverly Dr, PASADENA

    • Master all of the latest moves in hip-hop and jazz while dancing to high energy beats
    • Dance to unique choreography inspired by Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Britney Spears, and more!
    • Get a great workout that will get your blood pumping and tone your body
    • Discover a current form of dancing that will boost your spirits and build your confidence
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    Contemporary Lyrical

    DIY dancing? Don’t stress about technique, this class is all about finding your own rhythm! Designed to inspire creativity, and develop improvisational dance skills and musicality, this class is all about letting go. You’ll find yourself in a supportive environment in which to explore your own, individual relationship to sound and artistic motion. As such, this class is a great addition to the regime of both novice and experienced dancers, and a great way to discover the simple joys of dancing outside of more technical instruction. It’s the perfect way to put your best foot forward.
    Contemporary Lyrical

    121 Waverly Dr, PASADENA

    • Explore your creativity and musicality during a contemporary dance class
    • Build your ability to interpret, improvise, and move freely to music in a supportive environment
    • Develop core strength, stamina, and improved motor coordination
    • Discover a class that is a perfect compliment to any dancer’s regime
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    Contemporary

    Think your feet have something to say? Explore the world of contemporary dance, and give them a language they can work with! Designed for beginning and intermediate dancers, this dance class makes use of an energetic, collaborative atmosphere to build interpretive understanding, improvisational skills, and coordination. After a warm up, you’ll explore techniques derived from style of Martha Graham and Katherine Dunham, a pair of revolutionary 20th century dancers whose influence on the dance world helped shape today’s popular contemporary styles. Under the guidance of a professional instructor and within the confines of a supportive, creative studio environment, you’ll soon find yourself learning to use your body as an instrument of dazzling expression. For those ready to explore dance, this is a great way to get your feet off the ground!
    Contemporary

    121 Waverly Dr, PASADENA

    • Learn the fundamentals of contemporary dance in an uptempo and social dance studio
    • Master unique choreography designed to teach you the basics
    • Get a great cardiovascular workout while developing your motor control and rhythm
    • Explore dance as vehicle for cultural communication and artistic expression
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    Salsa

    Looking to tear it up at the Latin dance clubs? This beginner’s Salsa class is your chance to get in with the “hip” crowd! The Athletic Garage Dance Center offers professional dance instruction and a dynamic, supportive learning environment for those looking to find their feet. During this introductory class, you’ll become exposed to the basic footwork and embellishments that have turned Salsa dance into the popular, passionate style that it is today. Each class begins with a solo warmup to get your body loose, before moving into partnered dancing, where you’ll learn proper partnering technique through heart-thumping choreography that will have you sweating and smiling at the same time. In addition to learning an dazzling form of cultural expression that will open new doors artistically and socially, you’ll also be getting a great workout, strengthening your body, improving your stamina, and developing your motor coordination. Ready to shine?
    Salsa

    121 Waverly Dr, PASADENA

    • Learn the fundamental moves, rhythms, and embellishments of Salsa
    • Explore the variations of this popular Latin style in an energetic social studio
    • Get a great cardiovascular workout while developing your motor control and rhythm
    • Explore dance as a vehicle for cultural communication and artistic expression
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    Dirty Funking

    That well-honed Gangnam Style routine no longer working as expression of your sexual side? Learn all the right moves during this sultry dance offering! Fusing funk and jazz, and adding a layer (or ten) of sensual swagger, the style you learn in this dance class isn’t for the shy ones. You’ll be dancing in a fun, supportive environment and taught by professional instructors, but the moves you learn are going to be very much on the “naughty” side. Oriented towards adults, this class is a great opportunity to expand your dance repertoire in new directions by breaking down personal barriers and building some sexy confidence. Ready to work that booty?
    Dirty Funking

    121 Waverly Dr, PASADENA

    • Master all of the latest moves in hip-hop and jazz while adding a sensual, sexy twist
    • Dance to evocative choreography that will change your perception of dance and bring out your inner tiger
    • Get a great workout that will get your blood pumping and tone your body
    • Discover a current form of dancing that will boost your spirits and build your confidence
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    Jazz

    It’s time to paint the town, and all that jazz! If you’re new to jazz dance, or a novice dancer looking to perfect your form, this class is a great place to pick up the moves and motions of one of the foundational styles of dance. Jazz dance is incredibly versatile and has undergone numerous transformations throughout its hundred-year history. This class will give you a foundation in that history, while also showing you just how jazz has kept itself fresh and current since its inception. In addition to learning the fundamentals, you’ll be getting a tremendous aerobic workout in an exciting, social environment. Jazzed yet?
    Jazz

    121 Waverly Dr, PASADENA

    • Learn the fundamentals of jazz dance’s most popular steps, techniques, and combos
    • Discover a whole new way to express yourself through creative motion
    • Develop control, balance, strength, and flexibility
    • Get a great aerobic workout in a supportive and fun environment
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    Zumba Funk

    Looking for a zumba class with a little more “umph-umph?” Get your funk on during this fast-moving workout! Zumba fitness has taken the workout world by storm, getting people out of boring old gym routines and into a dynamic workout environment that features Latin-dance moves and great beats. This “Zumba Funk” offering adds a bit of a hip-hop flava to the mix, creating a routine that’s effective, current, and fun! Whether you’re new to dance fitness, or an old hat, you’ll find in this innovative take a fresh way to stay fit, dancing in tandem with an energetic instructor. Zumba dance moves are generally easy to learn, and mixes and matches fast and slow rhythms, along with some resistance training, to create a powerful approach to interval training. All of this adds up to a great way to tone your body, while developing core strength, stamina, and motor coordination. And you’ll pick up some hip new dance moves in the process! Look out world, here you come!
    Zumba Funk

    121 Waverly Dr, PASADENA

    • Enjoy a Latin-inspired dance and fitness class with a friendly and motivating instructor
    • Work out to catchy hip-hop beats for a class that’s as fun as it is effective
    • Increase your strength, stamina, and overall health as you tone your entire body
    • Execute easy-to-follow moves that will give you a boost in confidence and leave you feeling great
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    Zumba

    Sweat and smiles don’t usually go hand-in-hand. But this fitness class will not only shred calories, it’ll leave you feeling on top of the world. Zumba features a fusion of heart-thumping international music and dance moves, that will make you never want to stop dancing! Whether you’re a virtuoso dancer or have a penchant for walking into walls, you’ll find yourself having a great time, forgetting you’re getting a great aerobic workout at the same time. This class will help develop your stamina and motor coordination, while building your core strength and giving you the toned, fit look you’ve always wanted. If you love to dance, you’ll find yourself right at home in this social workout class. Best of all, you’ll pick up some sweet new dance moves to break out the next time you go clubbing!
    Zumba

    121 Waverly Dr, PASADENA

    • Enjoy a Latin-inspired dance and fitness class with a friendly, motivating instructor
    • Workout to some international beats to keep your workout as fun as it is effective
    • Increase your strength, stamina, and overall health as you tone your entire body
    • Execute easy-to-follow moves anyone can benefit from, no matter what your fitness level
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