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Cuban Salsa (Open Level)

tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm
with
anaya latin dance

Join Anaya Latin Dance on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8 pm for this ongoing drop-in class dancing Cuban salsa, drawing from casino and timba. This class will incorporate footwork and body movement as well as partnerwork in couples.

Beginners can join any time. This class is taught at an open level and will be split into two levels when necessary and possible to accommodate beginners. However, is always a good idea to take one of our beginner workshops or schedule a private lesson, especially if you feel like you might need more time to get the basics down!

Both the Tuesday night Cuban salsa class and the Saturday afternoon rueda de casino class are drop-in classes operate on both a single class and a punch card system. You can use your same punch card for any class marked “Alaska Casineros”.

Payment options:

Single classes are $15. Punch cards have two options:

1.) Five classes – $60 (just $12/class, expires after 10 weeks)

2.) Ten classes – $90 (just $9/class, expires after 20 weeks)


Beginning Belly Dance

tuesdays, 8:15 - 9:15 pm with sohara

Beginning Belly Dance is an introduction to the basic isolations, shimmies, and foot patters of belly dance. This class is open to all levels, from the experienced to the first time beginner. Belly dance is a fun way to tone your body, develop your core safely, use muscles that we don't normally use in daily life, and make new friends, all while listening to great music! Sohara has been dancing in the community and performing for years, has studied dance in Turkey, and placed internationally and nationally in dance competitions. She is looking forward to meeting everyone in class! 

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Contact Improvisation FUNdamentals

Begins 1/16

wednesdays, 4:15 - 5:45 pm

Contact Improvisation FUNdamentals will explore basic skills and are suitable for all ages and abilities, first-timers and experienced contact improvisation practitioners - anyone seeking to feel more "in their body." We will have plenty of time for free flow movement. Please bring comfortable clothing (no sharp buckles, clasps, zippers or spangles) and a willingness to play.

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Get Lit Crew Presents: Fitness Shuffle Pop-Up

fridays, 5:45 - 6:45 pm

All Ages

WHAT IS FITNESS SHUFFLE?
Fitness Shuffle is an hour and fifteen minutes of uptempo urban line dances such as the wobble, cupid shuffle, & cha cha slide.
Nowadays, urban line dancing is more than just the electric slide or cupid shuffle. There are literally hundreds of great dances to learn that are being created throughout the country. Unlike specialized hip-hop dances, urban line dances can be done by people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. 

Come get your cardio on at Open Space Alaska!
5:45 - 6:45 PM

Cost
$7.00 for Adults
$5.00 for Kids
Let’s get this party started!


Belly Dance Bootcamp: Medusa ~ A Serpentine Series

8 week session dec 7 - january 25

fridays, 7 - 8 pm with nicole yvonne

Nicole Yvonne provides modifications for a variety of body types and athletic abilities, and welcomes experienced and brand-new Belly Dancers to this fun series in an engaging, supportive environment.

Come get slinky with us!

Contact Nicole Yvonne for details and registration


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Dance Alley AK
Ballet with Kelly

upcoming sessions begin january 12

Baby Ballet sATURDAYS, 11:15 AM - 12 PM & 12 - 12:45 PM

Ages 3-5 years

This class provides a fun introduction to Ballet for our youngest students. Children will enjoy learning movements, rhythm and coordination in their first steps into the ballet technique. It is an on-going class, broken into 10 classes per session.

For information and to register, email dancealleyak@gmail.com or visit http://dancealleyak.com/

Junior Ballet
SATURDAYS, 1-1:45 pm

Ages 5 and over

In this class children will begin learning the basic ballet steps and movements that will be the foundation for any dance style. A fun and friendly class for anyone wanting to learn to dance. It is an on-going class, broken into 10 classes per session.

For information and to register, email dancealleyak@gmail.com or visit http://dancealleyak.com/

adult Ballet fitness
SATURDAYS, 1:45-2:30 pm

Our Adult Ballet Fitness class is a 45 minute class combining ballet techniques with stretching and toning to create an environment that is both fun and fulfilling. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just someone who wants to improve your fitness, this class is perfect for you.

Payment Options
Cost is $15 per class, or punch cards are available to purchase in either 5 or 10 session quantities.

DROP-IN PRICE

$15.00 per class

PUNCHCARD RATES

5 sessions - $65.00

10 sessions - $120.00

Dance Alley AK
Modern Jazz with Kelly

upcoming sessions begin january 13

modern jazz - baby
sundays, 10-10:45 am

Ages 2-4 years

This introductory class is perfect for any little dancers whether it’s their first time in a class or if they’ve already tried other styles. Children will get to have fun dancing to current music and beginning to learn the very basic movements and steps.

For information and to register, email dancealleyak@gmail.com or visit http://dancealleyak.com/

modern jazz - juniors
sundays, 11-11:45 am

Ages 5 and over

For our junior dancers, this fun class builds on the basics to jump into the Modern Jazz syllabus. Children will learn new steps and enjoying dancing to fun uptempo music. A perfect class for anyone who loves to dance!

For information and to register, email dancealleyak@gmail.com or visit http://dancealleyak.com/


Salsa and Spanish for Kids

upcoming session begins january 12

sATURDAYS, 3-4:15 PM with anaya latin dance

Children will learn Cuban rumba, salsa (including rueda), and other popular Cuban dances while also building Spanish vocabulary. Suitable for elementary school aged kids and particularly great for Latino kids and children in Spanish immersion programs, although no Spanish experience is necessary. All music and movement will be positive, upbeat, and child-appropriate. Your kids will love this unique opportunity unlike any other in Alaska!

The program runs 16 weeks, skipping March 9, and ends on Saturday, May 4th, culminating in a performance opportunity shortly after.

Payment options:

Monthly: $55/month

Advance: $200 (save $20), with 20% sibling discount

You can pre-register online here.

Directly following this class, Anaya Latin Dance will be offering a class suitable for parents.


Rueda de casino (Intermediate)

upcoming session begins january 12

sATURDAYS, 4:30-6 PM with anaya latin dance

Join Anaya Latin Dance on Saturday afternoons from 4:30-6 pm for this ongoing drop-in class dancing rueda de casino - a dynamic way of dancing Cuban salsa as a group while frequently changing partners.

Dancers must have a mastery of Cuban salsa basics (tiempo españa, dile que no/dame, enchufla, guapea) before attending this course. You can work on the basics of Cuban salsa by attending one of our beginner workshops, our Tuesday night class, or scheduling a private lesson. 

Got kids? This class directly follows our 3-4:15 pm "Salsa & Spanish for Kids" class. Check it out!

This class is not progressive so participants can join or attend at any time and miss classes as needed. Each class we work on some news moves and some previously learned for all involved. Both the Tuesday night Cuban salsa class and the Saturday afternoon rueda de casino class are drop-in classes operate on both a drop-in and a punch card system. You can use your same punch card for any class marked “Alaska Casineros”. 

Payment options:

Single classes are $15. Punch cards have two options:
1.) Five classes - $60 (just $12/class, expires after 10 weeks)
2.) Ten classes - $90 (just $9/class, expires after 20 weeks)