RECREATION ACTIVITY CLASSES - DANCE

ALL IN-PERSON CLASSES ARE CANCELLED due to COVID-19.
Online & Live Stream Classes: Please visit the RECREATION LIVE page for the daily schedule of recreation classes and programs!

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Adv Belly Dance Dates:10/6 - 12/8 FREE - current UCI Students/ARC Members - $20 Virtual Class pass all others  Instructor:  Lauren M
 
Tuesday 6:45pm - 7:30pm Virtual - zoom - REGISTER HERE within 48 hours of class
  Learn the moves, rhythms, and muscle isolations of Middle Eastern dance, while focusing on those abdominal muscles and hips. Build your confidence as you shimmy and whirl each week into a fun mix of traditional and modern choreography with our experienced instructor. Instructor: Lauren Manzano .
Belly Dance Dates: 10/8 - 12/10 FREE - current UCI Students/ARC Members - $20 Virtual Class pass all others  Instructor:  Lauren M
 
Thursday 12:00pm - 12:50pm Virtual - zoom - REGISTER HERE within 48 hours of class
  Learn the moves, rhythms, and muscle isolations of Middle Eastern dance, while focusing on those abdominal muscles and hips. Build your confidence as you shimmy and whirl each week into a fun mix of traditional and modern choreography with our experienced instructor. Instructor: Lauren Manzano
Line Dance Dates: 10/7 - 12/9 FREE - current UCI Students/ARC Members - $20 Virtual Class pass all others Instructor: Crystal S
 
Wednesday 6:45pm - 7:35pm Virtual - zoom - REGISTER HERE within 48 hours of class
  A low-impact choreographed dance that involves repeated sequences and patterns while having a great time to a mix of urban and soul. Get moving to some of today's biggest music hits and learn to move with confidence and stay fit while having fun! This course is for any and all, beginners to advanced dancers!
Previous Offerings:        
Ballet Dance        
  This class will provide an intro to the wonderful art of ballet. Learn the fundamentals of ballet which help to develop self confidence, posture, and body awareness while serving as a foundation to all other forms of dance. Join us to learn the fundamentals of ballet including proper alignment and placement, basic vocabulary, positions, and steps through a traditional ballet class. We will also touch on musically as it applies to ballet. All levels welcomed. No classes on Monday May 25.
Ballroom Dance        
  Learn one of the most complex and challenging partner dances as well as learn to dance in any social situation with Ballroom Dance. The instructor will teach you to distinguish and dance to a variety of tempos and rhythms. You will develop a dance repertoire that includes Fox Trot, Waltz, and Tango. Only non-marking soft soled shoes are permitted in class.
Burlesque Dance        
  This class focuses on being confident & comfortable in your own body. This sassy high-energy dance class you will learn movements that make up the building blocks of burlesque. Learn to strut your stuff, bump and grind those hips, shimmy your shoulders, bump and grind your hips, flip your hair, this is no ordinary dance class. No experience is necessary. Only non-marking soft soled shoes are permitted in class. No classes on Thursday April 23.
Contemporary Hip Hop        
  Contemporary hip hop focuses mainly on expressing emotions (happiness, sadness, anger) through soft but powerful movements created from the mood that is present to the song being used or danced to. Come express yourself thru dance. Only non-marking soft soled shoes are permitted in class. No classes on Thursday April 23.
Jazz Dance        
  This dance class is a fun fusion of classic jazz, Broadway, lyrical and contemporary dance! Students will work on body isolations, strength, flexibility, and dance routines with a focus on expression and emotional connection between music and movement. Only non-marking soft soled shoes are permitted in class.
Salsa Dance        
  Salsa, a popular, highly energetic club dance. You will learn the fundamentals, including breaking on the one, turning, cross-body leads and shine. The instructor will teach you to dance to the basic rhythm of salsa with style and fancy footwork.
Salsa Advanced        
  Introducing more complex steps and patterns based on skills developed in the beginning class. You will be doing different patterns with turns, cross body leads, and styling. Continue to develop leading/ following and turning skills in order to prepare you for the next level. More complicated and challenging combinations are built in this class. Be sure that you have a completed Salsa 101 to ensure a solid foundation in the basics and leading/ following techniques were developed. Experience is necessary. Only non-marking soft soled shoes are permitted in class.