DANCE CLASSES (Winter 2019)    

Dance Classes are open to all UCI students and ARC Members.
Winter Class registration opens on Monday, 11/25. You may register online with Visa and MasterCard, via the UCI Campus Rec app or at the Campus Recreation Services desk (2nd Floor) with Visa, MasterCard, check or cash. Early registration is recommended. Registrations for all classes are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. All class fees must be paid prior to the first class meeting.

For fall, classes do not meet on Monday 11/11, Wednesday, 11/27 (after 8pm), Thursday, 11/28 or Friday, 11/29.
Winter classes do not meet on Monday, 1/20 (MLK) or Monday, 2/17 (President's Day)
Please review the Campus Recreation Refund Policy (pdf).
Ballet Dance Dates: 1/6 - 3/9 $36    Instructor:  Claire D REGISTER NOW
 
Monday 7:30pm - 8:20pm Physical Forum
  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 1/20 and Monday 2/17
Ballroom Dance Dates: 1/7 - 3/10 $50    Instructor:  James E REGISTER NOW
 
Tuesday 7:30pm - 8:20pm Physical Forum
  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.
Belly Dance Dates: 1/7 - 3/10 $45    Instructor:  Lauren M REGISTER NOW
 
Tuesday 7:00pm - 8:20pm Activity Annex
  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 instructors. Only non-marking soft soled shoes are permitted in class.
Burlesque Dance Dates: 1/9 - 3/12 $45    Instructor:  Crystal S REGISTER NOW
 
Thursday 8:30pm - 9:20pm Physical Forum
  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.
Commercial Dance Dates: 1/8 - 3/11 $45    Instructor:  Care'n C REGISTER NOW
 
Wednesday 8:30pm - 9:20pm Physical Forum
  Commercial Dance is the main source for professional dancers for the stage, films, music videos, and television. With its roots in street hip-hop and jazz, commercial dance developed into what is now a choreography-based urban fusion of many dance styles. This class will encourage dancers to bring their own style and personality to the movements. Only non-marking soft soled shoes are permitted in  class.
Contemporary Hip Hop Dates: 1/9 - 3/12 $45    Instructor:  Crystal S REGISTER NOW
 
Thursday 7:30pm - 8:20pm Physical Forum
  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.
Jazz Dance Dates: 1/8 - 3/11 $45    Instructor:  Care'n C REGISTER NOW
 
Wednesday 7:30pm - 8:20pm Physical Forum
  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 Dates:  1/7 - 3/10 $50    Instructor:  James E REGISTER NOW
 
Tuesday 8:30pm - 9:20pm Physical Forum
  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 Dates: 1/7 - 3/10 $50    Instructor:  James E REGISTER NOW
 
Tuesday 9:30pm - 10:20pm Physical Forum
  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.
Social Dance Dates: 1/8 - 3/12 $45    Instructor:  Diana K REGISTER NOW
 
Wednesday 8:30pm - 9:20pm Activity Annex
  Come and learn a variey of different dance styles in one class. Social Dance will teach you the Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, and California Two-Step. Partner is not required in social dance classes as participants will rotate to a new partners during each class. Only non-marking soft soled shoes are permitted in class.