Adult Programs

 

JAZZ – TAP – MUSICAL THEATRE – BALLET – MODERN – LYRICAL – CONTEMPORARY – HIPHOP – HIGHLAND – FLAMENCO – BELLYDANCE – INDOJAZZ (BOLLYWOOD) – AFRICAN – AFRICAN DRUMMING – AERIAL FUSION – ZUMBA – GYROKINESIS – & MORE!

 

“Love the classes and the instructors. Love the variety of options and all the different timeslots. As an adult, it’s so hard to find classes if you’re not doing couple’s dance! I really appreciate Free House’s commitment to adult beginner and intermediate offerings.” – Erin

“Inspired me to be more active! Was excited to go every week!” -Heodo

“Had so much fun taking an open level jazz class, Its been 5 years since I danced and they still made me feel right at home.” -Kate

Make new friends, develop confidence, learn new skills & love doing it. See you on the floor!

 

 

LEVELS

    • Level 101: A level for absolute beginners, who have never danced before. A slow-paced class that will introduce concepts and work on repetition.
    • Level 1: Basic introductory level for beginners and anyone with minimal experience in that style.
    • Level 1.5: A beginner plus level that will progress more quickly through concepts.
    • Level 2: Intermediate level for those who have a strong understanding of the basics and terminology.
    • Level 3: Advanced level only for experienced dancers with a strong knowledge base of the technique.
    • Open Level: Mixed level, depends on the overall experience of the students in the class.
    • RHSL Class: Open to students from Winter Session who committed to performing in the June show. Offered only in our Spring session, aside from regular class work, the focus is also on choreography in the show.

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Coming November 25 – FREE Adult Sample Class Event. Stay Tuned for details on our Happenings page.

We offer

Aerial Fusion
Does the thought of hanging like a bat sound like a fun thing to do? Aerial Fusion is a unique way to fly and defy gravity with a blend of yoga, pilates, and dance inspired movements done with aerial silk hammocks. The Aerial hammock is used as an apparatus to help support and suspend areas of the body in the air 2 – 4 feet from the ground. Aerial Fusion is designed to develop a balance between breathing, stretching, strengthening and relaxing, all while exploring playful movements in your body. No experience required!

Please note: Due to the limited number of hammocks, Aerial Fusion is not recommended as a drop-in or make-up class. Please call the office for details.

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Open Level: Friday 6:30-7:45 pm

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7-March 23)

Open Level: Friday 6:30-7:45 pm

Register now for the winter session

African
Close your eyes…allow yourself to be transported to a village in West Africa. Feel the heat of the sun, sweat beading and trickling on your skin. Smell the dust kicked up by your bare feet in the street. Hear the polyrhythms of the drums carrying you away in the movement. African dance is the embodiment of poetry, celebration, community and history. It is intensely physical and rich in rhythm. It’s an experience not to be missed! Women are encouraged to wear a lapa or sarong.

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Open Level: Monday 8:30-9:30 pm or Wednesday 7:15-8:30 pm

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Open Level: Monday 8:30-9:30 pm or Wednesday 7:15-8:30 pm

register now for the winter session

Ballet
Ever dream of being a ballerina? Or were you a full-on bunhead? Even if you were a tomboy it’s never too late to develop a little grace and discipline. Ballet is a formal, highly technical form of theatrical dance, typically performed to classical music. Ballet training will give you better posture, placement, strength and flexibility so put on some tights and point those toes. You’ll have buns of steel and an iron will to match. Twinkle toes of the world unite – everyone to the barre!

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Level 101: Monday 7:30-8:30 pm
Level 1: Monday 6:30-7:30 pm or Saturday 10:15-11:15 am
Level 2: Monday 8:30-9:30 pm
Level 3: Thursday 7:15-8:30 pm
Open Level: Monday 1:00-2:30 pm or Tuesday 10:30-12:00 pm or Thursday 10:30-12:00 pm
Our Open Level Ballet classes are not ideal for beginners. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Level 101: Monday 7:30-8:30 pm
Level 1: Monday 6:30-7:30 pm or Saturday 10:15-11:15 am
Level 2: Monday 8:30-9:30 pm
Level 3: Thursday 7:15-8:30 pm
Open Level: Monday 1:00-2:30 pm or Tuesday 10:30-12:00 pm or Thursday 10:30-12:00 pm
Our Open Level Ballet classes are not ideal for beginners. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

register now for the winter session

Barre Fit
Are you missing the burn in your fitness routine? Craving a change? Embrace your inner bunhead and boogie over to the barre with Sandra for a double shot of fun. Shake it, not stirred!

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Open Level: Thursday 9:30-10:30 am

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Open Level: Thursday 9:30-10:30 am

register now for the winter session

Bellydance
Got a belly? Hips? Might as well embrace them and put them to work for you! Belly Dance is a dance style that celebrates femininity and sensuality and is great for balance, fun and fitness. Join us and immerse yourself in the rich and beautiful culture of Egypt. Your body will love you for it!

 

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Open Level: Tuesday 8:30-9:30 pm

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Open Level: Tuesday 8:30-9:30 pm

register now for the winter session

Contemporary

Do you enjoy thinking outside the box and exploring new challenges? Today’s contemporary dance is an eclectic mix of styles, with choreographers drawing from ballet, modern, and other forms of movement. Explore creating and deconstructing movement sequences to tell stories, create characters or develop individual style.

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Open Level: Wednesday 8:30-9:30 pm

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Open Level: Wednesday 8:30-9:30 pm

register now for the winter session

Drumming
Are you a toe-tapper? Find yourself air drumming on the steering wheel? Maybe it’s time to get serious and learn an instrument! Drumming students will learn the techniques of the djembe and duns and traditional rhythms that create the heartbeat of a community. Your spirit will lift and the world disappear. WARNING: The captivating music of West Africa has a way of reaching inside and grabbing you by the heart and soul! Bring your own djembe.

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Level 1: Monday 8:30-9:30 pm
Level 3: Friday 12:30-3:30 pm (schedule varies, entrance by audition only)

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Level 1: Monday 8:30-9:30 pm
Level 3: Friday 12:30-3:30 pm (schedule varies, entrance by audition only)

register now for the winter session

Flamenco
Are you intense? Loud and Fiery? Harness that energy, put a rose between your teeth and come discover Flamenco, the dance of Southern Spain, with its passion, intricate rhythms, beautiful body movement and percussive footwork that express the soul of Flamenco. Olé!

 

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Level 1: Monday 6:30-7:30 pm
Level 2: Monday 7:30-8:30 pm

Level 3: Monday 8:30-9:30 pm
Open Technique Level: Friday 6:30-7:30 pm

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Level 1: Monday 6:30-7:30 pm
Level 2: Monday 7:30-8:30 pm

Level 3: Monday 8:30-9:30 pm
Open Technique Level: Friday 6:30-7:30 pm

register now for the winter session

Flex & Tone
Dripping with sweat and toned all over – that’s what you want, right? Burn calories and build metabolism-boosting muscles in this perfect combination of cardio, strength and stretch work.

This class is by drop-in only and is a “Karma” class, which means we ask a minimum $5 cash donation (or more if you like😊). All proceeds go towards our kids scholarship fund. Everyone needs a little Flex & Tone in their week!

 

Not currently offered. Stay tuned!

 

Gyrokinesis®
Need a massage? Ever had one from the inside out? Gyrokinesis® does exactly that. We will arch and curl, spiral and twist our way to renewed energy and openness in our bodies. WARNING:  You may get a tad light-headed from all that breathing. But you’ll feel amazing!

 

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Tuesday 9:30-10:30 am

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Tuesday 10:00-11:00 am

register now for the winter session

Highland
Got a hankering for a wee bit o’ haggis followed by melt-in-your mouth shortbread? Highland dance may be the thing for you. You’ll be rockin’ the plaid next time you hear the sound of the bagpipes!

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Tuesday 8:30-9:30 pm

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Tuesday 8:30-9:30 pm

register now for the winter session

Hip Hop
Do you naturally groove when out on the dance floor (beverage in hand or not!)? Or you see people like that and wonder where you can get some of those awesome moves? Well this is where, silly! Whether you are refining or finding your skills, you will be rockin’ some serious action in this class, visiting the roots of Hip Hop through Lockin’, Poppin’ and the standing elements of Breakin’ known as Top Rock to Old and New School Hip Hop music.

 

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Level 1: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm
Level 2: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Level 1: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm
Level 2: Tuesday 8:30-9:30 pm

register now for the winter session

Indo-Jazz (Bollywood)
Into bling? Love the song and dance routines woven into Bollywood films? You can put yourself in the picture with this dynamic, high-energy class. Learn movements and choreography known as Indojazz or “Bollywood”, a mixing of Western and Hindi cultures, influenced by Hip Hop, Jazz and traditional dances of India. You won’t be sari!

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Open Level: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Open Level: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm

register now for the winter session

Jazz
Get ready to do some serious jazz hands! Jazz dance is energetic and fun and explodes with energy, using a variety of music styles ranging from hiphop to show tunes and everything else in between. Jazz dance classes begin with a thorough warmup, stretching and isolation exercises. Jazz movements include a variety of moves, steps, leaps and quick turns. After a century, Jazz dance is still providing a fun, foot-shuffling workout across the globe.

 

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Level 1: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm
Level 2/3: Tuesday 8:30-9:30 pm

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Level 1: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm
Level 2: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm
*NEW* Open Level Broadway Jazz: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm

register now for the winter session

Latin/Ballroom
Calling all dancin’ machines! What are you doing with your nights? You’re never going to be bored again. Feel the heat and passion of Latin styles such as Cha Cha, Samba and Rumba and learn popular partnered dances done in a club setting such as Two-step, Salsa and Swing. Basic lead and follow techniques will be taught. Your social life will be jam packed and you’ll be walking down the street counting 1-2-3. Now this is living! As this is a partnered dance style, we encourage our students to attend with a partner, however single students are welcome as well!

 

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Open Level: Monday 7:30-8:30 pm

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Open Level: Monday 7:30-8:30 pm

register now for the winter session

Lyrical
Drama queens! Become inspired as you express the feeling, passion and emotion of the music. Lyrical dance incorporates jazz, ballet and modern dance techniques and is known for its expressiveness and musicality. A solid, ballet-based technique as well as jazz and modern components are essential for this style of dance.

 

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Open Level: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Open Level: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm

register now for the winter session

Modern
Start by throwing away the rule book, get those shoes off and get ready to express yourself! Modern dance emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a rejection of social strictures and Ballet tradition, performed in theatrical, concert settings. It strives to portray in movements what the music writer expresses in their compositions. Modern dance is more easily defined by what it is not rather than what it is. It utilizes the strong and controlled legwork of ballet, use of torso, floor work and improvisation. Develop creative self expression while exploring concepts of time, space and weight. As Modern dance incorporates lots of different moves, it is a great workout and will help improve your posture – no slouching in dance class!

 

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Level 1: Wednesday 8:30-9:30 pm
Level 2/3: Monday 7:30-8:30 pm

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Level 1: Wednesday 8:30-9:30 pm
Level 2/3: Monday 7:30-8:30 pm

register now for the winter session

Musical Theatre

Do you spontaneously jump onto the table and start belting out tunes? In Musical Theatre you will learn performance skills, accomplish basic dance steps and practice projecting your voice as you work to learn famous Broadway show tunes. Elevate your vocal skills past singing in the shower – and encourage family members to get earplugs now!

Fall Session 2018 (September 8 – December 22)

Open Level: Saturday 2:30-3:30 pm

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Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Open Level: Saturday 2:30-3:30 pm

register now for the winter session

Dance 101
Don’t be afraid! We’ll hold your hand in this gentle introduction to the world of dance for the adult novice dancer. Two left feet welcome! The class will teach you basic dance technique with a taste of several dance styles thrown in for good measure. It’s OK!

Looking to just focus on one style? We are offering a Ballet 101 class on Monday nights in our Winter Session. Break out your leg warmers!

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm

register now for the fall session

Not offered in the Winter 2019 Session

Try Ballet 101

try Tap 101

 

Summer Programs

Summer Classes

Schedule coming in Spring 2019!

 

Tap
Tap is an exciting, percussive style of dance using shoes equipped with metal ‘taps’, with a rich history dating back over a century. Tap classes begin with a warmup to stretch the muscles of the legs and feet. Dancers practice a serious of basic tap steps, adding more difficult combinations and speed as they become more proficient. You will create rhythms and sounds, explore syncopation and feel the music through your feet. Tap dance is a vigorous form of dance that builds aerobic fitness and muscle control. “I would imagine that if you could understand Morse code, a tap dancer would drive you crazy.” – Mitch Hedberg

 

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Level 1: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm or Saturday 11:30-12:30 pm
Level 2/3: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Level 101 (Absolute Beginner, no dance experience): Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm
Level 1 (Beginner): Tuesday 8:30-9:30 pm or Saturday 11:30-12:30 pm

Level 1.5 (Beginner Plus, 1-2 years experience needed): Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm
Level 2/3 (Intermediate-Advanced): Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm

register now for the winter session

Triple T
(AKA: Teri’s Tone & Torture) Talented Teri will have you trembling in this delightfully torturous class that will have you laughing and whining all at the same time. Combines strength and flexibility work. Terrible. Dare you to try it.

 

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Open Level: Tuesday 9:30-10:30 am

register now for the fall session

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Open Level: Tuesday 9:30-10:30 am

register now for the winter session

Zumba®
You’ll forget you’re working out with Zumba’s easy to do, exhilarating moves to high energy Latin & International beats. Best of all, you don’t need any previous dance experience! So hot you may spontaneously combust. Now that’s a party!

This is a “Karma Class” and is by drop-in only, with a $5 cash donation (or more if you like). All proceeds go towards our scholarship fund.

 

Fall 2018 Session (September 8 – December 22)

Open Level: Saturday 9:00-10:00 am (drop in only, no need to pre-register)

Winter 2019 Session (January 7 – March 23)

Open Level: Saturday 9:00-10:00 am (drop in only, no need to pre-register)

 

 

“There will always be dirty dishes, so let’s dance”