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Mohawk Valley Dance Theatre offers classes in the following disciplines & styles of fitness.
Contemporary & Modern
Ballet as we know it know became concrete in the 19th century, but is the foundation for most forms of dance today, and is the single most important discipline for any serious student. Through highly stylized movements, we learn fluidity and grace, we develop structure and discipline, and we build balance and strength. Our ballet classes are centered around the Vaganova method, but Cechetti and Balanchine principles are also explored, creating a well-rounded dancer.
Jazz/Street is a combination of the fundamentals of classical jazz technique, derived from the Black vernacular dances of the 19th & early 20th century, and built on by legendary artists like Giordano, Mattox, and Fosse, combined with the newest and latest innovations in dance today. We also blend in basic hip-hop knowledge and moves for a fun and energetic class with lots of possibilities.
Acro Dance is a style of dance that incorporates gymnastic elements. Mats, spotting, and some apparatus and props are used when necessary to help students gain greater confidence in new tumbling skills. We utilize an open gym format, allowing individual students the ability to work on different skills at the same time, based on their level and ability.
Contemporary & Modern dance styles are explored in this combination class. Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz and ballet dance. Through improvisational exercises, we connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements, with an added focus on floorwork, and performing to many different styles of music. With a focus on Limón technique, our modern program will also explore the work of Graham, Duncan, and Dunham, among others, exploring many styles of this type of dance that strives to break free of the rigidity of ballet and using the body to break ground on innovative movements and ideas.
Hip-Hop Cardio No props. No mats. Just your body and the dance floor at Hip Hop Cardio. This is a total body workout that will make you feel good all over! Break a sweat to the latest hits, rock your core and learn some new moves along the way. Make your fitness fun and functional. One class and you'll be hooked!
Hatha Yoga is aimed at calming the body and the mind, renewing the spirit and easing aches, pains, stiffness and tension. Suitable for all levels and ages, including teens, seniors, and adults. Our practice is centered on deepening your physical well-being and the mind/body connection. We focus on flexibility & stretches, strength development, poses (asanas), movement sequences, proper breathing and posturing, and maintaining a working core. Attendees are free to utilize props (bolsters, blocks, straps, etc.) as they see fit, and modifications are provided when necessary. Gentle correction is offered at every beneficial opportunity. All levels of ability are welcome, whether it is your first class or you are a seasoned practitioner.