Afro-Caribbean Latin Grooves is one of the latest dance creations by Trina Robinson-Kemie. A dance fitness aerobic workout that’s fun, exciting getting you grooving and moving. This class gives you a serious full body and cardiovascular workout. Open to all levels. For Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced dancers or people who love to dance. Low impact to High impact. Learn authentic West African, Caribbean (West Indies), Latin Dance styles from around the world like Nigerian, House, Highlife, Soul Funk, Dance Hall, Reggae, Salsa, Samba, Calypso, Soca, Merengue, Haitian dance and music. Learn different music, cultures, new dance styles, choreography while toning, sculpting, burning calories and losing weight. Enjoy and experience exciting rhythms of the world without needing a passport!
Jazz Hip- Hop is an exciting and ever-evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion, and life. Steeped in the rhythm of R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop and House music, a true American art form, jazz and hip-hop dance brings energy and life to all those who dance it. Exploring hip-hop from the east to west coast as well as southern style hip-hop combined with line dances and fun party style routines. This class explores body isolations of the head, shoulders, rib cage, hips, feet, and arms to encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Jazz Funk ,Hip-Hop, Club dance can be powerful and percussive or expressive and lyrical. Dance like a Rock or Pop Star in videos, concerts or like your at a party, having a great time!
Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba's choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts. Squats and a cardio fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training and aerobic dance.
Here is another creation by Trina Robinson-Kemie. This class is an intense cardiovascular workout, learning traditional kickboxing (Muay Thai ) with proper form, technique, combined with free weights, plyometric, athletic drills, boot camp style. You will burn up a lot of calories as you develop strong balance, coordination, stability and overall strength while stretching, elongating, creating lean muscle mass throughout the body. We use high and low impact combinations. Open to all Levels
Afro-Funk Dance is a combination of traditional and stylized African & Caribbean dance with movements for men and women. A workout that will challenge your muscles and energize your spirit! For various levels. The movements are broken down into low impact, medium and high (for the fitness enthusiast). It all culminates into one dynamic fitness routine and dance combination that feels more like a party than a workout.
Salsa is danced on music with a recurring eight-beat pattern, i.e. two bars of four beats. Salsa patterns typically use three steps during each four beats, one beat being skipped. However, this skipped beat is often marked by a tap, a kick, a flick, etc. Typically the music involves complicated percussion rhythms and is fast with around 180 beats per minute (see salsa music for more). Salsa is a slot or spot dance, i.e., unlike Foxtrot or Samba, in Salsa a couple does not travel over the dance floor much, but rather occupies a fixed area on the dance floor. In some cases people do Salsa alone
ASA! is the premier low-impact workout evolution, an engaging fusion of modern club movements with cultural African energy into an enchantingly upbeat event, a life-changing total body endurance experience.
Not your average dance fitness class! The individual movements of the ASA! routines target all muscle groups, particularly core/stabilizing muscle groups for more than just an aerobic workout. ASA! Allows participants to improve cardiovascular capacity, burn calories, tone, and HAVE FUN!
U-Jam Fitness® is an athletic hip-hop dance fitness workout that combines dance and high energy music for a workout that is bound to get your heart rate up, your body moving, and make you work up a sweat -- all while having FUN!
Creators Susy C and Matt Marks launched U-Jam Fitness® in January, 2010. By uniting world beats with urban rhythm, U-JAM Fitness® has quickly taken the San Francisco Bay Area dance fitness craze by storm. In one year's time, U-JAM is proud to offer over 250 classes to over 10,000+ students a week.
U-JAM is more than a fitness class: it's an exhilarating experience that makes you forget you're working out, seeing students walk out of every class dripping in sweat and glowing with smiles. U-JAM has cultivated a social environment where students feel a sense of community and belonging.
Besides making exercising fun, U-JAM believes that dance should be approachable and easy-to-follow, no matter what level you are! Creator, Susy C, has developed choreography that is fun and creative, yet easy to follow. Paired with the latest and hottest beats from all over the world, U-JAM strives to give our students the best of both worlds.
U-Jam Fitness® is a program for all ages and fitness levels. We invite you to check out a class for yourself and you'll see every student have a great time while working up a sweat. We guarantee you will be addicted after your first class.
United, we JAM
BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography and intensive workouts with the hottest music from around the world. Its 50-minute cardio workout cycles between high and low-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and, most importantly, motivated all at the same time. At the very core of a BollyX workout is the inspiration it draws from the music and dance of Bollywood, the film industry of India. We embody the infectious energy, expression and movement of Bollywood and aim to expand the reach of fitness to more people worldwide.
BollyX utilizes interval training techniques; the unique workout not only tones your entire body but also burns serious calories – participants have recorded a calorie burn of 500-800 calories per session. No prior dance experience is required – just a positive attitude and the desire to unleash your inner swagger!
BollyX pushes the world of fitness forward to a new kind of experience. Because getting you in the best shape of your life is one thing, but giving you the platform to feel like a Bollywood star simultaneously is a whole other ball game.
For beginning students to learn correct alignment and breathing in basic yoga postures, ideal for those students who have completed the Intro to Yoga course.
For students who have attended Level 1 classes and are ready for a more advanced beginning class. The basic postures are presented in more challenging ways with a focus on the fundamentals of yoga. Designed to take students to the intermediate level. More advanced postures and sequences are introduced requiring a bit more strength, stamina, and flexibility.
Hatha Yoga uses postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. There are many styles of Hatha Yoga. Some use a specific series of postures; others use a flow of movements, while some may use props such as blocks or belts to assist a posture or maximize a stretch. All styles of Hatha Yoga, however, encourage proper alignment of the body and bring balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner. Our Hatha Yoga classes are based on the classic and ancient practices with attention to alignment and the deeper layers of yoga.
Gentle - Slower paced restorative class with focus on breathing, relaxation and gentle stretching. Beginners welcome.
Yoga Nidra - This class is quiet and introspective, with plenty of time to breathe, feel, and welcome the pause between stimulus and response. Learning how to act instead of react, learning to listen to the inner voice. Class also includes movement, breathing exercises and meditation to help develop our connection to our inner knowing that is always present. Beginners welcome.
This dance form is an example of a partnered/non-partnered dance. In classes a choreographed sequence is generally taught, but in practice it is an improvised dance.
Flamenco emerged from the gradual assimilation of the folk culture of the Spanish Romany (or Gypsy) people who first settled in Catalonia in the Fifteenth Century with the ancient, predominantly Moorish Andalusia musical tradition, eventually becoming Spain’s national dance. It is an intense, passionate dance form with an emotional focus that feeds on improvisation. Dancers talk of the ? duende? - the spirit that enters them as they near exhaustion: this spirit is said to take control of the body, making each performance unique. Three elements make up the dance? the staccato steps of the dancer; the singer’s passion and the driving force of the guitar. The dancer beats his or her heels from a gentle whisper to a frenzy while clapping to define the rhythm or curving arms to create elegant patterns in the air. Sometimes a dancer may use castanets to emphasize the beat. The dancer’s movements are enhanced by a swirling dress for the female and figure-hugging trousers and snug jacket for the male.
Joseph Pilates presents his method as the art of controlled movements, which should look and feel as a work-out (not a therapy) when properly manifested. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, develops control and endurance in the whole human body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, and developing a strong powerhouse, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates' system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner's specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.