Ballet Stretch combines the principles of Ballet, Yoga, Pilates, and dance-inspired exercises to strengthen, sculpt, and lengthen your muscles. This class will help improve balance, flexibility, and strength for a safe and total body workout. All levels welcome, Yoga matt recommended.
Intro to Hip Hop is all about having fun and getting your groove on while learning the fundamentals of Hip Hop dance and culture. Whether you're looking for a fun new way to get in shape or to add a bit of spice to your life, this is the class for you. From old school popping and locking to music video style, there is a diverse range of movement that allows any level of dancer to be able to connect with their own body and groove to the music. The class will begin with warm-up which will focus on body isolations, flexibility, footwork, and core strength, which will help you grow stronger and improve each week. Following warm up a high-energy, up beat combination will be taught and worked on for several weeks giving you a chance to fully understand the movement and explore and incorporate you own style. To feel the full benefits of class, Emily encourages you to attend class regularly.
This class is a step up from Intro. While it's still all about having fun and getting your groove on, the moves are much more complex and usually involve using more than one body part at the same time. No need to panic though, the choreography is clean and smooth and broken down step by step so anyone can do it. The class will begin with a warm-up focusing on body isolations, flexibility, footwork, and core strength, which will help you grow stronger and improve each week. Following warm up a high-energy, up beat combination will be taught and worked on for several weeks giving you a chance to fully understand the movement and explore and incorporate you own style. To feel the full benefits of class, Emily encourages you to attend regularly.
*This class does require some dance training.
Don’t let the name scare you. This class is safe for all levels with just a little more sass and technique than Hip Hop. While blending Jazz techniques and Hip Hop street styles, Street Jazz is a mastery fusion that allows you to explore your inner diva while learning the fundamentals of Jazz and Hip Hop. Beginning with an elaborate warm up that focuses on body isolations, core strength, balance, and flexibility, this class allows you to improve your technical skills and strength week after week. Don’t worry it’s not all sweat and tears. Following the warm up a fun and upbeat routine will be taught and worked on for several weeks allowing you to fully understand the movement and explore and incorporate you own style. Emily breaks down each move step by step in great detail guaranteeing you’ll be busting out a full combination by the end of each class!! To feel the full benefits of class, Emily encourages you to attend regularly.
While fusing popular dance styles such as Jazz, Hip Hop, and nuvo-burlesque to create a brand new exciting style of movement, this class is great for beginners or anyone who wants to gain self confidence and feel sexy! In this class you will be lead in a brief warm-up focusing on core strength and flexibility followed with some across the floor movement then into a sensual and sassy routine that will be taught in 4 week sessions. This is NOT a "stripper" class nor does it promote any such life style. The techniques learned in this class are designed specifically to create a fun and inspiring atmosphere for every woman and encourage freedom of expression, strength, and empowerment while at the same time getting in shape!
Please come in either bare feet or clean/dry athletic type shoes. Wear comfortable or feel free to dress up in frills and high heels!! AGES 18 AND UP/FEMALES ONLY.
This class is designed for all levels and body types to have fun and share the joy of dance while at the same time burning calories and getting in shape. The movement is simple enough and broken down step by step so that anyone can learn it and bust a move. While focusing on fundamentals such as isolations, flexibility, coordination, and strength, Jazz Grooves allows you to get to know your body, build confidence and strength. The class will begin with the usual warm-up followed by a simple yet high energy routine that will be added to and worked on each week.
Basic Grooves is a fun yet educational approach to learning about dance and your body as well as a place to build strong relationships while groovin to old school classic jams! It is a guarantee you will be laughing and loving this class within the first 5 minutes. To feel the full benefits of class, Emily encourages you to attend regularly.
If you love Zumba or NIA you'll definitely love Fusion Rhythms! Specially unique to Soul Step and designed by Emily Fine, Fusion Rhythms is a dance based workout/aerobics class that improves fitness, self expression, and coordination through movement. While Emily utilizes her extensive dance background to blend Modern, Hip Hop, Jazz, African, Latin, Yoga, and Martial Arts with an eclectic mix of spiritual and soulful music, this class has become a Soul Step favorite. It is safe for any fitness level and provides a whole-body, cardiovascular workout. Be prepared to sweat and feel great while experiencing the quickest hour you've ever spent burning so many calories. Practiced bare-foot or in sneakers, Fusion Rhythms is a great way to stimulate the body, raise the spirit, and get in shape!
This class is a fusion of Modern/Contemporary dance and Jazz/street styles. Instructor Emily Fine utilizes her extensive background in hip hop, jazz, modern, and ballet to create a unique movement vocabulary thats smooth and fluid yet bold and edgy. Move in and out of the ground with rhythm, musicality, pulse, flow, and release. This is a fairly technical class and some dance training is required.
House is a nightclub dance style that originated in New York and Chicago in the early 80’s following the disco era. It’s a super fun and high energy dance style that is set to funky and soulful house music and incorporates many different types of urban dance. Be prepared for some crazy footwork and lots of sweat!! This class does require a certain level of physical exertion and coordination. Some dance knowledge recommended.
Urban Tots is a relaxed environment where kids ages 3-5 can learn simple dance techniques and coordination as well as begin to develop their own sense of expression. This class will set a foundation for kids and help them learn how to repeat movements and feel rhythm in music. We will use props and across the floor combinations as well as basic stretches. Please make sure your child is dressed comfortably with either bare feet, clean sneakers, or slippers with grips used only for dance class.
This is a fun and interactive class that introduces dance not only as an art form but as a creative tool for building confidence and interpreting rhythm and emotion in music. It teaches children how to freely express themselves through urban movement styles as well as how to creatively incorporate their own personality and explore their creativity. The class will consist of a warm-up as well as various routines that will focus on body isolations, basic footwork, stretching, rhythm exercises, and most importantly having fun!
Breakdancing or B-Boying is a street dance style that evolved as a part of the Hip Hop Movement during the early 1970’s. This class will teach the fundamentals such as foot work, power moves, and freezes as well as allow the kids to work towards gaining their own unique style and flow. Freedom of expression and creativity is encouraged. Although this class is safe for any fitness level, Break dancing is a whole body dance form that can require some athletic knowledge and skill. Kneepads, elbow pads, hats, and beanies are encouraged.
Led by the amazing Casey Ressl, this class is a slow and gentle practice that is perfect for beginners or anyone who wants to tune in with their breath and get basic knowledge of each posture! Casey has been studying Yoga for over 5 years and recently received her RYT - 200 Certification through Union Yoga. Don't miss this opportunity to improve mind, body and spirit! Safe for all fitnes levels, yoga matt required.
Lets get fit Soul Step style!! This class is more like a party than a workout and it's safe and fun for all fitness levels! Build strength, flexibility and coordination while gettin DOWN AND FUNKY!
NO DANCE BACKGROUND NECESSARY!
View the upcoming schedule and don't forget to register in advance wth our brand new online registration page! Also, be sure to check out our new classes, Rhythm Tap, Ballet Stretch, Soul Step Work Out, Jazz/Contemporary as well as some of the favorites, Intro to Hip Hop, Burlesque Funk, Yoga and MORE!! We have something for everyone!
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"It has been a joy to discover you and Soul Step Dance Studio! You definitely put your soul into your dance. Your beauty and grace of movement has been an inspiration to this "old body" that hates to exercise! You make it fun and have help me to be more graceful and fluid in my movements. I look forward to your classes each week."
—Bonnie Woolsey (54 yrs young, Fusion Rhythms)