Drop-in Classes School year Fall '23
Aspire's Drop-in Classes are for teen (12+) and adult dancers who want to join class on their own schedule! Drop-in classes are currently offered in dance in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary. Fitness class options include Barre and Cardio Tap. Please check the class descriptions below to find the class that's right for you! Check out the visual Drop-In Class Schedule at the bottom of the page.
Dancers may purchase single class ($16.50), 5 class ($65), or 10 class ($135) cards for Drop-in Classes. All class cards expire at the end of the current calendar year - 12/31/23 - and are non-refundable and non-transferable.
No Open Tap Wednesday December 6th!
No Open Theatre Jazz Thursday, December 14th!
No classes December 16th (Sat.) & 17th (Sun.)
Winter break December 18th - January 2nd. Holiday Schedule Coming soon!
Jazz: Commercial Based is Sundays at 1pm with Julia Hart!
Drop-in Class Descriptions
For dancers who have never taken ballet before or those who have taken a long break, this class will introduce and build upon the fundamentals of ballet. Dancers will get detailed feedback to help them find the shapes and movement patterns that lengthen, strengthen, and improve flexibility in a supportive, judgment-free environment.
Open Pointe Class
Dancers both experienced and new pointe are welcome for open pointe class. Class will include barre work and center -for those with previous pointe experience. Dancers are welcome to take pointe class in flat shoes. If you are new to pointe, please consult Director Erin Crall Scott before purchasing shoes for the first time!
For dancers who have never taken jazz before, this class will cover the basics and fundamentals of jazz including stretching, balance, and core work. Dancers will get detailed feedback in style and patterns in a supportive, judgment-free environment.
Open Moderate Theatre Jazz
For dancers who have experience with the fundamentals of Jazz who want to move a little slower than Sunday's Open level. Class will include a warm-up, across the floor progressions, and choreography in rotating Theatre styles. Dancers will work on strength, flexibility, and storytelling.
This class is for adult and teen students who want to learn the basics of tap. Dancers will learn rhythm and foundational steps and receive detailed feedback in a judgment-free environment.
Each week of contemporary will feature a warm up, stretching, and across the floor progressions to practice skills and technique for that week's combination. Combinations will change each week and pull from ballet, jazz, modern, and commercial styles to let dancers practice their artistry, floor work, and performance skills. Socks are the recommended footwear for this class.
Using exercise bands and balls, Director Erin's Ballet Conditioning class focuses on strengthening and working correctly through alignment, rotation, and extension. Students are encouraged to bring their own exercise bands and exercise ball (sometimes called a yoga ball, 22-25inches recommended). Recommended footwear is socks, bare feet, or ballet shoes.
Morning Open Ballet:
Tuesdays / Thursdays / Sundays
Evening Open Ballet:
For dancers who have a good foundation in ballet training, Open Ballet includes a full barre and center for dancers who want to stay strong and continue to hone their coordination, flexibility, and artistry
Open Modern Class
Pulling primarily from the techniques of Martha Graham and Lester Horton, this Open Modern class includes a warm-up, across the floor work, and a combination. Floor work will be included. No previous Modern experience is necessary, but familiarity with Ballet or Jazz vocabulary is beneficial. This class is designed for bare feet. Dancers may wear ballet shoes if they prefer.
Open Theatre Jazz
Dancers must have a basic understanding of jazz to take Open level. Class will include a warm-up, across the floor progressions, and choreography in rotating Theatre styles. Dancers will work on strength, flexibility, and storytelling.
Open Jazz: Commerical Based
For dancers interested in a Jazz class based in commercial styles which pull from heels, street styles, and classic jazz. This Open level class assumes dancers have a familiarity with the fundamentals of jazz movement and vocabulary.
Students must have a basic understand of tap to take Open level. Class will include a warm up, across the floor progressions, choreography, and improv explorations. Dancers will get the opportunity to focus on rhythm, style, and speed.
Returning Winter '24
Aspire is thrilled to partner with the Owner/Co-creator of CardioTAP™, Krystle Armstrong-Alan to offer their signature CardioTAP™ method! CardioTAP™ was created by professional musical theatre performers and choreographers to adapt Broadway tap steps into an incredibly fun and effective workout. CardioTappers burn over 500 calories per class and improve strength, stamina, flexibility, coordination, balance, muscle tone, bone density, cognitive acuity & function, and of course, tap skills! We welcome people of all tap and fitness levels - from musical theatre professionals and enthusiasts to business professionals and people who used to tap as kids - even complete beginners! No matter who you are, this method meets you where you're at and pushes you to the next level, simultaneously providing an intense workout and opportunity to practice the tap steps used on Broadway. Come as you are and expect to meet a community full of fun, ready to support you as you tap your way into health and happiness!
All schedules subject to change. Updated August 23, 2023