Drop-in Classes School year '22-'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.
Full current schedule - please note Pointe has moved to Wednesday 7:30-8:15pm!
No Open Tap Wednesday, May 17
Monday, May 29th, Memorial Day: No classes
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
Thursdays 7:45-8:30pm moving to
Wednesdays 7:30-8:15 on 4/26
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!
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.
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.
Strengthening Ballet Barre
Returning July 9th on Sundays 9:10-10am
Based in a ballet barre, Aspire's Barre class is full body exercise that focuses on alignment, lengthening, strengthening, and toning with fun music and energized instruction. This class includes standing work at the barre and in center floor as well as floor work. Dancers should bring a mat if they prefer not to sit or lay on the floor. Designed for dancers familiar with ballet barre vocabulary.
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
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.
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 Summer 23
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 April 15, 2023.