Contemporary

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Release your creativity as you suspend, spiral and sweat!

We’re upping the pace on a traditional lyrical class to give you a liberating workout that draws on concepts from jazz, ballet and modern dance.

Class begins with a cardio warm up designed to improve alignment, range of motion and fluidity. Then, get your heart rate up as you practice patterns of steps to a variety of expressive songs from artists like Adele or Ellie Goulding. The intensity of the class builds momentum as you learn a short combination, but don’t worry! The focus is always on moving to the music, rather than discussing philosophy or perfecting lines.

While the goal of this class is fitness and fun, the program is best-suited for those with some background in dance. Choreography includes movements adaptable to most levels, but layers in more advanced leaps, kicks, spins and rolls.

Contemporary Dance Fitness

  • Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
  • Rittenhouse studio (1624 South St.)
  • $12 drop in or one punch on a class card. FREE for members.
  • Wear: Comfortable workout attire like a tank top and sweats. Shoes are not necessary, though you may wish to wear socks, jazz shoes or dance sneakers to help with spins.

*Moderate/low impact
*Adv. Beginner/intermediate choreography level