Outdoors in October + More Events

October 1, 2020

We always have so much fun in October because Halloween is our favorite excuse to put together all kinds of ridiculous events, from extra freaky Frisky Fridays to a zombie-inspired hip-hop flash mob. On top of all this, we’re adding even more outdoor classes! Read on for the details plus a sneak preview of more events in the works!

Schedule Additions & Updates

More Parties in the Park

We’re taking advantage of being able to dance outside for as long as we can!  Starting this month, we’re adding a new location: Join us Mondays at 5;30 p.m. outside the Marian Anderson Rec Center in Graduate Hospital. We’re also continuing at Markward on Sundays and Thursdays, which means you can now dance al fresco three times a week!

Expect a mix of pop, hip-hop and perhaps even a few Latin/international songs at these high-energy outdoor events. Beginners welcome, just jump in and follow along!

  • Sundays at noon with Timaree at Markward (400 S. Taney St)
    • Updates & details
    • Look for us on the blacktop area between the playground and the basketball courts.
  • NEW Mondays at 5:30 p.m. with Deb at Marian Anderson (740 S. 17th St)**
    • **One exception: Since the rec center grounds are closed on Columbus Day, class that week will be on Tuesday, Oct. 13, same time.  
    • Updates & more details
    • Enter through the playground gate on Fitzwater Street

Per local safety regulations, face masks are still required outside. Also wear supportive shoes and don’t forget to bring water (and possibly sunscreen or bug spray depending on the time of day!) The rec center bathrooms/indoor facilities remain closed to the public, so please plan accordingly. *We need at least 5 confirmed dancers in order to offer these special classes, so please sign up in advance on Mindbody if you’d like to attend. In case of inclement weather, we will contact anyone registered to offer to reschedule, relocate or refund the class. 

In-Studio Additions

If you’re comfortable dancing with a mask inside, don’t forget to check out the latest additions to our Midtown studio schedule (1301 Locust St, 2nd Floor). All of the following are also be available on livestream except for Sunday pointe. Be sure to sign up well in advance as capacity is extremely limited per city regulations.

  • Ballet I
    • Sundays at 1 p.m. AND now also Thursdays at 7 p.m.! 
    • Both with Beverly
  • Pointe
    • Sundays at 2 p.m. AND now also Thursdays at 8 p.m.!
    • Both with Beverly
  • POUND
    • Mondays at 6:30 p.m. with Rachel
  • Cardio + Stretch
    • Fridays at 6 p.m.  with Michelle

Special Events

Extra FREAKY Striptease Dance Parties

Get ready for some spooktacularly sexy fun at this month’s striptease parties, from a salacious Doja Cat floor combo to a “spell-binding” chair dance. If you plan to join us in person, please pre-register as early as possible because our last event sold out super fast due to current capacity restrictions. But if you can’t get into the studio, check out the livestream option!

  • October 9 — Dirty Divas feat. Doja Cat
    • Start with cardio (and some twerking!) to “Juicy,” “Boss Bitch,” “Like That,” “Say So,” and more. Then build a sexy combo that concludes with a little floor work. (We recommend bringing knee pads or wearing long pants to cushion your knees.)
  • October 23 — Tricks & Treats
    • Learn stripper-worthy “tricks” sure to “treat” any potential audience as you piece together a chair combination complete with “magic wands.” We’ll bring the props, you bring the sexy! Masks and raunchy Halloween costumes highly encouraged!
  • Both at 8:30 p.m. in Midtown (1301 Locust St, 2nd Floor)
  • $18 for in-person (max capacity 9 students) or $12 livestream access. Members get 20% off!!

HALLOWEEN Outdoor Cardio Dance Party

We refuse to let the pandemic ruin our Halloween fun!! Join us at Markward for an all-levels cardio mashup featuring a silly, slightly creepy Halloween playlist. Dance along to “Ghostbusters,” “Monster Mash,” “Thriller,” “Witchcraft,” “Monster,” and more. Bonus points if you dance in costume!

  • Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. with Deb
  • Markward (400 S. Taney St)
  • Masked zombie and/or other costumes strongly encouraged

HALLOWEEN HIP-HOP FLASH MOB

Learn a “thrilling” monster-themed routine and then show it off at a socially-distant outdoor flash mob! Since there presumably won’t be crowds of trick-or-treaters to entertain this year, we’ll have to make do with filming our routine instead and spreading our “mob” through social media. This all-levels hip-hop event has been loads of fun in past years, so don’t miss it!

  • Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. with Ricky
  • Markward (400 S. Taney St)
  • Masked zombie and/or other costumes strongly encouraged
  • In case of rain, the class will be moved to our Midtown studio or rescheduled for Saturday.

Hamilton Dance Workshop

Get pumped for Election Day with another Hamilton dance workshop featuring ALL NEW original choreo to “Helpless” and “The Schuyler Sisters.” Expect a mix of jazz, musical theater and hip-hop in this 90-minute tribute to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical led by the fabulous Lee-Ann Barber.

  • Premiere date TBD but likely Sunday, Nov. 1
  • $20; Members get 20% off!
  • Registration links coming soon!

 



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