Dance finds you where you are. And here I am, again, ready to dance. This week I will be embarking on something special. Tomorrow is the first of 10 glorious days of absolutely free dance classes in New York as part of NYC Dance Week 2013. Anyone who’s ever tried taking dance classes in New York City knows that the average dance class, around $17 per class, is cost prohibitive for many, especially dancers trying to keep their craft up and body moving while keeping a roof over their head. Founded by Tasha Norman of FitEngine, NYC Dance Week takes down this seemingly insurmountable barrier for 10 wonderful days in which some of the City’s top dance studios open their doors for free. There will be classes at the Joffrey, Alvin Ailey, Mark Morris, DNA, STREB, and more… It is a veritable smorgasbord for those who love movement. And since, that is my favorite form of self-expression, I will be at the table for the feast.
And don’t you worry, I will be be bringing you along with me. Stay tuned for daily descriptions, photos and possibly even video of my experience in some of NYC’s most hallowed halls of dance! Below is a list of what’s on my agenda for the 10 days so far. Of course, this list is subject to change and can also expand if I receive good suggestions. And who knows, maybe I’ll see you there! If you see me, definitely say hi. I will also be blogging this experience at The Dance Enthusiast so be sure to go there and check it out as well. PS – I went to the opening gala for this event. It was a rockin’ time, check out the pics here.
6/20: Core Synergy Conditioning @ Joffrey
6/21: Capoeira for Beginners @Arte Capoeira
6/22: Contemporary – Simonson Technique + Samba & Brazilian Fusion @ Mark Morris
6/24: Modern Dance with Danté Brown @ DNA
6/25: Beginner Ballet @ Joffrey
6/26: Bollywood Funk @ Ripley Grier
6/28: Community Class @ Hip Hop Conservatory