Dance Class Descriptions
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for which classes
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Ballet, Tap, Creative Dance Combinations-
These are combination classes made to introduce young or 1st time dancers to Ballet, Tap and Jazz. We want our little ones to discover a love for dance while learning to point their toes, develop balance, listen carefully and recognize proper arm and foot placement. With quickly moving activities and fun age appropriate music dancers absorb the basics and get to know how their bodies move.
This class is designed as a low-pressure, relaxed introduction to movement and a great opportunity to socialize with children their own age. Dancers and parents will be barefoot as we work on stretching, basic motor development with the use of fun colorful props including a parachute! We use classic songs like the hokey pokey and Monkeys jumping on the bed to encourage memorization and music recognition.
We have lovingly nicknamed this class:
"Adults move around like crazy while the kids look at us funny"
This class is always full of laughs and fun!!
An adult must accompany each child throughout the class. Walking ability is important!
Hip Hop Classes
Hip Hop is a high energy class that starts with basic Hip Hop technique and infused classic Hip Hop styles with the latest street dancing. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip Hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves, therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for intense movements
Drop in's always welcome!!
Performance Teams and Options
The UTD Performance Team is designed to inspire young dancers to take their dancing to the next level!
We will focus on building Jazz, Ballet and Hip Hop technique and performance quality movement. Dancers in these levels can learn to focus not only on a personal level in class, but how to work and perform well as a team.
Students will learn a new routine every 10-14 weeks to perform locally at retirement homes, schools, local events and dance competitions in Seattle.
This is an intermediate class, students must have 2 or more years of dance experience and be enrolled in at least one other dance class at UTD.
We are so proud of our adult classes at UTD!
Classes are only $15-$20 each
Pole Dancing - Coming Jan 2020
Hula Hoop Dancing coming Nov 2020
Sessions focus on a specific style of dancing and run for 7 weeks.
Burlesque derives from the Italian word burlesco, which, in turn, is derived from the Italian burla – meaning joke, ridicule or mockery. This is a low key, fun class full of laughs!!! Our classes focus on positive body image, fun, and self love. This is our most popular adult class and we offer it about every 8 or 9 weeks.
Optional Performance opportunities available!
This class focuses on expressive movement, fluid transitions, and natural forms. Contemporary modern technique builds from foundations of working with/against gravity, contracting and releasing, basic coordination and illustration emotions through organic, physical movement.
Students dance in bare feet
Don't be afraid to feel beautiful in your own skin! Be proud of your womanly form!
Raqs Sharqi or Eastern Dance commonly called "Belly Dance" is a dance form available to all ages, shapes, and sizes. Raqs Sharqi style meaning "Dance of the Orient" is a classical cabaret style of Egyptian dancing developed during the early 20th century.
Miss. Renah's foundational series of classes will focus on the "classical" body alignment, movements used at every level of this dance to reduce injuries, encourage fun and celebrate femininity!
Each class hour will have a warm up, technique, choreography, and cool-down segments. Throughout the course students will be introduced to both the cultural considerations and the varied rich histories surrounding this beautiful and exotic art form.
Hip Hop- Refer to Hip Hop Class description
Due to COVID we have extremely limited availability for the use of the poles.
Follow this link to our registration portal to register and add yourself to the waiting list. We do not know when more spots will be available, so please consider trying one of these options below!
"Pole-less" Dance class options:
No experience necessary. Rotating sessions run for 7 weeks. $140 for the full session due at time of enrollment
Low Flow Floorwork -
Get low in a dance class that's all about bringing it to the floor! So often in dance, we're on our feet, but this class will take the movement to the floor. Learn how to gain momentum from seated positions and keep your audience engaged while you bring it down low. Class will focus on shoulder rolls, legs waves and transitions from the floor to standing and back again as you learn full choreography to take home. This is a great alternative to pole dance classes; you'll begin to build muscles and movements that are used in pole, so when we can re-open our full pole classes, you'll be ready to go!
Release your inner goddess with this traditionally sultry style. Strap on your favorite pair of heels (if you have them!) and strut around feeling like royalty! Learn a sexy, heels-based routine in this workshop, including waves, clacks and booty smacks. This is a fun, empowering class for anyone, regardless of experience! No pole or dance experience required; heels preferred if you have them, but barefoot/socks totally fine. Heels must have a backstrap so they stay on your feet. Knee pads optional for comfort.
Drip, tease and flow as you let your legs do the talking! We're taking it to the floor in this class, and concentrating on everything from the hip down to your toes - think leg waves and rolls to mesmerize your audience. Learn a short routine with leg movements you can work into any dance choreography when you want to highlight those stems. No pole or dance experience required. Heels optional
Pole Dance Classes-
Wait List only due to COVID
Join the pole dance students at Unique Technique Dance and truly learn to fly! Our pole fitness classes are designed to empower dancers to be stronger, more confident people in the studio and throughout their everyday lives through this fun, engaging class. Get a full body workout while enjoying a positive, inclusive environment that encourages growth, both physically and mentally. All fitness types are welcome, and no previous experience is necessary! Pole dance is perfect for anyone, at any level.
These classes are for beginners with little or no previous pole or aerial experience. Classes start with a full-body warm up and conditioning before moving into training tricks, spins, holds and climbs. Trust us - this will be the most fun you’ll ever have working out! Classes will include choreography to work on flow and tie what you learn together, so you can leave with a completed piece. The class will conclude with a cool down and stretch session.
Many people believe that they don’t have the strength or flexibility to start pole dancing. Step into one of our beginner sessions for just one month, and see how strong, sexy and confident you can become, all while laughing and having fun.
What to wear???
Please wear a tank top and shorts to class so you can get used to the pole on your skin, you might bruise or get a "pole burn" but that is half the fun! Your skin will get used to it after awhile. You are welcome to layer up and take off warmer layers as you get comfortable.
Adult Dance Workshops/Additional Classes-
Theater, Acrobatics, Tap, Twerkshops (Hip Hop/Twerking), Exercise classes, and more!
These classes are offered sparingly throughout the year, but with interest we can always plan classes or workshops of ALL kinds!!!