Boulder Dance Classes

Boulder Dance Classes

Class Descriptions


Break into ecstatic movement and unbridled soul expression with the funky fusion and World Beats of SoulSweat! Developed by Chantal Pierrat, SoulSweat is an exhilarating dance experience that enhances coordination, tones your body, increases your dynamic flow of energy, and awakens your creative spirit.

World Heat with Sarah Jane

Funk, hip hop, African and playful, wild pop!  Sarah Jane has a wide-ranging background that will bring you a passionate exploration of all dance styles!

Conscious Burlesque with Madame Merci

Conscious Burlesque® Class is a combination of burlesque technique and group choreography it takes place Friday nights at 5:30p at Alchemy.  In an incredibly fun and safe environment Madame Merci, Conscious Burlesque® founder and Madame of Boulder Burlesque, teaches Conscious Burlesque® as a means of exploring sensuality, erotic edges, and the power of play. Chairs, boas, and tried-and-true Boulder Burlesque classic stage routines offer a fun way to spend your Thursday night (6:45p at Alchemy).  This class is high spirited, playful, and open beginning to intermediate students. This class is one hour and fifteen min long and is based on full expression, dynamic embodied movement, and theatrical play. NEW: You can join us in the studio or practice the art of Conscious Burlesque® from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer and wi-fi access and you can join Madame Merci from anywhere in the world! Click here to find out more.

Awaken the Dance with Hannah Kinderlehrer

Nourish, deepen your connection to yourself and come alive with the joy of dance! Grounding in stillness, we transition into the pure pleasure of having a body. Exploring our own dance   and sweetness of dancing in community- it is the place to come and be yourself in a welcoming  space of ,vulnerable, authentic, wild and joyful dancers of all ages. No experience necessary. All ages, bodies, beings and dance experience is welcome. Mondays are women only.

Jazz and Advanced Jazz with Nancy Cranbourne

This winter/spring Nancy is teaching Intermediate through Advanced level classes. The vibe is funky, funny, rhythmic, technical, soulful, performative, encouraging, and demanding. Bonus: Lots of performance opportunities are offered through committing to Nancy’s classes! The advanced Jazz class is for professional level dancers. 

Zumba with Ashley Patchen

Zumba Fitness is a Latin-based dance/fitness class. Whether you have two left feet and are looking to find the right, or are a professional dancer looking for something outside the gym, Zumba is for you! We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

Conscious Dance with Live DJ

A two hour free form community “conscious dance” practice. Free form dance may include anything from contemplative movement, stretching, and stillness, to all-out tribal romps, boogie, and whirling dervishes. The practice is lightly facilitated and can be an individual inward journey as well as an opportunity to connect with others by dancing in duets or groups. It can at times include light contact if desired, but is not intended as a contact improvisation practice.

Funk Fusion with Linzee Klinkenberg

Linzee Klinkenberg is the Artistic Director of Boulder’s New Breed Dance Company, renowned for their athleticism, sensuality, showmanship and humor. Her experience includes teaching and choreographing for Cornish College of the Arts, the University of Boulder, the University of Washington, Whitman College, Boulder Ballet, Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, and the Colorado Athletic Clubs.  She utilizes her background as a professional dancer and certified personal trainer to create dynamic and uplifting movement. Funk Fusion is a highly energetic, non-intimidating, and sassy blend of Jazz, Modern, and aerobic fitness designed for all levels of dancers.

Master’s Classes with Carolyne Rideg

An exhilarating, barefoot blend of dance and martial art moves that will inspire your body, mind and emotions to move and let go, while working every muscle in your body.

Blending textures of movement, you will gain greater flexibility, strength and overall conditioning. It’s perfect for people of all shapes and sizes, is a great workout, and a perfect complement to yoga, running, hiking and strength training. No experience necessary.

Are with Juliet Suskind

Juliet has a background in dance, and has been teaching movement classes since 2001.  Her passion for music and creating her own choreography inspired her to create “Ayre” in 2012.  She chose this name because Ayrshire Scotland is where she has a lot of family and where her mother grew up.  It also has other meanings that seem fitting — music being one! Juliet draws from a wide variety of music and dance styles.  Her classes provide a high energy, upbeat, full body workout.  Juliet always welcomes new “Ayreheads” , and enjoys teaching to a variety of levels and experience.

Core Convergence with Emmie John’s

Core Convergence, converging dance and core work to create balance, strength, flexibility.

Hoya with Kathryn Holt

Qoya is a movement practice that helps us remember that we are wise, wild, and free. Through yoga, dance, and sensual movement we remember the sensation of truth in our bodies and we can use this as North on our internal compass. Through Qoya, we begin to trust ourselves knowing that when it feels good and true, we are doing it right. The class is fun, soulful, and sweaty– you will dance, move, share, and re-align with your heart and soul. 
In Qoya, we focus less on how it looks and more on how it feels. There’s no beginner, intermediate or advanced levels because there’s just one level and that is when it feels good you’re doing it right.  Qoya encourages a shift from seeking external validation on how you move and the tendency of waiting for correction or praise to see if you are “doing it right” to a place where you reclaim the innate ability to move the way that you want to move and feel a sense of inner validation that the fact that it feels good in your body is enough.

African Dance with Maputo Mensah and Live Drumming  by Mawue Mensah (Begins February 4th)

When I Dance I Feel Happy!!   Come share the spicy-juicy richness of traditional African dance & song from these cultural ambassadors – brothers Maputo & Mawue Mensah.  Their enthusiasm and laughter are contagious. The dances and rhythms are rooted in spiritual and cultural traditions where dancing and singing are part of everyday life.  Maputo makes the dances easy, fun and accessible for westerners – but be prepared to sweat!  Mawue is a master-drummer who sings the rhythmic voice of Africa into your bones.

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