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.
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 (We are taking the summer off – stay tuned for the Fall schedule!)
Conscious Burlesque® Class is a combination of burlesque technique and group choreography. 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.
Jessica Wolf, founder of Denver’s Soma Studio, says her Soma class is a fusion of many traditions, “simply a way to allow for the freedom to deviate, create and honor the inspiration that I have gleaned from so many sources…you’ll sense the influence of Nia & Yoga; as well as a return to wisdom your body has long known and possibly forgotten.”
Soma is a deep core strengthening dance class – Jessica weaves in body alignment through intelligent guidance and inspired self awareness! She builds the class slowly and wisely with her gentle and encouraging poetic cues for entering your body in a powerful and celebratory way! You will receive a penetrating workout – don’t be fooled by the the slow build!
Awaken the Dance
Awaken the Dance began with a group of Hannah’s friends in her living room, and expanded to a workshop at Shine last summer. The class combines dance, which helps manifest awareness in the body, and meditation, which manifests awareness of the mind and heart
The class begins in a circle with participants lying down as Hannah rings a bell three times and invites everyone to relax into their bodies, sets an intention for the class and shares a quote. Then she leads students through a “body scan,” where they check in with their bodies, one part at a time, using sensation as a vehicle for meditation, instead of following a breath or mantra. Then, the class moves into warmup, stretching and dancing, both free dance and simple choreography.
What ATD students are saying:
“Knowing you has infinitely brightened my life. Dancing with you is the highlight of my week. Thank you for all that you do and all that you are.” – A. N.
“Thank you for being so wonderful and giving of your spirit, I love your class and look forward to it all week.”- J.D.