Guest Classes

Alchemy has guest teachers that rent our studio to bring you a wide variety of classes and workshops. Some guest teachers have long-standing class series; others offer one-off workshops. These classes are NOT part of the Alchemy punch-card payment system. You will pay the teacher directly and we will note the cost on the schedule listing.

Conscious Dance is now at Alchemy!

Every tues 8-10p+ – $5 or more if you are able

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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.



Juliet Seskind is at Alchemy!

What: Ayre $10 drop in

When: Thursdays at 10:30aFIRST CLASS FREE FOR ALCHEMY STUDENTS! 5 classes punch for $40

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.


When – Saturday and Sunday w Ashley at 9:45-10:45a! $10 drop in

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.

Ashley Patchen

Ashley is a very energetic and enthusiastic instructor and has experience teaching, choreographing, and performing a variety of dance forms including Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Bollywood, Hip Hop and Samba. She teaches high school math by day and dances & teaches Zumba by night. Her passion for music and dance is contagious and is incorporated into all aspects of her life.

Be excited to meet a healthier, more confident you!



When: Mondays 7:30p, Wed at 6:35p & Fridays, 7-8:30pm $15 drop in

This Afro-Brazilian martial art and dance form is multi-faceted, involving self-defense, music, dance, rhythm and percussion. This is a practice of infinite possibility and growth. The results of training Capoeira are strength, flexibility, self-confidence, motor coordination, language acquisition, singing and integration of history and culture in community. This class is taught by Brazilian native Mestre Lucas Corvo, who hails from from Rosa Neto, Bahia, Brazil and has three decades of experience training and teaching Capoeira. His enthusiasm for Capoeira is highly infectious.

Low & high Intermediate Jazz

When: Tues and Thurs at noon $15 drop in

nancy_cranbourne Nancy Cranbourne brings her lifelong choreography and dance teaching experience back to Alchemy. Nancy is the artistic director of 40 Women Over 40, a dance company based in Boulder. Her background includes teaching dance for the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and the National Theater Conservatory. Visit Nancy’s web site. Most of all, start your weekend right with a great dose of funk!