Almyra's Latin Dance Express - Saturdays at 2!

Saturdays starting February 15 From 2 – 3:30pm
At Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue, 16th Floor

Have you ever wondered if you could do a particular move or moves the way a dancer you admire can? Latin Express is designed to take you there. I've been working on a new class that puts all dancers in their own express lane to achieve their personal best.

Using Salsa and other Latin/International rhythms and working with my own techniques from years of teaching and study, I believe all of you will be able to learn specific movements and combinations usually reserved for 'advanced dancers and performers.' Through repetition and variation, the format will target core movements and fundamental techniques of movement reinforced with a lot of practice and tailored instruction. In the 90-minute class, we'll be moving 100% of the time with 60-70% of that to music. If that sounds like the express lane to fitness and better dancing, it is. If it sounds like a way to feel your own body express itself through music - it's that too.

This class is for dance students of all genres and levels who are comfortable within a dance class environment.

• Learn cool moves.
• Learn to use your body's full range of movement, from the core out.
• Improve balance, coordination and basic technique without losing your own "flavor."
• Layering core technique with variations (all taught in a logical order in class), you learn ways to spice up basic steps as much or as little as you want, and climb up the dance ladder at a pace that makes sense for you and your body.
• Using your arms, hips, legs and extended range of movement, your body get's a workout that just feels like DANCE to best of Salsa, cha-cha and other great rhythms:)
• Practice seeing yourself EXPRESSing movement that matches how you feel the music:)
• Remove the "limitations" of your dance, one joyful step at a time!
• NO high impact – get a dance workout, and be kind to your body, too.
• Learn to be aware of your body to avoid injury and also how to adjust to your body if you have been dancing with injury. (Always speak to me ahead of time if you're concerned with a chronic injury, as I may advise you not to do particular movements, or not do particular classes altogether, based on the focus for that week.)

See you all in class!!

PS- From now through March 15, the class is $15, no matter what.  For future LDE classes, the payment structure will start at $20 - then, the more people sign up the better (15 or more) the price will go back down to $15 again:)  

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  • kim

    See you Almee! ;-)

    February 16

  • Tiffany

    I would love to do this; unfortunately, I work I Saturdays until 2:30

    February 16

    • Almee

      No worries, Tiffany - I'll be posting other events and classes in the future, so hopefully, you'll be able to come to some of those:) All the best,

      1 · February 16

  • Almee

    Thanks for signing up!! I look forward to meeting you in class:)

    1 · February 16

  • Almee

    Hey Michelle -
    I understand your situation - please allow me to message you privately regarding this.

    February 15

  • michelle weich

    Dear Almyra:

    I would love to attend your dance classes but the price is too high for me because I am not working and I am on Social Security Disability. The payments I receive is very little. I can only afford $5.oo. I realize that you have to take up this collection so you can afford to pay Rippley-Griers Studio for the space that you are renting. Is it possible that you can receive a sliding scale fee of $5.00 since I cannot afford the $20.00 or $15.00 fee.

    February 15

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