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Classes and Programs

CMDE Classes Fall 2021

Unless otherwise noted, most classes are suitable for ages 8- adult including individuals with disabilities. Try one or take them all!

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Tuition & Payment Information 2021 

 Try any class once for free before committing! Ongoing enrollment.

 Scholarships and work-study opportunities available for people with financial need 

 Please call 201-342-2989 or email info@cmde.org.


Because of the uncertainties of the times, we are currently only accepting

Pay Per Class for Adults & Seniors:   

Individual class is $17 for adults

$15 for seniors & individuals with disabilities, payable by check or online. 

All Children and Teens may attend for FREE!

Zoom classes are by donation


PAYMENT:  

    Checks made out to CMDE

To pay by credit card go to www.cmde.org and click on payment options

Tuition is non-refundable. Credit will be given for illness or injury.

MONDAYS

Dancing Work Out for Adults-Seniors (MWF)

Teacher: Claire Porter
Claire Porter’s Dancing Workout begins with a warmup of full body connection, progresses to fun aerobic dancing, and concludes with deep stretching. Her 1½ hour class is unique in its emphasis on alignment in action, fluid level changes, and 3-dimensional movement. Come away feeling grounded and connected to your body. Over time increase your stability, ease, flexibility, and strength.

Modern

Teacher: Candace Hundley-Kamate
Discover or rediscover the expressive dancer in you! A complete work-out for the body, mind, and spirit. This class fosters creative expression while building strength, balance, and flexibility. Small space combinations and lots of improvisations.

Latin Fusion Dance Class (MTh)

Teacher: Allison Brown
Come experience a good time of dancing, getting fit, and having fun with a Latin Dance party in your own home with your family and friends. In this class, we will learn different Latin dance styles and other dance styles such as Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Zumba, Jazz Fusion, and more. Come have a great time and explore the inner star that you are!

Modern Mon. (M & Sat)

Teacher: Kalena Brown
Discover or rediscover the expressive dancer in you! A complete work-out for the body, mind, and spirit. This class fosters creative expression while building strength, balance, and flexibility. Small space combinations and lots of improvisations.

TUESDAYS

“Strive”

Modern Dancercise (Adults – Seniors)

Teacher: Elissa
A fun class for health and fitness, using a variety of music and dance styles to tone, stretch, strengthen, relax and exhilarate the whole person. All levels and all ages. Suitable for seniors.

Art-inspired Dance

Teacher: Candace Hundley-Kamate
Students will explore art projects (collage, mixed media, drawings, paintings, 2D, 3D sculpture) that will connect modern dance techniques to how modern dance is found in art. Famous artists like Matisse, Chagall, Romare Bearden, Aaron Douglass used modern dance as their subjects. Each session will produce a project that reflects where modern dance techniques and visual art meet.

Moving Experience Dance Company for adults with disabilities

Teacher: Silinea Hillard and Allison Brown
A creative experience for individuals with disabilities who love to dance and
perform.

Contemporary Ballet

Teacher: Silinea Hillard

This creative approach to classic Ballet practices incorporates current dance styles. A modern interpretation of a historic art form.

WEDNESDAYS

Gentle Yoga (WTh)

Teacher: Elissa

A fun easygoing approach to the ancient practice uniting mind, body, and spirit.No contortions and adaptable for all humans we will stretch, balance, and breath to feel better, stand taller and be calmer. 

Ballet & Lyrical

Teacher: Kalena Brown

Students will learn the basics of ballet technique, as well as terminology. Ballet is used as the foundation of most modern-day dance styles.

THURSDAYS

Restorative Stretch and Movement

Teacher: Katonya

Release tight muscles and connective tissue as you improve posture, balance, and flexibility. Move better, feel better, and stress less with this class.

African Dance and Drum Company! 

Teacher: Yahya

CMDE’s new youth company. This high-energy performance group is open to dancers ages 8-19 with some dance or drumming experience and a strong desire to learn and perform. Students’ first class will serve as an informal audition. Company members will be paid on a sliding scale depending on age and experience. 

Hip-Hop

Teacher: Jayren

This is an upbeat class that will consist of learning the fundamentals of Hip Hop technique and street style movements. As well as picking up and learning choreography and working on rhythm and musicality. It is a class for all movers and dancers to allow their personalities to shine and to gain confidence. Bring out the inner YOU! (Sneakers suggested)

FRIDAYS

TGIF YOGA

Teacher: Silinea

Thank Goodness It’s Friday!!!!! Breath, stretch, balance, build strength and inner focus with the ancient practice of Yoga – the union of body, mind, and spirit. You will feel stronger, healed, and relaxed after you leave this class.

SATURDAYS

Modern Dance (Adults – Seniors)

Teacher: Elissa Machlin-Lockwood and Guests
Discover or rediscover the expressive dancer in you! A complete work-out for the body, mind, and spirit. This class fosters creative expression while building strength, balance, and flexibility. Small space combinations and lots of improvisations.

Moving Experience Dance Company for Ages 10-20s with disabilities

Teacher: Amanda Trott and Kalena Brown
A creative experience for individuals with disabilities who love to dance and
perform.

Saturday Matinees!

Once a month we are hosting different classes, discussions, and masterclasses! Keep an eye out each month to see what we will be hosting.

September: New once a month 2nd Sat Chair Dance Workshop Taught by an experienced Modern Dancer who uses a wheelchair, this workshop is for people who use wheelchairs and individuals interested in learning seated dancing for any reason, including having “2 left feet”


SUNDAYS

MULTI-GENERATIONAL African Dance and Drum

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Teacher: Yahya Kamate
Together, we will hear and stomp our feet through the sounds of our ancestral barrels. Come to dance to the rhythms of West Africa with live music and drum.


Non-CMDE Classes

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