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Classes and Programs

CMDE Classes Winter 2021

All classes start January 4th Unless otherwise noted, most classes are suitable for ages 8- adult including individuals with disabilities. Try one or take them all!

Click here to register for any class. All of our classes are FREE and meeting virtually over Zoom. Donations are appreciated


Hip Hop

3:30 – 4:10 PM
Teacher: Kalena Brown
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)


4:30 – 5:10 PM
Teacher: Kalena Brown
Students will learn how to express themselves with movement and by telling a story through dance. We will write poetry, words, and feelings down and find music and movement to portray the emotions. You will learn how to be fluid and graceful. Learn how to create your own work of art as well learn choreography and technique.

Clase de Baile Latino

7:00 – 7:35 PM
Profesoras: Allison Brown y Kalena Brown
Ven a vivir un buen momento bailando, poniéndote en forma y divirtiéndote con una fiesta de Baile Latino en tu propia casa con tu familia y amigos.En esta clase aprenderemos diferentes estilos de baile latino y otros estilos de baile como Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Zumba, Jazz Fusion y más. ¡Ven a pasar un buen rato y explorando la estrella que llevas dentro!

Latin Fusion Dance Class

7:00 – 7:35 PM
Teachers: Allison Brown and Kalena 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 Dancercise (Adults – Seniors)

11:30 AM – 12:10 PM
Teacher: Kalena Brown
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.

Creative Kids Dance (Ages 3-7)

3:30 – 4:10 PM
Teacher: Candace Hundley-Kamate
A fun class to get kids moving their bodies and activating their imaginations. Students will explore telling stories through dance and what can inspire choreography.

Dance Inspired Art

4:30 – 5:50 PM
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 technique and visual art meet.


Musical Theater/Acting for Dancers

3:30 – 4:10 PM
Teacher: Silinea Hillard
This class will teach Broadway style choreography, with a focus on learning song and dance numbers from various musical productions. Students will learn the fundamentals of acting and how to apply the technique to dance.


4:30 – 5:10 PM Teacher: Silinea Hillard
Students will learn the basics of ballet technique, as well as terminology. Ballet is used as the foundation to most modern day dance styles.

Moving Experience Dance Company for adults with disabilities

6:30 – 7:20 PM
Teacher: Silinea Hillard and Allison Brown
A creative experience for individuals with disabilities who love to dance and perform.



11:30 AM – 12:10 PM
Teachers: Kalena Brown
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.

African Dance and Drum (Open to All)

5:30 – 6:20 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. Or practice the art of drumming. If you want to try and don’t have a drum, a bucket will do. Good for the heart and soul.

African Dance (Advanced)

6:30 – 7:20 PM
Teacher: Yahya Kamate
A faster paced and more complex class of West African Dance.


Modern Dance (Adults – Seniors)

11:00 – 11:50 AM
Teacher: Elissa Machlin-Lockwood, Claire Porter and Linda Mensch
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 flexibilty. Small space combinations and lots of improvisations.

Modern Dance for ages 10-20’s with disabilities

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Teacher: Amanda Trott and Kalena Brown
A part of CMDE’s “Moving Experience” program, this class is a creative outlet to instill confidence and develop coordination, focus and balance using modern dance and creative movement.

(Currently Suspended until further notice)


African Dance and Drum (Toddlers – Seniors)

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.

To see our full Winter 2021 Calendar, please click here* to download.

Non-CMDE Classes

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