ADULT PROGRAM CLASSES
ALL CLASSES ARE IN PERSON WITH MANY VIRTUAL OPTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE
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WELCOME TO VAM STUDIOS’ ADULT DANCE PROGRAM
, …a vibrant community of amazing people who inspire us every day with their passion for dance!
ALL NEW AND CURRENT STUDENTS, you can simply search for classes using the calendar on this page, click the “Sign Up” button next to the class you would like to take, confirm your choice and click “Next”, then click “Create Account” and fill out the registration information, and your preferred payment method, then join us in-studio or online (for “Virtual” classes). Alternately, you can click the “Login/Register” link near the top of this page.
After you have created an account all current class card information will be added to your account. Your remaining classes will be adjusted with each class you take. When your class card has been fully used, you will be prompted to purchase a new class card or a single class. You can view your remaining classes anytime by logging into your account.
FOR VIRTUAL CLASSES: Make sure it says “VIRTUAL” next to your class name. You will receive an email with the link to join the virtual class 30 minutes before your scheduled class time. If you do not receive the link 30 minutes prior to class, call the front desk at (206) 826-0776.
In-studio space is limited due to health and safety guidelines. STUDENTS MUST PREREGISTER FOR CLASSES FROM THIS PAGE OR THE MINDBODY APP TO ENSURE A SPACE IS RESERVED FOR YOU IN THE CLASS. IF YOU DO NOT PREREGISTER, YOU MAY BE TURNED AWAY IF YOU ARRIVE AT THE STUDIO AND THE CLASS IS FULL OR HAS BEEN CANCELLED. IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT TO A CLASS YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR, YOU MUST GO INTO YOUR ACCOUNT AND CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION. IF YOU DO NOT CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION/APPOINTMENT BEFORE THE CLASS STARTS, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE CLASS.
Tap Basic Beginning
This class is designed for students with little or no tap experience. Basic tap steps will be introduced such as shuffles, flaps, and cramp rolls, building a foundation for combinations of steps. Emphasis is placed on an exploration of rhythm and musicality with opportunities for creativity intertwined.
Tap Beg 2
For students with some tap experience. Basic steps and terminology are elaborated upon while fundamentals are reinforced in a structured and nurturing environment. Dancers will expand their skills with combinations of steps and move at a slightly faster pace. Improvisational work is explored, as well.
Tap Int 1
This class is designed for beginning/intermediate tap dancers comfortable with basics mentioned above as well as a foundational understanding of music theory in order to begin to expand skills. Proper technique and terminology continue to be emphasized. This class begins to move at a faster pace.
Tap Int 2
For the intermediate dancer. This is a moderately challenging class that moves at a faster pace and offers a more in-depth study of tap fundamentals, with combinations becoming longer and slightly more complex. Improvisational work continues to be intertwined.
Tap Int 3
This class is for dancers with several years of tap training and a strong foundational understanding of skills and steps who are ready to move at a faster pace. Students explore musicality with more depth, and continue to grow improvisational skills.
For advanced students with several years of tap training. Dancers explore music in greater depth, including polyrhythms. Combinations become longer and more complex, advanced techniques are improved upon, and students should be comfortable with a fast-paced class.
A fast-paced, challenging class for dancers with advanced technical proficiency beyond Tap VI and a sense of artistry. Dancers should be very comfortable with tap technique and ready to move quickly. This class relies on the self-awareness of each dancer and their ability to work both independently and with a greater group.
For beginning students with little or no ballet training. Dancers will learn basic ballet movements and terminology with emphasis placed on proper alignment and an exploration of how their bodies move in space. A joy for movement underscores these classes.
For beginning dancers with at least a year of experience. Basic steps and terminology are elaborated upon while fundamentals continue to be reinforced in a structured and nurturing environment.
Foundations from Ballet 1 and 2 continue to be built upon in this class for dancers beginning to approach the intermediate level. Proper alignment and use of musculature are stressed and students begin to prepare for pointe work.
For intermediate dancers with several years of experience. Students should have a solid technical foundation as combinations of movement become more complex. Pointe work is introduced.for interested students.
This class is designed for students with multiple years of training, including at least a year of experience at the intermediate level. Dancers will continue to build upon their technique as they become stronger, including in pointe work.
For advanced dancers with a strong technical foundation. Dancers at this level have an understanding of proper alignment, use of musculature, and ballet terminology, allowing them to explore advanced techniques and combinations of movements.
Good Morning Me
A stretch and conditioning class designed to provide a great start to your day! Begin with a gentle wake-up and progress through a variety of strengthening and lengthening movements, including both somatic and Pilates-based exercises. Aside from getting you going in the morning, this class is also great cross training for your tap, ballet, and other dance classes!
With influences of Lester Horton, Martha Graham, Katherine Dunham, Doris Humphrey, Merce Cunningham, José Limón, and more, experience the fundamentals of Modern dance technique. Learn to move boldly through space, in and out of the floor, with emphasis on improvisation and confident self expression through body movement.
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ADULT PROGRAM CLASS CARDS
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CLASS CARDS ARE VALID FOR 90 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE
CLASS CARDS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE
NO REFUNDS FOR UNUSED CLASSES
Price For Students Currently Attending Weekly Classes At VAM
Price for Students NOT Currently Attending Weekly Classes At VAM
Call or email for semi-private lesson prices.
· Payment can be made by cash, check, credit card, or Paypal
· Please make checks payable to: VAM Studios
· A $35 fee will be charged for all returned checks or NSF items
Adult classes are on a drop-in basis and can be joined at anytime during the year.
Classes can be paid for individually or for a discounted price with a class card.
Please keep your valuables with you. VAM Studios is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
No food, gum, candy, or drinks except water are allowed in the dance studios or dressing areas.
No street shoes allowed on dance floors.
- No street shoes permitted on the dance floors at any time.
- No unattended children are allowed in the dance studios without a teacher present.
- Students: please turn off cell phones before entering the classrooms.
- Only water is permitted in classrooms. Please remember to bring your water bottle.
In case of inclement weather, please call the studio phone line (206) 826-0776 to find out the status of classes. We will do our best to send e-mail messages in a timely manner regarding studio closures and/or class changes due to inclement weather. Families can also check the VAM Studios Facebook page for updates.
Ballet: Comfortable clothing and ballet shoes recommended.
Tap: Comfortable clothing and tap shoes.
Hip Hop: Comfortable clothing and dance sneakers (not street shoes).
Contemporary: Comfortable clothing and ballet or jazz shoes.