Dance is a life changing habit.
THURSDAYS 7 - 8 pm
We know you want to dance. Here's how:
Vince is offering a new class every Thursday for folks who feel like they are starting from zero, or maybe even less than zero. For folks who self identify as having "two left feet." We absolutely believe anyone and everyone can learn to dance, no matter what age, body type, gender, or previous experience. We understand that dance can be terrifying. This class will give you the building blocks to start dancing, to find your groove, and to change your live. Vince breaks down the mechanics of basic movements and musical concepts slowly and with individualized support. This class is for folks who have literally never ever taken a dance class of any kind, but love music and wanna boogie. If this sounds too good to be true, it's because, yes, this kind of class for adults, taught by acclaimed professionals is uncommon. But UMA is uncommon too. Yeah, that's right. We're special :)
Dance class can be a like going to the gym, going to church, and getting on stage on in one hour. It's like going to the gym because you will get your heart rate up with solid cardio without endless hours on a treadmill. Drilling movements and learning choreographies in different rhythms you will build fast and slow twitch muscles. Over time this leads to both explosive power, precise agility, and physical endurance. It's like going to church because you can let go of the rest of your life for a hot minute. You can offer up a part of your spirit to the groove, let go, let loose, release, and reconnect to the pleasure of being in a human body. It's also like church -- or any sacred community -- because it's an opportunity to share your hard work and your bliss with those sweating around you. UMA is built around dances of the African diaspora and American folk dances, all of which have a social and cultural function to bring people together in sadness, grief, rebellion, sensuality, joy, ecstasy, and more. It's like getting on stage because dance class is a place where we can practice being seen. Being seen as out imperfect selves striving towards a goal, a moment of arrival. Learning to be seen in class or on stage is a practice of self-acceptance, learning to let go of what others think and strive towards our own performance goals.
Come through! You can take one class as a drop in. Buy a 5 class or 10 class card. Or sign up for an Intro Month (30 days of unlimited classes for $40!)