Your Heart's Calling: Sacred Dance & Movement

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Facilitated by Jennifer Corbeau, Transformation Catalyst and Life Coach
www.yourheartscalling.space

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm, Front Door Studio,
$15/class

Rumi says “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

Using your heart, mind, body, and breath, delve into your inner knowing to bring light and grace to any of your own barriers and move more deeply into love.

This gathering combines meditation, reflection, and movement as Jennifer invites you to explore a specific weekly intention that you can use to be fully in your body and live your own heart’s calling.

Your Heart’s Calling, Sacred Dance and Movement is for every body.  No dance experience is needed. Wear comfortable clothing to move in*, and bring a yoga mat, blanket and/or pillows for our time in stillness and reflection. You are welcome to also bring a journal to take notes or write down your own awarenesses.  

*Except for occasional guidance from the facilitator, the movement portion of these sessions is non-verbal.  Gift yourself with your full attention and presence.


Indian Classical Dance - Bharatanatyam

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Taught by Trupthi Panikor (501) 954-0387 

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Back Door Studio
$12-$10/class, sliding scale

Indian classical dance- 'Bharatanatyam' is an ancient form of temple dance; Unique, Eternal, and Universal. It is one of the most subtle and graceful styles of dance art in the world. Born within the precincts of the temple Indian classical dance uses the rich repertoire of Hindu mythology as a fine medium of expression. This highly developed stylized and sophisticated art form gives aesthetic delight to art lovers around the world.

Contact Improv Jam

Teacher(s):  Fe Fox & Elijah Lee

Wednesdays, 7:45-9:45pm, Back Door Studio
$7-$4 suggested donation

Contact improvisation is a contemporary dance form that primarily finds expression and practice through improvisational movement and following/exploring/playing through an evolving point of contact between bodies. It involves the exploration of one's body in relationship to others by using the fundamentals of sharing weight, touch, and movement awareness. Contact improv dancers come together each week to build community, play, explore, surrender to the intelligence/wisdom of the body, get a good work-out, and enjoy respectful, safe touch. While this "jam" is not a class, beginners are welcome as there are always more experienced dancers willing to explain and inform a bit.

Ballet: Teen & Adult, Int/Adv

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Teacher(s): Christin Severini

Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30pm, Front Door Studio, $15/class, $60 for 5 classes.

This is an Int/Adv Ballet class for teens and adults looking for a technically challenging traditional ballet class with an emphasis on movement and emotional expression and artistry through the music and steps. As a former dancer with American Ballet Theatre, with over 14 years of instructor experience, Christin has a unique perspective and style that integrates world class professional ballet training with exploration and fun! Her class is inclusive, friendly, and welcoming to all. Students must be at an intermediate level of training in order to safely execute the steps and combos presented in the class. 

Contemporary Dance

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Teacher(s): Kristin Lucero

Saturdays, 11am- 12:30pm, Back Door Studio
$10 - $15 suggested donation

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including ballet, modern and jazz. Joy of movement and unique and diverse expression is what is emphasized and encouraged in this class. This class starts with a set warmup which is danced to contemporary music and focuses on strengthening, stretching and developing greater dance technique. Each week the warmup is the same allowing the dancers an opportunity to become more comfortable with each class. Eventually the warmup becomes part of the dance, flowing from one part to the next with fluidity and purpose. 

After this, the class will shift to movement progressions across the floor. The core technique of dance will be the starting point with options for advanced progressions as each dancer is ready. The class ends with a center dance combination. This is the time to let the music drive the movement and self-expression within parameters of set choreography. The class will be infused with my knowledge of anatomy, orthopedics and the study of movement so that I may help others learn about proper alignment, technique and muscle activation. Modifications can also be made to suit specific movement limitations or pain. 

Zumba Bliss

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Teacher(s): Sarah Saenz (Mackenzie)

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30
Thursdays, 4:30-5:30
Sundays, 11:30am - 12:30pm
All in the Front Door Studio, $5/class. Promo: $35 for 10 classes - NEW STUDENTS!

Hello! I'd like to tell you a bit about how Zumba has brought me back from disabling pain, and about my class: my personal mission as a Zumba instructor, is to find women who need to heal through dance. After getting rear ended in a car accident 14 years ago, and then developing the chronic pain that was due to fibromyalgia, I went through 8 years of barely tolerable suffering. I was entirely disabled and my body was in atrophy like a little old lady... at 38! There seemed to be no answers in sight. Finally, it was Zumba that gave me my life back, and keeps me going every day. Literally, I could not work or survive without dance.

Hence, my burning desire is to find other people who are afraid to exercise due to pain, who suffer and feel trapped by it, the way I was. IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE, OR YOU KNOW ONE, I BEG of you to forward this information to them. What they probably do not know is that unlike other forms of exercise that can re-injure one or two painful hot spots, dance is the only form of exercise where you use all of your body and therefore over time, will heal and strengthen, beginning with your core and out. It also is a joyous, creative form of fitness that will infuse you with pleasurable adrenaline that will in turn help your mood which...lessens the pain. Also, Maple Street Dance Space is one of the only locations in town where one can Zumba on a REAL SPRUNG DANCE FLOOR, which essentially acts like a shock absorber for the spine. This is a crucial component for all exercisers, especially if you’re over 30, or you’ve had an injury of any sort. (Most Zumba locations in town are on concrete, or are on wood or laminate over concrete.)

Additionally, know that at Maple Street, we have a community of people who actually CARE about each other. Together, we support one another, and class is usually the highlight of our day, not a yucky gym-like experience where people are elbowing each other for space and indifferent to the individual next to them. Also, if you have a self-managing child who can attend and not be disruptive, they can come for free. Imagine…no worrisome gym germs or extra fees!!

Spread the word! My class is focused on: a positive and jovial energy that is very supportive, elegant dance moves, raised arms, core work, and raising your heels, (as opposed to a lot of propulsion…although I do model propulsion, and you are encouraged to go for it if that’s your style!) With these changes, you can still get your heart rate up, burn 600 calories or more and tone, without hurting yourself. Or you can rev it up even more, or slow it down!! (Be certain that I WILL challenge you, no matter how hard or gently you want to push, or what level of fitness you are.) Movement is all I ask! Come muevelo, muevelo with us today! For videos and more information, see sarahsaenz.zumba.com, or contact me anytime at (505) 977-8881!

Sweet Jubilee - Open Rehearsals

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Taught by Eva Stricker 

Sundays, 5:15-6:30pm, Back Door Studio, $5

Sweet Jubilee will be revisiting some classic solo jazz choreography: Shim Sham (multiple variations), Tranky Doo, The Big Apple - and we’re opening it up to anyone who wants to attend! Our pace and teaching will be geared to intermediate+ dancers rather than beginners, but everyone is welcome! 

We will work not just on “the moves” but also polishing and working on the quality of movement and transitions that are true to the vernacular jazz historical roots. All classes/rehearsals are drop-in, but we will only “teach” part of every routine each week, so you’ll have to come to the class series to learn the whole thing, and it’s ok to feel a little lost during review if you missed parts of it.

Learning solo dance is one of the BEST ways to improve social dancing, and learning difference dance styles improves every other dance style that you do!

If you are interested, visit our web site!, which will have all details and updates! 

Kids Classes: Suzuki Music & Movement Class (Ages 0-4 & Expecting Mothers)

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Taught by Jessica Emery and Angelica P. Plass

Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am, Back Door Studio, $280 for 5 month semester: Jan. to May, 2019 ($20/class)

The Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) program is a music and movement class for children ages 0-4 with a parent or guardian, and expecting mothers in their third trimester. 

The SECE program nurtures the child’s musical development from the very beginning. In the class, we sing traditional children’s folk songs, incorporate movements and musical instruments, and work on important musical skills, such as making a steady beat, producing beautiful tone, and treating the instruments with care. However through this class, children also learn other important skills, such as the ability to focus, fine motor skills, emotional and social skills, character development, and readiness for preschool. 

One of the key concepts of the program is that the ability of a child develops early. The founder of the Suzuki Method, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, believed that ability develops from age zero, meaning it is never too early to begin nurturing the ability of a child. In support of Dr. Suzuki’s claims, scientific studies show that the development of a child begins in utero, and learning begins prior to birth. Many of the children who begin SECE in utero or at birth are found to be within the 99th percentile of language development and develop perfect or nearly perfect pitch by the age of 4. 

Through this program, children are able to socialize with others, have fun with music, and develop a memorable and nurturing bond with their parents. The Suzuki Early Childhood Education program is an incredible opportunity to develop ability in your child from the earliest possible moments.

Salsa Aerobics

Taught by Jessica Montoya

Saturdays, 11:15-12:15, Front Door Studio
$10-$5/class, sliding scale.

Come enjoy the health benefits of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, and Reggaeton dance. You will learn the basic steps so you can put the fun back into your exercise routine. You’ll build your core, endurance, coordination, overall total body strength, mental health, and great dance skills! You won’t even know you’re exercising! Don’t forget to incorporate the steps you learn onto the dance floor! If you’re looking for something unique and invigorating…this is it!

Moving Life: a mindful, movement-based creative process for individuals and groups

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Taught by Carolyn Fresquez

Private Sessions for individuals and groups.  For available days and times, and cost, please contact Carolyn.

Deepen your awareness, feel more comfortable in your body, and discover how your thoughts, feelings, and actions are all connected. Unique support through: ~ Life changes and transitions
~ Feeling stuck
~ Feeling disconnected
~ Pain or injury

Kids Classes: "Mommy & Me" African Dance & Creative Movement for Little Ones (ages 1ish - 6ish)

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Taught by Romy Keegan

THIS CLASS IS ON HOLD.
Fridays, 4 - 4:30pm, FRONT DOOR STUDIO
No registration required - this is an on-going, come when you can, drop-in class! Parents, you are cordially invited and strongly encouraged to join in - specifically with 1-4 year olds, or with children feeling shy!

Come dance and play together in this facilitated, playful, imaginative dance and movement time, in an open environment that includes live drumming, and a loose structure which allows and encourages a spectrum of ways to interact and engage, depending on age and development.  From being held and danced with (ages 1-2 or even 3), to coming in and out of focus and learning to follow direction, (ages 3-4), to tuning in, following direction, and actually learning a basic combination of movement, (ages 4-6), the class is based on African Dance and Creative Movement concepts for young dancers.

After our welcoming circle, our playful warm-up, our follow the leader, make a forest, and learn a dance, we finish up with a stop & go/fast & slow Freeze Dance, and a mindful moment of gratitude, to each other and our drummers.

Kids Classes: Pre-Ballet 2 (ages 4-6)

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Taught by Deidre Haley 

10 - 11am, FRONT DOOR STUDIO
$12/class, or $40 for 4 classes 

Pre-Ballet 2 continues the playful further introduction of basic Ballet terminology and movement, tap and rhythmic exploration, light tumbling and flexibility, and creative movement, for young dancers, ages 4-6.

Needed items for class are leotards and lights for girls, tap shoes, and Ballet shoes. Boys wear sweats, t-shirt, tap shoes, and Ballet or jazz shoes. No equipment is needed on the first class so please feel free to bring your little one to watch and/or participate. 

Parents are encouraged to stay while their student participates.

Kids Classes: Pre-Ballet 1 (ages 3-5)

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Taught by Deidre Haley 

Saturdays, 9-9:55am, FRONT DOOR STUDIO, $12/class or $40 for 4 classes.

Pre-Ballet 1 (Beginners) is for ages 3 (for those 3 year olds that are READY) to 5 year olds. Parents are encouraged to stay while their student participates.

Early dance fundamentals are introduced in a playful but structured classroom setting, exploring Tap, Ballet, Creative Movement, and Tumbling, each class. 

Students will eventually need Ballet & Tap shoes, as well as leotard and tights.  Ballet skirts and tutus are optional and always welcome! Boys wear sweats, t-shirt, tap shoes, and Ballet or jazz shoes. No equipment is needed on the first class so please feel free to bring your little one to watch and/or participate. 

Hula: Ancient & Modern

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Taught by Kellie Villicano

Tuesdays, 6 - 7pm, Front Door Studio
$15/class or $40 per month.

In Hula class with Kellie, you will learn hula technique, both modern and ancient traditional styles, as well as Mele (songs). During this class you will also have an opportunity to learn the traditions and language of the Hawaiian culture. This class is intended for women (Wahine), but men's classes are available as well - please contact Kellie for more information.

Kellie is the founder of Ka La Kapu Polynesian Dance School. For more information about Kellie and Hula, please visit her web site!

Contemporary Technique & Partnering

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Taught by Miles Firkins 

Saturdays, 1:30-3:00, Front Studio
$15/class, $60 for 5 classes.

SO SORRY TO SAY, THIS CLASS IS ENDING 3/16. If you are interested in it’s content, please contact Miles to let them know - the class may form again!

Looking for somewhere to play in movement? You’ve come to the right place! This class aims to make space for returning to the source: the sheer joy, delight, and fun of moving from within. We’ll draw from contemporary and post-modern approaches to improvisation, build scores, make choreography, experiment with partnering, play with weight sharing, discover through experiential anatomy, and move and be still as our inner impulses move us. Whether you are a mover interested in investing in your personal practice or an experimenter getting to know your body in motion, a seasoned improvisor or new to all these ideas, come re-connect to your curiosity, playfulness, and expressivity, and get to know your movement community!

Movement Educator/Dance Advocate Discount: To support continuing growth for the
availability of dance and movement classes in Albuquerque (and the world!), and in hopes that the providers of those opportunities will make time to take part in the fun too, I offer discounted pricing to self-identified movement educators, such as teachers and coaches of dance, yoga, martial arts, circus, somatics, physical education, athletics, zumba, nia, and anatomy, and to dance advocates, such as administrators and staff of dance organizations, professional dancers/performers, social dance organizers, and Albuquerque Dance Exchange members/organizers. I value your work and would love to hear about what you do to help the movement community grow!

Contemporary Technique & Improvisation

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Taught by Miles Firkins 

Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm, Back Door Studio
$15/class, $60 for 5 classes.

Ever wish technique class left space for your own exploration?
Feeling the need for some structure to balance your improvisation practice?
Looking for bridges between what happens in class and the choreographic process?

Whether you’re a seasoned mover revisiting the origins of your practice, an avid explorer discovering your process, or fresh and new to all of these ideas, this class has a space for you! This class integrates improvisational exploration, technical development, and artistic inquiry into one playful, inquisitive, creative hour and a half. We’ll explore movement concepts and technical principles through improvisation, articulate specific movement skills with the internal support of somatic inquiry and experiential anatomy, and integrate play with vision into co-created choreographic studies.

Movement Educator/Dance Advocate Discount: To support continuing growth for the availability of dance and movement classes in Albuquerque (and the world!), and in hopes that the providers of those opportunities will make time to take part in the fun too, I offer discounted pricing to self-identified movement educators, such as teachers and coaches of dance, yoga, martial arts, circus, somatics, physical education, athletics, zumba, nia, and anatomy, and to dance advocates, such as administrators and staff of dance organizations, professional dancers/performers, social dance organizers, and Albuquerque Dance Exchange members/organizers. I value your work and would love to hear about what you do to help the movement community grow!

Swing & Blues: Central Ave Swing, Lessons & Dance

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Facilitatied by Blas Rodriguez

1st & 3rd Saturdays, 8 - 11pm, Front & Back Door Studio
Beginning Swing lesson 8pm-9pm, Front
Beginning Blues Lesson 8pm-9pm, Back

Dances begin at 9pm: Swing in the Front Door Studio, and Blues in the Back!

$10 at 7:50pm-8:10pm for the 60min lessons and the entire dance in both rooms.
$12 at 8:15pm-11:00pm for dances only in both rooms

Dance with us in the heart of Albuquerque's Nob hill!!! VOLUNTEER FOR FREE EVENT ENTRY! inquire at Wingtips and Windsors Volunteers.

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For more information, email Blas Rodriguez or call (505) 660-7604

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