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Classes & Workshops

In-person classes are held at the Shawl-Anderson Dance Center at 2704 Alcatraz Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705. Students may attend classes virtually via Zoom, as well.

Monday

🔔 Intermediate Modern for Older and Returning Dancers

@ 10 - 11:30 AM (PDT) 
Attend in-person or online 

🔔 Beginning Modern for Older and Returning Dancers
@ 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM (PDT) 

Attend in-person or online 

These drop-in classes are for mature dancers, individuals recovering from injury or illness, and others whose bodies need a bit of extra care. Each class provides a low pressure, supportive atmosphere where participants can connect through the love of dance and community. Rooted in traditional modern dance technique, classes focus on finding ease and grace through proper alignment, core strength, and dynamic use of the breath. Classes begin with a thorough, full body warm up and then progress to short dance sequences that are safe, luscious, and fun.

If you are having trouble registering, please call: (510) 654-5921

Tuesday

🔔 Intro to Modern for Adults Workshop
@ 6:30 - 8:00 PM (PDT) 
Attend in-person or online — Each series begins the first Tuesday of the Month

 

This 4-week series is perfect for first-time dancers who want to learn in a small, safe, and supportive atmosphere. The series provides a fun and encouraging environment where students learn dance fundamentals through short, easy-to-learn dance sequences. The class will cover the basic structure of a dance class, modern dance vocabulary, key concepts, and how to pick up sequences and memorize choreography. With time to ask questions and explore movement ideas, this series is great for brand new dancers, beginning-level dancers who want to revisit the fundamentals, and dancers with experience in other styles looking to start training in modern.​

$40-80 sliding scale, scholarships are available via jill@shawl-anderson.org

If you are having trouble registering, please call: (510) 654-5921

Thursday

🔔 Beginning Modern for Adults of All Ages
@ 10 - 11:30 AM (PDT) 
Attend in-person or online 

🔔 Intermediate Modern for Adults of All Ages
@ 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM (PDT) 

Attend in-person or online 

These drop-in classes offer a low pressure, supportive environment where participants can connect through the love of dance and community while improving their modern dance technique . Classes focus on finding ease and grace through proper alignment, core strength, and dynamic use of the breath. They begin with a thorough, full body warm up and then progress to short dance sequences that are safe, luscious, and fun.

If you are having trouble registering, please call: (510) 654-5921

Questions about the class offerings?  Let's chat!