Virtual Classes

All times listed are PACIFIC time

Classes 

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Monday

Mixed Level 10-11:15 - Robin's Zoom

Intro 11:30-12:45 

Robins Zoom

Wednesday

Beginning 5:30 - 6:30 through Shawl Anderson Dance Center

Thursday

Intro 10-11:15 -

Robin's Zoom

Mixed Level 11:30-12:45 - Robin's Zoom

Sunday

Beginning 11-Noon

 through Shawl Anderson Dance Center 

Class Descriptions

Beginning Modern for Everyone

These are ongoing, drop in classes offering a low pressure, welcoming environment where beginning dancers can enjoy learning modern dance vocabulary and technique while building strength, balance and flexibility. Each class starts with a thorough warm-up and is followed by fun sequences where students can find the joy and satisfaction of dancing to music in community with others. 

All classes are offered on a pay what you can basis - register through Shawl Anderson using the button above.

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 Pacific

Sundays 11 - Noon Pacific

Modern for Older and Returning Dancers (and everyone else!)

These are ongoing, drop in classes designed for older movers and/or those who are returning to dance after a hiatus, are working with injury, or just want to take things slowly, Choose from two levels - Intro level for beginners, and Mixed level for those wanting more complexity and a faster pace.  Both levels include a warm-up of modern dance based movements aimed to focus the mind and free the joints followed by short modern dance sequences that are safe, luscious and fun.

All classes are offered for free/donation basis - donation information shown below.

Mixed Level:

Mondays 10-11:15 Pacific

Thursdays 11:30 - 12:45  Pacific

Intro/Beginning level:

Mondays 11:30-12:45  Pacific

Thursdays 10-11:15 Pacific

Note about payment:

While I can,  I am offering these classes as a gift to my community.  I am so happy to know that the classes are bringing joy to others.  You are welcome to continue joining for no fee.  However,  your donations are certainly welcome and every little bit helps!  If it would like to pay in some way, you have a couple of options:

  1. Send a donation directly to me through Venmo (Robin-Nasatir)  or PayPal  (RobinNasatir)  

  2. Donate to the faculty support fund at Shawl Anderson.   https://www.shawl-anderson.org/support 
     

Whatever your choice, just keep dancing!  It's our civic duty to stay healthy and strong! 

F.A.Qs about Zoom and online classes

A number of you have had questions about how to connect to online classes.  Hopefully this will be helpful. 

 

Please sign up on www.Zoom.Com and download the application to your computer.  Then you can REGISTER for the classes and get your personalized link, which you can then use every time you want to come to class.  It will work for all the classes!

For the best experience, you’ll want to join us from a device with a video camera and microphone. This way, I can both see and hear you. You have the option to join class without video from your end if you prefer. 

Will I be seen in my house as I am practicing?

That’s up to you! Once you click to join the classroom, you will have the choice to join with our without video. Note that your NAME will show up on the screen whether or not your video is on.  If you prefer, you can go to your Zoom profile and change your name to a nickname or just your initials.

 
Can people see my name?

Yes people can see your name unless you change your name under your profile settings.  For your own privacy, you may want to change the name on your profile to a nickname or just your initials.

 

Can I change the view so I am only seeing the teacher?

“Speaker” view allows you to follow the teacher, while “Gallery” view will show other students in the class. Since a lot of us know each other, it can be nice to connect this way.

Can I ask questions during the practice?

During class, your microphone will be muted. This reduces audio feedback for all attendees. You can ask questions by taking yourself off of mute.  I will stop for questions throughout class.

What should I do if my internet connection isn’t working well?

If your internet connection slows down during class, try turning off your video camera so you can still see the class, but the teacher and other people in class can’t see you. This helps decrease the load on your wifi connection.  It also helps to hard wire your computer to the modem using a coaxial cable.  then you are not relying on your wi-fi connection, rather you are relying on the internet service itself.

What is the best browser to use for virtual classes?

Zoom works best when using the Chrome web browser if you are using your laptop and not the desktop app.

 

Studio Classes Currently on Hold 

Intro to Modern Dance for all Adults

This 6-week series is offered nearly continuously throughout the year. Perfect for first-time dancers who want to learn in a small, safe, and supported atmosphere, the series dives into the fundamentals of modern dance technique. Class will cover the basic structure of a dance class, modern dance vocabulary, key concepts, and how to pick up sequences and memorize choreography. 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. 

Next session starts week of March 3, 2020​ at Shawl Anderson Dance Center

Register here.

 

With me:

  • Tuesdays | 7:30-9p, March 3 - April 7

  • Thursdays | 7:30-9p, March 5 - April 9

With Garth Grimball:

  • Sundays | 10-11:30a March 8 - April 12

 

$120 for the series,

$22 drop in fee, space permitting

Dance-Based Balance, Strength & Fitness Classes 

These 4 -week series  are offered at Piedmont Ballet Academy, 1333 Grand Avenue, Piedmont

 

Starting Wednesday, March 4, 2020

11-12 Strength, Balance, and Ease

This class helps you improve your strength and balance without leaving you feeling beat up. You’ll leave feeling energized, nimble, and strong! 

12-1 Fitness through Dance

Find joy – and fitness – through easy to follow choreography drawn from modern, jazz, and social dances.

$60 for 4 week series of either class; $100 for both classes combined.  Drop-ins welcome, space permitting, for $17 per class, $30 for both classes.

Call (510)-658-6166 to register or just drop in!

No class Labor Day!

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