Dance Classes

Adult Modern Dance for Beginners – Adults

Mondays 7:00 – 7:55pm

Come move in a fun, welcoming, encouraging environment! Each week as we explore the fundamentals of modern dance technique, we will build on our strength, flexibility, body alignment, and coordination. Starting with an introduction to techniques of modern dance and methods of improvisation, the class will learn to move with the elements of space, time, and energy. Over the course of the session, we will work toward sequencing movement together in an ending phrase, culminating in a short piece of choreography. We believe that every body can and should dance. All ages, backgrounds, abilities, and levels of experience are welcome!


Cost: $120 per 10-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
Session: 10 weeks (January 2 – March 6, 2017)
Class Size: Must have 6 students registered to run class.  Registration deadline is Friday, December 23.
More Information: Class is pending registration – minimum registration number must be met for class to run.
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Visit MLCO.org/classes to register!

Ballet – Ages 3 – 4

Tuesdays 4:40 – 5:10pm or Thursdays 4:00 – 4:30pm

Our 3-4 year old ballet class introduces boys and girls to the form, structure, and classical vocabulary of the traditional western form of Ballet. ML&Co. teaches Ballet that is gender-inclusive and focused on being coordinated, strong, and graceful. Through Ballet, we also hone memorization skills, coordination, patterns, and full-body awareness. This class is terrific for boys and girls. Boys dance too!


Sessions:
Tuesday Class: 19 weeks (January 3 – May 16, 2017; No class March 28)
Thursday Class: 18 weeks (January 5 – May 18, 2017; No class March 30, May 4)
Cost:
Tuesday Class: $190 for 19-week session
Thursday Class: $181.50 for 18-week session

Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day

MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Ballet – Ages 5 – 6

Mondays 4:35 – 5:05pm or Wednesdays 4:00 – 4:30pm

We know how hard it can be to find dance classes for this age outside of a conservatory setting. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer this Ballet class that does not require the child to attend 3 days a week. This class introduces boys and girls to the form, structure, and classical vocabulary of the traditional western form of Ballet. ML&Co. teaches Ballet that is gender-inclusive and focused on being coordinated, strong, and graceful. Through Ballet, we also hone memorization skills, coordination, patterns, and full-body awareness. This class is terrific for boys and girls. Boys dance too!


Sessions:
Monday Class: 15 weeks (January 9 – May 15, 2017; No class January 16, February 6 and 20, March 27)
Wednesday Class: 19 weeks (January 4 – May 17, 2017; No class March 29)

Cost:
Monday Class: $156 for 15-week session
Wednesday Class: $190 for 19-week session

Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day

MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Ballet – Ages 7 – 8

Wednesdays 4:40 – 5:10pm

We know how hard it can be to find dance classes for this age outside of a conservatory setting. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer this Ballet class that does not require the child to attend 3 days a week. This class introduces boys and girls to the form, structure, and classical vocabulary of the traditional western form of Ballet. ML&Co. teaches Ballet that is gender-inclusive and focused on being coordinated, strong, and graceful. Through Ballet, we also hone memorization skills, coordination, patterns, and full-body awareness. This class is terrific for boys and girls. Boys dance too!


Session: 19 weeks (January 4 – May 17, 2017; No class March 29)
Cost: $190 for 19-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Ballet – Ages 9 – 12

Thursdays 5:20 – 6:05pm

We know how difficult it is to find children’s Ballet classes that do not require a 2-3 day per week commitment. We also know how difficult it is find to Beginner Ballet class for children that doesn’t put your 9-12 year old in a class with children much younger. That’s why we’re excited to bring you a beginner Ballet class for your 9-12 year old boy or girl! Our Beginner Ballet class introduces children to the form, structure, and classical vocabulary of the traditional western form of Ballet. ML&Co. teaches Ballet that is gender-inclusive and focused on being coordinated, strong, and graceful. Through Ballet, we also hone memorization skills, coordination, patterns, and full-body awareness. This class is terrific for boys and girls. Boys dance too!


Session: 18 weeks (January 5 – May 18, 2017; No class March 30, May 4)
Cost: $181.50 for 18-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Boys Tap – All Ages

Mondays 4:30 – 5:00pm

Our Tap classes are always the show-stoppers!!! Tap is an excellent and highly recommended genre for both boys and girls. It’s actually easier than the other genres because the kids can accomplish a lot by focusing mostly on their feet. We are offering a boys-specific class in hopes of encouraging boys to sign-up (although, ALL of our classes are gender-inclusive). Your son will learn new skills with his friends and build new friendships! In Tap, we will focus on building rhythm, coordination, confidence, showmanship, and tap style.


Session: 15 weeks (January 9 – May 15, 2017; No class January 16, February 6 or 20, March 27)
Cost: $156 for 15-weeks
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Cincyettes Drill & Dance Team – Girls Ages 9+

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30pm and Saturdays 10:00am – 12:00pm

Pro Moves is offering a drill & dance team at CCAC! Girls who want to be placed into local shows and productions are invited to register for this class.


Cost: Contact instructor at (513) 687-5756 or promoves513@msn.com for fees.
Session: Ongoing
Latoya D Canady
Latoya D. Canady has over 20 years of extensive experience in choreography, dancing, acting, poetry, and song composition. Ms. Canady served as the Cheer and Dance Coach at both Shroder High School and DePaul Cristo Rey, and has created choreography for several local plays and summer camps. Ms. Canady is also a former BenGal cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Contact instructor at (513) 687-5756 or promoves513@msn.com.

International Folk Dancing – Adults

Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm

A group of friendly folks who dance for fun. Most dances are circle and line dances. No partners or costumes are needed. Although we do kick up our heels sometimes, many dances are easy. This is dancing for non-dancers. We dance traditional folk dances from all over the world. A majority of the dances we know are from the Balkan and Middle East regions. New dancers are encouraged to come early as some of the dances will be taught for them. After 8:00PM most dances are done without teaching but all are still encouraged to join in. Children are welcome with an adult if they come to dance. There is no place for the children to play. The exotic, recorded music is very unusual and half the fun.


Cost: Minimum of $3.00 per person per evening
Session: On-going
The Instructors
Many folks have been dancing for decades and it could be Jay, Carol, Doug, Edith, Anna or Kate who teaches any individual dance. Dances have been collected from workshops and dancing with groups all over the country. We are open, friendly and democratic, and most are willing to step up and keep the group going.
None needed, just show up

Jazz Dance – Ages 9 – 12

Wednesdays 5:20 – 6:05pm

While it started out with top hats, kicks, Fred Astaire, and Gene Kelly, today, Jazz also encompasses popular dance (Michael Jackson’s signature moves were taken from Jazz legend Bob Fosse, known for Chicago and Pippin). Jazz is a fun technique that is about style, lines, kicks, jumps, turns, and shapes. When taught to children, MamLuft&Co. Dance teaches a combination of classic Broadway jazz and today’s kids bop. We teach a technique that is age-appropriate and, as with all of our classes, work to be gender-inclusive. This class is terrific for boys and girls. Boys dance too!


Session: 19 weeks (January 4 – May 17, 2017; No class March 29)
Cost: $190 for 19-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Kids Bop – Ages 5 – 6

Thursdays 4:40 – 5:10pm

Move and groove to the beats of Kids Bop! In our Kids Bop class, students will learn to move with space, time, and energy as they dance to fun, rhythmic music. We teach a technique that is age-appropriate and, as with all of our classes, this class is terrific for boys and girls. Boys dance too!


Session: 18 weeks (January 5 – May 18, 2017; No class March 30)
Cost: $181.5 for 18-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Kids Bop – Ages 7 – 8

Mondays 5:45 – 6:15 pm

Move and groove to the beats of Kids Bop! In our Kids Bop class, students will learn to move with space, time, and energy as they dance to fun, rhythmic music. We teach a technique that is age-appropriate and, as with all of our classes, this class is terrific for boys and girls. Boys dance too!


Session: 15 weeks (January 9 – May 15, 2017; No class January 16, February 6 and 20, March 27)
Cost: $156 for 15-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Modern Dance – Ages 3 – 4

Tuesdays 4:00 – 4:30pm

We know how hard it can be to find Modern Dance classes for children, especially this age group. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer this class! In Modern, we teach your child the joy of movement: in its creativity, freedom, and power to express! Modern is ML&Co.’s favorite technique, because it’s about more about innovation and individuality, and less about traditionalism and rules. Think: barefoot, creative movement, and moving through space with different kinds of energy and flow! This class is terrific for boys and girls. Boys dance too!


Session: 19 weeks (January 3 – May 16, 2017; No class March 28
Cost: $190 for 19-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Modern Dance – Ages 5 – 6

Mondays 4:00 – 4:30pm

We know how hard it can be to find Modern Dance classes for children, especially this age group. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer this class! In Modern, we teach your child the joy of movement: in its creativity, freedom, and power to express! Modern is ML&Co.’s favorite technique, because it’s about more about innovation and individuality, and less about traditionalism and rules. Think: barefoot, creative movement, and moving through space with different kinds of energy and flow! This class is terrific for boys and girls. Boys dance too!


Sessions: 15 weeks (January 9 – May 15, 2017; No class January 16, February 6 and 20, March 27)
Cost: $156 for 15-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Modern Dance – Ages 7 – 8

Mondays 5:10 – 5:40pm

We know how hard it can be to find Modern Dance classes for children, especially this age group. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer this class! In Modern, we teach your child the joy of movement: in its creativity, freedom, and power to express! Modern is ML&Co.’s favorite technique, because it’s about more about innovation and individuality, and less about traditionalism and rules. Think: barefoot, creative movement, and moving through space with different kinds of energy and flow! This class is terrific for boys and girls. Boys dance too!


Sessions: 15 weeks (January 9 – May 15, 2017; No class January 16, February 6 and 20, March 27)
Cost: $156 for 15-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Modern Dance – Ages 9 – 12

Tuesdays 5:20 – 6:05pm

We know how hard it can be to find Modern Dance classes for children, especially this age group. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer this class! In Modern, we teach your child the joy of movement: in its creativity, freedom, and power to express! Modern is ML&Co.’s favorite technique, because it’s about more about innovation and individuality, and less about traditionalism and rules. Think: barefoot, creative movement, and moving through space with different kinds of energy and flow! This class is terrific for boys and girls. Boys dance too!


Sessions: 19 weeks (January 3 – May 16, 2017; No class March 28)
Cost: $190 for 19-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Musical Theatre Song and Dance – Ages 6 – 8

Mondays 5:40 – 6:10pm

This is an exciting new class for MamLuft&Co. Dance, taught by the fantastic Kim Mann! Musical Theatre Song & Dance will begin with a vocal warm up that reinforces pitch, tempo, beat, stage presence, and vocal independence. Additional warm-up activities will teach stage direction, spatial awareness, coordination, vocal projection, rote learning, and stage etiquette. Improvisation, memorization, and character voices will be explored through role playing. Choreography and proper vocal production will be learned through song and dance. Students will perform singing and dancing to a Broadway selection in the spring recital! This class is terrific for boys and girls. Boys dance too!


Sessions: 15 weeks (January 9 – May 15, 2017; No class January 16, February 6 – 20, March 27)
Cost: $156 for 15-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Musical Theatre Song and Dance – Ages 9 – 12

Mondays 6:15 – 6:45pm

This is an exciting new class for MamLuft&Co. Dance, taught by the fantastic Kim Mann! Musical Theatre Song & Dance will begin with a vocal warm up that reinforces pitch, tempo, beat, stage presence, and vocal independence. Additional warm-up activities will teach stage direction, spatial awareness, coordination, vocal projection, rote learning, and stage etiquette. Improvisation, memorization, and character voices will be explored through role playing. Choreography and proper vocal production will be learned through song and dance. Students will perform singing and dancing to a Broadway selection in the spring recital! This class is terrific for boys and girls. Boys dance too!


Sessions: 15 weeks (January 9 – May 15, 2017; No class January 16, February 6 and 20, March 27)
Cost: $156 for 15-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Salsa Classes – Ages 18+

Wednesdays 7 – 8:30pm

Do you want to try something new? Do you want to improve on what you learned with the family and friends? You’ve seen it on TV and at the clubs. And Yes!! It’s as fun as it looks! Salsa is a dance you can dance here in Cincy and in any city in the world. Join the fun today – no partner necessary!

Classes taught for all levels:
Level I – Newbie
Level II – Almost there
Level III – Now we are dancing!!!
These are special courses by popular demand Salsa class! In the level one class you will learn the basic steps, left and right turn, hammerlocks, drapes, cross body lead, and a variety of fun and simple footwork combinations.


Length of Session: All group sessions are four weeks long. Please check the dates for the upcoming session above. Please register by purchasing a session bellow and email us at salsannati@gmail.com with a desired start date. Before coming to the classes please make sure you contact us, as we occasionally miss a week between or during the sessions due to travel and we do not want to miss you.

Cost: Visit www.salsannati.com/classes to view and purchase class packages.

Instructor: Salsannati Cincinnati
More Information: Looking to practice what you learned? Our monthly Musica y Na’Ma Dance Social address is 4138 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati Ohio 45223, and is the first Friday of every month.

Please visit www.salsannati.com/classes to register!

School Holiday Camps – Ages 5 – 12

School holidays and snow days, 9am – 5pm

Need a plan for when schools close for teacher work days, holidays, or snow days throughout the year? MamLuft&Co. Dance is excited to begin offering School Holiday Camps! What’s better than a fun day full of dance and arts and crafts for boys and girls ages 5-12. Details of our holiday camps can be found at MLCo.org/classes. Each day is subject to minimum enrollment.


Cost: $40/day
Session: January 13, January 16, February 6, February 20
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline for School Holiday Camps is one week prior to each individual camp date. A minimum of 7 kids required to run each camp. If meet minimum enrollment is not met for a given day, you will be notified 7 days before the date of the camp. Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Tap – Ages 4 – 5

Mondays 5:05 – 5:35pm

Our Tap classes are always the show-stoppers!!! Tap is an excellent and highly recommended genre for both boys and girls. It’s actually easier than the other genres because the kids can accomplish a lot by focusing mostly on their feet. In Tap, we will focus on building rhythm, coordination, confidence, showmanship, and tap style.


Session: 15 weeks (January 9 – May 15, 2017; No class January 16, February 6 and 20, March 27)
Cost: $156 for 15-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Tap – Ages 7 – 8

Mondays 4:00 – 4:30pm

Our Tap classes are always the show-stoppers!!! Tap is an excellent and highly recommended genre for both boys and girls. It’s actually easier than the other genres because the kids can accomplish a lot by focusing mostly on their feet. In Tap, we will focus on building rhythm, coordination, confidence, showmanship, and tap style.


Session: 15 weeks (January 9 – May 15, 2017; No class January 16, February 6 and 20, March 27)
Cost: $156 for 15-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Tap – Ages 9 – 12

Mondays 6:45 – 7:15pm

Our Tap classes are always the show-stoppers!!! Tap is an excellent and highly recommended genre for both boys and girls. It’s actually easier than the other genres because the kids can accomplish a lot by focusing mostly on their feet. In Tap, we will focus on building rhythm, coordination, confidence, showmanship, and tap style.


Session: 15 weeks (January 9 – May 15, 2017; No class January 16, February 6 and 20, March 27)
Cost: $156 for 15-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

Tap Dance for Spunky Grownups – Ages 16 – 96

Saturdays, 10:00am – 11:00am

Focus: Basic steps, vocabulary and rhythmic exercises/combinations/ dances.

Tap dance has had a historical impact on all dance forms. It springs from our African and Irish ancestors. Our feet are percussive instruments. Tap dance provides a good cardiovascular workout and is a great stress releaser. Come learn some tap basics and lift your sole/soul!


Cost: $130 for 10-week session
Session: 10 weeks (January 14 – March 18, 2017)
Instructor: Gloria Esenwein
Class Size: Minimum 5
Gloria Esenwein
Gloria Esenwein is a dancer/teacher/choreographer and licensed massage therapist. Esenwein has taught modern, jazz, tap, and improvisation as a 25+ year member of the Cincinnati dance community. She has taught and led movement workshops for senior citizens, MRDD adults and residents of healthcare facilities. Her tap dance studies have included classes with Gregory Hines, Diane Walker, and Savion Glover. She organized the first celebration in Cincinnati, of National Tap Dance Day, and established Women of Sole, and The Step Sisters, local rhythm tap performing groups.
She employs a call and response method in teaching, along with humor and tap history.
Contact Gloria at (513) 541–7443.

Tap Dance for Spunky Grownups II – Ages 16 – 96

Saturdays, 11:15am – 12:15pm

For those with 3+ years “on the floor”
Focus: Improved technique/speed, introduction to improvisation, more tap history, plus historical and new choreography.

Tap dance has had a historical impact on all dance forms. It springs from our African and Irish ancestors. Our feet are percussive instruments. Tap dance provides a good cardiovascular workout and is a great stress releaser. Come learn some tap basics and lift your sole/soul!


Cost: $130 for 10-week session
Session: 10 weeks (January 14 – March 18, 2017)
Instructor: Gloria Esenwein
Class Size: Minimum 5
Gloria Esenwein
Gloria Esenwein is a dancer/teacher/choreographer and licensed massage therapist. Esenwein has taught modern, jazz, tap, and improvisation as a 25+ year member of the Cincinnati dance community. She has taught and led movement workshops for senior citizens, MRDD adults and residents of healthcare facilities. Her tap dance studies have included classes with Gregory Hines, Diane Walker, and Savion Glover. She organized the first celebration in Cincinnati, of National Tap Dance Day, and established Women of Sole, and The Step Sisters, local rhythm tap performing groups.
She employs a call and response method in teaching, along with humor and tap history.
Contact Gloria at (513) 541–7443.

NEW! Teen Dance Group – Teens

Thursday 5:00 – 6:15pm

Come be a part of this new opportunity for teens! We know how difficult it is to find dance classes for teens that don’t require a huge time commitment at an expensive studio. That’s why we’re excited to offer a new class exclusively for teens! (Yes, this means your teen doesn’t have to take class with much younger kids!) Teen Dance Group is perfect for your teenage son or daughter who wants to begin or continue dancing with other teens his/her age. Although we will introduce students to principles of ballet, our Teen Dance Group will focus primarily on Modern Dance (a western concert dance form that emphasizes innovation, individuality, and self-expression) and Jazz Dance (which became famous on Broadway and today includes contemporary dance). This class will provide a space to nurture creativity and confidence in a fun, encouraging environment! We will also seek opportunities for the kids to perform at local community events, given interest and availability from the students.


Session: 18 weeks (January 5 – May 18, 2017; No class March 30)
Cost: $210 for 18-week session
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
Walk-Over Service from Fairview-Clifton German Language School available for classes that begin at 4:00pm – all other classes must call first.  Students will be picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm on the day of their dance class and brought to the CCAC. Cost: $1 per day
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline is December 29, 2016.  Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!

The Motivation Academy: Step Team and Personal Growth Experience – Ages 7 – 15

Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:00pm

This class teaches the choreography related to the art of Stepping, which originated from African Dance. Participants will formulate a Step Team and present their Step Show at a final performance. Participants will incorporate a small segment of modern dance into the routine. The remainder of the Step Show routine will be sounds and stomps made with the body. Performance outfits and props will be created and used in the final performance.

Participants will also experience a confidential Personal Growth Session with each Step Team practice. It should be noted that these sessions are NOT Group Therapy sessions, although they will be led by a Licensed Professional Counselor. Personal topics will include, Healthy Eating, How to Better Handle Stress, How to Multitask and Prioritize, Happiness, Personal Hygiene, The importance of Sleep, How to Approach Cyber-bullying and Self Care Ideas, to name a few. Participants are welcome to discuss as much or as little as they feel comfortable. Small activities will accompany the Personal Growth Sessions


Cost: $280 for 10-week session
Instructor: Dr. Patrice C. McCarter, LPCC, PC-S
Session: 10 weeks (January 11 – March 15, 2017)
Class Size: 12 students maximum per session
More Information: All Personal Growth sessions will be conducted by Licensed Professional Counselors.  Professional Referrals can be made if appropriate.  A final Step Show will be performed at the end of the session.
Dr. Patrice C. McCarter, LPCC, PC-S
Dr. McCarter has participated on an award winning Step Team with her sorority in previous years. She truly enjoys and appreciates the arts of Stepping and performance. Dr. McCarter has served the Mental Health Community as a Crisis Therapist for children and families for 10 years. Dr. McCarter is a Regional Academic Director and Associate Professor at Lindsey Wilson College’s School of Professional Counseling. Dr. McCarter also serves as Faculty for the Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Program at Lindsey Wilson College. She has conducted research and specializes in the field of Prevention and Mental Illness.
Call Dr. McCarter at (513) 317-4984 to begin registration over the phone. Registration will be completed at first session.

Vintage Swing Dance I: Introduction to Lindy Hop Swing – Ages 16+

Tuesdays 7 – 9pm

This beginner class in Six-Count East Coast Swing will focus on the fundamentals of the vintage dance posture & style that evolved on the streets and in the dance halls of Harlem NYC in the 1930’s. Emphasizing the PHYSICS that drive all partnered dance, this class will concentrate on the Lead and Follow skills of: body movement, posture, footwork, frame, range of motion, elements of tension and compression, dance connection, and the transfer of momentum and energy. All essential dance techniques and topics that cannot be well addressed in common large group classes. The class will cover a variety of ways to move from closed to open dance position and up to fifteen different common patterns; all taught from the perspective of the PHYSICS that make them happen. This class will also include a brief history of swing dance to illustrate why this dance style and its African origin make it different from the more common Ballroom and West Coast Swing styles.


Cost: $75 total – $25 at First Session, and $10 per session thereafter.
Instructor: George Hildebrand
Session: 6 weeks (January 10 – February 14, 2017)
Class Size: 6 – 12. A minimum of 6 students must be registered by January 4th, 2017 in order for the class to run.
More Information: NO PARTNER REQUIRED! Look us up on Facebook at “Vintage Swing Dance Incubator” or contact instructor at 513-226-4733.
George Hildebrand
Dancing since the Spring of 2000, George Hildebrand’s range of experience lies solely within the confines of Social Vintage Lindy Hop Swing and its companion dance styles: Six and Eight Count Lindy Hop Swing, Charleston (Lindy and 1920’s Style), Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and Blues.

Adopting a detailed teaching style guided by a mission to …

“Teach people how to DANCE … instead of how to PRETEND TO DANCE”

… his methods and approach are different than those offered by low cost, one hour (or less) large group lessons.

George teaches at a slow pace that emphasizes the fundamentals of movement and the physics that drive social vintage swing dancing. By encouraging his students to base their learning on these principals (instead of mere memorized choreography) it prepares them to move on to advance their dancing to an intermediate level and beyond.

The lessons George provides are targeted for those who are SERIOUS about learning how to dance under the universal Lead/Follow method. While FUN will certainly be had, successful participation will require a sincere desire to learn how to dance, careful attention, and PRACTICE – PRACTICE – PRACTICE.

Please email classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Vintage Swing Dance I” in the subject line. Registration will be confirmed via email. Students must register by January 4th. Tuition will be paid to the instructor in-class.

World Rhythms (for the Young at Heart) – All Ages

Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:00am

A new class for all levels! The class will be standing low impact dance with a multicultural flair. Class will include moves to stretch, strengthen, and improve cardiovascular fitness. No prior dance experience is needed. Come and experience the joy of dancing like nobody is watching and have a great fun workout!


Cost: $5 per class; $35 for session if paid in advance at first class
Instructor: Leslie A. Black, M.Ed.
Session: 8 weeks (January 10 – February 28, 2017)
Class Size: Minimum of 5 students must be registered by January 4th, 2017 in order for class to run.
More Information: Wear loose comfortable clothing and supportive footwear.  All participants should bring water.  For more information, contact instructor at (503) 701-9101 or leslieblack7@icloud.com
Leslie Black

Leslie A. Black, M.Ed., has been a Health Promotion professional for more than 20 years practicing nationally and in Latin America. With her warm, compassionate style, her clients find her hands-on interactive approach to be immediately comfortable, accessible and effective.  Leslie has a BS in Rehabilitation and an M.Ed. in counseling/health promotion as well as extensive training in: Medical Literacy/Advocacy, Arthritis Foundation Exercise (certifies), Osteoporosis Exercise, Career Development Trainer Certification, Supervisory Skills Training and Body Recall Fitness Certification among other continuing Education.

Leslie has been a college instructor, corporate trainer, counselor and HR consultant, but has always woven in wellness work into her Life Coaching profession.  Working with those mid-life and beyond to enhance lifelong movement, joy, health and independence is her true passion.  The work is customized to the particular individual, class or group.

Instructor Statement: “I know all too well the challenges that come with chronic pain.  As a former athlete and health educator, I also have suffered from severe back injuries and arthritis, among other chronic conditions.  Through a combination of wellness, self-education, nutrition and therapeutic exercise following multiple surgeries, I have learned how to alleviate and overcome my pain to find joy in everyday living again.  Today, I have the pleasure of helping seniors, as well as adults of all ages with chronic conditions learn how to find their joy through movement, wellness and support.

Through group class, one-on-one instruction or events, I endeavor to promote lifelong mobility, independence and optimal fitness for my clients.  Some of the programs I offer include:

  • Nordic walking pole instruction for special populations/athletes
  • Senior wellness coaching
  • Women’s wellness
  • Medical literacy and advocacy
  • Pool exercise in client’s private location
  • Nutrition coaching
  • Arthritis, Osteoporosis exercise
  • Creative movement therapy
  • Living with chronic conditions, preparation for surgery

In addition, I offer other group coaching programs that include:

  • Women’s support groups
  • Navigating transition & change
  • Stress management

Please email your name and telephone number to classes@cliftonculturalarts.org and put “World Rhythms” in the subject line.