Dance Classes

Afro-Contemporary Dance– All Ages

Mondays 6:00 – 7:30pm

A full West African Dance technique class, taught to the sweet sounds of the Djembe Drum. This in-depth instruction begins with a total body warm-up followed by light choreography. Dancers will dance barefoot in proper West African Dance attire. Students are encouraged to arrive on time to receive the full benefit of the class.


Cost: $12/adults and $7/youth. 4-Class Pass available: $40/adult pass and $20/youth pass
Session: 10 weeks (September 8 – November 14, 2016)
Instructor: Ivy Pea
More Information: No dance experience required.
Ivy Pea
Cincinnati Native, Ivy Pea graduated from the School for Creative and Performing Arts, class of 2008. As an instrumental music major she quickly discovered her love for the arts. She has performed locally with the Afrikan American Drum and Dance Ensemble and as an independent artist. With an opportunity to travel, she has evolved as a dancer/choreographer, creating her own formative dance techniques. Ivy has 16+ years of dance and choreography experience combined. Active in her community, she also plays the role of a Volunteer Community Organizational Leader, creating a nurturing environment to empower youth.
Visit www.dancengoma.com for more information and 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:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Tuesday Class:
– Full Year: $301 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
– Fall 2016 Only: $122
Thursday Class:
– Full Year: $292.50 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
– Fall 2016 Only: $122
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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 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:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Monday Class:
– Full Year: $267 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
– Fall 2016 Only: $122
Wednesday Class:
– Full Year: $284 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
– Fall 2015 Only: $105
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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 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!


Sessions:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $284 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $105

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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)

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 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!


Sessions:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $292.50 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $122

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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)

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!

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!


Sessions:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $284 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $105
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.
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!


Sessions:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $292.50 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $122
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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!

Kids Bop– Ages 7 – 8

Mondays 5:45 – 6:30pm

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!


Sessions:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $267 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $122
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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!

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.

Dance Explorations – Teens thru Adult

Saturdays 9:00am – 12:00pm

Dance Explorations focuses on dance’s expressive and communicative qualities, on top of basic dance techniques. Dancers explore how to use their bodies to convey external narratives – such as fairy tales or movie scenes – as well as internal narratives, such as the dancers’ own thoughts, insecurities, emotions, or aspirations. This is done by combining choreographed sequences in a variety of dance styles with improvisation experiments designed to alter the mood, timing, quality, and narrative of the movement.

The class also focuses on using dance in collaboration with other creative arts, such as poetry, original music, drawing, or sculpture. Dancers are challenged to manipulate multiple forms of art to create unique and innovative movement sequences with an emphasis on conveying narrative.

Dancers will learn basic design principles and apply them to choreography. Dancers will also have the opportunity to perform for each other at the end of each class so that they can give and receive constructive critique.


Cost: $60 for 3-week session
Session: 3 weeks (October 22 – November 5)
Class Size: 5 students needed to run class, with no more than 15 total students.
More Information: Dance experience is welcome but not necessary to take class. Students must attend class in clothing that is suitable for movement. Contact instructor at mandiereiber@gmail.com with any questions about course content!

Course Goals: Students will…

  • Give and receive constructive critique in every class.
  • Learn the basic principles of art (balance, emphasis, movement, pattern/repetition, proportion, rhythm, variety, and unity) and apply them to dance.
  • Create and revise their own choreography sequences.
  • Use dance in conjunction with other arts (poetry, visual art, film, etc.
  • Explore dance as a form of expression, not as entertainment, technique, or sport.
  • Learn choreographed sequences in a variety of styles (jazz, modern, stomp, etc.).
  • Improve basic dance techniques.
  • Use stretching and conditioning routines to improve flexibility and strength.
  • Improve characterization and improvisation skills.
  • Work individually and in teams to develop self-guided project based on provided prompts.

Mandie Reiber
Mandie Reiber is a recent graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati with a BFA in Illustration. She has been performing professionally for two years with Pones, Inc., InBocca Performance, and Cincinnati Landmark Productions. She is a trained dancer in ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary, jazz, tap, flamenco, and hip-hop, and has more than six year of teaching experience for all styles of dance, as well as theater and visual art. More recently, Mandie wrote, choreographed, and directed her first original production, T[HERE], which combined dance with poetry, original music, and visual art in an hour-long performance. T[HERE] used these various arts to tell true stories of challenge and perseverance from people living in the community of Over-The-Rhine. Mandie has a passion for using dance as a language – not just as a form of entertainment, technique, or sport. She designed “Dance Explorations” to instill that passion into her students.
Please email classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Dance Explorations” in the subject line. Registration will be confirmed via email, with payment due to the instructor no later than the first day of class.

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!


Sessions:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $301 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $122
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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!

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:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $267 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $122
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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!

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:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $267 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $122
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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!

Modern Dance– Ages 9 – 12

Thursdays 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:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $301 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $122
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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!

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!

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

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 (September 10 – November 12, 2016)
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 (September 10 – November 12, 2016)
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.

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 (September 21 – November 16, 2016)
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.

Adult Modern Dance for Beginners – Adults

Sundays 1:00 – 1:55pm or 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 (September 18 – November 21)
Class Size: Must have 6 students registered to run class.
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!

Musical Theatre Song and Dance – Ages 6 – 8

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:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $267 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $122
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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!

Musical Theatre Song and Dance – Ages 9 – 12

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:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $267 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $122
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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!

School Holiday Camps – Ages 5 – 12

School holidays and snow days, TBA

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.


Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
More Information: Visit MLCo.org/classes for more information and to register! Monthly payment plans and need-based scholarships are available. Please see MLCo.org/classes.
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.

Tap – Ages 3 – 4

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.


Sessions:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $267 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $122
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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!

Tap – Ages 5 – 6

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.


Sessions:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $267 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $122
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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!

Tap – Ages 7 – 8

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. In Tap, we will focus on building rhythm, coordination, confidence, showmanship, and tap style.


Sessions:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $267 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $122
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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!

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.


Sessions:
Full Year (September 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (September 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $267 (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $122
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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!

Tap for Absolute Beginners – Ages 16 – 96

Saturdays 9:00 – 9:45am

For the absolute novice, who has always wanted to make music with their feet. You will learn technique and vocabulary AND your stamina and balance will improve! Gloria loves to share her knowledge of this uniquely American Art form….Tap Dance! Call the instructor about shoes.


Cost: $70 for 6-week session
Session: 6 weeks (October 1 – November 5, 2016)
Instructor: Gloria Esenwein
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.


Sessions:
Full Year (October 6th, 2016 – May 19th, 2017)
Fall 2016 (October 6th – December 16th, 2016)
Cost:
Full Year: $302  (includes Spring Recital Fee + save $10!)
Fall 2016 Only: $103
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: Students enrolled in our afterschool program can opt-in to being picked up from FCGLS at 3:45pm daily and brought to the CCAC for dance class (any day where MamLuft&Co. Dance holds dance classes). Cost: $1 per week (Mondays full year $29, fall only $14. Tuesdays full year $33, $14 fall only. Wednesdays: full year $31, fall only $19. Thursdays: full year $32, fall only $18.)
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!

West African Dance– All Ages

Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00pm

Come experience life with NGOMA! You don’t want to miss this intense, high-energy West African Dance class! Allow the sounds of traditional West African drumming take you on an unforgettable journey. Meet Me On The Dance Flo! All levels welcome; no dance experience required.


Cost: $12/adults and $7/youth
Session: 10 weeks (September 8 – November 14, 2016)
Instructor: Ivy Pea
More Information: No dance experience required.
Ivy Pea
Cincinnati Native, Ivy Pea graduated from the School for Creative and Performing Arts, class of 2008. As an instrumental music major she quickly discovered her love for the arts. She has performed locally with the Afrikan American Drum and Dance Ensemble and as an independent artist. With an opportunity to travel, she has evolved as a dancer/choreographer, creating her own formative dance techniques. Ivy has 16+ years of dance and choreography experience combined. Active in her community, she also plays the role of a Volunteer Community Organizational Leader, creating a nurturing environment to empower youth.
Visit www.dancengoma.com for more information and to register!