Cincyettes Drill & Dance Team – Girls Ages 10+

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30pm and Saturdays 10 – 11:30am

Pro Moves is offering a drill & dance team this summer at CCAC! Girls with dance experience who want to be placed into local shows and productions are invited to register for this class. Full class details will be presented at the registration day on July 11.

Cost: $25
Session: Rehearsals begin July 29 and will be year-round
More Information: Contact Latoya Canady at (513) 687-5756.
Latoya Canady
Latoya D Canady has extensive experience in choreography, dancing, acting, poetry, and song composition. A woman of many talents, Ms. Canady has gained recognition and received awards such as Best Dance/Actress from Arts Matrix, Best Performance from KBII Productions, Most Difficult Presentation from MBTC & MBC, and Entertainer of the Year from Black History Youth. Ms. Canady defines her dance style as “energetic, creative, and thoroughly original” and specifically highlights her ability to “bring freshness and newness to any theme.
Registration will be held at CCAC on July 11 from 10am – 12pm. Full payment will be due at this time.

Mommy/Daddy & Me Toddler Munchkins Dance – Ages 18-30 months & parent

Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:00am

As babies become more mobile, they learn more about their environments and further develop the Movement region of their brain, as well as their motor pathways. What an exciting opportunity for you to take part in this development through a Mommy & Me or Daddy & Me class! As kids begin to walk and move on their own, we want to develop their muscles and neuromuscular pathways in a way that also promotes creativity and coordination! Learning to wiggle, move, and explore is a fun and healthy adventure! With some stretching, fun songs, and playful exploration, we will discover the space around us while building our parent-child bond. (Parents are responsible for their child(ren) at all times during the class. Each additional child or parent to one child-parent pair must also register and pay another fee.)

Cost: $47 for 5 weeks.
Session: June 24 to July 22, 2015. Register by June 17.
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is Cincinnati’s non-profit Modern Dance “company” (or troupe). We are dedicated to bringing more dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in Cincinnati and beyond! ML&Co.’s mission is to do this through performance, education, and outreach. Our new, comprehensive program at CCAC is an exciting development of this mission!

African Dance – Adults

Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30pm

Spread your wings and fly with me! NGOMA offers Adult West African Dance Classes for beginners and advanced dancers, and children are welcome to attend with parents or guardians. Allow the sounds of African drumming to take you on a beautiful journey. Meet me on the dance flo!

Cost: $10.00/class
Session: 10 weeks (June 11 – August 13)
More Information: Visit NGOMA or call 513-512-8715 for more information.
Ivy BlackButterfly 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.

Pro Moves -N- Motivation – Girls ages 10+

Saturdays, 10am – 12pm

Each hands-on motivation class fosters a “believe in me” attitude to help adolescence girls build confidence, leadership skills, healthy lifestyles and everyday life skills. A snack will be provided each class session

Cost: $65
Session: 4 weeks (June 6 – 27)
Latoya D Canady
Latoya D Canady has extensive experience in choreography, dancing, acting, poetry, and song composition. A woman of many talents, Ms. Canady has gained recognition and received awards such as Best Dance/Actress from Arts Matrix, Best Performance from KBII Productions, Most Difficult Presentation from MBTC & MBC, and Entertainer of the Year from Black History Youth. Ms. Canady defines her dance style as “energetic, creative, and thoroughly original” and specifically highlights her ability to “bring freshness and newness to any theme.
Registration will be held at CCAC on Saturday, May 16th, from 10am – 1pm. For additional information, contact Latoya Canady at (513) 687-5756.

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 I – Ages 16+

Saturdays, 10:00am – 11:00am

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: $75
Spring II Session: 6 weeks (April 18 – May 23)
Special Shuffle on the Green at CCAC on May 30 and June 6 at 10am!
Summer Splash: 6 weeks (June 20 – August 1)
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 include classes with Gregory Hines, Diane Walker, and Savion Glover. She organized the first celebration in Cincinnati, of National Tap Dance Day, now in its 16th year, and established Women of Sole, and The Step Sisters, both local rhythm tap performing groups.

She employs a call and response method in teaching, along with humor and tap history. Esenwein enjoys guiding Beginning Tap Dancers in discovering their “voice” through their feet!

Pre-register with Gloria at gcesenwein@fuse.net or (513) 541-7443. Visit gloriaesenwein.com for more information.

Tap II – Ages 16+

Saturdays, 11:15am – 12:15pm

Tap dance has had an 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!

Expand our knowledge of tap rhythms and whole body dancing – more complex combinations and drills.

Cost: $75
Spring II Session: 6 weeks (April 18 – May 23)
Special Shuffle on the Green at CCAC on May 30 and June 6 at 10am!
Summer Splash: 6 weeks (June 20 – August 1)
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 include classes with Gregory Hines, Diane Walker, and Savion Glover. She organized the first celebration in Cincinnati, of National Tap Dance Day, now in its 16th year, and established Women of Sole, and The Step Sisters, both local rhythm tap performing groups.

She employs a call and response method in teaching, along with humor and tap history. Esenwein enjoys guiding Beginning Tap Dancers in discovering their “voice” through their feet!

Pre-register with Gloria at gcesenwein@fuse.net or (513) 541-7443. Visit gloriaesenwein.com for more information.

Dance Discovery – Ages 4-6

Wednesdays, 4:00 – 4:45pm

Dance Discovery introduces young children to the performing art of dance. Children will explore dance through creative expression, ballet basics, stretching exercises, and gross motor skills. The use of fun music and interactive props will aid in developing coordination, spatial awareness, and listening skills. Introduce your little one to the joy of dance!

Cost: $80
Session: 8 weeks (March 25 – May 27, no class on April 29 and May 13)
Class Size: Minimum 6
More Information: Required class attire: Girls – Black or pink leotard (no skirts or tutus), pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled back neatly away from the face, preferably in a ballet bun.
Boys – White t-shirt, black shorts/leggings, black ballet slippers.

Kara recommends Diana’s Dance and Fitness Wear for all dance attire purchases where her students will receive a 10% discount. Located at 8958 Blue Ash Road. (513) 792-0970.

Kara Jones Louis
Kara Jones Louis is a professional dancer and teacher. Kara grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she began dancing at the age of five, studying ballet, tap, and jazz. She trained intensely in classical ballet for many years at the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet Tech Ohio and the Pre-Professional Division at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

Kara continued her training at Mercyhurst University as a dance major under the direction of Tauna Hunter. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a concentration in Teaching and Choreography and a minor in Arts Administration. While studying at Mercyhurst University, Kara had the opportunity to dance with the Lake Erie Ballet Company and SoMar Danceworks.

Following graduation from Mercyhurst University, Kara danced professional for five seasons with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular as one of the world-famous Radio City Rockettes. As a part of the “Christmas Across America” company, she had the opportunity to tour all over the United States. Kara is extremely proud to be part of the history and tradition of this legendary precision dance line.

Kara enjoys sharing her passion, knowledge, and experience with her students. She brings many years of experience teaching a variety of ages in many disciplines to include creative dance, ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and musical theater dance. Kara believes that with perseverance and self-belief one can achieve anything. She strives to instill these qualities in her students and help them believe that their dreams really can come true.

Please pre-register with Kara by contacting karajoneslouis@gmail.com or by calling (513) 460-7897.

Beginning Ballet (with optional Tap) – Ages 7-9

Wednesdays, 4:45 – 5:45pm (Optional Tap 5:45 – 6:00pm)

Beginning Ballet explores the fundamentals of ballet technique while still encouraging creative expression. Students will enjoy learning basic ballet vocabulary, dance etiquette and performing skills. Through introductory ballet exercises, stretching, gross motor skills, and musicality; students will develop self-confidence, coordination, and a basic foundation and appreciation for the art of ballet.

*Option to add Tap – New this season! – Beginning Ballet students have the option to add 15 minutes of tap to the end of their lesson to create an overall dance experience! Dancers will learn the fundamentals of tap; developing in rhythm, coordination, and balance. This fun addition will engage dancers with basic tap exercises as well as learning bits of choreography to continue in developing performing skills and confidence.

Cost: $100; with Optional Tap, $120
Session: 8 weeks (March 25 – May 27, no class on April 29 and May 13)
Class Size: Minimum 6
More Information: Required class attire: Girls – Black or pink leotard (no skirts or tutus), pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair should be pulled back neatly away from the face, preferably in a ballet bun.
Boys – White t-shirt, black shorts/leggings, black ballet slippers.

Beginning Ballet dancers taking Tap – same attire as listed above and tap shoes (may have any color patent leather or oxford style)

Kara recommends Diana’s Dance and Fitness Wear for all dance attire purchases where her students will receive a 10% discount. Located at 8958 Blue Ash Road. (513) 792-0970.

Kara Jones Louis
Kara Jones Louis is a professional dancer and teacher. Kara grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she began dancing at the age of five, studying ballet, tap, and jazz. She trained intensely in classical ballet for many years at the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet Tech Ohio and the Pre-Professional Division at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

Kara continued her training at Mercyhurst University as a dance major under the direction of Tauna Hunter. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a concentration in Teaching and Choreography and a minor in Arts Administration. While studying at Mercyhurst University, Kara had the opportunity to dance with the Lake Erie Ballet Company and SoMar Danceworks.

Following graduation from Mercyhurst University, Kara danced professional for five seasons with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular as one of the world-famous Radio City Rockettes. As a part of the “Christmas Across America” company, she had the opportunity to tour all over the United States. Kara is extremely proud to be part of the history and tradition of this legendary precision dance line.

Kara enjoys sharing her passion, knowledge, and experience with her students. She brings many years of experience teaching a variety of ages in many disciplines to include creative dance, ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and musical theater dance. Kara believes that with perseverance and self-belief one can achieve anything. She strives to instill these qualities in her students and help them believe that their dreams really can come true.

Please pre-register with Kara by contacting karajoneslouis@gmail.com or by calling (513) 460-7897.

Adult Contemporary Jazz – Adults and Mature Teens

Sundays, 2:30 – 3:50pm

Contemporary Jazz Dance is not necessarily connected to the musical term for “jazz” these days. Instead, “Jazz Dance” is more akin to the Broadway/musical theatre style and current popular dance (such as what you may see on TV or in music back-up dancers). In our Contemporary Jazz class, we will use exercises to increase your technical skill and style, inspired by both the traditional musical theatre form, as well as today’s alloy of Contemporary-Meets-Hip Hop. This means developing coordination, crafting your “line,” working on jumps and turns, and dancing with character. (No shoes required, but jazz slippers acceptable. Extensive experience is not necessarily required: but students should at least feel comfortable being in a class with others who have danced: basic dance terms can be explained, but they will be used.)

Cost:$15 per class plus $3 registration fee per session. Registering for 6-8 weeks is required (except 5 weeks are required when sessions only last 5 weeks). Save 10% when you register for more than one MamLuft&Co. Dance class (within the same household) at a time! (Free classes for parent volunteer work exchanges!)

Summer Session: 6/27-8/16
Class Size: Preferred size: 15-20+. Minimum: 6 with discretion.
More Information: Check out MLCo.org/classes for more details and programs! Learn more about MamLuft&Co. Dance at MLCo.org/classes or on our Facebook page at facebook.com/mamluftcodance.

MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Steven Evans
MamLuft&Co. Dance is Cincinnati’s non-profit Modern Dance “company” (or troupe). ML&Co. received the honor of being named “Best Dance Company Pushing the Envelope” by CityBeat in 2012. We are dedicated to bringing more dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in Cincinnati and beyond! ML&Co.’s mission is to do this through performance, education, and outreach. Our new, comprehensive program at CCAC is an exciting development of this mission! Instructor Steven Evans is a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate of Ohio University. He recently made a tour de force debut in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he not only assisted in the creation of MamLuft&Co. Dance’s site-specific collaboration with Cincinnati Art Museum, but he also premiered his own solo in the Area Choreographers Festival.

Shop for classes and register instantly online by visiting MLCo.org/classes.

Adult Modern Dance – Adults and Mature Teens

Sundays, 1:00 – 2:20pm

Modern Dance delves into the explorative, expressive, and abstract dance styles of dance that were born in the early 20th century and are being developed with excitement and fervor today. Modern Dance has found its home primarily on theatre concert stages and in academic settings in the Americas, Europe, and beyond. Although some forms of Modern can be traditional, its influence is ever-growing: from African forms to Ballet to Capoeria to Hip Hop. Modern dance began as a revolution: to this day, it seeks to innovate and “change the rules.” The instructor will work with you to explore a variety of its vast styles, learn exercises and choreography that emphasize learning how to connect your body and move through space. Modern Dance also emphasizes different kinds of energy, flow, and ways to use your weight. Each session learns a “combination” (choreography), during which students focus on performance quality, emotional expressivity, and technical range. Exercises are expanded upon each week. (No shoes worn. Extensive experience is not necessarily required: but students should at least feel comfortable being in a class with others who have danced: basic dance terms can be explained, but they will be used.)

Cost:$15 per class plus $3 registration fee per session. Registering for 6-8 weeks is required (except 5 weeks are required when sessions only last 5 weeks). Save 10% when you register for more than one MamLuft&Co. Dance class (within the same household) at a time! (Free classes for parent volunteer work exchanges!)
Summer Session: 6/27-8/16
Class Size: Preferred size: 15-20+. Minimum: 6 with discretion.
More Information: Check out MLCo.org/classes for more details and programs! Learn more about MamLuft&Co. Dance at MLCo.org/classes or on our Facebook page at facebook.com/mamluftcodance.
MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Steven Evans
MamLuft&Co. Dance is Cincinnati’s non-profit Modern Dance “company” (or troupe). ML&Co. received the honor of being named “Best Dance Company Pushing the Envelope” by CityBeat in 2012. We are dedicated to bringing more dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in Cincinnati and beyond! ML&Co.’s mission is to do this through performance, education, and outreach. Our new, comprehensive program at CCAC is an exciting development of this mission! Instructor Steven Evans is a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate of Ohio University. He recently made a tour de force debut in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he not only assisted in the creation of MamLuft&Co. Dance’s site-specific collaboration with Cincinnati Art Museum, but he also premiered his own solo in the Area Choreographers Festival.

Shop for classes and register instantly online by visiting MLCo.org/classes.

Move + Groove Fun Dance Lessons – Adults and Mature Teens

Saturdays 11:00 – 11:55am

Have a blast while you learn dance steps, choreography, stretches, and exercises! This recreational class is paced for adults, and beginners need not fret. Using energetic movement and music, this class is not a traditional technique class, but it is uses ideas from Modern Dance, Contemporary Jazz Dance, and today’s urban forms to get you having fun while you move.

Cost:$12 per class plus $3 registration fee per session. Registering for 6-8 weeks is required (except 5 weeks are required when sessions only last 5 weeks). Save 10% when you register for more than one MamLuft&Co. Dance class (within the same household) at a time! (Free classes for volunteer work exchanges!)
Summer Session: 6/27-8/16
Class Size: Preferred size: 15-20+. Minimum: 6 with discretion.
More Information: Check out MLCo.org/classes for more details and programs! Learn more about MamLuft&Co. Dance at MLCo.org/classes or on our Facebook page at facebook.com/mamluftcodance.
MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Vivian Kim
MamLuft&Co. Dance is Cincinnati’s non-profit Modern Dance “company” (or troupe). We are dedicated to bringing more dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in Cincinnati and beyond! ML&Co.’s mission is to do this through performance, education, and outreach. Our new, comprehensive program at CCAC is an exciting development of this mission! Instructor Vivian Kim looks forward to going on a dance adventure with you! Ms. Kim is a member of our professional troupe and a graduate of University of Nebraska of Lincoln with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Kim’s wealth of professional experience includes past work with OmniArts Dance, SLO Dance Company, and Nebraska Chamber Players in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Shop for classes and register instantly online by visiting MLCo.org/classes.

Adult Introduction to Dance Technique (Beginner) – Adults and Mature Teens

Saturdays 12:00 – 12:55pm

If you ever wanted to take a dance technique class — such as Modern, Ballet, or Jazz — but found adult class levels too difficult, try our new adult beginner class! We discovered that so many of our students wanted and needed something like this. It’s an introduction to western techniques, taught in a manner that dance pros study in, but at a much more manageable pace. You will learn the basics of “concert dance” — the kinds of dance that you see professionals perform in concerts on stages across America — by studying basic and contemporary Modern, Ballet, and Jazz principles. This is also a great supplement to our specific Modern and Contemporary Jazz classes for those who need a little extra help!

Cost:$12 per class plus $3 registration fee per session. Registering for 6-8 weeks is required (except 5 weeks are required when sessions only last 5 weeks). Save 10% when you register for more than one MamLuft&Co. Dance class (within the same household) at a time! (Free classes for volunteer work exchanges!)
Summer Session: 6/27-8/16
Class Size: Preferred size: 15-20+. Minimum: 6 with discretion.
More Information: Check out MLCo.org/classes for more details and programs! Learn more about MamLuft&Co. Dance at MLCo.org/classes or on our Facebook page at facebook.com/mamluftcodance.
MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Vivian Kim
MamLuft&Co. Dance is Cincinnati’s non-profit Modern Dance “company” (or troupe). We are dedicated to bringing more dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in Cincinnati and beyond! ML&Co.’s mission is to do this through performance, education, and outreach. Our new, comprehensive program at CCAC is an exciting development of this mission! Instructor Vivian Kim looks forward to going on a dance adventure with you! Ms. Kim is a member of our professional troupe and a graduate of University of Nebraska of Lincoln with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Kim’s wealth of professional experience includes past work with OmniArts Dance, SLO Dance Company, and Nebraska Chamber Players in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Shop for classes and register instantly online by visiting MLCo.org/classes.