Dance - Line, Zumba, Latin and Ballroom
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Medical Questions:

We expect students to have consulted with their doctor before starting any new exercise program.



Ballroom Dance, Swing and Club Style Dances


Ballroom Dance, East Coast Swing . . . Beginner / Brush Up - Semi-Private Lessons
Dancing should be FUN! Learn social dancing to a variety of music for parties, weddings, cruises and dance events. Class size limited. The lessons have been created so you can learn and dance in a small space via Zoom. You will learn basic Ballroom and Rhythm patterns in Waltz, Rumba, Cha-Cha, East Coast Swing and some club style dances. Great for beginners and for those who have taken lessons in the past. A fun, no stress way to learn how to move on the dance floor. FOR THOSE GETTING MARRIED AND THEIR FAMILIES AND BRIDAL PARTIES - This is a fantastic, economical way to learn the basic movement/steps before you choreograph your first dance! Instructor Natalie Mazzola is a former amateur 10 dance champion, and a teacher for over 20 years at the Vitti's School of Dance in Danbury, CT. She loves to have fun, and her no stress attitude toward dance is clear as her students always leave with a smile! Semi-private lessons limited to 2 couples per class.

Wednesdays from 8 to 9 p.m. starting in Fall 2021.
Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812 for Fall dates.



Barre-lates, Dance Toning and Stretch - descriptions below, see Cardio or Pilates category for date/price information.


Stretch and Flexibility
A great class for all ages! A variety of dynamic, active and static stretches are aided with the use of several implements to relieve muscle tension, imbalances, and to achieve a greater range of motion and flexibility. Instructor Ginger Cox Is a seasoned professor of dance with a Master in Kinesiology, BFA in Dance. She loves movement and science, and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer. Her diverse background in dance and fitness for over twenty years, enables her to bring useful information that educates people how to improve their quality of life in a stress free, fun environment. Both Dance Informa Magazine, and Dancetrain Magazine featured her for her relatable teaching method and dynamic style in a variety of genres, to all ages.

Tuesdays from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. at the Annex - see Cardio or Pilates category for date/price information.


Barre-Lates
A fusion of Barre work and classical Pilates. Lengthen, tone and condition your core using light 2 lb. weights. All fitness levels welcome. Please have water, mat, towel, and 2 lb. weights handy. Instructor Patricia Anikewich holds many group exercise certifications and teaches at many Westchester and Connecticut fitness centers.


Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:25 p.m. on Zoom - see Cardio or Pilates category for date/price information.


30 Minutes for Better Movement
It's time to get moving again. This class combines stretching, balance, barre, and easy dance moves to get you moving better when you walk, improve your balance and posture, or become a better social dancer. Even if you never took a dance lesson, these basic movements are great exercises to help you tone and build endurance. No floor work; every movement will be done standing or sitting. A sturdy chair is required.
Instructor Natalie Mazzola is a former amateur 10 dance champion, and a teacher for over 20 years at the Vitti's School of Dance in Danbury, CT. She loves to have fun, and her no stress attitude toward dance is clear as her students always leave with a smile!

Wednesdays from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. on Zoom -
see Cardio or Pilates category for date/price information.


Line Dance

Line Dance for Fun and Exercise: Beginners
The ideal workout. Burn fat and calories while you're having fun. Do you know your right from your left, can you count to 8? - Then you can line dance! We'll start with the basics and build from there. If you’ve been to this course before, come on back, we have new dances lined up for this course. Please bring a water bottle and wear leather or suede soled shoes to class. The instructors, Steve Parker and Ellen Russow have been Line dancing for over 20 years and teaching for nearly 10 years.

On hold awaiting in person classes.
Wed., Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812 for future dates from 7 to 8 p.m.




Medical Questions:

We expect students to have consulted with their doctor before starting any new exercise program.