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Zumba, Line Dance, Ballroom Dance and West Coast Swing, Chakra Dance, Total Barre, and more ~ Keep scrolling - lots of options.


Summer Classes will be added to the schedule - check back mid March.


Medical Questions:

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


Ballroom Dance and West Coast Swing Dance


Ballroom Dance & West Coast Swing Beginner - Part 1
A fun, no stress way to learn ballroom dancing and Salsa. Students will learn 3 or 4 basic steps for Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba.West Coast Swing is a contemporary-style of Swing, very different from traditional “swing.” It is by far, the fastest growing social dance for its versatility, and the variety of music you can dance to. No partner required. Two left feet welcome. Wear your party shoes with leather or suede soled shoes. 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!

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63) per person
Wed., 2/21, 28; 3/7, 14, 21, 28 & 4/4
from 8:05 to 9:00 p.m.; Veterans Park School
Wed., 4/25; 5/2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & 6/6
from 8:05 to 9:00 p.m.; Veterans Park School


Ballroom Dance & West Coast Swing Beginner / Brush Up - Continued
A fun class for people who took the part 1 and/or part 2 class last session or have basic knowledge of dances taught in Beginner 1 and are comfortable dancing at social events. Learn and review the basics for ballroom and West Coast Swing, and the teacher moves you forward based on your ability. This course will add some figures to the dances taught in Beginner 1. No partner required. Two left feet welcome. Wear leather or suede soled party shoes. A great time is to be had by all. 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!

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63) per person
Wed., 2/21, 28; 3/7, 14, 21, 28 & 4/4
from 7:05 to 8:00 p.m.; Veterans Park School
Wed., 4/25; 5/2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & 6/6
from 7:05 to 8:00 p.m.; Veterans Park School


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.

5 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $47)
Wed., 1/24, 31; 2/14, 21 & 28
from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Farmingville School
Note: The snow date for 1/17 is 2/21. The snow date for 2/7 is 2/28.

5 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $47)

Wed., 3/7, 14, 21, 28 & 4/4 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Farmingville School Note: new start date due to snow dates in prior session. Add 4/4.


5 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $47)

Wed., 4/25; 5/2, 9, 16 & 23 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Farmingville School



Zumba®

Zumba® with Toning with Motoko Kuroda
Join the party! This class fuses Latin and International rhythms with easy to follow dance moves to create a fun and energy filled dance workout. ZUMBA® uses the principles of interval fitness training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. Sculpt and tone your body to a variety of styles including Samba, Axé, Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Flamenco and Belly Dance. No dance experience necessary! Zumba® Toning with small maraca-like Zumba Toning Sticks (1 lb each) is incorporated in the session to boost muscular sculpting and fun. Students should wear comfortable clothing and aerobic style shoes, with good support but little tread on the sole. Bring towel and water bottle. Instructor Motoko Kuroda is a certified Zumba, Zumba Gold, and Zumba Toning instructor with an M.A. in Fitness Management who teaches at several locations in Westchester County.

10 Sessions $ 120 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 90)

Mon., 2/5, 12, 26; 3/5, 12, 19, 26; 4/2, 16 & 23 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. East Ridge Middle School

10 Sessions $ 120 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 90)
Wed., 2/14, 21, 28; 3/7, 14, 21, 28; 4/4, 18 & 25 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.; Veterans Park School
NOTE: New start date is 2/14 due to snow on 2/7. Add 4/25 to schedule.


Barre

Total Barre with Frances Goulart
Why do celebrities and A-listers swear by TOTAL BARRE? It’s an invigorating core workout that will sculpt your arms, tighten your booty and strengthen and lengthen your legs. A combination of pilates, ballet and strength training done to upbeat cardio music. Work at your own level! Bring a mat and light hand weights. Taught by Frances Goulart.

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. 63)
Mon., 2/5, 12, 26; 3/5, 12, 19 & 26 from 6 to 7 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School

6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 55)
Mon., 4/23, 30; 5/7, 14, 21 & 6/4 from 6 to 7 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School



Chakra Dance

Chakradance™ The Awakening Cycle™ - The Emotional Series
Get fit in a way only YOU can imagine! Burn calories, unwind, and find your inner compass, discovering your body-mind-spirit connection. Through guided imagery, spontaneous movement, and mandala art, each session restores balance to your energy Chakras which regulate your physical organs and emotional attitudes towards safety, sexuality, power, love, communication, intuition and self-realization. The Emotional Series focuses on the lower earth anchored chakras - root, sacral, solar plexus, and heart. Bring a cushion. Instructor Mace operates Lady Chakra Holistic Healing in Bethel, CT. Responding to a calling to promote peace and healing to humanity, she trained passionately becoming a Reiki Master, Chakradance™ Facilitator, Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader, and Numerologist.

4 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $47)
Mon., 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 & 5/21 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.; Branchville School Gym



Bollywood Dance

Bollywood with Anindita Nanda
Anindita Nanda teaches an infusion of Indian bollywood and folk dances to create energetic routines with easy to follow steps, which involve total body conditioning. Popular folk styles like Bhangra, Giddha, Dandia and Bolly moves will be explored and be set to foot tapping music from Indian Cinema. Students should wear comfortable clothing and please note that we will be dancing bare foot (ballet shoes optional). Students should wear comfortable clothing and please note that we will be dancing bare foot (ballet shoes optional). Annita Nanda has a Masters in Dance and Music and has been teaching at several locations in CT, Nevada, and Argentina for over 15 years. She is a performing Master artist, teacher, and choreographer. No class 3/27 or 4/10. Snow day is 4/17 at Branchville.

5 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 47)
Tue., 4/3, 17, 24; 5/1 & 8 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.; Branchville School Gym



Detailed Bio:

Anindita, a danseuse par excellence is a rare combination of dancer, classical vocalist, choreographer, teacher, scientist & scholar. She is an accomplished artist of the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra gharana of dancing and is a known name within the Odissi genre. She has a Masters in Indian (Odissi style) Classical Dance from Chandigarh University and Bachelors in Hindustani Classical Vocal from ABGMM, Mumbai, India. She has been learning, performing and teaching Odissi classical dance and Hindustani Vocal and light music, semi-classical, folk and contemporary dances for almost two decadesand in the USA, where she lives at present. Her dance has the excellent blend of sensuous movement, graceful stances and strong defined footwork with absolute control of the rhythm and space. The elaborate choreography’s, fluidity of her movements and intrinsic foot works are trademark of her performances and her creations. She has multiple productions under her belt and has presented Classical Arts not only at national but also at international level.

She is the founder and artistic director of her creative venture, Soortaal, School of Dance and Music located in Danbury CT. Anindita, successfully presented and inaugurated the first International Classical Arts Festival, Natya Tarang, in Danbury, CT in 2011 with visiting Classical Artists from India and around the world. This is one of the first of its kind in Danbury, where she lives and got lot of accolades from the community. This is an annual festival which will showcase such artists in the future, to popularize the classical arts. This festival is annual hosted at the Yale University, New Haven CT

Anindita also writes for premier internet magazines and contributes articles for the local newspapers in Danbury, on the subject of dance, music and culture and much more. She has offered numerous workshops and lecture demonstration in schools, universities and libraries to make Indian classical dance and music accessible at the grass-root level, in the USA trying and building stronger artists for the future. She has sucesssfully established a full time residency program with collaboration with the Marigold Movement Center, Reno, Nevada.


She is a scientist when she is not dancing.


Medical Questions:

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