Modern Dance Classes

Advanced Beginning Modern Dance Technique

This class is appropriate for students with some movement background looking to improve their technique and deepen their practice.

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 pm

Taught by Ruth Botchan, Avilee Goodwin and Betsy Strome

Intermediate-Advanced Modern Dance Technique

This class is ideal for those with a background in dance looking to perfect and deepen their practice.

Fridays,10:00-11:30 am

Taught by Ruth Botchan

Fees

$17 Single class (first class, $15)
$60  Four class card (valid for 5 weeks)
$110 Eight class card (valid for 9 weeks)

Classes are ongoing and can be joined at any time.


Tai Chi

Level I – Beginning

The first class in the twelve week session introduces Tai Chi and its various ideas and benefits. 

Level II – Form Correction and Meditation 

This course focuses on increasing awareness and depth of the postures learned in the beginning course, as well as strengthening and increasing Chi (internal energy) flow and development. 

Level III – Intermediate

This twelve-week course adds more advanced form postures to those learned in the Level I course and refined in Level II. 

Level IV – Advanced Form Correction and Meditation

These ongoing classes significantly deepen the form work, with more focus on conscious details, working to embody the five Basic Principles, and setting a foundation for a continuously expanding developmental process to unfold.

Level V – Push Hands

Through the cooperative-competition of push-hands, we explore and work with issues such as reactive resistance, activity without aggression, receptivity without weakness, and how to neutralize and not be impacted or imbalanced by an incoming attacking force.

Fees

Group Classes

  • $25 per hour (single class)

  • $70 per month (1 class per week)

  • $115 per month (2 classes per week)

  • $145 per month (3 classes per week)

  • $175 per month (4 or more classes per week)

A “month” for purposes of this fee schedule is four weeks of Tai Chi classes. A “class” is one hour of group classes.

Taught by Lenzie Willams

Private Classes

One-on-one instruction may include form correction, push-hands, and/or advanced work. Private classes are available with Lenzie Williams for $150 per hour; or with one of the school’s senior instructors for $85 per hour.

Please call 510-655-0218 to schedule a private lesson.

Class Schedule

DAY

TIME

CLASS

Monday

11:00 am – Noon

Noon – 1:00 pm

6:00 – 7:00 pm

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Level II – Form Correction & Meditation

Level I – Beginning

Level IV – Advanced Form Correction & Meditation*

Level V – Push Hands (Beginning & Intermediate)

Tuesday

5:30 – 6:30 pm

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Level III – Intermediate

Level I – Beginning

Wednesday

7:00 – 8:00 am

8:00 – 9:00 am

Level IV – Advanced Form Correction & Meditation*

Level II – Form Correction & Meditation

Saturday

8:00 – 9:00 am

9:00 – 10:00 am

Level IV – Advanced Form Correction & Meditation*

Level V – Push Hands (Beginning & Intermediate)

Sunday

8:00 – 9:00 am

9:00 – 10:00 am

Level III – Intermediate

Level I – Beginning

*Instructor’s permission required to attend Advanced Form/Meditation & Beginning/Intermediate Push Hands classes (Level IV and Level V).

Session Dates

The following are currently-scheduled session beginning and ending dates:

Spring 2019*

Wed Mar 27, 2019

Sun Jun 16, 2019

Summer 2019

Sat Jul 6, 2019

Fri Sep 27, 2019

Fall 2019

Sat Sep 28, 2019

Fri Dec 20, 2019

*In the Spring 2019 session only, classes on Wednesday through Sunday run for the normal, full 12 weeks. Monday and Tuesday classes in this session only run for 11 weeks. Students can take additional classes during the last month of this session (May/June) to make up for the partial month. The session is abbreviated due to the Walker Creek Ranch camp that Lenzie is teaching from 16-21 June 2019.


Pilates

Please call (510) 848-4878 to schedule a private lesson.

Taught by Ruth Botchan

Fees

$75 per hour


Belly Dance

Thursdays
7:30-9:30 pm – currently on a break