CT & NYC Open Classes and Seasonal Performance Project w/ outstanding contemporary guest artists.
YMCA is closed on Aug. 22 - We will resume Thursday class for ALL MOVERS on Aug. 29, and Mondays at The Loft will resume Sept. 9!!
Mondays at The Loft:
We are on our summer HIATUS for Monday classes at The Loft - but we’ll resume Sept. 9 for open class each week at 7:00 PM. Our Fall Class + Performance project w/ Hannah Garner and 2nd Best Dance Co. will begin Sept 23 w/ a preview session on Sept. 16. Monday classes and performance project are a Rigorous/MiXt Level for experienced dancers.
Thursdays at The Greenwich YMCA:
Restorative Dance and Conditioning for all Bodies and Minds w/ Marcia Brooks or MiXt Co. Guest - Each week, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM - Our fall Performance Project rehearsals will begin after class on Sept. 19. Greenwich YMCA members can come to Thursday classes for free w/ their membership (or can pay just $10/session to participate in Performance Project season). Non Y members, see MiXt Co. Fees below. Thursdays are a Gentle/MiXt Level - ALL MOVERS welcome!!
Wednesdays, Click here for “MiXT Co. NYC”
We will plan to run our our six-week class + performance project in April 2020, and possibly have a few open classes, monthly, Jan-March (open classes at 7:00 PM are an option during the April/May season, or stay until 9:00 PM for rehearsals leading up to two performances - in CT and NYC. Rigorous/MiXt Level for experienced dancers.
MiXt Co. is our signature class series and performance project. Drop in classes are offered year round: currently most Mondays at 7:00 PM fall, winter and spring, Thursdays year round and Wed. in NYC Winter and Spring. During our performance project seasons (fall and spring), a weekly class and rehearsal process ending in an informal performance for full project participants is an option many dancers in our community eagerly take advantage of. Dancers in groupings by Rigorous level, MiXt level and/or Gentle level, each work with choreographers once per week during the season. Experienced Dancers typically participate in either Rigorous or MiXt Level groupings, and all movers are welcome in the gentle level group despite previous experience. Choreographers create a short work for those able to commit to the season for each group (6-7 sessions). Drop-in classes continue to be an option at 7:00 PM throughout the season, for those who can't commit to the full performance project (rehearsals for performers continue after class until 9:00 or 9:15 PM).
The program strives to be a catalyst between NYC and CT choreographers, dancers, dance enthusiasts and audiences. Choreographers gain access to new communities of movers. Participants have access to quality contemporary, modern and/or classical practice and process, while our local audience will enjoy the variety created and presented.
Performance Project participants must be 18 or older, though mature younger dancers are welcome to drop in for classes, or those 10-14 can join us for our Master Class Series for Dancers 10-14 years of age.
In the summer we offer daytime dance and movement classes and a day-long summer dance retreat at The Barn in New Canaan, CT. Stay tuned as we may be developing ongoing daytime options throughout the year.
The Body Sessions are master-class offerings, each taught by different practitioners who allow us to dive into deep explorations of functionality, body-mind connection or distinct physical practices, which continue to feed and educate our community of dancers and movers and compliment our class offerings. We offer these Body Sessions for ALL MOVERS.
MiXt Co. class fees:
Subsidized rate may be available. Please contact Marcia to inquire.
Greenwich YMCA members can come to Thursday classes for free w/ their membership (or $10 supplement per session for Performance Project participation).
Mondays (MiXt/Rigorous Level) at The Loft at Christ Church in Greenwich, CT
Thursdays (MiXt/Gentle Level) at the Greenwich YMCA - 2nd floor, Studio AS2.
Wednesday - (MiXt Co. NYC - Rigorous Level) Monthly Jan-March, and weekly April/May at 939 Eighth Ave. (between 55th and 56th - Ripley Grier - Buzzer 202 - Studio 4A.
Contact Marcia directly for address and parking instructions for The Barn on New Canaan.
Summer Retreat, 2018, Guests, Pamela Pietro, Nathan Trice, Mitzi Adams, Maria Bauman-Morales, Marcia Brooks, Becky Radway, John Zullo