Classes

At Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective we offer a wide range of classes accessible to all bodies, experience levels and interests. Most of our classes are geared toward adults but a few are open to movers ages 13 and up. Many classes are open to drop ins, and most are offered on an ongoing weekly basis. Check our monthly online calendar for the schedule at a glance, and visit each class’s individual class page for details.

Registration and payment for class sessions can be made online. Many of our classes also accept drop-ins and payments can be made at the door by cash or check, online, or by purchasing a 5 or 10 class card. Please know that all online payments will incur processing fees. If you would like register and pre-pay for a class session or individual class via cash/check, please email indymovementartscollective@gmail.com to make arrangements.

Classes open to movers 13+ – •PWYC Intermediate Modern •Pop Up Hip Hop

Classes that accept drop-ins – •Beginning/Intermediate Tap •Pop Up Hip Hop •Pop Up Adult Beginner Ballet •Introduction to Classical & Modern Dance Techniques •Barre & Center •EmbodieDance •Belly Dance Drills & Techniques •Bollywood •PWYC Intermediate Modern •Solo Jazz & Swing Dance

Classes that accept 5 and 10 class cards as payment – •Beginning/Intermediate Tap •Pop Up Adult Beginner Ballet •Introduction to Classical & Modern Dance Techniques •Barre & Center •EmbodieDance •Belly Dance Drills & Techniques

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PWYC Intermediate Modern Technique – Pay what you can to join this community of movers in an int/adv class taught in rotation by IMAC staff and guest artists.  Great for experienced dancers looking to move.

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EmbodieDance – Lani Weissbach draws on Eastern and Western practices in this immersive movement experience designed for ALL levels of movers.  Open your senses, deepen your intuition and widen  your movement palette.

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Beginning/Intermediate Tap – Get a great tap workout while learning  basic rhythms and funky combinations in a variety of tap styles.  Taught by Deanna Garner of Circle City Tap Company.

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Pop Up Hip Hop w/Devonte Graham – High energy, passionate movement. Accessible to dancers of all experience levels, designed to train and unite dancers as they learn cutting edge, new Hip Hop choreography. Taught by Devonte Graham.

 

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Pop Up Adult Beginner Ballet – Lauren Curry will be popping up for a short but sweet Adult Beginner Ballet series this September. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of Ballet technique in a safe, supportive, and FUN environment.

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The Arts of Impersonation – Come learn the fundamentals of impersonating the iconic movement stylings of Michael Jackson. Class will culminate in learning a complete section of choreography from the music video for Smooth Criminal.

 

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Introduction to Classical & Modern Dance Techniques – This class will introduce movers, even absolute beginners, to classical dance techniques like Ballet as well as Modern dance techniques like Doris Humphrey’s Fall and Recovery and Release technique. Taught by Randy Talley.

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Bollywood – A fusion of Indian traditional, classical, and modern styles that is just plain fun!  Usha Sirimalle teaches technique in an energetic environment that will have you smiling throughout the class.

 

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Solo Jazz & Swing Dance – Danny Beyrer delivers a swingin’ good time as you kick, twist, and pulse to the infectious music of the swing era.  Learn iconic vernacular Jazz solo routines – Mama Stew, Shim Sham, Big Apple, and the list goes on…

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Partnered Swing Dance – Danny Beyrer and Many Hogan explore the momentum, the swung rhythm, and common patterns of Lindy Hop – one of the original swing dances. They will talk about partner connection and how to move around the floor effortlessly with another person.

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Belly Dance – Liz Wray’s fun and self-affirming environment will have you loving your body and how it moves.  Beginners discover new muscles as they break down steps.  Advanced students explore more complex, layered choreographies.

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Hoop – Using a dojo-style teaching environment, Lynn Spencer-Nelson teaches all level classes that take students from the beginning through to advanced techniques like Chi-ing and folding.

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Barre & Center – Experienced/returning dancers will rekindle their dance passion in a fun, joyful, adult-centric environment.  Carrie Gaerte leads a ballet-inspired barre warm-up followed by a jazz/contemporary center.

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Kinetic Kids – Informed by Brain Compatible Dance Education, Lauren Curry offers children a nurturing, energetic setting in which to develop cognitive, kinesthetic, and social skills.

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