Dance & Fitness Classes @ Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance

You can't have the Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance without the dance. Since its inception, the MST&DA has featured some of the most talented instructors around. No matter what your age, skill level or personal goals, there is a class for you. For days and times, please visit our class schedule.



Dance Classes
Little Dancers
Ages: 18 months - 3 years
Taught By: Debra Orenstein
   

Little movers and shakers will enjoy dancing, movement, music, rhythm games and stories in this fun class. Basic locomotor movement and age-appropriate developmental skills and concepts are all incorporated into this lively program. For little boys and girls and their care-givers. Come on - let's dance!


Creative Movement Boys and Girls
Ages: 3 - 5
Taught By: Debra Orenstein
   

Give children the opportunity to explore their creativity in a supportive, noncompetitive and age-appropriate setting. Creative movement encourages children to express who they are while developing self-confidence, social and motor skills
through an enriching class experience with their peers


Tap
Ages: 4 - Adult
Taught By: Marietta Clark
   

Develop technique, style, musicality & tap vocabulary. From the basics to traditional, rhythm tap, funk & musical theatre styles. Fun and great exercise for all.


Creative Pre-Ballet & Pre-Ballet
Ages: 3 - 5
Taught By: Debra Orenstein and Marietta Clark
   

Learn basic dance vocabulary and technique through ballet, modern and creative dance.


Hip-Hop
Ages: 8 - Adult
Taught By: Barbara Parker
   

Encourages creative expression and potential through dance while jamming to the latest beat.


Jazz
Ages: 6 - Adult
Taught By: Mary McCatty
   

Focus on style and performance with emphasis on dance technique. Great for dance enthusiasts, young actors and those looking for a fun workout.


Ballet
Ages: 6 - Adult
Taught By: Makiko Ishimori
   

Classical ballet with barre & center work that develops strength, body alignment, flexibility, gracefulness and musicality.


Ballroom: Latin Styles and More
Ages: Older teens and adults
Taught By: Xavier Auza
   

Beginners welcome in Level 1; returning or experienced students will enjoy Level 2. Eight-week sessions. No partner necessary. Fun for everyone.


Basic Beginner Adult Jazz
Ages: 18+
Taught By: Mary McCatty
   

Get your groove on! This class is for adults who have never taken a jazz class (or any dance class). In this fun class wemove, isolate, shake, strengthen, stretch and bop to a variety of music and dance styles . Great class for your mind and body




The dance studio

 

 

 

Dance Recital

Students perform in a May 2003 dance recital

 

 

 

Dancers on the line

A scene from 2004's Dancers on the Line, the 5th Annual Dance Project

 



Fitness Classes

World Dance Fusion
Taught By: Theresa Herron
   

Come sizzle and shimmy with a joyous, energetic aerobic workout (low-hi impact) combining Latin, Afro-Caribbean, Belly dance and other international folk and ethnic dance styles. Great for cardio-respiratory strength. All levels


Aeropump
Taught By: Barbara Parker
   

Low-impact aerobic workout, combined with free weights & basic floor exercise. Designed for every fitness level.


IM=X Pilates
Taught By: Barbara Parker
   

Combination of Pilates, yoga, Alexander technique & core body movements. Designed to correct body alignment.


Yoga
Taught By: Theresa Herron and Debra Orenstein
   

Increase strength, energy level, muscle tone, flexibility, and overall sense of well-being in a friendly and supportive setting.


The Main Street Theare & Dance Alliance Dance Studio

The dance studio

 

A scene from an MST&DA Performance

A scene from 2004's Dancers on the Line, the 5th Annual Dance Project