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Active Classes for All Ages

Dance * Martial Arts * Yoga * Movement
 

Winter 2019 Schedule (January - April)

Movement & Games for Kids

Skill Level: All          Ages 4+

In this class, we will explore rhythm and movement in fun, casual ways. We will play games that get our bodies moving to keep us healthy and get some energy out. These games will be fun and challenging! Are you ready?

Dress code and details: Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in. No jeans. Socks are discouraged

Wednesdays: 4 - 4:30 pm 

For more information, contact the instructor: AnnaMaria DiPietropaolo

Sign up for classes Here


Ballet I

Skill Level: All          Ages: 6 +

Youngsters will be introduced to the wonderful world of ballet through beginner exercises to develop proper technique, as well as lots of fun jumps, leaps, and turns! We will go through the basic moves and vocabulary of ballet, all while building muscle and musicality, and having fun along the way. No previous experience necessary.

Dress code and details: Please wear a leotard and solid-color fitted tights (preferably pink) as well as well-fitting ballet slippers or ballet toe socks. No large jewelry, please. Hair should be neatly groomed and appropriately styled off the face and neck in a bun, when possible. Ballet skirts may be worn. Boys may wear a fitted white shirt and black tights.

Wednesdays: 4:30 - 5:30 pm

For more information or to sign up for classes, contact AnnaMaria DiPietropaolo


Teen/Adult Ballet

Skill Level: All          Ages: 13+

Students will learn many of the aspects that go into ballet, including but not limited to: vocabulary, proper placement and posture, musicality, and discipline. Through barre and center routines we will work on strengthening, memorizing choreography, and connecting to music, all while catering to each individual’s skills and levels in a healthy environment. This class is open to teens and adults of all levels; no previous experience necessary.

Please wear a leotard and solid-color fitted tights (preferably pink) as well as well-fitting ballet slippers or ballet toe socks. No large jewelry, please. Hair should be neatly groomed and appropriately styled off the face and neck in a bun, when possible. Ballet skirts may be worn. Men may wear a fitted white shirt and black tights.

Wednesdays: 5:45 -6:45 pm

For more information, contact the instructor: AnnaMaria DiPietropaolo

Sign up for classes Here


Sprouts on the Go — A Creative Movement Class for Toddlers

Starting Feb. 22nd

Skill Level: All        Ages:

Bitsy Sprout Class: 6 - 24 months

Sprout Class: 2 - 5 years

Sprouts on the Go is a positive learning space where babies and toddlers develop motor coordination, increase spatial awareness, and exercise their imagination through creative activities. The program teaches movement and cognitive skills through games, props, tumbling, and circle time. We will also focus on development of basic concepts like, directionality, perception, balance, and teamwork in a noncompetitive and success-oriented environment.

6-24 Months - Bitsy Sprout Class:
In the Bitsy Sprout class we encourage parents to join in as we explore fun ways to enhance physical and sensory awareness, leading very young children to a greater understanding of themselves and their surroundings.

Fridays: 3 - 4 pm
Saturdays: 10 - 11 am

2-5 Years - Sprout Class:

In the toddler class children participate in various locomotor activities that focus on body awareness, motor fitness, rhythmic skill, strength, flexibility, coordination, and physical vitality. In these activities every child’s contributions are valued and their self-esteem enhanced through participation and interaction.

Fridays: 4 - 5 pm
Saturdays: 11 am - 11 noon.

  • Classes are 45 min. long with transition time built in to either end of class.

For more information or to sign up for classes, contact the instructor: Sierra Tabor


Viva Dance Fitness

Skill Level: All         Ages: All Ages

Viva Dance Fitness is a cardio workout that lets you shake your stress away! It’s a wonderfully fun mix of many different styles of dance, including Latin, Bhangra/Bollywood, swing, modern, hip-hop, belly dance, K-pop, country, and more. Get fit while having a great time!

Viva Dance Fitness is for everyone, no matter your age or skill level. We strive for participation, not perfection!

Wednesdays: 7 - 8 pm

Fridays: 6 - 7 pm

For more information or to sign up for classes, contact the instructor: Sierra Tabor


Young Dragons

Skill Level: All       Ages: 4+

This class offers an introduction to martial arts with basic techniques emphasizing body conditioning, coordination, flexibility, and strength. Students will learn a wide variety of stances and kicking and striking techniques that will then be combined into traditional bare-hand routines that introduce coordination of stepping, blocking, striking, and kicking while developing muscle memory. We will also be learning some valuable self-defense techniques.

Dress code and details: Please wear a solid black short-sleeve T-shirt and solid black fitness pants. No large or long pieces of jewelry, please. Hair should be neat and styled off the face, if possible. 

Mondays: 4 - 5 pm

For more information or to sign up for classes, contact Ryan Crowley

Please contact us if you would like to teach @Bethel Moves. 


The Instructors

Ryan Crowley

Ryan has studied martial arts since 1997 and has received his second degree black belt in Kung fu. Ryan has a family of 6 and is an acupuncturist and Manual Osteopath by profession.

AnnaMaria DiPietropaolo

AnnaMaria DiPietropaolo grew up in Washington, DC, and Vermont, where in high school she was part of the Teen Jazz company at Montpelier’s Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio. She attended Bates Dance Festival’s Professional Training Program and has taught dance at Lost Nation Theater's kids’ camps. AnnaMaria has studied a wide variety of dance subjects, including en pointe and contemporary ballet, old- and new-school hip-hop, house, locking, popping, modern dance, jazz, tap, fusion, contact improv, composition, and dance film. She has worked with Hanna Satterlee, Rennie Harris, and Urban Artistry and is a member of Amia Cervantes's company. AnnaMaria hopes her approach to teaching gives students a solid understanding of the discipline required to be a dancer as they work on their personal goals in a healthy environment.

Sierra Tabor

Sierra, a licensed Zumba fitness instructor, decided to step away from the Zumba franchise to start her own dance fitness classes without Zumba’s restrictions. Working solo has allowed Sierra to create more diverse workouts that employ a broad multicultural music and dance repertoire [that runs the gambit from K-pop to Bollywood]. The resulting routines are challenging and always-fun ways to get fit and stay fit. Sierra also loves working with kids in her role as a substitute teacher for Brookfield Elementary School. Now she has channeled her passions for children and dance to create Sprouts on the Go!, a new movement class for babies and toddlers at the Arnold Block.

Cost: 

Classes by Ryan Crowley: $15 per class, $12 per class with a 10 class punch card.

Classes by AnnaMaria DiPietropaolo: $10 per class- Kids Movement and Games; $12 per class- Ballet I; $15 per class Adult Ballet per class.

Viva Dance Fitness by Sierra Tabor: $7 each, your first class is always free.

Sprouts on the Go: $4 per child per class - first class is always free for a new student

  • Family Discount - $3 per kids for parents with more than 1 child taking either class

  • Punchcard - $3 per class when you buy a 10 class punchcard (pay $30 upfront)