Class Descriptions



Somatic Movement, Improvisation, and Performance
Joe Burgio
Monday 09/01 - Monday 09/26

Joe Burgio leads an on-going class in Somatic Movement, Improvisation, and Performance at Green Street Studios! Somatic movement is movement derived by sensing various states of one's body.  It is useful for developing new and unusual movement and for generating compelling improvisational performances.  In this class, we will make performance pieces and improvisational compositions by exploring the anatomical systems of the body, evolutionary biology, and the energetic of systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga. Our practice works toward an integration of mind, body and space, and will be most interesting to passionate movers, the deeply curious, and those seeking the rich simplicity of following natural forms.  Not to mention that it's incredibly fun!   All levels welcome. Mondays 6:00 - 7:30, ongoing in Studio One Drop-in: $15 BDA: $12 Programmed Class Card: $100 for 10 classes   Joe Burgio is an explorer in time and space by way of improvisation. Fascinated by the possibilities of collaboration, the creative potential of structure, and the expressiveness of the body in movement, Joe has made work in churches, galleries, WWII artillery bunkers, outsider art-spaces and traditional black-box theaters. His approach to dance making fuses raw creativity with techniques drawn from multiple artistic and…


Balkan Dance
Green Street Studios
Monday 09/01 - Saturday 12/31

Details coming soon!


Hawaiian Hula class with Marta Moussa
Green Street Studios
Wednesday 09/03 - Saturday 12/31

Hawaiian hula is a graceful and expressive dance that interprets through movement Hawaiian songs and myths. Students learn basic hula steps and movements. The second part of the class will focus on learning hula choreographies, ranging from simple to complex. In keeping with hula's story telling nature, the meanings of the hulas taught will be explained.


Intermediate Modern/Jazz
Green Street Studios
Wednesday 09/03 - Sunday 05/31

Intermediate Modern/Jazz 7pm-8:30pm Andy Taylor-Blenis


Children's Irish Step 8+
Green Street Studios
Thursday 09/04 - Saturday 12/31

Children's Irish Dance 4:30pm-5:30pm Jackie O'Reily No class Feb 18, Mar 24, Apr 21.  Snow day make-ups if needed: May 19, May 26 Cost: $210 For dancers aged 8+, or with 3 or more years of Irish dance experience.  Dancers in this class will work on solo soft shoe steps as well as hard shoe material, with treble reels being the focus this semester. Additionally, this class includes sean-nós, or "old-style" dance.  We are working on a basic repertoire of sean-nós steps, while working to improve the dancer's ability to improvise and interpret the music.  Dancers in this class are challenged to have a deeper understanding of the structure of Irish music.


Advanced Modern and Movement Lab
Nicole P
Thursday 09/04 - Monday 09/03

Thursdays - 6:00-7:30pm. A class for experienced dancers that explores technical challenges through a mix of classical and distinctive movement vocabularies. The warm up focuses on healthy alignment tailored to individual needs, as well as techniques for increasing strength, stability, flexibility, long lines and mental acuity. The bulk of the class (the “lab”) moves through a long phrase of muscular, inventive, textural movement, as well as keen musicality and rhythm. Nicole encourages the exploration of small detail and nuance just as much as the larger picture to shape the individual voice. The end result: you walk out of class not only a better dancer but a better performer as well.


Back to the Marley
Marcus Schulkind
Saturday 09/06 - Sunday 05/31

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This class draws from Pilates, physical therapeutic exercises, and Asian healing modalities to build strength and placement. All levels are welcome. $17.50/single class $150.00 unlimited-time card for ten classes 10am-11am Marcus Schulkind


Intermediate / Advanced Ballet and Modern
Marcus Schulkind
Saturday 09/06 - Saturday 09/05

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These technique classes assume two or more years of training and have live music. $15 barre only $17.50/single class $150.00 unlimited-time card for ten classes 11am-1pm Marcus Schulkind


Hip Hop with Tarikh Campbell
Green Street Studios
Saturday 09/06 - Sunday 05/31

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Class Description: Tarikh's class delivers advanced hip hop choreography geared toward in-training dancers who want to improve in movement retention, intricate musicality, and full out performance. Dancers are instructed to do more than memorize the moves. Tarikh breaks down how to hear, understand, and communicate the intention behind every movement using energy, body control, and texture. This class also exposes dancers to more hip hop music and culture than they'll ever hear on the radio or Spotify. There is no other hip hop class in Boston like it. If you're looking for a fun challenge, you'll find it here.   Choreographer/Instructor: Tarikh Campbell Tarikh Campbell hails from the great state of New Jersey, but he began dancing during his freshman year at MIT. Throughout his college years, Tarikh trained with various student dance groups. He eventually decided to branch out from MIT which led him to join companies such as the Tribe Dance Company and Static Noyze. Toward the end of his college days, Tarikh co-founded Side Project and Project Nailz with a few friends. Side Project grew into larger groups such as Weapons of MASS and The CONcept Artists, where Tarikh serves as Executive Director. Tarikh's crews have won…


Back to the Marley
Marcus Schulkind
Sunday 09/07 - Sunday 05/31

This class draws from Pilates, physical therapeutic exercises, and Asian healing modalities to build strength and placement. All levels are welcome.


Intermediate/Advanced Flamenco
Green Street Studios
Thursday 01/01 - Monday 01/27

This is a technique class aimed at improving skill level by working on different palos and techniques (Zapateado, palmas, brazos, vueltas, desplazamiento and castañuelas) Every Monday 8:30 - 9:30pm Technique/Choreography class 9:30 - 10:00pm Castanets class


Intermediate Irish Step Dance
Green Street Studios
Tuesday 06/02 - Tuesday 06/02

An energetic and challenging class, focused on traditional old-style Irish step dance repertoire, céilí and set dancing, and Kieran’s original choreography. Each class will include a thorough warm-up and technique exercises designed for adult movers. Students enrolling in this class must have at least 2 years of experience in soft and hard shoe dancing. Taught by Kieran Jordan. Please see Kieran's website for registration and class specifics: http://kieranjordan.com/classes.php?id=classes/weekly.php


Beginner 2 Irish Step Dance
Green Street Studios
Tuesday 06/02 - Sunday 06/07

For adult beginners and continuing students, this class will introduce the basic footwork and technique of traditional Irish step dance. Students will learn lively soft shoe and hard shoe dances, including reels, jigs, and hornpipes, with a focus on alignment, placement, balance, and coordination. Students will also learn to understand the structure and timing of traditional Irish music. Please bring Irish dance soft shoes and hard shoes to class.Taught by Rebecca McGowan Please refer to Kieran Jordan's website for registration and class specifics: http://kieranjordan.com/classes.php?id=classes/weekly.php


Intermediate and Advanced Irish Dance Repertory Class
Green Street Studios
Tuesday 06/02 - Tuesday 06/02

A creative and adventurous class, focused on traditional old-style Irish step dance repertoire, céilí and set dancing, and Kieran’s original choreography. Each class will include a thorough warm-up and technique exercises designed for experienced Irish dancers. Students enrolling in this class should have intermediate/advanced proficiency in soft shoe and hard shoe Irish dancing, as well as an interest in choreography and performance. Taught by Kieran Jordan. Please see Kieran's website for registration and class specifics: http://kieranjordan.com/classes.php?id=classes/weekly.php


Hip Hop with Alex DaCamara
Green Street Studios
Saturday 10/03 - Saturday 10/03

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This is an Intermediate-Advanced Hip Hop Class Choreographer/Instructor: Alex DaCamara Alex's class will be a fun learning environment where he will be teaching many different variations of "hip hop". Alex breaks down choreography in many different ways knowing each student learns differently. He likes to keep things out of the box and push people to constantly be reaching for a better them! His goal is to see growth in his students every week and to keep the love and passion they have for dance alive!   Alex DaCamara at 23 years of age has been teaching Hip Hop for 10 years to students of all levels. He currently teaches at 5 studios throughout MA and RI (Green Street Studios, Academy of Dance Arts, Pembroke School of Performing Arts, High Steppin' Dance Academy, and The Dancers Sole)! He's choreographed multiple group numbers that have placed top in the competition and also received awards such as "Judges Special Award", "Teacher's Award" and "Top Choreography". As a soloist Alex has also taken home some special awards such as "Say What?!" and "Storyteller" and has received 1st place for out of all solos and 3rd place overall! His training varies from multiple studios throughout New England…


Hip Hop with Jaheem Alleyne
Green Street Studios
Saturday 10/03 - Saturday 10/03

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This is an Intermediate-Advanced Hip Hop Class. Choreographer/Instructor: Jaheem Alleyne Jaheem Alleyne is a rising performer who had the great opportunity of taking master classes with choreographers like John Lehrer, Aturo Fernandez, Kevin Wynn, Alvin Ailey dance company, Trey McIntyre and many more. With his old company, NIA Dance Troupe, Alleyne travelled to New York to take master classes with Luam and Darren Henson (actor, Stomp The Yard), as well as a master class at the Ailey School. Alleyne also had the opportunity to travel to Europe to perform and tour with NIA. Alleyne has also traveled to LA, receiving some training from many accomplished artists such as Willdabeast Adams, Nick Demoura (Justin Bieber’s choreographer), Karon Lynn and was personally introduced to “Big Flii” (Chris Brown’s choreographer). “I never sleep because while I’m sleeping, someone else is up working” is the mentality he stands by while maintaining his amazing work ethic. Alleyne’s past is only the beginning; he is an inspired dancer with dreams of getting far enough to inspire others.


Hip Hop with Xavier Nunez
Green Street Studios
Saturday 10/31 - Saturday 10/03

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This is an Intermediate-Advanced Hip Hop class. Instructor/Choreographer: Xavier Nunez Xavier Nunez was born and raised in the home of the some of the greatest pioneers of hip-hop music and dance, Brooklyn, NY. He began dancing salsa at the age of 14 under the direction of Marisol Ramirez (owner of Latin Fever Dance Studio in Brooklyn, NY). He then, shortly after, co-founded the teen salsa group Latin Fever Dynasty. At the age of 15 he became the director of Latin Fever Dynasty as well as a full time instructor at Latin Fever Dance Studio.   In 2009 Xavier went on to attend college at Boston University where he joined Fusion Hip Hop Dance Troupe. He later became director of BU's Fusion Hip Hop Dance Troupe as well as a producer for Elements Hip Hop Dance Competition. He then became a member of the award winning company Static Noyze Dance Company (winners of World of Dance, Prelude East Coast, and Elements Dance Competition). He is also the founder and director of Project X composed of some of Boston's most talented dancers. He’s been teaching Hip-Hop all over the New England area and he believes that through dance and art he can…


Youth Break Dance/B-Boy Lessons Ages 4-6
Green Street Studios
Friday 11/20 - Saturday 12/31

Sean

AGES 4-6 4:00pm-4:30pm [$90 for 6 weeks and $165 for 12 weeks] 10 spots MUST PAY IN ADVANCE (by check only) class cancellations due to weather or emergencies simply get extended to the next week t-shirts come free with the 12 week sign up Questions? Email bboycrey@gmail.com   THE VIBE: -Peace, Unity, Respect, Knowledge -Fun is the key! -No dress code, just be appropriate. -Dance Circles and Battle Games -Loosely Structured (just enough discipline to keep attention focused) -Honestly a strange combination of laid back high energy   DESCRIPTION: Rather than teaching boring move-by-move, CREY introduces freestyle concepts that allow a student to become creative within the constraints of the fundamentals. He also feels his method of teaching produces a stronger, more distinct style amongst each student because they may pick and choose concepts they'd like to excel in thus resulting in more diverse and reactionary movements in the long-term. Teaching these concepts also allows each dancer to compete against themselves, producing a more creative and independent mind.   Structurally, as the class students and parents filter in, the funk is on high volume, the students are expected to "Crab-crawl" around the room and to join the dance circle--known as…


Youth Break Dance/B-Boy Lessons Ages 7-12
Green Street Studios
Friday 11/20 - Saturday 12/31

Sean

Friday 11/20 Green Street Studios AGES 4-6 4:30pm-5:00pm [$120 for 6 weeks and $230 for 12 weeks] 10 spots MUST PAY IN ADVANCE (by check only) class cancellations due to weather or emergencies simply get extended to the next week t-shirts come free with the 12 week sign up Questions? Email bboycrey@gmail.com   THE VIBE: -Peace, Unity, Respect, Knowledge -Fun is the key! -No dress code, just be appropriate. -Dance Circles and Battle Games -Loosely Structured (just enough discipline to keep attention focused) -Honestly a strange combination of laid back high energy   DESCRIPTION: Rather than teaching boring move-by-move, CREY introduces freestyle concepts that allow a student to become creative within the constraints of the fundamentals. He also feels his method of teaching produces a stronger, more distinct style amongst each student because they may pick and choose concepts they’d like to excel in thus resulting in more diverse and reactionary movements in the long-term. Teaching these concepts also allows each dancer to compete against themselves, producing a more creative and independent mind.   Structurally, as the class students and parents filter in, the funk is on high volume, the students are expected to “Crab-crawl” around the room and to…


Argentine Tango: CLASSIC FIGURES & MUSICALITY
Green Street Studios
Friday 01/01 - Saturday 12/31

With Hsueh-tze Lee Argentine Tango is one of the fastest growing social dances around the world.  Its beauty lies in the close dynamic connection between two partners. Social tango is an improvised dance, and can be surging, rhythmic, lyrical, suspenseful, intense, soulful, dramatic, or playful. New 6-Week Series     TUESDAYS  (6 weeks)  5/10 - 6/14  Green ST Studios (Studio 2), 185 Green ST, Cambridge  (Central Square) 7:00PM  BASICS  (New Beginners & All Levels) Continuing development of fundamental skills, including focus on the cross system, turns and basic figures  $100 8:00PM CLASSIC FIGURES & MUSICALITY     (Adv. Beginners / Intermediate)    Social figures in open and close embrace, transitions and musical expression. Exploration of musical rhythms of tango, milonga and vals. $100 9:00PM  MILONGA   (Intermediate) One of the musical genres to which tango steps are danced is Milonga. Dance to this fast music with ease and precision, finding a relaxed connection for both the smooth milonga lisa and the rapid milonga traspié.  ACCELERATED FUNDAMENTALS: Take both Tuesday series, supplement with practice time during the week. $180 (Students $150) ADDITIONAL INFO: www.bluetango.org/classes.html CONTACT: Hsueh-tze Lee (info@bluetango.org)


Beginner Sean-nós Irish Dance
Green Street Studios
Tuesday 01/12 - Tuesday 01/28

Beginner Sean-nós Irish Dance SESSION 1: Tuesdays Jan 12 – Feb 9 SESSION 2: Tuesdays Feb 23 – Mar 29 special workshop/event on Mar 22 7:15 – 8:30 pm This class is an introduction to Irish step dancing and sean-nós “old style” Irish dance, for adult beginners. No experience needed! A fun and encouraging atmosphere for anyone who wants to learn the basic rhythms and footwork in both forms of traditional Irish dance. Students will also learn to identify the structure and timing of traditional Irish music. Please wear light sneakers or shoes with a smooth hard sole


Argentine Tango: BASICS
Green Street Studios
Tuesday 01/19 - Saturday 12/31

With Hsueh-tze Lee Argentine Tango is one of the fastest growing social dances around the world.  Its beauty lies in the close dynamic connection between two partners. Social tango is an improvised dance, and can be surging, rhythmic, lyrical, suspenseful, intense, soulful, dramatic, or playful. New 6-Week Series TUESDAYS  (6 weeks)  5/10 - 6/14  Green ST Studios (Studio 2), 185 Green ST, Cambridge  (Central Square) 7:00PM  BASICS  (New Beginners & All Levels) Continuing development of fundamental skills, including focus on the cross system, turns and basic figures  $100 8:00PM CLASSIC FIGURES & MUSICALITY     (Adv. Beginners / Intermediate)    Social figures in open and close embrace, transitions and musical expression. Exploration of musical rhythms of tango, milonga and vals. $100 9:00PM  MILONGA   (Intermediate) One of the musical genres to which tango steps are danced is Milonga. Dance to this fast music with ease and precision, finding a relaxed connection for both the smooth milonga lisa and the rapid milonga traspié.  ACCELERATED FUNDAMENTALS: Take both Tuesday series, supplement with practice time during the week. $180 (Students $150) ADDITIONAL INFO: www.bluetango.org/classes.html CONTACT: Hsueh-tze Lee (info@bluetango.org)


Argentine Tango: MILONGA
Green Street Studios
Tuesday 05/10 - Saturday 12/31

With Hsueh-tze Lee Argentine Tango is one of the fastest growing social dances around the world.  Its beauty lies in the close dynamic connection between two partners. Social tango is an improvised dance, and can be surging, rhythmic, lyrical, suspenseful, intense, soulful, dramatic, or playful. New 6-Week Series TUESDAYS  (6 weeks)  5/10 - 6/14  Green ST Studios (Studio 2), 185 Green ST, Cambridge  (Central Square) 7:00PM  BASICS  (New Beginners & All Levels) Continuing development of fundamental skills, including focus on the cross system, turns and basic figures  $100 8:00PM CLASSIC FIGURES & MUSICALITY     (Adv. Beginners / Intermediate)    Social figures in open and close embrace, transitions and musical expression. Exploration of musical rhythms of tango, milonga and vals. $100 9:00PM  MILONGA   (Intermediate) One of the musical genres to which tango steps are danced is Milonga. Dance to this fast music with ease and precision, finding a relaxed connection for both the smooth milonga lisa and the rapid milonga traspié.  ACCELERATED FUNDAMENTALS: Take both Tuesday series, supplement with practice time during the week. $180 (Students $150) ADDITIONAL INFO: www.bluetango.org/classes.html CONTACT: Hsueh-tze Lee (info@bluetango.org)