szalt COMPANY CLASS
OPEN COMPANY CLASSES WILL RESUME AGAIN IN THE FALL
szalt company classes are unique in that each teacher has an authentic approach to leading class. Artistic Director, Stephanie Zaletel, fosters an environment where company members can utilize classes to investigate their own fascinations with a core set of somatic values and a unified approach to teaching. All classes activate breath, target core muscle groups through fitness inspired tasks, and incorporate meditation and improvisation as a means to re-approach form. Classes vary in difficulty level, though we encourage all levels of mover to join. Our company classes visit technique and form in an effort to engage pre-professional and professional dancers. Join us!
Sunday mornings 10-11:30am | The Sweat Spot | $15
Dance Church™ is an all-abilities movement class that offers a fun and inclusive approach to dancing. Designed for people of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and identities, Dance Church is a communal space for people who want to move their bodies. The teacher leads this 90-minute class in a series of movement cues, accompanied by a curated playlist of multi-genre pop music. The format is open but guided throughout. Dance Church™ was created by Kate Wallich in 2010. Classes are hosted regularly in Seattle, Portland and New York, and have popped up in cities worldwide. All levels, abilities, body types, identities and genders. No previous training is required, but open-mindedness is a prerequisite. Wear clothes you can sweat in. Most people go barefoot or wear socks.
Get lost dancing and sweat (a lot) together—it’s the dance party you wish you had last night.
Dance Church™ has grown explosively since 2015, reaching over 300 people a week. Through partnerships with organizations Velocity Dance Center, StepsPDX, Gibney, Century Ballroom, BodyVox, On the Boards, Washington Hall, Abbey Arts, Rain City Rock Camp for Girls, Friends of the Waterfront and the Henry Art Gallery, Dance Church™ has reached over 1,800 new students since January 2017 and has provided discounted class for working dancers.