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All are welcome!

NW Dance Project holds exceptional classes for adults in a variety of styles including ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and fitness classes. Classes are taught by a variety of instructors and coaches with years of professional experience in their dance disciplines.

Contemporary Forms workshop

with Special Guest Choreographer Nicole von Arx
Saturday, MAR 23 | 2:00 to 3:15PM
Ages 16+ | $20

Nicole is a rising Swiss-American choreographer, visiting us all the way from New York City. She is currently creating an all new original work for NW Dance Project's upcoming performance of Secret Stories, which premieres at the Newmark Theatre MAR 29 + 30.

Nicole offers a dynamic contemporary class that incorporates elements of floor work, yoga, improvisation, and her latest choreography research. She encourages you to embrace physical and emotional effort and explore the extent of your body and mind’s capacity. Her warm-up is a series of challenging exercises focusing on isolating, strengthening, aligning, and balancing the body. This will lead into improvisation tasks emphasizing sensation, timing, and space. The class culminates in a complex phrase work allowing dancers to discover Nicole’s movement vocabulary and musicality.

Click the link below to register and select "Adult Class Registration"

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We are thrilled that you can join us for drop-in dance classes in the studio!



No credit or reimbursement will be given for late cancellations or for not showing up for a reserved class. Class exchanges will be honored if requested 48 hours prior to the start of your registered class.

All students must be 13+ to attend adult classes.


We recommend The Leotard for all your dancewear needs.
Please do not apply lotion or oils prior to class.
Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!


Comfortable form-fitting athletic dance wear (leotard, sport Ts, tights, shorts, etc).

All dancers should wear ballet slippers (non-black in color).

Long hair pulled back or clipped.

Contemporary and Strength + Stretch

Dance, yoga or athletic wear.

Long hair pulled back or clipped.

Bare feet or socks.

Yoga mat for Strength + Stretch (optional)

Hip Hop

Comfortable athletic wear.

Clean tennis shoes. No dark-soled shoes.


For beginners, classes are a fun way to get fit while gaining dance experience. For more experienced dancers, classes are more technical, advanced, and challenging.

BALLET – Our ballet dance classes provide a basic grounding in ballet fundamentals and basic ballet technique. Placement, balance, posture, coordination, musicality, and alignment are clearly explained and emphasized. These classes offer a comprehensive barre and continue into a focused and structured center exercises.

– Contemporary is designed to improve technique, flexibility, stamina, and artistry. Proper technique will be used as a departure point from which students will take risks and explore the freedom found within contemporary movement. Contemporary fuses contemporary dance styles with jazz, ballet, and world dance influences. It emphasizes and develops proper body alignment, strength and flexibility, rhythmic and musical phrasing, and self-expression. A fun, expressive combination of global music and movement.

– Our hip hop dance classes introduce the street dance styles from the Bronx and beyond. Fresh, funky, and soulful expression of movement that is constantly evolving. A great and fun work out for all dance enthusiasts.

– This open class for all combines dance, yoga, fitness, and Pilates-inspired exercises set to upbeat music to get you moving and motivated! The aim is to develop core strength, ease and openness in the joints, and a flexible, well-balanced body. This class is great for people of all movement abilities looking to develop and improve movement technique and understand how to warm up and stretch properly.