Exercise & Wellness

Dance, stretch and move your way to good health. Exercise & well-being classes at NMS are designed for students of all ages and all levels to enjoy the healthy benefits associated with exercise while socializing with new friends in a warm and supportive atmosphere. Our fun, experienced instructors will guide you with patience and enthusiasm!

For dance class attire, please visit our Dance Department page under “About Us”

Contemporary Ballet for Adults – Summer

A fun contemporary ballet class for the adult with some ballet knowledge. Great exercise. Attire: leotard, jazz pants/leggings (skirts, shorts and sweat pants may be worn), ballet shoes.

Dance Fitness – Summer

Get your sweat on in this high-energy Zumba/fitness class that is geared towards having fun,burning calories, and building strength.  Half of the class will be an abbreviated Zumba class, and the other more focused on strength and conditioning! Move your body to upbeat rhythms, adapted from many popular dance crazes, in a safe and individualized environment.  All levels welcome.

 

Dance Strength & Conditioning

This gentle, low-impact class will focus on improving fitness by implementing bodyweight strength exercises, core exercises, balance training, flexibility, and stretching, in a small group setting.  Proper form will be emphasized, and individualized modifications will be offered whenever possible in order to increase both mobility and stability in a safe manner. All fitness levels and ages are welcome!

Exercise & Energize

This class is a mix of core conditioning, stretching and easy-to-follow movement designed to stretch, strengthen and energize you. Great for all ages and experience. The format and intensity will be tailored to fit the participants. Attire: comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

Hip-Hop Dance for Adults – Summer

A high-energy introduction to the funk/hip-hop culture, focusing on dance technique and sequence. Students will develop body strength, core conditioning, flexibility and stamina. Building upon the basic foundations of Hip Hop and technique, this class promotes fitness and positive self-esteem.

Movement, Mindfulness and ME

Join Suzanne for a new class all about self-care. Body, Mind and Spirit! Empower yourself with a fusion of Pilates, Yoga and (optional) sharing of lifes weekly joys and challenges. Suzanne combines her knowledge from nearly six decades on the planet, 45 years of dance, 20 + years of fitness and recent certification as a Life Coach. Start your weekend early with this feel good class!

Movement, Mindfulness and Me – Summer

Join Suzanne for a new class all about self-care. Body, Mind and Spirit! Empower yourself with a fusion of Pilates, Yoga and (optional) sharing of life's weekly joys and challenges. Suzanne combines her knowledge from nearly six decades on the planet, 45 years of dance, 20 + years of fitness and recent certification as a Life Coach. Start your weekend early with this feel good class!

S-T-R-E-T-C-H Yourself! – Summer

Most of us don't take the time to get a really good stretch in as part of their fitness routine. Well, now you can. In this fun interactive class students will experience many kinds of strectching while warm-up to inspiring music, learning safe and effective ways to stretch for healthier bodies and gaining flexibility of mind-body and spirit.

Tap Dance for Adults – Summer

Ages 18 - adult. This is a mixed-level tap class for the beginning or intermediate student. It will include a review of basic steps and rhythms used in fun and challenging combinations. Attire: comfortable, easy-moving clothing, tap shoes. Students in this class will be part of the Collaborative Choreography Initiative, where basic choreography techniques will be introduced. (Students in the spring session will have an opportunity to create a dance piece and perform in a year end dance concert.)

Yoga

Ages 18 - adult. Amrit Yoga classes for health and stress management. An integrative approach to postures (asanas), breath work (prana) and holistic lifestyle are presented to help manage life’s daily challenges. All levels are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat and a light shawl or blanket and wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

Yoga – Summer

Create more room to breathe!  Explore the integration of breath and movement, with a focus on form and flow: a light-hearted approach to strengthening and lengthening that will leave you feeling both invigorated and relaxed.  This class is appropriate for both new and experienced yogis.  Wear clothing that allows you to move freely.  Bring a small blanket or shawl for end of class if desired.