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Jan 18, 2016

Winter Happenings at The Art of Fitness

With the weather approaching prime hibernation temperatures, it could be tempting to spend the next month bundled up in a pile of blankets. Resist the urge! There are some excellent (…)

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With the weather approaching prime hibernation temperatures, it could be tempting to spend the next month bundled up in a pile of blankets. Resist the urge! There are some excellent ways to get your body moving and grooving, especially at The Art of Fitness, an eclectic dance studio on Steinway Street.

 

Here’s a sampling of the exciting classes and workshops they’re offering!

 

Bollywood Workshop with Sarah: Saturday January 23, 4:30-6:00pm

Photo Credit: Rahul Chatlani of Ishq in Motio

Photo Credit: Rahul Chatlani of Ishq in Motio

 

Dancers of all levels are invited to explore the glamorous art of the Bollywood groove. Steps will be broken down from top to bottom to ensure every participant dazzles. By the end of the session you’ll be ready for your close up! Price is $20.

 

Check out the Facebook invite here. If you’re ready to sign up, click here!

 

Advanced Beginner Ballet-Beyond the Barre with Yuko: Sunday, January 24 5:00-6:30pm

 

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If you’ve got the ballet basics down, this workshop will help you expand your ballet vocabulary and work on more complex skills. Participants will learn balance, how to transfer their weight from simple two-legged steps to one leg, and be introduced to more complicated steps, including basic jumps and turns. This is beginner lever turned up a notch for the student who wants to take their practice to the next level. Price is $20.

 

Check out the Facebook invite here, and if you’re ready to sign up, click here!

 

New Year Open House: Saturday January 30th 3:00-6:00pm

Photo Credit: James and Christine Photography)

Photo Credit: James and Christine Photography)

 

If you want to sample a variety of dance styles while enjoying wine and snacks, be sure to check out the New Year’s Open House. There will be FREE 20-minute mini versions of some of the most popular classes, student performances, refreshments, a raffle, a special class deal, and great people!

 

Class schedule will be:
3:00 Pilates with Amye
3:25 Cardio Ballet Blast with Aimee
3:50 Beginner Ballet with Jule
4:10 Zumba with Ricky
4:45 Performances

 

No registration is necessary for this free event. Guests are encouraged to arrive in workout gear, but there will be room to change clothes if you’re visiting on the go!

 

Burlesque Dance Workshop with Sarah: Saturday, February 6th 4:00-5:30pm

Photo Credit: Angela McConnell Photography

Photo Credit: Angela McConnell Photography

Bring sexy back to Valentine’s Day this year!  Join The Art of Fitness for a fun burlesque-inspired dance class with Sarah Starbuck aimed to bring out your inner goddess. Dancers will warm up and get comfortable, learn some fun walks and struts across the floor, and end with a dance routine for all levels with feather boas and steamy moves. Sarah encourages smiles, friends, and sparkly outfits. Heels are optional.

 

Check out the Facebook invite here, and if you’re ready to sign up, click here!

 

(Note:  Walk-ins are welcome if there is room, but signing up online to secure spots is recommended.  There is a one-week cancellation policy for all workshops.)

 

Art of Fitness (3232 Steinway St | 718-687-9140)
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About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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