Adult Classes

Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Tap

Our Jazz and Hip-Hop Dance classes draw from the classical jazz dance technique and focus on syncopated rhythms, body isolations, with teachers from Broadway and Musical Theater, and current urban street styles.

Tap Dance also draws from both Broadway and contemporary Rhythm-Tap styles, working on precision and musicality.

Each class allows students to hone their skills through choreography and/or structured improvisation.

See each class below for suggested attire.

Intro to Tap Dance Workshop

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An ideal class for beginners, this class is for the student who wishes to improve rhythm and musicality while learning and developing basic tap technique. Open to adult students of any age, and it explores tap styles from different time periods.

Suggested Attire:

  • Comfortable clothing in which you can easily move
  • Tap shoes

Intro to Tap Dance Workshop

April 18 - May 23, 2019 | Thursdays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Teacher and schedule subject to change. For up-to-the-minute information see the adult class schedule.

Intro to Tap Dance Workshop

April 20 - June 1, 2019 | Saturdays 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teacher and schedule subject to change. For up-to-the-minute information see the adult class schedule.

A great opportunity to continue to hone and refine the skills developed in Intro to Tap. Students will continue the development of tap techniques while incorporating more challenging rhythmic structures, including syncopation. Students should be comfortable with basic tap vocabulary including straight and swang.

Beginner Tap

Saturdays 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Teacher and schedule subject to change. For up-to-the-minute information see the adult class schedule.

Intermediate Tap

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Building on principles learned in Beginning Tap, this Intermediate tap class continues the development of tap technique with a focus on speed, transitions, and style. Students should be comfortable with basic tap vocabulary including cramp rolls, riffs, irishes, draw backs, waltz clogs, maxi fords, and time steps.

Suggested Attire:

  • Comfortable clothing in which you can easily move
  • Tap shoes

Intermediate Tap

October 2, 2018 | Tuesdays 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Ideal for tap dancers at the advanced and professional level, Advanced Tap follows the structure of a traditional tap class, placing emphasis on technique and musicality.

Suggested Attire:

  • Comfortable clothing in which you can easily move
  • Tap shoes

Advanced Tap

October 4, 2018 | Thursdays 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For up-to-the-minute information see the adult class schedule.

Intro to Hip-Hop Workshop

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Learn the basics of this popular and innocative dance genre including freestyle, popping, and locking in this fun and welcoming workshop.

Intro to Hip-Hop Workshop

April 19 - May 24, 2019 | Fridays 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Teacher and schedule subject to change. For up-to-the-minute information see the adult class schedule.

Intro to Hip-Hop Workshop

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Teacher and schedule subject to change. For up-to-the-minute information see the adult class schedule.

Beg./Int. Jazz/Hip Hop

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Based in the style of jazz/funk, this class incorporates syncopated rhythms, isolated body movements, and classic hip-hop and jazz moves. An excellent choice for dancers looking to expand their dance vocabulary in an upbeat environment with a strong focus on improving rhythm, coordination, and musicality.

Suggested Attire:

  • Comfortable clothing in which you can easily move
  • Jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, or thin socks, no street shoes

Please note:

As this is a popular class, we recommend pre-registering or arriving 30 minutes prior to the start of class for a drop-in.

You can drop into any workshop at any time in the session, but we do recommend complete beginners start a workshop from the beginning.

Beg./Int. Jazz/Hip Hop

June 27 - August 1, 2016 | Mondays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Teacher and schedule subject to change. For up-to-the-minute information see the adult class schedule.

Urban Rhythms Dance participants explore and create environments through Flex Dance animation by understanding how artists use emotion, attitude, lyricism, choreography, and freestyle vocabulary. Participants have the opportunity to explore these concepts collaboratively in class and community performances.

Urban Rhythms

Fridays 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Teacher and schedule subject to change. For up-to-the-minute information see the adult class schedule.

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On June 1, July 6 & August 3, Urban Rhythms will take place at The Plaza at 300 Ashland right across from the Dance Center. In collaboration with Downtown Brooklyn Presents.


The Plaza at 300 Ashland is Downtown Brooklyn’s newest open space in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. In partnership with Two Trees, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership manages, programs, and maintains the plaza. In 2018, the plaza will, for the first time, host Downtown Brooklyn Presents, a calendar of free, high-quality activities and programming.