For those who
want to dance
but never have!

If you’ve never taken a dance class before or are unfamiliar with a particular dance genre, never fear! The eXit SPACE Basic class was designed specifically for dancers like you.

Basic classes
Basic classes are our only classes that require pre-registration. Each session is 9 weeks in length and the classes cover one style and meet for one hour per week. Students may choose to enroll in Basic Ballet, Basic Tap, Basic Hip Hop, and/or Basic Modern. Over the course of a basic session, our instructors will cover the fundamentals, with an emphasis on introducing each student to the structure of dance class and the core elements of technique. Students progress through each class, developing body awareness, correct alignment, strength, and increased flexibility. Even if you’re convinced you were born with two left feet, our experienced faculty will guide you through the process of learning the fundamentals.

Basic class students will receive a syllabus for the session, highlighting the core concepts to be covered and providing additional resources such as web links, books and reference articles, and upcoming local dance performances. At the end of the session, each student will have an opportunity to sit down with the instructor and determine if the student is ready to move on to card-based classes (e.g., beginning modern or intermediate hip-hop) or if it would be better to continue developing the fundamentals by taking another basic session.

The general schedule for each session is as follows:

Class Day & Time Location Instructor
Ballet Monday 6:15p Studio 1 Jennifer Carroll
Ballet Two Wednesday 6p Studio 2 Anne Motl
Tap Monday 7p Studio B Karen O'Branovich
Modern Wednesday 7p Studio 2 Anne Motl
Modern Two Tuesday 5:30p Studio B Noelle Price
Hip Hop Thursday 8p Studio A Noelle Price

Basic class sessions for the 2017-2018 season are:

Session 1
September 11 - November 12

Session 2
November 13 - January 28 (no class on 11/23, no classes 12/24 through 12/31)

Session 3
January 29 - April 1

Session 4
April 2 - June 11

Summer Session
June 18 - August 26

Pre-Registration is required. To register for a basic session or get additional information, please call us at 206.949.8643 to discuss your interests.