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AGES 4-6

If your child is a year younger or older than the limit listed, let us know.
We are willing to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

LIVE Online | Ages 4-6

WEDNESDAYS | 3:30-4:15 pm
With MSB Faculty Sarah Fader

Photo by Paula K. Shiff
Photo by Paula K. Shiff

Interactive dancing designed to develop coordination, stimulate imagination, and prepare children for later dance or sports activities.

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
In-Studio Class | Ages 4-6

MINDFUL KIDS (Ages 4-6)

With MSB Faculty Leda Elliott

Teacher and child students dance in a circle

Teaches self regulation skills through meditation, breathing exercises and simple Tai Chi movements. Leda also employs the use of story telling, animal imagery, and props such as puppets, stuffed animals, and tibetan chimes.

AGES 6-12

If your child is a year younger or older than the limit listed, let us know.
We are willing to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

PRE-BALLET

LIVE Online | Ages 6-8

Starting TUESDAY, JUNE 16 | 4:30-5:15 pm
With MSB Faculty Nancy Murphy

Photo by Paula K. Shiff
Photo by Paula K. Shiff

Material is introduced gradually with an emphasis on alignment and building coordination, strength and musicality.

CHILD BALLET

LIVE Online | Ages 8-12

WEDNESDAYS | 4:30-5:30 pm
With MSB Faculty Sarah Fader

Photo by Paula K. Shiff
Photo by Paula K. Shiff

Material is introduced gradually with an emphasis on alignment and building coordination, strength and musicality.

AGES 10+

If your child is a year younger than the limit listed, let us know.
We are willing to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

BALLET II

LIVE Online | Ages 10+

SATURDAYS | 2:30-3:45 pm
With MSB Director Paula K. Shiff

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In Ballet Level 2, we continue expanding the vocabulary, and increasing strength and coordination, while always emphasizing proper alignment, correct body mechanics, injury prevention, musicality, and artistry.

STRETCH + STRENGTH

LIVE Online | Ages 10+

WEDNESDAYS |  6:15-7:30 pm
With MSB Director Paula K. Shiff

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This class is for dancers and non-dancers. Using various modalities to increase kinesthetic awareness, improve alignment, strength, and flexibility, this class is designed to enhance dance skills, sport skills, and promote better overall health.

FLOOR-BARRE

LIVE Online from Miami, FL | Ages 10+

THURSDAYS  |  4:00-5:15 pm
With Special Guest Julie Pappas Smith

Screen Capture by Nancy Murphy
Screen Capture by Nancy Murphy

This class is suitable for all levels and may be especially beneficial for those with alignment problems or injuries.

Floor-barre can enhance dance technique, as well as increase strength and flexibility. With the participant in various positions on the floor, activities decrease stress on the body, while integrating elements of dance technique, alignment principles, and correct muscle use.

AGES 12+

If your child is a year younger than the limit listed, let us know.
We are willing to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

BALLET

LIVE Online | Ages 12+

Starting TUESDAY, June 16 | 6:00-7:15 pm
With MSB Director Paula K. Shiff

Photo by PKS
Photo by PKS

The pleasure of moving to music is unmatched. MSB emphasizes building correct alignment and strength while gradually introducing the ballet vocabulary. Musicality and the appreciation of the art of dance is always an important part of class.

BALLET I-II

LIVE Online | Ages 12+

THURSDAYS| 10:30-11:45 am
With MSB Director Paula K. Shiff

Photo by Joe Cormier
Photo by Joe Cormier

The pleasure of moving to music is unmatched. MSB emphasizes building correct alignment and strength while gradually introducing the ballet vocabulary. Musicality and the appreciation of the art of dance is always an important part of class.

JAZZ

LIVE Online | Ages 12+

Starting TUESDAY, June 16 | 4:00-5:15 pm
With Broadway Veteran Julie Pappas Smith

Photo by Joe Cormier
Photo by Joe Cormier

This class is suitable for dancers of all levels. It will strengthen your core, help you gain flexibility, tone your arms, sharpen isolations, and develop the ability to move in the various styles Broadway dance encompasses. Our classic in-depth warm up is based on Luigi, Matt Maddox and Jack Cole. It’s a fun way to get in shape, but be ready to SWEAT!

BALLROOM + LATIN SOLO WORK

LIVE Online | Ages 12+

TUESDAYS | 6:30-7:30 pm
MONDAYS Starting June 15 | 6:30-7:30 pm
With MSB Faculty Nancy Murphy

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Join us as we learn rhythmic elements and body action of various latin/ballroom dances, which we will then combine into interesting (and challenging!) sequences. No partner necessary – just yourself and a willingness to have some fun!

HIP HOP

LIVE Online | Ages 12+

FRIDAYS | 2:30-3:30 pm
Starting JUNE 19 | 3:00-4:00 pm
With North Carolina Guest Teacher Katrina Locklin

Photo by Master1305
Photo by Master1305

Hip Hop dance classes consist of a technical warmup, including basics in popping, tutting, and breaking. Choreography is modest and appropriate movements taught to inspirational and uplifting, clean music.

Girls: Leggings/Yoga Pants, fitted T-shirt, Sneakers, hair off the face.  
Boys: Running/Jogger Pants, fitted T-shirt, Sneakers. 

TAP

LIVE Online | Ages 12+

THURSDAYS | 5:30-6:30 pm
With Broadway Veteran Julie Pappas Smith

Photo by KBYC Photography
Photo by KBYC Photography

Students will have fun working on coordination, rhythms, musicality, basic tap terminology and steps for a solid foundation. It’s great for balance and weight distribution! Accuracy through repetition and small combinations will be given. This Tap class is not just for beginners so join us and explore the music we make together!

  • SHOES
    Tap shoes are recommended.

    If you don’t have any:

    – Hard-soled shoes that tie onto your feet.
    – No slip-on or loose fitting shoes.
    – A lower or flat heel is recommended, particularly for first time tappers. 
    – If you have heeled, character shoes from a prior dance experience, the shoes must have a solid, WIDE heel and be under 2 inches.
     
    FLOOR
    Tappers should be tapping on:
    – Wood or vinyl flooring (Be sure it’s ok to do so first, and that it will not scratch the surface).
    – A piece of 3/4 inch plywood, either 3′ x 3′ or 4′ x 4′ (Avoid piecing it together with a seam if possible).
    *Please DO NOT tap on Concrete, or flooring that is slippery on top of concrete. You will hurt your knees.

YOGA FUNDAMENTALS

LIVE Online | Ages 12+

Starting SATURDAYS, JUNE 20 | 10:00-11:00 am
With MSB Guest Faculty Carlos Fittante

Open Classes

Stretch and strengthen your body with a weekly introductory level yoga class. Enjoy a fun practice of Hatha and Vinyasa (stillness and flow) yoga styles, and Pranayama (breath) work to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. Taught by certified yoga teacher Carlos Fittante, a native of Salem, MA and Artistic Director of BALAM Dance Theatre of New York City.

SPANISH SEVILLANAS DANCE LESSONS

LIVE Online | Ages 12+

Starting SATURDAYS, JUNE 20 | 11:30 am-12:30 pm
With MSB Guest Faculty Carlos Fittante

Photo by Selena Cucta
Photo by Selena Cucta

Learn the joyful and spirited sevillanas from Spain’s southern Andalusia province. Enjoy this fun and sophisticated social dance, performed at festivals, stages, cafes, and parties. No previous dance experience required.

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
In-Studio Class | Ages 12+

BALLET II-IV

With MSB Faculty Paula K. Shiff

Paula K. Shiff instructs a male and female ballet dancers
Photo by Joseph Puleo

Ballet continues at a graded level, expanding the vocabulary, increasing strength and coordination, always emphasizing proper alignment, correct body mechanics, injury prevention, musicality and artistry.

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
In-Studio Class | Ages 12+

PRE- POINTE / POINTE

With MSB Faculty Paula K. Shiff

2 girls in traditional tutus lace up their pointe shoes

When a dancer has reached appropriate physical maturity and is taking a minimum of 3 ballet technique classes per week, Pointe work is introduced. Pointe work is an extension of good ballet technique. A strong foundation is a dancer’s key to success.

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
In-Studio Class | Ages 12+

PILATES

With MSB Faculty Jimmy Raye

Photo by Paula K. Shiff
Photo by Paula K. Shiff

The Pilates Method is a form of exercise that is based on the power house of the body’s physical center.  It offers many benefits including strengthening, stretching and emphasizing an alignment of the body that promotes healthy posture.  This can be done for a lifetime and is appropriate for all ages!

AGES 14+

If your child is a year younger than the limit listed, let us know.
We are willing to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

TAI CHI / QI GONG

LIVE Online | Ages 14+

THURSDAYS | 7:00 – 8:00 pm
With MSB Faculty Leda Elliott

Photo by Bonnie Elliot
Photo by Bonnie Elliot

This beginner level course will introduce participants to a series of gentle, flowing exercises that cultivate harmony and balance in mind and body. Class will include simple stretching, and balance exercises to increase joint mobility, flexibility and balance. 

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
In-Studio Class | Ages 14+

MODERN

With MSB Faculty Ivan Korn

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Focusing primarily on a post-Limon style, Ivan emphasizes proper alignment and the use of weight. His class is rhythmical and dynamic.

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(781) 631-6262
msb@havetodance.com

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Marblehead, MA 01945
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