Dance Classes

Dance Classes

Oglebay Institute’s School of Dance provides students of all ages the opportunity to experience the highest quality of education in the tri-state area. Students learn in a non-competitive environment where the focus is on dance as an art form. Our goal is to promote the personal development of each student physically, intellectually and creatively.

The OI School of Dance offers more classes than any other studio in the area, including traditional dance such as ballet, jazz and pointe – as well as a variety of recreational dance and fitness classes. Workshops and intensives with regionally and nationally acclaimed dancers and choreographers are also offered regularly.

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Classes for Babies & Toddlers

Baby & Me 1.0
Creative movement & play for babies and adult. Using mats, parachutes & tunnels, work on socialization & motor skills.

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Ages: 1-2 with participating adult
Meets: Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 9:15-10am; Saturdays, 10-10:45am
Begins: Tues., Mar. 20 OR Wed., Mar. 21 OR Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade (Tues. & Sat.), Kimberlee Kafana (Wed.)

$70/$59.50 OI members

Dance Sampler 1.0 & 1.5 (SOLD OUT)
Intro to ballet, tumbling and tap. A steppingstone to pre-school when students attend independently.

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Ages: 2-3
Meets: Wednesdays, 5:45-6:15pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$65/$55.25 OI members

Dance Sampler 2.0
Intro to ballet, tumbling and tap. A stepping stone to pre-school when students attend independently.

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Ages: 2-3
Meets: Mondays, 5:30-6:15pm
Begins: Mon., Mar. 19
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo and Maryanne McGinley

$70/$59.50 OI members

Dance Sampler 2.2
Intro to ballet, tumbling & tap.

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Ages: 3 1/2 – 4 1/2
Meets: Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 11am-12pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 20 OR Wed., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade (Tues.), Kimberlee Kafana (Wed.)

$75/$63.75 OI members

Ballet Classes

Adult Ballet 1.0 with Cheryl Pompeo
Learn to be graceful, tone and lengthen muscles. For adults with no previous training. Good for active seniors.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Mondays, 10:30-11:30am OR 6:45-7:45pm
Begins: Mon., Mar. 19
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

Adult Ballet 1.0 with Kathleen Gottus
Learn to be graceful, tone and lengthen muscles. For adults with no previous training.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Thursdays, 6:45-7:45pm
Begins: Thurs., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kathleen Gottus

$75/$63.75 OI members

Adult Ballet 1.0 with Kathleen Gottus (Summer Session)
Learn to be graceful, tone and lengthen muscles. For adults with no previous training.

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Ages: teens and adults
Meets: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Begins: Tuesday, June 12
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kathleen Gottus

$75/$63.75 OI members

Adult Ballet 2.0
Learn to be graceful, tone and lengthen muscles. For adults with some previous experience.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kathleen Gottus

$75/$63.75 OI members

Ballet 1.0
Covers basic ballet terms, positions & dancing in rhythm.

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Ages: 3-4
Meets: Tues., 4:45-5:15pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$65/$55.25 OI members

Ballet 1.1 (SOLD OUT)
Covers basic ballet terms, positions & dancing in rhythm.

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Ages: 4-5
Meets: Tuesdays, 5:15-5:45pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$65/$55.25 OI members

Ballet 1.3 (SOLD OUT)
Covers basic ballet terms, positions & dancing in rhythm.

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Ages: 5-6
Meets: Tuesdays, 6:15-6:45pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$65/$55.25 OI members

Ballet 2.0
Basic ballet terms, positions & dancing in rhythm.

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Ages: 6-7
Meets: Thursdays, 6-6:45pm OR Saturdays, 9:15-10am
Begins: Thurs., Mar. 22 OR Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo (Thurs.), Cheryl Pompeo and Arianne Wade (Sat.)

$70/$59.50 OI members

Ballet 2.1
Basic ballet terms, positions, dancing in rhythm & improving motor skills.

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Ages: 6-8
Meets: Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Begins: Thurs., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

Ballet 3.0 – 3.3
For students with some previous ballet experience.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 1:15-2:15pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana (3.0), Cheryl Pompeo (3.1), Kristin Carson (3.2), Kathleen Gottus (3.3)

$75/$63.75 OI members


Ballet 4.0
Turnout, extension, turns, leaps, terminology & body placement.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level.
Meets: Saturdays, 2:15-3:15pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

Cirqué de Ballet
Improve flexibility, balance and strength. Acrobatics and tumbling with “Gumby Girl” contortion skills. Ballet is the foundation to continue the beauty and grace needed. Must be enrolled in 1:15 Saturday Ballet to take this class.

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Ages: 6 & up
Meets: Saturdays, 2:15-3:15pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Fitness Classes

Kmotion
No dance experience required for this high energy class that mixes Latin, hip-hop, pop and world beats along with easy to follow high energy moves. Please wear sneakers and bring a water bottle.

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Ages: 4-11
Meets: Wednesdays, 4:15-4:45pm (ages 4-8) or 4:45-5:15pm (ages 7-11)
Begins: Wed., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Heather Henthorne

$60/$51 OI members

Pilates
Improve your posture and fitness performance by practicing core-strengthening pilates.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 7-8pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Maryanne McGinley

$75/$63.75 OI members

Hip Hop Classes

Hip Hop 3.0
More advanced level of street dance including breaking, popping, locking and introduction to krumping. Class will focus on important elements such as freestyle and improvisation on the students’ side. Introduction to old school hip hop and hip hop new style for intermediate students.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$75/$63.75 OI members

Hip Hop 4.0
For advanced jazz students only. Class will focus on all elements of hip hop dancing including breaking, locking, body popping, krumping, and forms of breakdance. This class offers hip hop style involving a series of fast, sharp actions and breakdance floor work.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$75/$63.75 OI members

Jazz Classes

Jazz 1.1 (CANCELLED)
Covers basic jazz techniques.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Tuesdays, 4:45-5:15pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$65/$55.25 OI members

Jazz 2.0
Learn jazz technique of Luigi and Matt Mattox.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level.
Meets: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$75/$63.75 OI members

Jazz 2.0 & 3.0
Learn jazz technique of Luigi and Matt Mattox.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 2:15-3:15pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kristin Carson

$75/$63.75 OI members

Jazz 3.5
Learn jazz technique, turns and jumps to the latest in modern music.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 3:15-4:15pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructors(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

Jazz 4.0
Learn jazz technique, turns & jumps to the latest in modern music.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level.
Meets: Saturdays, 11am-12pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

Lyrical Dance

Lyrical Dance 1.0 & 2.0
Interpretive, expressive movements set to modern music.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 11am-12pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Lyrical Dance 3.0 & 4.0
Interpretive, expressive movements set to modern music.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 3:15-4:15pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kristin Carson

$75/$63.75 OI members

Lyrical Gymnastics 3.0
Enrollment in this class with permission from instructor. Minimum 3 years experience in both ballet and acrobat. Class enhances the dancer’s body and technique while improving artistic expression and style for performance. This is a concert class and will be performing in June.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 10-11am
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Pointe Classes

Pointe 1.0
Must have at least 3 years ballet experience.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 12-1pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Pointe 2.0
Must have at least 3 years ballet experience.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 12-1pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kristin Carson

$75/$63.75 OI members

Pointe 3.0 & 4.0
For students who have completed Pointe 1.0 & 2.0.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 12-1pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

Private Dance Classes

Private Dance Lessons
Lessons in ballet, tap, jazz, various others as requested.

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Ages: All
Meets: By arrangement
Begins: By arrangement
Duration: 8 – 1/2 hour sessions
Instructor(s): OI School of Dance

$135 (Call 304-242-8807 to request a session.)

Recreational Dance Classes

Ballroom Dancing with Peter Lim
For singles as well as couples. Fox trot, waltz, cha cha, swing, rumba, polka.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Wednesdays, 6-7pm (Level 1), 7-8pm (Levels 2 & 3)
Begins: Wed., Apr. 4
Duration: 4 weeks
Instructor(s): Peter Lim

$60/$51 OI members

Belly Dance with Sherry Miller
Belly Dancing is for women of any age who want to have fun while firming and toning their muscles and developing coordination at their own pace. This ancient form is designed to boost self-esteem, self confidence and flexibility while at the same time introducing the fascinating culture of the Middle East and the interpretation of its music.

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Ages: 13 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15pm (beginner); 8:15-9:15pm (intermediate/ advanced)
Begins: Tues., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Sherry Miller (Aisha Jahee)

$75/$63.75 OI members

Belly Dance with Sherry Miller (Summer Session)
Belly Dancing is for women of any age who want to have fun while firming and toning their muscles and developing coordination at their own pace. This ancient form is designed to boost self-esteem, self confidence and flexibility while at the same time introducing the fascinating culture of the Middle East and the interpretation of its music.

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Ages: 13 & up
Meets: Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15pm (beginner); 8:15-9:15pm (intermediate/ advanced)
Begins: Tues., May 15
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Sherry Miller (Aisha Jahee)

$75/$63.75 OI members

Intermediate & Plus Square Dancing
For dancers who have completed the introductory level. Continue to exercise your mind as well as your body. Participants will be introduced to the “Mainstream” calls of Modern Western Square Dance. No partner needed.

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Ages: 13 & up
Meets: Sundays, 6-7pm
Begins: Sun., Mar. 18
Duration: Continuous
Instructor(s): Bob Tomlinson

$3 (Pay at the door)

Introduction Square Dancing
For This class is only offered once a year. Exercise the mind as well as the body as you are introduced to the basics of Modern Western Square Dance. No partner needed.

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Ages: 13 & up
Meets: Sundays, 5-6pm
Begins: Sun., Mar. 18
Duration: Continuous
Instructor(s): Bob Tomlinson

$3 (Pay at the door)

Square Dance the Plus Level
For dancers who have completed the Intro, Intermediate, and “Plus” levels, continue your whole body exercise. Use all the calls you’ve learned over the past year. Enjoy occasional workshops for calls from nonstandard locations and for “Advanced” calls. Previous students will share their experience by assisting new participants. No partners are needed, as you will be learning to dance from all positions by definition.

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Ages: 13 & up
Meets: Sundays, 7-8pm
Begins: Sun., March 18
Duration: Continuous
Instructor(s): Bob Tomlinson

$3 (Pay at the door)

Tap Dancing Classes

Adult Tap 1.0
Concentrate on time steps and rhythms. Beginners welcome.

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Ages: 18 & up
Meets: Thursdays, 7:45-8:45pm
Begins: Thurs., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Rebecca Moore

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tap 1.0 & 1.1
For children with little or no previous training.

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Ages: 3-4
Meets: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:15pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$65/$55.25 OI members

Tap 1.0 & 1.2
For children with little or no previous training.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 8:30-9:15am
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$70/$59.50 OI members

Tap 2.0
For children with some tap experience.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 8:30-9:15am
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$70/$59.50 OI members

Tap 2.5 and 3.5
For children with some tap experience. Rhythm and time steps will be covered.

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Ages: 7-9
Meets: Saturdays, 3:15-4:15pm
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kim Kafana & Arianne Wade

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tap 4.0
Concentrates on time steps & combination turns.

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Ages: Based on experience & skill level.
Meets: Saturdays, 10-11am
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Cheryl Pompeo

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tumbling Classes

Extreme Acrobatic Artistry 5.0
Enrollment in this class is with permission of instructor. Designed for the senior advanced dancer who has studied all disciplines of acrobatics, ballet, lyrical and contemporary dance. Those disciplines with elements of extreme flexibility, artistry and partner skills will be enhanced through performance storytelling.

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Ages: Dependent upon skill level
Meets: Wednesdays, 7-8pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Gumby Girl Gymnastics 2.5
For children who have taken sessions and are aware of basic acrobatic skills with emphasis on increasing flexibility tricks and improving proper form and technique. Taught to the needs of each child’s ability.

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Ages: dependent on skill level
Meets: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Begins: Thurs., Mar. 22
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Jumps and Turns 1.0
Work on proper dance and gymnastics jumps and turns technique.

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Ages: 9-13
Meets: Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm
Begins: Fri., Mar. 23
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Maria Wood

$75/$63.75 OI members

Jumps and Turns 2.0
Continue to develop more advanced gymnastics jumps and turns technique.

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Ages: 10 & up
Meets: Mondays, 8-9pm
Begins: Mon., Mar. 19
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Maria Wood

$75/$63.75 OI members

Private Instruction in Tumbling
One-on-one instruction in tumbling. For children with little or no previous training.

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Ages: all
Meets: by arrangement
Duration: 8 – 1/2 hour sessions
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$135 (Call 304-242-8807 to request a session.)

Rhythmic Gymnastics 1.0 (CANCELLED)
A combination of ballet, dance, acrobatics and circus moves. Learn beginning skills to using apparatus rope, hoop and more.

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Ages: 5-7
Meets: Wednesdays, 4:45-5:30pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Maria Wood

$70/$59.50 OI members

Rhythmic Gymnastics 2.0
Enrollment is with permission of instructor. A combination of ballet, dance, acrobatics and circus moves. Learn beginning skills to using apparatus rope, hoop and more.

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Ages: 7 & up
Meets: Fridays, 5:30-6:30pm
Begins: Fri., Mar. 23
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Maria Wood

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tumbling and Acrobatics 1.0
Intro to movement, coordination & beginning tumbling skills for toddlers with adult.

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Ages: 3-4 with participating adult
Meets: Tuesdays, 10-11am
Begins: Tues., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Arianne Wade

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tumbling and Acrobatics 1.2
For children who have taken sessions and are aware of basic elements with emphasis on proper form, technique & strength.

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Ages: mixed
Meets: Tuesdays, 6-7pm
Begins: Tues., Mar. 20
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tumbling and Acrobatics 1.5
Basic elements of tumbling including rolls, cartwheels, handstands and splits. Mixed ages, taught to needs of each child’s ability.

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Ages: 4-5
Meets: Wednesdays, 5-6pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tumbling and Acrobatics 2.0
Continue to develop the basic tumbling skills, with emphasis on proper form, technique & strength. Walkovers, round-offs, handstands & splits. Mixed ages; taught to needs of each child’s ability.

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Ages: dependent on skill level
Meets: Wednesdays, 6-7pm
Begins: Wed., Mar. 21
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tumbling and Acrobatics 3.0
Enrollment is with permission of instructor. Students will continue to develop basic tumbling skills while emphasizing proper form, technique and strength. Back handsprings, round off back handsprings, handstands and various floor acrobatic work. This is a concert class that will be performing in June.

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Ages: Dependent upon skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 7:30-8:30am
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$75/$63.75 OI members

Tumbling and Acrobatics 4.0
Enrollment in this class is with permission of instructor. Students are mastering and turning basic skills and elements into more advanced skills. This is a concert class that will be performing in June.

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Ages: Dependent upon skill level
Meets: Saturdays, 8:30-10am
Begins: Sat., Mar. 24
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Kimberlee Kafana

$95/$80.75 OI members

Workshops

Adaptive Dance Workshop with Todd Rosenlieb (NEW!)
Presented by Todd Rosenlieb of TRDance Center in Norfolk, Virginia, the workshop is designed to help therapists, teachers, aides and administrators expand the abilities of students with Down Syndrome and other disabilities.

During the workshop, we’ll explore how to understand a child’s physical abilities, cognitive level, communication skills and emotional drive. Concepts and techniques to expand the capabilities to work with children of differing abilities will be introduced. A series of community building and leadership skill development exercises are also part of the workshop which may qualify as a continuing education class.

Open to therapists, teachers, aides and administrators from area agencies and schools.

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Meets: 4-7pm, Friday, April 6
Begins: Fri., Apr. 6
Duration: 3 hours
Instructor(s): Todd Rosenlieb

Free

Master Ballet Workshop with Todd Rosenlieb (CANCELLED)
One hour of ballet with Todd Rosenlieb, founder of Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Norfolk, VA. Open to all area dance students.

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Ages: 8 & up
Meets: 4-5pm Sunday, April 8
Begins: Sunday, April 8
Duration: 1 hour
Instructor(s): Todd Rosenlieb

$50

Master Jazz Workshop With Ricardo Melendez (CANCELLED)
One hour of Jazz with Virginia Ballet Theatre artistic director Ricardo Melendez. Open to all area dance students.

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Ages: 8 & up
Meets: 5-6pm Sunday, April 8
Begins: Sunday, April 8
Duration: 1 hour
Instructor(s): Ricardo Melendez

$50

Master Pilates Workshop with Todd Rosenlieb (CANCELLED)
One hour of pilates with Todd Rosenlieb, founder of Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Norfolk, VA. Open to all area dance students.

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Ages: 13 & up
Meets: 5-6pm Sunday, April 8
Begins: Sunday, April 8
Duration: 1 hour
Instructor(s): Todd Rosenlieb

$50