Adult Continuing Ballet

Date/Time: 8 Mondays, January 8-February 26, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Jan Chamberlin
Join ballet and enjoy the physical and aesthetic benefits of dance. Through a barre, centre work, and turning and jumping combinations, this class will provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning the body. This is a wonderful class for those who danced when they were younger and those who never stopped.

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Ballet Barre for All (Seniors Welcome)

Date/Time:  7 Thursdays: January 11 – February 22, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Jan Chamberlin
This class is designed to allow anyone the chance to experience the benefits and joy of ballet. Most of class we will be at the barre performing basic exercises meant to increase strength, endurance, coordination, flexibility, and balance. For the last few minutes of class we will move to the centre and work on simple ballet combinations. Whether you want to try ballet for the first time, return to class after many years off, learn proper technique to apply at your Pilates Barre class, or want to exercise and need something to hold onto for balance or arm support; this is the class for you! Jan has developed multiple classes to meet the needs for older adults and personally manages lymphedema through regular ballet classes.

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Introduction to Tai chi

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 24, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 27, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Aimee Van Ostrand
Learn about this beautiful and healthy art form during a free class. Dress comfortably so you can move; no special outfits required! Aimee will let you know about the health benefits and give you a brief history before she guides you through the Yang Style short form.

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Tai Chi

Date/Time: 6 Thursdays: December 7 – January 25, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
No Class December 28 & January 4

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: February 1-22, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Aimee Van Ostrand
Tai Chi is practiced by millions of people in the parks and squares of China. The practice of Tai Chi is a series of silent, fluid seamless slow-motion movements, and studies show regular practice supports good health and longevity. It improves circulation, balance, mental focus and sense of well-being. It is low impact and can easily be modified to be practiced by those with mobility issues. Aimee Van Ostrand is a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Healing Within Acupuncture. No experience or equipment is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing.

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Swan Lake

Date/Time: Saturday April 7, 7:30 PM

This class is not available for online registration.  Please call the art center to purchase tickets to the ballet.

Northrop Presents
Houston Ballet, one of America’s most highlyregarded ballet companies, has long been a Northrop audience favorite. It will return with Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake, performed with a live orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s emotionally-charged score. Created especially for the company, Welch’s choreography imbues his characters with psychological complexity and gives the work a 21st century pace. One of the greatest love stories in all of classical ballet, Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a beautiful maiden, transformed into a swan by an evil knight, and the Prince who swears his eternal love to her. Please register by March 7 for discounted prices.

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