dance classes

We are excited to present both in-person and online education programming! In-person classes taking place are dependent on ongoing health and safety guidelines. Please ask for any accommodations we might be able to offer you. If for any reason classes cannot take place as scheduled, we will work with you to offer another online class option, reschedule the program or refund you in full. 

To register for a class click on the class name or session title. Completing the class registration page will create a shopping cart so you can continue to register for as many classes as you like! If you’re a Guild member, don’t forget to register and sign in to receive your 10% class discount on other classes. If you’re having trouble with registering for a class, please visit the  How to Register for Classes Online page for more information and frequently asked questions.

A 5% multiple dance class discount is available for a student registering for 3 or more dance classes in a semester. Please call the Guild office at 507.645.8877 to register and receive the multiple dance class discount.


MONDAY MOVEMENT MEDLEY: TOTALLY 80’S EDITION

Back for another summer of electric blue leotards and hot pink leg warmers, it’s Monday Movement Medley: Totally 80’s Edition! Dancers of all shapes, sizes and levels of ability are invited to stay on top of their dancer game this summer in our Monday Movement Medley class. This one-hour class is geared toward dancers who have at least 2 years of experience in any form and will include a short somatic embodiment warm-up, a vigorous ballet barre set, a series of strengthening exercises and a yummy yoga sequence to help keep fluidity in your muscles. All classes will be taught online and will once again feature tunes from the 80’s to keep your nostalgic summer vibes strong. Grab a chair, a yoga mat, a scrunchie and join us!

Mondays June 14, 21, 28 & July 5 | 6:30-7:30 pm
Online Class
Guild Member: $43.20 | Non-Member: $48
Instructor: Shari Setchell

DANCE THEATER COMPANY SUMMER WORKSHOP

Let’s get together and dance in person! This summer workshop for youth and adults will include one to two pieces of choreography to be performed outside on July 17th. We will be meeting in our beautiful downtown studio to move and groove our bodies together with our fabulous dance community. All levels of ability are welcome to this class, although some dance experience will be helpful. If you have little to no dance experience, this will be a great opportunity to learn some movement and dip your toes into the unique, artistically driven Guild dance program. Studio space limited to 6 students, masks required. Ages 12+.

M-F July 12-16, Performance July 17 | 6:30-8:30 pm
Dance Studio
Guild Member: $129.60 | Non-Member: $144
Instructor: Shari Setchell

BALLET BASICS WORKSHOP

Have you ever wanted to take a dance class, but feel intimidated by the vocabulary used in class? Then this introductory workshop is for you! Throughout this two-hour workshop, we will learn the basic vocabulary of classical ballet. Even if you aren’t interested in pursuing ballet but are curious about the French and Italian words behind the movement, this class will give you a solid foundation to understand how we talk about dance in multiple styles. Ballroom, jazz, modern and musical theater all use language and movement grounded in ballet basics. During our time together, you will gain a basic ballet vocabulary as we cover primary foot and arm positions, barre foundations and beginning level center and across the floor work. We will leave time at the end for Q&A about the dance program at The Guild and any other dance related questions you might have. Come prepared to move, learn and have a great time! Studio space limited to 6 students, masks required. Ages 12+

Saturday, Aug 28 | 1-3 pm
Dance Studio
Guild Member: $21.60 | Non-Member: $24
Instructor: Shari Setchell

LINE DANCING FOR TEENS

From Korea to Spain to Malaysia, line dancing isn’t just about country music anymore!  In this class we’ll learn favorites such as “One Way Ticket” and “Colors of the Wind” as well as brand-new choreographies such as “No me llores” and “Da Doo Ron Ron.”  Comfortable clothes that allow for movement are recommended, along with dance shoes with a heel (jazz sneakers, character shoes, men’s ballroom oxfords, etc.)   Ages 12 and up.

Wednesdays, Aug 4, 11, 18 & 25 | 6:30-7:30 pm
Dance Studio
Guild Member: $43.20 | Non-Member: $48
Instructor: Kate Stuart

past classes

Did you miss one of these classes or want to take it again? Let us know! Email Education Assistant and Outreach Coordinator Jennie Eubank at jennie@northfieldartsguild.org with class requests or ideas – we do our best to offer what our community wants!

SAMBA NO PE’

Learn the fancy footwork and body movements used in the Brazilian solo dance Samba no pé. You’re guaranteed to get a workout and by the end, you’ll be ready to dance at Carnival in Rio! All ages, and ability levels are welcome, though some of the quick footwork may be challenging for younger participants.

BALLET 5/ POINTE

Build your stamina, strength and speed as we continue on our pointe journey
together. This class is designed for intermediate and advanced dancers who will commit to the
intense study of ballet. Classes include longer combinations at the barre and center as well as
stretching and strengthening exercises. Adults who have taken ballet in the past are welcome to
join this class. Ages 14+.

TEEN/ADULT BALLET

Advanced/Intermediate Teen/Adult dancers are invited to join this mixed ages
class for experienced dancers. Join us to gain strength, stamina, speed and grace alongside the
Ballet 5 Pointe Class.

ADVANCED MODERN

Advanced Modern continues to explore the elements of modern dance with greater specificity. You will refine your balance, spinal articulation and alignment through classical modern technique. You’ll approach dance through the sensory and intuitive movement of post-modern technique. Become a dynamic artist, with the ability to learn movement material in a variety of forms and to synthesize it into expressive choreography! Ages 14+ with 3 years dance experience.

WHO NEEDS A STAGE? SITE SPECIFIC DANCE

No studio? No stage? No problem! In this weekly class, you’ll create dances in all sorts of fun places! In your kitchen, outdoors, on a staircase—the options are endless. Each week, you’ll have a new “dance challenge” to complete. All of your hard work will culminate in a final video project, which will be shared with friends and family! This class will be a combination of online instruction and individual work to be completed outside of instructional hours. Grades 9-12.

FAMILY DANCE

Connect as a family in new ways by sharing the joys of movement together. Explore songs, games, and stories that get your imaginations going and your bodies moving! Both walkers and crawlers are welcome. Ages 1-3 with caregiver. Registration fee is per child (caregiver is included)

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