Class Descriptions

Break into ecstatic movement and unbridled soul expression!  An exhilarating dance experience developed by Chantal Peirat, SoulSweat enhances coordination, tones your body, increases your dynamic flow of energy, and awakens your creative spirit.  Free your self-expression with the wildest barefoot dance workout of your life! Many teachers at Alchemy are certified to teach SoulSweat and each has her own delightful interpretation!

Zumba Fitness is a Latin-based dance/fitness class, taught by Alchemy owner Ashley Patchen and Chayenne Theberge. Whether you have two left feet and are looking to find the right, or are a professional dancer looking for something outside the gym, Zumba is for you! We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.

GROOV3

GROOV3 is a one hour, high-energy, dance-til-you-drop cardio funk class with a mission to inspire change and build communities through the power of dance. Simple combinations accommodate all fitness levels, featuring the hottest DJ mixes. Taught by Sasha Price, a new and exciting addition to the Alchemy team!

World Heat Blast

A funky and sweaty 45 minute class, Sarah Jane Romano blends Latin, African, hip-hop, jazz, and lyrical movement,  blend of dance and celebration. Sarah Jane has taught Nia, Zumba, Planet Motion and technique classes for 12 years and has been bringing her joyous energy to Alchemy for almost as long.

Awaken the Dance

Are you longing for a dance space where you feel totally at ease? Here you are welcomed, just as you are. We go deep and laugh hard. Come as you are, connect to yourself and others through body awareness and dance.
At Awaken the Dance, led by Hannah Kinderlehrer you will be embraced in our community, enjoying amazing music from around the world, and surrendering to your body’s wisdom as it guides your dance. Grounding in feeling your self from the inside out, with gentle guidance and warm community, we transition naturally into the pure messy, wild pleasure of having a body.

Beginners Contemporary/Modern

The Beginning class is tailored to the beginning dancer, dancers who are seeking an easy, still athletic, fun class and those wishing to ease back into class after some time away! In class, we’ll combine breath, stretching, centering all while working on beginning technique, improvisation, and fun phrase work. Join Cindy Brandle, Artistic Director of Boulder-based Cindy Brandle Dance Company for laughter-filled, joyous hour of movement to varied music! To learn more about Cindy and CBDC please visit cindybrandledance.com

Fascial Flow

Fascial Flow is an integration of specific movements and static postural holds that bring you back into your body and create a deep level of awareness of any imbalances you might have. Every class is different and catered to what your body needs that day. You will be taken through a specific warm up to get the spine and all the joints mobile and your body nice and sweaty, that will follow with a variety of fascial stretches and then we get into our postures to create space in the spine, ending with some deep breathing techniques to strengthen our diaphragm and calm the body. The goal is for you to experience a reduction in any body pains you may have and an increase in overall wellbeing! Be prepared to sweat, awaken your mind and have some fun!

Dancing With the Brain

Would you like to have less pain? Would you like to move and feel better? Then you’ll want to join Nancy Linsley at this relaxing but rejuvinating class with delicious slow gentle movement with focused attention. In less than an hour you will go on a journey of self-discovery to find out what’s keeping you from having a pain-free body. You’ll learn ways to integrate your mind and body- to move your body in a way that improves your brain.

Nia

Nia is mind/body physical conditioning program that originally stood for Non-Impact Aerobics. A health and fitness alternative that emerged in the ’80’s, NIA evolved to include neurological integrative practices and teachings. Alchemy teachers have created their own artistic interpretations of Nia. These classes are perfect if you love music and dance but want something a bit lower impact on your body. We have two fabulous NIA teachers at Alchemy, Jackie Diner and Marty Diner each with their own mood and style. Come dance with us!

Alchemia

Alchemia is primal dance designed to nourish your spirit! Drawing from African, Latin, jazz and modern dance, Alchemia, brough to Alchemy by Laurie Pemberton, offers a joyful, sweaty, intense celebration of movement and play. Incorporating specific breath and technique from Kundalini Yoga and martial arts, Alchemia facilitates a dynamic, conscious relationship between body, mind & soul, naturally activating a deep and powerful healing force.

Exotic Pole Flow*

Taught by a real live exotic entertainer, AfroDiejiac, Exotic Pole Flow is a sensual and delightfully lascivious pole dance class. All body types/weights, ethnicities, genders, lifestyles, ages are welcome! This class is more dance than fitness based and will focus on stretching techniques for flexibility/splits, beginner and intermediate pole positions, sexy and expressive floor work, creating flowing transitions between pole tricks, incorporating floor work with your pole routines, polishing basic pole tricks and adding flair and of course… audience seduction techniques.

*Pole is a class that requires a lot of skin to be exposed so you can grip the pole, so please wear booty shorts and a tank top (or something like that!)

 

Beginners Aerial Hoop

Join Cassidy Lee every Wednesday at 7pm for Beginners Aerial Hoop where you will develop strength and flexibility while creating beautiful choreography on the lyra using the different tricks and spins taught weekly. This class is for you if you are new to aerial art and want to try a new form of expression and dance while still getting a small workout in. Beginners Aerial hoop is for EVERYONE, all ages, body types, and genders! See you there!