Our tuition-based classes in Fitness and Dance are taught from a “dancer’s point of view” with an emphasis on proper alignment, correct form, efficiency and a balanced practice. Our teachers are certified in a range of methodologies from Pilates, Yoga, MFA dance programs to the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and versed in movement for older bodies. We work towards greater mobility, improved balance, fuller expression, increased flexibility and strength.
“Over the years the dance class has become an important part of my daily life that I do not want to miss and I hope that I’ll be able to dance into my 85th year in Washington Square.” Student, Variable Pop® Dance Class
“DVP fitness is much more than an exercise class. The class gives me strength, balance, focus, friendship, fun and deep appreciation of the human body.” Student, Variable Pop® Basic Fitness
Variable Pop® Basic Fitness (Mondays @ 9 am, University Settlement at Houston St Center): Fitness with a dancer’s knowledge of correct alignment and efficient movement. Exercises for increasing flexibility, strength and better balance. Includes Warm-up, Cardio Conditioning, Strength training, Core mat work and Cool down.
Variable Pop® Dance Class (Tuesday @ 10 am, Rod Rodgers Dance Company): Understand the power of a dancer’s kinesthetic awareness, the mind –body connection, move in strong and creative ways. Connect to the expressive language of dance. Warm-up; multidirectional movements, structured improvisation; and dynamic stretch. A variety of popular to world music accompanies class. Sneakers, flexible shoes, dance shoes or barefoot.
Modern Dance for the Older Mature Dancer (Thursday @ 12:30 pm, 92 Y Harkness Dance Center and Sunday @ 12:30 pm, STEPS on Broadway): Created for the dancer coming back to the studio. Enjoy moving with full expression and purpose, the class integrates the thinking body with the emotional body. Barre work moves to standing center opening the spine with a combination of contemporary and traditional dance techniques. Emphases is on correct alignment, articulation and connected movement, class also includes a floor work section informed by Pilates mat strengthening. Session is completed with adaptable large phrase movement across the floor.
Single Class: $22
10 Class Package @ $17/class = $170
Make a check payable to DVP Inc. (put classes in the memo line) and mail to Naomi Goldberg Haas, 560 Riverside Drive, 9K, New York, NY 10027 or bring cash/check to the first class.
CLASS FEES for Geraldine’s Basic Fitness. Please contact her email@example.com or 917-208-8041
“In the Variable Pop Dance Class, Naomi gives each of us a safe, supportive space in which we joyfully explore dance. We, new dancers and trained dancers, choreograph and dance together respecting and appreciating all efforts.” Student, Variable Pop® Dance Class
“This is my fifth year in Naomi’s Modern Dance class for older dancers at the 92 Street Y. I am reunited with my first love, dancing. And the amazing part is that at this age I am enjoying movement and expression more each year.” Student, Modern Dance for the Older Dancer