Classes at Studio Sway

-No need to call ahead, drop-ins are welcome to all of our classes-
 
 

Contact Improv Workshop and Jam

Contact improvisation involves the exploration of moving one's body in relation to others by using the fundamentals of weight, touch and movement awareness. The Albuquerque Contact Improvisation Jam is held the last Saturday of every month from 4:30-6:30pm. The first hour is a workshop introducing some of the guiding principles and concepts of the form. This is followed by an hour-long jam, which is an open time for people to dance at will with others. Open to all levels of dance experience. Come for part or stay for all!

$4-7 suggested donation.

Ecstatic Dance ABQ

Ecstatic dance is a spontaneous, expressive, and meditative movement practice. It occurs in a safe and non-judgmental environment where creative possibilities are infinite, and freedom and joy preside. Dancers move barefooted and without verbal interaction. The facilitator holds sacred space by setting a focus, offering a poem, or other suggestions, and with sophisticated music sequences crafted to evoke spiritual connection in personal movement. No experience is needed—just a willingness to move and be moved. The eclectic music gradually builds to a high energy level then winds down to a meditative, relaxing finish. Be prepared to sweat. The ecstatic dance community is a tribe that enjoys dancing and growing together. Dance the way your body wants to—without choreography or judgement, and discover the innate body wisdom you possess. All are welcome. For more information, contact Elizabeth Cervantes, founder (2009) and facilitator of Ecstatic Dance Albuquerque at elizcerv@gmail.com or visit the Ecstatic Dance ABQ Facebook page. 

Class fee is $12.

 

Friday Night Freeform with Elyse and Carla

Join us every Friday evening at 7pm for 90 minutes of freeform dance. If you crave that going-out-dancing feeling, but don't want the hassle or the hangover, this is the place for you. 

 

Freeform dance enthusiasts and music lovers Elyse and Carla take turns providing a wide range of sounds that are fun and engaging to dance to. Start your weekend off right with us!

 

$10 drop-in.

 

Harmonic Kids

Harmonic Kids is proud to offer Music Together classes for preschool children. A pioneer in early childhood music and movement education, Music Together offers classes for children from birth through kindergarten, in which parents and caregivers actively participate. 

 

The family-like setting of Music Together's mixed-age classes enables siblings to attend together, creating an ideal learning environment where infants, toddlers, and preschoolers can freely participate at their own levels.

 

The ten-week winter semester starting Sunday, January 5th includes the beautiful full-color songbook, CD, digital downloads, and Hello Everybody app. We’ll meet weekly on Thursdays at 10:30 at Studio Sway.

It’s not too late to register for the winter semester!!  Classes can be prorated if you cannot start this week!

Nia

The Nia Technique™ draws inspiration from dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts for a workout that is challenging and stimulating, yet easy to follow. Nia students improve strength, balance, cardiovascular stamina, flexibility, and joint mobility. Students are encouraged to pay attention to their sensations; experience the joy of movement; and fall in love with being in their bodies.

A typical Nia class includes some elements of free dance in which students are encouraged to move however they please. Nia offers us the opportunity to explore, play, and get sweaty. The hour spent in class is our time to recharge, connect, let loose, and get fit. First class is free to anyone who is new to Nia. We encourage everyone to dance in bare feet to build strength and awareness from the ground up; however, some dancers prefer a flexible, soft-sole shoe.

(Clean-soled, indoor-only shoes, please!)

Nia with Anna: $8-$10 drop in, $35 five class card, $70 ten class card

Nia with Beth: $10 drop-in, $80 ten class card

Nia with Erin: $12 drop-in, $58 five class card, $90 ten class card, $50 monthly pass

Nia with Kate: $10 drop-in, $35 five class card, $70 ten class card

Nia with May: $10 drop-in, $90 ten class card

 

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