Classes at Studio Sway

ABQ Dance Connect Peer Class

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ABQ Dance Connect's peer-led professional class is a weekly exchange among dance artists in the local community. Each class or series of classes aims to provide high-level technique, improvisation, choreography, and somatic movement experiences to Albuquerque's professional dancers. Class size is limited to 10 students. View schedule and sign up at


If you are interested  in leading a peer class, please email Elyse

Ecstatic Dance ABQ

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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 or visit the Ecstatic Dance ABQ Facebook page. 

**Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend this dance**


$15 - Paypal and Venmo accepted



Every Friday evening at Studio Sway, freeform dance enthusiasts and music lovers Elyse and Carla take turns providing a wide variety of sounds designed to inspire and engage. Come and explore your own movement landscape through multiple music genres, moods, and themes. Unwind from your week, and let the music move you. 


Please email Elyse at to sign up for this dance

$7-$12 sliding scale, cash or Venmo @studiosway


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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.

We dance in bare feet to build strength and awareness from the ground up.

Drop-in Nia classes range from $10-$15, and class cards are available. 

Please contact teachers individually for their rates.