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Samuel H. Scripps Studios

  • 721 Broad St
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • Primary: (919) 684-6402
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Samuel H. Scripps Studios Meeting Facility

Cunningham-Based Dance Technique

Justin’s classes are based in Cunningham Technique, taught through a contemporary lens. You will move through the traditional standing class sequence with a focus on energy management and …


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Developmental Movement Classes (2-3 yos)

In this class, two-year-olds will get to explore all of the dance possibilities available to their young bodies, including jumps, turns, going upside down, balancing on one foot, rolling, gliding, …


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Discovering Dance Classes (4-5yos)

This class combines learning the basic elements of dance with artistic expression. The children dance fast and slow, sharp and smooth, and learn traveling movements as well as movements that stay in …


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NEW! Creative Movement and Composition (6-9yos)

In this class, young creative dancers learn about improvising and choreographing dances. Each style of dance requires practicing many of the same building blocks, such as balance, coordination, …


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Contemporary Foundations Dance Class (9-12 yo)

This class will be a continuation of self-discovery in a contemporary dance framework, building on skills of weight-sharing and improvisation covered in Creative Movement. Focus will include …


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Modern Jazz Dance Classes

This soulful modern-jazz class equips dancers with a strong technical foundation while focusing on lowering the dancers’ center of gravity and syncopating movement with a blend of latin, …


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Pre-Ballet Classes (4-5yo)

This class offers a fun and stimulating introduction to ballet. Students will explore ballet technique and learn dance vocabulary in an imaginative and supportive learning environment. Focus, body …


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Intro to Ballet Dance Classes (5-7yo)

Students will continue to focus on body awareness, self-expression and musicality while further exploring introductory ballet vocabulary and technique in an imaginative environment. This class will …


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Ballet Fundamentals Dance Classes (7-9yo)

Strength, flexibility, and focus are not the only benefits of this introductory ballet class. Students will build on concepts and techniques learned in Intro to Ballet, exploring classical ballet …


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Intro to Jazz Dance Classes (6-8yo)

Dancers will learn the basic steps of jazz dance including turns, kicks, and leap steps along with popular simple rhythm techniques. This class is designed to introduce jazz movement to the creative …


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Jazz Fundamentals Dance Classes (8-10yo)

Students will warm up by exploring basic elements of dance and choreography such as shape, rhythm, gesture, and tempo. Dancers will also learn the fundamental elements of jazz dance; leaps, turns a…


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Jazz Dance Technique Classes (10-13 yo)

This class will build on concepts learned in Jazz Fundamentals to further explore the basic and complex elements of jazz dance. We will explore the idea of using movement for expression and …


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Creative Dance Classes (5-6yos)

This class will nurture your young dancer’s social skills and ability to move safely, both of which are helpful for future dance classes in any genre. Each class includes: warm-ups based on …


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Hip Hop Dance Classes (7-9yo)

This hip hop class aims to make dancers aware of their bodies by focusing on weight shifting, dancer synchronization, and beat recognition within the most current music styles. As the class …


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Hip Hop 2 Dance Classes (10-12yo)

This hip hop class aims to make dancers aware of their bodies by focusing on weight shifting, dancer synchronization, and beat recognition within the most current music styles. As the class …


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Hip Hop 3: Urban Contemporary Dance Classes (13-17yo)

Urban funk: move, groove and shake your booty too! In depth hip hop dance class that combines the best of urban street dance, free form movement and adapted/alternative contemporary dance. Builds on …


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Community Moves: Open Dance Class w/ Gerri Houlihan

This much-beloved series is now on the regular schedule as a drop-in class! Drop-in classes are $15 each (regular class cards available for a discounted rate), or for this class only, we are …


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604