Dance classes for Adults of all experience levels

 Save when you sign-up for a whole month of classes!
NEW TEACHERS, NEW CLASSES, NEW REGISTRATION SYSTEM!

LOCATIONS OF ADULT CLASSES

All adult classes EXCEPT open company class:COLLEGE HILL

At the College Hill Town Hall,
formerly Contemporary Dance Theater

1805 Larch Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

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ONLY Monday/Wednesday/Thursday open company class:HARTWELL

Just a few minutes off of I-75, convenient to businesses and local shopping.

8222 Monon Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45216

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A DANCE COMMUNITY YOU CAN CALL ‘HOME’

  • NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Classes for all abilities and adult ages (teens also allowed): see class title and descriptions for more information
  • Most classes are adaptable to the attendees: challenging for the more advanced, beginning-paced for true beginners, and everything in-between
  • MANY options of styles and teachers to explore!
  • Classes start September 7, 2021 and continue unless otherwise noted/announced
  • No special attire required! Except Ballet slippers for Ballet class and non-marking sneakers for hip-hop.

ADULT CLASS SCHEDULE

Some classes will not meet on certain days — please make sure to see notes under class names in the class registration listing below / the student portal.

 

PLEASE DO NOT SHOW-UP UNLESS YOU HAVE REGISTERED BY THE PREVIOUS 5PM

(whether it is that day or the day prior for morning classes)

SUNDAYS

College Hill Studio A

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    Adult CONTACT IMPROVISATION w/ JONATHAN

MONDAYS

Hartwell Studio A

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    Adult MODERN Open Company Class, Advanced to Professional w/ STEVEN/JASMINE and MUTUAL DANCE THEATRE

TUESDAYS

College Hill Studio A

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    Adult BALLET w/ KEVIN

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    Adult BEGINNER MODERN w/ Caroline

WEDNESDAYS

Hartwell Studio A

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    Adult MODERN Open Company Class, Advanced to Professional w/ STEVEN/JASMINE and MUTUAL DANCE THEATRE

College Hill Studio A

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    Adult JAZZ, MUSICAL THEATRE w/ STEVE

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    Adult STRETCH & TONE w/ JEAUNITA

College Hill Studio C

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    Adult IMPROVISATION & COMPOSITION w/ Mandy

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    Adult HIP HOP w/ STEVE

THURSDAYS

Hartwell Studio A

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    Adult MODERN Open Company Class, Advanced to Professional w/ STEVEN/JASMINE and MUTUAL DANCE THEATRE

SATURDAYS

College Hill Studio A

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    Adult STRETCH & TONE w/ JEAUNITA

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    Adult ZUMBA w/ JEAUNITA

ADULT CLASS COST & REGISTRATION

HOW DO ADULT CLASSES WORK?

ALL adult classes

EXCEPT Company Class, Contact Improv, Stretch & Tone, and Zumba

$14

per class

when you sign-up for a month of classes prior to the first meeting
YOUR BEST DEAL!

$17

per class

for drop-ins, otherwise.
You must register for drop-ins before coming to the studio.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Open Company Class in Hartwell

$15

per class

when you sign-up for a month of classes prior to the first meeting
YOUR BEST DEAL!

$18

per class

for drop-ins, otherwise.
You must register for drop-ins before coming to the studio.

Stretch & Tone and Zumba

$7

per class

whether you sign-up for the month or drop-in, but…
you must register for drop-ins before coming to the studio.

Contact Improvisation

$20

per class

per class if you sign up for the month (2 each month).

$25

per class

if you are just signing up for a drop-in for the 2 hour long class.

You must register for drop-ins before coming to the studio.

Your best deal: sign-up for a whole month

To get the lowest class price*, sign-up for the WHOLE month BEFORE the first class of the month occurs**.

To register for a whole month:

  1. Find your class below with the correct month (e.g., 01Jan = January, 02Feb = February, etc.).
  2. Click on the blue button that says “Register” and a drop-down menu will appear.
  3. Choose “Register” to sign-up for the whole month and save!!!

*Saturday Stretch & Tone and Zumba are $7 regardless of if you sign-up for the whole month or drop-in.
**If you sign-up for a whole month after the first class occurs, you will still be charged for the full month.

Schedule a Drop-In

If you miss the start of a month, you can still dance by paying the drop-in rate!

Drop-ins are also great if you want to try out different classes or teachers.

ALL DROP-INS MUST BE PRE-SCHEDULED BEFORE COMING TO THE STUDIO.

To schedule a drop-in:

  1. Find your class below with the correct month (e.g., 01Jan = January, 02Feb = February, etc.).
  2. Click on the blue button that says “Register” and a drop-down menu will appear.
  3. Choose “Drop-In“.

Need help?

Give us a call at 513-494-6526 or email us at hello@mutualarts.org at least 24 hours before the class begins!

REGISTER HERE

IMPORTANT: ADULT CLASS REFUND POLICY

All class cancellations must be made in writing (send an email to hello@mutualarts.org) prior to 24 hours before the start of a monthly registration or a scheduled drop-in.

Private lesson teachers have their own cancelation policies (see portal for each).

(Make sure to scroll inside the box below to see all options)

Classes are listed in alphabetical order.

PLEASE NOTE:The tuition listed below for one class week if you sign-up for the whole month. To get your monthly rate, multiply that number by the number of weeks. (Drop-in/single rates are different, see above.)A $30 annual registration fee is also due at the time of signing-up.Your tuition will not be charged until the start of the month.

IMPORTANT DATES

Adult classes start as early as September 7, 2021

 

Register by the first class meeting of each month to get the lowest price and avoid the drop-in rate

September 6, 2021 - Labor Day

November 22 - 28, 2021 - Fall Break

December 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022 - Winter Break

January 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

March 28 - April 3, 2022 - Spring Break

June 12-18, 2022 - Adult Summer Break

June 19, 2022 - Juneteenth

July 1-4, 2022 - July 4th Weekend

September 7, 2021 - Classes Start!

October 11-16, 2021 - Free Bring-A-Friend Week!

November 13, 2022 - Masterclass with Rowan Salem (Mutual Dance Theatre)

January 22, 2022 - Masterclass with PHILADANCO! (Philadelphia, PA)

March 26, 2022 - Masterclass with Sidra Bell (New York, NY)

June 18, 2022 - Masterclass with Jasmine Snellen (Mutual Dance Theatre)

ADULT FACULTY & CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Caroline Nymberg

Jeaunita Olowé

Jasmine Snellen

Jonathan Pattiwael

Kevin Bell

Mandy Goodwin

Steve Irwin

Steven Evans

Mutual Arts’ adult ballet program introduces a Tuesday morning class from 10 AM to 11 AM. This class is designed to refresh and inspire the trained dancer, and also serve as a fresh new start for the beginning dancer.
As we move through the next several weeks of classes, if it becomes apparent that one of the classes is “leaning“ one way or the other, a decision may be made to officially name a class either beginning, or intermediate/advanced.  For the moment, classes will remain split level.
That being said, please do not feel intimidated if you are a beginner, or “held back“ if you are a trained dancer.
Come join us for a wonderful time of discovery mixed with all the wonderful nostalgia of those days of ballet training!

Kevin Bell is a native of Baton Rouge, LA. After training with the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet School. He founded the Miami Valley Ballet Theatre in a northern suburb of Cincinnati where many declared that a ballet company would not survive. It is a thriving regional company which performs to sold out audiences season after season. Kevin has also worked with numerous regional modern choreographers, performing frequently in the annual Area Choreographers Festival hosted by Cincinnati’s very own Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers (formerly Contemporary Dance Theater). Kevin has performed in musicals such as Anything Goes, the Music Man, Brigadoon, Shrek, and Cincinnati Children’s Theaters recent production of Peter Pan, Jr. Kevin was principal choreographer for the Cincinnati Music Theater’s recent production of Billy Elliot. For a number of seasons, Kevin danced the role of Uncle Drosselmeyer in Dela’s production of The Nutcracker All Jazzed Up.

This is a practical introduction to contact improvisation as a form of practice. The class will introduce students to the fundamentals of weight-sharing, kinesthetic, tactile and sensory awareness, embodied listening and risk-taking through guided exercises and scores. The class will progress from a facilitated warm up exercise, learning contact specific skills into moving with partners. The objective of this course is to enhance the mind-body-sensory sensitivity of the dancer to fully engage in physical movement dialogue with others. No previous dance experience required.

Jonathan “JayWAN” Pattiwael was born and raised in Indonesia. He began dancing at 16 when he started to compete in hip-hop jams all over Texas. After high school graduation, he started to perform at live music and film festivals in Austin and began to teach in local public schools. At 21, after a few years of professional performance and battling, he began training in modern dance, ballet and Polynesian. After 4 years touring with the Polynesian Dance School, Hula Halau Ka’epa, he started to focus his dance activities in contemporary and contact improvisation, dancing and performing in the Bay Area and across Western Europe. Jonathan has a very diverse experience as a teacher having taught full-time throughout graduate school at Texas Woman’s University in the Community Dance Center (students under 18) and as a professor of record in undergraduate dance courses. Now, he is a full-time professor at University of Dayton and collaborates with local artists in Cincinnati. You can still catch him rocking the cyphers at hip-hop jams throughout the US and the World.

These Hip Hop classes are filled with creative choreography set to the latest Hip Hop/R&B music.  Learn a new choreographed routine each week, and practice routines from previous weeks.  Recommended for all levels of dancers (mixed level).  It is recommended that students wear dance/exercise type clothing and athletic shoes, dance sneakers, or jazz shoes.

Steve Irwin has been dancing and teaching professionally for over twenty-five years. He has performed all over the world on cruise ships, at dinner theaters, and at theme parks. Steve’s teaching credits include Northern Kentucky University, Governor’s School of the Arts, Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Ballet, Wyoming Center for the Arts, and CCM. Steve also offers private lessons and is available to choreograph for individuals, musicals, and events such as flash mobs and weddings. He is pleased to be teaching at Mutual Dance Theatre in College Hill.

In each class we will begin with a gentle warmup and improvisation practice, and then progress into creating short dance compositions through exploring principles of movement, time, and space. Students are welcome to bring in stories, poetry, musical instruments, and other art forms to add to their imaginative exploration. All levels of movers are welcome.

Mandy is a dancer, choreographer, and interdisciplinary artist who has created several pieces for the stage over the past five years in Cincinnati. She often explores performances from an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach, including elements like original music, puppetry, poetry, and visual art. Recent work includes a creation of site specific choreography for Global Water Dances in Middletown Ohio, and Armleder Park in Cincinnati, in June of this year.  She is currently pursuing an MFA in Visual Art and Choreography from Wilson College in Pennsylvania. In her teaching, she encourages a safe environment for the expression of all bodies and levels of physical ability.

Learn choreographed routines set to the fun and catchy tunes from Broadway and movie musicals, featuring a wide variety of dance & choreography styles. Steve’s classes expand on jazz and ballet basics with dances that have character and personality. Definitely a fun class for everyone, and great practice and training for those who love to perform in local amateur or professional musicals.  Students will learn a new choreographed routine each week, and practice routines from previous weeks, and will also have a brief time of across the floor to work on turns, jumps and grand battement.  This class is recommended for advanced beginners and intermediate dancers from any dance background, but beginners are welcome also.  Recommended to wear: any dance/exercise/yoga clothes and whatever you prefer for footwear – we recommend that you bring a pair of soft jazz shoes if you have them, but you can also use ballet slippers, or dance sneakers.

Steve Irwin has been dancing and teaching professionally for over twenty-five years. He has performed all over the world on cruise ships, at dinner theaters, and at theme parks. Steve’s teaching credits include Northern Kentucky University, Governor’s School of the Arts, Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Ballet, Wyoming Center for the Arts, and CCM. Steve also offers private lessons and is available to choreograph for individuals, musicals, and events such as flash mobs and weddings. He is pleased to be teaching at Mutual Dance Theatre in College Hill.

This modern dance class is for beginners. In this class we will work on the basics of modern dance. The class will include warm up, technique, and moving across the floor exercises. The main focus of this class is to build a stress-free environment where we are free to enjoy the love of movement and expression. This class is great for those who have an interest in dance, are just beginning, and enjoy moving.

Caroline Nymberg is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She started dancing at age three at Cunningham Dance Studio and trained her last two years of high school at the Cincinnati Ballet Academy. She attended George Mason University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance. She taught young children at the Cincinnati Ballet Academy as well as taught beginner modern dancers as part of her curriculum in George Mason School of Dance.

Class description coming soon!

Steven P. Evans hails originally from Cincinnati, Ohio.  He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance and Choreography at Ohio University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Evans apprenticed with the Sean Curran Company in New York City in 2012. Evans joined MūDa when it was MamLuft&Co. Dance in 2014. He has performed lead roles since his very first season in the original productions and canon of works, /SHIFT/, The Tragedy of Time, Maps, and Memoriam. He starred in The Double, an evening-length work based on the eponymous Dostoevsky novella. Evans has premiered work at Contemporary Dance Theater’s Area Choreographer’s Festival in 2014 and 2015, and regularly contributed sections of choreography for MūDa’s aforementioned stage works. In 2016, he was tapped to create an evening-length work with Elena Rodriguez Moore, titled Double|Sided, which became one of the Company’s most successful productions selling at 138% capacity, standing-room only. He returned to the company in 2020 as Company Co-Director. While at Ohio University, he was the recipient of the Undergraduate Student Enhancement Award and the College of Fine Arts Creative Research Award for his project “Improvisational Dance: Performance Development, Exploration, and Movement Stylization.” Evans is also a Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources Management.

Class description coming soon!

Jasmine Snellen began her dance training at Louisville Youth Performing Arts School where she studied Martha Graham’s technique and classical ballet. Snellen earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Shenandoah Conservatory and University where she trained with equal emphasis in Ballet, Jazz (classical, contemporary, & commercial), Modern (Graham, Limón, & Horton), composition, and pedagogy. Snellen has had the honor of training with Alan Arnett, Tiffanie Carson, Ting-Yu Chen, Maurice Fraga, Elijah Alhadji Gibson, Erica Helm, Linda Miller, and Lisa Startsman among others, including mainstage features by Mike Esperanza of Bare Dance Company NYC, Company | E of Washington DC, and Brussels-based artists Katie Vickers and Albert Quesada.

Jasmine has performed at Peridance Salvatore Capezio Theater in NYC, trained with LA Contemporary Dance Company and Sidra Bell Dance New York, and presented work at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Snellen is currently dancing and choreographing with Mutual Dance Theatre in her third season. Recently, she conceptualized, choreographed, and edited a five-part dance-for-camera entitled FFIFF, which explores society’s rapidly shifting polarity, clashes of beliefs, and the tethers of groupthink.

This is a fusion conditioning class for anyone wishing to have a full body stretch incorporating breathing, muscle flexibility and strengthening your muscles with bands and your personal body resistance. This class will increase your flexibility and range of motion. Please bring (2) of your own yoga or Pilates mat, towel and water.

Jeaunita Ìfẹ́wándé Château Weathersby Olówè is a professional dancer, choreographer, arts integration consultant, teaching artist and athlete for the past 30 years in African, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Ballroom, Latin dances and Zumba®. Jeaunita holds a Bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from University of Cincinnati and a 2013 graduate of Executive Service Corporation Non-Profit Leadership Institute. She received training from University of Cincinnati’s CCM prep department, Miami University, the Ivory Ambassadors’ in Lagos, Nigeria and a host of national/international choreographers. She worked for Cincinnati Ballet for 8 years as the Director of Education and Outreach and School of Cincinnati Ballet Administrator as the first African American Administrative staff. As one of the founding administrators and an original artist of Bi-Okoto Cultural Institute, Jeaunita served as Company Manager, Rehearsal Coach, Education Director and Grants Administrator and grant writer for 24 years raising. During that time, Jeaunita traveled to perform in Europe for the United States and United Nations Department of Defense Armed Forces Entertainment for military families. Jeaunita taught for the Kentucky Arts Council & Kentucky Department of Education instructing Dance & Music Art Academies, Teacher Residencies and trained all of Kentucky Educational Specialist in African Dance, Culture and Percussion for 7 years. Jeaunita has served as a Guest Choreographer for several universities and now on serves on the Faculty for Northern Kentucky University Dance Department instructing a research course in African Dance, Culture and its Community and Neurological impact. She currently serves on Cincinnati Public School District Arts Curriculum Committee and Arts Education and Integration Specialist and Instructor and Judge for testing students as Gifted in Dance at The School for Creative and Performing Arts. Jeaunita is a Founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance and serves on the Board of Trustees where she is the Public Relations Chair, Dance Education and Training Co-Chair. Jeaunita was a 2017 honoree of the “Dada Rafiki: A Celebration of Sisterhood” award and the 2020 featured Choreographer; 2017 Artswave Women’s Leadership Roundtable presenter and most recently included in ArtsWave “Power of Her” book that will celebrate 100 women who have made significant contributions to the arts and culture landscape of Cincinnati. She’s the proud mother of Korede, Folasade and Adebola Jr. and known as “Mama Jay” by her students everywhere.

Zumba Dance Fitness is a complete body workout that incorporates a variety of Latin dance rhythms.  The music comes from the following dance styles: Afro-Beat music, Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, Flamenco, Chachacha, Reggaeton, Soca, Samba, Hip Hop music, Axé music and Tango.  It is not a dance or fitness class, it is a party! No one is judging you by your dance abilities, just have fun and feel the music. It is one of the most awesome workouts ever. Jeaunita’s class has a very heavy African influence.  You will dance to great music, with great people, and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. Wear comfortable dance attire and supportive dance/gym shoes.

Jeaunita Ìfẹ́wándé Château Weathersby Olówè is a professional dancer, choreographer, arts integration consultant, teaching artist and athlete for the past 30 years in African, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Ballroom, Latin dances and Zumba®. Jeaunita holds a Bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from University of Cincinnati and a 2013 graduate of Executive Service Corporation Non-Profit Leadership Institute. She received training from University of Cincinnati’s CCM prep department, Miami University, the Ivory Ambassadors’ in Lagos, Nigeria and a host of national/international choreographers. She worked for Cincinnati Ballet for 8 years as the Director of Education and Outreach and School of Cincinnati Ballet Administrator as the first African American Administrative staff. As one of the founding administrators and an original artist of Bi-Okoto Cultural Institute, Jeaunita served as Company Manager, Rehearsal Coach, Education Director and Grants Administrator and grant writer for 24 years raising. During that time, Jeaunita traveled to perform in Europe for the United States and United Nations Department of Defense Armed Forces Entertainment for military families. Jeaunita taught for the Kentucky Arts Council & Kentucky Department of Education instructing Dance & Music Art Academies, Teacher Residencies and trained all of Kentucky Educational Specialist in African Dance, Culture and Percussion for 7 years. Jeaunita has served as a Guest Choreographer for several universities and now on serves on the Faculty for Northern Kentucky University Dance Department instructing a research course in African Dance, Culture and its Community and Neurological impact. She currently serves on Cincinnati Public School District Arts Curriculum Committee and Arts Education and Integration Specialist and Instructor and Judge for testing students as Gifted in Dance at The School for Creative and Performing Arts. Jeaunita is a Founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance and serves on the Board of Trustees where she is the Public Relations Chair, Dance Education and Training Co-Chair. Jeaunita was a 2017 honoree of the “Dada Rafiki: A Celebration of Sisterhood” award and the 2020 featured Choreographer; 2017 Artswave Women’s Leadership Roundtable presenter and most recently included in ArtsWave “Power of Her” book that will celebrate 100 women who have made significant contributions to the arts and culture landscape of Cincinnati. She’s the proud mother of Korede, Folasade and Adebola Jr. and known as “Mama Jay” by her students everywhere.

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