Class Descriptions

Ballet
A classical class which includes barre, center floor and across the floor exercises, emphasis on technique and grace.

Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet
Explorations of movement through space, rhythms and songs. Enhances coordination and imagination. An introduction to basic ballet.

Fundamentals of Dance
Basic tap, jazz, ballet and tumbling movements.

Contemporary
This is a very current, collaborative style of dance that includes a variety of different techniques.  Contemporary dance contain elements of Ballet, Modern and sometimes even Jazz.

Modern Dance
Genre of dance developed in the early 20th century as a reaction to classical ballet.  Modern danced classes are based in Limon and Horton techniques.

Hip-Hop
Hip-hop is an expression of individuality that sends you in a direction without boundaries. It allows you to experiment with music and movement adding your own style with a twist of urban.

Low Impact Aerobics
Aerobics routines given to improve cardiovascular fitness. Work with light weights and Toning exercises are included in the class. This is a total fitness program.

Pilates
A system of detailed exercises that utilize mind and body to strengthen “core muscles.” This results in stronger, longer and more balanced muscles throughout the body. This course is taught by a certified instructor in Pilates.

Stretch & Tone
All exercise is done to music. This class is designed to work all muscle groups. Resistance work with dynabands and weights included.

Tap
A rhythmic dance form that improves coordination. Technique, traditional step and routines are given.

Tumbling & Gymnastics
Includes floor exercise, balance beam, parallel bars and mini trampoline.

Yoga
Learn and practice the basic elements of yoga. Breathing, stretching and strengthening. Emphasis on stress relief and enjoyment.

Ballet Barre Workout
A stretch and warm-up followed by barre exercises designed to tone and sculpt the body.  A great way to build up core strength.

Contemporary – Combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. 

8 comments

  1. Hello Sheryll! Thank you for inquiring about our Pilates class. The Pilates class is in fact mat only, we do not have the Pilates reformer equipment on hand at the studio. Our Pilates teach is very good and has a following as well. If you have any other questions please feel free to call (718) 549-9635 or email michele@michelecompa.com. If you are close by, you could also stop by the studio in the afternoon or on a Saturday and see the studio at the same time. Hope this helps! Best wishes.

    1. We have the schedule of classes and fees here on the website. We don’t offer “salsa fitness” in particular, however we do offer fitness classes for adults. Francesca Nieves, one of our teachers, also offers private salsa lessons if you’re interested.

  2. Hello Michelle

    I am interested in your yoga and excerise program. What are your hours and days these classes are in progress?

  3. Hi, I am interested in doing ballet. I am a 13 year old girl. I used to go to Michele Compa for ballet, and hip hop. but unfortunately i quit. I would really love to go into ballet as close to being a professional but not fully making a career out of it. I noticed that your classes for beginners have an age limit but i am not 5-7 haha. So i was wondering what class i would be able to take since i am 13 and dont have much experience with ballet. i would be willing to do as much work as possible, 4 classes a week and everything.

    best wishes,

    1. Hey, first off thank you for your interest. What is your name? Can you send me an email with all of this info and I will speak to Michele. Were you looking to start classes this semester?

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