Class Descriptions

Zumba with Kathy: Thursdays 7:15pm
Beginning Jan 19, 2023

Come and sweat your worries away with this fun Zumba class. At U Will Dance we turn off the lights, put on disco lights and start the party!! Forget about exercising, just come to Zumba to have fun. Being physically active can be a challenge, despite knowing how important it is. Join our Zumba class and experience an atmosphere of fun, support, movement, and friendship like no other. We are here to help you, not judge you. You don't need to have coordination! We just want you to have your own style.

Cathy, the teache,r is laid back, kind and caring, so are your friends from class. We have made a nice family but we need more students who want to dance Zumba and join us. Come and let's make this class the most fun party of the week. I already joined and I love it and you? We start on January 19 at 7:15 pm! Sign up for only $8 per class. Please make sure you register here.

Raise the Bar Exercise: Mondays and Wednesdays
New Classes Starts January 6-31, 2023

Do you like to exercise? Do you want to exercise in a body positive atmosphere? Then this class is for you! You don't need coordination or be a dancer, you just want to sweat and exercise your body. Come and enjoy fun and upbeat music and exercise for all levels. I love music. This is a low impact and high intensity class that combines everything I have learned in my life such as salsa, merengue, ballet, pilates and the exercises you have always done at home. We work the floor with the mat to strengthen and lengthen the muscles and develop core strength. It is a varied and fun class!


Why is exercise important?

Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health, and you will quickly begin to see and feel the benefits that consistent physical activity can have on your body and well-being. Physical activity can improve muscle strength and increase endurance. Exercise supplies oxygen and nutrients to tissues and helps the cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lung health improves, you have more energy to do daily chores.




Teen Ballet and Pointe Series
New Classes Starts January 6-31, 2023

Pointe Level 1: Mondays 6pm NEW CLASS (In Person Only)
Stretching Level 2: Thursdays 5pm
Ballet Level 2: Thursdays 6pm

Have you always dreamed of being a ballerina? And use your pointe shoes? Feel like you're flying in your tutu on stage? What if all these dreams came true? It is not a secret that it is quite complicated to start with a ballet class, and even more so if you are an adult. The muscles and joints are no longer as flexible as when we were children, nor do we have enough muscular strength; In addition, for a pointe class it is very important to have previous knowledge of classical ballet.

For this class, special shoes called “pointe shoes” are required and we need to know everything from how to choose the right ones for our feet, to how to prepare and put them on. I teach ballet through an evaluated and qualified program with great results from my Cuban ballet school. I will follow this same program to teach you level 1 pointe.

Did you take Ballet from another school?
If you have previous knowledge of ballet from another school and want to learn level 1 Pointe you are welcome to join this class.
Please contact Griset first to make sure that you qualify.

What are the requirements?

  • To start the pointe class level 1 students must have taken stretching and half pointe ballet for three years

  • Are 12 years old+

  • Ready for this new experience,

  • Excited

  • Must take all 3 of these classes: Pointe Level 1, Stretching Level 2 and Ballet Level 2

Flamenco Level 2: Saturdays 1:10pm
New Classes Starts January 6-31, 2023

With this Flamenco por Colombianas course you will learn a complete choreography and you will begin to use one of the typical complements of flamenco dance such as the pericón fan. You will have an explanatory lesson of the basic techniques for the use of this complement. Its initial movements are taught that little by little you will expand with the choreography.

The Colombiana is an American-influenced dance, back and forth dance. Its rhythm is binary and it has a cheerful, sensual and mischievous character. Very colorful and striking dance since the pericón fan makes it more lucid.

Structure of the dance!

  • It begins with a guitar falseta in which initial poses are developed.

  • It is followed by a first letter with its markings, walks and necessary auctions.

  • It is followed by a second falseta in which a block of tapping is developed

  • Finally, a second letter with which our choreography ends.

What are the requirements?

  • It is important to acquire the musical theme: "What would be my luck" by the artist "La Macanita", the Album "Luna Nueva".

  • A pericón fan (large size fan, 46x88cm). I can lend the pericón but it is better that each student has her own instrument. It is important not to buy or use the small fan in class.

  • It is necessary to master the basic techniques of Flamenco, that is, to have taken level 1 classes with Griset or in another dance studio.

  • It is recommended the use of flamenco dance shoes, pericón, skirts and comfortable clothes to dance.

What am I going to learn in this course for Colombiana with pericón?

  • You will learn a choreography by Colombianas of 3 minutes.

  • You will expand your Flamenco resources, the coordination of your movements and, ultimately, your level of knowledge.

Flamenco Technique Level 2/3: Wednesdays 7:20pm
New Classes Starts January 6-31, 2023

If you are interested in learning flamenco and improving your arm technique, barceos, laps, compás and footwork and turns, then this is the class for you to take. I think it's a class that everyone should take. This year I want to focus on my students improving foot strength and speed, which is essential for advancing in this dance form.

Who can take this class?

  • Students who have passed level 1 at my studio or another studio

What do you need to take this class?

  • Flamenco shoes and skirt

What will you learn?

  • It is a class to improve your level and understand the compass

4 classes $100 + 15 (optional) if you would like to receive the recordings

With this course you will learn to dance Fandango. We work on a musical theme danceable by fandango de Huelva, a flamenco palo with ternary compass, lively and cheerful.

  • Technique (arms-barceos-feet- compass)

  • First level castanets

  • Choreography (Fandango de Huelva)

  • Dance Fandango de Huelva

Musical theme of the artist Chicuelo who bears the name "Fandango de Huelva" from the album "Diapasón".

For this choreography we will work on different twists, variations and tap dances. It contains a letter as a chorus that is repeated twice and gives it a very flamenco character. As it is a three-beat compás we can use many mixed compás markings that, in turn, can be used for other styles such as alegrías or soleá por bulerías, in short, you will expand your resources for both compás.

The Flamenco Style of the Fandango

The Fandango is one of the most primitive songs that exist, of Arabic and Portuguese origin, somewhat reminiscent of the Portuguese fado and is the result of the mixture of cultures that have influenced its creation. It has evolved a lot over time incorporating instruments and flamenco dance, which has given rise to other flamenco styles such as malagueña, granaínas, jaberas or Tarantos. It is considered one of the fundamental styles of flamenco. After this course you will be prepared to move on to level 2 of the study.

Which are the requirements?

It is a simple choreography and it is explained step by step, no previous knowledge of Flamenco is necessary to follow this course.

  • We will start with the general technique of the arms, barceos, stomping and movements prior to the choreography.

  • The use of flamenco dance shoes, skirts and comfortable dance clothes is essential.

  • I could lend castanets to all the students, but it is better for everyone to have their own instrument (before buying ask Griset's advice)

What will I learn in this course?

  • Dance Fandango of 4 min.

  • Complete choreography by Fandango of 4 min.

  • You will also learn numerous ternary time signatures, which you can use both in choreographies of this time signature and in those that use mixed time.

In short, a very beautiful choreography to expand your flamenco repertoire.

Beginning Flamenco For Adults: Tuesday 7:10pm
New Classes Starts January 6-31, 2023

4 classes $100 + 15 (optional) if you would like to receive the recordings

With this course you will learn to dance Fandango. We work on a musical theme danceable by fandango de Huelva, a flamenco palo with ternary compass, lively and cheerful.

  • Technique (arms-barceos-feet- compass)

  • First level castanets

  • Choreography (Fandango de Huelva)

  • Dance Fandango de Huelva

Musical theme of the artist Chicuelo who bears the name "Fandango de Huelva" from the album "Diapasón".

For this choreography we will work on different twists, variations and tap dances. It contains a letter as a chorus that is repeated twice and gives it a very flamenco character. As it is a three-beat compás we can use many mixed compás markings that, in turn, can be used for other styles such as alegrías or soleá por bulerías, in short, you will expand your resources for both compás.

The Flamenco Style of the Fandango

The Fandango is one of the most primitive songs that exist, of Arabic and Portuguese origin, somewhat reminiscent of the Portuguese fado and is the result of the mixture of cultures that have influenced its creation. It has evolved a lot over time incorporating instruments and flamenco dance, which has given rise to other flamenco styles such as malagueña, granaínas, jaberas or Tarantos. It is considered one of the fundamental styles of flamenco. After this course you will be prepared to move on to level 2 of the study.

Which are the requirements?

It is a simple choreography and it is explained step by step, no previous knowledge of Flamenco is necessary to follow this course.

  • We will start with the general technique of the arms, barceos, stomping and movements prior to the choreography.

  • The use of flamenco dance shoes, skirts and comfortable dance clothes is essential.

  • I could lend castanets to all the students, but it is better for everyone to have their own instrument (before buying ask Griset's advice)

What will I learn in this course?

  • Dance Fandango of 4 min.

  • Complete choreography by Fandango of 4 min.

  • You will also learn numerous ternary time signatures, which you can use both in choreographies of this time signature and in those that use mixed time.

In short, a very beautiful choreography to expand your flamenco repertoire.

Castanets classes Level 2/3: Tuesdays 6pm Online
New Classes Starts January 6-31, 2023

If you like music, percussion and Andalusian folklore then this class is for you. In these classes you will play the castanets. You will learn the rhythm and the changes in the touch to be able to accompany the music in an elegant and correct way. I want to strengthen the strength and speed of the left hand and the speed of the right hand. Tuesday class is online by zoom and my students sit at home relaxed and just enjoy playing this beautiful instrument. In the Wednesday class we dance what we learn on Tuesdays.

In this class you will i
mprove your technique and continue practicing various exercises that will give you ease and fluidity to your touch. I will teach Spain Cañí (pasodoble) - Peineta Cuba (Bulerias) - Asturias (concert and dance).

Castanets are a traditional Spanish percussion instrument, a symbol of joy, it is used to accompany many music from our culture, especially while performing some popular dances and traditional Spanish music.

Which are the requirements?

  • To take this course you must have some experience playing castanets.

  • It is necessary to have your own castanets.

  • If you don't have them yet, I could lend you some but it is best to have your own castanets.

  • I recommend Castañuelas del Sur.

Who is the Castanets class for?

  • Anyone wanting to play this instrument.

  • Students with level 2 of castanets

Students who want to take level 1 castanets can take classes on Tuesday at 7:10 pm.

NEW KIDS CLASS! Beginning Ballet for Ages 7-12: Fridays 4:40pm
New Classes Starts January 6-31, 2023

Ballet is a classical dance style that is practiced in a group (private classes make the student raise their level a lot). Children who practice it acquire many benefits like increased coordination, musical listening skills and creativity. If you have a 3-year-old daughter, you might consider enrolling her in ballet classes so she can learn basic, well-coordinated movements while playing. By the time she is 7 years old, she will be ready to learn ballet techniques better.

What are the requirements?

  • Ballet clothing: ballet shoes,pink leggings,black leotard, little black skirt and hair up and pulled away from the face.

What will you learn in my class?

I follow a program evaluated and written many years ago from my Cuban ballet school. It is a program that has led many Cuban dancers to be great ballet stars. In my studio, a professional program is not studied, since a child who takes this class once a week does not get the same results as those children who take ballet every day. That being said, the results are still wonderful just with less pressure than a professional based program. My students still excel and attain excellent ballet skills. I am very proud of the results obtained.

enefits of classical ballet

Classical ballet for children is an activity that allows them to have a broad personal and intellectual development. Being a more formal style and with traditional techniques, it is important that the movements are delicate and fluid.

The whole body must be in total harmony to perform the 7 basic movements that can be seen in representation of this dance, such as bending, stretching, jumping, turning, sliding, raising and throwing. It is an excellent exercise to improve the flexibility of the body, coordination and motor skills, while improving lung capacity and muscle tone. Creativity, imagination and concentration are also developed, so that feelings can be better controlled and expressed.

By practicing it in a group, teamwork is stimulated, shyness is lost when developing personality, self-esteem is favored and symptoms of anxiety or stress for children are reduced . They become lifelong friends and help your child maintain a healthy weight.

I love teaching this class and seeing the girls and boys improve each class.

NEW KIDS CLASS! Flamenco Level 1 for Ages 7-12: Fridays 5:45pm
New Classes Starts January 6-31, 2023

Flamenco will is a great dance form that will improve kids physical resistance, cardiovascular health, balance and coordination. This beautiful authentic Spanish dance is known for its posture, flexibility, rhythm and joy because music is vibrant and rhythmic. This is a fun and cheerful class that includes the introduction to Spanish Flamenco dance terms.

What will you learn in my class?

  • Consistent Flamenco dance structure including: warm-up-Arm technique, unique arm movements, footwork and beginning to castanets, simple choreography (Sevillanas)

What is needed to take this class?

  • I recommend wearing flamenco shoes or square-heeled shoes

  • Black skirt with a black leotard

  • Castanets - I can lend the castanets and can help you purchase the correct ones

Who is this class for?

To all those children between 7 and 12 years old who are interested in learning this beautiful art and are interested in learning the Spanish language.