Our Classes

Alphabetical List

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1-Wall Line Dances

Trudy Sherman

Line dances consist of a short sequence of steps that are repeated throughout the song. In this class the steps are choreographed so that there are no turns and dancers remain facing the front wall. The instructor cues the upcoming moves so memorizing the sequence is not required. Dances are danced to contemporary music.
This class is for all ages and abilities.

Available live on Zoom

Wednesday 6:00 - 6:55 pm
Thursday 9:00 - 9:55 am
1st & 3rd Saturday 10:30 - 11:25 am

Ballroom Fitness

Mona Brandt

This dance fitness class is based on Latin and Ballroom dance steps. A bit like Zumba only with ballroom music and moves.

Available live on Zoom

Sunday 11:00 - 11:45 am

Ballroom Line Dance

Mona Brandt

We will be learning a fun line dance to a song from a Broadway Musical. This is a great opportunity to learn a fun, upbeat line dance! This class is not for beginners, more like intermediate

Available live on Zoom

Sunday 12:00 - 12:55 pm

Basic Social Dance

Mary Lou Kaye

In this class there is nothing to memorize. Participants focus primarily on the music being played and their connection with their partner. This is dancing reduced to it's simplest form.

Not currently scheduled

Country Dance for Beginners

Ryan Yoder

This class is for those who would like to either get started in country dancing or would like to brush up on their country dance skills.

Thursday 6:30 - 7:25 pm

Country Line Dance Workshops - Beg & Int

Laina Ferris

These two country line dance workshops are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. Popular social line dances are taught. The first workshop is beginner level and the second class is intermediate level. In both workshops the steps and dance sequence are taught and practiced before dancing to music. Often a dance is done to both a slower and a faster song.

2nd & 4th Saturday
10:15 - 11:15 am (Beg), 11:15 - noon (Int)

Crane Dance - Gentle Tai Chi

Trudy Sherman

Crane Dance - Gentle Tai Chi is similar to the Gentle Tai Chi Sequences class. Stationary crane, qigong, and tai chi moves that are not part of Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong class are taught and combined in a continuous fluid sequence representing the movements of the Crane.

Available live on Zoom

Saturday 9:15 - 10:10 am

Gentle Tai Chi - Qigong

Trudy Sherman

Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong consists of gentle Qigong (Chee gung) stretches and Tai Chi (Tie chee) movements that help improve circulation and release stress. Gentle Tai Chi was developed specifically for seniors and people with Parkinson's but is great for any age. Because the moves are stationary, it is an ideal form of exercise for anyone that has balance issues. Moves can be done sitting if needed.

Available live on Zoom

Tuesday 10:15 - 11:10 am
Thursday 10:15 - 11:10 am
Friday 1:00 - 1:55 pm

Gentle Tai Chi Sequences

Trudy Sherman

Gentle Tai Chi Sequences is slightly more rigorous than the Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong class. Individual moves from Easy Tai Chi-Qigong are combined in continuous fluid sequences that are stationary.

Available live on Zoom

Tuesday 1:00 - 1:55 pm

Hatha Yoga: Mind-Body Wellness

Michael Droz

Each class will typically include centering, pranayama, warm ups, sun salutations, standing postures, balancing, backbends, forward bends, twists, gentle inversions and savasana. Modifications and options are offered to accommodate all levels.

​No yoga experience required.

Tuesday 7:30 - 8:25 pm

Kids Combo Dance

Trudy Sherman

This class is for dancers ages 4 to 10. The class consists of multiple elements that include barre work, lyrical dance, choreographed sequences, hip hop/jazz, and pom dance. The goal of this class is to establish confidence, learn basic dance vocabulary, strengthen feet and leg muscles, develop balance and body awareness, and learn foundational dance moves while having fun!

Friday 5:00 - 5:55 pm

Naam 5 Express Class

Patricia Anderson

This 6-part sequence for vitality, youth and beauty engages our brain and body in the most sophisticated way, achieving maximum results in minimum amounts of time.

Available live on Zoom

Thursday 11:30 - 12:25 am

SCIENCE: Learning by Doing

Trudy Sherman

In these weekly workshops, the science concept being explored is introduced and demonstrated by the instructor. Students then work in teams of 2 or 3 to explore the concept by following the 3-step Scientific Method of: Hypothesis, Test, Correct.

Tuesday 3:30 - 4:15 pm

STEP 1 Social Ballroom: Introductory

Trudy & Kevin Sherman

These are our “introductory” ballroom classes where timing and basic steps for 2 styles of dance are introduced. They are great for those just getting started in ballroom as well as those who have some ballroom background but would like to learn more about a style.

Tuesday 6:30 - 7:25 pm

STEP 2 Social Ballroom: Foundations

Trudy & Kevin Sherman

These are our “foundation” ballroom classes where timing and a variety of basic steps for a style are taught/reviewed. They are great for those just getting started in ballroom as well as those who have a ballroom background but would like a refresher.

Wednesday 7:15 - 8:10 pm

STEP 3 Social Ballroom: Workshop & Social

Trudy & Kevin Sherman

These are our monthly ballroom workshops and social. They are for those that have a mastery of the timing and basic steps for the style and are ready to learn a sequence of 8-10 steps to use out on the dance floor.

3rd Saturday 7:15 - 9:15 pm

T'ai Chi Swords

Darin Henry

T'ai chi practice with swords.

Monday 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm

T'ai Chi Yang Form

Darin Henry

Yang form T'ai chi practice.

Monday 6:00 - 6:55 pm

CONTACT

Phone: (480) 692-0332

Reservation by Text: (602) 345-0496

E-mail: info@kaleidoscope-dance.com

Address: 2848 S Carriage Lane, Mesa, AZ 85202

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