City Arts is proud to host classes in a variety of performing arts. Many combine cultural heritage with physical activity. To become a Teacher-in-Residence for one of these classes or to learn more about the program, call City Arts at 336-373-2547 or use the contact us link below.
One weekend per month, September-May
This is a three-year certification program in the Alexander Technique offered through Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies. Trainees meet one weekend per month in Greensboro and attend other workshops and classes throughout the country. Pre-requisite: 20 hours of Alexander Technique study and an interview with Robin Gilmore. For more information, please visit this website.
Instructor - Robin Gilmore, Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies
African Dance Technique
Tuesdays: 7:30-9 pm
Have an awesome time learning West African dance technique to live drumming. All levels welcome. You can start at any time. "If you can walk, you can dance!" - African Proverb
Instructor - Dandara Boyd
$10 per class or $60 for an eight-week session
Contact Improv Jams
Contact Improvisation (CI) is a dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through movement improvisation.
Instructors - Christine and Todd Fisher
Continued Training for Professionals/Contemporary Dance Technique
Wednesdays: 9:30-11 am
Continued Training for Professionals (CTP) is an advanced level modern/contemporary class for dancers in or beyond college with intermediate to advanced level dance skills. For more information call 336-681-4444 or visit the Dance Education by Design website.
Instructor - Christine Kiernan Fisher
$10 per class or $80 for 10 classes
Greensboro Kendo Club
Sundays: 1-3:30 pm
Kendo, the Japanese "way of the sword," is the modern descendant of samurai swordsmanship. Using protective gear and non-lethal equipment, students engage in ritualized combat developed to enhance the body and spirit. Emphasis in on correct posture, technique, and attitude. Non-profit classes are taught by certified members of the Charlotte Kendo Club. Kendo is not self-defense.
Instructor: Glenn Weyler, 3-Dan
Cost: $40 monthly
Tuesdays: 4-6:30 pm - Advanced Classes, 6:30-7:30 pm - Adult Class
Wednesdays: 4-4:45 pm - Beginner Class, 4:45-5:45 pm - Advanced Beginner class, 5:45-6:30 pm - Team Class, 6:30-7:30 pm - Novice/ Prizewinner Class, 7:45-9:00 pm - Championship Class
In these traditional Irish step dance classes, students will have the opportunity to perform, compete, make new friends, and have fun while being provided with the finest instruction of Irish dance. Our mission is to help you find the Irish dancer in you. For more information, visit this website or e-mail us.
Instructors - Colleen Flanigan King and Aine Walsh Kelley, Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dance
$50 per month for beginner classes
The Joy of Kemetic Yoga
Saturdays: 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Come experience the ancient Egyptian origin of yoga. Learn postures, movements and the science of breath from ancient hieroglyphs. This class is for all ages.
Instructor - JoyMaat AusarAmen
Tuesdays and Fridays: 9-10 am
Classes are ongoing. Drop-in and join anytime! Nia is a free flowing fitness class that combines the energies of dance, martial arts, and healing arts. Using grounded steps and stances and uplifting music, the class delivers cardio benefits and balanced bodywork that is fun, creative and energizing. Nia is appropriate for a wide range of ages, personalities, and fitness levels.
Instructor - Cynthia Wolfe
First class is free. New - $10 drop in price now in effect, five classes for $40 or 13 classes for $80
Fridays: 6:30-9:30 pm
Always felt as if you having two left feet? Not anymore! Come and learn some salsa moves. It's not just a dance, it's a great way to socialize, make new friends, do something together with your significant other or meet someone who might become one. So come and dance with us! A partner is not required. No tennis shoes, shoes with rubber soles or flip-flops allowed. New sessions start the first Monday of each month.
$8-$12 per class depending on class level
Scottish Highland Dance
Thursdays: 7:30-8:30 pm
Do you like Scotland or dancing or exercise and can hop on one foot? Scottish Highland Dancing is the individual dance of Scotland – no partner needed. Learn the Highland Fling, Sword Dance, Scottish Lilt, Reels, Hornpipe, Jig and others for your pleasure or competition.
$10 per week; $8 per week for others in same family
Mondays: 10-11:30 am and 7-8:30 pm
Thursdays: 10-11:30 am
Relax your body, calm your mind, and let your natural love for life overflow! In our ongoing classes, you will learn and practice the beautiful and gentle Chinese art of Tai Chi. Join our certified instructors to improve your balance and posture, relieve stress, and see your overall level of energy increase. For more information visit the website.
Instructors - Sam Higgs, Peter Sangimino, Golden Flower Tai Chi Association
Suggested donation of $12 per class
Fridays: 8-9 pm
This sexy and romantic dance, is one of the most popular Latin dances in the world. Bachata originated in the Dominican Republic and quickly became very popular in Europe, North America and Australia. Partners hold each other close and sway to the music. Come join us and learn some sexy moves, listen to a few Bachata songs, and dance the night away. No experience needed and a partner is not required. For more information, call 336-339-9715.
$10 per class
Yoga with Nancy
Mondays: 11 am-12:30 pm
Wednesdays: 9:30-11 am
Thursdays: 6-7:30 pm
Fridays: 9:30-11 am
Saturdays: 9-10:30 am
The classes are primarily Astanga yoga except for Wednesday mornings, which are yoga flow classes. Beginners are welcome to all classes. Yoga 3 and Astanga yoga are offered on Monday and Friday mornings and Thursday evening. Yoga 2 or yoga flow is offered on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Instructor - Nancy Thornton
$10 per class or eight classes for $60
For more information about any of these classes, call City Arts at 336-373-2974.