Adult & Teen Classes

A series of weekly evening classes for adults and teens, ranging from beginners to intermediate experience levels in dance, movement, and drag performance, taught by esteemed BAX faculty and Guest Artists. Flexible registration is available by week or for the full 9-10 week series and offered on accessible, select-selected, tuition tiers.

An adult dance class meets in BAX's theater to express themselves through movement.

Winter 2022 Adult & Teen Classes

Tiered Pricing Rates & Details

Full Series (10 Weeks)

Tier One (Full Price) $250
Tier Two (25% Subsidy $200
Tier Three (50% Subsidy) $150

Drop In (Single Class)

Tier One (Full Price) $25
Tier Two (25% Subsidy) $20
Tier Three (50% Subsidy) $15

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations more than 2 weeks in advance of the class will be accepted and refunds/credits can be issued. 

Cancellations with less than 3 days notice may not be eligible for refunds.

Questions? Email info@bax.org

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DRAG PERFORMANCE

with Kelindah Schuster

AKA Theydy Bedbug

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HIP HOP & CONTEMPORARY

with SKYE MONTANTE

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Drag Performance: Between & Beyond Gender (Virtual)

With Kelindah Schuster AKA Theydy Bedbug

Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00pm, on Zoom; Register for full term
Ages 18+
January 11th to February 15, 2022   
6 Sessions
  

This class focuses on developing drag characters that expand what it means to be a drag queen, king, thing, in between or beyond what we’ve seen. Through group games, writing prompts and discussion, solo and collaborative movement exercises, we give ourselves permission to express the full range of who we are and can be while releasing narratives about how we “should” move, express, or dress based on gender norms we’ve inherited. We experiment with the tools of pantomime, clowning, lip sync, caricature, structured improv and intuitive movement to build towards in-process drag performance acts. While this class is focused primarily on performance skills, we touch upon what goes into making a drag act including: makeup, costumes, creating a musical track, movement choreography and technical production choices. This class centers queer and gender nonconforming wisdom, and all genders and sexualities are welcome. 

This cycle does not culminate in a formal performance but will build toward informal community shares among class members.

 

Hip Hop (In Person)

@BAX with Skye Montante

Wednesdays from 7:15-8:45pm, @ BAX; Weekly drop in registration
Ages 16+
January 12th to February 23rd
7 Sessions

This fun, high-energy, class will focus on strength and confidence building skills as we get in touch with our bodies. By working on new choreography weekly and strengthening improvisational skills with choice making, we will develop our personal styles!

Contemporary (In Person)

@ BAX with Skye Montante

Thursdays from 7:15-8:45 PM; Weekly drop in registration
Ages 16+
January 13th to February 24th
7 Sessions

This class will combine technical elements, improvisation and choreography in order to help students express themselves through movement. Pulling from components of Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Hip Hop styles to create a fusion class that will push dancers to move in new exciting ways. Come explore elements from floor work to musicality to help you become a well rounded and versatile dancer!

All in person BAX classes, programs, and events will follow up-to-date City and CDC covid-safety recommendations, including in accordance with “Key to NYC Pass” BAX will require vaccinations from all BAX staff and all visitors who are 12yrs or older.. Click here to read BAX’s complete covid-safety guidelines.