Adult Dancers and parents with mature teens…this one’s for you!

We hope you are having a great start to the school year or you’re still enjoying that last bit of summer fun!

This Blog Post is to let you know the classes we have available for adult and older teen students at present. We are trying to encourage the growth of our program at this age level as there are few places in Indianapolis where you can ‘drop in’. I believe these classes are going to work out considering you(Adult dancers) and/or your(Parents with teens) dancers are currently doing so much outside of the dance studio! I have spoken with so many about what classes you can take to grow or how a teen can become a Phoenix Rising Youth Company Team member or how a pre-professional can become a part of Phoenix Rising Dance Company, but at this age, we know that their are one million and one things we’d all love to do!!

We can offer you a way for you to do these things and dance!! Dance can aid in creating healthy and whole human beings, and although we do offer competitive and recreational dance here at Phoenix Rising, our mission is to build confidence and character through an authentic dance education and to allow the spark from creativity to ignite the flame of artistry. That is the heart of Phoenix Rising Dance Studios!

I have attached a video so that you can see a sampling of the level of our evening classes offer you or your dancer! This is an intermediate to advanced dance, and was just learned in one half hour period. This class, taught by yours truly, 😉 starts off with a rigorous warm up focused on strengthening and lengthening and concludes with a dance combination focused on movement quality, musicality and dynamics.

Monday Advanced Jazz 7:15-8:30pm

Tuesday Intermediate Jazz 7:15-8:30pm

Wednesday Adv. Ballet 7:00-8:30pm (for those who have had 4-5yrs of ballet training)

Wednesday Beginning Ballet 7:00-8:30pm (for those with who have had little to no ballet training)

Thursday Adv. Contemporary 7:15-8:30pm

Thursday Beginning Hip Hop 7:00-8:30pm

Friday Int./Adv. Hip Hop 6:30-8:30pm 

I am constantly trying to find the best way to help our dancers of all ages grow, but also allow you, the dancer, be in a place where you feel empowered, included, and encouraged to push beyond any limiting beliefs. We hope that you’ll come out and enjoy what we have to offer our adult and pre-professional dancers!!

“You begin to fly when you let go of self-limiting beliefs and allow your mind and aspirations to rise to greater heights.” ―Brian Tracy

Artistic Director Justin David Sears-Watson

9 Replies to “Adult Dancers and parents with mature teens…this one’s for you!”

  1. The tribute to Nina Simone was special. The dance movements were fluid, free and poignant when needed. It captured so many great songs by Nina. The quotes selected we’re moving. There were more diversity if dancers than I’ve ever seen in Indy; it was welcoming and inclusive. The imagery in the background was well thought out, brave and moving! This piece took heart and gusto! I was elated and moved to attend. I am looking forward to much more groundbreaking art.

    I’ve seen art on stage in many places in the US and across the world: Chicago; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Atlanta, GA; New York;; Washington, D.C.; San Diego, CA,; Venice, Italy; Paris, France; Nice, France, etc.. Comparatively speaking, your dance company is doing something special. I am a 45 year old professional black woman. I finally felt represented.

    Justin — way to use your voice, platform and reflect the times!

  2. My daughter and I are interested to join hip hop beginning. She is 14 years old and I am her mom. I am trying to get her busy and to keep her mind busy.. We want to enroll asap. Thank you!


  3. Connecting with audience members makes the dancer not only vulnerable but supports their rise to a new performance level that is sure to captivate. The requirement of dual enrollment is for both skill level and the dancers safety. Contemporary Dance levels 3-5 Contemporary dance is a genre of dance performance that has grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world.

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