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Classes at InnerRhythms

All classes, at all levels, offer a warm, welcoming, environment designed to foster confidence and self-esteem. We encourage all of our students, of any age, to explore and grow in the performance art that brings them joy and passion.

Exceptional Faculty

We are honored and grateful to have our exceptional and highly qualified Faculty members. Our Instructors have traveled the globe dancing and had the privilege of training at some of the world’s best institutions. Our Staff are more than Performing Artists, they are Mentors who are deeply driven to inspire each of our students to achieve greatness and follow their dreams.

Class Descriptions

BALLET

Intro To Ballet (ages 6-9)
Intro to Ballet focuses on teaching the foundation of ballet including center floor exercises with emphasis on language, technique, grace, and coordination.

Kayla Durham
Monday 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Beginning Ballet (ages 9-12)
Ballet Technique introduces students to the ballet barre and center floor exercises with emphasis on language, technique, grace, and coordination. Ballet is the backbone of many other types of dance and is recommended if taking jazz, modern, or contemporary.

Leigh Collins
Wednesday 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM

Intermediate Ballet (ages 11 and up)
Ballet Technique continues work with students on the ballet barre and center floor exercises with emphasis on language, technique, grace, and coordination.

Leigh Collins
Wednesday 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Advanced Ballet (ages 14-18)
For advanced dancers with a strong Ballet background. This is a fast paced class with a full barre and center. Focus on musicality, artistry, expression and technique. It’s a big city class in Truckee.

Jennifer Couch
Monday 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM

Leigh Collins
Friday 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

CONTEMPORARY

Beginning Contemporary (ages 7-10)
This dance discipline combines technique and style from many dance genres in an attempt to explore the natural energy and emotions of your body through the music.

Kayla Durham
Monday 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM

Advanced Contemporary (ages 14-18)
This dance discipline combines technique and style from many dance genres in an attempt to explore the natural energy and emotions of your body through the music.

Sheri Woodsgreen
Wednesday 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Leigh Collins
Friday 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM

HIP HOP

Beginning Hip Hop (ages 5-10)
Learn the fundamentals of the hip hop movement, culture, and style! There is a large history that gives these movements depth and value. We aim to teach you the moves and where they come from, and have fun doing it!

Kayla Dunham
Tuesday 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Advanced Hip Hop (ages 14-18)
Continue learning the fundamentals of the hip hop movement, culture, and style! There is a large history that gives these movements depth and value. We aim to teach you the moves and where they come from, and have fun doing it! This class will introduce students to many of these styles while focusing on technique, style, and musicality.

Eric Ventura
Friday 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM

Intermediate Hip Hop (ages 11-15)
Continue learning the fundamentals of the hip hop movement, culture, and style! There is a large history that gives these movements depth and value. We aim to teach you the moves and where they come from, and have fun doing it! This class will introduce students to many of these styles while focusing on technique, style, and musicality.

Eric Ventura
Friday 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM

Adult Hip Hop/U-Jam

Combining the energy and grittiness of urban dance with fitness, U-Jam is a cardio dance experience that feels more like a 90’s House Party than a workout.

U-Jam brings funky, adrenaline-based beats from around the world with easy-to-follow choreography, so everyone, everywhere can get their Jam on. No matter your background – even if you’ve never danced before – all are welcome to Jam with us! Our classes are diverse and inclusive and designed for all ages and fitness levels.

Eric Ventura
Friday 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

SOMETHING NEW!

Music Video Dance – Rhythm Productions (ages 13-18)
This class focuses on professional jazz technique which offers the foundation to perform challenging dance routines that will be edited, produced, and featured on the InnerRhythms YouTube channel and TikTok. The performances will be recorded “on location” and “in studio” every six to eight weeks. Select performances will be performed “on stage” at InnerRhythms Showcases. 

Sheri Woodsgreen
Thursday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

JAZZ

Beginning Jazz (ages 7-13)

Kayla Dunham
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

TAP

Tap Classes begin Tuesday, September 20

Beginning Tap (ages 7-14)
Tap dancing will help dancers improve their coordination, balance, musicality, and is great exercise. This traditional dance form will teach students to move their feet to the beat!

Jennie Pitts Knipe
Tuesday 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Adult Tap
Tap dancing will help dancers improve their coordination, balance, musicality, and is great exercise. This traditional dance form will teach students to move their feet to the beat!

Jennie Pitts Knipe
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

MINIS PROGRAM

Our MiniRhythms program (for children ages 3-6) was designed with a child’s physical, emotional, and cognitive development in mind. Each class will include several types of dance including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap. A time for some fun games also included in this class.

Minis (ages 3 – 4)
Kayla Durham
Monday 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Minis (ages 3 – 4)
Lily Fay
Wednesday 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Minis (ages 5-6)
Lily Fay
Thursday 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

ADULT CLASSES

Adult Funk 2 Fosse
All levels welcome – some dance experience is beneficial. Enjoy an hour of fun and fitness, learning all types of dance styles from Fosse to Funk. The class is based on professional jazz technique which offers the foundation to perform dance routines featuring Broadway, Latin, Funk, Lyrical, and many more.

Sheri Woodsgreen
Wednesday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Adult Intermediate Ballet
For adult dancers with Ballet experience (even if it has been a while). Full barre and center in a supportive, energetic, fun environment with other other adults. No dress code required.

Jennifer Couch
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Adult Tap
Tap dancing will help dancers improve their coordination, balance, musicality, and is great exercise. This traditional dance form will teach students to move their feet to the beat!

Jennie Pitts Knipe
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Adult Couples
Enjoy an hour of fun focusing on the basics of partnering and good technique. You will learn an entire routine every six weeks featuring one style of dance. Over the course of the six-week sessions we will explore Latin, Swing, Country, and other classic and current dance styles.

Sheri Woodsgreen
Thursday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM