Avant-Groove :: Wednesdays
Fifty minutes of fun, freedom, and flow. A modern dance inspired exercise class. 
Like Zumba, in that it's accessible to most, but we'll take elements from modern dance understanding such as movement qualities and somatic experience. 
Who: ALL levels
Bring: movement clothes, layers, cotton socks
Dates: Wednesdays, Oct 3 - Dec. 19, 2018
Time: 12:05 - 12:55 pm
Where: FlyLoft, Studio 3 (117 N. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74103)
Cost: $12/class drop-in, or visit the store page for advanced purchase discounts.

Modern Flow :: Sundays
Class mixes yoga with a variety of Modern Dance principles (contraction/release, breath, opposition, alignment, shift of weight) and offers a supportive and fun environment for adult movers to explore a wider range of movement potential. Exercises are designed to improve strength, flexibility, balance, and musicality. The skills students develop in Modern Flow can easily carry over to work in other disciplines. 
Who: newcomers to Modern Dance
Bring: movement clothes, layers, cotton socks
Dates: Oct. 7 - Dec. 16, 2018 on the first 3 Sundays of each month
Time: 12:45-1:45 pm
Where: FlyLoft, Studio 3 (117 N. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74103)
Cost: $17/class, or visit the store page for advanced purchase discounts.

Modern Technique :: Sundays
Class will begin with floor work from yoga, pilates, safety release technique and improvisation to build warmth, increase agility and strength and help us arrive more fully present in our bodies. We will introduce ourselves with an interactive warm-up activity in order to build a sense of trust and honor the communal nature of our experience together. Center work will focus on technique drawn from Ari’s training in Limon, Safety Release, and Graham. Improvisational tasks will explore the interplay of imagination and embodiment as we play with dynamic possibilities. Class culture will be friendly, uplifting and non-judgmental as we steer clear of the binary of right/wrong and direct our attention instead to cause and effect, the action and the result of our choices.
Who: Movers with Modern Dance experience
Bring: movement clothes, layers, cotton socks.
Dates: Oct. 7 - Dec. 16, 2018 on the first 3 Sundays of each month
Time: 1:50-3:10 pm
Where: FlyLoft, Studio 3 (117 N. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74103)
Cost: $17/class, or visit the store page for advanced purchase discounts.

Advanced Modern MIX :: Wednesdays
Class draws from release technique, classical modern dance, improvisation, and various somatic practices. We combine technique, interior awareness, and specific movement qualities in floor work and standing phrases and focus on uniting technical skill with the internal attitudes and motivations that make movement come alive.
Who: Intermediate & Advanced level dancers
Bring: Comfortable dance clothes, layers, cotton socks.
Dates: Wednesdays, (except Holidays - Oct. 31, Nov 22, and Dec 26, 2018)
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: FlyLoft, studio 3  (117 N. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74103)
Cost: Donations

Monthly Contact Improv with Instruction :: Fridays
Contact improv is about choices, listening, sharing and generosity. It is a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and most quintessentially - following a shared point of contact. The form was founded in 1972 by Steve Paxton. Integrating his background as a modern dancer and his studies in the martial art form Aikido, Steve developed Contact Improv through explorations with his students and colleagues at the time. It is an intuitive practice that develops community awareness and allows participants to push against their own limitations without words or promises, judgment or competition.

Ari Christopher will teach CI fundamentals -- falling, rolling, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, how to make ourselves light when being lifted, centering and breathing techniques, and responsiveness to our partners and surroundings -- for the first 60 minutes and facilitate a jam period of approximately 45 minutes. Ari has practiced CI over 160 hours of classes, jams and intensives at EarthDance, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival and Pilobolus.
Who: all movers
Bring: movement clothes, layers, cotton socks, AND dance knee pads
Dates: October 26, 2018 & the 2nd Fridays of each month November 2018 - May 2019 (Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 1, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12, May 10)
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Where: FlyLoft, Studio 3 (117 N. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74103)
Cost: $20/class drop-in, or visit the store page for advanced purchase discounts.