Avant-Groove 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
When: Wednesdays, Nov. 29 - Dec. 20, 2017 & Jan 3 - June 27, 2018 @ 12:05 - 12:55 pm
Where: FlyLoft, Studio 3 (117 N. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74103)
Cost: $12/class 

Beginning Modern Technique Beginning Modern Technique is for anyone who wants formal dance training in a fun, supportive environment. Come to dance for the first time or get reconnected with the basics! All are welcome. We will pull from various techniques to bring students a rich classroom experience, working to build an understanding of the concepts that drive each movement. Each week we will focus on one of the fundamental principles of modern dance: contraction/release, breath, opposition, alignment, shift of weight. Class starts with traditional floorwork, progresses into standing work, then moves to travelling phrases across the floor, and culminates in a phrase that explores a full range of dynamic possibilities. Exercises are designed to improve strength, flexibility, balance, and musicality. The skills students develop in modern dance can easily carry over to work in other disciplines. 
Who: newcomers to Modern Techniques
Bring: movement clothes, layers, cotton socks
When: Sundays January 7 - June 24, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: FlyLoft, Studio 3 (117 N. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74103)
Cost: $18.75/class

Intermediate Modern Technique 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: Dancers with Modern technique training
Bring: movement clothes, layers, cotton socks.
When: Sundays, Jan 7 - June 24, 2018 @ 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Where: FlyLoft, Studio 3 (117 N. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74103)
Cost: $18.75/class

Advanced Modern MIX 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: Dancers with Advanced level Modern technique
Bring: Comfortable dance clothes, layers, cotton socks.
When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: FlyLoft, studio 3  (117 N. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74103)
Cost: Donations

Monthly Contact Improv with Instruction :: 3rd 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
When: 3rd Fridays of each month through June, 2018 @ 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Where: FlyLoft, Studio 3 (117 N. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74103)
Cost: $18.75/class

Monthly CI Jams :: 4th Wedsnedays
These monthly sessions provide a place to continue your Contact Improv (CI) Practice. If you are relatively new to CI, please attend the class on the 3rd Fridays of each month, where you'll get instruction in CI fundamentals. 
Who: movers who have attended Contact Improv with Instruction
Bring: movement clothes, layers, cotton socks, AND dance knee pads
When: 4th Wednesdays, Jan 3 - May 16, 2018 @ 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: FlyLoft, studio 3(117 N. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74103)
Cost: Donations