CLASSES

Dogtown Dance Theatre hosts a variety of dance classes throughout the week.* 

Classes at Dogtown are subject to availability. Class sizes vary. 

Class descriptions, cost and contact information are available below.

*Please Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times at Dogtown.

Check our INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK accounts for all closings and cancellations.

 

SUNDAY

11 AM

FREE COMMUNITY MODERN CLASS

COST: FREE

Modern dance technique class taught by RVA Dance Collective and rotating guest instructors. Open to dancers of all levels and ages. For more information visit www.rvadancecollective.com.

COMPANY: RVA Dance Collective

CONTACT: rvadancecollective@gmail.com

 
 

MONDAY

5 PM

6 PM

7 PM

7 PM

8 PM

8:30PM

6 PM

SPECIAL NEEDS HIP HOP 

COST:  FREE 
Our Special Needs Hip Hop class is a fun and supportive class designed to fit the needs of your child.  It will allow them to engage in follow along hip hop dance and creative movement in a safe
and loving environment.  Each student will have one on one instruction and will be
encouraged to express themselves through music and movement in a fun and creative
way.  No experience is required.  Recommended for ages 6-16.  Parents discretion on
age. Dress attire is tennis shoes and comfortable clothing.  A max of 10 dancers will be
accepted per class.  This is an open class. Drop ins are welcome. Consistent attendance is encouraged. Pre-registration required.

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com/

CONTEMPORARY 

COST: $15 per class | 10 classes $120 | 20 classes $200 | 40 classes $320 |

*eligible for All Access Pass | Recommended for ages 11+

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Come and learn a new piece of choreography each week while learning all the contemporary lingo and skills along the way. All levels welcome, however the class will be somewhat fast paced. No prior experience necessary.

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com/

STREET TAP 

COST: $15 per class | 10 classes $120 | 20 classes $200 | 40 classes $320 |

*eligible for All Access Pass

An hour of rhythmic focused tapping. Learn an exciting new piece of choreography each week plus tap lingo & skills. All levels welcome, but this class is somewhat fast paced. No experience necessary; just an open mind & love for making beats with your feet!

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

ADULT BEGINNER HIP-HOP 

COST: $15 per class | $22 drop in with a friend | $25 Family pass | 10 classes $120 | 20 classes $200 | 40 classes $320 | *eligible for All Access Pass | Ages 16+

Want to try master hip-hop classes, but think they're intense or intimidating? Afraid you'll feel awkward or be the only adult in a beginner class? Our Adult Beginner Hip-Hop class is high-quality, slow-paced & perfect for you! Learn how to dance or brush up on your skills before jumping into a master class!

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED MASTER HIP-HOP  

COST: $15 per class | 10 classes $120 | 20 classes $200 | 40 classes $320 |

*eligible for All Access Pass | Ages 11+

Fast-paced, challenging & fun; designed to give you as much information & choreography as you can obtain in a one-hour session. Come ready to work, be inspired & featured in our weekly YouTube videos! New choreography taught each class. You can be as committed as you want without falling behind. Levels vary; intensity does not!

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

HEELS CLASS 

COST: $15 per class | 10 classes $120 | 20 classes $200 | 40 classes $320 |

*eligible for All Access Pass

Dancers will learn the fundamentals of heels dancing as well as choreography. Heels will incorporate genres of pop, jazz, grooves and hip hop! This class can be done with or without heels and men and women are invited to take class! No experience necessary, however, students with ballet training will be better equipped.  Recommended for ages 16 and up.  

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

RUEDA DE CASINO DANCE 

COST: $5 per person | $7 per couple 

Rueda de casino is a Cuban style of salsa that blends social dance and folk dance. Join Janey Guillen in this open-level class that is good for experienced salsa dancers looking to try something different, or new dancers who want to get a feel for social dance. Rueda de casino is salsa danced in a circle, changing partners, which adds another dimension to “social dance”.

CONTACT:  Janey.guillen@gmail.com

 

TUESDAY

5 PM

5 PM

7 PM

7 PM

8 PM

6 PM

7 PM

8 PM

5 PM

BREAKDANCE I  (Ages 5-8) 

COST: 4 installments of $112 

Dancers will learn the fundamentals of breakdance and condition their bodies through skills and drills that will prepare them for breakdance tricks and routines. Technique classes are designed for students who want to learn the fundamentals of a certain style of dance. It focuses more on basic technique and skills, rather than choreography. These classes are a great foundation to have before venturing into master classes! Students should dress in comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Since this is an enrollment class, pre-registration and a commitment to the full season upfront are required.

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

BREAKDANCE II  (Ages 9-12) 

COST: 4 installments of $112 

Dancers will learn the fundamentals of breakdance and condition their bodies through skills and drills that will prepare them for breakdance tricks and routines.

Technique classes are designed for students who want to learn the fundamentals of a certain style of dance. It focuses more on basic technique and skills, rather than choreography. These classes are a great foundation to have before venturing into master classes!

 Since this is an enrollment class, pre-registration and a commitment to the full season upfront are required.

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

MOMMY AND ME 

COST: 4 installments of $112

This 45 minute class is for children ages 2 & 3. Child must be accompanied by a parent or relative 16 years of age or older. Class will consist of music and movement designed to introduce children to dance and large movement skills. Please wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing. Since this is an enrollment class, pre-registration and a commitment to the full season upfront are required.

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

CONTEMPORARY 

COST: $15 per class | 10 classes $120 | 20 classes $200 | 40 classes $320 |

*eligible for All Access Pass | Recommended for ages 11+

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Come and learn a new piece of choreography each week while learning all the contemporary lingo and skills along the way. All levels welcome, however the class will be somewhat fast paced. No prior experience necessary.

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com/

TEEN MASTER HIP-HOP (Ages 13-17)

COST:  $15 per class | 10 classes $120 | 20 classes $200 | 40 classes $320 | *eligible for All Access Pass

Experience the intensity and quality of our master classes in a setting designed just teens! Teen Master Hip Hop consists of a warm-up and new choreography each class. This is not a beginner class; however, beginners are always welcome! Classes are face-paced and teachers may coach students on certain hip hop fundamentals, but this is not a fundamentals class. Beginner dancers may want to consider hip hop technique as an additional class to better grasp the choreography taught in master classes.

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

CARDIO HIP HOP DANCE 

COST: $10 per class | $5 Seniors, Students, Military | 10 class pass $80 | 20 class pass $120 | 40 class pass $200 | *eligible for All Access Pass

Enjoy 60-minutes of non-stop, follow-along, sweat-drenched hip hop with Rave Williams, also know as Seven24Dance! This super fun, high energy class will have you dancing your butt off while melting those dreadful, unwanted calories away. Come get your daily dose of cardio, and actually have fun while doing it! All ages and skills are welcome.  Rave also does private lessons, parties and workshops. 

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance 

CONTACT: seven24dance@gmail.com

SALSA FUNDAMENTALS  1

COST: 4 week session | $45 | a new session begins 1st Tuesday of each month

New to salsa???!!!!  This class is designed to get you out on the dance floor!  Salsa Fundamentals 1 is a progressive four week series for beginners that teaches the basic timing of salsa On1, basic footwork and partner work, and proper lead and follow technique.  Students do not need a partner to sign up for this series as we rotate partners within the class. 

COMPANY: Salsa Connection Dance Company LLC

CONTACT:  salsacxdance@gmail.com              

https://www.facebook.com/pg/salsaconnectiondance/about/ 

BACHATA

COST: drop in class | $11 card | $10 cash

Bachata (all levels) is a popular dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. This class is open to all skill levels of dancers. The class structure will consist of footwork and partner work, incorporating different options of difficulty for all skill levels.  No partner is needed as we rotate partners during class.

COMPANY: Salsa Connection Dance Company LLC

CONTACT: salsacxdance@gmail.com 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/salsaconnectiondance/about/ 

FREESTYLE/BREAKDANCE SESSION 

COST: FREE

This FREE class of freestyle and breakdance is open to all ages and levels. Recommended ages 11 and up. It’s a space to practice your dance battling in a cypher circle.  Dancers should wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move around in and tennis shoes. 

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

 

WEDNESDAY

1 PM

7 PM

6 PM

6 PM

6 PM

7 PM

8 PM

8 PM

5 PM

5 PM

7 PM

BEMOVED WITH JULINDA 

COST: $7 per class  | $50 for ten classes | First class is FREE 

BeMoved (R) is a dance technique for all ability levels and is especially appropriate for dancers aged 45+, but there are no age limits. Get moving. Have fun. No judgement! Full-body workout and rotating genres, including Backup Singer Moves, Bollywood, Disco, Gospel Pop, Pump Up the 80s and more. Bring a friend or two or three. Come join the BeMoved community!!!!

COMPANY: BeMoved with Julinda Lewis

CONTACT: jdldances@yahoo.com or RVArt Review @ jdldancesrva.com

PRESCHOOL HIP-HOP (Ages 3-5)​ 

COST: 4 installments of $96

This 45 minute class introduces the basics of hip-hop dance with age appropriate music & moves, as well as exploring creative ways to move. It focuses on rhythm, coordination, fitness, & fun! A max of 12 students will be accepted. Enrollment classes are for kids aged 3-5

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

HIP-HOP TECHNIQUE I (Ages 5-8)

COST: 4 installments of $112 

Dancers will learn the fundamentals of hip hop, steps, and basic routines. *Pre-registration is required. Drop-ins are not permitted. Enrollment classes are for kids aged 5-8

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

HIP-HOP TECHNIQUE II (Ages 9-12) 

COST: 4 installments of $112 

Dancers will learn the fundamentals of hip hop, steps, and basic routines. *Pre-registration is required. Drop-ins are not permitted. Enrollment classes are for kids aged 9-12

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

SHiNE DANCE FITNESS

Cost: First class is FREE | $8 to drop in | Memberships available 

SHiNE dance fitness class is rooted in traditional dance such as JAZZ, HiP HOP, and BALLET.  We take those foundational moves and create dance routines that are easy enough for beginners yet challenging enough for the more seasoned dancer.  The simplicity of the routines allows you keep moving and do less thinking. And because we like to keep you moving, the average calories burned during a full class is around 800-1,000! Not bad for a workout that feels more like a dance party with your besties.

COMPANY:  SHiNE™

CONTACT:www.shinedancefitness-rva.com

HIP HOP YOGA 

COST: $10 per class | $5 Seniors, Students, Military | 10 class pass $80 | 20 class pass $120 | 40 class pass $200 | *eligible for All Access Pass
Not your average yoga class...hip hop yoga is set to funky beats and choreographed flows that will leave you feeling energized and grounded. Each one hour yoga class will incorporate breathwork, movement and postures that promote strength building, and a short round of meditation. Yoga has incredible benefits for dancers, including but not limited to increased flexibility, balance, body awareness, stress relief, and so much more.

Skill Level: All levels welcome. No yoga experience necessary!

Bring a yoga mat or beach towel!

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

ADULT BEGINNER HIP-HOP (Ages 16+) 

COST: $15 per class | $22 drop in with a friend | $25 Family pass | 10 classes $120 | 20 classes $200 | 40 classes $320 | *eligible for All Access Pass

Have you been wanting to try our master hip hop classes, but they seem somewhat intense and intimidating? Are you afraid you will feel awkward as an adult in a beginner class? Adult Beginner Hip Hop offers a high-quality, slower-paced class just for you! Learn how to dance, or just brush up on your skills before jumping into a master class!

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

STREET JAZZ 

COST: $15 per class | $22 drop in with a friend | $25 Family pass | 10 classes $120 | 20 classes $200 | 40 classes $320 | *eligible for All Access Pass
Intermediate level street jazz class for ages 11 and up. New choreography taught weekly. Please wear tennis shoes or jazz shoes.

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

STUDIO4 COMPANY HIP HOP CLASS

COST: $7

Studio4's company class is now open to the public! Come out on Wednesdays to take a low-cost, but awesome hip-hop class!

COMPANY: Studio4

CONTACT: studio4danceco@gmail.com

DANCE WEDNESDAYS WITH WAN  (Starting weekly September 11th)

COST: FREE (Donations accepted)

This class is drop-in style with no pre-registration required. It's Open Level suitable for dancers of all skill level from Beginners to Advanced. This class takes a creative approach to classic jazz techniques with influences of modern, hip hop, house, funk, waacking and other styles of dance. Taught by LaWanda S. Raines.  She is an independent artist also a RVA Dance Collective Company member and Manages Dogtown Dance Theatre programs. LaWanda is also part of the Adjunct Dance Faculty @VSU

COMPANY: RVA Dance Collective

CONTACT: lsrraines@gmail.com

HEELS CLASS 
DROP IN STUDENTS AND CLASS PASSES WELCOME

Dancers will learn the fundamentals of heels dancing as well as choreography. Heels will incorporate genres of pop, jazz, grooves and hip hop! This class can be done with or without heels and men and women are invited to take class! No experience necessary, however, students with ballet training will be better equipped.  Recommended for ages 16 and up.  

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

 

THURSDAY

8 PM

6 PM

7 PM

5 PM

6 PM

7 PM

7 PM

YOUTH BEGINNER HIP-HOP (16 and under) 

COST: $15 per class | $22 drop in with a friend | $25 Family pass | 10 classes $120 | 20 classes $200 | 40 classes $320 | *eligible for All Access Pass
Have you been wanting to try our master hip hop classes, but they seem somewhat intense and intimidating? Our Youth Beginner Hip Hop class offers a high-quality, slower-paced class just for you! Learn how to dance with beginner choreography, or just brush up on your skills before jumping into a master class!

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

GOSPEL HIP HOP

COST:  FREE

Come experience the same level of our master hip hop classes to Christian rap/hip hop. This is a FREE class. Sign up is required to reserve a spot.

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

STEP 

COST: $15 per class | $22 drop in with a friend | $25 Family pass | 10 classes $120 | 20 classes $200 | 40 classes $320 | *eligible for All Access Pass | (All ages 11+)

Ever been to a step show and felt that surge of energy and wanted to learn?! Well this is for you. Step is keeping a beat with a combination of stomping and clapping most popularly seen at NPHC step shows.

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED MASTER HIP HOP 

COST: $15 per class | $22 drop in with a friend | $25 Family pass | 10 classes $120 | 20 classes $200 | 40 classes $320 | *eligible for All Access Pass |

This is a top-notch hip hop class for all skill levels, ages 11 to adult. Classes are fast-paced, challenging, and fun! It’s less of a technical class where foundations are laid, but with the same personal instruction. Master classes are designed to give you as much information and choreography out of an expert as you can obtain in one one-hour session.

Come ready to work, be inspired, and featured in our weekly YouTube videos. With new choreography taught at each class, you can be as committed as you want to be without falling behind. Levels vary, intensity does not!

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance

CONTACT: https://richmondurbandance.com

CARDIO HIP HOP DANCE 

COST: $10 per class | $5 Seniors, Students, Military | 10 class pass $80 | 20 class pass $120 | 40 class pass $200 | *eligible for All Access Pass

Enjoy 60-minutes of non-stop, follow-along, sweat-drenched hip hop with Rave Williams, also know as Seven24Dance! This super fun, high energy class will have you dancing your butt off while melting those dreadful, unwanted calories away. Come get your daily dose of cardio, and actually have fun while doing it! All ages and skills are welcome.  Rave also does private lessons, parties and workshops. 

COMPANY: Richmond Urban Dance 

CONTACT: seven24dance@gmail.com

SALSA FUNDAMENTALS 2

COST: drop in class | $11 card |$10 cash

Advanced beginner level footwork and partner work combinations designed to create fluidity in movement.  Knowledge of Salsa Fundamentals 1 is highly encouraged as the technique and concepts of movement taught in this class are better grasped with some experience and the material taught in Salsa Fundamentals 1 will not be broken down.  No partner is necessary as we rotate partners within the class. 

COMPANY: Salsa Connection Dance Company LLC

CONTACT: salsacxdance@gmail.com or       https://www.facebook.com/pg/salsaconnectiondance/about/ 

SALSA FUNDAMENTALS 3 

COST: drop in class  | $11 card | $10 cash

Intermediate level footwork and partner work combinations with complex structure and variations that allow for more options when dancing. The use of terminology and technique is heavy in this class and knowledge of Salsa Fundamentals 1 and Salsa Fundamentals 2 is strongly encouraged. No partner is necessary as we rotate partners within the class. 

COMPANY: Salsa Connection Dance Company LLC

CONTACT: salsacxdance@gmail.com or                         https://www.facebook.com/pg/salsaconnectiondance/about/ 

 

FRIDAY

NO CLASSES SCHEDULED

NO CLASSES SCHEDULED

 

SATURDAY

9 AM

   10 AM

  11 AM

5 PM

CLAVES UNIDOS FREE COMMUNITY CLASS

COST: FREE

African roots community dance class fusing Caribbean and African rhythms.

COMPANY: CLAVES UNIDOS

CONTACT: dance@clavesunidos.com

SHiNE DANCE FITNESS

Cost: First class is FREE | $8 to drop in | Memberships available 

SHiNE dance fitness class rooted in traditional dance such as JAZZ, HiP HOP, and BALLET.  We take those foundational moves and create dance routines that are easy enough for beginners yet challenging enough for the more seasoned dancer.  The simplicity of the routines allows you keep moving and do less thinking. And because we like to keep you moving, the average calories burned during a full class is around 800-1,000! Not bad for a workout that feels more like a dance party with your besties.

COMPANY:  SHiNE™

CONTACT:www.shinedancefitness-rva.com

BALLET BASICS

COST: $5-10 donation requested

If you've been curious about ballet or looking for a chance to reawaken your ballet skills, join us for this community-based, open-level ballet experience! Drop ins encouraged!

COMPANY: CLAVES UNIDOS

CONTACT: dance@clavesunidos.com

MONTE HOUSE AND CAPOEIRA DANCE

COST: $5 donation requested

This open level class is a blend of traditional Capoeira N’gola and Cultural Urban House Style Dancing. You will learn how to build improvisational skills in prompt to music, acrobatics, and flexibility with the tenacity for endurance of a high energy cardio workout with rhythm. Capoeira is a style of Brazilian martial arts that is viewed sometimes as a dance form with very little martial arts in it and in reality it’s quite the opposite.  We will examine kicking and knocking which is the Americans form of the movement in comparison. Then we will combine the two forms Capoeira and House into movement philosophies and ideas of each rhythm.

COMPANY: CLAVES UNIDOS

CONTACT: aledumare@gmail.com

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