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Adult Beginner Dance

Why should dance class just be for the kids?  Taught by April, this class is for anyone and everyone who wants to come dance in a supportive environment and get some great exercise!  Class will start with a simple ballet barre and end up wherever the class wants to go - more ballet or maybe something more high-energy like jazz or basic hip hop...come express yourself!   

Mondays, 10:45

United Palace, 4140 Broadway, 2nd Floor Annex

Pay-What-You-Can, no pre-registration necessary

Need Childcare?  Email

Open Level Class for Dancers

Tired of traveling downtown and paying too much for open-class?

Dancers live uptown. We should dance there too.


Hosted by Dance Project Washington Heights, Uptown Moves is a curated series of professional classes offering training and facilitating the exchange of creative movement dialogue between dancers in Northern Manhattan. Classes will be taught by New York City dancers at the top of their field in the newly renovated studios at the United Palace Theater on 175th and Broadway.


Pay-what-you-can! Let's move together!

Need childcare?  Email

Tuesdays, beginning October 17th

Theater Jazz with Ann Cooley



Thursdays, beginning October 19th


Ballet, contemporary and modern techniques taught by Zest Collective and members of 7THPOS Collective: 


Are you a dancer living in Northern Manhattan? We’d like to hear from you. Please send us feedback about what you'd like to see and how best to serve and connect the uptown dance community. For more information email

This week....Cecily Campbell


Next Week....Belinda McGuire


Past Instructors

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Cecily Campbell is from Santa Fe, New Mexico and came to New York to attend New York University Tisch School of the Arts, where she attained a BFA in Dance in 2006. She has continued to base her life and work in New York, first as a company member with Shen Wei Dance Arts from 2007 to 2013 and currently as a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, which she joined in 2013.


Belinda teaches a Limón-based technique class, aiming to break down our own preconceptions of physical limitations and to encourage the discovery of our potential breadth and power of expression.  In a search to satisfy an adventurous spirit through movement, we will broaden our perception of range and appreciate the depth and versatility that such newfound tools can bring.  We allow the goal of sensitization to illuminate “dark” or “blind” spots of our physicality, inciting different or new enthusiasm to move, leading to a more full-bodied power and coordination. The class takes over the full space of the room, occupying the center or traveling across.  Development of material is designed so that our bodies are ready to take on new challenges as they come.

BELINDA MCGUIRE, graduated from The Juilliard School (BFA 2006) and danced with the Limón Dance Company, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Gallim Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers and The Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. Through Belinda McGuire Dance Projects, she performs primarily solo work, choreographs and engages in collaboration and production. McGuire has taken part in choreographic residencies at Springboard Danse Montréal, Centre de Création O Vertigo, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Éspace Marie Chouinard, ICKamsterdam, and The Yard. As a producer, Belinda launched one-woman shows “The Desert Island Project” (2008), “The Heist Project” (2011), and “Waltz Slaughterhouse Requiem” (2017), garnering a nomination for the 2013 Dora Award for Outstanding Performance. Through these solo endeavors, she has commissioned new work from Kate Alton, Andrea Miller, Sylvain Émard, Sharon B. Moore, Idan Sharabi, Zoe Scofield and has collaborated with Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. Belinda teaches and choreographs as a guest artist for The Limón Institute, New York University/Tisch and The Juilliard School, the New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble, for CCDT (Toronto), École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal, New Dialect (Nashville) and for various other schools and universities across North and Central America.


Kelly Garone is a New York City based performing artist.  Her process is informed by a deep respect for the massive brilliance of the body-mind.  She is committed to living in a world where every woman knows intimately, in the words of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, "what we have been taught to ignore, the power of a woman's body when it is animated from the inside."  She is a certified Qoya teacher and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, where she studied the intersections of race, class, and gender.  She was most recently seen in the roles of Alice and the White Queen in Third Rail Projects' Bessie-Award winning, New York Times Critics' Pick immersive theater show Then She Fell.  She is currently studying to be a teacher of the Alexander Technique.  

Laura Careless is a performing artist specializing in storytelling through movement. After graduating from Juilliard she became a founding member and Principal Performer of Company XIV, a NY-based, Drama Desk-nominated dance theater company. Her solo works, dedicated to telling the stories we wish we had heard as children (but didn't), tour nomadically to rural and atmospheric venues from a fishing village in Alaska to a rooftop in Capri. As a teacher, she is dedicated to reconnecting people from all movement backgrounds with their physical instincts. Body Story, her series of movement meditations for people of all ages and abilities, is available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, conductor Ryan McAdams, and Sophie the cat.

Find out more at Facebook: Laura Careless Dance Instagram: Alchemy.For.Nomads


Marielis Garcia is NYC born and raised professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. The goal of her dance class is to prepare the mind and body of the dancer for a wide range of movement possibilities: forms, qualities and dynamics. Encouraging students to use a mindful approach toward enhancing their self awareness, we will build specificity of impulses and acuity of dynamic power. There is an emphasis in breath, body alignment and mental focus. How does movement integrate physical mastery, somatic awareness, conceptual understanding, emotional investment and musicality?



Troy Ogilvie has danced for and collaborated with choreographers - Andrea Miller, Sidra Bell, Zoe Scofield, Gabriel Forestieri, Idan Sharabi, Itzik Galili, Roy Assaf, Shannon Gillen, Margie Gillis (as a participant in the The Legacy Project/Le Projet Heritage), Austin McCormick, Harumi Terayama, Patricia Noworol, and Belinda McGuire; violinist - Liv Heym; theater company - Punchdrunk (in the role of Lady Macbeth in the immersive production of Sleep No More); and director - Peter Sellars (in the role of Mary Magdalene in The Gospel According to the Other Mary).  Her solo project, PRISM, incorporates solos given to her by Ms. Gillis, Mr. Galili, and Mr. Assaf with movement landscapes performed by dancers and non-dancers whom have taken her workshops. She teaches an improvisation class at Gina Gibney Dance and Peridance and has recently given workshops at Walnut Hill (Boston), Prometheus Dance (Boston), The Performing Arts Project (North Carolina), the Movement Invention Project (NYC), Peridance (NYC) Velocity Dance (Seattle), Breaking Ground (New Orleans), New Studio on Broadway (NYU), and The Playground NYC (Gibney Dance). Troy is one of the creative directors for The McKittrick Hotel’s (home of Sleep No More) SUPERCINEMA and McKittrick Masquerade parties.  Additionally, Troy is on the board of Springboard Danse Montreal as well as a Founding Collaborator & Associate Director of NYC’s Movement Invention Project.  She was one of Dance Magazine’s 2011 Top 25 to Watch and graduated with a B.F.A. from the Juilliard School in 2007.


Navarra Novy-Williams is a New York City based dance artist. She danced with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, 2006-2009; The Batsheva Ensemble in Tel Aviv, Israel, 2009-2010; Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in New York City, 2010-2015; and Ballet of
Difference in Munich, Germany 2017. With these companies she performed original works by choreographers Mauro Bigonzetti, Stijn Celis, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Alexander Eckman, Emanuel Gat, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Schecter, Richard Siegal, Jo Stromgren, and Shen Wei, et al. Navarra is currently performing Clear&Sweet with Zoe|Juniper, which premiered at the New Orleans Contemporary Art Center in 2016; and Orpheus Unsung by Mark DeChiazza and Steven Mackey which premiered at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN in 2016. She also dances with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and has worked recently with Manuel Vignoulle M|Motions, Sonya Tayeh, Gregory Dolbashian, Danaka Dance, Bryan Arias, MorDance and the Francesca Harper Project. A passionate dance educator, Navarra teaches Gaga, contemporary improvisation and ballet in New York City and leads movement workshops across the United States. She graduated from the Juilliard School with a BFA in Dance in 2006 and is currently pursuing a masters degree in Arts
Management and Entrepreneurship at the New School.